Criminal Case Results

2018
July

Client was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in an Oakland County district court.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the possession of marijuana charge being dismissed. Client plead guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Client was sentenced to probation.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended, 2nd offense, in a Wayne County district court.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the dismissal of the driving while license suspended - 2nd offense. Client plead guilty to possession of marijuana under a delayed sentence.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County district court.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the operating while intoxicated being dismissed. Client plead guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired and was placed on non-reporting probation.

Client was charged with indecent exposure in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The charge of indecent exposure was dismissed. Client plead to an added count of disorderly conduct and paid fines and cost and the case was closed.

Client was charged with driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, improper turn, impeding traffic, driving an unregistered vehicle, and improper plates in a Macomb County district court. The case was from 2015 because the Client failed to appear at court when originally charged.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the dismissal of driving while license suspended and the civil infractions. Client plead guilty to driving an unregistered vehicle and an added count of no operator’s license on person.

Client was charged with operating a vehicle in the presence of a controlled substance (a form of DUI) in a Macomb County district court.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the dismissal of the DUI charge. Client plead responsible to careless driving and guilty to an added charge of disorderly conduct.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – 3rd offense in Wayne County. Client was pulled over after making a right hand turn on red. He missed the posted sign prohibiting turning on red.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the dismissal of the felony DUI. Client plead guilty to operating while intoxicated – 2nd offense and an added charge of driving while license suspended. Client was transferred to a sobriety court program.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana and speeding (16-20 mph over) in a Wayne County district court.

Result: Successful plea negotiations resulted in the dismissal of the speeding ticket and the misdemeanor being taken under advisement. After successful completion of a 6 month probation the case will be dismissed.

June

Client was charged with driving while license suspended in a local Oakland County district court. Client took care of the tickets that caused his suspension and got his license reinstated. Client had a prior DWLS out of the same court (and same judge) and served jail time on the prior charge.

Result: Successful negotiation resulted in the original charged being dismissed. Client plead guilty to no operator’s license on person. He received a sentence of fines and costs, no probation and no jail.

Client was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia in a local Oakland County district court. Client’s BAC was .16

Result: Original charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Client plead guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired.

May

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in an Oakland County district court. Police were called to the house because another person was concerned that Client was going to drive. When police arrived Client was in her car. However, the car was still in the garage.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. Successful negotiations resulted in the charge being reduced to disorderly person and an added civil infraction of careless driving. The judge had revoked Client’s bond at one point due to positive alcohol tests and was unhappy that the DUI charge had been dropped, but she did accept the plea. The judge ordered Client to undergo a pre-sentence investigation and reinstated bond. While on bond Client had to get a SCRAM tether, a GPS tether, and an interlock device on her vehicle. At sentencing the judge dropped the tethers and the interlock device. Client was ordered to do random EtG testing during probation. The judge complimented Attorney Genevieve Taylor and stated that Client was extremely lucky to have such a talented and dedicated attorney.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident in a Macomb County district court. Police arrived at a single vehicle crash with no driver present. Police discovered the identity of the vehicle owner from the vehicle’s registration. Police proceeded towards Client’s home address and discovered him walking on the side of the road. Client admitted to losing control of the vehicle and to drinking.

Result: Both of the original charges were dismissed. Successful negations resulted in the charges being reduced to operating while visibly impaired and failure to report a property damage accident.

April

Client was charged with stalking in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The charge was dismissed.

Client was charged with possession of an analogue in a Wayne County district court.

Result: Client was sentenced under a deferral program so the charge will not be on his record. He was placed on probation.

Client was charged with driving while license revoked and disobeying a stop sign in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The charges of driving while license revoked and disobeying a stop sign were dismissed. Client plead to an added charge of allowing an unlicensed person to drive. This charge is not reported to the Secretary of State, so the plea will not cause his revocation to be extended. Client was placed on 6 months non-reporting probation. If he regains his license probation will be terminated.

Client was charged with retail fraud in a Wayne County district court. Client had immigration issues and a retail fraud conviction could negatively impact her immigration status.

Result: The charge was dismissed. Due to successful negotiation the charge was reduced to disorderly person and taken under advisement.

Another Client was also charged with retail fraud in a Wayne County district court. She also had immigration issues.

Result: The charge was dismissed. Due to successful negotiation the charge was reduced to disorderly person and taken under advisement.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC and failure to report an accident to fixtures in a Macomb County district court. Client was pulled over due to improper lane use. The police officer noticed damage to the vehicle and questioned him. Client admitted to drinking about six shots. His BAC was .26.

