Our client in Ingham County was charged with domestic violence against their significant other based on allegations of a punch and a push where the significant other claims to have fallen into a coat rack and injured themselves. Attorney DeBruin was hired after the client tried, unsuccessfully, to plead guilty to a lesser charge. The client just could not bring themselves to do it as they felt they did not do anything wrong. Tiffany meticulously reviewed the discovery, including video evidence of the alleged shove, police report, and videotaped interviews. She worked tirelessly with the client to obtain additional information about the complaining witness, prior violence between the two, and observations that friends/family had made about the relationship. They spent countless hours preparing for trial to ensure that the jury was aware of the poor investigation conducted by the officer as well as the inconsistencies and constant changing of the story. After two days of trial and despite the video evidence, the jury agreed and client was acquitted! She did not have to enter a plea or be punished for something that she did not do!
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.