AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN MICHIGAN IS YOUR RIGHT!
What makes Mitch Foster Law so successful?
We consider each person our law firm represents to be a unique individual with his or her own family, friends and individual challenges. We go the extra mile to give the best legal defense in every situation. We strive to fully meet the needs and expectations of each person we represent before the Michigan courts and judicial system to the very best of our ability. Winning your law case is the ultimate goal. Winning can mean avoiding the filing of charges, dismissing charges before trial, getting a not guilty verdict at trial, getting a conviction overturned, or getting an early release from jail or prison. We have the experience, resources, and expertise to get the job done.
DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE
Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN)
Walk and Turn Test
One Leg Stand Test
Member of National College of DUI Defense
Named to Michigan Super Lawyers list - 2007 to 2015 Rated in the top 5% of all attorneys in Michigan by other Michigan attorneys
October 30, 2015 - FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND FELONY FIREARM CHARGES DISMISSED IN WAYNE COUNTY - Mitch's client was charged in a 3 count criminal complaint - Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearm, and Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana. This was a result of a search warrant on a suspected drug house. Mitch demanded a preliminary examination and got the two testifying officers to admit that they never saw the defendant in possession of the shotgun and that the shotgun was never sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab for fingerprint analysis, and that they did not know who actually owned the home or who lived in the home. Mitch's client had been sitting on a couch in the living room when the police entered and the shotgun was found in the kitchen. Mitch prepared and filed a motion to quash (dismiss) the two felony gun charges. Rather than answering and defending against this motion, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office dismissed both gun charges. Mitch's client then pleaded guilty in front of Wayne County Circuit Judge Craig Strong to Possession with Intent to Delivery Marijuana. At his sentencing, Mitch's client could be released on probation. If convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Mitch's client was facing up to 5 years in prison consecutive to Felony Firearm, and if convicted of Felony Firearm, Mitch's client would have been required to do a mandatory 2 year prison term.
October 29, 2015 - GUILTY PLEA WITHDRAWAL OPPORTUNITY ORDERED BY COURT OF APPEALS IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY METH LAB CASE - Mitch's client had previously pleaded guilty in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court to maintaining or operating a meth lab, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The inducement for this plea was a promise to get "swift and sure" drug court probation - this was a Cobbs agreement with the judge. At sentencing, the prosecutor accused the defendant of misconduct while in jail and sentenced the defendant to 88 months to 20 years in prison and did not permit the defendant to withdraw his guilty plea. Mitch took on the appeal seeking to allow his client to be able to withdraw his guilty plea. On October 29, 2015 the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the lower court in Kalamazoo and ruled that Mitch's client be given the opportunity to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial. Often people plead guilty when they are not in fact guilty - for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, like this case, there is a promise for a really good deal. Other times, a defendant is tricked by his or her own attorney into pleading guilty. It is rare to get a guilty plea withdrawn, but it can be done in some cases.
October 1, 2015 - 10 YEAR FELONY LARCENY REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR WITH NO JAIL AND NO PROBATION - Mitch's client was originally charged with Larceny over $20,000.00 for the alleged theft of township property, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. After conducting a preliminary examination, thorough investigation through the use of a private investigator and Freedom of Information Act Requests, and multiple trips to court, the Livingston County Prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. Mitch's client was then sentenced by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty to a fine with costs and restitution but with no probation and no jail time. He remains a free man, without a felony conviction on his record - and can now enjoy hunting season without any restrictions on his right to bear arms.
September 18, 2015 - FELONY DRUG CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR - Mitch's client was sentenced to probation with no jail time after the Oakland County Prosecutor dismissed a felony drug charge in exchange for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge before the Honorable Derek W. Meinecke in the 44th District Court in Royal Oak.