Proven Results

Our criminal sexual conduct lawyers have been securing favorable outcomes for our clients for over 16 years now. We love adding new success stories – and yours could be next. If you are being accused of criminal sexual conduct, rape, molestation, or any other sex crime in Michigan – send our office a message now. 

Rape | Wayne County

Client Not Charged

Our client was accused of child abuse for disciplining his children. After taking the client in to speak with the police, no charges were filed.

Sexual Assualt | Oakland County

Client Not Charged

Our client was falsely accused of sexually assaulting his daughter. After an initial investigation by Shannon, the relevant information was sent to the prosecutor showing the child was coached. No charges were issued.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Wayne County

No Charges Filed

Our client was accused of inappropriately touching two children and faced criminal sexual conduct charges. Shannon’s investigation made it clear that the allegations were false and the client was not charged.
 

Juvenile Sexting | Oakland County

Favorable Plea Deal

Client was accused of multiple sexting incidents and revenge pornography. We were able to work out a deal so our client got zero jail time and no sex offender registry. He will also have his record wiped clean when he turns 18.

Sexual Assault| Livingston County

Charges Dropped

Our client was accused of sexually assaulting three different people at various parties while drinking alcohol. We were able to gather evidence from the school and other sources to show a plot to accuse our client from a group of “friends” looking to get him in trouble. Once revealed, all charges were dropped.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Macomb County

Client Not Charged

Our client was accused of touching his 4 year old granddaughter in the midst of a custody fight between her parents. He hired Shannon Smith to help with his CPS investigation and after all was said and done, our client was not charged and a CPS petition was not filed.

Child Abuse | Oakland County

Client Not Charged

Our client was accused of child abuse for disciplining his children. After taking the client in to speak with the police, no charges were filed.

Child Pornography | Macomb County

Client Not Charged

Our client was accused of possessing child pornography on multiple devices that were seized by law enforcement. Shannon was hired to assist in proving that the devices originally belonged to someone else. Client was not charged.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

Client Not Charged

Our client was accused of sexual assualt when we accidently made contact with the butt of a woman he was playing volleyball with. After taking the client in to speak with police, the client was not charged and the complaint was dismissed.

Genital Mutilation | Oakland County

Female Genital Mutilation Charges Dismissed

After a motion from Shannon Smith Law, a federal judge dismissed charges against our client, ruling that the federal government had overstepped its bounds.

Sexual Assault | Macomb County

CSC Charges Dismissed Before Trial

Sexual assault charges against a Shannon Smith Law client, a step grandfather caught in a custody nightmare, were formally dismissed.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

Very Favorable Plea

A Shannon Smith Law client and former football player entered a plea that allowed for no prison or jail time, no sex offender registration, and, after completing probation – no criminal record

Genital Mutilation | Oakland County

Successful Plea For Dentist

Shannon Smith’s client, a former pediatric dentist, secured a plea that lead to no jail or prison time, no sex offender registry, and credit for time served.

Sexual Assault | Macomb County

Rape Charges Dismissed

With a Shannon Smith Law attorney, an Ohio doctor accused of rape had charges dismissed before the trial began.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

NOT GUILTY

Our client was acquitted of second degree murder after the judge ruled his actions self-defense.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Juvenile client was charged with 4th degree criminal sexual conduct after a 5 year old boy made allegations of sexual assault. Shannon Smith resolved the case by negotiating a consent calendar for the juvenile client which means no conviction, adjudication, or sex offender registry. Clients case was successfully dismissed after 4 month probationary period.

Sexting Investigation | Livingston County

Case Dismissed

Juvenile client was charged with sexting. After investigation by law enforcement and with the help of Shannon Smith, all charges were dropped.

Rape Accusations | Oakland County

Charges Dropped

20 year old client accused of raping a girl at a party faced criminal sexual conduct charges. By retaining Shannon Smith on a pre-warrant basis, the truth of the case was clear – it was obviously a false allegation by the complainant and our client was not criminally charged.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

Client Not Charged

Student accused of sexually assaulting another student. With the help of Shannon Smith, client was not charged.

Assault | Oakland County

Grandfather Not Charged

Falsely accused of assaulting his grandchild, our client was not charged after substantial defense investigation and polygraphs.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | St. Clair County

Favorable Plea

Client faced 12 counts of criminal sexual conduct and faced a 28 year minimum prison sentence for allegedly molesting three girls, aged 10, 11, and 12. Despite the client fleeing the country for 10 years, we were able to work out a favorable plea of 5 years incarcerated – with credit for 1.5 years served.

Attempt To Remove Children | Oakland County

Case Resolved

Mother faced CPS attempting to remove her children at least four times in court. However, Shannon Smith won every hearing and her client did not lose her children. Case resolved and CPS petition dismissed.

