When an individual in Ingham County was recently charged with counterfeit identification (which is punishable by up to five years behind bars and/or $10,000 in fines) and possession of fraudulent credit card (which can be punishable by up to four years’ incarceration and $5,000 in fines), they knew they need help. As such, they reached out to Lansing criminal defense law firm DeBruin Law PLLC.
Attorney Tiffany DeBruin knew the case would be a challenge, as the client already had a prior deferral under a diversion program. The facts were not necessarily on her client’s side, and law enforcement subsequently intercepted several additional fake identifications and false credit cards that were being mailed to the client. This did not deter attorney DeBruin from aggressively advocating on behalf of the client. Due to swift action, she was able to negotiate with prosecutors and secure a plea offer to two misdemeanors for her client. As a result, the client received a term of probation and was able to transfer probation to his home county.
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.