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Criminal Case Results

2020
March

Client was facing a probation violation from 2017. While on probation to Macomb County Circuit Court he was arrested from operating while intoxicated. He was violated on the felony probation for the new criminal charge. He never appeared at court, so he had an additional violation of absconding. He did successfully complete the probation on the OWI offense and had no new criminal charges.

Result: We turned the client in on the bench warrant and pled guilty to the probation violation. Client was able to pay his past due fines and costs. The judge closed the case and kept the client’s HYTA status.

Client was charged with careless driving (which is a civil infraction) in a Wayne County district court. His had a less than perfect driving record, but the prior tickets where all over two years old. The officer pulled him over for weaving in and out of traffic on I-75.

Result: The careless driving was dismissed, and he pled responsible to impeding traffic which is a zero-point offense.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. The client was pulled over for failing to come to a full and complete stop. He blew a .13.

Result: The operating while intoxicated was dismissed and he pled guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to 6 months of probation.

Client was charged with aggravated indecent exposure in Wayne County circuit court. Client has no prior criminal convictions.

Result: The aggravated indecent exposure was dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added county of indecent exposure and was sentenced to 2 years of probation.

Client was charged with driving while his license was revoked in an Oakland County district court. He was pulled over for speeding. His license is revoked for multiple drinking and driving convictions. He has been sober for over 10 years and his last driving while license suspended was over 7 years ago.

Result: The driving while license revoked, and speeding were dismissed. Client plead guilty to 2 counts of allowing an unlicensed driver to drive and pled responsible to one count of impeding. This will allow him to go forward with the Secretary of State appeal process. He was sentencing to fines and cost and non-reporting probation.

February

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) in a Wayne County district court. His BAC was .15. He was initially pulled over for expired tabs, but the officer soon noticed that he had slurred speech, watery eyes, and smelled like alcohol. The officer had him do field sobriety tests, which he did not do well on. He has prior convictions for possession of marijuana and minor in possession.

Result: The original charge of OWI was dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to 12 months of probation and community service.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – high BAC in a Macomb County district court. He blew a .28. He was pulled over because he was driving with his brights on. When the officer approached him the officer immediately detected the odor of intoxicants. The client admitted to drinking and performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.

Result: The original charge of OWI – high BAC was dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added county of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to non-reporting probation, counseling, and community service.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – high BAC in a Macomb County district court. Her BAC was .22. She has two prior drinking and driving convictions from the early 2000’s.

Result: Client pled as charged. She had two bond violations during the case. The judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail, which would be suspended when she is placed at an in-patient facility. She was also sentenced to two years of probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – high BAC causing an accident in an Oakland County district court. His BAC was .38. He had a prior conviction from 2007. During bond he was placed on a soberlink device and required to test two times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. He had one alcohol reading and 3 late tests during the bond period.

Result: The original charge was dismissed, client pled guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to 93 days in jail, though 60 days will be suspended if he gets into inpatient treatment. The jail sentence is largely based on the fact that he violated his bond conditions.

January

Client hired the office for a probation violation in an Oakland County district court. He tested positive for cocaine. This was his third probation violation. He did not hire the office for his prior violations. He got into an intensive outpatient program.

Result: Client was sentenced to 5 days in jail and his probation was extended. This was a huge break because after multiple probation violations there is always a much bigger risk that there will be substantial jail time handed out.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Washtenaw County district court. The actual offense occurred in 2018, he never appeared at court, therefore, he had a bench warrant out for his arrest.

Result: The OWI was dismissed. Clint pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to a 9-month probation term. He was ordered to serve 4 days in jail, with credit for 1 day served.

Client had been on probation to a Wayne County district court, but he absconded in 2017.

Result: Client was sentenced to 5 days of work detail. The Judge allowed him to keep HYTA and the case was closed.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a High BAC. He blew a .21. There was no accident.

Result: The OWI with high BAC was dismissed. Client pled guilty to operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to probation and community service.

2019
December

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

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed and the client pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in a Macomb County district court. She was involved in a single-car accident and suffered serious injuries.

Result: Operating while intoxicated with a high BAC was dismissed. She pled guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. Client blew a .14. He has prior DUI convictions in Canada and does not live in Michigan.

Result: Client pled guilty to OWI, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation. If he has no problems over the next 6 months he will be switched to a write-in probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with accident in an Oakland County district court. He caused a 3 car accident. His BAC was .14.

Result: The OWI was dismissed. Client pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired causing accident. He was sentenced to probation and community service.

Client was facing a probation violation in an Oakland County district court. The client was on probation for operating while intoxicated and was prohibited from consuming alcohol. She tested positive for alcohol.

