Case Results
Attorney was able to secure a plea offer for a client who was facing a year license suspension that allowed him to keep his driving privileges. The client was a driver for a local retailer and faced losing his job if he had been convicted of the offense he had originally been charged with initially.
Attorney was able to secure a plea offer of misdemeanor domestic violence when the client had originally been charged with a ten year felony, assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The client was also sentenced under the spousal abuse act resulting in the conviction not being entered as well as the client receiving no jailtime as a result of his plea.
Attorney  representation resulted in a felony domestic violence charge being dismissed at the preliminary hearing, avoiding a felony conviction and possible prison time for his client.
Attorney obtained full driving privileges for his client who had multiple alcohol related driving convictions and had his license suspended indefinitely by the State of Michigan.
Attorney was able to negotiate a felonious assault charge down to a simple assault ultimately leading to his client serving no jail while also keeping him off probation.
Felony Breaking And Entering A Building With Intent Charges Dismissed

Client was charged with the 20-year felony breaking and entering a building with intent. The charges were ultimately dismissed against the client.

OWI High BAC Reduced

West Michigan Defense Team, recently represented a young mother of two who had been arrested after a two-car accident and charged with OWI High BAC. At the time of her arrest, she registered a .22%. Our client was facing a possibility of jail and loss of her driving privileges with requirements of using a Breath Alcohol Interlock Device. After lengthy discussions and meeting the prosecutor, our attorney was able to negotiate a reduction to simple OWI. This fantastic resolution given the client’s elevated BAC saved her significant amounts of money and preserved her privileges.

Uttering And Publishing Supp 4 reduced To Misdemeanor No Jail And BATTERY

Attorney does it again with a great result for one of WMDT’s client. Attorney was able to skillfully negotiate the reduction of this possible 14-year felony offense to a simple misdemeanor with no jail for the client. This was an excellent resolution for a client who had significant exposure to a possible prison sentence given a lengthy criminal record. This resolution allowed the client to move forward with his life. Super job, Attorney Jasma!

Client Found Not Guilty On Charge Of Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder

Client was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a felony punishable by up to ten years in jail, the client was found not guilty at trial.

Felony Assault Weapons Charge Dropped

Client was charged with felonious assault for pointing a gun at her son. Attorney was able to get the weapons charge dropped at the preliminary hearing.

Felony Assault Strangulation Charge Reduced

Client was charged with assault strangulation, a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison, at trial the jury determined that the client was guilty of a lesser charge, domestic violence, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of 93 days in jail. Client received no jail as a result of being found guilty of the lesser charge at trial.

Carrying Conceal Weapon Taken Under HYTA

Our attorneys were successful in negotiating and representing a client who was charged with felony CCW after being stopped by GRPD while driving home from work. The client, who had no criminal record, was driving home from work and stopped by GRPD for a minor traffic violation. The client had a lawfully owned handgun in a coat pocket that he uses for protection while working in a high-crime area of GR. The client listened to our recommendations and in the end his arrest and conviction will be non-public so he can avoid issues with employment and later gun possession and ownership. Another great job for our team!

Felony Domestic Violence Case Reduced

Our attorneys were able to bring about a reduction in charges for a client who was facing a felony domestic violence charge. The client was given a reduction from a felony domestic violence to a misdemeanor domestic violence, likely avoiding a year in jail.

Assault by Strangulation, Interference with Telecommunication Device, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer reduced to DV and Attempt R&O of P.O

Our firm was retained in early January 2016 to represent a client who faced a series of serious felony charges that could have resulted in a 10-year prison sentence. As with so many of our cases, this was a situation that spiraled out of control and resulted in our client being charged with potentially life-changing and career-ending charges. WMDT went to work building a smart and strong defense to the charges. WMDT was able to skillfully bring this case to a resolution that would save the client’s gun rights and reduce the impact on his life and employment. Another great example of the WMDT advantage!

Assault Strangulation Reduced To Misdemeanor Domestic Assault With Diversion

Attorney Mark Hunting represented a male client who was accused by his live-in girlfriend of Assault Strangulation, a 10-year felony offense in Kent County. Hunting and Lykins presented a strong defense to the prosecuting attorney and were able to poke holes and raise legal issues as to the felony charge. The charge was eventually reduced to a misdemeanor Domestic Assault with the diversion act known as MCL 769.4a. This reduction and placement under the 769.4a means the client will avoid a public criminal record. This was another fantastic result for a worthy client!

