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At Smith Blythe, PC, we focus exclusively on representing the rights of individuals accused of sex crimes throughout the state of Michigan. Whether you are a man, woman, juvenile, or professional - we are here for you when you need us most. We will provide you with the zealous and effective representation that you need.
Shannon Smith is an aggressive, cutting edge defense attorney whose legal talents saves lives simply because she has tapped into a reality that adults today are hesitant to believe; children DO lie about being victimized by sexual assault.
We came to Shannon frightened, confused and frustrated by a prosecutorial system we once trusted as our protector. They only prosecute bad people, right? After our granddaughter falsely accused our son (her father) of a single incident of “inappropriate touching”, we were confident that highly trained prosecutors from prestigious Big-10 Universities, Notre Dame and other well respected law schools, would be able to filter their way through a confusing array of stories concocted by a learning disabled 10-year old child who all of her life had been the focus of an intense parenting time dispute. We never thought for a moment that an immature child with an obvious learning disability would outsmart highly trained attorneys. Instead, one accusation became multiple accusations and eventually a prosecutor’s office we trusted as competent wrote a four-count felony warrant threatening to imprison our son for his entire life. No physical evidence. No forensic evidence. No criminal history for our son. You would think that passing multiple polygraph exams and extensive psychological batteries given by two separate psychologists, one of whom was chosen by the prosecutor’s office, would be enough to demonstrate his innocence. Not a chance. A prevailing false belief by law enforcement, prosecutors and far too many child psychologists of an impossible human condition that children making accusations of sexual assault “do not lie” far outweighs the realities of the real world. These are the circumstances in which far too many of Shannon’s clients find themselves. To this very day, a system stuck in the witch trial mentality of the 1690’s, deeply influences otherwise intelligent professionals. The montra became “As long as she keeps saying it, we have to prosecute”. After witnessing our first attorney damage our son’s standing with the prosecutor’s office through confrontational strategies, we sought advice from other attorney’s to identify the right “fit” for our son’s case. He was on a fast-track to cell-block 13 somewhere, and we could see it. The most respected criminal defense attorneys in our area all recommended Shannon Smith and nobody else. Shannon comes prepared with a legal toolbox filled with fine-tuned instruments such as current and valid knowledge, personal passion to help you in every way that she can, and an unwavering determination to cut through the aggressive posture of prosecutors. If you are reading this, then you have already experienced the primitive toolboxes used by many prosecutors today, a toolbox filled with false beliefs that children do not lie about sexual assault, bullying tactics like last minute subpoenas for civil CPS hearings, and a arrogance that they are never wrong about anything and you are never right about about anything. Our fear, confusion and frustration evaporated the very first time Shannon appeared in court to introduce herself on the record as our son’s new lead council. The proof was in the pudding; a once cocky and aggressive prosecutor handling the civil portion of the case melted right in the courtroom, suddenly becoming both agreeable and easily manageable by Shannon; he was reacting with a real fear of Shannon’s superior intellect and you could see that he was deeply affected by her unexpected appearance. On the criminal side of the case, the prosecutor suddenly sprung ears and began listening to what we (Shannon) had to say. Shannon is a cutting edge defense attorney years ahead of the social and professional hysteria that all segments of society in general tend to believe (that children do not lie about sexual assault). Long ago Shannon recognized a simple reality; children are human and like all humans they DO lie – even about being the victim of a sexual assault. All it takes is a focused effort to uncover the motivating factors pressuring the child to lie. Shannon comes fully prepared to challenge such misconceptions and false beliefs from every conceivable legal avenue. When you hire Shannon, you will come to welcome her as a trusted family member – that talented and fearless “big sister” blessed with the roar of a Lion, the claws of a Tiger, the grace of a diplomat, and the professional talent of a living hall-of-fame defense attorney. Shannon is the defense attorney you want should you find yourself in our son’s position; falsely accused of a sexual assault that never occurred by an archaic legal system that is stuck in a Salem Witch Trial Mentality. Our results are in; – Shannon won! Our son is home with his wife and 4 children, right where he belongs. Sadly though, he is deeply traumatized and probably permanently damaged by this 22-month ordeal. False accusations of sexual assault – regardless of the fact that you did nothing wrong – should be taken very seriously. In the decade’s ahead, prosecutors, child psychologists and society in general will slowly begin to accept the unfortunate truth that children in surprisingly large numbers do indeed lie about being sexually assaulted. Don’t risk decades wasting away in a prison because you used a less able attorney whose idea of a “victory” was working to reduce your “sentence” from 25-years to “just 10 years” even though you are 100% innocent. Call Shannon and let her start using her roar, her claws, her diplomacy and her hall-of-fame talents for you today!
