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I am charged in Michigan for possession of 4.55 grams meth. (non-violent) The pre-trial conference is May 8. The trial date is between June 2nd and June 30, 2015.
I have one previous arrest for possession of Meth, which was in CA. in 2003 and I have NO convictions because I successfully completed a PC-1000 drug diversion program and was released from the court’s jurisdiction on April 25, 2005. (It will be more than 10 years prior at the time of this pre-trial meeting, with trial date set for June 2nd - 30th)
MI law Sect-7411, I think my PC-1000 drug diversion was my 1 time allowance and I am probably not Drug Court eligible. However, Under Michigan law Sect 771.3 there is a possible NO-PRISON probation of either 1) a Deferred prosecution (deferred sentencing) with probation or 2) a delayed sentencing with probation.
I would like to pleas bargain for probation
I keep hearing about hiring a good lawyer to defend me. It seems that the consensus is that my case (on face value) should plea bargain (PB) out to No Prison time / Probation. I don’t mind paying for a good lawyer, but I’m not real keen on handing over a lot of cash just to see the prosecutor offer me probation right away and my lawyer saying thank you very much and have a nice day with a fat wad of money in his hand for very little work or negotiation. I have been an entrepreneur all my life and believed in my skills and abilities, so should a good lawyer. . .
QUESTION: UNDERSTANDING THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRO
NG ANSWER) How would A POTENTIAL LAWYER feel if a potential client offered the following sliding scale of payment for this type case?
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f the Prosecutor Offers Right Away a Plea Bargain of PB 3 or PB 4 or PB 6, lawyer earns $2,500.
But If Lawyer Has To Negotiate A Plea Bargain For Me, Lawyer Earns…
+ + PB 1 - No Prison Time > Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor– a Miracle $10,000
+ +PB 2 - No Prison Time, Drug Court - Great Work $9,000
+ +PB 3 - No Prison Time, Deferred Sentencing – V G Work $7,500
+ +PB 4 - No Prison Time, Delayed Sentenci> Probatn – Good Work $6,500
+ +PB 5 - Prison Time less than 2 years – OK at best $4,500
+ +PB 6 - Prosecutor GIVES me Drug Court - a gift from the Gods $2,500
+ +PB 7 - Prison Time 2-5 Years (Better than my Public Defender) $3,000
+ +PB 8 - Prison Time 5 Years + (Equals a Public Defender $2,000
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