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 …

Multiple Misdemeanors Dismissed.

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My young client’s future is still bright thanks to some fast negotiating on the part of his attorney. He was originally charged with possession of marijuana and given a ticket for not having proof of insurance. He was issued the marijuana ticket after the legislation legalizing marijuana had passed but before it had gone into effect. While many jurisdictions have …

When a dismissal isn’t enough.

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Recently a client contacted me about an old case of his.  He was originally charged with solicitation (aka propositioning a woman for sex) and his attorney at the time secured a resolution where the prosecutor agreed that the charges would be dismissed after a period of probation.  Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  The problem for the client is that when a …

Firearm Charge Dismissed

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Chris Kessel was able to convince and judge and a prosecutor that all charges against his client should be dismissed.  Yes, you read that correctly…I convinced the Macomb County Prosecutor to dismiss charges against my client.   My client was charged with Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property – Firearm, which is a 10 year felony.  To sustain this charge the prosecutor must …

Bogus PPO terminated.

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The purpose of a PPO is to protect someone from being stalked, harassed, threatened, etc. The purpose of a PPO is not to get back at a former lover who you feel has wronged you. That was the lesson taught in the Macomb County Circuit Court last week. In October my client was served a PPO from his ex-girlfriend, claiming …

Client avoids one year license suspension.

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Being charged with Operating While Intoxicated carries its own set of complications. One major possible complication comes when you refuse to take a Datamaster at the police station. This refusal can result in your license being suspended for an entire year. This is a situation that people find themselves in all too often, and, it was the situation my client …

Client Acquitted of Assault by Strangulation

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It’s amazing how quickly an altercation that would normally be classified as a misdemeanor can turn into a altercation that results in felony charges, especially when there is no physical evidence to back up the escalated charges. That was the case for one of my recent clients. He was involved in what amounts to a wrestling match with a man …

One Client, Three PPO Dismissals

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I recently had the distinct pleasure to represent a client who had actually been the subject of a conspiracy against her by a number of other people. My client was served with PPO’s by her ex-husband’s new wife, her ex-husband’s ex-girlfriend, and her son. I know what you’re thinking…sure the other women may have it out for my client, but …

Assault and Battery reduced to Loitering

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There are lots of cases that, as criminal defense attorneys, we wish would go to trial.  However, as I (Chris Kessel) tell all my clients, this is not, “let’s do a trial because Chris Kessel likes to do trials” time.  Representing clients charged with criminal offenses is about the client and what they believe is best for their life…even if you know you have a …

Expungement Granted

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We all did things when we were younger that we regret as adults.  It’s just a fact of life.  Thankfully, not every poor choice we make as children and teenagers results in a permanent stain upon our adulthood.  Such was the case in the 25th district court in Allen Park this past week, where Michigan expungement attorney Chris Kessel was …