Result: The charges of operating while intoxicated with a high BAC and failure to report an accident to fixtures were dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

March

Client was charged with allowing a person under the influence of alcohol to drive in a Macomb County district court. The driver of the vehicle caused an accident.

Result: The charge was dismissed. The offense was successfully negotiated down to a civil infraction.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana in a Wayne County district court. Client was pulled over for speeding. The officer smelled marijuana and asked Client if he had marijuana in the car. Client admitted to having a joint on him.

Result: Client was sentenced under a deferral program and will have no convictions on his record.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC and failure to report an accident in a Macomb County district court. Client was pulled over because the police officer noticed that the vehicle had a blown tire and heavy front end damage. Client failed multiple field sobriety tests. Client admitted to drinking. Client blew a .26 and .27 at the station.

Result: Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. Client plead guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed and we were able to negotiate the charge down to operating while visibly impaired.

Client had a probation violation in an Oakland County district court. He was testing via Soberlink and had a positive test.

Result: The office provided proof that Client was using an oral numbing agent that contained alcohol and he was using it per his dentist's direction. Probation was continued with no additional requirements.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in an Oakland County district court. Client was approached by the police officer after he crashed into a tree. He admitted to drinking. His BAC was .23.

Result: Operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with violating a restricted license and operating while texting.

Result: Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. Client plead guilty to allowing an unlicensed person to drive and double parking.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County district court. The police saw Client hit the curb so hard that her bumper cracked. Client admitted to drinking. Client failed the field sobriety tests she was given. Her BAC was .11.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client plead guilty to an added charge of operating while visibly impaired.

February

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with high BAC in an Oakland County district court.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated with high BAC was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired (this is a two-step reduction. This took the highest 1st offense DUI and turned it into the lowest DUI offense).

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated and speeding in a Macomb County district court. Police officer smelled alcohol and Client admitted to having a couple of drinks.

Result: Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. Client plead guilty to driving while visibly impaired and impeding traffic.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC, improper lane use, and an expired plate. Police officer smelled alcohol on Client. Client failed 5 field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol level was .215.

Result: Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. We were able to negotiate the charges down to operating while visibly impaired and impeding traffic.

Client was charged with aggravated assault in a Macomb County district court.

Result: Jury trial was held. After the prosecutor presented his case, defense made a motion for a directed verdict. Motion for directed verdict granted and Client found not guilty.

Client was charged with domestic violence in a Macomb County district court. Client’s wife accused him of pushing her.

Result: Case was dismissed at bench trial.

Client was charged with embezzlement, more than $1000 but less than $20,000 in a local court. Client was interviewed by the police after being read his Miranda Rights. Client confessed that he took the money. Client provided a written statement admitting to the embezzlement.

Result: Count 1 of embezzlement, more than $1000 but less than $20,000 was dismissed. Client plead guilty to embezzlement, more than $200 but less than $1000. This reduced the charge from a 5 year felony to a one year misdemeanor.

January

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. Police arrived at an accident. Police office smelled the odor of intoxicants on Client. Client admitted to drinking. Client failed 4 field sobriety tests. His BAC was .130.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client plead guilty to an added charge of operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with aggravated indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person and disorderly conduct in a Macomb County court.

Result: Charges were dismissed at Preliminary Exam.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana in an Oakland County district court. A police officer approached Client during a concert and asked Client if he had any marijuana on him. Client admitted to having 5 joints on him and consented to a search of his car.

Result: Client plead guilty and was sentenced under HYTA. He will have no conviction on his record.

2017
December

Client was charged with embezzlement, $200 or more but less than $1000 in a Macomb County district court. When questioned by police he admitted to everything.

Result: Count 1 was dismissed. Client plead guilty to an added count of false pretense under $200.

November

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a St. Clair County district court. Client had a BAC of .10. Client admitted to drinking to the police officer.

Result: Charge 1 was dismissed. Client plead guilty driving while visibly impaired.

Client had 4 probation violations: 1) arrested on a new charge, 2) failure to provide proof of attending AA, 3) failure to report to probation, and 4) failure to pay oversight fees.

Result: Client plead guilty to the probation violations and probation was continued with no jail time nor an extension of the probationary term.

Client was charged with driving while license revoked in a Macomb County district court.

