Category: Criminal Defense

December 7, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on juror misconduct and child abuse trials. In our previous article we shared the new study on juror misconduct, which was conducted by the consulting firm DOAR. We looked at what jurors had anonymously admitted to doing during trials, including online research, discussing…

December 5, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us again for this talk about juror misconduct and how it could influence the outcome in child abuse trials. In our previous article we looked at how how often juror misconduct is actually happening, and why jurors researched the cases they were hearing. Next up we’re going to look at what…

December 1, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Juror misconduct doesn’t happen in real life, does it? Surely that’s something that only happens in the movie, right?  Sadly, that’s wrong. The researchers at DOAR, a trial consulting firm, recently shared the results of years of research and the tale they tell is surprising to say the least. And frightening! Juror misconduct, as…

August 30, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back, and thanks for joining us as we wrap up this discussion on how to choose the right defense attorney to represent you during a child abuse or neglect defense case. IF you are just joining us now, we recommend that you  take a moment to go back and catch up on the…

August 24, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again. In our previous article, we discussed how to determine whether or not you need an attorney, and whether or not you are facing state or federal charges. Next we’re going to be looking at things you need to take into account when selecting an abuse and…

August 22, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Do you need a defense attorney in Michigan? If you got a speeding ticket, or lost control of your car on an icy road and bumped into a street sign, but didn’t stick around or report the accident, you could be cited by the police. While both of these count as breaking the law, they…

August 17, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back, and thanks for joining us as we unpack the rather complex subject of the legal ethics that govern a criminal defense attorney’s conduct in Michigan. In the previous article we looked at the dilemma faced by criminal defense attorneys, as summed up by Evan A. Jenness as a defense attorney’s need to…

August 15, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Anyone who loves crime dramas and legal thrillers has watched scenes where a defendant tries to tell their attorney about what they really did, and their lawyer says, “I don’t want to know!” This may seem strange to people. After all, why wouldn’t your defense attorney want to know the truth? How can they…

May 3, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  The Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned a Detroit woman’s child abuse conviction, claiming that her defense attorney, John McWilliams, did a poor job of representing her. In fact, the Appeals Court found her defense to be so badly executed, that in the ruling they referred to it as “scientifically bankrupt.”   In September…

December 9, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Child Abuse and CSC Charges Dropped   Crystal Shelton-Randolph, a mother of twin toddlers in Flint, recently accepted a plea bargain, in which she will sentenced for murder after pleading no contest. In return, a first degree child abuse charge was dropped, along with a first degree criminal sexual conduct charge.