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Cy M. Abdo
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Cy Abdo’s Legal Cases

19 total


  • Shelby Township, 41-A District Court, Possess marijuana with intent to distribute

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismiss felony, reduce to misdemeanor, no jail, MCL 333.7411, dismiss after 1 year probation
    Description:
    Client was found with marijuana, baggies, scale, grinder and admitted to selling marijuana. Our firm negotiated dismissal of the felony (possess with intent to deliver) and had the charge reduced to a misdemeanor (possession of marijuana) pursuant to MCL 333.7411. The case will be dismissed if client complies with probation.
  • Macomb County Circuit Court, Resisting and Obstructing Police

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Outcome:
    Probation, no jail for client with felony record, habitual offender
    Description:
    Client had a criminal record containing 3 prior felony cases and 4 misdemeanors. The Judge agreed to probation, no jail, even though the sentence guidelines provided for a possible prison term!
  • Oakland Circuit Court, Prescription Fraud, Multiple Counts

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    MCL 333.7411, 1 year probation, dismissal in 1 year.
    Description:
    Client was charged with multiple counts of prescription fraud which are not eligible for dismissal pursuant to MCL 333.7411. By aggressively negotiating on behalf of my client, the charges were amended to "possesson of analogues" with MCL 333.7411 and will be dismissed in 1 year. MCL 333.7411 can only be used for drug charges "use" or "possession".
  • Disorderly Conduct, St. Clair Shores

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2014
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Our firm represented a prominent lawyer and secured a dismissal with prejudice without trial on his behalf. There was a risk of a guilty verdict at trial in this matter.
  • 3 Drug Felony Charges, Habitual Offender

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Felonies reduced to misdemeanors, probation.
    Description:
    Macomb Circuit Court: Client faced prison based on 3 felony drug cases. He was also labeled a habitual offender because of 2 prior felonies on his record. Client also had 9 misdemeanor convictions. Our firm negotiated for dismissal of 3 felonies in exchange for a plea to 2 misdemeanors. We convinced the Judge to grant probation which can be terminated in 1 year if our client is compliant.
  • Warren, Embezzlement over $20,000 Reduced to Misdemeanor

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 13, 2014
    Outcome:
    Felony reduced to misdemeanor, probation granted.
    Description:
    2014: Our client had no defense to an embezzlement felony charge for misappropriating over $20,000.00 to her own use. The funds were embezzled from a sensitive organization and several individuals from the organization showed up at Court. Embezzlement of property from $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $15,000.00 or 3 times the value of the money or property used or obtained or attempted to be used or obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine. We were retained early in the investigation, cooperated with the detective and encouraged our client to make restitution before the first court date was scheduled. We were able to negotiate a plea bargain to a misdemeanor on behalf of our client and she was placed on 1 year probation with no jail and no felony record.
  • Macomb Circuit, DUI Felony With 9 Lifetime DUI Cases

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Outcome:
    30 days in Macomb County Jail
    Description:
    2015: Our Client was charged with his 9th lifetime drunk driving and faced a potential prison term because of his prior criminal history and habitual offender status. This arrest occurred in 2014 and our client had a number of years of sobriety before this offense. Although the prosecutor would not reduce the charge, we entered into a “Cobbs” agreement with the Judge for a sentence not to exceed 30 days in the Macomb County Jail. Cobbs agreements are permitted pursuant to the case of People v Cobbs, 443 Michigan Supreme Court 276 (1993). A Cobbs agreement allows a Judge to make a sentence agreement with a Defendant in connection with a Defendant guilty plea or no-contest plea to an offense(s). If the Judge does not follow the agreement, the defendant is afforded an opportunity to withdraw his plea and proceed to trial. In this case the Judge followed the Cobbs agreement and sentenced our client to serve 30 days in jail followed by 180 days of home alcohol monitoring. The Judge was persuaded by our client’s compliance with the bond conditions, AA attendance and his renewed commitment to sobriety. Our client will serve 24 days in jail after credit for “good time” and 1 day credit on the day of his arrest.
  • 2 Retail Fraud, Shelby and Romeo

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 02, 2014
    Outcome:
    2 retail fraud will be dismissed pursuant to application of MCL 771.1, Delay Sentences.
    Description:
    41-A District Court, Shelby Township and 42-1 District Court, Romeo Multiple Retail Fraud Third Degree Charges Our client faced 2 retail fraud charges in the 41-A District Court (Shelby Township) and the 42-1 District Court (Romeo/Washington Township) in 2014. In both cases, a delayed sentence was negotiated with the prosecutor pursuant to MCL 771.1 for a dismissal at the end of 1 year. While this is something that we have done when someone has a single charge and no prior criminal record, it is rarely achieved when a person is faced with multiple charges. The Judges in both courts agreed to the disposition (delayed sentence with a dismissal) because our client’s conduct appeared to be isolated and impulsive at a difficult time in her life.
  • Romulus, 34th District Court, TSA Violation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 11, 2014
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    34th District Court, Romulus Airport and TSA Violations, Weapon at Security Checkpoint A weapon was found in our client’s carry-on bag at Metro-Airport as he was attempting to pass a security checkpoint. He was going on a hunting trip from Michigan to Wyoming. Our firm was able to have the serious TSA criminal offense reduced to a simple parking violation.