Hiring an attorney to represent you, when you are charged with a crime is the most important decision you can make. The right attorney can mean the difference between the case being dismissed, or being sentenced to a lengthy jail or prison term.
When you hire West Michigan Defense Team, you are putting four experienced, knowledgeable attorneys in your corner. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and will find the most effective defense for each client.
Attorney Jansma 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 Jansma 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 Jansma’s 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 Jansma 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 Jansma 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.
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 Jason Jansma 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 Jason Jansma 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!
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 Jason Jansma does it again with a great result for one of WMDT’s client. Jason 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!