Detroit Defense Attorney Secures Not Guilty Verdict

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

Today, at the Wayne County Circuit Court, with a client facing a combination of weapons, assault, and domestic violence charges, Detroit defense attorney Chris Kessel was able to obtain a complete acquittal for his client.  The client, AM, was charged with Felonious Assault, Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Domestic Violence, and was looking at up to 7 years in prison if convicted.

The prosecutor's was based almost entirely on the testimony of the complaining witness, our client's former girlfriend, who claims that the client physically assaulted her, put a gun to her head, and threatened to kill her.  Through rigorous cross examination, Chris was able to show that the story she testified to at trial was substantially different to the story she testified to at a prior hearing.  Chris was also able to show that the original story that the complaining witness told the police was different from the version she told while under oath.

The prosecutor also called an officer from the Highland Park Police Department to the stand.  By establishing that the officer believed the complainant to be oddly calm and that the officer did not notice any injuries that would be consistent with the alleged assault, Chris was able to use the officer's testimony to his, and his client's, advantage.

After only moments of deliberation, a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges was handed down.  After the verdict, in a conversation with the judge, Chris remarked "Judge, I have her at 9 different lies."  To which the judge responded, "9?! I had her at 13!"  Both the client and his family were thrilled with the result, especially considering the client had been incarcerated at the Wayne County Jail while awaiting trial.

Knowing the right questions to ask when cross-examining a witness only comes when you know the law and have court room experience.  The experienced Michigan criminal defense attorneys at Nessel and Kessel Law have a full and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the law in Michigan.  You should expect nothing less from Detroit’s top defense attorneys.  When you want an attorney who isn't afraid of taking a your case to trial to protect your rights, you want attorneys at Nessel and Kessel Law.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Michigan, contact the Detroit defense attorneys  at Nessel and Kessel Law for a free consultation.