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Testimonials & Case Studies

Female Genital Mutilation Charges Dismissed

After a motion from the law offices of Smith Blythe, a federal judge dismissed charges against two Smith Blythe clients, ruling that the federal government had “overstepped its bounds.”

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Dismissal of Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Before Trial

Sexual assault charges against a Smith Blythe client, a step grandfather embroiled in a custody nightmare, were formally dismissed.

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Plea on Life Offense for MSU football player

A Smith Blythe 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.

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Successful Plea for Dentist

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

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Rape Case Dismissed Against Doctor

With Molly Blythe as his attorney, an Ohio doctor accused of rape had charges dismissed before the trial began.

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Not Guilty in 2nd Degree Murder Self Defense Trial

Mariell Lehman’s client was acquitted of second degree murder after the judge ruled his actions self-defense.

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Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Juvenile client was charged with CSC 4 after a 5-year-old boy made allegations of a 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; Client’s case was successfully dismissed after 4 month probationary period.

Oakland County, August 2013
Sexual Assault

Client Not Charged

Student accused of sexually assaulting another student; Not charged.

Oakland County, August 2015
Attempt to Remove Children

Case Resolved

Mother faced CPS attempting to remove her children at least four times in Court, however, Shannon Smith won every hearing and mother did not lose her children; Case resolved and CPS petition ultimately dismissed.

Oakland County, April 2015
Child Abuse

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.

Wayne County, November 2009
Children taken by CPS

Children Returned

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

May, 2016
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Resolution

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

Macomb County, February 2013
Child Abuse

Dismissed

Stepfather accused of felony child abuse; Charges dropped at Preliminary Exam.

Otsego County, October 2016
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Resolution

16-year-old juvenile client accused of CSC 4 for sexually assaulting friend; Favorable deal reached so that client would have no conviction/adjudication for a sex crime using consent calendar.

Livingston County, October 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client faced criminal charges of CSC 2 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 the charges.

Bay County, August 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

Client charged with third degree CSC for having consensual teenage sex; Favorable plea worked out so that client would not have a criminal record, would not have to register and not serve any time in jail.

Lenawee County, May 2015
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Registry Removal

13-year-old juvenile client charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for touching his step-sister; No contest plea negotiated to simple assault which came off client’s record after six-month probationary period; Client did not have to register as a sex offender.

Wayne County, September 2010
Criminal Sexual Conduct

One Year in Jail

Client faced multiple allegations of CSC 3 and CSC 4 and 7.5 years in prison; After negotiation with prosecution, client sentenced to favorable resolution capping sentence at 1 year in jail.

Oakland County, August 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

Teacher facing 25 years in prison for 1st degree and 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct receives favorable plea deal to an attempt misdemeanor charge and avoids registry as a sex offender.

Hillside County, April 2010
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Probation

Client charged with CSC 2; Favorable plea deal reached to reduced CSC 4 charge after complex negotiation with prosecution using psychosexual risk assessments, progress in therapy and demonstrating to the Court the client was not a risk to society. Client sentenced to probation only.

Oakland County, June 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Prosecution Declined

Prosecution declined to charge 16 year old with CSC 3 after Shannon Smith was retained during the pre-warrant investigation.

Oakland County, May 2014
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

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

Ingham County, July 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Probation

18 year old client charged with multiple counts of CSC 3 for having sex with underage girls; Resolution reached so that 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 placed on probation.

Antrim County, May 2015
Date Rape

Charges Dropped

Client 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, client was not charged.

Oakland County, November 2015
Sexual Molestation

Charges Dropped

Client accused of molesting her 3 year old grandchild; Client not charged after retaining Shannon Smith during investigation phase.

Oakland County, September 2015
Sexual Assault

Child Falsely Accused

Ten year old student accused of sexual assault; Client not charged after negotiation with police and prosecution.