Result: Count 1 of driving while license revoked was dismissed. Client plead guilty to allowing an unlicensed person to drive, this conviction doesn’t abstract. This means that the Secretary of State does not find out about the charge and does not add additional time to Client’s revocation.

June

Client was on probation for a drinking and driving offense and had 2 probation violations. Client tested positive for alcohol and had a diluted test.

Result: Probation violation was dismissed after we submitted information that detailed Client’s exposure to ethanol alcohol in his work environment.

May

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. He had a BAC of .13.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Successfully negotiated the charge down to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in a Macomb County district court. He had a BAC of .20.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired (this is a two-step reduction. This took the highest 1st offense DUI and turned it into the lowest DUI offense).

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated and no proof of insurance in a St. Clair County district court. The Client was pulled over for swerving. Client admitted to drinking and failed multiple field sobriety tests. He had a BAC of .10.

Result: The charges of operating while intoxicated and no proof of insurance were both dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana and no proof of insurance in an Oakland County district court. Client was pulled over for running a red light. The officer smelled marijuana. Client admitted that he had marijuana in the trunk when questioned.

Result: Client plead guilty to possession of marijuana and was sentenced pursuant to HYTA. The no proof of insurance ticket was dismissed. He will have no criminal conviction on his record.

April

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated- 2nd offense and failure to stop after a property damage accident in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated – 2nd offense was dismissed. Client plead guilty to failure to stop after a property damage accident and an added charge of operating while visibly impaired – 2 nd offense. Unfortunately, she was charged with another DUI prior to being sentenced on this case. That makes sentencing more challenging. We still kept her out of jail.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. Client was pulled over after he made an improper turn. The officer asked Client if he had been drinking and he admitted that he had. Client’s BAC was .153.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with possession of marijuana in a local Macomb County district court. Client was pulled over for a brake light being out. Officer smelled the odor of marijuana and asked Client if he had any marijuana on him. Client admitted that he had marijuana.

Result: Client plead guilty pursuant to HYTA. He will have no criminal conviction on his record.

March

Client was charged with domestic violence in a Macomb County district court.

Result: The case was dismissed.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of paraphernalia in a Macomb County district court. Client was pulled over for speeding. When the police office asked if Client had any drugs in his possession Client admitted to having marijuana on him.

Result : Operating while intoxicated, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of paraphernalia were all dismissed. Client plead guilty to possession of marijuana and was sentenced pursuant to HYTA. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle in a Macomb County district court. Client was pulled over after the police officer noticed Client swerving. Client failed 3 field sobriety tests. The minor in the car told police that Client had been drinking. Client lives out of state.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 was dismissed. Client plead guilty to an added count of operating while intoxicated. He was able to enter his plea and be sentenced on the same day. He was sentenced to 1 year of non-reporting probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. Client slide off the road and got stuck in snow, when the police arrived Client was asked if he had been drinking. Client admitted to drinking. Client’s BAC was .14.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired.

February

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in an Oakland County district court. Client was in an accident while driving home from the bar. She pulled over and called the police. The police arrived and she admitted that she had been drinking. She blew a .25.

Result:The charge of operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. We successfully negotiated the charge down to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – 3rd offense.

Result: Operating while intoxicated – 3rd offense was dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while intoxicated and transferred to a Sobriety Court program.

January

Client was charged with assault and battery in a Macomb County district court. He admitted to shoving the complaining witness.

Result: The charge was dismissed. Client plead guilty to the charge of disorderly person.

Client was charged with failure to stop at the scene of a property damage accident in an Oakland County district court. He rear ended another vehicle and then fled the scene on foot. The police identified the owner of the vehicle by the license plate and identification left in the vehicle.

Result: The charge of failure to stop at the scene of a property damage accident was dismissed. Client plead guilty to failure to report an accident and plead responsible to careless driving. This saved him 3 points on his driving record and driver’s responsibility fees.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated-2nd offense in a Macomb County district court. He was initially pulled over for speeding. The officer smelled the odor of intoxicants. Client failed 4 field sobriety tests.

Result: Client plead guilty and was allowed to transfer to another court’s sobriety program.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC and driving without due care causing an accident in a Macomb County district court.

Result: Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. Successful negotiation got the charge reduced to operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged operating while intoxicated-2nd offense in a Macomb County district court. He was pulled over for swerving. Client admitted to having 3-4 drinks. He failed 3 field sobriety test.

Result: Client plead guilty and was granted a transfer to a different court’s sobriety program.

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