Case Results

The following are some of the good resolutions The Umansky Law Firm Criminal Defense & Injury Lawyers has recently had.
This is not a comprehensive list of all case results, it is merely a small sampling of some of the cases and their favorable resolutions.

  • All
  • Civil Traffic Citation
  • Criminal Traffic
  • DUI
  • Expunction
  • Expunction or Seal
  • Felony
  • Injunction
  • Juvenile
  • Misdemeanor
  • Personal injury
  • VOP
Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-006116
County : Polk

“Client was attacked by his wife and defended himself by pushing her off of him causing her to hit the wall. The wife called the police and client was arrested for domestic violence battery. The wife did not want to proceed, so she signed a declination of prosecution. However, the prosecutor would not dismiss the case. I filed and set a stand your ground motion. The day before the hearing, the prosecutor dismissed the charges.

Client can now apply to have his arrest expunge, so he can proceed with the divorce.”

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Open Container
Case Number : 2023TR0542160001XX
County : Polk

Dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Misdemeanor Dropped
Case Number : 2024-MM-400298-A-O
County : Orange

On January 19, 2024, client met up with his girlfriend at a bar and they were drinking. When they went back to her place she began to argue with him about drinking before she arrived at the bar and progressed to her calling client a loser, etc. and saying relationship was over. They went to sleep and client awakened to her on his side of the bed possibly taking his phone and going through his wallet. Client concluded she had his phone but she locked him out. He entered anyway and she went to slap him and he caught her hand and pushed her away. Arrested for “dating violence”. Victim did have his phone and pushed for charges to be dropped. State finally dropped case when attorney began filing motions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Misdemeanor Dismissed
Case Number : 2023 311829 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client was told by GIECO that his insurance lapsed, and GIECO reported this to DMV, who told client his license would be suspended soon. On 12/6, client renewed GIECO insurance… but the suspension went into effect anyway, and client was stopped for DWLS and arrested on 12/18. On 12/19, client took proof that he had insurance to DMV and they reissued his license. Attorney gathered up the proof of the timeline and sent everything to the State, pointing out client already had insurance, and that license was reinstated the next day. State dismissed the charges entirely.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Violate DV Injunction
Case Number : 2023-MM-008089-A-O
County : Orange

Client was homeless but had been allowed to live with victim, as they had a relationship. Client then became controlling and didn’t want to leave when told to do so. On November 22, 2023, client served with an injunction forcing him to leave, but client hung around the property and thus was arrested on video by the same officers that had read him the injunction two hours earlier and told him to leave. charged with “violating DV injunction.” Victim hired attorney to represent client, and attorney set the case for a bench plea as client had 65 days in and the state wanted 180 days jail. Victim testified she wanted him released. Judge sentenced to ag + 75 days jail, no contact with victim, no return.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023CT003658A
County : Seminole

On November 14, 2023, client stopped for expired tag and client had suspended DL from long-ago HTO suspension. Attorney directed client to get his DL back (could have gotten it two years ago… wife was annoyed when she found out) which client did. Pled to DWLS ag + $250 fine, court costs. (does not re-HTO client)

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Open Carrying of Firearm
Case Number : 2023-MM-007371-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for illegally openly carrying a firearm. Attorney Zahra Umansky contacted the intake prosecutor with mitigating evidence that showed Client was innocent. Prosecutor completely dismissed case!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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MTW granted
Case Number : 2023CF007691A000XX
County : Polk

MTW granted

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-001502-A-E
County : Orange

Client was pulled over for speeding and then arrested for DUI by the Maitland Police Department. Client allegedly failed the Field Sobriety exercises and refused the breath test. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program which resulted in a full dismissal of her DUI criminal charge!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Failure to Report Crash
Case Number : 2023-TR-020859-A-E
County : Orange

Civil ticket dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-020860-A-E
County : Orange

Civil tickets were dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession of Cannabis With Intent To Sell; Possession of Cannabis Greater Than 20 Grams; and Possession of THC
Case Number : 2023-CF-003087-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of possessing cannabis with intent to sell, possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams, and possession of THC. Facing not only multiple felony convictions and drivers license suspensions but potential jail. After investigating case, all charges were dismissed. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that this would not impact his future.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Civil Traffic Citation
Case Number : 05-2023-TR-028433-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client driving boyfriend’s car that had expired registration over six months and ticketed for it. Attorney went to hearing and officer did not appear. Case dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Felony Dismissed
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-034667-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client, babysitter, had reported victim to DCF for terrible treatment of his learning-disabled children. Victim fired client and drove to her residence, demanding “his” car seat (he’d secretly switched it with someone else’s) and client didn’t know that the switch had occurred and refused to return until she could confirm ownership. Victim also attempted to block her car in by standing behind it, then claimed she backed up the car into him. Client arrested for “aggravated battery” and “theft”. Attorney pointed out to State that victim admitted, on video to police, that he was never hit by the car (as client said) and that there’d been a secret switch of the car seat so there’s no theft. State finally dismissed charges when attorney moved to reset the depositions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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False Insurance Claim, False Report to LEO
Case Number : 2023CF002163A
County : Seminole

Client’s orange motorcycle disappeared from garage and client reported it stolen to law enforcement and insurance. However, video shows that bike wasn’t there for days, even though client said he’d worked on it that very morning in the garage (apparently was another house when all is said and done). Clear false statement; client pled to false insurance claim and false report to LEO. w/h + 24 months probation, 100 hours community service (may buy out 1/2 at $10/hr), $1,213.24 cost of inv to Seminole Sheriff, cc, cost of pros, anti theft class. May transfer probation to Texas, may travel to texas until transfer goes through.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Grand Theft 3rd
Case Number : 2023CF002366A
County : Seminole

Client ran a cleaning business and accused of taking jewelry from a customer based upon secret video camera. Client had priors and did take some jewelry, but not everything customer claimed. Attorney negotiated no jail. ag + 48 months probation + impulse control class within 45 days, $1611 restitution at $50/month minimum, 100 hours community service at 8 hours/month $468 cost of investigation, $100 cost of prosecution, court costs.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-019314-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

WH, fine, court cost to be paid within 90 days

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Dismissed
Case Number : 2023 TR 041725
County : Osceola

Case dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-MM-003191-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Order of Dismissal
Case Number : 2023-CF-000594
County : Osceola

“On February 20, 2023, client was seen on camera entering a common area of the condominium complex and stealing tools along with another person who stole portable AC units. Attorney got client into diversion, but client was removed from it due to supposed “”history”” in Maryland. Attorney moved to clear the confusion and return client to diversion, but client was hit by a car and killed Case dismissed.

Client deceased. Case dismissed.”

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI Reduced to Reckless
Case Number : 2023-CT-002233-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and served the max amount of time in jail while serving a separate sentence. Despite this being a strong case for the State we explained that since client had already served the max jail time there was no incentive to not take it to trial and try to avoid the conviction. The State ultimately offered us a reckless driving and no probation, no license suspension.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-209992-A-O
County : Orange

AG, $364 fine, advanced driver improvement course

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-TR-209993-A-O
County : Orange

Case dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023-TR-232317-A-O
County : Orange

LEO failed to appear. Motion to dismiss the ticket granted.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Ran a Red Light
Case Number : 2023-TR-232281-A-O
County : Orange

LEO failed to appear. Motion to dismiss the ticket granted.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession With Intent to Distribute
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-050555-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Jail visit completed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Expired License More Than 6 Months
Case Number : 2023-CT-005767-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for expired DL more than 6 months. Could not get a license due to immigration issues. Convinced state to reduce to less than 6 months which is a civil rather than a criminal charge.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023 MM 001599
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for Employee theft from Walmart. Attorney Zahra Umansky got case dismissed before arraignment date! Additionally, attorney Zahra Umansky also successfully expunged Client’s record so that he can put this behind him!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Case Number : 2023MM001188A
County : Seminole

Client had separated from long-term boyfriend of nine years a month previously… but they’re still living in the same house that they own together. They were arguing about what would be done with the house, and boyfriend was holding phone saying “I’ll call 911!” She said “I’ll call for you and reached for the phone and he shoved her. She shoved him back. That’s the alleged battery. Although Vt. action lawful (she reached for his phone) her action was lawful too (he shoved her first). Clear self-defense. State dismissed case. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record so that she could put this behind her.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000804-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI, and we got Client’s case dismissed. Then attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s DUI arrest as well!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000995-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .15. He is in the U.S. on a work visa so it was absolutely imperative he get his charges dismissed. We were able to get him into a diversion program where he earned a full dismissal of the charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky completely expunged Client’s DUI arrest record!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Felony
Case Number : 35-2023-CF-003045-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On November 5, 2023, client was in car with his wife and client became upset and suicidal. Client waived gun around and wife called police and said “he pointed gun at me.” Police arrest client. Client denies pointing a gun at her, and victim agreed and did declination. Attorney had client simply wait for state to come to its senses. State filed a No Information two months later.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Burglary
Case Number : 2006CF005685A
County : Seminole

Case resolved.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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False Imprisonment
Case Number : 2007CF000069A
County : Seminole

Case resolved.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-MM-002551-A-O
County : Orange

State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Exposure of Sexual Organs
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-006280-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client accused of exposure of sexual organs and facing one year in jail and criminal history. Successfully negotiated a resolution of probation with a withhold of adjudication and possibility of early termination.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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RWOV
Case Number : 2023 MM 000687
County : Osceola

Client messaged us that he no longer wants to do expunction. D wants to save it in case he gets in trouble for something else.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
Case Number : 2023-CF-008592-A-O
County : Orange

Client worked for an HVAC company which provides gas cards with company vehicles. Client left the company but still had the card, and then used it for purchases in Orlando in May. Idenitfied on video using the card. Previous history prevents diversion, attorney negotiated resolution of dismiss count 2 (poss stolen credit card) for plea to count 1 (fraud use credit card) w/h + 12 months probation, impulse control, $504 cost of inv, $100 cost of pros, court costs, $159 restitution.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Disorderly Conduct
Case Number : 2023 105962 MMDL
County : Volusia

On December 9, 2023, officers respond to residence where wife says they were arguing about infidelity, and client slapped a wine class out of her hand. Charged DV battery by State, even after attorney provided declinatoin of proseuction by wife. State made offer of disorderly conduct, w/h + 6 months probation, 2 day anger management class, no violent contact $50 cost of pros, and $50 cost of inv, no drugs, alcohol, guns, or ammo while on probation. Client decided to take offer rather than put wife through a trial to force the case to be dropped.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-004424-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Diversion
Case Number : 2023-MM-005975-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client accepted diversion.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Resisting Officer with Violence
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-030032-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Amend it Resisting with Violence (F3), Withhold of adjudication, 36 months probation, $100 Cost of Prosecution, Advance Driver Improvement course (in-person), 1 year DL revocation, Court Costs, $268 to BCSO, 50 hours of community service.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 2023-CT-006716-A-O
County : Orange

“Client was initially given a 10 day jail sentence for driving on a suspended license as a habitual offender.

I was able to call DMV to get the information on what client needed to do to get his license reinstated. Client took the necessary classes and paid the fines, which resulted in him getting his license back.

The prosecutor dismissed the case. He avoided 10 days in jail where he would have lost his job.”

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Felony Battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-001992-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

All charges dismissed. The State offered a year in the county jail. The client rejected that offer and I set his case for trial. The night before trial the State dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023MM001930A
County : Seminole

Client charged with shoplifting. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal of Client’s criminal theft charge!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023MM001929A
County : Seminole

Client charged with stealing at store with her friend/co-Defendant. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get both Clients into a diversion program which resulted in a dismissal of their theft cases.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-019466-A-E
County : Orange

WH, fine

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 2023CF007456A000XX
County : Polk

Adj, 24 months probation with drug offender conditions, 30 days weekend work release, substance abuse eval/treatment.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 2023CF009693A000XX
County : Polk

Adj, 24 months probation with drug offender conditions, 30 days weekend work release, substance abuse eval/treatment.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Misdemeanor
Case Number : 2023MM001494A
County : Seminole

Client accused of shoplifting at WalMart by deliberately not scanning all items at WalMart on her lunch break when buying items for personal use. Attorney got client into diversion which client completed. Critical due to immigration issue, which is now resolved.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Battery
Case Number : 2014 MM 002615
County : Osceola

Client arrested for Battery 10 years ago. Attorney Zahra Umansky got case dismissed back then. Client then rehired us to expunge his record. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that he can finally put this case behind him.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000126-A-W
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after going the wrong way down a one way street in Winter Garden. Typically, violating a one way will keep you out of diversion. We were able to negotiate client’s way into diversion despite this disqualifying fact and she was able to get her charges completely dismissed. Then, attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that she would have a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2023-CF-012402-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of molesting his minor daughter. From the outset client maintained his innocence, defense investigated case early and obtained recorded recantations of the complainant(s) and sent to ASA asking charges be dismissed or client be released on his own recognizance. Prior to bond hearing ASA dismissed all charges against client.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-002681-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI with property damage and a BAC of over .15. Client really wanted to avoid the interlock device but with a high BAC it was mandatory. We were able to convince the State to stipulate to below .15 BAC so client could avoid the mandatory interlock device. The judge also agreed to let her buy out half the community service.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Misdemeanor
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-005566-AXXX-XX
County : Lake
Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Witness Tampering
Case Number : 35-2023-CF-002412-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client entered a plea as charged. Client was being held without bond and was unable to work or make his loan payments on his business while in custody so instead of fighting the charges he took the best non-jail plea we could get. Client was placed on 3 years probation

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-006517-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for domestic violence battery on wife. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided affidavit to State from the wife stating that she did not wish for a client to be prosecuted. Prosecutor dropped case against CLIENT.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023CJ000136A
County : Seminole

PTD completed. State filed No Pros.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Attempted Sexual Battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-002492-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of attempted sexual battery and battery. Facing minimum of prison of two years up to possible six years, after negotiations with prosecutor was able to resolve case with probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023CJ000692
County : Polk

State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023MM008225A000BA
County : Polk

Case was dismissed in open court prior to arraignment

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-031810-A-W
County : Orange

“Client received a speeding ticket for traveling 9 mph over the limit. His biggest concern was receiving points on his DL record. He did not want his insurance to be effected.