Oakland County, October 2016
Rape

Case Dismissed

Client charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Oakland County. Case dismissed by prosecution after motions were filed; Client no longer faces possibility of jail time, prison time or lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Oakland County, April 2012
Doctor Involved Sexual Assault

Doctor Acquitted

Doctor accused of sexual charge involving patient; Acquitted at trial.

Monroe County, February 2016
First degree criminal sexual conduct

Not Guilty of Life Offense

Client charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct by stepdaughter; Found not guilty after a three-day trial.

Charlevoix County, December 2016
Retrial

Case Dismissed

Client who spent 15 years in prison got a retrial based on DNA; Case dismissed on day of retrial.

Wayne County, April 2016
Sexual Abuse

Favorable Plea

Client faced termination of parental rights for failing to protect her children from alleged sexual abuse; Favorable plea was reached so that mother will not be terminated and her children will return home to her care.

Wayne County, February 2014
Sexting Charges

Charges Dropped

13 year old client was accused of sexting naked images; Client not charged after retaining Shannon Smith.

Oakland County, March 2015
Several Offenses

Favorable Plea Agreement

Client accused of several life offenses against daughter; Favorable plea reached with no jail, no registry, and client left with only misdemeanor on record in the end.

Eaton County, February, 2017
Leaving Scene of Accident

Case Dismissed

Charges dismissed against client accused of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury.

Warren, August 2010
Sexual Assault

Favorable Resolution

Juvenile client accused of sexually assaulting another juvenile; Favorable resolution reached allowing client to have no conviction whatsoever, no sex offender registry and because of an expert evaluation completed early on, no requirement for sex offender therapy.

Oakland County, March 2013
Sexual Molestation

Charges Dropped

18-year-old client accused of sexually molesting his niece. Charges avoided by hiring counsel to communicate with the police and Child Protective Services about the false allegation.

Oakland County, June 2010
Sexual Assault

Found Not Guilty

Client found NOT GUILTY after four day jury trial. Client accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who spent the night in his home after he climbed in bed with her by accident; The jury returned the verdict in 7 minutes.

Wayne County, July 2012
Sexual Abuse Allegation

CPS Case Dropped

Client facing termination of parental rights for allegation of sexual abuse; Case resolved by working with family court.

Eaton County, April, 2017
Sexual Assault on a Child

CPS Case Dismissed

Dad accused of sexually assaulting child (for 19th time); Case dismissed by prosecution.

Wayne County, December, 2016
Sexual Misconduct

Probation

Client accused of sexual misconduct against 9 year old family member; Favorable plea negotiated so that client would plead to a misdemeanor, not have to register as a sex offender and although Probation recommended jail time, client was sentenced to probation only.

Huron County, June 2015
Sexual Assault

Client Not Charged

Man accused of sexually assaulting unstable woman; After investigation by defense, client not charged.

September, 2016
Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Charges Dismissed for Teacher

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student; Charges dropped at Preliminary Examination after testimony.

Saginaw County, July 2016
Sexual Molestation

Charges Dropped

Client faced potential charges for allegations that he molested three girls at a family party; After retaining Shannon Smith and Gail Benson, charges were dropped and the client was allowed to retain custody of his son.

Lapeer County, November 2011
Sexual Assault

Juvenile Case Dismissed

Nine year old boy charged with sexually assaulting his sister; after working with experts, case dismissed.

Sanilac County, January 2017
Student Touching

Favorable Juvenile Resolution

Student charged with touching another student; Favorable plea to no registry and no incarceration; Teenager allowed to remain home with parents and on probation.

April, 2017
Accused of Rape

Innocent

College student falsely accused of raping two girls faced disciplinary hearing where the school sought suspension; After lengthy hearing, the school found the client not responsible and innocent.

Sept, 2014
Underage Sexual Conduct

Case Dropped

Client was accused of criminal sexual conduct against an underage family member; After working with the client, his family and cooperating with police, it became clear the complainant was a liar and the case was dropped.

Oakland County, October 2015
Accused of Rape

Charges Dropped

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

Livingston County, July 2015
Assault

Grandfather Not Charged

Falsely accused of assaulting grandchild; Not charged after substantial defense investigation and polygraphs.

