Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer who is well-versed in complex criminal litigation. Jeff has tried nearly 200 jury trials to verdict. His non-jury trial experience includes bench trials and administrative proceedings.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Jeff’s white-collar defense practice includes representing witnesses and targets in federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions, including healthcare fraud, bank fraud, racketeering, money laundering, assault, homicide, criminal sexual conduct, larceny, and embezzlement.
Prior to joining Fried Saperstein Sakwa, PC in 2017, Jeff was a Major Crimes Prosecutor for the Oakland County Prosecutors Office. His time as a prosecutor allowed him to hone his courtroom skills having tried difficult, high profile cases, including homicide, fraud, racketeering and operating while intoxicated causing death.
As a Prosecutor Jeff also attended numerous seminars on Cyber Crimes at both the local and federal levels. This knowledge has allowed him to lecture on such issues as cell phone tracking. This knowledge also allows Jeff to understand the technical aspects of the government’s case and look for their weaknesses.
Notable Criminal Defense Verdicts
People vs JG (Wayne County) – Obtained the suppression of all physical evidence and defendant’s statements after conducting an evidentiary hearing for a client charged with homicide.
People v MA (Wayne County) After the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) raided the Defendant ‘s home and business he was charged with Two Counts of Tobacco Products Act Violations. After successfully arguing that the cartons of cigarettes seized during the execution of a search warrant were illegal and that the Defendant’s statement was taken in violation of Miranda, the Judge ruled that the Government could not use the cigarettes or statement at trial and dismissed both charges.
People v SC (Macomb County) – Secured a reduction after a preliminary examination reducing the charges of three counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury to one count of operating while impaired.
People v OR (Oakland County) Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated with an Alcohol Content of .17 or more. When the Prosecutor’s Office refused to reduce the charge due to the fact that the Defendant’s Breath Test Results were greater than .25, a motion was filed to suppress the Breath Test Results. Prior to a hearing on the Motion to Suppress the results, an offer was made to reduce the charge to Operating While Impaired. Rather than precede on the motion, the Defendant accepted the offer.
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