I was able to resolve the case with no points on his driving record. Client was extremely satisfied.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony dismissed
Case Number : 2021 101087 CFDL
County : Volusia

On 5/30/21, client picked up someone’s credit card and then used it twice. Attorney had case sent to diversion, which client completed. Case dismissed!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Traffic Control Device
Case Number : 2023-TR-180080-A-O
County : Orange

Ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Learner's Permit Violation
Case Number : 2023-TR-180081-A-O
County : Orange

Ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Violation of probation on violating DV injunction
Case Number : 2021-MM-002069-A-O
County : Orange

Client had been put on probation for violating a DV injunction by going by the house of the victim to complain that his ex-wife had illegally listed it for sale in the divorce. Was on probation, then violated by absconding and moving to Mexico for a year. Attorney advised client to return and resolve the case. Client arrested when he returned, brought back to Orlando, then pled to the bench. Victim argued for a year; attorney argued for credit for time served. Judge sentenced to ag + 60 days jail with credit for 15 days, client to have no contact with victim for another 214 days.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Infraction
Case Number : 2023TR0541480001XX
County : Polk

Infraction resolved with w/h, $164 due within 90 days.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DV Injunction
Case Number : 2023-DR-008351-O
County : Orange

Petitioner sought voluntary dismissal prior to hearing.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 102318 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for his second DUI so no hardship license. We requested a DMV hearing and were able to reverse the DMV suspension so client got his license back. Then we were able to negotiate a reckless driving withhold on this 2nd DUI case!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Refusal
Case Number : 2023-CT-003972-A-O
County : Orange

Case dropped in exchange for plea to DUI case.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Sexual Battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2022-CJ-001461-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of sexual battery and lewd or lascivious molestation. Prior to trial prosecutor offered probation to lesser offense with community supervision. Client rejected offer and proceeded to trial, after trial client was found delinquent as to both counts and disposition was set. DJJ recommend parental probation with special conditions, court accepted DJJ recommendations and imposed a w/h for 24 months.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-000307-A-W
County : Orange

Client entered a plea as charged. He was very apologetic and wanted to get this case over as quickly as he could so he could start rebuilding his relationship with his father. Withhold, 12 months probation, anger management class, mental health evaluation and recommended treatment, 50 hours community service, costs

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Second Degree Murder With A Firearm, Robbery With a Firearm, and Attempted Felony Murder.
Case Number : 2022 CF 001532
County : Osceola

Client indicted on first degree murder, one count of attempted felony murder, and two counts of robbery with a firearm. Client who was the youngest of two other co-defendants who persuaded client to plan to set up a buy for weed, which turned into a robbery and a homicide. Client faced potential life sentence on each count with a min/man of 10 years. After litigation and vigorous negotiations client entered a resolution of 10 years in prison followed by two years of probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Fleeing & Eluding, DUI
Case Number : 2022 CF 001709
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for Fleeing & Eluding and DUI. If found guilty of the Fleeing, client would be a convicted felon and lose their license. We got client into a felony diversion program for both charges and ultimately both were dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Adjudication guilty cts 1-5
Case Number : 2023 CF 001339
County : Osceola

C pled. AG cts 1-5, No Pros cts 6-10

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 2023 CF 001341
County : Osceola

On May 4, 2023 client was arrested on another case and had drugs on him when he got to the jail. New charges of “possession of cocaine” and “introducing contraband” entered as arrests. State did not go forward with these extra charges– no information filed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-032986-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

This was client’s 3rd DUI arrest. We filed a motion to suppress and before the hearing the State made a better offer than before. Client chose to accept the State’s new offer rather than risk losing the motion since the videos tended to prove the State’s case, not ours.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failing to Maintain a Single Lane
Case Number : 2023-TR-138510-A-O
County : Orange

Client received a traffic ticket for failing to maintain a single lane. The court dismissed the ticket in exchange for plea to the DUI

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2022-CF-002945
County : Osceola

“In 2022, client was in a car accident and, according to the other driver, claimed to be a firefighter/paramedic when he’d already left the firefighter agency. State filed charge of “”impersonating a firefighter”” but statute requires that you ACT as a firefighter, and client didn’t. Attorney had case sent to diversion and client completed– case dismissed.

C completed PTD. State filed No Pros on 10/24/23.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Grand theft 3rd degree
Case Number : 2018 CF 000967
County : Osceola

Client was on five years probation for grand theft (owed $32,000) and 100 hours community service. Five years later, client never had paid any restitution and bought out the hours at the last second (with the consent of Texas probation). Violation of probation for failing ot pay any restitution. Client turned self in at the jail on the warrant (drove from TX) and plea set. State agreed to new term of probation and judge sentenced to ag + 3 years probation with credit for 31 days jail and ordered to pay minimum of $250/month.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless driving with injury
Case Number : 2023-TR-006338
County : Osceola

Client hired us to remove license suspension that was put in place after another attorney pled him to a civil citation carrying a collateral suspension. We filed the motion and set it for a hearing because the judge wanted to hear from client. On the day of the hearing, the client did not show. The judge said while she understood our motion, since client wasn’t there to testify she couldn’t grant it. Motion was denied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2021-CF-012682-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of six counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and sexual battery. Facing a possible sentence of over 100 years, after litigation was able to resolve case with a plea to one count dismissal of other six and five year incarceratory sentence.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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False Imprisonment, Exposure of Sexual Organs, and Battery.
Case Number : 2022-CF-011179-A-O
County : Orange

MTW granted.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2021 CF 002821
County : Osceola

Client was accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, because of prior criminal history faced a maximum sentence of 15 years prison. The best state offered was 90 months of DOC. Client was on his way to store when two complainants got into an argument with him during a traffic stop. Once client got to parking lot of business the complainant were going to another business in the same parking lot. Instead of going into that business, the complainants renewed the traffic argument and confronted the client at his car, at that point despite being asked by client to leave the complainant attempted to punch client, when client defended himself by striking complainant and a fight ensued. Both parties then left the area before LEO arrived. An independent witness who worked at the business where the complainant was to attend called 911 and said she saw them at clients vehicle then run away from his vehicle. She did not provide any contact information but the officer took a photo of her DL. The government never produced that photo, after discovery depositions of the responding officers the photo was produced and the witness was located and deposed. Her account of events backed up clients account and a stand your ground hearing was held over two separate days. The court ruled client defended himself and the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Violation of nonresident DL
Case Number : 2023-CT-005923-A-O
County : Orange

The defendant stopped paying after the initial DP. Mtw granted.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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VOP
Case Number : 35-2022-CT-006189-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client had a DUI property damage and violated probation by driving on a revoked license. Son hired, but client decided she didn’t want our representation after all.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Criminal Traffic
Case Number : 35-2023-CT-005931-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client had a DUI property damage and violated probation by driving on a revoked license. Son hired, but client decided she didn’t want our representation after all.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-039900
County : Osceola

DEFENDANT NOT PRESENT REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEY GARRETT MUSCATO COVERING TROOPER PEREZ SUERO FAILED TO APPEAR CASE DISMISSED

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving Under The Influence
Case Number : 2022CF000496A
County : Seminole

Client was accused of possession of controlled substance and driving under the influence. Client a veteran with no criminal history was facing felony sanctions along with loss of driving privileges. Successful negotiations resulted in client being referred to a diversion program which was successfully completed resulting in dismissal of all charges.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-006554-A-O
County : Orange

“Client was charged with domestic violence battery when he was defending himself against his sister who threw an object at him.

The sister signed a declination of prosecution and I contacted the state attorney directly to dismiss the charges. The charges were dismissed the same day.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Withhold
Case Number : 2023MM002933A
County : Seminole

Pled to w/h 12 months probation, runs concurrent w/ 2022MM004115A. And anti theft class (complete)

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Withhold
Case Number : 2022MM004115A
County : Seminole

Pled to w/h 6 months probation, runs concurrent w/ 2023MM002933A.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-162768-A-O
County : Orange

“Client was speeding 9 mph over the speed limit. Her father’s main concern was no points on her driving record because he has all five of his children on his insurance and it is already super high.

I was able to get a withhold, so no points on her driving record. Thus, her insurance won’t be effected.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2022-MM-007356-A-O
County : Orange

Client was a complete mess over this petit theft charge. He needed it dismissed as quickly as possible because he has a real estate license and they were already asking questions about it popping up on his record. We got client into the diversion program at his first court date and he ultimately got the charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-007376-A-O
County : Orange

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash where our Client allegedly hit another car. At the scene, the other driver accused our Client of being intoxicated. FHP conducted a crash & criminal investigation, and our Client was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a pretrial diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal of the DUI charge! Client avoided a DUI conviction on his record! Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s criminal record as well.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2020 CF 002342
County : Osceola

Client was accused of two counts of lewd of lascivious molestation punishable by 25 years min/man up to life on each count and two counts of lewd exhibition punishable by fifteen years prison each. After vigorous motions, negotiations, and litigation. A resolution was reached where client would resolve his case with the minimum mandatory waived and he sentenced to 15 years in doc followed by 15 years probation. Client also charged with same offense in another county, due to litigation in this case was able to resolve with same in other client.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-028137-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for his 3rd DUI and we were able to negotiate a reckless driving charge with NO PROBATION. Client has to complete a 4 hour basic driver improvement course and no other penalties. He was very happy and told the judge his lawyer was “amazing.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 103065 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI and really needed to avoid a criminal conviction. We were able to negotiate a resolution where client’s DUI was reduced to a reckless driving and she received a withhold of adjudication (no criminal conviction on her record).

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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VOP
Case Number : 2021 304558 CFDB
County : Volusia

Client on probation for second degree felony accused of committing new law battery domestic violence. ASA refused to offer anything but prison, battery case was set for trial and before trial case was dismissed. Spoke with prosecutors and they agreed to not move forward with VOp and dismissed it as well. Client was reinstated to probation with no additional sanctions.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana
Case Number : 2022-CF-012233-A-O
County : Orange

Client was accused of having over 1000 grams of marijuana. I set the case for trial. Day of trial the State agreed to a credit time served, no probation offer. Client accepted the offer.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failure to obey traffic control device - Posted Speed
Case Number : 2023-TR-037235
County : Seminole

Client received a speeding ticket that required a mandatory court appearance for going 45 mph over. I was able to get him a withhold which means no points on his driving record, so his insurance will not be effected.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery & GT
Case Number : 2022-CF-011174-A-O
County : Orange

On September 26, 2022, client had a “road rage incident.” Victim was speeding, swerves TO HIS LEFT as client is making a left-hand turn and she hits him, then claims he hit her. She jumps out of the car and starts filling him and shoves a phone in his face. He snatches the phone and throws it to one side, which law enforcement says is a “grand theft” and “battery”. State cannot prove value of used iphone to do grand theft and attorney kept quiet until speedy trial ran on the misdemeanor, so State filed No Information. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged entire criminal case for Client!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-007448
County : Sumter

Client fell asleep while driving a golf cart and crashed into a tree. He was given a careless driving ticket.

The Trooper did not observe the accident but a bystander called to report the accident. The Trooper did not show up to the hearing, so the ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2023CF007396A000XX
County : Polk

Client hired us on an Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon after she allegedly used scissors to cut her boyfriend. She then violated her pretrial release conditions by returning to the residence without an officer because she was confused about the rules from the court. The State agreed this was a self-defense situation and filed a dismissal of the charges which also led to us being able to file a motion for client’s release from custody. This charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and client walked away free of any charges.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Battery DV
Case Number : 2023-MM-005479-A000LD
County : Polk

On July 24, 2023, client’s girlfriend (with whom she had been living) intercepted client as client was loading the car and began to grab items from the car and truck. Client pushed girlfriend away from the car and State said this was a DV battery. Attorney filed stand-your-ground and motion to allow contact (client and girlfriend reconciled). State dismissed charges prior to hearing when girlfriend took State’s DV class and reiterated that she wanted the charges dropped.

State filed No Pros on 9/20
D hired for expunge. Never signed k. Then sent message that she did not want to use us for expunge.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-171867-A-O
County : Orange

Client received a speeding ticket for traveling 35 mph over the speed limit which requires a mandatory court appearance.

Client’s main concern was no points on his driving record because he is in the process of joining the military,

I was able to get the speed reduced to only 9 mph over the limit with no points on his driving record which reduced the ticket by $200 dollars.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023 302948 MMDB
County : Volusia

C completed PTD, State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 101063 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for his 3rd DUI within 10 years but state only charged him with a 2nd because they didn’t have disposition from the 3rd case. We explained to client he could take 2nd time penalties and make sure the case remained a misdemeanor or we could take the case to trial but it’s likely by then the State will get the documents needed and upgrade this to a felony where he would be facing a minimum 30 days jail and felony conviction with 10 year suspension of his license. Client wanted to take the misdemeanor offer despite the penalties, because he could not afford to be a felon or do more jail time.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 103567 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after being stopped for speeding. He did not want to risk a conviction at trial and we didn’t have any suppression issues. We negotiated with the State and client was offered a reckless driving withhold of adjudication which he gladly accepted. Client avoided the conviction and DUI insurance that would have resulted from that.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-002270-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for his second DUI within the same year. He got this DUI in Orange County very shortly after on in Polk County. The State charged client with a 2nd DUI within 5 years which carries a mandatory 10 days jail and 5 year license suspension. Right before client was about to take that offer, we realized that the State could not charge him with a 2nd within 5 because he didn’t plea to the Polk case until 3 days AFTER he was arrested on this case. The judge agreed despite the State still wanting jail and after a plea to the bench gave client no jail and only a 6 month suspension.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-024325-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client accused of driving under influence on military base over .15. Negotiated with AUSA to send case to state court, where client resolved case to probation to first time dui minimums under .15.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-005833-A-O
County : Orange

Client was falsely accused of a battery by his ex-girlfriend. Client sent me the conflicting text messages, voicemails, and emails from the ex-girlfriend showing she was lying and trying to ruin his livelihood.

I compiled the information, sent it to the prosecutor, and had a phone conference with the prosecutor to get the case dismissed before trial.

The case was dropped.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-012998-A-W
County : Orange

Client had a speeding ticket driving 9 mph over the speed limit. His main concern was his insurance not skyrocketing. He did not pay the speeding ticket in time, which resulted in his license being suspended.

I was able to file the appropriate motion to get his license reinstated with no points on his driving record and his insurance won’t be effected.

The client was very satisfied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023CF002182A000XX
County : Polk

Client entered a plea to the lesser charge of Petit Theft. Withhold, and costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery on Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Officer With Violence
Case Number : 2023 351 CF
County : Other

MTW granted.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Reckless driving (alcohol related)
Case Number : 2021-CT-057364-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and could not be convicted of the same because she is a nurse and that would put her career in jeopardy. She spoke with an employer who urged her to avoid a criminal conviction. Client blew a .25 so she was not eligible for the first time offender program but we wouldn’t take no for an answer. We continued to appear in court and pester the State about making an exception for her until they finally agreed on day in court. Client was thrilled to receive not a DUI conviction but a reckless driving withhold. Additionally, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to seal Client’s entire record (even her driver’s license) so that the general public would not see the DUI or Reckless Driving offenses!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2009-MM-015440-A-O
County : Orange

Client pled to a Petit Theft charge about 14 years ago. Although, Client was not convicted the theft charge kept affecting her. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully sealed Client’s record so that she could finally put case behind her.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-005833-A-O
County : Orange

Client was falsely accused of a battery by his ex-girlfriend. Client sent me the conflicting text messages, voicemails, and emails from the ex-girlfriend showing she was lying and trying to ruin his livelihood.

I compiled the information, sent it to the prosecutor, and had a phone conference with the prosecutor to get the case dismissed before trial.

The case was dropped.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023-TR-012999-A-W
County : Orange

Client had a traffic ticket for expired vehicle registration. He missed the deadline to pay for the ticket, which caused a suspension on his driving license.

I was able to file the appropriate motions to get his driver’s license reinstated. Then, he was able to fix his vehicle registration.