Aug, 2015
Child Abuse

Case Dismissed

Parents falsely accused of abusing their baby and causing a skull fracture; Child Protective Services filed a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights and sought to suspend all visits between the parents and child and make the parents move out; 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 ultimately the case was completely dismissed and dropped by the prosecution.

Oakland County, October 2015
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Acquitted on Life Charges

Client was charged with 4 life offenses of CSC 1 and 1 count of CSC 2 by a girl who waited three years to make allegations; After a week long 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, which is significantly less than his original charges which included 4 life offenses; Case handled with co-counsel Cheryl Carpenter — the single conviction is currently on appeal.

Wayne County, August 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

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

Wayne County, May 2008

Case Dismissed

Client charged with three counts of CSC 2 for allegedly touching his 9 year old daughter; During the preliminary examination, the truth of the case became obvious; All three counts were dismissed after a Motion to Quash was filed with the Circuit Court.

Wayne County, December 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

Client faced two counts of CSC 3 (victim 13-15) and two counts of providing alcohol to a minor. Shannon Smith was retained along with Gail Benson to consult to handle his retrial (a different attorney handled the first trial which sent the client to prison for nearly two years until the conviction was overturned on appeal in 2012); 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 pled to a nonsexual misdemeanor in exchange for no further incarceration, no sex offender registration and no probation.

Kalkaska County, February 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client faced 4 counts of CSC 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.

Gratiot County, July 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Resolution

20-year-old client accused of 9 felonies including three 20-year felonies three 7-year felonies and three 4-year felonies, including serious sex offenses; Favorable resolution reached so that client can serve jail time only (no prison), obtain treatment/therapy, not register as a sex offender and will have no criminal record so long as he follows all terms and conditions of probation.

Oakland County, October 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client faced criminal charges for CSC 2 for allegations that he touched his daughter inappropriately and caused injury to her vagina; After discussing medical information the detective and prosecution were not aware of, the prosecution refused to authorize the warrant for the client’s arrest.

Wayne County, July 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

Teacher charged with multiple counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct for having a sexual relationship with a student; Negotiated favorable plea deal to 30 months in prison, considerably less than the potential 180 months client originally faced.

Wayne County, May 2009
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Sexual Conduct Expunged

Client’s conviction for attempted 4th degree criminal sexual conduct was expunged from his record.

Oakland County, May 2015
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Probation

16 year old juvenile client faced lifetime nonpublic registry and second degree criminal sexual conduct case; Favorable resolution reached to lesser charge, no registry at all and client sentenced to probation.

Nov, 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client charged with CSC 1 and facing mandatory 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 CSC 2 at the preliminary examination; Ultimately on the day of trial the case was dismissed by the prosecution.

Oakland County, December 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Not Charged

Client accused of sexually assaulting foster daughter; not charged after interview with police.

Oakland County, September, 2016
Date Rape

Case Dismissed

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

Oakland County, July 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Acquittal on Multiple Counts

Client falsely charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct; Found not guilty by jury after a week long trial.

Otsego County, July 2016
Emotional Abuse

Case Dismissed

Client was accused of emotionally abusing his child and facing Child Protective Service’s case; After motions, investigation and negotiation, the Petition filed by CPS was dismissed by the prosecution.

Kent County, January 2015
Domestic Violence

Case Dismissed

14 year old juvenile client charged with domestic violence. Case dismissed leaving client with no record or adjudication after three month period.

Wayne County, September 2014
Molesting Investigation

Record Expunged

Adult client convicted of molesting his step daughter. Had his record expunged for CSC 4.

Macomb County, December 2014
Juvenile Trial

Juvenile Not Taken From Parents

Client faced incarceration after juvenile trial; After substantial evaluations, client allowed to be placed on probation and remain with family.

Oakland County, April 2017
Inappropriate Touching

Charges Dropped

15 year old client accused of inappropriately touching his 12 year old cousin; Client not charged after our office was retained and an agreement was reached regarding an appropriate alternative out-of-court resolution.

