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Cases

Case 1: Client was charged with a felony for making a false bomb threat to blow up his school.

By closely examining the allegations and applying the facts to the law we were able to obtain a dismissal of all charges in front of one of the most conservative judges in Michigan. Dismissal of this case led to legislative action to change the law.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 2: Client was charged with Felonious Assault for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend during a heated argument.

Client was on probation for a road rage incident involving a weapon and faced certain prison time if convicted. This case proceeded to trial and the client was found Not Guilty. Using the 911 tapes, preliminary examination and police report to cross examine the accuser our criminal defense attorneys were able to demonstrate to the jury that the accuser’s story was inconsistent and therefore not believable beyond a reasonable doubt.
Case Result: NOT GUILTY


Case 3: Client was arrested for possession of Marijuana (Pine Knob)

Through thorough investigation it was learned that police procedures followed in making the arrest were shaky and it would be very difficult for the prosecutor to prove their case at trial. By forcing the issue the prosecutor dismissed the charge on the day of trial.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 4: Client had several prior tickets on their driving record and faced possible license suspension with a new conviction.

By evaluating the case carefully and devising a strategy to contest the ticket we were able to convince the prosecutor to offer a zero point ticket that was not abstracted to the Secretary of State.
Case Result: SUCCESSFULLY CONTESTED


Case 5: Client arrested for retail fraud.

Client was a very successful honor roll student in high school. She was arrested for retail fraud. By demonstrating to the juvenile prosecutor that the client was going through a hard time personally and was otherwise a successful student, we were able to negotiate a diversion of this charge that was ultimately dropped after the client stayed out of trouble for six months.
Case Result: CHARGES DROPPED


Case 6: Client was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The evidence was seized during a raid of her house. By pressing the evidence against her we were able to negotiate a reduction of the case from a serious felony to a one year misdemeanor of possession of marijuana with non reporting probation.
Case Result: CHARGES REDUCED


Case 7: Client was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

The prosecutor also believed they were drunk driving but could not prove it. By preparing the case for trial we were able to negotiate the charge to a traffic ticket that was two points and a $125 fine with no possibility of jail.
Case Result: SUCCESSFULLY CONTESTED


Case 8: Client was charged with OUIL.

By challenging the procedures of the Datamaster testing we were able to get the test results suppressed and the case was dismissed.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 9: Client was on probation for OUIL when she was arrested for possession of Cocaine.

At a violation of probation hearing we were able to avoid the recommended 60 day jail sentence by demonstrating to the judge that the client was engaged in serious rehabilitation efforts and had made meaningful change in all areas of her life. By demonstrating the same facts to the circuit court the client was able to receive a concurrent probationary sentence and avoid the recommended 6 months in jail. The results in this case were obtained because of thorough preparation and knowledge about the sentencing judges. Understanding what mattered to them and working with the client before going to court provided the client with credibility in front of the judge.
Case Result: SUCCESSFULLY CONTESTED


Case 10: Client charged with Possession of Vicodin without a prescription.

This felony carried a maximum sentence of 4 years in prison and an automatic suspension of driving privileges. Client had a serious back condition that he did not want his employer to know about so he purchased the Vicodin on the street instead of using his health insurance. By challenging all of the proofs while demonstrating clients overall good character we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the charges and the client kept a clean record and did not lose his driving privileges at all.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 11: Client charged with Domestic Violence by the mother of his son.

A custody battle over the child was also ongoing. This hotly contested case went to trial with numerous witnesses appearing on both sides. Through day long cross examination, we were able to demonstrate that some of what the accuser was saying was physically impossible, which created reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury, resulting in a finding of not guilty and discrediting the accuser in the custody battle. Thorough preparation and an understanding of these types of cases was key to this victory.
Case Result: NOT GUILTY


Case 12: Client Charged with OWI 2nd. Jury Trial.

Reliability of Datamaster challenged and client found Not Guilty.
Case Result: NOT GUILTY


Case 13: Client charged with Operating While Impaired by Drugs.

Case Dismissed by Prosecutor.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 14: Client charged with OWI First. Blew .08/.09.

Negotiated reduction to careless driving based upon evidentiary challenges.
Case Result: REDUCED


Case 15: Client charged with OWI. Evidence challenged.

Case dismissed following evidentiary hearing.
Case Result: DISMISSED


Case 16: Client charged with OWI 2nd.

Evidence challenged. Case reduced to careless driving prior to hearing.
Case Result: REDUCED


Case 17: Client charged with OWI.

Following plea to Impaired client sentenced to fines and costs. No probation.
Case Result: AVOIDED PROBATION


Case 18: Client charged with OWI 2nd.

Charged reduced to Careless driving following evidence challenge.
Case Result: REDUCED


Case 19: Client charged with Felony OWI.

Case reduced to misdemeanor.
Case Result: REDUCED

Client Reviews
★★★★★
My son was charged with two serious felonies for home invasion. Paul worked long and hard on the case and was able to negotiate a deal so that all of the charges were dismissed after my son completed probation. He is now in college without a criminal record. Mr. T.
★★★★★
I was arrested for drunk driving and possession of a controlled substance (Vicodin). Paul worked hard on the case and kept the felony off my record and got the drunk driving case reduced so that I kept my driver’s license and my job. He really cared about helping me. J.T.
★★★★★
When I recently had an issue at the airport, I decided to call Paul on the weekend. He called me back on a Sunday! He dealt with my issue without me having to fly back to Michigan and got it dismissed. Until you go through the court system especially for the first time, you don’t have a sense for how harrowing it can be. E.W.