The case was dismissed. The client was very satisfied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Dismissed
Case Number : 2023 CF 001703
County : Osceola

On June 3, 2023, client taking out the trash (leaving front door open). When client returned, alleged victim had come up into client’s driveway and was staring inside the house. Client challenged victim to leave and victim wanted to fight– client had shoulder injury and refused, but victim attacked and kicked client, chasing client into carport where client grabbed a knife. Victim claimed he did nothing and client arrested for aggr. assault. Attorney filed stand-your-ground and assembled defense evidence and proof victim lying and of client injuries. State dismissed case immediately before stand-your-ground hearing.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Wet Reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-029166-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client pled to wet reckless. AG, 12 mos s/p, DUI CAS, VAP, 4 hr BDI, 50 hrs CSH with possible buyout of 1/2 @$7.50/hr. Client has already completed most of these.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-162221-A-O
County : Orange

Citation dismissed.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023-TR-024579-A-W
County : Orange

Citation dismissed.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Unlawful Speed 50+
Case Number : 2023-TR-132673-A-O
County : Orange

Client was ticketed for driving 123mph in a 35mph zone (88 mph over the speed limit). This is normally a $1104 fine for first offenders. This could have easily been a wreckless driving scenario. After confirming with law enforcement that they had all their certifications of calibration and training, we reached an agreement to lower the fine and have the client take a class. Unfortunately, the hearing officer was not going to accept the agreement and inquired where the incident took place. The LEO informed that it was a road in between communities and ended near two schools. This alarmed the hearing officer even more. I suggested she look into our clients driving record and possibly order a school if he hadn’t already done so. Eventually, I got the fine reduced from $1104 to $500 and the client must take a 12 hour online Advance Driver Course.
This will not only save our client a lot of money but also may help him drive safer in the future.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS without knowledge
Case Number : 05-2021-TR-025747-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client hired us to help remove the 5 year suspension on her driving record caused by an HTO revocation. We filed a motion and set it for a hearing and ask the court to remove the points on a 2021 ticket. The judge said she rarely sees attorneys file these and granted it with the hopes it will help client get her license back. Now we are one step closer to getting client back on the road and as a single mother of 3 this is very important to her.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-005610
County : Lake

See case result in 2022-CF-002697-AXXX-XX

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery By Strangulation/Battery
Case Number : 35-2022-CF-002697-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for Battery. We got him into PTI for that case. He was rejected when he picked up a new Battery By Strangulation charge. We were able to get him back into PTI for both of those cases. Client was kicked out of PTI for not doing anything and not making appointments and we got him another chance, but he was once again kicked out for not completing the requirements. We worked out a deal where client would get a withhold on both charges and all he has to complete is the 29-week batterer intervention program and he can get off probation in 12 months.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Perjury
Case Number : 35-2022-MM-004274-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client who is veteran accused of making false statement under oath. Client has no prior criminal history and prosecutors were asking for adjudication of guilt and probation. After successful litigation was able to resolve case with diversion, which client completed and resulted in charges being dismissed.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023 306583 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client had a DWLS. She had a prior criminal record but still got the State to offer PTD because she got her DL back. She completed the requirements for the PTD and the State announced a NP at today’s hearing.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023CT000873A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and he could not have a criminal conviction on his record. We were able to negotiate a deal where client received a reckless driving and a withhold and avoided a conviction. Client will now be eligible to seal his record so the arrest will not appear on a public background check.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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NVDL
Case Number : 2023-CT-003787-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for NVDL (no valid driver’s license). His primary concern was avoiding jail since this was not his first offense and he was told the more you pick up, the more likely jail becomes. We were able to work out a deal where client pled to the charge but only had to pay court costs. No probation, no jail, etc.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DV Injunction
Case Number : 052023DR045095AXXXXX
County : Brevard

We represented the Petitioner. Judge dismissed the injunction for failure to provide evidence of prior DV. Client had filed the injunction prior to hiring us and gave us very little to work with.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2023-CF-006686-A-O
County : Orange

Client hired us after being arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The IA judge issued a no contact order and told client he could not return to his home (which he owned). We filed a motion and had screen shots of victim being a crazy person and stalking client. Despite victim claiming otherwise to keep client from his home, we had evidence she was no longer living at the house. Judge ultimately ruled that client could reclaim the house and he did and changed the locks. After pressuring the State for several weeks we were able to convince them to file a No Information notice indicating they would not be proceeding with any charges against our client.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Battery LEO/Security
Case Number : 2023-CF-003530-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Batt LEO/Security but the cops were never able to get his identification before he bonded out so he was arrested and booked under John Doe. Client was smart and hired us before any detectives reached out to him to ascertain his identification. Once the State realized they weren’t going to be able to prove ID and client would not be cooperating in his own prosecution, they had no choice but to drop the case.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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(civil) FAILED TO REPORT INFORMATION TO INJURED PERSON
Case Number : 2023-CT-000379-A-E
County : Orange

Client charged with criminal Leaving Scene of Accident. Attorney Zahra Umansky got the prosecutor to agree to dismiss the criminal charge and only charge the Client with a civil ticket once Client showed proof of insurance payment to other driver!

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023CT002865
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI. We recognized that the urine sample that was taken was insufficient so we set the case for trial refusing to waive our client’s right to speedy trial. Before the trial date came, the State realized we were right and dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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PT & GT
Case Number : 2023CJ000293A
County : Seminole

ZU got D into diversion on 3 separate cases. But then D stopped paying ULF. MTW granted.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Criminal Mischief and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Case Number : 2023 100091 CFDL
County : Volusia

Client accused of criminal mischief, throwing deadly missile into occupied vehicle and two counts of possession of controlled substance. Client had no prior criminal history facing three felony convictions and potential twenty one incarceration sentence. Successful negotiations led to felonies being dismissed and client resolving case to two misdemeanors 12 s/p and withhold.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Violate pretrial release
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-006134-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was out on release on another case and was to have “no contact” with husband. On October 12, 2023 while waiting for police to arrive to get various belongings, client repeatedly opened and closed the garage door to “get his attention.” She was then arrested. Attorney got client bond (was held no bond on the other case due to the violation) and then pled to a withhold of adjudication and credit for seven days time served.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Sale of tobacco to a minor
Case Number : 2023MM003506A
County : Seminole

Plea as charged. Withhold, costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-007209-A-O
County : Orange

Client was actually the one being strangled by the alleged victim who was her boyfriend at the time. Because client was intoxicated and the boyfriend had defensive wounds on him, the officers arrested her instead of arresting him for domestic battery.

I spoke to the prosecutor about the case and she dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Battery
Case Number : 2017MM003978A
County : Seminole

Closed. D never returned expunge items to us. K expired.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2023MM005208A000BA
County : Polk

Client was charged with battery for defending herself while at the Dollar General against an employee of the store. When client told the employee she was going to call corporate and requested her name, the employee smacked my client’s phone out her hand. My client then smacked the employee back, which escalated to a fight.

I filed a stand your ground motion and collected the video evidence from my client showing the alleged victim hit her first. The judge granted my motion at the hearing and the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Possession Heroin, DUI, Paraphernalia
Case Number : 2023-CF-009690-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for possession of heroin, DUI, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Client struggled with substance abuse and had been clean but relapsed. He wanted a second chance to prove he could live sober. We questioned the legality of the stop and arrest in this case and before speedy trial expired, the State dropped all charges. Client got his second chance and a fresh start just before the new year.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Civil DWLS
Case Number : 35-2022-TR-016004-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client hired us after his boss suspended him from work due to a ticket he paid in 2021. The ticket carried 3 points and those points cause the employer’s insurance to drop client. Client suffered a $15k loss due to this issue. We filed a motion to reopen the ticket and the hearing officer vacated the original sentence and dismissed the ticket, removing the points from his license. Client was able to get his job back.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 306321 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client was arresting for DUI after being observed driving the wrong way down a street at 1am. After arrested, he blew a .233/.244. We negotiated a reckless driving withhold for client so despite his very high BAC he could avoid a DUI conviction on his record.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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reckless driving with injury
Case Number : 2023-CF-001473
County : Osceola

Neighbor doesn’t like client because client drives quickly by neighbor’s house in a loud car. On May 11, 2023, client drives by quickly and neighbor yells at client (and may have slapped car). Client screeches to a halt, backs car up to yell at neighbor and the car hits the neighbor’s knee then client runs over the side of neighbor’s leg when client drives off. State charges Aggravated Battery (scores prison). Attorney shows that client relied on backup camera, which had a blind spot to the side where the victim was standing and does not show person there though the image on the screen makes it appear clear. Can’t see through rear-view window. Take to trial with a “jury view” ruling on the car, and State agrees to plea to misdemeanor reckless driving with injury, ag+ 12 months probation, 12 hour anger management, 12 hour driver improvement class, no contact with victim, no return to that street, 50 hours community service may buy out 1/2 and must do 5 hours/week.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Withdrew
Case Number : 2022-CF-011226-A-O
County : Orange

On September 26, 2022, client and wife were visiting Orlando and they got into an argument. Wife claimed client wouldn’t let her leave the room and pushed her, so client charged with False Imprisonment. Attorney got client into diversion program, but client later removed from program due to + drug test. Attorney withdrew when case put back on the trial docket and no contact from client.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Withhold
Case Number : 2023-CF-002868-A-O
County : Orange

Client pled to poss of fentanyl. w/h, 18 mos prob, deat/rua, 50 csh, cc. Client was given 60 days to set up a payment plan to pay all costs at no less than $30/month. Judge waived all costs of supervision/probation.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Traveling To Meet A Minor
Case Number : 2023-CF-002796-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Case closed due to transfer to federal court.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-194781-A-O
County : Orange

No wheel witness. The case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-000560-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after being found drunk in a school parking lot during pick up hours. He told police he was there to pick up his nephews (who didn’t even attend that school). He had a prior DUI that did not result in a conviction but the State was trying to impose 2nd DUI within 5 year penalties anyway. We asked the judge to clarify that 1st time penalties were appropriate under the statute and she agreed. After hearing the judge’s ruling, the State agreed to allow client to plea to first time penalties. This saved him from jail time and a 5 year suspension that would have been illegal.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-024408-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

This was not client’s first DUI but we got him a great resolution anyway. The initial plea offer in exchange for his plea to the DUI was 90 days jail or treatment along with other hefty penalties including a 12 month license suspension. We were able to appeal to the State and worked out a reckless driving (no DUI conviction) and probation, with no license suspension.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Violation of PTR Conditions
Case Number : 2023MM007193A000BA
County : Polk

Client was arrested for Aggravated Battery and then subsequently violated pretrial release by returning to the home without law enforcement. She was mistakenly under the impression she could return with her parents but that was nowhere in the record from her initial appearance. After we got the Aggravated Battery dropped we worked out a plea deal on this misdemeanor where client would plea no contest and be sentences to credit for time already served. No additional penalties.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Evidence Tampering, malicious battery.
Case Number : 2023-CF-002508-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client is corrections officer. Hit an inmate in the face (causing blood, which client cleaned up and didn’t report) on September 30, 2023, and then another inmate (second case) in April 2023. Client has PTSD; one inmate spit on client, other called him racial epithet. Charged with evidence tampering and malicious battery across two cases. Multiple witnesses for both. Attorney negotiated post-plea vet court, w/h + 36 months probation, anger management class, special condition complete veteran’s court.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-MM-005936
County : Polk

Client accused of “not checking ID on the computer” and arrested for selling alcohol to minor under 21, when she did in fact check the ID and you always have to physically look at the ID. It’s Polk County. Attorney got client into diversion and charges were eventually dropped.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
ouTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Criminal Mischief
Case Number : 2023MM003058A
County : Seminole

Client was charged with criminal mischief for damaging the victim’s car during an altercation at the grocery store. Client was initially given a probation offer with a withhold of adjudication before hiring our firm.
I let client know based on the evidence that we could fight the case because the damage was not done intentional, which is a required element. I talked to the prosecutor about dismissing the case if he paid the restitution in full.

Client paid the restitution and the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2023 104045 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI and had a CDL license. He needed to avoid a DUI conviction in order to keep his CDL, otherwise lose it for a minimum 1 year. We were able to negotiate a reckless driving withhold for client so he could maintain his livelihood.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2023 103000 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI. He was offered the first time offender program but did not wish to accept it. He wanted to fight the stop. We filed a motion to suppress and set it for a hearing and in response, the State made an even better offer the day of the hearing. Client ultimately decided to take the new offer of a reckless driving, withhold, with early termination of probation as soon as he showed proof he completed 2 classes and paid off court fees. He completed such before even checking in with probation so he was only on probation for 1 day. This was huge for client who ultimately wanted to avoid probation and guarantee he could seal the case from his record.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2022-MM-004928-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Petit Theft. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a pretrial diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that it would not affect his career opportunities.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR DROPPED
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BATTERY (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Case Number : 2023-MM-004888-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DV Battery. We filed a declination of prosecution with the State after speaking with the victim and the State dropped the charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record so that this arrest would not follow him!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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Battery
Case Number : 2023 304397 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client was arrested and accused of domestic violence Battery. We were able to get the both battery counts dismissed. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s entire case!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Fraud
Case Number : 2022MM004634A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for Resisting an Officer Without Violence and Fraud. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into pretrial diversion program which resulted in complete dismissal of case!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Failure To Register
Case Number : 2023 302230 CFDB
County : Volusia

Client accused of failure to register a third degree felony facing community control sanctions and up to five years imprisonment. After extensive litigation and investigation the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Improper Exhibition of Firearm (M1)
Case Number : 2023CF001127A
County : Seminole

On May 2, 2023, client and her wife were visiting friends in old apartment complex. Client’s daughter (has developmental issues) snuck off (age 11) to be with a local boy she was enamored with, and after a hunt, client found daughter giggling with the boy and the boy was adjusting his pants). Mother yelled at the son told him to get in the car and went to take him to his parents, but the boy jumped out of the car and claimed client pointed a gun at him and her wife hit him (and claimed he did nothing with the daughter) so client chargd with aggravated assault and child neglect on the boy. Didn’t happen, but client pled no contest to misdemeanor improper eexhibitoin of firearm in her best interest to not take chances at trial. Adjudication of gulit, 12 months probatoin, take an anger management class, firearms class, and no contact with victim, no return to apartment complex.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Domestic Violence Battery & False Imprisonment
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-052961-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

The case was dismissed by the prosecutor before the court date.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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No Valid Driver's License
Case Number : 2020 CT 000609
County : Osceola

AG, $50 fine, CC.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-006108-A-O
County : Orange

Client was not eligible for diversion because he got this DWLS along with his DUI case. We were able to get the State to drop the DWLS so client could complete diversion on the DUI case.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Petit theft
Case Number : 2023CF002182A000XX
County : Polk

Client entered a plea to the lesser charge of Petit Theft. Withhold, and costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023CF002052A000XX
County : Polk

Plea to lesser included charge of Petit Theft and costs with a withhold.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Burglary of Structure, Grand Theft 3rd
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-029737-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On April 23, 2023, client was intoxicated, went fishing, and wandered next door into his old employer’s and stole a barrel of tools on video and employer recognizes him on video. Charged with Burglary of Structure and Grand Theft. Attorney resolved with diversion agreement, but client arrived late one week due to car issues and was kicked out. Attorney then resolved the second time with plea to both charges, withhold of adjudication, 36 months probation (may early terminate at 12 months if finished) impulse control class, no return, $1926.82 restitution, $65 restitution, and $177.95 restitution. Pay $211.32 cost of investigation to Titusville PD, court costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2022-CJ-000179-A-O
County : Orange

Juvenile Client was arrested for Battery on ex-girlfriend. We were able to get case dismissed. Also Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that it would not affect his future.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2022 307779 MMDB
County : Volusia

This was client’s 3rd DUI within 10 years which should have been a felony. The State initially wanted to upgrade it to felony and sought jail. We were able to get client into DUI Court for a reduced charge of reckless driving. DUI Court is rigorous but client did not have to do any jail time and was ultimately grateful for the program and how it impacted his life and helped him resolve some internal struggles he was facing. In client’s own words, DUI Court “saved his life, career, and any hope of a sober future.”

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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VOP
Case Number : 2021CF002955A000XX
County : Polk

Reinstated to probation.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony Battery
Case Number : 2023CF009148A000XX
County : Polk

All charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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VOP
Case Number : 2021CF002890A000XX
County : Polk

Client reinstated to original terms and conditions of probation.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 05-2023-MM-042197-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On August 11, 2023, client had moved up from Miami and happened to bump into his 11 year old son, who was off by himself, and client had son wait for his mother. When client and ex-wife argued, son mouthed off to client and client slapped son on the head. Wife then jumped in and hit client, and client slapped her on the head. Chaged with DV battery and disturbing the peace. Attorney filed stand-your-ground motion, but case was worked out (as client spit on victim as she walked away, which is enough to sustain the charge). Attorney had DV designation dropped and no BIP. PLed no contest to Battery (othe rcoutn dropped) ag + 11 months 25 days probatoin, take 10 hour anger management class, no non-electronic contact with ex-wife and only with regard to children. Disturbing peace dropped.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-213282-A-O
County : Orange

I was able to get the speed amended to 29 mph over instead of the 33 mph. No points on his driving record and 90 days to pay the infraction.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Malicious Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-006504-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client is corrections officer. Hit an inmate in the face (causing blood, which client cleaned up and didn’t report) on September 30, 2023, and then another inmate (second case) in April 2023. Client has PTSD; one inmate spit on client, other called him racial epithet. Charged with evidence tampering and malicious battery across two cases. Multiple witnesses for both. Attorney negotiated post-plea vet court, w/h + 36 months probation, anger management class, special condition complete veteran’s court.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Injunction for Repeat Violence
Case Number : 2023-DR-012657-O
County : Orange

Petitioner did not show up to the hearing. Injunction was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, OTHER
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Repeat Violence Injunction
Case Number : 2023-DR-003988
County : Seminole

Client accused of repeat violence from 2019/2020 in lieu of dismissing and amended parties agreed to dismiss without prejudice and no hostile contact.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Domestic Violence Injunction
Case Number : 2023-DR-009697
County : Polk

The petitioner made false allegations against client who was the respondent. The petitioner was seeking a domestic violence injunction with sole possession of the marital home and temporary alimony.

