23yo client who was charged with felony larceny in a building and felony unlawful driving away of an automobile in Clinton County. He made some inculpatory statements to an officer who interrogated him, but after the interrogation, adamantly proclaimed his innocence saying he was coerced into making the statements. After a 3-day evidentiary hearing where we challenged the voluntariness of his statements and the coercive and deceptive techniques of the officer, the prosecutor offered a plea of disturbing the peace, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. The client accepted the plea offer, paid fines and costs, and the case was closed. As this offense is one of the lowest level misdemeanors in the state, it does not generally appear on a criminal background check. This was a fantastic result for the client.
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