Oakland County, February 2015
Sex Offender Registry

Registry Removal

Client placed on sex offender registry because of a mistake by his prior counsel. Successfully filed Motion and removed client from sex offender registry.

Oakland County, March 2010
Non-consensual Sex

Registry Removal

Adult client removed from sex offender registry after approximately 15 years based on Romeo and Juliet Petition. Client had been falsely accused of nonconsensual sex with a 15 year old when he was 16. After showing the Court the sex had actually been consensual and the alleged victim felt pressure to claim rape at the time, the Court granted removal from registry.

Oakland County, September 2014
Sex Offender Registry

Registry Removal

Motion granted to remove adult client from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry after Shannon Smith filed a 6.500 Motion.

Wayne County, December 2013
Molestation Case

Not Charged

Babysitter accused of molesting child years ago; not charged after extensive pre-warrant investigation by defense.

Macomb County, February 2016
Sexual Abuse

Charges Dropped

Client and wife accused of sexually abusing their child; CPS had already removed the children as a “temporary safety plan”; By retaining Shannon Smith, the criminal and CPS investigations were cleared up quickly and the client’s children were returned home; No criminal charges resulted.

Oakland County, June 2015
Sexual Assault

Favorable Plea

Client charged as a teacher for having a sexual relationship with a student. After facing six counts that each carried penalties of 15 years in prison and a charge of using a computer device to commit a felony, a favorable plea was negotiated to only one count in exchange for dismissal of the others, with a sentence agreement to 36 months in prison.

Wayne County, January 2011
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

Client was served with a request for personal protection order from ex based on frivolous and untrue claims; After a hearing before the Judge, the personal protection order against the client was denied and dismissed.

Oakland County, September 2012
Sexual Assault

Probation

Client charged with CSC 1 and/or CSC 3 after providing a confession to police that he sexually assaulted a family member; Our office worked with co-counsel Neil Rockindand aggressively fought the charges with motions, experts and an aggressive defense; Ultimately, the client was offered a resolution in the midst of an evidentiary hearing that allowed him to be placed on probation and avoid the several years in prison he was facing.

Wayne County, December 2014
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

Client falsely accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 13 year old daughter and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct; Case dismissed after further investigation and motions.

Charlevoix County, January 2015
Sexual Molestation

Case Dismissed

Client’s sister made allegations from childhood of sexual molestation by her brother; After exploring serious credibility issues with the complainant and explaining those to law enforcement and the prosecution, Client was not charged with criminal sexual conduct.

Lapeer County, August 2013
Sexual Misconduct

Four Days in Jail

21 year old client faced charges for sexually inappropriate conduct; Resolution reached so that client would have no criminal record, no sex offender registry and serve only 4 days of jail despite a recommendation for 90 days.

Livingston County, September 2015
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

Adult client falsely accused of sexually assaulting a woman motivated to make false claim for money; After substantial investigation into her past, the complainant failed to show for the Preliminary Examination and the case was dismissed.

Wayne County, October 2014
Sexual Molesting

Case Dismissed

Client was facing termination of his parental rights after his wife filed for divorce and accused him of sexually molesting their three year old daughter; After further investigation and working close with experts to show the allegations were wholly untrue, the case was dismissed.

Wayne County, January 2015
Sexual Offender Registry

Registry Removal

Client removed from sex offender registry after Shannon Smith filed a Motion to request removal; Client was convicted as a juvenile but was supposed to begin publicly registering on his 18th birthday.

Oakland County, August 2007
Sexual Molesting

Case Dismissed

Client was accused of sexually molesting and penetrating his 4-year-old daughter during a contentious divorce and was charged with sex crimes that carried a mandatory minimum of 25 years to life in prison; After substantial investigation and preparation, the case was dismissed after a Preliminary Examination with co-counsel Cheryl Carpenter.

