Success Stories


What makes Mitch Foster Law so successful?

We consider each person our law firm represents to be a unique individual with his or her own family, friends and individual challenges.  We go the extra mile to give the best legal defense in every situation.  We strive to fully meet the needs and expectations of each person we represent before the Michigan courts and judicial system to the very best of our ability.  Winning your law case is the ultimate goal.  Winning can mean avoiding the filing of charges, dismissing charges before trial, getting a not guilty verdict at trial, getting a conviction overturned, or getting an early release from jail or prison.  We have the experience, resources, and expertise to get the job done.


Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN)
  • Walk and Turn Test
  • One Leg Stand Test

Member of National College of DUI Defense

Named to Michigan Super Lawyers list - 2007 to 2019
Rated in the top 5% of all attorneys in
Michigan by other Michigan attorneys

What's New?

May 15, 2019 - ARMED ROBBERY AND FELONY FIREARM CHARGES DISMISSED - A District Court Judge in Detroit at 36th District Court dismissed all charges against Mitch's client after conducting a preliminary examination. The dismissal was due to insufficient evidence. If convicted, Mitch's client was facing up to LIFE in prison for the armed robbery count and a mandatory five years in prison on the felony firearm - second offense count.

May 6, 2019 - DISMISSAL - ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER - 36th District Court Judge Michael Wagner in Detroit dismissed two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder and two counts of Felonious Assault against Mitch's client after Mitch demanded his client's right to a preliminary examination. The work is not yet done on this case, as the Feds have picked up the case. Mitch is still on the case defending his client in Federal Court.

April 11, 2019 - FELONY LARCENY IN A BUILDING REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR - NO JAIL - Mitch represented an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran and negotiated a reduction of felony larceny in a building to a less serious misdemeanor larceny with probation, restitution, and no jail time. There is no longer any risk of a felony conviction in this case.

March 29, 2019 - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE - Mitch's client was charged with five felony counts and up to LIFE in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for criminal sexual conduct first and second degree. A vigorous and thorough cross examination of the nine-year-old accuser revealed that the accusations were fabricated. The defense also included character witnesses and the defendant's own testimony proclaiming his innocence. A Wayne County jury reached five unanimous not guilty verdicts after deliberating for less than an hour.

March 28, 2019 - NAMED MICHIGAN SUPERLAWYER AGAIN - Mitch was named to the list of MICHIGAN SUPERLAWYERS as selected by his peers by Thomson Reuters for the 13th consecutive year.

January 17, 2019 - DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CASE - Mitch's client was charged in Oakland County Juvenile Court of possession of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). After months of negotiations with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, on the eve of trial, Judge Lisa Langton agreed to dismiss all charges against Mitch's client, saving her from having a juvenile record and saving her from having a drug conviction on her driving record.

January 7, 2019 - FEDERAL COURT SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATION DISMISSED AND SUPERVISED RELEASE TERMINATED - NO PRISON TIME - Mitch's client had previously been sentenced to a 2 year term of supervised release by a United States District Court Judge in Florida. She picked up a new felony charge involving identity theft in Oakland County while she was on supervised release. Her Federal case was assigned to Judge George Steeh in the United States District Court in Detroit and she was facing up to 2 years in prison for her supervised release violation. On January 7, 2019, Judge Steeh dismissed her violation and terminated her term of supervised release - Mitch's client walked out of the court room a free woman with no additional Federal court supervision.

August 10, 2017 - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - SELF-DEFENSE - STAND YOUR GROUND - Mitch's client was charged with two felony counts and up to 10 years in prison for assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder and felonious assault with a knife. The attacker was unarmed and used her fists as weapons and Mitch's client stood her ground and used a knife in self-defense to stop the attack. A Wayne County jury reached unanimous not guilty verdicts after deliberating less than an hour.

June 20, 2017 - CASE DISMISSED - CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT THIRD DEGREE - Mitch moved to dismiss the charges of criminal sexual conduct - third degree. On the date of the preliminary examination a 36th District Court judge at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Wayne County dismissed the charges.

June 20, 2017 - FELONY MURDER CHARGES REDUCED TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER - Mitch's client as facing felony murder, first degree child abuse, and torture. After months of negotiation and on the eve of trial, Mitch negotiated a plea bargain with the Wayne County prosecutor's office to involuntary manslaughter with a 9 to 15 year sentence agreement for his client. If convicted as charged, Mitch's client would have had to serve the rest of her LIFE in prison without the possibility of parole.