DUI Case Dismissed

Attorney Jeff Kortes was hired by a client who was arrested and charged with drunk driving in the 64-B, Stanton District Court. The client’s career required driving and so he had a lot on the line. Jeff prepared the case for the initial pretrial conference obtaining all the evidence from the police and prosecutor. When Jeff met with the prosecutor and they examined the evidence Jeff presented to the prosecutor our defense and evidence. The prosecutor decided that the case could not be prosecuted to a conviction and dismissed the charges. This was a huge victory for the client and a real example of how our firm can make a difference!

Life Offense Dismissed

Attorney handled a matter where a client faced a life offense of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree. The allegations made against the client were false and the charges were ultimately dismissed by the prosecutor as a result of the hard work put forward by our firm.

Receiving And Concealing Felony Case Reduced To Misdemeanor!

Our firm was hired to help a young man who had been charged with buying a stolen computer. Being thrust into the criminal system was scary for our client. Jail, a permanent criminal record and loss of employment were causing the client to lose sleep and focus at work. Our firm stepped in and provided direction and hope to the client. At the first court appearance, our firm was successful in convincing the prosecutor to reduce the case to a simple misdemeanor and to delay the conviction which meant that the client could move forward without having a permanent criminal record. Good job attorney Lykins!

Child Abuse, Barry County

2023 - Dismissed

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) and Assaulting a Police Officer, Kent County

2023 – Reduced to Attempted Resisting a Police Officer (misdemeanor)

Felony Retail Fraud, Kent County

2023 - Felony Retail Fraud reduced to misdemeanor

Juvenile A&B charge – Dismissed in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court

2024 - Dismissed in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court

Muskegon – Felony Fleeing and Eluding Police reduced to misdemeanor;

2024 - Reckless Driving
dismissed; no probation, fines/costs only

Allegan – two counts of Felony Resisting/Opposing Police Officer

2024 - Reduced to one misdemeanor; no probation, fines/costs only

63rd District Court – Interference with Electronic Communications Device (2 year felony) and Domestic Violence Third (5 year felony)

2024 - Reduced to one count of Domestic Violence First
Offense (93 day misdemeanor); client received 6 months on probation, no jail

Implied Consent

2024 - Hearing dismissed (client did not have driver license automatically suspended for one year)

Domestic Violence 2nd Offense, Allegan

2022 - Dismissed

Delivery/Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, 4th Habitual Offender, Muskegon County Circuit Court

2022 - Dismissed

Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (Force or Coercion), 4th Habitual Offender, Muskegon County

2022 - Dismissed

Carrying a Concealed Weapon (4 year felony) reduced to two year misdemeanor - Kent County Circuit Court

2022 - Reduced to two year misdemeanor

Kent County Circuit Court – Possession of Controlled Substance (Analogues), 2nd Habitual Ofender

2022 - Dismissed

Fleeing & Eluding, Kent County Circuit Court

2021 - Dismissed

Two felony OWI 3 in Kent County Circuit Court

2021 - Charges reduced to one misdemeanor OWI

Juvenile charged as an adult for Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile – Emmet County (Petosky, MI)

2021 - Successfully challenged waiver to adult court and kept in juvenile court

OWI High BAC in Allegan Co

2021 - OWI High BAC reduced to Operating While Impaired

Parental rights Kent County Circuit Court

2021 - successfully defended termination of parental rights at trial

Domestic Violence charged in 61st District Court

2020 - Dismissed

Illegal Use of a Financial Transaction Device, 63rd District Court

2020 - Dismissed

Felony Resisting and Opposing a Police Officer, Allegan County

2020 - Dismissed

Juvenile Delinquency case in Newaygo County

2020 - Felony Registerable under SORA dismissed after 90 days of informal probation

Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Allegan County

2020 - Dismissed

Newaygo County Circuit Court – Parental Rights

2019 - Successfully defended termination of parental rights at trial

Felony Domestic Violence (DV 3rd Offense)

2019 - Reduced to misdemeanor