I will not be able to repay these two woman with my kindest words
Once we hired this amazing person, Shannon Smith to represent my sons case that had media attention and serious charges filed against him she quickly put her ego aside and hired another super attorney by name of Cheryl Carpenter and worked together professionally and diligently to save my son from a long term prison time. My son got only one year jail time and was not placed on a sex offenders list or have any record of the charge if he completes his probation for the next three years. i can honestly tell you don’t look any further than these two attorneys, together they saved my loved one to the best of their ability. Both delivered what they projected to happen with the case and the outcome in my opinion was more than a miracle. They knew how to handle the prosecutor, their approach was realistic and not a push over considering what my son was charged with. i will not be able to repay these two woman with my kindest words, but i can say they will always be in my prayers for as long as i live and i wish both of them to continue to save others to put their clients’ life’s back together.
Shannon has an easy going, personable demeaner that she uses to her (your) advantage.
Do not make any assumptions based on Shannons youthful (looking) appearance. Let the opposition do that, let them underestimate her. Shannon has an easy going, personable demeaner that she uses to her (your) advantage. When time comes, she’s also fully able and willing to do the grunt work and get her hands dirty (don’t be surprised to find her up working, researching cases and answering emails in the middle of the night). Shannon understands the importance of team-work and consulting with experts (she listens). Shannon was always straight with us, she doesn’t pull her punches, but tells it like it is. I think one of Shannons strongest attributes, is her ability to organize a defense into a battle plan, she’s a great tactician. Lastly, I would like to add that I think a person has to truly believe in what they’re doing to choose this as a profession. Often families are separated for substantial periods of time depending on the outcome. I believe Shannon truly appreciates that fact, judging by how hard she works, she must! Sincerely, Mike
She was professional and courteous while at the same time being aggressive and assertive.
Shannon was great to have on my side! She was professional and courteous while at the same time being aggressive and assertive. She was able to get charges of criminal sexual conduct against my son dismissed without going to trial! I would recommend Shannon to anyone!
Shannon is dedicated and energetic.
Shannon is dedicated and energetic. She literally saved my son’s life after he was falsely accused of sexually molesting a young girl. To see her present her final argument was absolutely riveting. She is so dedicated, intelligent and energetic. I’m so glad she was our family’s choice. I don’t think anyone else could have done such an exemplary job.
I would recommend Shannon and her services without reservation.
I would recommend Shannon and her services without reservation. The first meeting I had with Shannon was on the phone. She was well prepared, understood the nature of my case and had a game plan already in place. What I truly admired about Shannon was her commitment to my case. She was responsive to every question and provided substantial detail. During my case, we had strategy sessions which she and I discussed how to respond to responses/requests from the opposing lawyer. Also, she provides solid advice and serves as a calming presence during a very challenging time. She fought for me every step of the way and I felt that it was very much a team effort. Shannon brought a high degree of professionalism to what can be a nasty process. Regarding her billing – she provided timely updates to her charges and did not have any hidden surprises.
Shannon has a fire and spirit like no one else.
