Criminal Defense Case Results

  • State v. T.D.

    Case: State v. T.D.Charges: Petit TheftDate: 2018-01-01Outcome: DismissedDescription: T.D. attempted to navigate the legal system alone and would up being arrested numerous times for the same Petit Theft charge. We worked with T.D. and the State to get T.D. into a diversion program and the charge has been dismissed.

  • State v. R.V. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. R.V. (Hills.)Charges: Petit TheftDate: 2018-01-01Outcome: Closed for diversion (to drop charges)Description: R.V. was on camera committing a theft. The State refused to allow R.V. to participate in a pre-trial diversion program, citing her record. After numerous discussions, the State relented and agree to allow R.V. on the program. R.V. got kicked out of…

  • State v. D.F. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. D.F. (Hills.)Charges: Petit Theft Contributing to the Delinquency of a MinorDate: 2017-10-01Outcome: Withhold of AdjudicationDescription: D.F. was on video using her child to commit a theft. D.F. had a prior criminal history. When we got on the case, the State was requesting an adjudication and jail time on both cases. Intense negotiations led to…

  • State v. R.F.

    Case: State v. R.F.Charges: Violation of Probation: Possession of Controlled Subs. (Felony) and new Poss. Controlled Sub. (F)Date: 2017-09-01Outcome: Reinstatement to probation and probation on new chargeDescription: An officer saw R.F. in actual possession of a felony controlled substance while R.F. was on felony probation for the same charge. The State demanded 13 months in…

  • State v. R.S. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. R.S. (Hills.)Charges: Grand TheftDate: 2017-06-01Outcome: Not filedDescription: R.S. contacted us after the police started contacting R.S. We spoke with law enforcement, explained our legal position and got the official police position. R.S. was never charged with any crime.

  • 1st Degree Murder – Not Guilty Verdict

    Type: 1st Degree Murder – Not Guilty VerdictPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2017-03-16Outcome: Trial – Not Guilty VerdictDescription: Our client was facing mandatory life in prison for a 1st degree murder charge. He was accused of shooting someone 25 times. We were hired to take his case, and take it to trial. After three weeks in trial,…

  • State v. O.F. (Pinellas)

    Case: State v. O.F. (Pinellas)Charges: First Degree MurderDate: 2017-03-01Outcome: Not Guilty at Jury TrialDescription: NA

  • In re: R.W. (Hills.)

    Case: In re: R.W. (Hills.)Charges: Possession of MarijuanaDate: 2017-03-01Outcome: Charge droppedDescription: R.W. was offered probation before we started. The State offered a diversion program when we got on the case. After we researched the facts and the law, we determined that the police acted illegally in stopping and searching R.W. The State agreed and dropped the…

  • Battery Dropped the Day Before Trial

    Type: Battery Dropped the Day Before TrialPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-08-24Outcome: Battery Charge DismissedDescription: Our client was arrested for a Battery charge. She was accused of committing the crime and giving a statement to police which was not very favorable. We worked hard on our client’s behalf. We attempted to convince the State Attorney’s Office to…

  • Reckless Driving Reduced to Civil Citation

    Type: Reckless Driving Reduced to Civil CitationPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-08-09Outcome: Reckless Driving Reduced to Civil CitationDescription: Our client was arrested after weaving his motorcycle at a high rate of speed through traffic. He was charged with Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor that could have serious consequences for him. We had our client take steps to help…

  • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer Reduced to Misdemeanor – No Probation or Jail Time

    Type: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer Reduced to Misdemeanor – No Probation or Jail TimePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-06-01Outcome: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer Reduced to Misdemeanor – No Probation or Jail TimeDescription: Our client was arrested for felony Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, after grabbing a police officer from behind, when he…

  • State v. P.V. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. P.V. (Hills.)Charges: Public Assistance FraudDate: 2016-05-01Outcome: DroppedDescription: We worked with the Florida Department of Review and State to get this charged dropped, so that not only was P.V. not convicted of a felony, P.V. did not have probation and did not have to complete a pretrial intervention program.