Result: Client pled guilty to the probation violation, she was ordered to complete an impact weekend and had her probation extended.

October

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County district court. She blew over a .20 and was in an accident.

Result: Operating while intoxicated was dismissed and client pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired and was sentenced to 10 months non-reporting probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a very hard Oakland County district court.

Result: The operating while intoxicated was dismissed and client pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to 12 months of probation and no jail time. This was unusual because she was in a court that normally sentences individuals to 18 months of probation on a first offense.

Client was charged with violating her restricted license (which she was just granted a few months ago) and speeding 20 mph over in a construction zone in an Oakland County district court.

Result: The driving in violation of her restricted license was dismissed and she pled to an added county of allowing an unlicensed driver to drive. The speeding ticket was reduced to 10 mph over.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. He blew a .13. He has no prior criminal convictions.

Result: The original charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. He pled to an added county of operating while visibly impaired and was sentenced to 9 months of non-reporting probation, random testing, MADD Victim Impact Panel, and 5 days of community service.

Client was charged with driving while license suspended and expired plates in a Wayne County district court.

Result: The driving while license suspended was dismissed and he pled to an added count of no operator’s license on person. He also pled responsible to the civil infraction of expired plates.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. He hit a fire hydrant and a fence post. He blew a .20.

Result: The original charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. He pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired and was sentenced to 12 months of probation. 5 days in jail was held in abeyance, this means that if he messes up on probation he is guaranteed to go to jail for at least 5 days.

September

Client had a probation violation for having alcohol readings on her ignition interlock device (she is on probation for operating while intoxicated with a high BAC) in an Oakland County district court. She has been on probation for almost a full year with no prior issues. Client had proof that the device was defective and had a PBT and EtG done as additional proof of her abstinence from alcohol.

Result: The probation violation was dismissed.

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

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

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – 3rd offense in Macomb County. This was actually his 4th drinking and driving offense.

Result: The client plead guilty to the charge, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, served on the weekends. He also was sentenced to 2 years of probation with a review after 12 months.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. She blew a .17/.16.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client pled guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to 12 months reporting probation, 3 WAM days, and continue with her counselor.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. He crashed his vehicle into a fence and fire hydrant. He blew a .2/.19.

Result: The charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Client pled guilty to a reduced charge of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to 12 months reporting probation, with random testing.

August

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated – 2nd offense in a Wayne County district court. Client blew a .28.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and client pled guilty to operating while visibly impaired (this almost never happens on a 2nd offense). Client was sentenced to sobriety court, so he will be allowed a restricted license with an ignition interlock device.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. She was originally pulled over for a defective plate light. Once the officer made contact with her the officer noticed signs of intoxication. She blew a .13.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and she pled guilty to operating while visibly impaired. She was sentenced to 18 months of probation, community service, MADD Victim Impact Panel, and abstain from alcohol and controlled substances. She is allowed to use medical marijuana, she just has to document her use of it. A review date was set for 12 months.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in an Oakland County district court. He blew a .14.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and he pled to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. A review date was set for 12 months.

Client was charged with driving while license revoked in a Macomb County district court. She was in the middle of a driver’s license restoration case at the time of the new charge.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and client pled guilty to an added count of allowing an unlicensed person to drive. This keeps the charge from appearing on her driver’s record and allows her to proceed with her driver’s license restoration.

Client was charged with assault and battery in an Oakland County district court. He has a two prior convictions for misdemeanor assaultive crimes.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and he pled guilty to an added count of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation and an anger management course.

July

Client was being walked in on a probation violation. He had absconded from probation for 3 years. Probation was requesting a revocation of HYTA and 17 days in jail.

Result: Client was sentenced to 5 days of work program and 6 months of additional probation with testing once a week. The judge stated that he would decide if he was revoking HYTA or not at the end of 6 months.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Wayne County district court. She had a prior drinking and driving offense over 8 years ago.

Result: Original charge was dismissed and Client plead guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. Client was sentenced to 12 months reporting probation.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC in an Oakland County district court. Client blew a .25.

Result: The original charge was dismissed. Client pled guilty to an added county of operating while visibly impaired. Client was sentenced to 18 months of probation, the judge did tell him that if he has no issues on probation he could motion of the court to be released at 12 months.

Client was charged with operating while intoxicated in a Macomb County district court. He had a prior DUI over 7 years ago, so he could not be charged as a second.

Result: The original charge was dismissed and he plead guilty to an added count of operating while visibly impaired. Client was sentenced to 1 year of reporting probation. He is required to attend a MADD victim impact panel and an alcohol education weekend. He has random PBT testing 6-10 times a month. The judge stated that testing would be reviewed after 4 months.

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.

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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