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!
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.
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.