  • Possession of Cocaine Dropped by the State

    Type: Possession of Cocaine Dropped by the StatePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-04-07Outcome: Possession of Cocaine Dropped by the StateDescription: Our client was arrested for Possession of Cocaine. There were not many legal defenses, but ultimately we put our client in a position where the State agreed to drop his case entirely.

  • State v. D.K. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. D.K. (Hills.)Charges: Petit TheftDate: 2016-04-01Outcome: DismissedDescription: D.K. tried to navigate the legal system with the help of an appointed lawyer and alone. We took the case and got D.K.’s charge dismissed the case after PTI.

  • Resisting Arrest without Violence and Trespass – Minimum Sanctions

    Type: Resisting Arrest without Violence and Trespass – Minimum SanctionsPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-03-31Outcome: Minimum sanctionsDescription: Our client was arrested after being asked to leave the Amphitheater during a concert. We were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office and place our client in a spot where she received no probation and can immediately get…

  • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer – Violation of Probation

    Type: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer – Violation of ProbationPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2016-03-30Outcome: Reinstated on Probation – No jail or prison timeDescription: Our client was arrested for her third violation of probation. She was arrested and stayed in jail for a number of weeks before we were retained. We set a hearing, and despite…

  • State v. G.G. (Hills.)

    Case: State v. G.G. (Hills.)Charges: Trespassing Resisting arrest without violenceDate: 2016-01-01Outcome: RAWOV dropped Withhold of Adjudication on TrespassingDescription: Complicated case in which G.G. was on video trespassing and engaging in “contempt of cop” to get arrested on two misdemeanors. Common sense prevailed short of our jury trial, and G.G. was not convicted of any criminal charge.

  • Murder in the First Degree Reduced

    Type: Murder in the First Degree ReducedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-11-09Outcome: Murder in the First Degree ReducedDescription: Our client was facing mandatory life in prison after being indicted for Murder in the First Degree. Over an extensive period of time, our firm successfully obtained an agreed upon reduction of Second Degree Murder and a sentence that…

  • Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Reduced to Battery

    Type: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Reduced to BatteryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-09-29Outcome: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Reduced to BatteryDescription: Our juvenile client was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm for allegedly shooting someone. The State was on the cusp of seeking an Indictment against our client for Attempted Murder. However, we…

  • Grand Theft, Felony Violation of Probation of Controlled Substance, and Resisting a Merchant

    Type: Grand Theft, Felony Violation of Probation of Controlled Substance, and Resisting a MerchantPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-09-11Outcome: Our client did not spend a single day in prison.Description: Our client was on felony probation for only 3 months before she was arrested for a new felony (Grand Theft) and a misdemeanor (Resisting a Merchant). The guidelines…

  • Criminal Traffic Charge Dismissed

    Type: Criminal Traffic Charge DismissedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-09-03Outcome: Criminal Traffic Charge DismissedDescription: Our client was pulled over and charged with a second degree misdemeanor traffic offense. She got her license and we appeared with her at arraignment. Based on the circumstances, we asked the Judge to dismiss all criminal charges outstanding against her…our request was…

  • Obstruction Case Dropped by State

    Type: Obstruction Case Dropped by StatePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-08-12Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was arrested for, and charged with, obstruction / resisting arrest without violence. Our client was pulled over after dropping her child off at school and was ultimately arrested and slammed to the ground, face first, by the…

  • Punishable by Life Felony Dropped

    Type: Punishable by Life Felony DroppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-07-29Outcome: Burglary with a Battery Dropped by the StateDescription: Our client was arrested for an incredibly serious charge – a Burglary with a Battery, which is punishable up to life in prison. Our client hired us after dealing with a different attorney. The other attorney’s goal was…

  • Felony Grand Theft – Case Dropped by the State

    Type: Felony Grand Theft – Case Dropped by the StatePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-07-14Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was charged with Grand Theft – totaling approximately $15,000. It was our belief that our client should never have been charged with the crime in the first place. Ultimately, after lengthy discussions with…

  • Client Facing 100 Years in Prison

    Type: Client Facing 100 Years in PrisonPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-06-16Outcome: Signficant reduction in prison timeDescription: Our client was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of sale of cocaine, and two counts of possession of cocaine. The maximum prison sentence he could receive is 100 years. We took depositions and negotiated with…

  • Robbery – Saved our client a decade in prison.