I was able to show the court that the petitioner’s statements were inconsistent and the client never committed domestic violence. The injunction was denied.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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VOP
Case Number : 2022 100771 CFDL
County : Volusia

Client resolved the case with a 9 months jail offer. He originally received a prison offer of 366 days. I was able to talk the prosecutor down to 9 months.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 311033 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client resolved the case with a 1st time dui mins plea.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Disorderly Conduct
Case Number : 2023 105380 MMDL
County : Volusia

I was able to get the DV Battery amended to a disorderly conduct. Client accepted probation.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-MM-007390-A-O
County : Orange

State claims on March 27, 2023, client contacted victim in violation of pretrial release and injunction, even though communication “regarding/about” children authorized. Text asked victim to tell James Smith where client was taking children abroad on a trip. Attorney moved to dismiss case sa it was “about the children” and because Judge Madrigal had already refused to revoke bond on the open felony case on this exact basis, already finding texts were generally “about the children” and didn’t violate pretrial release. State dropped the case before the hearing.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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MTW granted
Case Number : 2021-CT-003551-A-O
County : Orange

Client was texting while driving home from drinking a friend’s house and thus swerved on road. Law enforcement stopped and charged with DUI and said client failed FSEs, but attorney had proof client had injuries from a prior car accident, and that client had been texting. Client is clearly sober on the video. Attorney got client diversion, which client didn’t complete, sending case back to trial diversion. Case was a trial, but client didn’t pay trial fee and stopped returning calls, so MTW. Client apologized later.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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NEGLECT OF A CHILD W/GREAT BODILY HARM
Case Number : 2023CF002078A000XX
County : Polk

On March 10, 2023, client was at a restaurant with his wife and daughter. Another father was throwing his child in the air, so client’s daughter asked for the same (age 4). When client tossed her in the air, she twisted out of his grasp and hit he floor, being badly injured. Law enforcement arrested him for “child neglect great bodily harm” claiming he was drunk (he wasn’t) and even though the entire thing was on video and every witness (and the video) showed it was an accident. Attorney waited for DCF report that cleared client, then moved to delete the “no contact with your daughter” release condition. State then dismissed all charges and client was able to return home. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor & Culpable Negligence
Case Number : 2002-CF-005256-A-O
County : Orange

Client was originally arrested and charged with Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Solicitation of a Minor via Computer. However, we were able to have charge amended by prosecutor to Contributing to a Minor & Culpable Negligence. Therefore, our Client was able to seal his record after he successfully finished his sentence. Then 10 years after we sealed his record, Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record as well!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-002675-A-O
County : Orange

Client is a medical student who got a DUI. She desperately needed the case dismissed so she can start the expungement process before her residency begins. We were able to get client into a diversion program where she earned a dismissal of her DUI. Also Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to successfully expunge her record as well!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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VOCC on Burg Dwelling
Case Number : 2019-CF-013880-A-O
County : Orange

Client was on community control for a burglary of a dwelling. client violated community control but not being at his home on 3 separate dates in January and February. Client scored 60 months prison as minimum mandatory sentence under the guidelines. The state would not offer below 60 months. we set the case for a plea conference with the judge an explained the circumstances. During plea conference, judge said she doesn’t believe client’s explanation and finds that client’s family was lying for him and covering for him. We asked judge to take into consideration how young client was when he first committed the offense, how he has a new baby he didn’t even know existed, and letters we tendered to the court from his employer and social worker. it took over an hour of argument but the judge finally agreed to reinstate client’s community control with a GPS monitor. Client’s family was thrilled and brought to tears because they expected client to go to prison. While incarcerated for his sentence client learned he was a father. The mother overdosed and is now in prison. Client can now start fresh and get a second chance to be a father to his son instead of spending the next 5 years in prison.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to civil careless driving
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-048416-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI but he blew zeroes. He told police he “took adderall” beforehand but the State did not get any urine toxicology report before speedy expired. We refused to waive speedy trial and ultimately the State agreed to drop the criminal case in exchange for client accepting a civil ticket for careless driving and a $160 fine.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Agg Assault With Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2020-CF-004374
County : Polk

Client business owner for over 20 years was going to bank to make daily deposit. As he entered bank parking lot, he almost struck victims in pickup truck and words were exchanged by the parties. Client parked his car and attempted to enter business but before reaching the doorway victims came around corner and reengaged with client one even brandished a firearm. At that point client took cover retrieved his firearm and defended himself by shooting. The victims drove off and client attempted to go into bank but was told to leave and he left and called 911. Client cooperated with police but was ultimately charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder with a firearm and facing two 10 year minimum mandatory sentences. Client who has no criminal history was never offered anything under 20 years of prison and case was thoroughly investigated and litigated with depositions, stand your ground hearing, and a writ of prohibition. After the denial of the stand your ground motion and the appeal, the case was set for trial. Prior to the jury being sworn in the state made an offer of probation to a third degree felony with a withhold and dismissal of the attempted murder charges and client accepted to move on with his life and close this chapter.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No registration
Case Number : 2023 TR 040845
County : Osceola

Client was able to get a valid registration. I filed a motion to dismiss the TR. The court granted the motion to dismiss.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2020-CJ-001999-A-O
County : Orange

Completed PTD. State filed dismissal.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Withhold - dv battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-002147-A-O
County : Orange

Client has a child with alleged victim. Victim claims that on January 11th, 2023, client hit her (breaking her arm), choked her, and touched her against her will. On Feburary 15, 2023, client claims client trapped her in a room. State charged Aggrvated Battery, DV battery by strangulation, DV battery, and False Imprisonment. Attorney deposed victim., much of her story not making sense. Negotiated resolutoin of misdemenaor DV battery, withhold, 12 months probation, BIP program, no contact with victim except as authorized by family law court. (they have a child). All three felony cases were dropped.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony Battery (lio)
Case Number : 2023 CF 000085
County : Osceola

On December 28, 2022, victim claims the father of her child hit her and cracked her orbital socket, requiring surgery. Client denies this, but charged with Aggravated Battery. Deposition revealed its Felony Battery at best. Jury won’t believe that victim hurt herself, so client pled in best interest. w/h + 15 days jail with 2 days credit, followed by 3 years probatoin, BIP program, no contact with victim except as authorized by family law judge, $1620.73 restitutoin.

Date Resolved : DECMEBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Video Voyeurism
Case Number : 2023-CF-001381-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client videotaped his wife in the bathroom, supposedly to stop her from stealing things during the divorce. Charged with video voyerism. During case, new charges kept getting filed– contacting daughter in violation of injunction, perjury, and more video voyerism counts. Attorney resolved case with w/h + 3 years probatoin, no contact with victim except as authorized by family law judge, no posting to internet. Other cases remain pending.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Burg Dwelling with battery
Case Number : 35-2022-CF-003243-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On November 5, 2022, grandfather went next door to confront victims over parking. Grandfather fell (or was beat up) and bled a lot and went to the hospital. In real-life “telephone” game, grandmother saw blood, freaked out and told client’s mother that grandfather was attacked by neighbors who then told client (age 19) who went to victim’s residence to confront them. Client kicked in door, then either entered (per victims) or was confronted on the porch (per client) and a fight ensued on the porch. Porch is legally part of the dwelling, so either way charge of “burglary of dwelling with battery” is valid. Victims furious that grandmother and grandfather homophobic and racist, and client (who isn’t) caught in crossfire. Negotiated plea of ag + 1 year jail (in lieu of several years prison) + 5 years probation, letter apology, anger management of 12 hours as youthful offender.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS (felony)
Case Number : 2023-CF-003911-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for felony DWLS and the State wanted 30 days jail given his history of repeatedly driving on a suspended license. We were able to convince the State to offer client credit for time already served so he served no additional jail time.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023TR028290
County : Seminole

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL. He was driving his ex-girlfriend’s car, not his own. So I requested the deputy to dismiss the ticket.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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No Proof of Insurance
Case Number : 2023TR028291
County : Seminole

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL. He was driving his ex-girlfriend’s car, not his own. So I requested the deputy to dismiss the ticket.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-019898-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

AG, $281 fine, 90 days to pay.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving while license suspended
Case Number : 5-2023-TR-019899-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

AG, $160 fine, 90 days to pay.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving on a suspended license
Case Number : 2023CT003383A000BA
County : Polk

Withdrew due to non payment

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-038850-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI. She blew under the legal limit but when asked to provide a urine sample, she refused to do so. Client was too afraid to go to trial, her anxiety was through the roof so that was not an option. We worked out a reckless driving withhold for her so that she would be able to avoid a DUI conviction but without the stress of going to trial.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Conclusion of representation
Case Number : 2023-CF-001457-A
County : Alachua

No contact with client and never signed substitution of counsel. Representation concluded.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Conclusion of representation
Case Number : 2023-CF-001457-A
County : Alachua

No contact with client and never signed substitution of counsel. Representation concluded.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2021-MM-007245-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for Battery on his wife. The case was dismissed; however, this arrest continued to adversely impact Client’s life. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest and criminal case. Client can now put this incident behind him.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Resisting Officer Without Violence
Case Number : 2023-TR-159424-A-O
County : Orange

Client accepted diversion.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving Under a Rail Road Crossing Bar
Case Number : 2023-TR-017310-A-E
County : Orange

Client denied driving under the rail road crossing in which he was ticketed for.

At the infraction hearing, we conducted a full trial. The judge ruled the officer established beyond a reasonable doubt the traffic infraction. However, due to conflicting statements and our office contacting FDOT for the video footage, the judge granted the request for a withhold, so no points on his DL record, despite his extensive driving history.

It was still a win for client and he was satisfied. He said he would keep my number for future cases.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Disorderly Conduct
Case Number : 2023MM003306A000LD
County : Polk

Day of trial the State amended the charges to Disorderly Conduct. Withhold of adjudication, 6 months probation, no contact with his ex-wife.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failure to Dispose of a Dead Animal
Case Number : 53-2023-MM-002136-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client was accused of not burying a deceased cat. The case did not belong to the client and when informed by law enforcement that he needed to bury it, he did. The client received criminal charges in the mail weeks later. When I was retained I contacted the State to see if they understood what happened, but they refused to look into the case. I ended up setting the case for trial. On the eve of trial, the State contacted to me to discuss the case for the first time. After we finished speaking, they dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Battery on Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Officer With Violence
Case Number : 2022 101651 CFDL
County : Volusia

Client with no prior record accused of two counts of Battery on Law Enforcement Officer and two counts of Resisting Without Violence. Despite significant mitigation provided to prosecutor they refused to give an offer. A motion to suppress was litigated along with depositions, and prior to setting case for trial a resolution was reached that allowed client to receive a withhold of adjudication and probation.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2023MM002134A
County : Seminole

Client resolved case to time served with a global resolution.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-006181-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and she blew a .216. We were able to get client through the diversion program so she could ultimately get her charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Unlawful Speed
Case Number : 2023-TR-033368-A-W
County : Orange

Client was charged with Unlawful Speed. Client had taken option for 4 hour class to avoid points multiple times. We were able to get the Court to assess no points and no conviction on Client’s driving record. Client had to take class and pay fine.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Crim Mischief >$1000
Case Number : 2022-CF-002913-A-O
County : Orange

Client successfully completed PTD. Case was NP.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-004081-A-O
County : Orange

On June 10, 2023, client was with his daughter and toddler granddaughter at Universal. Victim pushes between daughter and grandaughter and client hears daughter cry out– turns and sees her picking up granddaughter and concludes victim pushed grandaguther down. Words exchanged and client his victim inside locker area, then re-engages a second time, everything on video. Charged with battery, State wanted 90 days jail. Attorney has client do bench plea, judge gives withhold of adjudication, 6 months probation, letter of apology to victim, letter to judge, anger management class, pay $467 restitution for glasses.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No Approved Eye Protection while on Motorcycle
Case Number : 2023-TR-189647-A-O
County : Orange

Civil Infraction has been dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Withhold
Case Number : 2023CT003099A000BA
County : Polk

Case pled on 11/22/2023. Client was originally facing a racing charge that carries a 1 year suspension on his DL. We were able to amend the charge to a reckless driving and a withhold. Client still have to pay a fine and costs, but will be able to continue to drive with a valid DL.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-049863-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client’s license was suspended for toll infractions in Orange County. I helped him set up a payment plan which removed the suspension for failing to pay the infractions.

Client was then able to go to the DMV to reinstate his license and re-register his vehicle.

Both tickets for driving on a suspended license and expired tag was dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023 TR 039126
County : Osceola

Client received a speeding ticket going 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone. The family’s main concern was no points on the driving record so her insurance won’t increase.

I was able to obtain a WH, so no points and also I got the fine reduced by $100. The family was satisfied with my representation.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 2007-CT-005813-A-W
County : Orange

Client license was suspended for failing to pay court cost since 2008. I filed the appropriate motions to remove the suspensions from his license. I reached out to the DMV to get the suspension cleared, then client was eligible to get a North Carolina License where he lives now.

Client was very happy as he hasn’t had a license in 15 years. He also did not have to travel back to Florida to handle anything because I was able to get it done.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023CT001783A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and had a CDL so he could not go the hardship license route because that would cancel his CDL. We requested a DMV hearing for client and WON, so he got his CDL back. However, he was still at risk of losing it if convicted of DUI. So then we worked out a reckless driving withhold on the criminal charge so he would not lose his CDL that way either. A double win for client and his CDL!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI Reduced to Reckless
Case Number : 2023CT001441A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI after nearly causing an accident in the middle of the day. We worked out a reckless driving withhold for client so he could avoid a DUI conviction.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-001626-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after nearly hitting a police officer’s patrol car. We were able to get client into a diversion program where he earned a full dismissal of the charges. Client hired us to expunge record. However, client did not turn any of his expunge items to us. K expired after one year.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Organized Fraud
Case Number : 35-2018-CF-003060-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

D ineligible for seal/expunge.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI & DWLS
Case Number : 2023 CT 002839
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI and Driving While License Suspended after being found parked in the middle of the road asleep at a light. We emailed the State and pointed out the fact that client was found asleep in the BACKSEAT of the vehicle. The State’s response was that it didn’t matter since client admitted he was driving and then went into the backseat to fall asleep, and the car was running. After trying to explain the law to the State, we realized we just needed to litigate the matter. We filed two motions to suppress and at the hearing presented the judge with a detailed argument about how our client’s confession was inadmissible and even if it weren’t, the State was prohibited from securing a conviction at trial. The judge agreed with us and granted both motions. The State was forced to drop all charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-026673-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was facing a minimum of 48 months in prison and a maximum of 40 years if convicted at trial. We set his cases for trial and prepared his defense. At our last court date before trial, the State and I were able to resolve his case to 48 months probation. The client will be able to spend the holidays with his family without the worry of trial and prison over his head.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-026672-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was facing a minimum of 48 months in prison and a maximum of 40 years if convicted at trial. We set his cases for trial and prepared his defense. At our last court date before trial, the State and I were able to resolve his case to 48 months probation. The client will be able to spend the holidays with his family without the worry of trial and prison over his head.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failure to Exhibit DL upon demand
Case Number : 2023-CT-004888-A-O
County : Orange

Client was pulled over and criminally charged with Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). We were able to set aside one of his predicate offenses that made Client become a HTO. Therefore, DMV removed HTO status from Client’s DL record. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the criminal charge and only charge Client with a civil ticket!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023-CF-003727-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with felony theft from her employer. Client allegedly committed this theft with other co-defendants. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to negotiate with the prosecutor a plea offer to a misdemeanor with no conviction!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS & Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2022CT001894A000LD and 2022CT001898A000LD
County : Polk

Client was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Reckless Driving (2 separate cases). Client’s charges were dismissed; however, the arrest record for 2 cases continued to negatively affect Client. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged both of Client’s cases so that he could have a clean slate again.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Scheme to Defraud & Grant Theft F1
Case Number : 2021-CF-002619
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for Scheme to Defraud and Grand Theft of Over $100,000 (a first degree felony) after stealing nearly $300,000 from her employer over time. Client scored a minimum of 42 months in prison. We got the State to agree to drop one of the counts because of a double jeopardy argument which reduced what client scored to 21 months. Then, we negotiated a 12 month sentence. The State tried to rescind that plea deal after a new State Attorney was appointed but we were able to keep it on the table and client accepted 1 year in jail as opposed to facing up to 30 years if convicted at trial.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Possession of Controlled Substance and Escape
Case Number : 2023-CF-002714-A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for possession and felony escape. Client was adamant from day 1 that he was not in possession of any drugs. We relayed this information to the State and filed a motion to have the GPS monitor removed. The State looked into the case after we raised the issue and decided to drop the charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICATION CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Case Number : 2023-CF-002055
County : Seminole

Suggestion of death filed and case dismissed by court.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Grand Theft
Case Number : 2023 101000 CFDL
County : Volusia

On May 23, 2023, client picked up an apparently abandoned trailer on the side of the road. Turns out it was bait from the sheriff’s office and that there’s a statute prohibiting taking abandoned property and that it’s grand theft if you do. State wanted 180 days jail (did not score prison, but significant history) and this would have violated federal probation. Attorney talked to supervisor who amended offer to probation, solving the problem. ag + 4 years probation (may early term after 3) + anti-theft class, no auto salvage, pawn shops, or scrap yards. May travel outside of county for work.

