Theft and Property Charges Dismissed

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Believe it or not, there are still prosecutors out there who can be convinced that even though a person makes a few bad choices, they should not be stuck with multiple convictions that will ruin their future. Luckily for my client, I happen to know one of these prosecutors and was able to convince him to allow for the dismissal …

PPO Stands, Thanks to Last Minute Evidence

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There are some hearings where, no matter how much you are prepared, things just don’t go your way. Maybe it’s that your client has forgotten all of the preparation that was discussed before the hearing. Maybe it’s that the opposing party seems to have an answer for everything. Maybe the opposing party drops evidence on you at the last minute. …

Another PPO Terminated

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After a hearing at the Wayne Court Circuit Court, a judge dismissed what can only be described as yet another bogus PPO. My client and the petitioner had previously been in a relationship (stop my if you’ve heard this before…). The relationship did not end particularly well, with hard feelings on both sides. To make matters more difficult, both parties …

Driving Privileges Restored

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It was a long time coming…and I mean a looooooong time coming. But Chris Kessel Law was finally able to help restore driving privileges to one of its clients. In this particular case my client made some poor choices as a younger man which resulted in his loss of droving privileges. However, as Rocky Balboa will tell you, it’s not …

Not Guilty of Aggravated Stalking

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That was the verdict in a recent trial at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. This was a particularly satisfying win for Chris Kessel Law. Don’t get me wrong, all wins are satisfying…but this one was extra special. My client had been accused, by her ex-husband, of repeatedly violating a PPO (personal protection order) that he put in place against …

Charges to be Dismissed

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Whether a case is “big” or “small”, it is always scary to be charged with a crime. This is especially true when the person being charged has never been in any kind of trouble. Thankfully, a recent client of mine who found himself charged with his first criminal offense will have his case dismissed after a 90 day period. My …

Gun Charges Dismissed

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My client was facing such a charge, a second offense felony firearm, along with accompanying charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and a several others… Gun charges are some of the most serious in the State of Michigan. In fact, the more convictions one has on their record, the more serious the punishment. For …

Not Guilty on Weapons and Assault Charges

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Usually the number of charges at the beginning of a trial is the same number of charges at the end of a trial…not this time. There is a rarely used court rule that allows a prosecutor to add charges in the middle of a trial. In fact, in my 10+ years as a trial attorney I’ve never seen it used. …

PPO filed against neighbor terminated.

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“Sir, PPO’s are not put in place because someone is rude to you.”  These were the words spoken by a Wayne County judge last week at the conclusion of a PPO termination hearing.  It was just another example of using precise cross-examination to show the judge that this PPO was bogus. My clients were neighbors of the person who filed …

Felony Weapons Charges Dismissed

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The best advice I can ever give anyone contemplating purchasing a firearm is to make sure you know the laws regarding that firearm BEFORE you purchase it. I say this in light of my most recent case, where my client legally purchased a firearm but was not aware of the laws regarding transporting that firearm. My client was driving in …