    Type: Robbery – Saved our client a decade in prison.Practice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-06-10Outcome: Case reduced. Client received 10 years of his life back.Description: Our client was arrested for, and charged with Robbery from a national chain store. Due to his past, he was looking at a mandatory 15 years in prison. After extensive case law…

  • Possession of Marijuana – Withhold of Adjudication

    Type: Possession of Marijuana – Withhold of AdjudicationPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-06-04Outcome: Minimum sentence allowable by law – kept their driver’s license.Description: Our client was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. During a traffic stop, the police found a mason jar containing several grams of marijuana in plain view in his vehicle. Our client had a previous…

  • Jury Trial – Case Dismissed Before Going to Jury

    Type: Jury Trial – Case Dismissed Before Going to JuryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-05-27Outcome: Motion for Judgment of Acquittal GrantedDescription: Our client was charged with a Battery. Negotiations fell apart with the State Attorney’s Office and the case went to trial. We conducted an effective jury selection, cross examination of the State’s witnesses, made the proper…

  • Felony Case Dropped

    Type: Felony Case DroppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-05-15Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was charged with a third degree felony. He was facing the potential of prison time. We were able to successfully talk with our client and the State Attorney’s Office to get the case dropped entirely.

  • Attempted Burglary Resolved – Time Served

    Type: Attempted Burglary Resolved – Time ServedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-05-15Outcome: Client Happy – Out of JailDescription: Our client was in custody for close to 4 months before we were hired to represent him. Within a short period of time, we set a court date, received and reviewed discovery, set a court date and resolved our…

  • Battery – Case Dropped on Day of Trial

    Type: Battery – Case Dropped on Day of TrialPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-04-07Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was charged with a misdemeanor battery charge in Hillsborough County. The evidence was minimal, so we decided the best course of action was to push the case to trial. Ultimately, on the day of…

  • Violation of Injunction – Trial Victory

    Type: Violation of Injunction – Trial VictoryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-03-12Outcome: Motion for Judgment of Acquittal GrantedDescription: Our client was charged with Violation of Injunction. The victim in the case lives out of state. The State Attorney’s Office tried to back door identification of the victim and prove the elements of the crime without the victim’s…

  • Driving While License Suspended Charge Reduced

    Type: Driving While License Suspended Charge ReducedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-02-24Outcome: Case reducedDescription: Our client was charged with Driving While License Suspended/Revoked. We worked hard with our client and the State Attorney’s Office to get his charge reduced.

  • Two Driving While License Suspended Charges Reduced

    Type: Two Driving While License Suspended Charges ReducedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-02-05Outcome: Two Driving While License Suspended Charges ReducedDescription: Our client was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended/Revoked. Unfortunately, he was stopped again 3 days later and was again arrested for the same charge. We worked diligently and negotiated with the State Attorney’s Office….

  • No Motor Vehicle Registration Dropped by the State

    Type: No Motor Vehicle Registration Dropped by the StatePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-02-05Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was pulled over and charged with No Motor Vehicle Registration. After lengthy negotiations with the prosecutor, they agreed to drop the case entirely.

  • Aggravated Battery – Case Dropped

    Type: Aggravated Battery – Case DroppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-01-23Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was investigated for an Aggravated Battery. We worked diligently with our client and were able to convince the detectives and the State Attorney’s Office to drop the case entirely.

  • Vehicular Manslaughter – Probation Terminated

    Type: Vehicular Manslaughter – Probation TerminatedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2015-01-15Outcome: Vehicular Manslaughter – Probation TerminatedDescription: Our client had been convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2009. In 2013, he was charged with a violation of probation, which we were able to get dismissed. Once the halfway point of his supervision was reached, we began working towards getting…

  • No Valid Driver’s License Dropped

    Type: No Valid Driver’s License DroppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-12-10Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was stopped and charged with No Valid Driver’s License, a 2nd degree misdemeanor. We negotiated with the prosecutor and were able to successfully show why our client should never have been stopped and charged in the first…

