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felony criminal drug case dismissed

AUGUST 2014 - the people of the state of Michigan v ___________, Case no. 14-01744-fh

(KENT COUNTY, MI - AUGUST 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged in a felony criminal drug case.  The client was charged under MCL 333.7401(2)(d)(iii) for possession with intent to deliver marijuana.  Core Legal attorney, Christopher Wirth successfully argued what Fox News called the first challenge in the State of Michigan under the U.S. Supreme Court's Riley v California decision. (For more on the impact of Mr. Wirth's motion and argument click here)  The client faced up to 6-years in prison and $20,000 in fines because of an alleged second felony habitual offender count.  After the court granted Mr. Wirth's motion to suppress cell phone evidence, the felony case was dismissed and the client pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana.  At sentencing, Mr. Wirth successfully advocated for his client's misdemeanor plea to be deferred under MCL 333.7411.  Because of this section 7411 deferral, the client's driver's license will not be suspended for the 1-year mandatory sanction for drug crimes and, upon the client's successful completion of the 12-month probation, the client's entire case will be dismissed and removed from his criminal record.

felony criminal drug case dismissed - possession with intent to distribute

JULY 2014 - the people of the state of Michigan v ___________, Case no. 14-05603-fh

(KENT COUNTY, MI - JULY 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged in a felony criminal drug case.  The client was charged under MCL 333.7401(2)(d)(iii) for possession with intent to deliver marijuana.  The client faced a possible sentence of up to 15-years in prison and $20,000 in fines because of an alleged fourth felony habitual offender count.  Core Legal attorney, Christopher Wirth, substituted in on the case replacing the man's court appointed attorney.  Mr. Wirth successfully challenged the warrantless search of the client's cell phone.  The felony case was dismissed and the client pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana.  He was sentenced to time served, which resolved his case without any additional jail time or probation.

CORE LEGAL GETS LOCAL FELONY DRUG CASE DISMISSED  

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super-drunk, hi-bac owi:  no jail, no community service, no interlock device

june 2014 - the people of the state of Michigan v____________, 14-30125-sd

(KENT COUNTY, MI - JUNE 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged with HI-BAC OWI, commonly known as "super drunk driving."  Core Legal raised three important issues in its pretrial motions, which included the arresting officer's failure to mirandize, possible coercion in obtaining PBT consent, and improperly administering and scoring the roadside sobriety tests.  The strength of the motions lead to a lesser plea of guilty to first offense OWI and Core Legal successfully argued that its client should not be sentenced to any jail time, community service, ignition interlock device or probation exceeding 8-months.

second offense domestic violence dismissed

april 2014 - the people of the state michigan v ____________, 14-sm-0984

(KENT COUNTY, MI - APRIL 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged with Second Offense Domestic Violence under MCL 750.813.  At the preliminary exam, Core Legal was successful in getting the entire case dismissed.

lawsuit against student for unpaid tuition gets dismissed

October 2013 - blue heron academy v ___________, case no.  2013-gc-0003099

(KENT COUNTY, MI - OCTOBER 2013) -- Core Legal successfully represented a former student who was sued by her former school for classes she never took.   The school alleged that Core Legal's client had a substantial unpaid tuition balance.  Core Legal successfully defended the lawsuit which resulted in the case being dismissed.

capital one bank ordered to pay a part of client's legal fees

January 27, 2014 - capital one bank (usa) v ____________, case no. 2013-gc-0004526

(KENT & OTTAWA COUNTIES, MI - JANUARY 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a client who Capital One Bank alleged had failed to pay on a credit card.  Capital One brought its lawsuit in an effort to collect the alleged unpaid amount, interest and attorney fees.  Core Legal successfully defended the case and moved to transfer the case from Ottawa County to Kent County.  Core Legal was successful in the case being dismissed, and the Court ordered that Capital One pay a portion of Core Legal's fees.

(owi/Dui) operating while intoxicated: no jail and no probation

april 2014 - the people of the state of Michigan v ___________, 2014-od-0000585

(KENT COUNTY, MI - APRIL 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI/DUI) under MCL 257.625.  Despite the alleged .15 BAC, Core Legal negotiated a plea deal resulting in the OWI being dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of operating while impaired.  Core Legal then challenged the sentencing recommendation which resulted in no jail time, no probation period and only 12-hours of work crew. 

business client cleared of WHITE COLLAR criminal wrongdoing

November 2013 - state of Michigan v ____________, case No. 2013-st-0000440

(KENT COUNTY, MI - NOVEMBER 2013) -- Core Legal successfully represented a business client charged under MCL 476.1.  The State of Michigan alleged that the company had hauled for hire without authority, a misdemeanor crime in Michigan.  Core Legal was successful in having the entire case dismissed prior to the State Pretrial Conference.

felony criminal drug case dismissed - possession of controlled substance

February 2014 - the people of the state of Michigan v ___________, Case no. 14fy216

(KENT COUNTY, MI - FEBRUARY 2014) -- Core Legal successfully represented a Kent County man charged in a felony criminal drug case.  The client was charged under MCL 333.7403 for possession of a schedule II/III controlled substance.  The client faced a possible sentence of up to 2-years in prison and fines.  At the preliminary exam, Core Legal was successful in getting the entire case dismissed.