Criminal Case Results

2019
June

Client hired us for a probation violation in an Oakland County district court. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with Zero Tolerance Program on a 1st offense operating while intoxicated. His violation occurred after day 100. The maximum jail sentence for an OWI is 93 days.

Result: We filed a motion stating that the sentence was excessive and only valid to the extent of the legal sentence. Client’s probation was dismissed and his file was closed.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. Client was found asleep in the car which was parked in a parking spot of a local business. The officer made contact with Client in order to do a welfare check. Client admitted to driving the vehicle to the location after consuming alcohol. He was ultimately taken into custody after field sobriety tests. Client had returned the vehicle to a position of safety by parking the vehicle. The officer never observed him driving.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client pled guilty to reckless driving.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in an Oakland County district court. She blew a .21.

Result: Operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. She pled guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 12 months probation. The judge put on the record that if she is 100% compliant he would consider releasing her early.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. He blew a .11.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added charge of operating while visibily impaired. He was sentenced to 6 months of non-reporting probation.

Client was charged with driving while license revoked in an Oakland County district court. He had multiple convictions for driving while license revoked and 4 convictions for drinking and driving offenses.

Result: Client pled guilty to driving while license revoked and was sentenced to 14 WAMM days. He did not receive any probation, this was unusual, as the court he was in almost always requires probation on any and all misdemeanor charges.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in a Macomb County district court. She has no prior criminal convictions.

Result: Operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. She plead guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced 10 months on non-reporting probation and 20 hours of community service.

2019
April

Client was charged with carrying a gun while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County District Court.

Result: Both charges were dismissed. Client pled guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with a 2nd offense operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County District Court.

Result: Client plead guilty and was sentenced to 18 months of non-reporting probation and 90 days on a Soberlink device. He was not sentenced to any jail.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County District Court. Client blew a .09 and .10 at the police station. She has no prior criminal covictions.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed, client plead guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. She was in a court where a jail sentence was a possibility, even on a first offense. She was not sentenced to any jail and was given 12 months of reporting probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County District Court. He was found asleep in his car. The car was parked properly in a parking spot. The car was running because it was cold that evening and he needed the heat on.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client pled responsible to a civil infraction, careless driving.

Client was charged with retail fraud 2nd degree in a Macomb County District Court. She was on felony probation when charged. She has multiple prior retail frauds and drug convictions. She also had a probation violation to deal with because of this new charge.

Result: Client pled guilty as charged, because of her prior record the prosecutor was unwilling to reduce the charge. She was placed on 6 months non-reporting probation and ordered to comply with felony probation, no fines or costs were imposed. On the probation violation, her probation was extended 6 months but no additional sanctions were imposed.

March

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County District Court. He was found asleep in his car with the engine turned off. No one witnessed his driving. The police officer arrived because the store clerk called 911 to have someone come to check on the client.

Result: The OWI was dismissed. Client pled responsible to Careless Driving.

Client was charged child abuse in the 4th degree in a Macomb County District Court. Client admitted to hospital staff and to the police officer what happened. Client had no prior criminal record.

Result: No plea deal could be reached with the prosecuting attorney, therefore Client pled as charged. Client had successfully completed a parenting class as required by CPS which counted in her favor at sentencing. The judge sentenced her to 1 year of non-reporting probation, fines, and costs.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC and possession of analogues in an Oakland County District Court.

Result: The OWI - High BAC and possession of analogues were dismissed. Client plead guilty to operating while visibly impaired and attempted possession of analogues. The attempt was taken under a deferred sentence and will be dismissed upon successful completion of probation.

Client was charged with driving while license suspended in an Oakland County District Court. His license is revoked for drinking and driving offenses so he needs to appeal to the Secretary of State in order for his license to be reinstated. If he has a DWLS conviction he will face an additional mandatory revocation period.

Result: The DWLS was dismissed and client pled guilty to allowing an unlicensed driver to drive. This offense does not report to his driving record and will not trigger an additional mandatory revocation.

Client was charge in 2002 with driving while license suspended in an Oakland County District Court. She turned herself in on the bench warrant.

Result: The driving while license charged was dismissed. Client pled guilty to failure to display a valid license. Client was ordered to pay fines and cost.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated, improper lane use, and impeding traffic in an Oakland County District Court.

Result: All the original charges were dismissed. Client pled guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired.

Client was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report a property damage accident, and no proof on insurance in a Macomb County District Court.

Result: All the original charges were dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added count of failure to report an accident forthwith, which does not get reported to the Secretary of State.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in a Wayne County District Court. Her BAC was .29.

Result: The original charge of OWI – High BAC was dismissed. Client pled guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired and was sentenced to 6 months of reporting probation.

January

Client was charged with OWI – High BAC and a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance in an Oakland County District Court.

Result: Both of the original charges were dismissed. Client plead guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to 12 months of probation.

Client was charged with driving while license revoked in an Oakland County District Court. He was revoked for multiple DUI’s. He admitted that he had been drinking to the officer but blew below the legal limit and therefore was not charged with a drinking and driving offense.

Result: Client plead guilty to driving while license revoked and was sentenced to probation. While the charge was not reduced, this was still a successful result, since the judge he was in front of has a strong tendency to sentence individuals to jails with similar facts.

Client was pulled over and received a ticket for speeding 16-20 (4 point offense) over and no proof of insurance. Client was able to provide proof of insurance at the formal hearing.

Result: Both of the original civil infractions were dropped. Client pled responsible to double parking which is a 0 point civil infraction.

Client was charged with OWI - High BAC. His BAC was .30. As a condition of bond the client was ordered to test 3 times a day via Soberlink and not to drink at all. He tested positive for alcohol about a week before sentencing.

Result: The original charged was dismissed and the client plead to operating while visibly impaired. The Judge was very tempted to throw the client in jail at sentencing because of the bond violation, but because we had counseled him to start counseling and AA the judge gave him 12 months of probation.

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