Our client was charged with multiple assault charges at the 48th District Court in West Bloomfield and facing serious jail time with Judge Small. Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria negotiated a simple attempted Disturbing the Peace charge and our client was given a mere two months reporting probation.
Charged with a crime in the 48th District Court or anywhere else in Michigan? Call Michigan criminal lawyer Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.
48th District Court Assault Charge
Our client was charged with two misdemeanor counts, one for assault and battery, and was facing some serious jail time with the notorious Judge Small at the 48 District Court in Bloomfield Hills.
The result – both charges dismissed for a plea to a minor attempted misdemeanor and only 2 months of reporting probation.
Our client was out with some friends having a great time at the Library Pub in West Bloomfield. The group of friends was out celebrating; one of the friends bought his first home.
Our client, who was planning on drinking alcohol, was being responsible and made sure that he had a ride.
Toward the end of the night the group started doing shots of liquor. Our client ended up having a few to many. Around 2 AM our client went out to the parking lot to find his ride, but due to some miscommunication both rides left thinking the other had driven him home.
Our client began to walk around the parking lot looking for his ride. While having a blast at the Pub, our client drank too much. He doesn’t normally drink liquor and in this case he had really overdone it. His blood alcohol was more than three times the legal limit.
While drunk in the parking lot he began talking to patrons and due to his level of intoxication he come across as disruptive.
We were able to obtain a video from the pub. It was hard to tell on the video but our client may have hit someone. Moments later another patron hit him in the head with an ice scraper. A bouncer from the Library Pub held our client until the police arrived. Our client was arrested and taken in by West Bloomfield Police.
Assault and Battery West Bloomfield
The primary offense was assault and battery, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine plus cost. 2 years of probation and hours of community service is also a possibility.
Disorderly Conduct West Bloomfield
The second offense was disorderly conduct, also a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine plus cost. 2 years of probation and hours of community service is also a possibility.
Bloomfield Hills Criminal Lawyer
It is important to get the evidence in every case. If we had not obtained the video we would not have been able to prove that our client was just as much a victim. After we were able to obtain the vehicle we were able to show that the prosecutor had a weak assault case. Further we were able to show that the other patron should have been charged with a crime but wasn’t. As a result we were able to negotiate a very lenient offense for our client – attempted disturbing the peace, there cannot be much more lenient offenses than this one.
To take it a step further, Judge Small at the 48District Court, whom is known for giving jail time for drinking related offense, was willing to look at the facts of the case and tailor a sentence that fit the crime. Even with a blood alcohol more than three times the limit Judge Small was willing to listen to our sentencing argument and give an appropriate sentence – for that we are really impressed with her.
The sentence in this case was 4 months of probation with only 2 of the months being reporting probation. Our client wasn’t sentenced to a single day in jail.
If you have been charged with a crime contact criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.