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Recent Case Results

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Case#: 2017-CT-0011XX-A-W
County: Orange

Facts
Four kids were riding their bicycles in the street when they collided with a car coming to a stop at an intersection. The driver checked to make sure the kids did not have any injuries. After confirming this, the driver left the scene. Despite the lack of injuries, the police charged the driver criminally.

Outcome
We rejected the plea offer because we believed the State could not prove an element of the offense. On the day of trial the case was DISMISSED. 

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

Case#: 2017-TR-0294XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
While stopped at a red light a driver attempted to make a left-hand turn. At the same time a bicyclist entered the roadway from a nearby sidewalk. The driver struck the bicyclist and left the scene but immediately returned.

Outcome
We pled not guilty and requested a hearing. CASE DISMISSED. 

Driving with No Motorcycle Endorsement

Case#: 2017-CT-0004XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
A motorcyclist was stopped for not having a registration tag. The police officer learned that he did not have an endorsement to operate a motorcycle, which is a misdemeanor criminal offense. The rider was arrested and taken to jail.

Outcome
CASE DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence > 0.15 BAL-2nd Offense

Case#: 2017-CT-0003XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
Police responded to a call of a man down. Upon arrival, they found a driver passed out behind the wheel. The driver smelled of alcohol and had regurgitated upon himself. He was arrested for DUI and blew 0.161 and 0.159 into the intoxilyzer.

Outcome
Charge reduced to reckless driving with first time minimum penalties.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Serious Bodily Injury

Case#: 2016-CF-0147XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
While driving home one night in a dark rural area, a pedestrian stepped into the roadway and was struck by a driver. The driver was travelling in a safe manner and while not at fault for the accident, got scared and fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident and the driver was charged with a 2nd degree felony and faced a maximum of 15 years prison.

Outcome
Charge reduced to a 2nd degree misdemeanor with 6 months probation and no jail.

Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

Case#: 2016-CF-0116XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
An unruly bar patron caused a disturbance which resulted in the police being called. Police officers requested that he calm down and sit on the curb which he did not. Officers used pepper spray and the man resisted physically and spit on the officer.

Outcome
The felony was reduced to a misdemeanor simple battery. No jail, probation, or other sanctions.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Case#: 2016-MM-0105XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
On a traffic stop a police officer smelled cannabis coming from the vehicle. Upon searching the interior he discovered a glass pipe in a bag under the driver’s seat. The prosecutor offered our client Pre-Trial Diversion. We declined and demanded a trial.

Outcome
CASE DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence

Case#: 2016-CT-0092XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
At Pointe Orlando, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on an Uber driver who was attempting to pick up a fare. The officer said that he smelled alcohol on the driver and had him perform field sobriety exercises. The driver was arrested for DUI and blew over the legal limit.

Outcome
We filed a motion to suppress. At the hearing our motion was granted and all evidence was excluded. CASE DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Case#: 2016-CT-0037XX-A-O and 2016-CT-0037XX-A-O
County: Osceola

Facts
While driving on Osceola Parkway, a driver crashed into another vehicle at an intersection. He left the scene and was eventually apprehended by police after his tires disintegrated to the rim. Police noticed odor of alcohol and the driver refused to do field sobriety exercises. We fully investigated our client’s case including collecting phone records, business record certificates, 911 recordings, and dispatcher notes. We filed motions to suppress and exclude evidence.

Outcome
Leaving the Scene: Withhold of Adjudication and no jail.

DUI
DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence - 2nd Offense

Case#: 2016-CT-0013XX-A-E
County: Orange

Facts
A man was observed by police standing in the roadway on UCF property. He was reattaching his driver’s side mirror. The police approached the man and observed an odor of alcohol, strange behavior, and watery and bloodshot eyes. The man complied with officers’ requests to perform field sobriety exercises. A Drug Recognition Expert with UCF PD examined the man who was ultimately arrested for DUI.

Outcome
Charge reduced to Reckless Driving-Alcohol Related.

Violation of Probation-Resisting an Officer Without Violence

Case#: 2013-CF-0151XX-A
County: Hillsborough

Facts
Client violated probation by committing new felony offense and not paying costs.

