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Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C. is proud that our team has achieved positive outcomes for so many deserving clients. Please keep in mind that the success of any case depends on the unique circumstances of each case. We cannot guarantee future results based on past successes we have achieved.

Marisa and Takura’s client was charged with the felony fleeing and eluding in the fourth degree. Marisa carefully reviewed the discovery and revealed that the police violated the client’s constitutional rights by carrying out an invalid traffic stop. She wrote a motion to suppress the stop, and Takura conducted the evidentiary hearing. After skillfully cross-examining both police officers present at the stop, Takura argued that the government did not meet its burden. The court ruled in favor of the defense, finding that the stop was invalid. Through C&N’s team approach, the motion to suppress was granted, and the case was dismissed. Marisa and Takura’s client can now continue working and will not face a year suspension of his license, in addition to a felony conviction.
Marisa’s client had two felony convictions from seven years ago. When he reached out to C&N wanting an expungement for these convictions, Marisa compiled the necessary information to show that the client was rehabilitated. She convinced the judge that he was a productive member of society and was successful in her motion to set aside these convictions. Her client is excited to live his life free of felony convictions and especially excited to now be able to serve on a jury.
A college student was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend. The two had maintained a friendship, and she claimed that she was raped on campus when she had only agreed to meet the client to talk. C&N conducted an extensive investigation, including reviewing numerous text messages between the two. The college conducted a Title IX investigation and then held a hearing. After a lengthy hearing in which the ex-girlfriend’s inconsistent allegations were revealed, the client was cleared of any wrongdoing. The ex-girlfriend then decided to go to the police and make her rape claim again. Another police investigation ensued, but C&N was able to convince the prosecutor that no charges should be issued. The client’s father wrote a kind thank you note and stated, “Your support and guidance throughout this ordeal has been phenomenal. You and your team are incredible and we will forever be grateful for all you’ve done for us.”
A police officer “positively identified” our client as the perpetrator of a serious computer crime and swore to this identification—under oath—in court. Except the officer was wrong. C&N worked diligently to clear our client and prove that the officer had identified the wrong man. We were successful, and our client can now continue his education without the burden of fighting this false charge.
A young man was accused of multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. C&N investigated the claims, and we were able to show that the rapes could not have occurred. Our client also passed multiple polygraph tests, and this information persuaded the prosecutor not to issue charges. Now this young man can move on with his life without the weight of these false claims.
C&N was part of a dedicated team that saved a dog that had been wrongfully designated as a “dangerous dog” and was ordered to be killed. The court did not follow the law in making this determination. C&N fought for over two years to appeal this wrongful ruling. The government fought us every step of the way, but in the end we prevailed at the Court of Appeals and the dog was saved. He is now home with his family and doing great!
Our client—an elected official—was accused by a woman of stalking, domestic violence, and threatening behavior. C&N was part of a team that convinced the prosecutor to not issue any charges and successfully fought to have the Personal Protection Order terminated. Through an intensive investigation, we uncovered evidence to refute the woman’s claims, and our client was vindicated.
Marisa successfully argued motions to set aside convictions for two contested cases. In one case, she argued that two of her client’s felonies should count as one felony under the “one bad night” rule. She provided evidence that supported this position ahead of the hearing, which helped the judges in two separate courts make their decisions. In the second case, where the court ordered additional briefing, she made the innovative argument that statutory construction supported the argument that a person could get up to three felonies expunged, despite being convicted of more than three felonies. Her motions in both cases were granted! Her clients are thrilled with the results and the chance to move forward without these offenses on their record.
Years after he graduated, our client was accused of sexual assault by a former college classmate. C&N vigorously challenged the complainant’s version of the purported events and her ability to accurately recall the alleged incident. Consent was the primary issue. The ultimate resolution allowed our client to avoid the potentially life-altering immigration consequences that were coupled with the original charges. He still lives with his family and continues to advance in his chosen career field.
C&N’s client was a college student who was accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend on campus, and a Title IX action was brought. Consent was the main issue. In a hotly contested hearing, Mary and Marisa successfully defended against the allegation, and our client was vindicated. He is now able to continue his schooling and earning his college degree.
A young man who worked in the business field was previously convicted of maintaining a drug house. It was limiting his ability to achieve his goals. He reached out to C&N because he wanted to have this charge expunged. Marisa worked on the application to set aside his conviction, highlighting all of the great things our client has done after pleading to this offense. At the expungement hearing, Marisa effectively showed that his conduct post-conviction warranted an expungement, and the application was granted. He can now live his life without being limited or stigmatized by having a criminal record.
