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2017 Criminal Case Results

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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