Felony resisting arrest dismissed!
A great result was achieved today in the Michigan, Oakland County Circuit Courthouse in Judge Leo Bowman’s Courtroom. Our client was charged with Felony Resisting Arrest. The result – felony charge dismissed. Our client walked out with a misdemeanor and she could not have been happier.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest in Michigan call Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.
Resisting Arrest Punishment
If found guilty of MCL 750.479, assaulting, battering, wounding, resisting, obstructing, opposing, or endangering a police officer who is performing his or her duties, our client would have a felony forever on her record and would have faced a penalty of up to 2 years imprisonment and a fine up to $2,000.00.
A conviction for resisting arrest could also result in years of probation, the loss of her ability to ever have a firearm and more.
Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyer
We were able to get the felony charge of Resisting Arrest dismissed in the midst of trial. Like the scene from a Civil Action with John Travolta, the prosecutor caved to our offer during the jury selection process.
The incident occurred back in May. The Madison Heights Police Department was called out to a home for a “domestic complaint.” When police arrived neighbors were arguing with each other as well as our client.
Another man was there causing trouble, yelling obscenities, and being belligerent. At one point the man directed his obscenities toward the police. At some point the police decided to arrest this man. A struggle ensued and the man ended up with a broken wrist and the officer hurt his back after they fell through a railing off of a porch. The man was ultimately arrested.
The police then directed their attention to our client. Our client was arrested and ordered out of her home, the police claim she refused. We disagreed, and so we went to trial.
Unfortunately, our client had little money and was unable to post bond. The judge denied all bond reduction arguments. On the day of trial, Oakland County Deputies claimed they could not find our clients clothes or any substitutes, and brought our client to the courtroom wearing a jail jumpsuit. As you can imagine that would be highly prejudicial to a jury. The next available court date was March, an outrageous time to wait in jail while claiming innocence.
Attorney Aaron J. Boria was able to convince the judge to allow him to have thirty minutes to acquire clothing for the client so the trial could go on. Attorney Boria went to a near by store and bought clothes for his client out of his own pocket.
Once the trial began, the prosecuting attorney, not wanting to try this case caved to our pressure and agreed to dismiss the felony charge of Resisting Arrest. This was a result our client was perfectly happy with.
If you have been charged with resisting arrest or some other crime contact criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation. (734) 453-7806
When you hire Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, you can be sure that we will go the extra mile for you as we did in this case. Don’t hire any lawyer; hire one that treats you as a person and not just another number.