Our criminal defense team at Tanis Schultz recently obtained a significant victory in a case involving four jail guards accused of involuntary manslaughter in Muskegon County. The guards allegedly neglected an inmate who suffered 18 seizures in a county jail cell and ultimately died.
Through tireless efforts and strategic legal representation, the Tanis Schultz criminal defense team, along with other skilled attorneys, worked diligently to ensure a fair trial. The Michigan Attorney General's Office stated that the preliminary examination and pretrial motions pushed the office to make the plea deal with our clients.
On April 20, 2023, in Muskegon County Circuit Court, the jail guards entered a no contest plea to willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor. The defense argued that the medical staff, not the guards, neglected the inmate. The guards were sentenced to 100 hours of community service, fines, and court costs.
Tanis Schultz provides comprehensive legal services in Grand Rapids. We deliver unparalleled representation when defending clients' rights and pursuing favorable outcomes. With a team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys, we are equipped to handle even the most complex cases.
If you are seeking legal counsel, please contact us at (616) 227-3737 today.