The deal pleads guilty as charged to malicious destruction of personal property. That charge carries a 10-year felony sentence, but as part of the deal Smith would serve 10 months in a Wayne County Jail and be on probation for five years. He would also resign his position as state senator.
As part of the deal, his charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, weapons felony firearm and domestic violence will be dropped. In court it was discovered that the victim in the case, his ex-wife, felt comfortable with the deal.
Smith's defense attorney said that he suffered from bipolar disease, was hypermanic, suffered a closed head injury recently in a car accident and battled alcohol dependency.
Smith had been charged in a non-fatal shooting incident involving is ex-wife on Wexford Street in Detroit where he shot her Mercedes more than 20 times with a gun.
He is expected back in court on March 14.