Leaving the Scene of Traffic Crash
Client was contacted by a law enforcement officer regarding a car accident
where the driver had left the scene of the accident. The vehicle in question
had been registered to our client and the officer had wanted to speak
to him about the crash. Prior to speaking to the detective, the client
called our office; we informed the detective that our client would only
make a statement if he would not face any criminal charges. Our firm was
able to reach an agreement with the detective that our client would make
a statement if he was only charged with a civil infraction. In the end,
our client was never criminally charged or arrested and his civil infraction
was eventually dismissed.
Client Was Never Arrested
Habitual Traffic Offender
Client went to court without an attorney and pled to driving while license
suspended. His plea to that charge made him a habitual traffic offender
and his license was suspended for five years. Client hired us to get his
plea withdrawn and we were able to get the five year suspension removed
and he was able to get his driver's license back with no restrictions.
Driver's license back with no restrictions
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Client was leaving the scene of accident. We set case for trial and client
was found not guilty of any charges.
Found not guilty
Leaving the Scene of a Crash and Driving While License Suspended
Our client faced criminal charges after a car crashed into a building.
The owner of the vehicle claimed our client was the driver. Since our
client had a suspended license, he faced criminal charges both for leaving
the scene of the accident and driving on a suspended license. Due to the
severity of the charged, our client was facing serious criminal penalties
– especially because his criminal record included prior DUI charges.
Our firm, however, was able to argue that the only witness to the accident,
the owner of the vehicle, had motive to falsely accuse our client. Based
upon our reasoning, the State allowed our client to enter a plea for court
costs with no admission of guilt. He was not sentenced to imprisonment
Plea for court costs with no admission of guilt
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury
Our client was arrested and the felony charge of leaving the scene of an
accident with injury, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years
in state prison. It was alleged that our client caused a multiple car
accident and that he fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
Through our investigation of the case we were able to determine that the
injury alleged were not sufficient for the State to prove the felony charge
of leaving the scene with injury. The State was forced to drop the felony
to a misdemeanor charge and our client received probation with only twenty
five community service hours.
probation and 25 hours of community service
Driving While License Canceled Suspended or Revoked with Knowledge
Client was stopped by police for driving with a suspended license, for
a lapse in insurance coverage and also for an alleged Sunpass toll violation.
The client fixed her insurance coverage and we filed to contest the toll
violation and the DWLS. We set the case for non-jury trial in order to
force the state to prove that the defendant was driving with knowledge
that her license was suspended. At the time of the trial, the state announced
a nolle pros and all charges were dropped.
All charges dropped
Driving While License Suspended Canceled or Revoked
Client charged with driving on a suspended license for the 9th time; he
was classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender. The client has a lengthy
prior record, and the Prosecutor asked for 60 days in jail. After some
discussions with the State, we were able to resolve the case with no jail
time. The client entered a plea that only required him to only pay court
cost and no probation.
Only pay court cost and no probation
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Client was in involved in an accident and left the scene before police
arrived. Tampa Police Department opened an investigation and was searching
to charge the driver with leaving the scene. We contacted law enforcement
and through negotiations were able provide insurance coverage information
and other information to satisfy the victim. Consequently the client was
not arrested and no charges were filed.
No charges filed
Driving on a Suspended License
Client was arrested for driving on a 10 year driver’s license suspension
in Pinellas County. Client was facing jail time for getting stopped driving
on a license that had been suspended for 10 years. We were able to sow
mitigating evidence to the prosecutor about why our client was driving
and the State agreed to only seek a fine and no jail or probation.
No Jail or Probation