Outcome
Credit for time served and probation terminated, saving the client over $6,000 in restitution, fines, and costs.

Driving Under the Influence- 2nd Offense

Case#: 2017-CT-0019XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
Deputies found a driver asleep at the wheel with the vehicle in park. They had him step out of the vehicle and asked for him to perform field sobriety exercises. The driver became argumentative and refused to do any exercises. Deputies took the driver to the breath test center where he blew over 0.08 BAC. 

Outcome
We filed motions to suppress based upon the illegal detention of the driver and other illegal police actions. The judge granted our motions and threw out all evidence. CASE DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence

Case#: 2017-CT-0009XX-A-W
County: Orange

Facts
A driver blew through a stop sign causing a collision with another vehicle. When police arrived they spoke with an independent witness who observed everything. The police conducted a crash investigation and then turned their attention to a DUI investigation of the driver who ran the stop sign. The driver did not perform well on the field sobriety exercises and the police noticed many open alcohol containers within her vehicle. She was arrested for DUI and blew over the legal limit.

Outcome
We filed four motions on her behalf and set the case for hearing. The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving-Alcohol Related, Withhold Adjudication, minimum sanctions, and no driver’s license suspension.

Driving While License Suspended

Case#: 2017-CT-0004XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
Our client was caught driving with a suspended license. The State of Florida suspended his driving privileges due to a point suspension. It was also expired at the time of his arrest.

Outcome
Criminal charge reduced to civil infraction

Traffic Fatality

Case#: 2016-TR-1502XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
A driver was stopped at a red light in downtown Orlando. Upon proceeding to make a right turn, the driver struck a pedestrian while in the crosswalk. The pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and the driver was charged with failure to yield to pedestrian causing fatality.

Outcome
We took the case to trial and the government presented their case. We challenged their evidence, cross-examined their witnesses, and presented our defense. After listening to our legal arguments, the judge found our client NOT GUILTY.

Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis < 20g, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Case#: 2016-CF-0145XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
On a traffic stop, police discovered within a vehicle a trafficking amount of cocaine along with other drugs, paraphernalia, guns, and ammo. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody. The drug trafficking charge carried a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 years prison and a $50,000 fine.

Outcome
We got the trafficking charge reduced to Possession With Intent to Sell, Withhold Adjudication, Probation, and no jail or fine. The two misdemeanor charges were both dismissed.

Possession of Cannabis With Intent to Sell

Case#: 2016-CF-0108XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
A driver was stopped for having no tag lights. The police officer noticed the driver was nervous and shaking. He could smell the odor of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer discovered 734 grams of Cannabis. The prosecutor wanted 120 days jail followed by 24 months probation.

Outcome
Charge reduced to Possession of Cannabis > 20g with 24 months probation and no jail.

Driving Under the Influence

Case#: 2016-CT-0094XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
An Uber driver had just picked up three girls from a Downtown bar. He was driving them home when he was stopped by the police. The officer said that he smelled alcohol coming from the driver and asked him to perform field sobriety exercises. The driver complied with the exercises and was arrested for DUI. He was then taken to the breath test center where he complied with the breath test as well.

Outcome
We filed numerous motions on our client’s behalf, retained an expert witness, and presented volumes of scientific literature regarding the horizontal gaze nystagmus exercise. CASE DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence-2nd Offense

Case#: 2016-CT-0091XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
Vehicle was seen swerving between lanes. Police stopped the driver and asked him to do field sobriety exercises. The driver refused and was arrested. He also refused to take a breath test. We collected the dashcam video footage to prepare his defense.

Outcome
Charge reduced to reckless driving with first time minimums.

Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information

Case#: 2016-CF-0025XX-A
County: Osceola

Facts
The State alleged that our client used another person’s identification information to obtain credit cards, utility services, and merchandise. They issued a warrant for her arrest on this felony offense.

Outcome
CASE DISMISSED.

Violation of Probation-Resisting an Officer Without Violence

Case#: 2015-MM-0004XX-A-O
County: Orange

Facts
After being placed on probation with court ordered sanctions, the probationer failed to complete everything by his due date. On his VOP, the State was seeking a 45 day jail sentence.

Outcome
VOP Dismissed. Probation terminated.

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