Case Results 2013



2013: All Charges Dismissed Against Client Arrested for False Imprisonment and Battery Domestic Violence. 

My client was arrested by the Melbourne Police Department and charged with False Imprisonment, a third degree felony punishable by five years in prison and Battery Domestic Violence, a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.  The victim alleged that my client was physically abusive toward her.  All charges dismissed. 

2013: Battery Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed. 

In this case, my client was arrested by the Palm Bay Police Department and charged with Battery Domestic Violence, a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.  The victim told law enforcement that my client punched her in the side of the head, pulled her hair, and held her down while attempting to cover her mouth to keep her from screaming.  The case was dismissed. 

2013: Charges Dismissed Against Client Arrested for Battery Domestic Violence.

My client was arrested in Cocoa Beach, Florida and charged with Battery Domestic Violence after it was alleged that he slapped his sister in the face causing a slight injury to her nose.  Battery Domestic Violence is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.  Although an independent witness corroborated the victim's version of events, the State dismissed the case. 

2013: Charges Dismissed against Client Facing Grand Theft and Theft of Trade Secrets.

In this case, my client was a high level executive who had left the employment of one corporation to work for another.  He allegedly refused to return a work laptop belonging to his former employer which contained confidential trade secrets.  Detectives from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office had a warrant issues and my client was arrested for Grand Theft and Theft of Trade Secrets (both third degree felonies punishable by to to five years in prison).  Both charges were dismissed. 

2013: Felony Battery Charge Dismissed Against Client.

My client was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for Felony Battery (third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison) after he and the victim became involved in a physical altercation.  During the scuffle, my client pushed the victim who then fell to the ground and broke his arm and shoulder.  I argued to the prosecutor that this was a clear cut case of self-defense because the independent witnesses all stated that the victim was the initial aggressor and put his hands on my client first. The charge was dismissed. 

2013: Client Arrested For Misdemeanor Offense of Racing on the Highway Enters Plea to Civil Infraction.


My client was arrested in Titusville after a Titusville Police Officer alleged that he witnessed my client racing another vehicle.  Racing on a Highway is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and also carries a mandatory drivers license suspension upon conviction.  The prosecutor agreed to amend the criminal charge to a civil infraction.  No license suspension and no points were assessed to my client's driving record. 

2013: Client Charged with Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") enters Plea to Reckless Driving. 

My client was arrested in the City of Melbourne after the vehicle that she was driving ran off of the road and into some bushes.  When an officer from the Melbourne Police Department arrived, he administered the standard field sobriety exercises and subsequently arrested her.  I was able to get the DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving. 
2013: Client Charged with False Imprisonment and Battery Domestic Violence Enters Plea to Amended Charge of Simple Battery With No Probation. 

Officers from the Melbourne Police Department arrested my client for False Imprisonment ( a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison) and Battery Domestic Violence (first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail) after the victim alleged that my client slammed a door into her face, grabbed her with his hands around her neck and throat, and then prevented her from being able to leave the apartment where the altercation occurred.  The State dropped the felony and amended the Battery Domestic Violence charge to simple Battery.  No probation. 

2013: State Amends Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") Charge to Reckless Driving. 

My client was arrested by the Melbourne Police Department and charged with Driving Under the Influence after he was stopped at 2:00 a.m. while driving home from the bar.  According to the officer's report, my client was swerving, failed to maintain a single lane, and almost crashed into a curb.  The officer further stated in his report that my client's speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot, and that he did not properly perform any of the field sobriety exercises.  Despite all of the evidence against my client, the State agreed to amend the DUI to Reckless Driving.  

2013: Battery Domestic Violence Charge and Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

Deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office arrested my client in Merritt Island, Florida after he allegedly became physical with the victim (his wife) during an altercation that occurred between them at their home.  After my client was arrested and charged with Battery Domestic Violence (a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail) the alleged victim filed a civil injunction against my client.  I was able to convince the victim to dismiss the civil injunction and the State subsequently dismissed the Battery Domestic Violence charge. 

2013: State Dismisses Battery Domestic Violence and Assault Charges Against Client. 

