Armed Robbery Charges Dismissed in Detroit

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

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 …

Violent Animal Charges Dismissed After Motion Hearing

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

In the 36th District Court, criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel won a significant legal victory for his client, resulting in multiple charges, some of which required mandatory jail time, being dismissed.  Our client was charged with possessing a vicious animal, owning an unlicensed animal, and allowing a dog to walk without a leash.  The possessing a vicious animal charge required a mandatory jail …

Client found not guilty of all charges in Michigan

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

Yesterday, at the Third Circuit court in Detroit, our client let out a sigh of relief as the jury foreperson read the verdict.  Our client was found not guilty of felony assault, a 4 year felony, and malicious destruction of property, a misdemeanor.  The complaining witness was actually the uncle of our client, with whom the entire family has been …

Marijuana Suppressed – Case Dismissed

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

At a hearing in the Third Circuit Court, after argument by defense attorney Chris Kessel, Judge Bruce Morrow declared that the actions of the Taylor Police Department violated Mr. Kessel’s client’s constitutional rights and then suppressed evidence recovered by the officers.  The end result of the ruling was that the charges against Mr. Kessel’s client were dismissed. Attorney Chris Kessel …

Client Found Not Guilty Of All Charges

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

Criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel patted his client on the back as she in tears while the jury foreperson read the verdict.  After what must have seemed like an eternity (approximately 4 months), the nightmare was finally over.  Our client had been found not guilty on charges of Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence, and two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property.  It …

Defense Attorney Chris Kessel Files Motion and Gets Case Dismissed

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

A Third Circuit Court judge agreed with criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel that a Highland Park police officer violated his client’s 4th Amendment rights, thereby causing the case t be dismissed.  The client was thrilled when she realized that the charged against her were to be dropped because the prosecutor no longer had any evidence to support the charges.  The …

Drivers License Restored

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

Last week, after a hearing before an officer of the Secretary of State’s, Chris Kessel helped to secure the restoration of full driving privileges for a client.  What made this result particularly pleasing was that the hearing officer, instead of sending her ruling out via US mail, granted full driving privileges on the spot! The client had three drunk driving (OUI) offenses …

The Right to Same-Sex Marriage… And Divorce

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

Even as I sit down at my keyboard today, writing this seems counterintuitive to that which the attorneys of Michigan’s Nessel & Kessel Law, and their clients are traveling to the nation’s capital next week to argue, but the more I think, and the more I type, the more I realize the issues are one, and the same. For years …

Detroit Attorney Convinces Judge to Terminate PPO

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

In a hearing at Third Circuit Court in the City of Detroit, attorney Chris Kessel was able to convince a judge to terminate a PPO in place against his client.  The PPO (Personal Protection Order) was ordered ex parte, meaning at the time the PPO was ordered the client had no chance to contest the allegations.  The Petitioner claimed that the  PPO was necessary …

Local College Student’s Nightmare Ends

In Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

In November of 2014, Nessel and Kessel Law began our representation of a local college student who felt he was being targeted because of his homosexuality.  Briefly, the facts of the case are as follows; the week before the incident in question Mr. McMurray had been assaulted by a number of other students.  After the assault, Mr. McMurray called the police …