Date Resolved : NOVEMEBR 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended Without Knowledge
Case Number : 2023-TR-196686-A-O
County : Orange

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL.

I got the case dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-173088-A-O
County : Orange

Client received no points, assessed a fine, and given 90 days to pay all the tickets. 3 tickets were dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2022-MM-000401-A-A
County : Orange

Client was charged with theft for not scanning items at self checkout. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a pretrial diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal of her criminal case!

Date Resolved : NOVEMEBR 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-015326-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI while awaiting a heart transplant. He was ordered pretrial release conditions which prevented him from travelling and also required random testing which proved difficult given medical condition. We were able to get him off PTR and then resolve an erroneous warrant that should have never been issued. Client was not eligible for first time offender program but we negotiated a reckless driving anyway. Once client completes classes he can get off probation. He had already completed 2/3 by the time court came around.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Trespass on Construction Site
Case Number : 2000-CF-00669-A-O 2000-CF-006671-C-O
County : Orange

Twenty-three years ago, Client was arrested for felony Trespass on Construction Site. Client’s resolved his case with a plea and was not convicted. Client had us seal his record 10 years ago. Then Client rehired us to expunge his record since 10 years had elapsed since his sealing, and he was now eligible to have his record expunged. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s felony record so that he had a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Unlawful Speed 64 in a 40
Case Number : 2023TR0251640001XX
County : Polk

Client pled to his speeding ticket after having his DWLS dropped. Received a W/H and statutory fine with 30 days to pay.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS w/ Knowledge
Case Number : 2023CT003201A000BA
County : Polk

Got the State to drop the DWLS after helping client obtain a valid DL.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Poss of Paraphernalia
Case Number : 2023-MM-004762A
County : Polk

Client pled No Contest to Poss. of Paraphernalia and received a W/H and COI, COP, CC. The Poss of Cannabis was dropped. No DL suspension or probation for client.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Person, Battery by Strangulation, False Imprisonment, and Battery
Case Number : 2022-CF-001499-A-O
County : Orange

Former acquaintance of client made false allegations of battery, domestic battery by strangulation, and false imprisonment. Client with no criminal history was facing potential twenty five year prison sentence and felony conviction. After investigating case and locating witness who was prepared to rebut allegations, all charges were ultimately dismissed. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record for this case!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-004152-A-O
County : Orange

Client entered a No Contest Plea to our counter-offer. Client took a 4 hour anger management class as well as a 4 hour Basic Driver Improvement Course. All that was left was a Battery Surcharge, Cost of Prosecution and Court Costs. Client was going to pay that today. Initial offer contained probation and other special conditions. Court Withheld Adjudication. Client still has no convictions on his record.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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MTW Granted
Case Number : 2023-CF-007138-A-O
County : Orange

MTW granted.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023MM008636A000WH
County : Polk

The alleged victim called the prosecution’s office after we spoke to let them know he didn’t want to prosecute. The prosecutor dismissed the case before I even had to reach out.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2022 MM 001758
County : Osceola

On November 2, 2022, client was at Winn Dixie and ordered to leave by manager for “bothering customers.” Client goes outside and is in the parking lot. Police give him commands and arrest him when he doesn’t respond– but client is deaf. Client eventually kicks people. Attorney got client into veteran’s court and case was eventually dismissed. For much of events, client innocent, but eventually client looks right at officers and does not obey non-verbal command.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Possession of cannabis resin
Case Number : 2022CF008486A000XX
County : Polk

All charges dismissed upon completion of diversion.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023TR041583
County : Seminole

I was able to get client a WH so no points on her DL record.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Adjudication w/h Count 1
Case Number : 35-2023-CT-005262-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On September 2, 2023, client made a left turn and a car that wasn’t there before hit him and there was a crash. Client didn’t have a DL, hadn’t gotten it re-issued from years ago. Attorney had client get DL, which was produced in court. State amended to “failure to display DL” a civil traffic ticket, $133 fine and court costs.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-022323-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was involved in an accident and was found at fault. We set the matter for a hearing and when the officer didn’t appear we got the ticket dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DWLS reduced to civil ticket
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-029184-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DWLS while HTO. We filed a motion on an old ticket and got client’s license un-HTO’d. She then reinstated her DL and we were able to use that to get this case reduced to a civil citation. Had client simply pled to this charge initially it would have suspended her license for another 5 years.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Violation of Non-Resident Requirement
Case Number : 2019-CT-005956-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged in two cases with driving with an invalid license. He had moved to Arizona but wanted these cases handled without him having to come back to Florida. We helped client get a valid Arizona license and then got both of his Florida charges dismissed!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Attorney Withdrew
Case Number : 2021CF007031A000XX
County : Polk

Client accused of using his cousin’s credit card in January 2021 without permission, running up bills. Client was in Virginia and there was an active warrant in Polk County. Attorney hired. Client did not want to return to address warrant (as he’d be taken into custody, at least temporarily) and attorney eventually had to withdraw, as the case could ont proceed forward with client in VA.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-001284-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client was allegedly observed by cop swerving and speeding. Police Officer alleged that Client failed roadside field sobriety exercises. Client took breath test and blew over legal limit. Attorney Rachel Mattie got Client into a diversion program that resulted in full dismissal of DUI case! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that he can put this incident behind him!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 23002256CTMA
County : St. Johns

Client was arrested for DUI and did not qualify for the first time offender program. We collected over 10 character letters and sent them to the State so they reconsidered their offer and allowed client to do the first time offender program so he received a reckless withhold of adjudication.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023TR0480370001XX
County : Polk

Client had a traffic ticket for expired vehicle registration. He missed the deadline to pay for the ticket, which caused a suspension on his driving license.

I was able to file the appropriate motions to get his driver’s license reinstated. Then, he was able to fix his vehicle registration.

The traffic ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Disorderly Conduct
Case Number : 2022-MO-000374-A-O
County : Orange

Client was tourist visiting downtown Orlando when he was arrested for fighting outside bar. Client was charged with city ordinance violation of Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into City of Orlando diversion program and case was completely dismissed! Client did not have to return to Orlando for any court dates either. Client hired for expunge but never provided us with his initial items. K expired.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, OTHER
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NVDL
Case Number : 2020-CT-000101-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged in two cases with driving with an invalid license. He had moved to Arizona but wanted these cases handled without him having to come back to Florida. We helped client get a valid Arizona license and then got both of his Florida charges dismissed!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Case Number : 2021-CF-012112-A-O
County : Orange

Client scored over 4 years in prison due to his prior history. I was able to provide proof to the State that he has taken a real turn in his life to make a change. With this information the State agreed to community control and probation instead of prison.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-002110-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

All charged dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Violation of Probation
Case Number : 35-2021-CF-001515-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

VOP dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-000389-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended while he had a pending DUI case. We had to get this charge completely dismissed so client could complete diversion for the DUI, and fast. We did some research and learned that client’s license wasn’t suspended when he was pulled over and the system was wrong. We used that information to get this case dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Grand Theft Auto
Case Number : 2022-CF-003378-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

All charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery, Domestic
Case Number : 2022MM007776A000BA
County : Polk

All charged dismissed.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Dv battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-001457-A-O
County : Orange

Client was vacationing with family in Florida when he was arrested for domestic violence battery on his wife. Attorney Zahra Umansky submitted affidavit from alleged victim stating that she did not want to prosecute. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided affidavit with other mitigating facts to prosecutor who in turn dismissed case!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-051367-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Withhold of adjudication and probation.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT007598A000BA
County : Polk

Dismissed prior to trial.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery
Case Number : 2022-CJ-001276-0000-00
County : Polk

All charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2007-CT-000441-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us to take care of a warrant and case from 2007. We could have filed a motion to quash the warrant but decided instead to try and get the State to drop the charges which would also quash the warrant automatically. The State agreed and client’s case and warrant are closed. This was preventing her from being promoted at work and getting her license fixed so now she can move on with her life.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-006352-A000WH
County : Polk

Charges amended to Reckless Driving

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery, Domestic
Case Number : 422023MM000281MMAXXX
County : Marion

All charges dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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False Imprisonment and Battery (Domestic Violence)
Case Number : 492022CF003490XXXAXX
County : Osceola

Client accused of false imprisonment and battery domestic violence. Client with no criminal record faced potential six years of incarceration and branded a convicted felon. Once retained began investigating case and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges. Client avoided arrest and any further sanctions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT004154A000LD
County : Polk

Client sentenced to first time minimums.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a park
Case Number : 05-2019-CF-033005-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client entered a plea to 27 months DOC

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BATTERY TOUCH
Case Number : 2023MM004689A000WH
County : Polk

Nolle Prosequi

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: Nolle Prosequi
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Carrying a concealed weapon
Case Number : 2022 105492 MMDL
County : Volusia

Case dismissed upon completion of diversion

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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CARRYING A FIREARM IN PLACE PROHIBITED BY LAW
Case Number : 2023-MM-003065-A-O
County : Orange

Client was stopped at airport for bringing his firearm to the airport. Attorney Zahra Umansky negotiated with the prosecutor that if Client provided proof of completion of firearms safety class, then prosecutor would dismiss case!

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: Nolle Prosequi
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TR- POSS OF OPEN CONTAINER- DRIVER Statute: 316.1936(2)(a) No Degree - Infraction
Case Number : 2023-TR-001973-A-A
County : Orange

Dismissed

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Failure to Register
Case Number : 35-2022-CF-000775-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Case abated after suggestion of death filed.

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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CARRYING A FIREARM IN PLACE PROHIBITED BY LAW
Case Number : 2023-MM-002448-A-O
County : Orange

Client inadvertently brought a loaded firearm to airport. Client was charged with crime as well as ordered to pay a hefty TSA fine. Attorney Zahra Umansky tried to get prosecutor to dismiss case. However, prosecutor said he would only dismiss case if Client completed diversion program. Case was set for trial. Attorney Zahra Umansky contacted prosecutor again before trial and was able to get prosecutor to change his mind and to dismiss case outright.

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: Nolle Prosequi
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infraction
Case Number : 2023 104342 TRDL
County : Volusia

TR dismissed with plea to CT.

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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False Imprisonment, Exposure of Sexual Organs, and Battery.
Case Number : 2022-CF-015044-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested and accused of false imprisonment, exposure of sexual organs, and battery. No charges were ultimately filed.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 2023-DR-1227
County : Lake

This case is grounded in the misdemeanor battery case. Our client’s girlfriend claimed that he hit her for flushing his cocaine, then threw her out of the house and locked her out. What actually occurred is our client flushed his girlfriend’s cocaine and she attacked him (we have photos of his injuries) so he pushed her out of the house and locked her out. She broke back in and he moved towards her and she grabbed her keys and ran back out… then called police saying he attacked her, and claimed that “he’ll have some story of me attacking him.” Attorney prepared to litigate injunction but the girlfriend didn’t show up so client prevailed and injunction dismissed by default.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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No Information
Case Number : 2023-CF-001944-A-O
County : Orange

State filed No Information.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Failure to obey traffic control device
Case Number : 05-2023-TR-003690-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Traffic ticket set for hearing. Officer didn’t show. Dismissed.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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No Information
Case Number : 2023 100940 CFDL
County : Volusia

On April 30, 2023, client was dating girlfriend, with whom he’d lived in the past. They slept in by accident, and an argument ensued over her slamming a door in his parent’s house, leading her to lock herself in the bathroom. He opens the door (from the outside) and when she goes to storm off, he grabs her arm and asks her not to leave, then hangs on to her car keys for two minutes. Client arrested for “false imprisonment” and “battery”. Attorney had girlfriend do a declination of prosecution and the charges were dismissed by the State.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DV battery (one count), one count DV battery dismissed.
Case Number : 2023MM003706A000BA
County : Polk

On May 6, 2023, wife claims that client slapped her during a verbal argument, then hit her with a belt. Client never slapped her, but did hit her with a belt because she lied about him slapping her. State charged two counts of DV battery. They have children and there is a no contact order, and wife did want case to proceed (despite rumors otherwise). When client went to wife’s residence against attorney’s advice from weeks prior, wife contacted law enforcement and a warrant for client’s arrest went out for violating release conditions. Arrest in Orange on a Polk case would result in client sitting in jail for weeks. Attorney scrambled, obtained a good offer from State to resolve case and got the judge to set a plea before the warrant could be excecuted. Pled to one count DV battery, nol pros one count. w/h + 12 months probation, 12 hour anger management (in lieu of batterer’s intervention program), 50 hours community service (may buy out at $11/hr), no weapons, random searches, $100 cost of pros, $148.64 cost of inv, no contact with wife except as authorized in divorce case (child visitation, pickups, health, etc.). Judge dismissed warrant for client’s arrest.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Reckless Driving Alcohol Related
Case Number : 2023-CT-000141-A-W
County : Orange

DUI reduced to a reckless driving charge.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Nol Pros
Case Number : 2022 CF 003734
County : Osceola

On December 28, 2022, car driven by female with drugs in the car stopped. client was passenger. Female admitted drugs were hers. Client had a concealed firearm under his shirt discovered after a pat-down. State filed charges for Carry Concealed Firearm against client, but attorney filed a motion to dismiss, arguing gun is “securely encased” under statute due to snap strap over the gun as part of the holster, thus concealed firearm permit not required. State conceded the legal point and dismissed the charges rather than have a hearing. Case dismissed.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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False Ins. Application
Case Number : 35-2023-CF-000223-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On Feb. 19, 2022, client’s insurance expired for non-payment. On Feb. 20, 2022, client was in a car accident. On Feb. 23, 2022, client renewed the policy, but didn’t mention the accident. When a civil attorney made a claim against the policy on February 24, 2022 for the accident, State brought charges asserting that he’d made a fraudulent application for insurance (the renewal) by not disclosing the accident (client thought he had a grace period to pay the renewal). Client decided to plea rather than trial due to priors. ag + 3 years probation + 50 community service hours + !,592.98 cost of investigation to division of insurance fraud, $150 cost of prosecution.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Witness, and Battery
Case Number : 2022-CF-002461-A-O
County : Orange

Client’s girlfriend claims that client took her phone and choked her. She made these allegations after client had separated from her but come by the apartment when he was still on the lease.
Attorney Bradford Fisher set case for trial. Attorney Bradford Fisher locked victim into her story at the deposition, then provided proof that client was at work the entire day hours away at a fire station with multiple witnesses when he was supposed to have been at home battering her (24 hour shift). State dismissed charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky files a Petition to Expunge Client’s record. However, victim objects, and Court must have a hearing under Florida’s Marsy’s law. Attorney Zahra Umansky gets Court to grant Petition to Expunge!