Lapeer County, February 2013
Sexual Molestation

Favorable Plea

Client faced 6 counts for allegedly molesting two children. Despite a full confession by client, Shannon Smith negotiated a very favorable plea deal of 2 years of incarceration.

Berrien County, November 2011
Sexting Investigation

Case Dismissed

Juvenile client not charged with sexting after investigation by law enforcement.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Plea

Client faced 12 counts of criminal sexual conduct and faced a 28 year minimum prison term for allegedly molesting three girls, ages 10, 11 and 12; Despite the client fleeing the country for 10 years in between the allegations and being caught by law enforcement, we were able to work out a favorable plea to five years of incarceration — with credit for 1.5 years already completed.

St. Clair County, January 2012
Child Abuse

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 a probationary period.

Oakland County, January 2011
Assault to Grandchild

Grandfather Not Charged

Falsely accused of assaulting grandchild; Not charged after substantial defense investigation and polygraphs.

Oakland County, March 2016
Child Abuse

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.

Oakland County, September 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Prosecution Declined

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

Oakland County, December 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

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 allowed to return home to his family and children.

Oakland County, September 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Found Not Guilty

Client found NOT GUILTY on all counts after week long jury trial in Eaton County; Client accused of CSC 3, CSC 4 and CSC 4 for sexually assaulting his daughter’s 14-year-old best friend.

Eaton County, May 2013
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client charged with 2 counts of CSC 1 for allegations that he sexually assaulted 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.

Gratiot County, June 2012
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Case Dismissed

Client charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct for raping his seven year-old stepdaughter; Charges dismissed before trial and client did not have to register as a sex offender.

Calhoun County, September 2010
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Probation

Client who had already confessed to CSC 2 retained Shannon Smith to work out a favorable resolution as he was inevitably facing prison time; After psychological evaluations, psychosexual risk assessment testing, intense therapy and mitigation work at sentencing to show the client was not a predator, client was sentenced to probation only.

Macomb County, July 2014
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Resolution

Client charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and faced 25-year mandatory minimum in prison after confessing to the alleged event; Favorable resolution worked out so client could be placed on probation, not serve any jail/prison time and continue treatment.

August 2015
Criminal Sexual Conduct

Favorable Misdemeanor

Client charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for touching a two and a half year old family friend; After showing the Court and prosecution memory issues and reliability issues in the case, client pled to a very favorable non-sexual misdemeanor with no registry and no incarceration in prison or jail.

Huron County, March 2015
Custody Battle

Child Returned Home

Shannon helped her client and her boyfriend to reunite with their child after fighting a year-long court battle with family to have the child returned and a 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.

Oakland County, May 2010
Custody Battle

No Criminal or CPS Charges

Parent accused of assaulting child in bad divorce; not charged by police and CPS dropped case.

Oakland County, September 2016
Failing to care for child

CPS Case Dropped

Mother accused of failing to care for child; Case dropped.

Oakland County, June 2016
Date Rape

Charges Dropped

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

Oakland County, December 2012
Domestic Violence

Case Dismissed

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

Prosecution Declined

Prosecution Declined

Prosecution declined to charge teacher accused of sexting student.

Oakland County, November, 2016

Sexual Abuse

Case Dismissed

Termination of parental rights case dismissed right before trial for a father falsely accused of sexually abusing his 3 year old son.

Kent County, April 2014
Sexual Abuse

Case Dismissed

Client accused of having sex with 13-year-old stepdaughter. After retaining Shannon Smith the police did not even turn the file over to the prosecutor to seek a warrant.

Wayne County, September 2012
Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

Charges Dropped

17-year-old client accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with his sister when they were both children; Charges avoided by hiring Shannon Smith right away to work with the police and show them how their investigation was not accurate.

Oakland County, August 2010
Sexual Abuse

CPS Case Won at Trial

Dad accused of sexually abusing son; Court found no preponderance of evidence at trial; Case dismissed.

Wayne County, January, 2017
Sexting Charges

Alternative Resolution

13 year old client accused of sexting images was not criminally charged; Alternative resolution using Youth Assistance achieved.

