Domestic Violence

NOT GUILTY on All Counts

Client accused of Aggravated Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence after being accused by well-known TV news reporter girlfriend of repeatedly slamming her head into the dashboard of a car and violently beating her after a heated argument while driving. Brian derailed the alleged victim's story by demonstrating not only that his client was innocent and her injuries came from a different source, but that alleged victim was actually the violent, obsessive one in the relationship. As a result of the Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges, companion charges in another country were also dismissed.

NOT GUILTY on All Charges

Client accused of Aggravated Domesitc Violence and Domestic Violence after beng accused by well-known TV news reporter girlfriend of repeatedly slamming her head into the dashboard of a car and violently beating her after a heated argument while driving. Brian derailed the alleged victiim's story by demonstrating not only that his client was innocennt and her injuires came from a different soucre, but that alleged victim was actually the violent, obsessive one in the relationship. As a result of the Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY on all cahrges, companion charges in another country were also dismissed.

Plea Deal

Took over case for another lawyer who was failing to achieve any result for client. Client charged with Domestic Violence, Third Offense Felony and facing up to 5 years in Prison with additional time due to Habitual Offender status. An extremely difficult case, the Prosecution had proposed to offer evidence of 4 prior alleged acts of Domestic Violence under MCL 768.27a, all of which had resulted in previous Domestic Violence convictions. Brian was able to get the specific plea deal that the Client wanted, which the Prosecution refused to offer, by aggressively pursuing a Jury Trial and being genuinely prepared to go to Trial, including meticulously preparing to cross-examine government witnesses and present defense witnesses. One week prior to Trial, the Prosecution relented and agreed to the plea deal that this particular Client needed. Another example of how a genuine willingness to go to Trial and a showing of massive effort made the Prosecution realize they faced a substantial chance of a NOT GUILTY verdict.

Charge Dismissed

Assault and Battery charge dismissed, Domestic Violence deferral with no criminal record, no Jail, and dismissal of the case after successful completion of a short probationary period. Client therefore has never been convicted of a crime, has no potential immigration consequences, and retains his full 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and carry concealed all firearms.

All Charges Dismissed

In a case where Client had a high-profile career, Brian interviewed all witnesses, including the Client's wife (his alleged victim), and successfully demonstrated to the Prosecution that Client's actions were the result of an adverse reaction to a prescription drug. After developing a solid rapport with the Prosecutor using the right amount of aggressiveness mixed with caution, the Prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges. This is different than a dismissal after pleading under the "Domestic Violence Deferral," which requires a plea and a sentence. In this case, there was no plea, no sentence, and not a single day of Jail or probation (as well as no costs or fines).

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