Local Success: March, 2021

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.

Mitchell T. Foster won suppression of a firearm in a federal district court felon-in-possession case after successfully arguing the inventory search – following a traffic stop – was unlawful.

Michael Steinberg won a not guilty verdict in an operating while intoxicated case following a bench trial in the 43rd Judicial District Court; the prosecution neglected to ask for a lesser included offense, so the acquittal was complete.

Tiffany L. DeBruin successfully obtained resentencings for her client, who had one case at the top-end of the guidelines and a second with an upward deviation, resulting in sentences twenty months lower than were originally imposed in the 5th Judicial (Barry County) Circuit Court.

by Neil Leithauser
Associate Editor