Client was accused of grand theft for stealing and cashing a forged check.
We were able to speak to the alleged victim in the case and the victim
agreed to speak to the State Attorney about dropping the charges. Our
office had our client perform some community service hours, and we presented
these to the State Attorney. All charges were dropped.
All Charges Were Dropped
Failure to Return Leased Property
Client had a warrant issued for her failure to return property that she
had leased from her son. She contacted our firm before she was arrested.
We immediately launched an investigation where we were able to prove to
the State Attorney that our client had no idea that the property had not
been returned. The State Attorney agreed to withdraw the warrant and to
have all charges dropped.
Warrant Withdrawn & Charges Dropped
Client charged with robbery; facing five years in prison. During deposition
of alleged victim, we discovered she had an extensive criminal record.
When we set case for trial, the State Attorney dropped robbery charges
and client was given time served with no probation.
Dropped robbery charges given time served
Grand Theft and Uttering a Forged Instrument
Client was arrested for having an old felony warrant for grand theft and
uttering a forged instrument while in Virginia. After being arrested,
he contacted our criminal lawyers to see if there was a way that our firm
could get the case handled without the client having to return to the
state of Florida. After being retained, we reached out and contacted the
State Attorney; we convicted the State that our client was willing to
make restitution. Between that, and the age of the case, our negotiations
were successful. The State dropped all charges after restitution was paid.
Our client never had to return to Florida, and did not have to deal with
felony convictions on his criminal record.
State dropped all charges after restitution paid
Auto Burglary and Grand Theft
The case involved a minor. After retaining our office, the case was set
for adjudicatory hearing and all charges were dismissed.
All charges dismissed
Robbery with a Firearm
In 1998, our client had been arrested and robbery with a firearm. After
failing to appear at court, a warrant was issued. He then moved overseas,
where he lived for more than a decade. Recently, when he decided that
he would like to return, he contacted our firm because he was afraid he
would be immediately arrested in Customs. Our firm took on the case and
was able to prove to the State Attorney that our client was a changed
man from who he was when the original arrest occurred and that he had
substantially assisted the country in his time away. The State Attorney
agreed to reduce charges to strong arm robbery with no felony conviction.
Reduced charges to strong arm robbery
Grand Theft Second Degree
Our client was second degree grand theft after being accused of stealing
more than $40,000 from his employer. These charges could have led to more
than 15 years in a state prison; because it was a second degree felony
charge, our client was told that they were not eligible for a pretrial
diversion program. Despite this, we were able to negotiate with the State
Attorney and get the charges dropped to a third degree felony. The State
also agreed to let our client enter into a pretrial diversion program,
where all charges being held against our client would be dropped upon
All charges dropped, pretrial diversion program
Client was charged with grand theft for allegedly taking a ring from home
where he was working. We spoke with the State Attorney to arrange for
the payment of restitution. The State Attorney and the victim they agreed
to allow our client to enter a pretrial diversion program. At the conclusion
of this program, all charges against our client will be dismissed.
pretrial diversion program all charges dismissed
First Degree Grand Theft $100,000 or More, Dealing in Stolen Property & False Information to Pawn Broker
Client was charged with the theft of over $100,000 in jewelry and was facing
up to 25 years in Florida State Prison. Because of the amount of the alleged
theft, our client was facing over five years in prison at the bottom of
the sentencing guidelines. In reviewing the entire discovery, we noticed
discrepancies in the value of the jewelry claimed stolen by the victim.
We were able to pull other court documents from an unrelated court case
to help establish what jewelry was owned by the alleged victim. We then
conducted a deposition of the victim where further questions were raised
in regards to the value of the missing property. Due to the problems we
discovered with the case, the State agreed to offer our client probation
without any time in prison.
Probation with No Time in Prison
Burglary of Dwelling with Assault or Battery
Client was arrested for a first degree felony for burglary of a dwelling
with assault or battery. The alleged victim claimed that our client battered
her as he entered her home to take the child that they had in common.
We were retained to help our client get a reasonable bond in the case.
We attended first appearance court and convinced the court to set a reasonable
bond. We then contacted the State Attorney and were successful in getting
the charges reduced to misdemeanor battery and trespass.We then represented
our client in misdemeanor court where we were able to get the battery
case dropped and our client was not convicted of the trespass and only
had to pay court costs and is now eligible to have his record expunged.
Battery Case Dropped & Not Convicted of Trespass