Posted by a client
There is not enough evidence to take this case to trial and therefore authorities have dropped rape charges against three teens. The decision has left the young men's families ecstatic and their accuser's family angry and disappointed. The testimony in the case came in when a judge found there was enough evidence to send the first-degree sexual assault cases to Kent County Circuit Court. During that probable-cause hearing, an 18-year-old former High School student testified she was sexually assaulted by the 18-year-old and his friend, in her home in Grand Rapids. She said she also was assaulted a second time by the teens. She testified she watched pornographic movies with the young men but denied she consented to sex. Over the next three months while their clients were free on bond, defense attorneys gathered evidence they say shows the accuser was telling various versions of the story to people who were willing to testify. Defense attorneys also said they had records that showed the young woman attempted to contact her alleged attackers by phone and Internet, and had hung out with them at a football game and other events after the alleged attacks.
Spring Lake attorney Robert German said the women's story was filled with contradictions that tipped the scale in his client's favor. Prosecutors offered a chance to German's client to plead guilty to attempted sexual assault -- a maximum five-year felony -- if he testified against the other two. He turned the deal down and, along with the others, faced up to life in prison if convicted. German said that when someone turns down such an offer especially when they are facing life in prison, it tends to indicate that that person did not do what he is accused of.
All defense attorneys involved in this case said Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker showed integrity in considering the evidence the defense presented and then dropping the charges.
Becker said there simply was not enough evidence to expect a jury to find the men guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Posted by a client
My case went to trial and Robert's speaking was incomprehensible and made no sense. At one point he was reprimanded by the judge to get his thoughts together. Unfortunately I lost and was charged with a feliny mainly because of Roberts poor representation. He knows nothing abut the states Mmmp program.
Posted by a client
I, along with my boyfriend, was getting charged with illegal entry without permission, I asked Rob for help and he was right there, even though my court date was the following morning. He got me off the hook and made a deal that my boyfriend would just get time served for the misdemeanor. Everything was over and done with not even a half hour after I plead not guilty, and I received my bond right then and there. Extremely helpful and has a natural way about him that keeps you optimistic. Best lawyer I've worked with and best outcome that I expected.
Posted by Tom
Hired Robert German to help me get my driver's license back after DUI. After paying him and being told by him that my case was no problem, I could not get a call back. He told me that he had filed for a hearing with the State and that was not true. It has been 18 months since I have paid him.
Posted by Justin
I had a very tough case that was scheduled for 3 days and lasted 4. He was aggressive and notbafraid to put the truth out there. Very knowledgeable with law enforcement. He did his job and saved my life. I recommend him for any criminal matters. He has very reasonable rates and is very straight forward with you. But make aure you pay him what he expects. He will be on tour side.
Posted by Summer
Rob is by far the best lawyer I have ever had to use! The first that I had to hire, but he had done by far more than I expected in the very end. We did not get the results that we were praying for. He did who ever kept me out of prision and was honest with me. Worked his tail off!! He also informed my mother of what he was thinking the out come was going to be. He kept me feeling like no matter what not to give up! He believed in me. That is a lot! Infact his last words to me were advice, I took them and on May 10 ...everything just might turn around!!!
Mr.Rob German did not back down at all. When things were being said that were not to be brought up in trial he had to not say any thing bec,ause he diddnt want the jury to hear any more than what they just did. He is a very concreat thinker. I know this. I sat next to him for many. Hours. He does not feel like he has to be just a lawyer, why do I say that? Its because I saw him pull out his background of being a cop and stgarted cross exam. the cop that was testiafing agianst me... Mr.Germen aslo had no problem giving the Judge a few qustions if it were in his family that this happened.
I hope I NEVER have to use him ever again. I will say this, he is such a nice guy, to the point, he don't want any bull. If you did the crime or whbat ever just tell him and he has seen it all I am sure. He does have a loving staff as well. Every thing he said about himself is true pluse some. I don't think he gives himself enough credit. Thanks soo much Rob Germen. Thanks for the long fight with me and not backing down even after all the offers they gave... I know WE still won!!
Posted by Terry
When I was arrested he met with my family and helped get me out of jail. His representation was Aggressive and I always knew he was on my side. I don't know who this other review is by he is not describing my lawyer.
Posted by a Divorce client
Unresponsive. Allowed original subpoena to default. Never told me; found out when 2nd lawyer called me to ask me how this happened. Refused to send billing statement for 9 months. Stipulated to issues against my will. Reprimanded by judge for poor court room behavior. Did no discovery. Showed up with no witness list. Found a new lawyer. Refused to yield court documents. 2nd lawyer filed with Grievance Commission. I filed with Grievance Commission.