C&N’s client was a college athlete who was accused of sexually assaulting another student on campus, and a Title IX action was brought. Whether the complainant was incapacitated during the sexual activity was the main issue. After our client was found responsible for violating the school’s Title IX policy, C&N appealed the decision. C&N won on appeal, arguing that the decision was not supported by a preponderance of the evidence and that our client should have been granted a hearing. After the hearing, it was determined that our client did not violate the policy, and he was vindicated. He is now able to finish school and get his college degree.
Marisa’s client was accused of domestic violence. While there was already a plea offer that would keep the conviction off of her client’s record, Marisa successfully got the charge dismissed when she presented mitigating evidence that her client acted in self-defense and was in fact the victim of domestic violence at the hands of the complainant.
C&N prevailed on appeal when the trial court’s denial of a Section 8 defense under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act was reversed by the Court of Appeals. Ultimately, all charges against the client were dismissed.
Our client was accused of multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a child. We ran the preliminary examination, despite the prosecutor threatening to add additional charges. At the preliminary examination, the court found there was insufficient evidence to bind the client over on some of the counts. And the cross-examination of the child and her mother revealed so many flaws and inconsistencies that the prosecutor dismissed the remaining counts within a few weeks. Our client always maintained his innocence and was vindicated by the result.
A felony drug manufacturing case was dismissed based on the police unconstitutionally entering and searching a home. We proved this through a thorough investigation and timeline to show that the officers entered the home based on a questionable “tip” and before the warrant was issued, despite what the officers testified to in court.
Takura secured a dismissal after he convinced a prosecutor that it would defy logic and the plain language of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act to proceed to trial against a registered patient charged with misdemeanor operating under the influence of a drug absent proof that marijuana actually had a significant and materially effect on his driving.
It took a matter of minutes for the jury to return with a not guilty verdict in a malicious destruction of property case. The jury heard that the client may have broken the complainant’s heart, but he did not break her windows.
Takura obtained the dismissal of a felony assault charge after the preliminary examination and an investigation showed that the complaining witness lied and was the real perpetrator. Ultimately, our client’s decision to decline every plea bargain offered was more astute than the prosecutor imagined.
English was our client’s second language, but Takura’s advocacy spoke for itself. A PPO was terminated after a two-day hearing because it was proven that our client was no threat at all to the petitioner.
Another jury declined the invitation to convict one of our clients after the jury heard testimony that it was actually the complaining witness who initiated the assault. She wielded a bat at a gas station then struck out in court against Takura when the jury quickly came back with a not guilty verdict.
Our client stood up for himself against a verbally and physically abusive neighbor. The jury was convinced that our client was not guilty after Takura stood up for him in court and explained that he was merely defending himself.
Takura argued successfully that our client could not possibly have been the person who allegedly drew a gun during a fist fight. The jurors were not moved by the star witness’s tears after they saw our client’s colorful tattoos in the courtroom and realized that the “eyewitness” had never mentioned seeing them. The jury was left with a picture that made it clear the finger had been pointed at the wrong person.
A not guilty verdict after a jury trial in a malicious destruction of property case. The jury heard that the client may have broken the complainant’s heart, but he did not break her windows.
A PPO was terminated after a two-day hearing because it was proven that the client was no threat to the petitioner.
The dismissal of a felony assault charge after the preliminary examination and an investigation showed that the complaining witness lied and was the real perpetrator.
A not guilty verdict in an assault case after the jury heard testimony that it was actually the complaining witness who assaulted the defendant.
A not guilty verdict in an assault case after the jury heard evidence that the client was merely defending himself.
An appellate victory in a criminal sexual conduct case that resulted in convictions being reversed for a man wrongfully convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
Dismissal of drug charges after a motion to dismiss was granted because the police illegally entered and searched the client’s home.
“Not guilty” verdicts across the board in a criminal sexual conduct case in which no offer was made because the government believed it could not lose at trial.
A “not guilty” verdict in an attempted murder case in which there was no offer because the government believed its case was so strong.
Multiple felony offenses were dismissed after a motion to suppress evidence was granted. The police unconstitutionally seized the client merely because he was in an alleged “high crime” area and, thus, unconstitutionally searched his vehicle.
The dismissal of a drug charge after a motion to suppress evidence was granted because of an unconstitutional search.
A unanimous victory at the Michigan Supreme Court in People v Koon, which protects medical marijuana patients and their ability to operate a motor vehicle.
The dismissal of a probation violation allegation after a motion that dispelled the accuracy of an ETG and ETS test.
The dismissal of a drug offense because of the police illegally searching the client’s purse.
