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Timothy Flynn’s Legal Cases

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  • Michigan Supreme Court Felony Murder Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 06, 2006
    Outcome:
    4-3 decision by Mich Supreme Court
    Description:
    People vs Gillis. Client was convicted of felony murder following a 1st degree home invasion. He escaped from the home but was persued by the MSP 30-minutes later. In the ensuing chase, Gillis' car struck and killed two persons. Gillis appealed his jury conviction which was overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The St. Clair County Prosecutor appealed the reversal and the Michigan Supreme Court reinstated his conviction in a 4-3 vote along "ideological" lines.
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 02, 2010
    Outcome:
    6th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirmed Conviction
    Description:
    U.S. vs Bowers. Defendant appealed his conviction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Dist. of Mich for distributing child sexually-abusive material. Bowers raised a constitutional challenge as to how the federal child pornography (jurisdictional) statute applied to his circumstances. The appeal also raised a 4th Amend search & seizure argument. Oral argument was conducted on 01/22/2010 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Judges Merritt, Moore, and Gibbons. In a unanimous decision, the panel affirmed Bowers' conviction in a published opinion.
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict - Nov 2009

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 03, 2009
    Outcome:
    Client charged w/ assault but acquitted by jury.
    Description:
    People vs Ramsey, Keisha. Client tossed two shots at her on-again off-again lover during a heated argument; the second shot struck the man in the foot. Client was charged by the Oakland County Prosecutor with assault with intent to do great bodily harm; a four-year felony. She was also charged with felony firearm; a mandatory two-year felony. No reduction in charges was offered by the prosecutor. My client and I were told that the two-year count had to stick thus, my client faced two years in prison. Claiming self defense to the extent that her lover was making threats to destroy her apartment in this altercation, my client could not bring herself to cop a plea. We tried the case to a jury and my client was acquitted. Success came, in part, through the effective cross-examination of the so-called victim whom the jury did not believe. At the end of the trial, my client was free to leave the courtroom.
  • Not Guilty Bench Trial - January 2010

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Outcome:
    Client charged w/ crack possn acquitted by judge
    Description:
    People vs Nadia, J. This client had received some assistance late one evening from a WB Police officer on patrol. After giving her a lift in his cruiser, the officer later discovered some crack cocaine on the floor of his cruiser where my client had been sitting. She insisted that it was not her drugs and refused to plea. As no plea bargain was offered by the Oakland County Prosecutor, she exercised her right to trial. We discussed the prospect of a waiver trial; a trial without jury where the judge serves as the sole trier of the facts in the case. This client was called to testify on her own behalf; a strategic move considering her past struggle with narcotics. She was persuasive and the judge found reasonable doubt that the drugs found in the cruiser were hers. She was acquitted and immediately released from the Oakland County Jail.
  • Expert Witness in Macomb Probate Trust Litigation

    Practice Area:
    Trusts
    Outcome:
    Pending Litigation
    Description:
    I was called to provide expert testimony in contested trust-administration proceedings in Macomb County Probate Court. I have been generating reasonable bills for clients, and reviewing same for my colleagues and para-professional staff for over 20-years. I spent 8-years training paralegals at the University of Detroit Mercy. I know a fair bill when I see one.
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict - October 2010

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury Acquittal
    Description:
    People vs Paige, Charles. This was a domestic assault charge. The case was tried in Oakland Circuit with the jury innovations of allowing jurors to question witnesses following the attorneys' examination and allowing them to discuss the case during breaks. Client testified on his own behalf.
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict - July 2008

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Jury Acquittal on Child Abuse Charge
    Description:
    People vs Klaus, Dan. This case was charged as felony child abuse. The successful defense was use of reasonable force to discipline a child under accused's care. The accused was the former boyfriend of the alleged victim's mother. This man served as a father figure for the boy. The boy was disciplined reasonably; not violently. Not getting convicted of the charged felony was important to our client b/c he is a hunter and would have had to give-up weapons if convicted.
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict - June 2007

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Jury Acquittal on Domestic Violence Charge
    Description:
    People vs Cantley, Chris. This case involved a felony domestic assault brought against a father for shoving his 16-year old son during a heated dispute. The jury saw that the charges were sponsored by the child's mother, who was going through a divorce w/ the father. The stakes were high for the accused father, as he had prior DV convictions on his record from his younger years.
  • Capital Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Outcome:
    Plea Reduction Offered
    Description:
    This client was initially charged with two counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. After the preliminary exam, the district court judge reduced the case to one count of CSC 3rd degree and one count of CSC 4th degree. After our extensive motions in the case, just prior to jury trial, the prosecutor offered our client two misdemeanor counts of CSC 4th and a sentence of probation. Unfortunately, the client rejected the offer and we tried the case. He was jury convicted; my first trial loss in four years. Probably should have taken the plea deal, but we never shy away from a client's right to exercise their right to a trial by jury. At sentencing, we were able to convince the judge to sentence our client to the very low end of his guidelines even though the prosecutor wanted the judge to sentence him to the very top of his sentencing guidelines.
  • Assault Conviction Reversed on Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    Conviction Reversed on Appeal
    Description:
    The client in this case was convicted in the Wayne County Circuit Court on a single count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd degree and sentenced to 4-years prison. I was the Defendant's court-appointed appellate counsel. The conviction was overturned, and the Defendant immediately remanded to the trial court to be cut loose from the Michigan Department of Corrections.