Bucyrus Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Stone of The Stone Law Firm, LTD
has managed to successfully spare his client – Kristle Kendall –
from any felony charges after a plea bargain in a less-than-ordinary OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) case.
When Kendall was pulled over last year, the body of who she describes as
her best friend was found deceased in the car from a gunshot wound to
the head. Michael Collins Jr., as he would later be identified, committed
suicide at least half an hour before Kendall was pulled over, according
to her own account of what happened. But investigators were skeptical
to say the least.
Prosecutors and law enforcement were confused as to why she would continue
to drive seemingly aimlessly around the streets of Crawford County with
a deceased individual in the passenger seat. They suspected that if she
was not directly involved in the fatal shooting, she may have had a hand
in some of the foul play Collins allegedly committed earlier, including
reports of burglary, armed robbery, and even the kidnapping of Kendall
herself. If suspicions were allowed to mount to actual criminal charges,
she could have been slapped with several felony counts and sent down a
Smart Litigation Leads to a Plea Bargain
Kendall’s case is strange by most standards. The lack of evidence
for either side of the courtroom made it incredibly difficult to defend
her, and it seemed that matters were not tipping in her favor. Much to
Kendall’s benefit, Attorney Stone was able to negotiate with the
county prosecutor for a plea bargain. By admitting guilt to the OVI, it
was agreed that she would not face any felony charges for the rest of
the possible-criminal, albeit unexplained, occurrences surrounding her case.
For more information about Bucyrus Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Stone,
or to retain his services for your own criminal charges, you can call
(419) 610-2032. Or you can fill out an
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