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Matthew Abdo’s Legal Cases

44 total


  • Warren - Assault to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Assault Less Than Murder

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 04, 2011
    Outcome:
    Original Charge Dismissed, 4 month probation
    Description:
    Matthew, through extensive negotiation, advocacy, and motion practice, got the original charge reduced to a Disorderly Conduct. Initially, the client was facing up to 10 years in prison. Ultimately, a plea was offered to a 90 day misdemeanor. After a 4 month period of non-reporting probation the matter was dismissed. The client did not serve any time in jail.
  • Dismissal of Marijuana Charges

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 04, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    In this case Matthew managed to argue a dismissal of marijuana charges based on the medical marijuana law. The case was in Warren's 37th District Court and pursuant to an evidentiary hearing the Judge kicked the case out of Court.
  • Placing Harmful Objects in Food

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    1 year probation with HYTA
    Description:
    In this case defendant was looking at a 10 year felony. Matthew negotiated the legal matter down to a 1 year offense whereby the client is able to have the conviction lifted after successful completion of probation.
  • Eastpointe - Dogbite Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed.
    Description:
    In this scenario the client could not settle for anything less than a dismissal. After extensive negotiation and advocacy the case was finally dropped.
  • Probaion Violation and Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Assault dismissed and probation violation cancelled
    Description:
    Client was on probation in St. Clair Shores and accused of assault (falsely) in Clinton Twp. Matthew was fighting to avoid a second conviction and what would have been a violation in the original Court where jail would have been a very real possibility.
  • Warren - Negligence Trial

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Verdict for plaintiff
    Description:
    Client was the victim of a towing company that severely damaged his car. Plaintiff prevailed at bench trial and was awarded the damages for his truck.
  • Macomb County Circuit - Administrative Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Administrative Law
    Date:
    Jan 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    DLAD result overturned, full license granted
    Description:
    Client was denied his license by the DLAD and the case appealed to Circuit Court. Based on Matthew's brief and advocacy the Circuit Court overturned the DLAD's decision and granted the client a full license.
  • Sterling Heights - Jury Trial

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client was being charged with moving violation causing death. She maintained innocence from the outset of her case. Prosecution was unwilling to offer any reductions and the issue was set for trial. We put forth a defense on the basis that the incident was an accident. After deliberation, the jury came back with a verdict of Not Guilty.
  • Sterling Heights - Domestic Violence

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed, Responsible to Civil Infraction
    Description:
    Client was facing charges of domestic violence. Pursuant to thorough negotiations and advocating my client's position the charge was dropped. My client admitted responsibility to a non-criminal civil infraction.
  • Macomb County Circuit - Domestic Threat of Terrorism (20 Year Felony)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 14, 2013
    Outcome:
    Probation, HYTA deferral (dismissal upon compliance)
    Description:
    This case involved statements made on the internet by an 18 year old client. The client was charged with a 20 year felony. Through diplomacy, memorandums, and advocacy our office was able to avoid jail, have the client's GPS tether removed, and obtain a HYTA deferral.