My client was arrested by officers from the Palm Bay Police Department after it was alleged that he committed a crime against his girlfriend and his girlfriend's daughter.  The victims said that my client threw his girlfriend's daughter onto a bed during a heated argument and then cornered the Defendant and threatened to punch her.  Battery Domestic Violence and Assault are both first degree misdemeanors punishable by up to a a year in jail.  All charges were dropped. 

2013: Battery Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed by the State.

In this case, my client was arrested while in Cocoa Beach and charged with Batter Domestic Violence.  This crime is classified as a first degree misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.  The alleged victim told law enforcement that my client repeatedly scratched and grabbed him while they were arguing.  The charge was dismissed.   

2013: Driving While License Suspended With Knowledge Charge Dismissed By the State.

My client was arrested for Driving While License Suspended With Knowledge. Although this is not the crime of the century, the suspension was based upon a Driving While Under the Influence charge for which my client was still on probation at the time he was arrested for the Driving While License Suspended. Additionally, the habitual traffic offender statute states that the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles may suspend a driver's license for five years if the driver is convicted three times in a five year period of any combination of either Driving Under the Influence or Driving While License Suspended With Knowledge. The Driving While License Suspended With Knowledge charge was dismissed and therefore my client's probation officer never violated him.

2013: Charge Dismissed Against Client Arrested for Disorderly Intoxication.

My client was arrested by the Melbourne Police Department and charged with Disorderly Intoxication after he allegedly became disruptive and refused to leave a club in Downtown Melbourne. The charge was dismissed.

2013: Battery Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed by the State.

My client was arrested for Battery Domestic Violence by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office after it was alleged that he punched the victim with a closed fist numerous times, bit her, and scratched her. All charges against my client were dropped.

2013: Charged dismissed against Client arrested for Violation of Condition of Release.

My client was arrested for Battery by the Palm Bay Police Department, and at his initial appearance, the judge entered an order prohibiting my client from returning to the location of the offense, which happened to be my client's residence. My client was arrested again several days later after he allegedly returned to his residence and charged with Violation of Condition of Release (violating the terms of the injunction). The State dropped both the Battery charge and the Violation of Condition of Release.

2013: Client initially arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence enters plea to Reckless Driving.

My client was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol on SR 520 at approximately 3:00 a.m. on a late Saturday night / early Sunday morning. The trooper indicated in his report that my client smelled of alcohol and could not perform the standardized field sobriety exercises to the trooper's satisfaction, at which point my client was arrested and admitted to consuming five beers earlier in the evening. I filed a Motion To Suppress based on an unlawful traffic stop and the State agreed to amend the DUI to a Reckless Driving.

2013: Client charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, and Reckless Driving enters plea to one misdemeanor.

In this case, my client was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office after his vehicle was stopped by law enforcement for failure to obey a traffic control device. The deputy searched my client and retrieved a small bag of cannabis from his pocket and a loaded firearm from inside the vehicle. The State dismissed the Carrying a Concealed Firearm charge and the Reckless Driving. They also amended the Possession of Cannabis charge to Possession of Paraphernalia. My client entered a plea to Possession of Paraphernalia and was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service.

2013: All charges dismissed against client charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation and Battery Domestic Violence.

My client was arrested by the Rockledge Police Department after she allegedly scratched the victim in her face and on her arms, placed her hands around the victims neck and restricted her airflow, and shoved her finger down the victim's throat in an attempt to gag her. Domestic Battery by Strangulation is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Battery Domestic Violence is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Both charges were dismissed.

2013: Charged dismissed against client arrested for Domestic Battery by Strangulation and False Imprisonment.

In this case, my client was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office after he allegedly refused to allow the victim to leave his apartment. In the victim's statement to police, she said that my client grabbed her, told her that she was not leaving, and then placed both of his hands around her neck and began to strangle her. The State dismissed both felony charges after I provided documentation to the State from my client's Facebook account showing that the victim had been trying to contact him and voice-mail messages left on my client's phone by the victim stating how much she missed him.

2013: Client receives modification of felony probation and avoids prison time.

In this case, my client was initially placed on probation for Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Grand Theft. Although he scored prison under the criminal punishment code, the judge departed downward from the sentencing guidelines and sentenced him to probation. My client then violated his probation when he was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. At the violation of probation hearing, the State agreed to modify and reinstate the Defendant's probation, gave him credit for time served, and dismissed the violation of probation warrant.

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