Oakland County, February 2015
Sexual Abuse

CPS and Criminal Charges Avoided

Brother accused of sexually abusing charges; Client not charged and CPS dropped case.

Oakland County, June 2016
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

Physician falsely accused of sexually assaulting three different patients; After extensive pre-warrant investigation work by Shannon Smith, client was not charged in any case.

Dec, 2015
Sexual Assault

Dentist Case Favorable Resolution

Favorable plea resolution for no incarceration, no sex offender registry and no probation before retrial with falsely accused client.

Ingham County, May, 2016
Sexual Abuse

Favorable Outcome

Client was charged with old allegations from when he was 12 years old by charging the client when he was a grown adult (about 20 years later), the client faced prison, registry and very serious consequences as if he were an adult who molested a young child; Shannon Smith resolved the case by keeping the case in juvenile court and negotiating a favorable outcome with no registry or incarceration.

Ionia County, August 2013
Sexual Assault

Case Dismissed

Client accused of sexually assaulting his granddaughter years ago when she made the false claim to get out of trouble; After consulting with and retaining the Law Offices of Shannon Smith pre-warrant, client was not charged.

Oakland County, November 2014
Sexual Molestation

Charges Dropped

Client falsely accused of molesting his 3 year old daughter by wife who filed for divorce; After retaining our office pre-warrant and before a CPS petition was filed, client was not charged and CPS did not file a petition to terminate his parental rights.

Wayne County, February 2015
Sexual Molesting

Case Dismissed

Client accused of molesting his daughter’s friend. Shannon Smith was retained during the investigation stage of the case, cleared up some misunderstandings with law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office declined to issue a warrant; Client ultimately not charged of criminal sexual conduct.

Oakland County, March 2013
Teenager accused of date rape

Case Dismissed

Teenager accused of date rape; Case dismissed at Preliminary Exam.

August, 2016
Sexual Assault

Favorable Plea

Client accused of sexually assaulting woman while camping; pled to non-sexual misdemeanor with no registry or jail time.

Sanilac County, May 2017
Sexual Misconduct

Probation

Client accused of sexual misconduct against 9 year old family member; Favorable plea negotiated so that client would plead to a misdemeanor, not have to register as a sex offender and although Probation recommended jail time, client was sentenced to probation only.

Huron County, June 2015
Sexual Molesting

Case Dismissed

Client was falsely accused of sexually molesting her daughter. Shannon Smith was retained to represent client in the police investigation stage and the investigation by Child Protective Services; Client avoided charges and the CPS case was dismissed without a Petition filed.

Wayne County, May 2013
Sexual Touching

Not Charged of Sexual Touching

Client accused by neighbor child of touching her; Not charged after interview with police.

Washtenaw County, June, 2016
Sexual Molestation

Case Dismissed

Client faced termination of parental rights based on allegations he sexually molested two children (with a third child who “corroborated” one of the stories); On the day of trial a favorable resolution was reached and prevented the state from terminating his parental rights. As a result, the entire case was dismissed.

Wayne County, January 2013
Sexual Molestation

Case Dropped

Client faced potential charges for allegedly touching his daughter. After retaining Shannon Smith and Gail Benson, police decided to drop the case after a meeting and the client was allowed to return home immediately.

Livingston County, June 2011
Sexual Molestation

Probation & Community Service

Client faced 25 year mandatory prison terms for multiple allegations that he molested his ex-girlfriend’s daughter; Midway through a jury trial, all sex charges were dropped and client pled no contest to an attempt nonsexual misdemeanor with a sentence agreement for no prison, jail or sex offender registry; Client sentenced to probation and community service.

Berrien County, October 2011
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This firm is providing one of the pillars that makes our system of law a thing to be admired. Without the promise of a vigorous defense, half of the system is left to wither away and become corrupt. Each of us is, of course, able to form our own opinions of individual cases, but no one can question the absolute essential nature of the attorneys at Smith Blythe.

