Month: February 2015

February 27, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Wondering whether your tax dollars get wisely spent?  Here’s another clue that the answer might be “no”. The Michigan Department of Human Services opted for extremely expensive legal representation in a child welfare case instead of working with more cost-effective, salaried state attorneys.

February 24, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Many people have been wondering what kind of defense Angela Alexie and her court-appointed attorney would provide to explain the heartbreaking death of her newborn baby. The little boy, later dubbed “Henry” by employees at the medical examiner’s office, was found frozen solid and wrapped in an old T-shirt in amongst recyclables at the Roseville…

February 16, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Joseph Douglas Franks, 30, and Andrea Ashley Limon, 27, the Northern Michigan couple who were initially charged with torture and first degree child abuse, appeared in Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Power recently. They were both sentenced, and will now be spending a significant part of their future in prison for the child abuse conviction.

February 12, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Child Abuse Conviction Results in Prison Time Defendant Charlisa Wood, 22, was sentenced last month for the torture, abuse, and assault of her boyfriend’s young son. A jury found her guilty in December, 2014.

February 10, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Nevada Man Convicted in Michigan Riley Patrick Lively, a 27-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, was recently convicted in the US District Court on federal child sexual exploitation charges. It took the jury less than one hour of deliberations to convict him.

February 5, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

While there are a handful of people who labor under the delusion that prison is a state funded vacation where criminals are provided three meals a day, a bed, and access to a gym, most people would agree that prison is no picnic. But while no one expects to have a good time there, at…

February 3, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Dad’s Tragic Choices Land Him in Prison Garrett D. Gwizdala, the 25-year-old Bay City father who has obviously been struggling for some time now with the responsibilities of parenthood, and whose tragic choices in the face of those difficulties have led to an unavoidable conclusion, has been sentenced to prison.

February 1, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Michigan First Degree Child Abuse Charges Steven A. Torres and Erica Jackson-Torres, a married couple from Saginaw, are facing very serious child abuse charges in the wake of a recent incident in which a toddler under their supervision was badly hurt. Both have been charged with first degree child abuse, which is a felony under…