Breaking News 2009
December 22, 2009 – In the 67th District Court in Fenton, Mitch Foster gets client’s reckless driving charge dismissed. If convicted of this misdemeanor, client would have been assessed 6 points, had a mandatory suspension of driver license and faced up to 93 days in jail and up to 2 years court probation. Client agreed to plead responsible to a non-criminal civil infraction instead of the criminal offense of reckless driving.
December 21, 2009 – A Circuit Court Judge in Grayling (Crawford County) granted Mitch’s motion challenging contents of his client’s presentence report and ordered that several inaccurate parts of his client’s presentence report be removed and corrected. The removal of these inaccurate references to assaultive behavior will be helpful in this client’s future matters with the Department of Corrections and with the Parole Board.
December 15, 2009 – Mitch’s successful appeal of a felony drunk driving sentence in Jackson County resulted in the Jackson County Circuit Judge re-sentencing Mitch’s client to 19 months to 90 months in prison, instead of having to serve a sentence of 28 months to 90 months. This means he will be eligible for parole after serving 19 months, and could be released from prison 9 months sooner than his original minimum sentence of 28 months.
December 3, 2009 – An Oakland County Judge dismissed violation of probation charges against Mitch’s client. Client had been on probation for Home Invasion – First Degree and was facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted of this probation violation.
November 17, 2009 – A jury at the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township found Mitch’s client not guilty of malicious destruction of a building.
November 17, 2009 – Mitch persuaded the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office to enter into a plea bargain to have his client’s felony resisting and obstructing police charge reduced to a misdemeanor, enabling Mitch’s client to keep his record clear of a felony and to keep his job.
June 25, 2009 - Mitch Foster obtains dismissal of domestic violence charges
against client in Ypsilanti
May 5, 2009 – Mitch appeared as the sole defense representative, by special
appointment, at the Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice to advocate for
the people and for the defense bar against swift and unfair prosecutions and
in favor of the constitutional rights of due process and trial by jury.
April 23, 2009 – Mitch's client, originally charged in Oakland County with Home
Invasion First Degree, a twenty year felony, was sentenced by a Clarkston
judge to probation with no jail time, after pleading guilty to a reduced
charge of misdemeanor aggravated assault.
April 22, 2009 – Mitch was selected for inclusion in 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers for
the third consecutive year.
January 20, 2009 – Mitch’s motion to withdraw client’s guilty plea granted – felony conviction on weapons charge reversed by Chippewa County Judge.
January 6, 2009 – Mitch’s motion for client’s early release from jail granted by Roscommon County Judge.