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Fraud & GT
Case Number : 2017CF000414A
County : Seminole

D not eligible to expunge bc of prior dui conviction

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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No Information
Case Number : 2023-CF-004342-A-O
County : Orange

State filed No Information.

On April 3, 2023, client argued with his wife on the side of the road. Witness claims he hit her head into the side of the car and kidnapped wife. Wife had injuries from a fight four days earlier and they argued, but there was no physical conflict and no kidnapping. Attorney got a bond for the client and moved to dissolve no contact order and obtained declination (no crime occurred). State eventually dismissed the case.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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misdemeanor battery (lesser of felony)
Case Number : 2023-CF-002877-A-O
County : Orange

On March 3, 2023, client was a guest at a resort at Disney and became very intoxicated (slapped a female security guard on the butt) and was told to leave and stay at a hotel elsewhere. Client returned to get his wallet and was arrested for trespassing and battery on security guard with the latter being a felony. Judge refused continuances until the day before the trial management conference (which was too late) to allow for a plea in absentia when State wouldn’t make a plea offer until the day before the trial management conference, which was a mandatory apperaance by client. Client had to fly down from Sioux Falls. Case resolved to a guilty plea to misdemeanor battery, adjudication of guilt and court costs with the trespassing charge being dropped by the State.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Providing False Info to LEO, DWLS
Case Number : 2023 300900 CFDB
County : Volusia

Client was facing 5 charges and 2 civil infractions. He pled to a Possession of Cocaine charge and was sentenced to 18 months to a drug offender probation. He was sentenced to credit time served on the other 4 charges. Client received withholdings on all charges and will not be a convicted felon. The 2 civil infractions were dismissed by the court.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2023-CF-005557-A-O
County : Orange
Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2023-CF-005557-A-O
County : Orange

All charges dismissed

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-CT-001375-A-O
County : Orange

Nolle Prosequi

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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VOP
Case Number : 2017-CF-011139-A-O
County : Orange

Client had received payments for public assistance that the State retroactively decided she shouldn’t have received and client was put on probation for 5 years to make repayments. Client accused of violating probation at the end of the 5 years by not paying everything back and non-payment of court costs and cost of supervision. Attorney obtained three years of w-2 forms, tax returns, the lease agreements (with costs) for the relevant time period, along with employment termination letter that put her out of work for 6 months. Client also had daycare, utilities, car payment and food. Obvious inability to pay and thus not a willful violation– attorney gave proof to State, who did not oppose the judge dismissing the violation of probation. VOP dismissed.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2022-CF-011276-A-O
County : Orange

On September 29, 2022, client had spent the night with a friend and boyfriend was angry. Boyfriend took her phone and wouldn’t return it. Client eventually waived machete at him and State charged client with Aggravated Assault for this. However, boyfriend had previously choked client, threatened to kill her with machete, and actually attacked her and took machete from her. Attorney took boyfriend’s deposition, who was uncooperative with the state and supported the defense (though he didn’t realize it) and attorney then filed stand-your-ground motion and set for hearing. State dismissed all charges the day before the stand-your-ground hearing.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2022-MM-007146-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On December 15, 2022, wife claimed client (her husband) hit her but couldn’t remember events well. What actually happened is she was drunk, picked a fight following him around the house to the point of breaking down a door to get at him. He pushes past her and she falls and hits her lip on the tile, then claims he hit her. Attorney Bradford Fisher got all charges dismissed! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record!

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery on Medical Personnel
Case Number : 05-2019-CF-020154-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On February 7, 2019, client voluntarily admitted to hospital for Baker Act. Client wanted to smoke cigarette and not wear a gown. Security said that you must wear a gown. Client charged and punched guard in the face. Arrested February 6, 2023, and there’s a three-year statute of limitations, but client lived out-of-state for three years, so statute of limitations hadn’t run. Client didn’t want to have a trial, so pled to ag + 24 months probation “battery on medical personnel” early term after 12 months 50 hours community service (may buy out 1/2 at $10/hr), drug eval and any recommended treatment, $100 cost of pros, $152.88 to Rockledge Police Department. Attorney required amendment to charge from “battery on law enforcement” for the plea because the security guard wasn’t a law enforcement officer!

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: Other
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No Motor Vehicle Registration
Case Number : 2023-CT-002517-A-O
County : Orange

Client was stopped for having no tag attached to his car. Client was criminally charged with having No Motor Vehicle Registration. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided proof to prosecutor that vehicle was registered after the fact. Prosecutor dismissed criminal case based on this.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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reinstate probation on Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2020-CF-007990-A-O
County : Orange

On March 11, 2023 client made a wrong turn into oncoming traffic (driving himself home from friend’s house when friend wouldn’t give him a ride) and was arrested by law enforcement for driving on suspended license. This violated client’s probation on Aggravated Assault and client now scored a few years prison, which State wanted to give him. Attorney pled client to new-law charge of DWLS, then brought before the State on the violation of probation and told the truth about what happened leading to the violation of probation. State was so surprised that State agreed to reinstate client to probation with credit for the 68 days he’d spent in jail on the VOP instead of 2 years prison. Judge concurred with sentence and found client NOT a threat to the community, despite being “violent felony offender of special concern.” Probation reinstated with a total of 157 days time served (90 days on the original sentence for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm after a trial).

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-001596-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On March 11, 2023, girlfriend claimed that she flushed client’s cocaine and that he beat her up for it then threw her out of the house. What ACTUALLY happened is that client flushed HER cocaine and she freaked out and attacked him, and he pushed her out of the house and locked the door behind her to stop her from continuing to attack him. Client charged with DV battery. Attorney filed a stand-your-ground motion with the actual facts and supplied proof that victim kept sending him porn videos of herself after he supposedly attacked her. Victim then didn’t want to go forward and asked state to dismiss case (which they did) despite having previously signed a declination, which the girlfriend then recanted and claimed she didn’t understand. Regardless, case dismissed by State rather than do a stand-your-ground hearing.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery and false imprisonment
Case Number : 2023CF000955A
County : Seminole

Client accused of domestic violence and kidnapping. Alleged victim adamant client was wrongly arrested and after investigating case was dropped.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Failure To Register
Case Number : 2022-CF-012864-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of failure to register, and scoring prison. Successfully resolved case with ag, six months of community control.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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VOP
Case Number : 2021-CF-007910-A-O
County : Orange

VOP was revoked and a new probation was instilled. Client was able to get out of jail and extremely happy.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DUI w/ Minor + over .15 BAC
Case Number : 2022CT003808A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for a DUI where her blood alcohol level was nearly 4 times the legal limit and she had small children in the vehicle. There was virtually no defense to this case but we were able to negotiate her case down to the minimum sentence permissible by law for a first time DUI if client agreed to take a 52 hour parenting course.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery- Domestic Violence
Case Number : 2023 101720 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client and wife staying at her parent’s house. Father in law tried to interrupt client’s cable internet service he needed for work, which led to an argument. When father-in-law threatened to shoot client, client spit on him, and thus State filed on a DV battery. Absurd! Would have been a trial, but State offered to drop if he paid court costs and did an online 4-hour anger management class, which client did… and case dropped.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-001720-A-O
County : Orange

Client on probation for aggravated assault. Client had this case, a new DWLS charge (client can’t drive, but friend wouldn’t drive him home and gave client his car). Client confused and turned into oncoming traffic and pulled over by concrete median, where police found him and arrested for driving on suspended license and the violation of probation. Judge refused bond on the violation of probation (thus client cannot get his DL to get this case dismissed) so this case pled to ag + credit for time served, to clear matters for the VOP resolution.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-002309-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for domestic violence battery against her husband. He did not want to prosecute but the judge issued a no contact order anyway. Client had to go stay with a friend and could not have any contact with her husband. Both client and her husband were devastated. We filed a motion to lift the no contact order and set it for a hearing. The State dropped the charges right away.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Trespass and 3 counts of RWOV
Case Number : 2022-MM-003800-A-O
County : Orange

Client was visiting Florida with her family. Client allegedly got drunk and belligerent at her hotel. Then she refused to leave when asked to. Client then allegedly fought 3 police officers when they were trying to arrest her. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal. Client did not have to return to Florida!

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Possession over 20 grams of Cannabis
Case Number : 2023-CF-000694-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On March 5, 2023 in Groveland, client was stopped for the passenger headlight being out and going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Cannabis smoke came from the vehicle and the officer saw ashes. PASSENGER Raul Castero smelled of cannabis. There was cannabis inside a clear plastic bag inside a book back in the trunk and a vape pen. 24.6 grams cannabis, THC oil. Client didn’t say anything post-miranda and no identification in the bag in the trunk as to whose bag it was. Passenger claimed that it wasn’t his, but passenger smelled of cananbis, not client. Attorney met with client and went over evidentiary issues that the State has in proving the case. State ultimately dropped the charges as they can’t prove the case!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Drug Possession
Case Number : 35-2022-CF-003511-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On December 5, 2022, hotel owner called police and asked them to evict any non-guests from client’s hotel room. Police then entered client’s hotel room over client’s objection (without a warrant), saw prescription medications for another person in the room, and arrested client for “drug possession.” Attorney filed motion to suppress as law for the past 50 years says police can’t enter a hotel room on the invitation of the hotel owner. Groveland PD apparently didn’t know this for some reason. State dismissed the case a few weeks before the hearing after reviewing the case law on the motion to suppress.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2022 MM 002784
County : Osceola

Nolle Prosse’d after we set case for trial and even collected trial fee.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022CT002568A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and was not eligible for the first time offender program for several reasons, although he really wanted a reckless driving. We fought for over 6 months to get client a reckless and the State wouldn’t budge. Finally, when client was starting to lose hope and said he just wanted to plea guilty to the DUI, we asked client to trust us and let us continue the case once more. He listened and we finally got him the reckless driving he so desperately wanted, along with a withhold on the reckless.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-001457-A-O
County : Orange

Client was vacationing with family in Florida when he was arrested for domestic violence battery on his wife. Attorney Zahra Umansky submitted affidavit from alleged victim stating that she did not want to prosecute. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided affidavit with other mitigating facts to prosecutor who in turn dismissed case!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Check Fraud
Case Number : 2023CF000513C
County : Seminole

On March 1, 2023, client came to Florida from Atlanta with a friend for a vacation and to scout for properties. One place they went is Tampa. At the close of the trip, a guy heard they were headed through Orlando and asked for a ride in return for gas money. Third party said he’d need to swing by a bank to withdraw funds in Orlando. Client swung by an Orlando bank and third party tried cashing a stolen fraudulent check– then when arrested, claimed that client and friend “made” him cash the check . Police arrested client and friend, but also arrested third party. State put client on GPS monitoring and fought to maintain it when attorney challenged GPS monitoring. Attorney pointed out that the third party recanted at the initial appearance and that the story makes no sense– and advised what really happened, which did make sense. Judge allowed removal of GPS monitoring and client returned to Atlanta. State then dismissed the case two weeks later, effectively conceding that there was no case.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-000110-A-W
County : Orange

Client and wife are in the middle of an ugly divorce. At a child drop-off, she announces that she’s going to search his car for her sunglasses (she’s not been in his car for months). She opens the center console and he objects as his wallet and divorce attorney paperwork are within. He moves to close the center console before she can dig through it, but she shoves her hand in there anyway, then claims that he “battered” her when the lid hit her hand and calls the police, who arrest him for DV battery. Attorney had the “no contact” order modified to conform to any divorce case decrees, then filed stand-your-ground motion to dismiss the case as he was protecting his own property. State dismissed the case “no information” when the stand-your-ground motion was set for a hearing. Wife has made additional accusations in Lake County that are still being addressed.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-000911-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client living with girlfriend. On February 8, 2023, it’s his day off, he went to get his car fixed and saw some friends. She got angry when he got home and they argue verbally. She snarls that he should leave, but when he goes to do so, she starts pushing him. He grabs her to stop her from continuing to shove him. Someone else calls the police, and he’s arrested for stopping her from pushing him. Attorney obtained declination of prosecution from the girlfriend, State eventually dropped the case.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Attempted Murder
Case Number : 2020-CF-013278-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with attempted murder, after investigating and litigation was able to resolve case to lesser offense of aggravated battery. Limiting clients potential exposure.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-000614-A-O
County : Orange

Client has two children with another guy. Boyfriend saw she’d chatted with her best friend’s ex and became jealous when nothing had happened. On March 14th her boyfriend attacked her over her friend’s “ex” and they fight with client loses. She then hits him over the head with an air-fryer when his back is turned but he tells police she threatened him with a knife, so client is charged with aggravated assault and DV battery, and he’s charged with DV battery on her. Attorney gets declination of prosecution from boyfriend and case against client dropped. (She later drops case against boyfriend).

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2022-MM-008650-A-O
County : Orange

Client and her ex-boyfriend (alleged victim) were with their sole daughter Nevaeh Vernal. He said he was going to have the child blessed by a voodoo priestess. Client objected and said “Give me my daughter!” He refused. She took the CHILD’S hand and Vernal pushed her, whereupon she scratched him and bit him. (May or may not be self-defense– too long to explain here). Attorney spoke to child’s father and filed declination of prosecution. Case dismissed by State.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Violation of Probation
Case Number : 2021CT000864A
County : Seminole

VOP dismissed in open court. Client has just under 2 months left on probation.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-041651-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and had a prior reckless driving in another state. Client was stopped for swerving and urinated on himself during the investigation. We were able to get client a reckless driving withhold and no license suspension from the court.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: Reduction to reckless with a withhold of adjudication
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-100001-MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after backing into another car in his neighborhood. With restitution paid up front, we were able to get the DUI reduced to reckless driving and client received a withhold of adjudication so no conviction will appear on his record. Client wanted as little probation as possible so we also got the State to agree to early termination once everything is complete rather than at the halfway point.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: Reduced, Adjudication withheld
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-001284-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client was allegedly observed by cop swerving and speeding. Police Officer alleged that Client failed roadside field sobriety exercises. Client took breath test and blew over legal limit. Attorney Rachel Mattie got Client into a diversion program that resulted in full dismissal of DUI case! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that he can put this incident behind him!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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Carry Concealed Firearm
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-036774-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On July 14, 2022 the victim (towing a trailer) tried to run my client off the road. Client managed to get past victim and stopped at the next traffic light, which then turned green. Before client could start forward, the victim rammed him, then got out of a car and approached client who grabbed his gun. Victim then called police claiming client ran victim off the road and pointed a gun at him. Depositions showed victim lying, but as police recovered firearm under client’s seat where client put it, client still guilty of “carry concealed firearm” so pled to that charge rather than challenge at trial via an evidentiary challenge to evidence they’d need to convict. aggravated assault dropped, withhold and two years probation on carry concealed firearm.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: Adjudication withheld
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DUI
Case Number : 492022CT004456XXXAXX
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI with a BAC over .310. She was very anxious and terrified to appear in court. We worked out a plea agreement in her case and then helped her through this veery stressful process of standing in front of the judge while shaking to accept the probation offer. For this client, just having someone compassionate to stand next to her with a hand on her shoulder helped her tremendously. From day one she said she just wanted a lawyer “who acted like they cared” and hugged her attorney after court with tears in her eyes and a thank you.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Improper Tag
Case Number : 2023-CT-001095-A-O
County : Orange

On February 15, 2023, client driving Lexus with an invalid paper tag not assigned to the Lexus. Car stopped and client arrested for driving on a suspended license. Attorney had client clear the suspensions and get a valid license, whereupon State asked the judge to dismiss the case, which she did.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Sexual Activity with a Minor and Child Abuse
Case Number : 2021-CF-012383-A-O
County : Orange