~ Tim Mohre

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This firm is providing one of the pillars that makes our system of law a thing to be admired. Without the promise of a vigorous defense, half of the system is left to wither away and become corrupt. Each of us is, of course, able to form our own opinions of individual cases, but no one can question the absolute essential nature of the attorneys at Smith Blythe.

~ Tim Mohre

Shannon is one of the most generous people I've ever met. She happens to practice in a very difficult area of law, one of which many people do not fully understand. I, for one, am thankful that Shannon holds the government accountable in its prosecution of criminal behavior, and that she works hard to protect everyone's Constitutional rights. Everyone deserves competent legal representation.”

~ Julie Paquette

I have hired Shannon Smith not once but twice for members of my family and I can say that if you need a very good lawyer you will not be sorry you hired Shannon Smith. Shannon has high integrity, high standards and honesty. No matter how many clients she has she makes you feel like you are the most important one.Shannon fights for her client. When you hire Shannon Smith as your lawyer you can be sure you have the very best.”

~ Anonymous

I was accused of a very serious crime. Shannon sunk her teeth right into my case and I knew I was in great hands. She knows what she is doing. I was in a world of hurt, but when I found out Shannon was on my side I knew all would be well, and it is. I owe my freedom to Shannon, and she has stayed in close touch with my family throughout this whole mess.”

~ Anonymous

Shannon was amazing from the first day I met with her. She assured me of her confidence in me and the case throughout the entire process. She is confident and strong in the courtroom, and is yet easy and comfortable to talk to. She knows her stuff, and it shows in her ability to act on the fly when things come up that are unexpected. Little things don’t get past her, and she is quick to act on them. She brought me through the trial of my life with barely a scratch. I am so grateful for Shannon, and I cannot even bring to words all she has done for me. I would definitely retain her as my lawyer again, and I highly recommend her to anyone needing representation. Shannon, if you're reading this, you are amazing, and I owe you my life. My life was in your hands, and now I have it back. Thank you so much, Shannon.”

~ Anonymous

What happens next:

Step 1

We will meet with you as soon as possible. Call 248-636-2595 to schedule your confidential consultation

Step 2

We will determine a solid plan to defend your case and give specific instructions about what to do

Step 3

We will build an aggressive defense through our own investigation, resources, and winning strategies

Step 1

We will meet with you as soon as possible. Call 248-636-2595 to schedule your confidential consultation

Step 2

We will determine a solid plan to defend your case and give specific instructions about what to do

Step 3

We will build an aggressive defense through our own investigation, resources, and winning strategies

When you hire Smith Blythe as your attorneys, you’re getting:

  • Dedicated attorney attention
  • Constant communication and contact
  • 25+ years of experience in defending those accused of sex crimes
  • Proven strategies for success
  • Solid professional relationships
  • Experienced in courtrooms throughout the state and federal court
  • Leaders among leaders: we are frequently sought out by other attorneys

When you hire Smith Blythe as your attorneys, you’re getting:

  • Dedicated attorney attention
  • Constant communication and contact
  • 25+ years of experience in defending those accused of sex crimes
  • Proven strategies for success
  • Solid professional relationships
  • Experienced in courtrooms throughout the state and federal court
  • Leaders among leaders: we are frequently sought out by other attorneys

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Contact Smith Blythe

At Smith Blythe, PC, our Michigan attorneys have been defending the rights of the accused for a combined 25+ years. Our team is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of those who are facing the most heinous allegations. We know how to protect your rights and will arm you with the strongest defense.

Get in touch with Smith Blythe P.C. today

    Are you a new client? Yes, I am a potential new client.No, I am a current existing client.I'm neither

    Contact Smith Blythe

    At Smith Blythe, PC, our Michigan attorneys have been defending the rights of the accused for a combined 25+ years. Our team is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of those who are facing the most heinous allegations. We know how to protect your rights and will arm you with the strongest defense.

    Get in touch with Smith Blythe P.C. today

      Are you a new client? Yes, I am a potential new client.No, I am a current existing client.I'm neither