A motion to suppress was granted after the police illegally entered onto the client’s property.
A charge of reckless driving was dismissed after an investigation revealed an accident, but no improper driving had occurred.
A motion to suppress drug evidence was granted after the client was detained for too long on the side of the road after a traffic stop.
An operating while intoxicated offense was negotiated to a civil infraction because of the field sobriety tests being improperly conducted.
A home invasion in the first degree charge was dismissed after winning a motion to quash the bindover.
A remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit because of the improper consideration of a factor at sentencing.
A motion was granted to change probation conditions and eliminate alcohol and drug testing.
The dismissal of a weapons charge because of an illegal seizure.
An operating while intoxicated offense was negotiated to a civil infraction because of the improper administration of the breath test.
The dismissal of a collections suit against a client after the company failed to produce the required documentation of a claim.
A victory at the Court of Appeals involving the misapplication of a probate statute involving what constitutes a will.
The termination of a PPO after a witness – who purported to identify A&C’s two clients – was deemed unreliable by the court.
The dismissal of a neglect and abuse case after an investigation proved the child’s parents took the proper steps to ensure medical care for their child.
A driver’s license appeals division success that resulted in the client being able to drive after years of revocation.
A downward departure at a sentencing in a controlled substances case that resulted in the client spending six months in jail as opposed to sixteen years in prison.
The dismissal of a criminal sexual conduct case after the client passed a polygraph and an extensive investigation.
The termination of a PPO after a criminal sexual conduct allegation.
The dismissal of an assault charge after an investigation revealed that the complainant had been the one who threw the first punch.
The dismissal of three felony controlled substance charges after the court found insufficient evidence at the preliminary examination to bind the client over to circuit court.
A directed verdict in a termination of parental rights case after the teenager’s claims of abuse were revealed to be fabricated.
The dismissal of a charge in a neglect and abuse case when the government conceded that it had insufficient evidence.
A victory in a termination of parental rights trial for a man who was not provided with a sufficient opportunity to engage in the services necessary to continue parenting his son.
The termination of a PPO in a criminal sexual conduct case after a multiple day hearing.
The dismissal of a charge after the police illegally entered the man’s property without a search warrant.
An appellate victory for a man that resulted in his removal from the State of Michigan’s Central Registry.
The dismissal of a medical marijuana case after a Section 8 defense was asserted. The client had spoken with his doctor but had not yet received a physician certification.
A victory over the Attorney General in federal court resulting in the dismissal of a civil case against a Michigan corporation.
An appellate victory in a controlled substances case because of an improper search warrant.
A not guilty verdict in a malicious destruction of a building trial.
An appellate victory at the Michigan Supreme Court for a woman who sued her church and pastor for defamation.
An appellate victory that resulted in the dismissal of a controlled substances charge because of an unconstitutional seizure.
The dismissal of a medical marijuana case after a Section 8 defense under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act was asserted.
A not guilty verdict in a controlled substance case where a police officer claimed that the client confessed to the crime.
A not guilty verdict on all counts in a multiple-week trial in federal court where the client was indicted on multiple conspiracy charges and a money laundering charge.
An appellate victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals after a medical marijuana patient was denied the right to present a defense under Section 8 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.
A law enforcement officer was wrongfully convicted of homicide and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. C&N handled his appeal at the Michigan Supreme Court and his convictions were reversed. The client is now home with home with his family. As his wife wrote to us, “You will be in our prayers when we sit at the table together for our dinner.”
An appellate victory in the Michigan Supreme Court for a defendant who was unconstitutionally denied the right to an attorney.
A writ of habeas corpus was granted in federal court in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The client was accused of a number of violations involving illegal casino gambling. After numerous briefs and an evidentiary hearing, the client’s writ was granted.
A young man and his friend were accused of criminal sexual conduct by a woman they met at a club. They later all went to a party together. The woman claimed that she was forced to go to the party and raped by the men. But C&N found witnesses from the club and the party to prove that she was with the men willingly. C&N was also able to prove that the woman had lied about her communications with other witnesses. The district court refused to bind the case over, and the case was dismissed.
C&N handled the appeal of a man who was convicted of numerous counts of criminal sexual conduct. He had been falsely accused by his step-daughter of rape. C&N convinced the Court of Appeals that there had been numerous errors at trial, including critical evidence that was never presented to the jury. After being exonerated, our client is now living a happy and productive life.
Our client was accused of criminal sexual conduct by a woman he met at a party. C&N’s investigation revealed that the woman’s story was not supported by the facts, and the charge was ultimately dismissed. Our young client can now go forward and live his life free from this false accusation.

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