July 11, 2012
Not guilty, aggravated assault.
Daniel Grow's client was rewarded with a not guilty verdict on aggravated assault charges following bench trial. While it initially looked like a he said/she conflict, the evidence demonstrated that the young woman that he struck had actually struck him several times before he acted in self defense.
March 14, 2012
Not guilty, assault with a dangerous weapon.
John Targowski secured a not guilty for his client who had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. In short, the prosecution made an effort to make the defendant look bad, suggesting he abused drugs and alcohol. He also suggested that the defendant was mad at his niece and her boyfriend for not paying their share of the bills. While there were many other unpleasant details, in the end, the jury found Mr. Targowski’s client not guilty.
February 27, 2012
Nolle Prosequi, possession of marihuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Daniel Grow secured a small victory for a mom who allegedly used marihuana “in public” and while at the same time endangering her child. The trumped up charges couldn’t be proven by the prosecutor, so they dumped their case. Just before giving up, the prosecution heavily pressured us to plea (the offer was 7411 and possession, dismissing the child endangerment charge). The client was not happy about pleading guilty to something she didn’t do and Daniel didn’t give up. The result? They dropped all charges. There were some interesting issues to the extent our client was a card holding medical marihuana card patient, and the statute mentions a prohibition of smoking in public, but nothing about vaporizing. We also had prepared (but not yet filed) a motion in limine relating to the breed of the dog. Our client was adamant that she did not use the vaporizer in the parked car.
February 1, 2012
Not Guilty, felony marijuana delivery.
John Targowski, earned a two word verdict today from a Kalamazoo jury in a felony marijuana delivery case. John’s client was charged with possession with intent to delivery marijuana, for allegedly meeting a drug team informant in a Hooter's parking lot. John’s client was a MMMP patient with 2.5 ounces of marihuana in the car (his exact limit). The drug cops claim he admitted he was going to sell 2 ounces to an informant, but the client testified that he was there to discuss becoming his caregiver and was only going to display, but not deliver the marijuana. The confidential informant that set up Joh’s client had met him in jail on some unrelated charges, and proved to have little credibility.