Assault | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Parents falsely accused of abusing their baby and causing a skull fracture. CPS filed a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights and sought to suspend all visits between parents and child. After Shannon Smith held the preliminary Inquiry, the parents were not removed and shortly after, the case was reduced to no longer seek termination of parental rights but only temporary jurisdiction. The parents braced themselves for a fight – they would never plead to allegations that did not happen – and their case was completely dismissed and dropped by the prosecution

Child Abuse | Oakland County

Negotiated Deal

Daycare faced risk of losing license due to failing to report allegations of child abuse. Negotiated deal with CPS that allowed client to keep their license as long as they successfully complete probationary period.

Assault On Grandchild | Oakland County

Grandfather Not Charged

Falsely accused of assaulting grandchild, client was not charged after substantial defense investigation and polygraphs.

Child Abuse | Wayne County

Case Dismissed

Client accused of failing to protect her children from child abuse and the state sought to terminate her parental rights. Negotiated a no-contest plea in exchange for dismissal of the remaining allegations and an agreement with the state that the client would be reunited with her children.

Juvenile Sexting | Oakland County

Favorable Resolution

Client accused of numerous sexting incidents and revenge pornography. Deal worked out so client did not get any jail time or sex offender registry and his record will be clean when he turns 18.

Children Taken | Oakland County

Children Returned

Client received bad advice form prior lawyer and had his children taken by CPS. After hiring Shannon Smith, the case was immediately resolved and the children were returned home.

Child Abuse | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Client’s children were removed by CPS and both parents faced termination of parental rights based on false allegations of serious child abuse after an accidental injury. Right before trial, a reduced plea deal was reached that allowed the children to be immediately returned to the parents from foster care. After a three month period, the case was dismissed.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Wayne County

Acquitted On Life Charges

Client was charged with 4 life offenses of CSC 1 and CSC 2 by a woman that waited three years to make allegations. After a weeklong trial, the jury acquitted the client on the 4 life offenses and found him guilty on the lesser charge. Client was ultimately sentenced to 1-15 years in prison; significantly less than his original 4 life offenses. Case was handled with co-counsel Cheryl Carpenter.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Macomb County

Favorable Resolution

19-year-old client charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct for having consensual sex with 15 year old. Negotiated favorable resolution allowing client to not have to register as a sex offender, no jail/prison, and the client will have no conviction so long as he completes probation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Wayne County

Favorable Plea

Client charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and solicitation of a minor for an immoral purpose. 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed at preliminary examination. We negotiated a favorable plea to a misdemeanor that did not require sex offender registry and no jail/prison time.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Prosection Declined

Prosecution declined to charge client with criminal sexual conduct against his child after Shannon Smith was hired during the pre-warrant investigation. Unlike many defense attorneys, Shannon smith did not refuse an interview between the client and police which helped tremendously.

Child Abuse | Ostego County

Case Dismissed

Stepfather was accused with felony child abuse. After hiring Shannon Smith, all charges were dropped at the preliminary examination.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Wayne County

Case Dismissed

Client charged with three counts on 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching his 9 year old daughter. During the preliminary exam, the truth of the case became obvious. All three counts were dismissed after a Motion to Quash was filed with the circuit court.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Client faced termination of parental rights on two different cases based on false allegations of criminal sexual conduct. After further investigation and negotiation with the prosecutor, both petitions by CPS were dismissed and the case was closed. Client was allowed to return home to his family and children.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Livingston County

Favorable Resolution

16-year-old juvenile client accused of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a friend. Favorable deal was reached so that client would have no conviction for a sex crime using the consent calendar.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Kalkaska County

Favorable Plea

Client faced two counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of providing alcohol to a minor. Shannon Smith was hired along with Gail Benson to consult to handle his retrial (a different attorney handled the first trial which sent the client to prison for 2 years until the conviction was overturned). After substantial preparation including additional investigation and interviewing that the first lawyer did not adequately complete, the client was offered a very favorable plea bargain. Client plead to a nonsexual misdemeanor in exchange for no further prison time, no sex offender registration, and no probation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Eaton County

Found Not Guilty

Client found NOT GUILTY on all counts after a weeklong jury trial in Eaton County. Client was accused of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting his daughter’s 14-year-old best friend.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Bay County

Case Dismissed

Client faced criminal charges of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct based on allegations by his nephew of inappropriate touching. After investigation into the complainant’s credibility and several motions filed by the defense, the prosecution agreed to dismiss all charges.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Gratiot County

Case Dismissed

Client faced 4 counts of criminal sexual conduct on two alleged victims who claimed they were sexually assaulted when they were together by their uncle. After discovering the true story and motivation by these boys and talking to the prosecution, the case was dismissed.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Gratiot County

