Client found Not Guilty at Jury Trial – Wexford County – Client was facing felony charges of Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property valued between $1,000 and $20,000. He was also charges as a Habitual Offender, making the maximum penalty for the offense life in prison. I held a preliminary examination, and the judge refused to bind the felony matter over the circuit court, citing lack of evidence. The felony charges were dismissed, and the prosecution was only allowed to proceed to trial on a one year misdemeanor. The case finally went to trial on the balance of the charges. At trial, it was in dispute whether the property was actually stolen, and if it was, whether my client had any knowledge that it was stolen. After approximately 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.