OUR RESULTS

Read about some of our successes.

STATE VS. RCC – DUI

2020

Charge: Driving Under the Influence
Judge: Hon. Paul Thomas Jeske (Hillsborough County)
Description: Our client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after being stopped for speeding. During the traffic stop, our client allegedly exhibited indicators of impairment during field sobriety exercises (FSE’s). Upon being retained in the case, our attorney carefully reviewed the State’s evidence, including a dash cam video showing our client’s demeanor and FSE performance. The video revealed a degree of exaggeration by the arresting officer and showed an acceptable level of performance. Based on these factors, our firm was able to negotiate for a reduction of the charge to Reckless Driving. Our client received a withhold of adjudication (no conviction) and retained his driving privileges.
Outcome: DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving

STATE VS. YRV – SEXUAL BATTERY

2020

Charge: Sexual Battery (Force Likely to Cause Injury) (Specified Circumstances)
Judge: Hon. Michelle Sisco (Hillsborough County)
Description: Week-long trial on two counts of Sexual Battery (Force Likely to Cause Injury) (Specified Circumstances) (Felony Life). Our client was facing a mandatory 50-year sentence.
Outcome: Not Guilty.

STATE VS. J.L. – VIOLATION OF PROBATION

2020

Charge: Offender of Special Concern
Judge: Hon. Linda H. Babb (Pasco County)
Description: Client was on probation for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon without intent to kill. While on Probation, Client is arrested and charged with alleged technical violations. While in custody, Client violates no contact order and an existing injunction by having consistent and frequent contact with victim of underlying offense, committing a subsequent offense. Our firm immediately contacts State Attorney for resolution. After extensive mitigation discussion our client is released.
Outcome: Probation terminated. Time-served. No further penalties.

STATE VS. J.R. – MOTION TO VACATE

2020

Charge: Driving while license suspended or revoked (HTO)
Judge: Hon. Susan P. Bedinghaus (Pinellas County)
Description: On March 05, 2018, our client entered a plea for Driving While License Suspended. As a result of constant pleas to similar charges, our client reached Habitual Traffic Offender Status. He was unrepresented during any pleas. After being retained, our Attorney filed a Motion to Vacate or Set Aside Conviction and Sentence. The motion was granted, and our client’s disposition was amended to a Withhold of Adjudication, removing him from HTO status.
Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted.

STATE VS. J.R. – MOTION TO VACATE

2020

Charge: Driving while license suspended or revoked  (HTO)
Judge: Hon. Steve Berlin (Pinellas County)
Description: Our clients license was suspended until September 04, 2018. On September 04, 2018 our client entered a plea for Driving While License Suspended. He was unrepresented at the time, and unaware that the resulting adjudication would be used to classify him as a habitual traffic offender and revoke his driving privilege for a period of five years. After being retained, our Attorney filed a Motion to Vacate or Set Aside Conviction and Sentence arguing our clients license suspension was lifted on the same day of the new alleged offense. The judge agreed and granted our motion, lifting our Clients HTO status.
Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted.

STATE VS. J.P. – OUTSTANDING WARRANT

2020

Charge: No Motor Vehicle Registration
Judge: Hon. Betty Capote-Erben (Miami-Dade County)
Description: Our Client was issued three citations, and then failed to schedule a court date within the allotted timeframe. A capias was issued for his arrest and remained outstanding for over three years. Our firm succeeded in having the capias recalled, and helping our Client resolve the remaining citations and obtain his driver’s license.
Outcome: Capias withdrawn. Driving Privileges re-instated. No jail time. This is your News Article. Update your visitors about your business or relevant news and announcements. You can also publish tips and links here to helpful resources. Add an image, photo or video for extra engagement.

STATE VS. JCD – ARMED KIDNAPPING

2020

Charge: Armed Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm
Judge: Hon. Melissa M. Polo (Hillsborough County)
Description: Our client was charged with Armed Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm after allegedly assisting a friend and acquaintance commit the offenses charged. Our client’s friend (co-defendant) pled to 15 years Florida State Prison, followed by 10 years’ probation. Our Attorney filed a Motion for downward departure from sentencing guidelines, arguing mitigating factors. The State requested our client receive two life-sentences. After a four (4) hour open plea to the court, our client received a 12-year prison sentence. Our client’s acquaintance (co-defendant) received life in prison.
Outcome: Bottom of sentencing guidelines, including the 10-year minimum mandatory.