  • 2 Felonies – Client out of jail and on probation at our first court date

    Type: 2 Felonies – Client out of jail and on probation at our first court datePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-11-27Outcome: Released from jail immediately, brief probation sentenceDescription: Our client was arrested after being accused of Grand Theft Motor Vehicle on one date and Uttering a Forged Instrument on another. Once our client was able to hire…

  • Aggravated Battery – Sentenced reduced by nearly 50%

    Type: Aggravated Battery – Sentenced reduced by nearly 50%Practice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-11-14Outcome: Sentence reduced by nearly 50%Description: We were hired to take over an Aggravated Battery case from the Public Defender’s Office. We were retained over 6 months after the arrest, and after a number of depositions had been taken. The State Attorney’s Office made…

  • Felon in Possession of Firearm – No Minimum/Mandatory or Prison Sentence

    Type: Felon in Possession of Firearm – No Minimum/Mandatory or Prison SentencePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-11-12Outcome: No prison and our client get’s to keep his driver’s license.Description: Our client was arrested after being stopped by the police. He was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Marijuana. We were able to successfully…

  • Criminal driving charge dropped

    Type: Criminal driving charge droppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-09-29Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was charged with Driving While License Suspended/Revoked. We were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office and got them to drop the case completely.

  • Client arrested and charged with 4 misdemeanors over 3 days

    Type: Client arrested and charged with 4 misdemeanors over 3 daysPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-09-23Outcome: No jail time – minimum court costs/finesDescription: Our client was arrested and charged with committing 4 misdemeanor offenses within 3 days. Despite his prior record, we were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to keep him out of jail…

  • Possession of Cocaine Dismissed

    Type: Possession of Cocaine DismissedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-09-23Outcome: Case dismissedDescription: Our client was arrested for disorderly intoxication in downtown St. Petersburg. Search incident to arrest, the police found cocaine in her purse. After lengthy discussions with the State Attorney’s Office and the Judge, we were able to get our client’s case completely dismissed.

  • Client charged with 18 felonies – State was seeking a minimum of 8 years

    Type: Client charged with 18 felonies – State was seeking a minimum of 8 yearsPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-08-18Outcome: Minimum of 8 years in prison reduced to 3 years.Description: Our client was charged with 18 felonies, spanning two counties. While the evidence was overwhelming and the two State Attorney’s Offices were seeking a combined minimum of…

  • Misdemeanor case dropped

    Type: Misdemeanor case droppedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-07-31Outcome: No information filed (case dropped)Description: Our client was arrested for Disorderly Intoxication. Our firm was able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office and provide enough mitigation to convince the prosecutors to drop the case.

  • 90 day jail sentence reduced to Electronic Monitoring.

    Type: 90 day jail sentence reduced to Electronic Monitoring.Practice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-05-28Outcome: Negotiated to keep our client out of jail.Description: Our client was charged with Culpable Negligence. Based upon the facts and the victim’s insistence, the State Attorney’s Office was seeking a 90-day jail sentence for our client. We were able to provide sufficient mitigation,…

  • Expired DL More than 6 Months

    Type: Expired DL More than 6 MonthsPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-05-27Outcome: Withhold of AdjudicationDescription: The State Attorney’s Office was seeking an adjudication of guilt on a charge of Expired DL More than 6 Months. We were able to successfully negotiate a Withhold of Adjudication, guaranteeing that our client will not have to report a criminal conviction…

  • 90 day jail sentenced reduced to time-served

    Type: 90 day jail sentenced reduced to time-servedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-05-22Outcome: Our client left jail the same day.Description: Our client was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. The State Attorney’s Office was seeking a 90-day jail sentence. We were able to achieve a time-served sentence for our client, and she was released the same…

  • Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia – Violation of Probation for Reckless Driving

    Type: Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia – Violation of Probation for Reckless DrivingPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-05-15Outcome: No jail time and our client kept her driver’s license.Description: Our client was arrested after being stopped for an illegal tint violation. The police searched her car and found 9 grams of marijuana and a piece of paraphernalia. She…