Case Dismissed

Client charged with 2 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct for allegations that he sexually assaulted his stepdaughter. The allegations were motivated by a custody dispute which was shown at the preliminary examination. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice and agreed they would never charge the client based on any allegations by the girl again.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Hillside County

Favorable Plea

Teacher was facing 25 years in prison for 1st degree and 4rd degree criminal sexual conduct received favorable plea deal to a much lesser misdemeanor charge and is not required to register as a sex offender.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Wayne County

Favorable Plea

Teacher charged with multiple counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct for having a sexual relationship with a student. With the help of Shannon Smith, we negotiated a favorable plea deal to 30 months in prison, considerably less than the original 180 months the client originally faced.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Favorable Resolution

Client was charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and faced a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence in prison after confessing to the alleged event. We were able to work out a favorable resolution so that the client would be placed on probation and not serve any jail/prison time.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Probation

Client charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and a favorable plea deal was reached to reduce to 4th degree criminal sexual conduct after a complex negotiation with the prosecution using psycho-sexual risk assessments, progress in therapy, and demonstrating to the court that the client was not a risk to society. Client received only probation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Sexual Conduct Expunged

Client was previously convicted for attempted 4th degree criminal sexual conduct and his charge was expunged from his record after he hired Shannon Smith.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Huron County

Favorable Misdemeanor

Client charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for touching a two-year-old family friend. After showing the Court and prosecution memory issues that reliability issues in the case, the client plead to a very favorable non-sexual misdemeanor with no sex offender registry and no prison time.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Prosecution Declined

Prosecution declined to charge 16-year-old with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct after Shannon Smith was retained during a pre-warrant investigation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Macomb County

Probation

16-year-old juvenile client faced lifetime nonpublic sex offender registry and second degree criminal sexual conduct charge. We reached a favorable resolution to a lesser charge, no sex offender registry at all, and client was only sentenced to probation.

Custody Battle | Huron County

Child Returned Home

Shannon helped her client and her boyfriend reunite with their child after fighting a year-long court battle with family to have the child returned and the families guardianship terminated. On the day the child was returned by the Judge, the mom and dad also decided to get married – a happy ending for all.

Sexual Assault | Ingham County

Case Dismissed

Client was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker. Shannon Smith was retained to fight the Personal Protection Order (PPO) entered against him and during the investigation by law enforcement, client was ultimately not charged and the PPO was dismissed by the court.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Client charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and facing a minimum of 25 years in prison for touching his friend’s daughter during the middle of the night. After testimony at the preliminary examination, the charges were significantly reduced to 2nd degree CSC. Ultimately, on the day of trial, the case was completely dismissed by the prosecution.

Custody Battle | Oakland County

No Criminal or CPS Charges

Client was accused of assaulting their child in a bad divorce. After hiring Shannon Smith, client was not charged by police and CPS dropped the case.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Antrim County

Probation

18-year-old client charged with multiple counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with underage girls. We reached a resolution that the client would not have to register as a sex offender, would not have a criminal record for sexual crimes, and would be immediately released from jail and given only probation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Not Charged

Client was originally charged with assaulting foster daughter. After hiring Shannon Smith, the was not charged following an interview with police.

Failure to Care for Child | Oakland County

CPS Case Dropped

Client was accused and charged with failing to care for her child. After hiring Shannon Smith, all charges and case was dropped.

Date Rape | Oakland County

Charges Dropped

Client was falsely accused of date rape and hired Shannon Smith immediately. After showing the girl’s motivation to lie and proof of the same to law enforcement, all charges were dropped.

Date Rape | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

18 year old client was accused of date rape. Shannon Smith was hired during the investigation stage of the case. We took the client to an interview with police and the prosecutor’s office declined to issue a warrant. Client was ultimately not charged.

Date Rape | Oakland County

Charges Dropped

26 year old client was accused of date rape. After retaining Shannon Smith and Gail Benson to investigate, interview witnesses, and communicate with law enforcement, all charges were dropped.

Sexual Molestation | Oakland County

Charges Dropped

Client was accused of molesting her 3 year old grandchild. After hiring Shannon Smith during the investigation phase, client was ultimately not charged.

Criminal Sexual Conduct | Oakland County

Not Guilty

Client was falsely accused of and charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. After a weeklong trial, client was found not guilty.

Domestic Violence | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Complaining witness in a domestic violence case hired counsel to have charges dismissed against her husband that were erroneous. Case was dismissed before trial.

Sexual Assault | Oakland County

Child Falsely Accused

Ten year old student was accused of sexual assault. Client hired Shannon Smith and was not charged after negotiation with police and prosecution.

Emotional Abuse | Oakland County

Case Dismissed

Client hired Shannon Smith after being accused of emotionally abusing his child and facing Child Protective Service case. After motions, investigation, and negotiations, the petition filed by CPS was dismissed by the prosecution.

Sexting | Oakland County

Prosecution Declined