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Felony Charges Reduced, Saving the Job of a 35-Year-Old Nurse

Apr 22, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Felony

Not long ago, in Battle Creek, MI a 35-year-old, single mother working as a nurse wound up in serious trouble after an altercation with police officers put her record and career in jeopardy. During a heated exchange, officers attempted to subdue the woman and place her under arrest, but allegedly she did not produce her hands to be cuffed and was charged with assault as well as felony level resisting arrest and obstruction. The woman knew that a felony conviction would adversely affect her career; therefore, she sought representation by the accomplished defense attorney Maurice Davis.

With his client’s livelihood on the line, attorney Davis negotiated tirelessly with the prosecutor, who originally offered to dismiss the assault charge provided that his client pleads guilty to the felony charges and accept a term of probation. Because this offer would still result in a felony conviction and the likely termination of her employment, attorney Davis kept advocating for his client. Ultimately, he succeeded in convincing the prosecution to dismiss the assault charge altogether, allow his client to serve probation, and most importantly reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor offense; thereby saving the woman’s thriving career so she could continue providing for her family.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.



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