  • Client arrested for Obstruction / Resisting Arrest Without Violence

    Type: Client arrested for Obstruction / Resisting Arrest Without ViolencePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-05-14Outcome: Case dropped by the State Attorney’s OfficeDescription: Our client was arrested after the police alleged that he refused to provide his ID after 10-12 requests. We conducted extensive case law research and wrote a highly-letter as to why the State should drop…

  • Expired DL More than 6 Months

    Type: Expired DL More than 6 MonthsPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-04-30Outcome: Reduced to civil citationDescription: Our client was arrested and charged with having an expired license over 6 months. His license had been expired for nearly 10 years. We were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office and get the charge reduced to a minor…

  • 3 Felonies Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor

    Type: 3 Felonies Reduced to 1 MisdemeanorPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-03-27Outcome: 2 felonies dropped, 1 felony reduced to a misdemeanor.Description: Our client was detained during a search warrant. During a search, police found a firearm, MDMA pills, and a felony amount of marijuana in his pocket. Through diligent legal research, depositions, and negotiations, the prosecutor agreed…

  • Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21 and Resisting Arrest Without Violence / Obstruction

    Type: Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21 and Resisting Arrest Without Violence / ObstructionPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2014-01-23Outcome: Dismissed / Nolle ProsequiDescription: Our client was charged with 2 criminal charges, 1) Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21 and 2) Resisting Arrest Without Violence / Obstruction. We successfully negotiated with the State Attorney’s…

  • Possession of Cocaine Reduced to Misdemeanor

    Type: Possession of Cocaine Reduced to MisdemeanorPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-12-26Outcome: Reduced from felony to misdemeanor.Description: We had a client who was charged with a felony Possession of Cocaine charge. We were able to successfully negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to have our client’s charge reduced to a misdemeanor charge. Our client paid a fine…

  • Grand Theft (Felony)

    Type: Grand Theft (Felony)Practice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-10-28Outcome: Case DismissedDescription: Our client was accused of taking over $300 worth of rent from a landlord. We filed a Motion to Dismiss and the Motion was granted.

  • Driving While License Suspended or Revoked

    Type: Driving While License Suspended or RevokedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-10-03Outcome: Reduced to civil citationDescription: Our client was charged with a criminal moving violation of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. We were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to have the charge reduced to a civil non-moving infraction.

  • Burglary and Felony Battery

    Type: Burglary and Felony BatteryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-09-18Outcome: Reduced to Trespass and Misdemeanor BatteryDescription: Our client was facing a minimum of 2 years in prison, with a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. We were able to successfully negotiate a reduction of the two felony charges to two misdemeanor charges. Our client stayed…

  • Criminal Driving While License Suspended or Revoked

    Type: Criminal Driving While License Suspended or RevokedPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-08-01Outcome: Reduction to civil infractionDescription: We were successfully able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to reduce the criminal charge, with a maximum jail sentence of 60 days, down to a civil citation.

  • VOP – Vehicular Manslaughter

    Type: VOP – Vehicular ManslaughterPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-07-15Outcome: VOP Affidavit Dismissed – no prison.Description: Our client was facing a minimum of 10 years for an alleged violation of probation on a vehicular manslaughter.

  • Misdemeanor Battery

    Type: Misdemeanor BatteryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-07-10Outcome: No Information filed – case dropped.Description: Our client was charged with a misdemeanor battery.

  • Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, Two False Verification to Pawnbroker, Grand Theft and VOP Escape

    Type: Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, Two False Verification to Pawnbroker, Grand Theft and VOP EscapePractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-06-27Outcome: Burglary and Grand Theft Dismissed – Significant reduction of prison time by nearly 7 years.Description: Our client was facing a minimum of 96 months in prison with a maximum of 75 years in prison. We were…

  • Battery

    Type: BatteryPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-06-04Outcome: DismissedDescription: Our client was charged with a misdemeanor battery and was scheduled for trial. Ultimately, the State agreed to Nolle Prosequi (drop) the charge.

  • Violation of Probation – Grand Theft

    Type: Violation of Probation – Grand TheftPractice Area:Criminal defenseDate: 2013-04-22Outcome: DismissedDescription: Outstanding VOP warrant. Motion to Dismiss Granted.