Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer: Monroe County

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Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both
Court: Monroe County Circuit Court; District Court Proceedings
Disposition: Plea bargain, dismissal of Felony charge and plea of no contest to Disturbing the Peace, a Misdemeanor, no jail, no probation, $150 in fines and costs.
Note: A plea of “no contest” is treated as a guilty plea except that it is not an admission of guilt.

Unarmed Robbery: Southfield

July 2007
Charge: Unarmed Robbery
Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 15 years
Court: Oakland County Circuit Court
Disposition: Deferment under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (“HYTA”), such that upon the expiration of one year with compliance with court ordered terms and conditions, the charges against the defendant will be DISMISSED and the record of the proceedings sealed.
Note: HYTA is a special status for youthful offenders ages 17 to 20 years old. HYTA allows a criminal offense to be resolved without entering judgment of conviction and with dismissal upon compliance with terms and conditions as stated by the court. MCL 762.11

Unarmed Robbery, Carjacking, Fleeing & Eluding: Detroit

Unarmed Robbery Lawyer - MichiganCharge (Count 1): Unarmed Robbery
Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 15 years
Charge (Count 2): Carjacking
Felony: Imprisonment for LIFE or for any term of years
Charge (Count 3): Fleeing and Eluding
Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both
Court: Wayne County Circuit Court
Disposition: Plea bargain, guilty to Count 1 and Count 3 with dismissal of Count 2 Carjacking, sentencing agreement to 36 months prison.

Case Dismissed – Arson (Personal Property) $1,000 – $20,000: Detroit

Arson Lawyer - MichiganCharge: Arson (Personal Property) $1,000 – $20,000
Felony: 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the value
of the personal property burned, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine
Court: Wayne County Circuit Court, District Court Proceedings
Preliminary Examination Held; Motion to Dismiss: GRANTED
Disposition: DISMISSED based on failure to establish probable cause to believe that the defendant committed the offense.

Delivery/Manufacture Cocaine 50 to 449 Grams: Detroit

Delivery/Manufacture Cocaine - Michigan Charge: Delivery/Manufacture Cocaine 50 to 449 Grams
Felony: 20 Years or $250,000.00, or both
Court: Wayne County Circuit Court
Preliminary Examination Held; Motion to Dismiss: DENIED
Motion to Quash and Dismiss: DENIED after Evidentiary Hearing
TRIAL: Two day Jury Trial, three days of deliberation
Disposition: HUNG JURY, 11 – 1 in favor of acquittal, mistrial declared.

Malicious Destruction of Property $1,000 – $20,000: Rochester

Malicious Destruction of Property - Michigan

Charge: Malicious Destruction of Property $1,000 – $20,000
Felony: 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the amount
of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine
Court: Oakland County Circuit Court
Motion to Quash: DENIED
Disposition: Plea bargain to Malicious Destruction of Property $200 – $1,000, a Misdemeanor. Probation, no jail.

Failure to Notify of Change of Address Pursuant to Sex Offender Registration Act: White Lake Township

Failure to Notify Sex Offender Registration - MichiganCharge: Failure to Notify of Change of Address Pursuant to Sex Offender Registration Act
Felony: 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both
Court: Oakland County Circuit Court
Preliminary Examination Held; Motion to Dismiss: DENIED
Motion to Quash: DENIED
Motion to Dismiss Based on Entrapment: DENIED
Petition to Discontinue Sex Offender Registration: GRANTED
Petitioned the Wayne County Juvenile Court to remove defendant from Sex Offender Registry (change in law made it possible to remove certain non-sexual predators from list; very rare)
Disposition: Plea bargain to Disorderly Conduct, a Misdemeanor, no jail, no probation.

Possession of Cocaine Less Than 25 Grams/Larceny From a Building: Madison Heights

Possession Cocaine - MichiganCharge (Count 1): Possession of Controlled Substances, Cocaine Less Than 25 Grams
Felony: 20 years or a fine of not more than $25,000.00, or both
Charge (Count 2): Larceny From a Building
Felony: 10 years or a fine of not more than $15,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property stolen, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine
Charge (Count 3)
: Habitual Offender
Court
: Oakland County Circuit Court
Disposition
: Guilty as charged with minimal jail (60 days), probation and substance abuse treatment.

Case Dismissed – Delivery/Manufacture Cocaine 50 to 449 Grams: Detroit

Delivery Cocaine - Michigan Charge (Count 1): Delivery/Manufacture Cocaine 50 to 449 Grams
Felony: 20 Years or $250,000.00, or both
Charge (Count 2): Felony Firearm
Felony: 2 Years consecutively and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction
Court: Wayne County Circuit Court
Writ of Habeas Corpus: Arranged release of defendant from police custody on a Sunday afternoon with a $2,500.00 ten percent bond
Preliminary Examination Held; Motion to Dismiss: DENIED
Motion to Quash: GRANTED
Disposition: DISMISSED based on failure to establish a sufficient nexus between the defendant and contraband.