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.
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!
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!
Ewing Law Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, Home Invasion, and Felony Firearms. If convicted as charged, he faced life in prison. Attorney Ewing tried the case before a jury who found him not guilty of CSC 1st Degree, not guilty of Home Invasion, and not guilty of Felony Firearms. He was found guilty only of a lesser charge of CSC 3rd Degree. 17-41980 FC.
Ewing Law Client was charged with armed robbery, home invasion, assault with intent to murder, and various gun charges arising from an incident in the City of Flint. It was alleged that our client had forced his way into the house of a local drug dealer in order to rob him. Attorney Ewing tried the case before a jury who returned a not guilty verdict on all charges! 17-041563 FC.