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 …

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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

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

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

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

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 …

Murder Charges Dismissed

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

After facing murder charges stemming from an event that took place in 2015, our client almost fell over when a judge at the 36th district court ruled that the case would be dismissed for lack of evidence.  Michigan defense attorney Chris Kessel was thrilled with the result, as he walked out of the courtroom with his client’s family. The charges had …

Another Not Guilty Verdict

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

On Count 1, Home Invasion – First Degree, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. On Count 2, Felony Firearm, we the jury find the defendant not guilty.  On Count 3, Felonious Assault, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. These were the words read by the foreperson at Michigan defense attorney Chris Kessel’s trial.  Our client immediately burst …

Client Acquitted of Attempted Murder Charges

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

“Not guilty on Count 1, Assault with Intent to Murder.  Not guilty on Count 2, Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder.  Not guilty on Count 3, Felonious Assault.”  Those were the words uttered as the verdict was read in criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel’s most recent trial.  The trial was held in the Frank Murphy Hall …

Marijuana Charges Dismissed

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

This week in the district court for the City of Eastpointe, top Michigan defense attorney Chris Kessel convinced prosecutors to dismiss a marijuana charges against his client.  The client was traveling in Eastpointe when he was stopped for “speeding.”  When the officers approached the vehicle, they claimed that they smelled marijuana inside of the vehicle.  Using the pretext of the …

Successful Plea Reached

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

In some cases, a “win” is a not guilty verdict at the end of a hard fought trial.  In other cases, finding a way to avoid trial and still make your client happy is what’s best for all parties involved.  In a case this week, while there was no trial, there was definitely a win for our client.  Originally, our …

Armed Robbery Charges Dismissed in Detroit

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Multiple counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Felony Firearm were dismissed against M.D., a client of criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel.  It was alleged that our client, while armed with a pistol,  approached two men and demanded their money and their vehicle.  As the alleged robbery took place at night, the identification of the assailant would prove to be …