Client was accused of three counts of sexual activity with a minor and child abuse. Facing a potential sentence of fifty years in the department of corrections and registration as a sex offender. After conducting litigation and investigation in case, was able to resolve case with dismissal of three counts of sexual activity with a minor and a probation plea to child abuse with a withhold. The resolution avoids client from registering as a sex offender as well as being a convicted felon.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
Outcome: three Sexual Activity w/Minor charges Dismissed, one Child Abuse charge Withhold of Adjudication
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Obtaining Public Assistance By Fraud
Case Number : 2022-CF-010675-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested and charged with felony Obtaining Public Assistance By Fraud. The alleged restitution amount was over $41k and client could not afford to pay all of that in the 5 years of probation that was the max for this case. Jail started looking like a real possibility. However, we worked out an agreement with the State where she would pay a minimum $200 a month and once her probation expires whatever is remaining she could just pay off little by little through the Clerk as a civil lien. Client also received a withhold on the charge so she would not be a convicted felon.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: Withhold of Adjudication
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DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-056761-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .137. He needed this case resolved quickly and could not have a DUI on his record. He’s in college and wanted this eligible for a sealing by the time he is looking for jobs so it doesn’t show up on a public background check. We negotiated a reckless driving withhold for the client so he could avoid a criminal conviction and be eligible for a sealing after the case is closed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED to Reckless driving, Withhold of Adjudication
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2020-CT-007161-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for DUI, and her breath test was allegedly over .31 – three times the legal limit! Attorney Leroy Costner got the prosecutor to agree to refer the case to diversion. Client’s charges were completely dismissed. Attorney Zahra Umansky then successfully expunged Client’s record!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 2023MM001188A
County : Seminole

Client had separated from long-term boyfriend of nine years a month previously… but they’re still living in the same house that they own together. They were arguing about what would be done with the house, and boyfriend was holding phone saying “I’ll call 911!” She said “I’ll call for you and reached for the phone and he shoved her. She shoved him back. That’s the alleged battery. Although Vt. action lawful (she reached for his phone) her action was lawful too (he shoved her first). Clear self-defense. State dismissed case.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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violate DV injunction by contacting
Case Number : 2022 MM 002339
County : Osceola

Client lived with victim for years, but only her name on the mortgage. They broke up and she wanted him out and he refused, so she made up a story about him attacking her and got a DV injunction. Once he was out of their home, she then started contacting him and they texted and met up. She then eventually claimed that he was stalking her by calling pretending to be other people (which is a lie) but since he actually was texting and meeting with her (but never pretending to be someone else, and she initiated it), and each incident could be a separate (valid) criminal charge, client pled in a negotiated resolution. ag + 12 months probation + 100 hours community service, no contact, court costs, mental health evaluation and treatment. Client can buy out 1/2 hours at $10/hr. State wanted batterer’s intervention program and attorney challenged legal basis for it as there never was any “violence” and it would be outside the scope of the statute, so community service hours instead of 26 weeks of classes. Any trial would have been argument for jury nullification under theory she contacted him first, but client did commit the crime by texting and meeting with her when he knew he was ordered not to do so.

Pled no contest. Negotiated resolution ag + 12 months probation + no contact + 100 hours comm service (may buy out 1/2 at $10/hr), cc +mental health eval and any treatment. Client angry about the case, but doesn’t want to fight about it (as we’d be seeking jury nullification).

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: NO CONTEST
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Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-001977-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On March 30, 2023, wife said husband was yelling at their son for not going to bed, and she moved to block his path into the room and he pushed or pulled her out of the way. Client said he became dizzy from blood sugar drop and stumbled and grabbed hold of her. Wife did declination, State dismissed case.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-000389-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended while he had a pending DUI case. We had to get this charge completely dismissed so client could complete diversion for the DUI, and fast. We did some research and learned that client’s license wasn’t suspended when he was pulled over and the system was wrong. We used that information to get this case dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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VOCC on Burg Dwelling
Case Number : 2019-CF-013880-A-O
County : Orange

Client was on community control for a burglary of a dwelling. client violated community control but not being at his home on 3 separate dates in January and February. Client scored 60 months prison as minimum mandatory sentence under the guidelines. The state would not offer below 60 months. we set the case for a plea conference with the judge an explained the circumstances. During plea conference, judge said she doesn’t believe client’s explanation and finds that client’s family was lying for him and covering for him. We asked judge to take into consideration how young client was when he first committed the offense, how he has a new baby he didn’t even know existed, and letters we tendered to the court from his employer and social worker. it took over an hour of argument but the judge finally agreed to reinstate client’s community control with a GPS monitor. Client’s family was thrilled and brought to tears because they expected client to go to prison. While incarcerated for his sentence client learned he was a father. The mother overdosed and is now in prison. Client can now start fresh and get a second chance to be a father to his son instead of spending the next 5 years in prison.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Poss.of cannabis w/intent to sale Poss.of cannabis over 20 grams
Case Number : 2022-CF-010320-A-O
County : Orange

On 9/4/22, client’s car stopped for expired tag and officer smells cannabis. Finds cannabis in center console and bags. Client confesses to owning cannabis. Attorney aware that FDLE is backlogged and may not get results back in time to formally charge. State filed No Information and dismissed case after three months.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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No Information
Case Number : 2022MM004198A
County : Seminole

On Nov 23, 2022, client dropped off son with ex-wife, and an argument ensues over her lying about where she was during parenting event– she was actually in GA with person she had an affair with. Confrontation just inside door to her house and she pushes him and he grabs to her to avoid falling. Arrest on DV battery but risks Burglary with Battery. Attorney talked to ex-wife and she decided to not go forward with the case. Sent declination, but State then dropped prior to filing of declination (obviously ex-wife felt better after talking to client’s attorney, attorney had told client to stop getting into arguments with ex-wife at ex-wife’s house unless he wanted to get arrested again. This caused ex-wife to drop case, as that’s what she’s after anyway).

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Enhanced DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000418-A-A
County : Orange

Client plead to DUI. Client was facing jail time due to the nature of his charges. I set the case for trial and just prior to jury selection the State and I were able to resolve his case to minimums without any jail.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Possession of Methamphetamine
Case Number : 2022-CF-002390-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was charged with DUI and Possession of Methamphetamine. The State offered client diversion on the possession charge but we knew it wasn’t meth. We demanded to see the lab report and when it came back as “no illegal drugs” we got the felony dropped.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Battery, one prior
Case Number : 2022-CF-009698-A-O
County : Orange

On August 2, 2022, client had come down to florida to dog-sit for the victim in the case for which she’s on probation. Client got into an argument with the victim (which violated probation) and they end up in a physical conflict which victim starts, but police only see client fighting him when they arrive. Could do stand-your-ground on felony, but then client goes to jail for six months on the misdemeanor VOP (because arguing violates probation). Attorney negotiated State down to straight probation on the felony and State dismissed the VOP and quashed the warrant, avoiding all jail time. withhold of adjudication, 20 months probation, no alcohol, no contact, no weapons. $750 restitution, court costs, cost of prosecution, anger management class, 25 community service hours. May terminate at halfway point. May travel to GA and transfer probation to GA.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Written threats to Kill
Case Number : 2022CF005090A000XX
County : Polk

On June 12, 2022, client’s former employer received threatening texts that came up as caller ID has being from my client. Client charged with “written threats to kill”, a felony. Attorney pulled phone records from cell provider to prove that client never sent any such texts, threatened a trial, and pointed out that phone numbers can be spoofed. State investigated and dropped the case (because they’re wrong to have ever charged it!)

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Resisting Office Without Violence
Case Number : 2022 104708 MMDL
County : Volusia

Case was set for trial after the prosecutor stopped negotiations. On the day of trial, we were able to resolve the case to a withhold of adjudication and costs. Client will not have to do any probation, take any classes, and will not be adjudicated guilty.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
Case Number : 2022-302447-CFDB
County : Volusia

Client entered a plea as charged. Client was facing 21 years in prison, but I was able to negotiate treatment instead. Client has a problem with addiction and has gone untreated most of her life. With the treatment plan in place, she will get treatment for her underlying issues of trauma as well as her addiction problems. This should help her not reoffend in the future.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022CT003207A000WH
County : Polk

Client was arrested for DUI in Polk County. He blew under the legal limit and his urine came back clean but since he was going 100mph and swerving in and out of traffic the State refused to drop the case. We planned on taking it to trial, and then the State offered us a wet reckless. We refused to accept any offer that involved client pleading to an alcohol related charge so we finally got the State to reduce it down to a DRY reckless driving for the speed and swerving. Client also received a withhold – no criminal conviction.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022 102444 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after hitting and badly damaging a guardrail in Deltona. The State agreed to offer her their first time offender program but only if she agreed to the officer’s estimated $14,000 in damages to the guardrail. We knew that was an outrageous estimate so we contact the City of Deltona and spoke with the city manager. He did some research for us and the real restitution owed was only $2,400. That’s a huge difference! The prosecutor was satisfied with that amount after seeing the correspondence from the City and client got her reckless driving withhold.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Misdemeanor petit theft, open container
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-030807-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On June 10, 2022, client walked out of a store without paying for items and when stopped by law enforcement, had an open container of alcohol in violation of a Titusville municipal ordinance. Charged with felony Petit Theft, two priors and open container. Attorney resolved at early resolution for misdemeanor petit theft (m1) and open container, adjudication of guilt and court costs, cost of prosecution of $100, and cost of investigation of $103.04 to the sheriff’s office– no probation, no other sanctions.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2022-MM-007061-A-O
County : Orange

Client was visiting Disney with his wife & stepdaughter. Client was arrested for allegedly battering his wife. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully got the prosecutor to dismiss the criminal charges. The Client did not have to return to Florida for Court.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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possession of cannabis w/ intent to sell
Case Number : 48-2022-CF-010783-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for possession of cannabis and intent to sell while out on bond for another felony. The stop in this case was bad and we pointed that out to the State. The State filed a No Information notice dismissing the case.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Bodily Injury
Case Number : 2022-CF-009319-A-O
County : Orange

All charges dismissed. After speaking with the client and getting their side of the events, I was able to talk with the State and make them aware of things the officer left out of the report. After that conversation, the State dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-037044-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI with a minor in the vehicle so she was not eligible for first time offender program. We negotiated a reckless driving for her anyway with no license suspension. Keeping the cost as low as possible was the most important thing for client so avoiding the DUI insurance and license suspension were huge.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Failure to Exhibit DL upon demand
Case Number : 2022-CT-005416-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged criminally with No Valid Driver’s License. Client unable to obtain DL because of immigration issues. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get criminal charge amended down to civil ticket. Also Attorney Umansky got companion speeding ticket dismissed as well.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2022MM003434A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DV Battery. Victim is her husband. He did not want to prosecute. We had the husband fill out a declination of prosecution and the State agreed to drop the charges.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Battery
Case Number : 2022 302989 CFDB
County : Volusia

Charges reduced to simple battery, withhold of adjudication, 12 months probation. Client’s brother had just died and he was not taking it well. He got very drunk and belligerent with the bar staff. When he was asked to leave he started a fight with the bar security, and then a police officer. With this plea, the client does not have a felony on his record, and will be able to get the treatment he needs to heal from the loss of his brother.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Violation of Probation
Case Number : 2021CF005131A000XX
County : Polk

Client’s probation was modified to include a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment. By admitting to the violation of probation the client was able to go home to this family today instead of sitting in jail for months waiting on a hearing.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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reckless driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-004459-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with reckless driving and criminal mischief after doing donuts in a parking lot with his friends. Next thing he knew 11 patrol cars swarmed them and arrested him for damaging the parking lot pavement. We were able to work out a dismissal of the criminal mischief charge and a withhold and court costs on the reckless driving. This result was very important to client because he is in the police academy and cannot have any convictions or be on probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI 2nd w/i 5 years
Case Number : 2022-CT-002009-A-O
County : Orange

Client pled to 2d DUI within 5 yrs. Served 9 more days in jail.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Driving While License Suspended
Case Number : 05-2021-CT-041564-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client’s original offer was 30 days in jail followed by probation. I was able to convince the State to an amended offer of credit time served and costs, no probation or jail time. This cleared up this case so the client can now focus on getting his DL back.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-041827-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client is a Lake County firefighter and got a DUI in Brevard County. It was urgent that he get something in writing indicating he would not be convicted of DUI within 30 days of his arrest. We made it happen. We negotiated a deal with the State for a reckless driving withhold and sent him a signed offer by his employer’s deadline so he did not lose his job, saving his career.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-035986-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and needed an immediate closure of her case. She was up for a background check shortly after her arrest and needed no conviction and no pending case to appear on her record. We secured her a reckless driving withhold shortly after her arrest and pled her to the amended charge prior to her work performing their annual background check.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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No Valid DL
Case Number : 2022-CT-004516-A-O
County : Orange

Client had several cases involving driving without a valid DL, all within a few weeks of each other. I was able to resolve them all to credit time served and costs. No probation or additional penalties. The Client is now able to concentrate on getting a valid DL and not worry about jail or probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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VOP
Case Number : 2018-CF-017488-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for VOP because he missed a restitution payment. He was held no bond and the prosecutor was out for blood. She would not agree to a bond and would only offer client a deal if he agreed to become a convicted felon. We filed a bond motion but the judge would only give us hearing time a month away. We asked a back up judge to hear the matter and got hearing time in a matter of 3 days. We told the judge that the reason client missed his payment was because his autistic and disabled son needed a wheelchair to start school. They couldn’t afford both. The prosecutor’s supervisor heard this and dismissed the VOP and the judge took client off probation. The remaining payments just need to be paid to the Clerk. Had we not acted quickly and fiercely, client would have spent another month in jail and his life would have been ruined by this felony conviction.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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resisting without violence
Case Number : 2022-MM-004266-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with resisting without violence along with her DUI. We worked out a deal where her DUI would be sent to diversion and the resisting would be dropped if client just watched a 1 hour video. Client watched video and this was dismissed. She is now working on getting the DUI dropped through diversion.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: 1 DISMISSED, OTHER IN PROCESS OF BEING DROPPED
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Criminal Mischief
Case Number : 2022-MM-005292-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with criminal mischief. We told the state there were no damages and the victim was exaggerating the truth. Upon looking into this issue, the State agreed and filed a No Information Notice.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2020-CT-006727-A-O
County : Orange

Client arguably didn’t commit a traffic infraction, but he pulled into the pumps and was stumbling and staggering, creating probable cause for DUI and justifying stop. State didn’t want to refer to DUI diversion program due to non-DUI priors, but attorney convinced State to reverse its position and allow client to do diversion. DUI diversion completed successfully, case dismissed without a DUI getting on the client’s criminal record!

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Alcohol related reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-MM-025834-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On April 30, 2022 client was speeding and stopped. Client kept saying she had to pee and officers asserted that she was DUI and that she was resisting by squirming around. Client did not blow. Client had bladder issues due to prior surgery. Client may have been sober by the time they stopped her, but refusal imlies guilt. State offered an alcohol-related reckless driving, which client accepted.

