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Felony Heroin Possession Reduced For a Young Father in Novi

May 07, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Drug Crimes, Felony

In Novi, MI a single father with a history of drug addiction needed the help of Davis Law Group when he found himself in a severely vulnerable legal position. Apparently, the man suffered from an accidental drug overdose and his girlfriend called paramedics, who were thankfully able to revive him. However, when police officers arrived, they discovered heroin and charged the man with felony possession of the drug. While his main concern was getting the treatment he needed so he could care for his young child, the man wanted to avoid the complications associated with having a felony drug conviction on his record; therefore, he hired Michigan criminal defense attorney Maurice Davis based on his experience dealing with Oakland County’s usually stringent drug laws.

Attorney Davis took the case and wrote a letter on his client’s behalf, in an effort to see the felony heroin charges against him reduced. After the prosecutor’s office reviewed Davis’ letter, they negotiated to have the felony amended to a misdemeanor offense of using a controlled substance. This lesser violation allowed attorney Davis to keep the proceedings in Oakland County District Court, where he secured his client a term of probation for the misdemeanor. The client was very pleased to move on from this incident to deal with his addiction and care for his child without the added weight of a felony drug conviction.

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