Shannon has a fire and spirit like no one else. She doesn’t back down in or out of the courtroom. She works harder, is smarter and is 50x more prepared than anyone in the courtroom everytime. When it comes to work she takes it personal and when things aren’t right she makes things happen. She is like a samurai in trial but her skills are so deep in so many ways. I’ll try but I can’t even come close. When you are accused of a serious crime that doesn’t require proof it is very difficult to prove your innocence. I needed someone who cared, believed in me, and was going to do whatever it would take to prove my innocence. On top of that the skills, experience, and dedication that it would take to turn around what was an awful situation. From day 1 she asked the right questions and looked me dead in the eye and said it’s going to be ok. She knew exactly what she was doing and she started what was to be the strongest defense I could have ever imagined. She is able to intelligently get evidence in and get more info on my case than anyone ever could. She is professional and aggressive yet polite and everyone knows she means business but with a smile of course. Shannon is organized, great with people, and so sharp with a pen and her tongue. Some people are great on their feet and some are good at research and preparing and Shannon just happens to be both. She knew the case inside and out and fought. If she hadn’t won my case I would have been looking at the rest of my life in prison. Shannon saved my life on what was an impossible situation. She carried me….for a long and hard fight. Shannon can be trusted. She knows how important it is and is not in it for the money….and as far as money goes. If your life is on the line or something is very important to you don’t take someone who is less money who plans on doing less work on your case. Shannon is not only worth every penny….She’s priceless. Shannon thanks for my life back. Thanks for every phone call, every drive, every email, every smile, every reassuring word. Thanks for all the nights, and days. The times you yelled at me, and got serious. The laughs, the tears, when it all mattered, every decision-your guidance…you protected me, comforted me through over a year and four days of trial that you would have fought if it were a 100. Thanks for being so good at what you do. Thanks to your husband and family. Thanks for using your gift to help people. My official Shannon Smith song is God Gave Me You…. and now like a little league player I look up at Shannon and she says ‘it’s ok, get back in the game and have fun…you’re ok now’
Her professional knowledge is impressive & thorough.
My brother faced false allegations of CSC, he had paid a retainer to a criminal defense attorney. Had we not researched & had the fortune to meet & talk with Shannon Smith in the timely manner that we did, I KNOW my brother would be in prison for something he didn’t do. Her professional knowledge is impressive & thorough.
Shannon if your reading this, You are amazing, and I owe you my life.
Shannon was amazing from the first day I met with her. She assured me of her confidence in me and the case throughout the entire process. she is confident and strong in the court room, and is yet easy and comfortable to talk to. She knows her stuff, and it shows in her ability to act on the fly when things come up that are unexpected. Little things don’t get past her, and she is quick to act on them. She brought me through the trial of my life with barely a scratch. I am so grateful for Shannon, and I cannot even bring to words all she has done for me. I would defiantly retain her as my lawyer again, and I highly recommend her to anyone needing representation. Shannon if your reading this, You are amazing, and I owe you my life.. My life was in your hands, and now i have it back.. Thank you so much Shannon.
When you hire Shannon Smith as your lawer you can be sure you have the very best.
I have hired Shannon Smith not once but twice for members of my family and I can say that if you need a very good lawyer you will not be sorry you hired Shannon Smith. Shannon has high integrity high standardsand honesty. No matter how many clients she has she makes you feel like you are the most important one.Shannon fights for her client. When you hire Shannon Smith as your lawer you can be sure you have the very best.
I owe my freedon to shannon.
I was accused of a very serious crime and my mom hired shannon smith for a very reasonable rate. Shannon sunk her teeth right into my case and I knew I was in great hands. She knows what she is doing she is very good. I was in a world of hurt but when I found out Shannon was on my side I knew all would be well and it is. I owe my freedon to shannon. She stayed in close touch with my family throughout this whole mess. Great job Shannon I love ya.
You are an amazing friend, woman, attorney and now, friend.
Shannon — I needed to say thank you. My life didn’t work out like I planned, but it’s not over either. You helped me stay strong when I was falling apart. You are an amazing friend, woman, attorney and now, friend. Thinking of you, D.
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