Practice Areas for Michael J. Sherwood
In recent years, Michael has limited his practice to primarily criminal law. He has extensive experience defending white collar crimes, including those on Indian Reservations, negligent homicide, vehicular homicide, major fish and game violations, Lacey Act violations and other criminal charges in federal and state courts.
Reported cases of note include:
United States v. Omer, 395 F.3d 1087, 1089 (9th Cir. 2005) (per curium) (holding that the failure to allege an essential element can lead to overturning of a conviction upon a timely objection, even without a showing of prejudice), cert. denied, 549 U.S. 1174 (2007)
State v. Terronez, 2017 MT 296, 389 Mont. 421, 406 P.3d 947 (2017). (Successful defense of a District Court order allowing Defendant to withdraw plea of guilty)
State v. McKee, 2006 MT 5, 330 Mont. 249, 127 P.3d 445 ( holding that a juvenile’s right to parental notification under Mont. Code Ann. § 41-5-331 belonged to the juvenile and, therefore, the trial court should have suppressed the statements made before his parents were notified)