Local Success: July, 2018

Below are trial court victories of our subscribers as reported on SADO’s Forum—an online community for criminal defense attorneys. Subscribers are encouraged to submit their stories of success on SADO’s Forum and/or directly to Associate Editor Neil Leithauser at nleithauserattorney@comcast.net. SADO’s CDRC Subscription information is available by contacting Heather Waara at hwaara@sado.org.

John W. Ujlaky won relief for his client June 1, 2018, through a motion to correct judgment of sentence in the 4th Judicial (Jackson County) Circuit Court; references to repeat drug offender and fourth habitual offender were removed from the judgment of sentence.

Michael A. Faraone successfully argued for a corrected judgment of sentence in a first-degree CSC 
case in the 13th Judicial (Leelanau County) Circuit Court, resulting in 35-month reduction in the minimum prison term. Mr. Faraone also, in the 5th Judicial (Barry County) Circuit Court, had success from a motion for resentencing; the new minimum prison term was 12-months shorter.

Dominic F. Andriacchi Jr. won acquittals from a jury in June 2018; the defendant was charged with multiple offenses, including OWI (under both theories, UBAL and OUIL); the OWVI lesser included offense; and OWPD (THC).

Adil Haradhvala obtained a lesser charge verdict for his client June 25, 2018, following a jury trial in the 16th Judicial (Macomb County) Circuit Court. The client was acquitted of first-degree premeditated murder.

by Neil Leithauser
Associate Editor