State of Michigan v. Phelps
Attorney Nicole James expertly handled this criminal matter via jury trial where the defendant was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Armed, Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion, Conspiracy to Commit to Carry a Weapon with Unlawful Intent, Conspiracy to Discharge a Firearm at a Building, Conspiracy to Commit Felony Firearm, Attempted Home Invasion 1st Degree, Carrying a Weapon with Unlawful Intent, and Felony Firearm.
The People’s offer to the defendant was 9 years to 20 years in prison.
After a trial by jury, the defendant was found guilty of only one count of Attempt Home Invasion and Not Guilty on all other counts. The defendant was sentenced to probation.
State of Michigan v. Shealey
The defendant was charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and Second Degree Murder. The defendant was accused of killing his brother after an argument and fight. The brother was not armed. Attorney Nicole James successfully argued to the jury that even though the complainant was not armed the defendant was acting in self defense. As a result, the defendant was found Not Guilty on all charges.
State of Michigan v. Givens
The defendant was originally charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (also known as Rape) and one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree. The defendant was accused of sexually assaulting the complainant on two separate occasions as other members of the household slept in the home. Attorney James was able to discredit the complainant during her testimony at trial. The jury found the defendant Not Guilty.
State of Michigan v. Neal
The defendant was charged with two counts of Delivery/Manufacture of less than 50 grams of cocaine. The defendant was on parole and during a home check parole officers allege that cocaine, a scale, and money were found in his room. After a bench trial, the defendant was found Not Guilty on all counts.
State of Michigan v. Kelly
In this case, the defendant was charged with Delivery/Manufacture of Cocaine, Delivery/Manufacture of Heroin, Delivery/Manufacture of Marijuana, Felon in Possession, and Felony Firearm. The defendant was facing two years in prison for the Felony Firearm plus time for the drugs. Attorney James was able to negotiate the dismissal of the Felon in Possession and Felony Firearm counts. The defendant was offered probation and a drug treatment program.
State of Michigan v. Williams
The defendant was charged with Accessory After the Fact of a Murder and Lying to the Police during a Felony Investigation. The defendant was alleged to have helped two individuals evade police after they committed a murder. It was also alleged that the defendant lied about where he was and whether he assisted the two individuals. After a three week jury trial the defendant was found Not Guilty on all charges.
State of Michigan v. Williams
The defendant was charged with Possession of a Taser. The defendant was from another state where it was legal to carry a taser. Attorney James negotiated a reduction to a misdemeanor with a fine and no probation.
State of Michigan v. Butler
The defendant was charged with Failure to Pay Child Support, which is a felony in Michigan. The defendant had no idea he had an outstanding warrant and was arrested in Miami, Fl returning from vacation. Attorney James negotiated his release from Dade County Jail to travel back to Michigan on his own to turn himself in on the warrant instead of being extradited from Florida to Michigan. Extradition could have taken up to 30 days, which is time the client would have remained in custody without the ability to post a bond.
Garden v Nelson
The client retained Attorney James to represent him in a custody case. The client was seeking Joint Physical Custody and Joint Legal Custody. The mother was adamantly against joint physical and legal custody. The mother wanted and demanded sole physical custody and offered parenting time every other weekend but did not want overnights because the child was only 1 years old. Based on the calculation by Friend of the Court, the client would pay $465 a month in support. After a hearing, the client was awarded joint physical custody and joint legal custody, equal parenting time and the mother was ordered to pay my client child support.
Brower v. Scott
The client retained Attorney James to represent him in an action for change in custody. Attorney James was able to successfully convince the court that the minor child should be placed with the father and that the father should have sole custody of the minor child.
State of Michigan v. Madison
The defendant was charged with Discharge from a Vehicle, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Malicious Destruction of Property, Felon in Possession, Felony Firearm. The defendant was accused of firing his gun 9 times into the driver’s door of a car after an argument.
The defendant was facing two years in prison on the Felony Firearm.
Attorney James successfully negotiated a dismissal of the Felony Firearm count and as well as other counts. The defendant was sentenced to one year in the county jail.