May 10, 2017 - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT FIRST DEGREE and HOME INVASION FIRST DEGREE and FELOIOUS ASSAULT - Mitch's client was accused of breaking into a home and raping a woman at knife point and was facing up to LIFE in prison if convicted as charged. The prosecutor's best offer was 10 to 20 years in prison - Mitch's client rejected this offer, opted for trial, took the stand in his own defense, and was declared not guilty by a Wayne County jury of all counts in a classic he said/she said case. Mitch's cross examination of the accuser was the key to this case. The defense was consent. This was the second jury trial in this case - the first trial was in February and resulted in a hung jury and a mistrial was declared.

March 2, 2016 - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - FELONY DRUNK DRIVING (OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED THIRD OFFENSE) - An Oakland County jury found Mitch's client Not Guilty of operating while intoxicated third offense. There was a blood draw analyzed by the Michigan State Police used as evidence of intoxication, showing a result of .081 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. Mitch brought in a defense expert on blood testing and analysis and standardized field sobriety tests, and cross examined the State expert who conceded that it was merely a 50/50 chance that the defendant's actual blood alcohol was over the legal limit. During cross examination of the arresting officer, it was revealed that the officer was exaggerating the facts to make it sound like the defendant was intoxicated - his testimony was contradicted by his own dash cam video.

October 30, 2015 - FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND FELONY FIREARM CHARGES DISMISSED IN WAYNE COUNTY - Mitch's client was charged in a 3 count criminal complaint - Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearm, and Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana. This was a result of a search warrant on a suspected drug house. Mitch demanded a preliminary examination and got the two testifying officers to admit that they never saw the defendant in possession of the shotgun and that the shotgun was never sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab for fingerprint analysis, and that they did not know who actually owned the home or who lived in the home. Mitch's client had been sitting on a couch in the living room when the police entered and the shotgun was found in the kitchen. Mitch prepared and filed a motion to quash (dismiss) the two felony gun charges. Rather than answering and defending against this motion, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office dismissed both gun charges. Mitch's client then pleaded guilty in front of Wayne County Circuit Judge Craig Strong to Possession with Intent to Delivery Marijuana. At his sentencing, Mitch's client could be released on probation. If convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Mitch's client was facing up to 5 years in prison consecutive to Felony Firearm, and if convicted of Felony Firearm, Mitch's client would have been required to do a mandatory 2 year prison term.

October 29, 2015 - GUILTY PLEA WITHDRAWAL OPPORTUNITY ORDERED BY COURT OF APPEALS IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY METH LAB CASE - Mitch's client had previously pleaded guilty in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court to maintaining or operating a meth lab, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The inducement for this plea was a promise to get "swift and sure" drug court probation - this was a Cobbs agreement with the judge. At sentencing, the prosecutor accused the defendant of misconduct while in jail and sentenced the defendant to 88 months to 20 years in prison and did not permit the defendant to withdraw his guilty plea. Mitch took on the appeal seeking to allow his client to be able to withdraw his guilty plea. On October 29, 2015 the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the lower court in Kalamazoo and ruled that Mitch's client be given the opportunity to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial. Often people plead guilty when they are not in fact guilty - for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, like this case, there is a promise for a really good deal. Other times, a defendant is tricked by his or her own attorney into pleading guilty. It is rare to get a guilty plea withdrawn, but it can be done in some cases.

October 1, 2015 - 10 YEAR FELONY LARCENY REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR WITH NO JAIL AND NO PROBATION - Mitch's client was originally charged with Larceny over $20,000.00 for the alleged theft of township property, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. After conducting a preliminary examination, thorough investigation through the use of a private investigator and Freedom of Information Act Requests, and multiple trips to court, the Livingston County Prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. Mitch's client was then sentenced by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty to a fine with costs and restitution but with no probation and no jail time. He remains a free man, without a felony conviction on his record - and can now enjoy hunting season without any restrictions on his right to bear arms.

September 18, 2015 - FELONY DRUG CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR - Mitch's client was sentenced to probation with no jail time after the Oakland County Prosecutor dismissed a felony drug charge in exchange for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge before the Honorable Derek W. Meinecke in the 44th District Court in Royal Oak.


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