There are many lessons to be learned from the downfall of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Among them is this: when your Detroit criminal defense attorney works very hard and earns you probation instead of prison at your initial sentencing, you must do everything in your power to comply with each and every condition of your probation. You must comply even if you do not want to. You must comply even if you do not agree. You must comply even if you do not think it is fair. If you do not comply, you must be prepared to face the consequences.

For Mr. Kilpatrick, that means 1.5 to 5 years in prison. And he will still owe all the money when he gets out.