Being charged with a fraud-related crime in Michigan can have very serious consequences if you are convicted. Not only can these type of charges result in jail time and a mark on your criminal record, the stigma of using deception for financial gain can negatively impact your life for years to come. In these cases, it is essential to find a capable criminal defense lawyer, who will strive to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. Such was the case when a man was recently charged with uttering and publishing a check. While this would be a daunting accusation on its own, as a possible 14-year felony offense, because of his previous criminal history, the man also faced even more jail time as a habitual offender. Based on the severity of his circumstances, the man knew that he’d need a qualified Lansing criminal defense attorney with considerable experience dealing with and interpreting the complicated aspects of fraud cases. Therefore, he retained the services of attorney Tiffany DeBruin with DeBruin Law, PLLC.
With ample knowledge of Michigan criminal court proceedings, attorney DeBruin reviewed all the available evidence and represented her client’s best interest in the preliminary hearing. During the course of this hearing, attorney Debruin dismantled the prosecution’s case by arguing there was no evidence that her client had any knowledge the check in question was fraudulent and had no intent to deceive. The judge ultimately agreed with attorney DeBruin’s argument and due to this client’s decision to contact a skilled and detail-oriented attorney, the fraud charges against him were dismissed and he was free to go before any permanent harm was done.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.