Client Released on Bond After Weeks in Jail
Troy, MI – July 7, 2023: When our client’s family came to us 3 weeks ago, our 19-year-old client sat in the Oakland County Jail without bond in a serious armed robbery case. Mr. Freeman immediately went to work, and convinced the Court to actually set a bond. However, over Mr. Freeman’s objection, the bond became $1 Million, Cash/Surety. This was just as bad as no bond at all. Nevertheless, Mr. Freeman kept fighting.
Yesterday, Mr. Freeman won the battle. After several court appearances, and a blatant attempt by the Prosecutor’s Office to deny our client’s right to a timely preliminary examination, Mr. Freeman successfully persuaded an Oakland County Magistrate to set a reasonable bond — $50,000.00 cash/surety with a 10% cash alternative. Today, after posting the bond, the Oakland County Jail released the client with a GPS tether.
Although the case continues, our client will not have to fight the charges from inside a jail cell. This is a vivid example of why having an experienced criminal defense attorney is vitally important during every stage of a case.