We’re sorry that we don’t keep up the website posts as frequently as we would like, but that doesn’t mean that good things aren’t happening. This week, a EwingLaw client charged with multiple counts of Home Invasion 1st Degree (Habitual Offender 4th) who was facing a maximum penalty of life in prison was given another chance.
With a lot of work, we were able to convince the court that our client needed mental health treatment instead of prison. Sometimes, maybe often, mental health treatment is the source of criminal behavior.
A Ewing Law Client was charged with Open Murder, Felony Firearms, Assault with Intent to Murder, Felony Firearms, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Our client was only 15 years old at the time of the incident–but faced life without parole before the adult court.
We were able to use the evidence to show that the facts and circumstances were not as clear cut as the police believed. As a result, the charges were dismissed, and the client was allowed to have his case handled in the juvenile court–which will monitor his progress in high school and rehabilitative programs so that he can move into his adulthood free from incarceration with his entire life ahead of him.
In this case, a Ewing Law Client was charged with Home Invasion 1st Degree which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years prison, Malicious Destruction or Property ($200-$1000) a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of 1 year in jail, and misdemeanor Domestic Violence with a maximum penalty of 93 days jail.
The felony Home Invasion 1st Degree (20 year prison max) was reduced to Illegal Entry (a misdemeanor), count two (MDOP) was dismissed, and he plead to count three (Domestic Violence).
The plea agreement also stated that the pleas to the two misdemeanors would be made pursuant to MCL 771.1 and 769.4a–meaning they are non-public records so they are sealed so that our client’s employer can not find the records. The agreement also stated that upon successful completion of an anger management program and a short probation–that the two misdemeanor charges would also be dismissed. Leaving our client WITH ALL CHARGES ULTIMATELY DISMISSED!
A Ewing Law Client was charged with a felony for causing an individual to falsely believe they had been exposed to a harmful biological substance (COVID-19) as well as malicious destruction of property (MDOP). The penalty for the felony is a maximum of 5 years prison. By presenting mitigating facts we were able to get the felony dismissed and our client plead to the misdemeanor (MDOP)–he was given credit for time served (93 days) and released!
A client of ours was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon–a felony that carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. We immediately went to work. After negotiation and consultation with the complaining witness–the charge was dismissed! Client was also on felony probation and was charged with a probation violation–that too was dismissed.
One of our clients was wrongly accused of Domestic Assault by his former girlfriend. Flint Police arrested and charged him. The first thing we did was get him out of jail. After that, we fought the charge which resulted in a complete dismissal!
After lengthy testimony all charges against our client have been dismissed! 1) Delivery of Cocaine, 2&3) Felon in Poss Firearm, 3&4) Felon Poss Ammunition, 5) Delivery of Heroin, 6&7) Felony Firearm. Judge agreed that the government did not meet their burden of proof.
In January of 2020, a Ewing Law client who was charged with Open Murder received a term of probation. The original murder charge was amended to manslaughter and there was an agreement that he would be placed on probation after receiving enough jail credit for his felony firearm conviction. 18-042947 FC.
Another Ewing Law client was found not guilty of First Degree Murder. This case took place in the City of Flint, and involved a fight inside a house with a local drug dealer. Our client maintained that he was acting in self defense–which was presented to a jury by Attorney Ewing. The jury deliberated and returned a verdict of not guilty!