STATE VS. LCC

2019

Charge: Expired Driver’s License (over 6 Months), Unlawful Speeding in School Zone
Judge: Hon. Louis H. Schiff (Broward County)
Description: Our client was charged with driving on an expired license after an officer conducted a traffic stop. Prior to retaining our firm, our client paid the speeding citation online and neglected to resolve the Expired License charge. Our client had pending Immigration issues, which prevented him from renewing his license. Immediately upon retaining our firm, we filed a Motion to Vacate his previous sentence and requested a hearing to resolve both charges simultaneously and waived his appearance.
Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted, Fine reduced, Adjudication withheld.is your News Article. Update your visitors about your business or relevant news and announcements. You can also publish tips and links here to helpful resources. Add an image, photo or video for extra engagement.

STATE VS. I.M. – ARMED ROBBERY/ HOME INVASION

2018

Charge: Burglary of a Dwelling with Assault, Robbery Home Invasion
Judge: Hon. Barbara T. Thomas (Hillsborough County)
Description: Our client was arrested for alleged involvement in an armed robbery of a home where he allegedly aided three other individuals. At the time of the alleged home invasion our client was a juvenile. The case was turned over to the State Attorney’s office for a filing decision. If charged as an adult, our client faced a possible life sentence and a minimum-mandatory sentence of 10 years. Our Attorney immediately contacted the prosecutor handling the case and urged for our client to remain in the Juvenile Delinquency Division. We submitted mitigating factors and evidence to support our request.
Outcome: Client remained in juvenile division. Client received 12 months’ probation with early termination and a withhold of adjudication. The charge of Burglary of a Dwelling with Assault was reduced to Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling. The charge of Robbery Home Invasion was dismissed.

STATE VS. YCP – CAPIAS/ WARRANT, SUSPENDED LICENSE

2018

Charge: Operating While License Suspended
Judge: Hon. Lawrence Lefler (Hillsborough County)
Description: Prior to the retention of our firm, our client failed to appear for an arraignment on the charge of Driving with a Suspended License. A warrant was then issued for her arrest. Upon being retained in the case, our attorney successfully moved for a recall of the warrant and resolved the case without our client serving any jail time.
Outcome: Warrant Recalled.

STATE VS. R.P. – ATTEMPTED MURDER

2018

Charge: Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Aggravated Battery (2 counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Judge: Hon. Mark Kiser (Hillsborough County)
Description: Our client was charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree (Premeditated), two counts of Aggravated Battery allegedly causing great bodily harm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The case lacked credible witnesses and was based on unreliable testimony. The case went to trial. The state dropped the charges of aggravated assault during trial. Felon in Possession of a Firearm was severed.
Outcome: Not Guilty Attempted Murder in the First Degree (Premeditation)

STATE VS. R.S. – POSSESSION OF CANNABIS

2018

Charge: Possession of Cannabis
Judge: Hon. Paul L. Militello (Sumter County)
Description: As charged.
Outcome: Case Dismissed Upon Successful Completion of Pre-trial Intervention program.

STATE VS. J.R. – GRAND THEFT/ FRAUD

2018

Charge: Grand Theft Auto, Unauthorized Possession of Blank/Forged/Stolen Driver License (2 counts) 
Judge: Hon. William H. Hallman (Sumter County)
Description: Our client was charged with Grand Theft Auto after allegedly using counterfeit Driver’s License to rent a vehicle from Enterprise Rental Company and failing to return it on the scheduled return date. The rental company reported the vehicle as stolen. Authorities tracked and located the vehicle. Subsequently, officers placed our client under arrest. Upon being retained in the case, our Attorney successfully negotiated for a Failure to return leased Property charge and dismissal of the remaining charges.
Outcome: Withhold of Adjudication. No jail. No conviction. Charges of Unauthorized Possession of Blank/Forged/Stolen Driver License Dropped.

 
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