Amended to “alcohol related reckless driving” ag + $250 fine + 11 monts, 25 days probation (early terminates at 9 months if everything completed) cost of prosecution $50, cost of inv. $313 to BCSO, 50 hours community service (may buy out 1/2 at $7.25 per hour), DUICAS level I or present proof completed, VAP or present proof completed, 4 hour driver improvement school, 2 AA meetings, random drug testing, no alcohol or illegal drugs on probation.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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HTO DWLS
Case Number : 2022CF000824A
County : Seminole

Client had HTO suspension but drove a car off the worksite to the 7-11 and ran into the back of another car. Charged with HTO DWLS. Attorney worked out case to w/h + 12 months probation +40 acs + cost of investigation $127.50 have permission to travel out of state and the country for work. No buyout. Do driver improvement school.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2022CF000378A000XX
County : Polk

Client was charged with aggravated assault on an elderly person. Today he entered a plea to a lesser charge of aggravated assault. 36 months probation, no contact with the victim, 8 week anger management class.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Violation of Probation
Case Number : 1987-CF-006096-A-O
County : Orange

Motion to Dismiss granted. The client was facing a violation of probation for a charge from the 1980’s. I was able to successfully argue that the client’s probation had expired prior to the VOP warrant being served. Now the client’s probation is over and he can continue living his life without this hanging over his head.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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failure to use designated lane
Case Number : 2022-TR-081611-A-O
County : Orange

TR dismissed in exchange for PTD referral.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Attempted Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2021-CF-012999-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with lewd or lascivious molestation facing minimum 25 years in prison up to life in prison as charged. Successfully negotiated resolution that resulted in 3 years doc followed by five years of probation.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Fleeing or Attempting to Elude
Case Number : 2021CF001379A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for the charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. When the crime was being committed, the client was at work. We provided time cards showing he was at work to the State, but they persisted with the prosecution of him anyway. At trial the officers testified that they only saw the driver for less than 10 seconds, and all they saw was a black male with dreadlocks. The car was registered to a woman that the client had not spent any time with in over a year and a half. The police found one picture of my client, and decided he was the perpetrator of this crime and didn’t bother to keep investigating any longer to see of anyone else that was associated with the woman also fit the discerption of the driver. The jury deliberated for about 30 minuets before coming back Not Guilty.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: NOT GUILTY
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Armed Burglary of Conveyance, Petit Theft, and Resisting Officer Without Violence.
Case Number : 2021-CF-001084-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of armed burglary of a conveyance, two counts of grand theft of a firearm, petit theft, and resisting officer without violence. Client was facing a potential life sentence on the armed burglary. After investigating the case, the prosecutor would not offer anything other than ten years DOC. The court was not willing to offer anything less than five years followed by ten years of probation. Prior to jury selection a resolution was reached and the client was sentenced to three years prison followed by two years of probation and two grand thefts dismissed.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT001207A
County : Seminole

This was client’s 2nd DUI arrest in the last five years so not only was he charged with DUI he was also charge with criminal Refusal to Submit to Testing. We were able to work out a deal where he only received first time minimum penalties and a full buy out of all his community service in addition to early termination of probation.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2022-CF-003725-A-O
County : Orange

Client was accused of threatening a neighbor with a firearm. Client found a dog wandering around her complex. She took the dog into her home and contacted the complex manager to help her locate the dog’s owner. After hours of searching without success, the Client contacted animal control to come pick up the dog. Before animal control showed the client received a text from a unknown number asking if she had the dog. The text was aggressive and threatening. When the person arrived to pick up her dog, she continued to be threatening and aggressive. The client went to get the dog and in the process moved a a bb gun that her son had left out from near the dog crate to a table some distance away. We did not waive speedy trial and set the case for trial at the first court date. The State dismissed all charges prior the trial.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Robbery with a Firearm Violation of Probation
Case Number : 2012-CF-008285-B-O
County : Orange

VOP dismissed! Client hired me when he was arrested on a Violation of Probation. Client was on probation for Robbery with a firearm and was accused of a new crime. When I first spoke with the State about the case they wanted the client to be sentenced to 16 years in prison, even after the new case was dismissed. After negotiations with the State we set the case for hearing. At the hearing the State dismissed all charges and the client was released from jail the same day and reunited with his family.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Petit theft, one prior
Case Number : 35-2022-MM-002534-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client shoplifted from Publix in Clermont; already had a pending felony case for theft and drug possession at the time, to which attorney had gotten client probation. On this case State wanted $250 fine and 6 months probation and an anti-theft class; attorney recommended against this because doing county and felony probation is confusing, and case should be credit for time served. Client took advice and did a bench plea. Judge sentence to adjudication of guilt, credit for time served, and $111.63 restitution to be paid immediately. Effectively client avoided six months probation, $250 fine, a class, and probation costs and appointments. Good result.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Case Number : 05-2021-CF-016470-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client is serving a federal sentence on a unrelated matter. The State’s offer in this case was the minimum prison sentence to run after his federal sentence was over. If the client accepted this offer he would not be allowed to participate in drug treatment or mental health treatment in the federal system. In the end we rejected the State’s offer and did an open plea to the Judge. At the plea we explained the problem with the State’s offer and what we were asking for and how it would help my client in the future. The Judge agreed with us and sentenced my client to the minimum prison sentence to run at the same time as his federal prison sentence. Now my client will be able to participate in treatment programs so he can be in a better position not to reoffend when he completes his sentence.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-003061
County : Osceola

Client allegedly grabbed on three Hooter’s waitresses, was kicked out of the bar, and then went to sit in his running vehicle and was found there when cops arrived. Client was charged with three counts of Battery and one count of DUI. We demanded the videos and after a lengthy battle finally obtained them. The videos revealed the officer detained client by parking his vehicle in front of client’s vehicle prior to them having and probable cause. We filed a Motion to Suppress and scheduled it for a hearing. The morning of the hearing we were able to work out a deal where the DUI got dismissed as well as two of the Battery charges. Client only pled to one count of Battery, and received a withhold, for 12 months of mail-in probation with early termination upon him writing letters of apology to all the female employees.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: 3 CHARGES DISMISSED, 1 PLEA
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Driving While License Suspended/Revoked With Knowledge
Case Number : 2022 CT 001397
County : Osceola

Client charged with second Driving with License Suspended or Revoked which becomes a first degree misdemeanor. Client faced up to one year in jail. Client unable to get valid driver’s license. However, Attorney Zahra Umansky provided prosecutor with mitigation evidence. Mitigation evidence means reducing the severity or seriousness of the offense by providing evidence to the prosecutor. Prosecutor then dismissed the case against the Client.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-046992
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for 2nd DUI within 5 years which carries a mandatory minimum 10 days jail and 5 year DL suspension. To add complication client lives out of state and did not want to ever come down to FL to resolve his case. That was difficult to deliver but we did it. First we had client enroll into a treatment program for 10 days. Then we convinced the state and judge to accept that in lieu of the mandatory jail. Then we convinced judge to let client enter his plea virtually so he didn’t have to come down to FL and do mail-in probation. Next we drove to Viera to check in on his behalf.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Poss Firearm Conv Felon
Case Number : 2022-CF-003036-A-O
County : Orange

BENCH PLEA: Client passed out downtown and medics found a firearm in his waistband. client confessed to police after being taken to hospital.
State made an error in charging and didn’t charge the 3 year min man for poss firearm by conv. felon. Attorney immediately set for plea (within a few days of being hired) and pled case to the bench before State could correct its error. Client had significant priors– 6 burglary of conv, 2 grand theft, 1 arson– plus a 2021 MM false report. scored 2 years prison. Argued for downward departure as client was remorseful, clearly unsophisticated. it was “isolated” because all priors (except 2021 MM) were for a single criminal episode where client at age 17 went on a crime spree while on LSD. It had been 8 years. Judge agreed under case law (that provided marginal support for defense argument) as State didn’t fight against Downward departure.

ag + 1 year comm control level II, followed by 1 yr comm control level I, 2 years probation. 100 hours comm service, must work (or 10 applications / month), random drug testing, Do 8 hours comm service/month, drug eval and treatment, NO ALCOHOL.

Good result– client scored prison on points alone (2 years) should have gotten a 3 year min man… no incarceration!

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 2022 100436 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after she was found asleep behind the wheel at a light with open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. She also had a passenger in the vehicle who also passed out. Given dangerous situation, she was not eligible for diversion. We convinced the State to offer her a reckless driving with no criminal conviction instead of a DUI despite not being eligible for their diversion program initially.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery
Case Number : 2022 MM 000051
County : Osceola

Client was originally arrested on Felony charges. Case was then taken down to a MM because the statute would not support a CF charge and on a MM battery, The offer was originally 10 months jail on a max of 12 months. At trial he was found guilty and sentenced to 6 months OCJ followed by probation. Still received a much better result than had he accepted the State’s offer.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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NVDL
Case Number : 2022-CT-002881-A-O
County : Orange

Client stopped for “no tag light” Client aware that his license had been suspended for child support, but thought that it was cleared when they took his entire tax return ($6300). It wasn’t. It was unclear if the stop for “flickering tag light was valid– might be, but car was a RENTAL. Attorney negotiated with the State, who agreed to a NVDL plea (no valid driver’s license) and credit for time served, court costs, and cost of investigation, no other sanctions. This allowed client to avoid a 5 year DL suspension and HTO status.

It is unclear if stop valid, I can’t tell if the tag light worked or not, but it was a RENTAL

Client entered a plea to an amended charge of NVDL. ag + cts (two days) + $149.80 cost of inv. to OPD plus $50 cost of prosecution.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DWLS
Case Number : 2014-CT-004471-A-O
County : Orange

In 2014, Client stopped for driving without a seat belt and received a DWLS charge. Everything was documented in the arrest report (past recollection recorded) so the State can go forward, assuming that they have the officer. Client lived in Georgia and now can’t get his Georgia DL because of the Florida D-6 for the capias. Filed a motion to quash the capias and set for PTC, but State wouldn’t agree to the capias being quashed. Hearing set, client driven down from Georgia by his wife. Offer was w/h + cc, and client didn’t want to have to return so client entered a plea, the capias was quashed, the D-6 cleared, and now client can get his Georgia DL issued.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Grand Theft 3rd degree, flee/elude, resisting without violence
Case Number : 2022CF000119B
County : Seminole

In January 2022, client was talked into stealing a trailer by the co-defendant using the client’s truck. They hooked up the trailer around the time that the police showed up and they fled from law enforcement, only to have the transmission blow. They bailed out of the truck into the water before eventually surrendering a few hours later and confessing.
Client charged with grand theft motor vehicle (it’s a trailer, so mis-charged), flee/elude, resisting officer without violence. Scored 20 months prison and, as client violated release with a new driving charge and was being held in jail when attorney hired. Bond motion by attorney was denied due to prior prison sentence of client. Attorney negotiated a probation sentence and got client out of jail within 14 days of being hired, despite scoring 20 months prison, confession, and pending pending new-law charge in Orange county.

Pled to lesser grand theft 3rd degree, flee;/elude, resisting without violence. ag + 36 months probation, testify truthfully if called as witness, vital life skills class, anti-theft class, 80 hours alternative community service (may buy out 20 hours by court order), $1,220.80 cost of investigation, court costs, 1 year DL suspension.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Poss of Methamphetamine, drug paraph, petit theft.
Case Number : 35-2021-CF-000390-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client accused of shoplifting at WalMart and her car was stopped, drugs in backpack in the car, along with stolen items, and client confessed to police that bag was hers. Pled to Possession of Meth, drug paraph, and petit theft, adjudicated on the misdemeanors, credit for time served. On felony, w/h + 3 years drug probation with no special conditions, may early terminate after 18 months. Client failed at diversion due to a new arrest in another case, so diversion was no longer an option.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DWLS while HTO
Case Number : 2022-CF-005680
County : Orange

Client hired us to undo a 5 year license suspension he had for paying off several tickets. The day before we were able to reverse the suspension, he was arrested for felony driving while license revoked. We quickly instructed client on how to reinstate his license and were able to get the new felony charges dismissed right away. Client now not only has a valid license when he initially wasn’t supposed to drive for the next 5 years but also doesn’t have to worry about probation or being convicted for any criminal charge.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2021-CF-006987-A-O
County : Orange

Victim hit client’s car in the parking lot (victim claims its the other way around) and client confronted victim, who spit on her. Client swung on victim, then went and got her firearm and banged on the window with the butt of the gun when victim rolled the window up. Took depositions of victim and victim’s children, concluded too risky to take to trial as elements of charge met and firearm involved. Pled. w/h + 3 years probation + anger management class, letter apology to victim’s children, surrender firearm and any concealed weapons permit. May early terminate, may transfer probation to North Carolina. At sentencing on the plea agreement, judge’s demeanor made it clear that plea was the right call.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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grand theft 3rd degree
Case Number : 2021-CF-011929-A-O
County : Orange

We got clients charge where he was looking at three years MANDATORY prison dropped. As a result, client was able to escape going to prison During a complex investment/business transaction, client accused of using the victim’s credit card without authorization and pretending to be the victim with capital one when charges disputed. Client recorded by Capital One pretending to be victim.

State agreed to drop “identity theft” count which carries mandatory 3 year prison sentence. Client pled to Pled to grand theft, 3rd degree. Nol pros of count 1 – identity theft (which carries 3 year min man). Sentence ag + 4 years probation, 1 day cts, no contact with Charles Peters, 100 hours community service the first year, pay before sentencing: $1734 to OPD, $23,613.40 to charles peters, $14,528.51 to capital one. Client cannot possess any credit card or debit card not in his own name other than business card from his work, but must give a copy of letter on letterhead from employer authorizing the use of the card within 30 days of getting on probation.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Felony Battery
Case Number : 2022-CF-001418-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

All charges dismissed. Client was accused of hitting his daughter’s boyfriend. After speaking with the client and the witnesses, I was able to talk with the prosecutor about what I learned. After that conversation the prosecutor contacted the witnesses, and then dropped the case.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery, Assault, and Trespass on Property After Warning
Case Number : 2022-MM-001894-A-O
County : Orange

Client was in downtown Orlando with Girlfriend when an alleged altercation happened with a bar security officer. Client was arrested and charged with numerous charges (Battery, Assault, and Trespass on Property After Warning). Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to successfully get all charges dismissed without Client having to go to Court!

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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domestic battery and criminal mischief
Case Number : 2022-MM-000938-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of domestic battery and criminal mischief, facing potential year and sixty days in jail as well as probation. After investigating case, all charges were dismissed.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2021-312870-MMDB
County : Volusia

Client hired us after a pretty bad DUI arrest. The officer saw her run a red light at a low speed and noticed she was asleep behind the wheel. After yelling for her to wake up and stop the car, she was arrested for DUI. An open bottle of gin was also found inside the vehicle. We were able to negotiate a resolution where client’s DUI was reduced to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving and she received a withhold on that lesser charge. For client this was especially important because she did not want to have to pay for the very expensive DUI insurance that she now gets to avoid.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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LIO criminal mischief $200-$1000
Case Number : 2022-CF-001872-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of throwing beer cans out his passenger window at victim’s car, scratching it. It wasn’t client– it was the girl sitting in passenger seat, so they charged the wrong person. State had no valid proof of asserted damage of $1100, only an estimate. charged as felony, but state offered misdemeanor cts offer and pay restitution of $1100, which client accepted as it was cheaper than flying back and forth from Nevada to address the case, and there was no probation.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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admit VOP Robbery Sudden Snatching
Case Number : 2018-CF-015601-A-O
County : Orange

Client on community control for robbery, sudden snatching (F3). 3rd violation (prior violations are why client is on community control) for + drug tests, not being where he’s supposed to be. Few community service hours completed. Client scored prison. Attorney negotiated downward departure of 140 days jail with 45 days credit for time served in lieu of 13.5 months prison, which is what client scored due to the repeated violations of probation.

Original case: on 9/30/18, client got into a car accident. Other driver went to take pictures of damage and client’s license plate—client then grabbed the phone, walked back to his car and drove off. Client threw the phone in the grass somewhere by the time he talked to the police and confessed to grabbing the phone and driving off.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI & Carrying Concealed Firearm
Case Number : 2021-CF-002891
County : Osceola

Client was stopped after a 911 caller said he was watching client drunkenly swerving all over the road and then officer saw client crossing over solid line. Once stopped, client was arrested for DUI and Carrying a Concealed Firearm. We filed a Motion to Compel body cam and after reviewing it filed a Motion to Suppress the stop. During the hearing, we cross-examined the officer and used his testimony to argue to the judge there was not enough probable cause for the stop. We also used our DMV hearing win to convince the judge to make the same ruling and rule there was no valid stop. Judge granted our motion and the State had no choice but to announce a dismissal of both charges that same day.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2022-CT-000212-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us for his second DUI charge where he blew a .137. His last DUI went to PTD so he could not do PTD again and the State wanted a DUI conviction this time around. We filed a Motion to Suppress the Stop in this case and on the day of the hearing the State offered to reduce the charge to a reckless driving and offer client a withhold meaning no conviction. Client’s only sanction is he has to complete the DUI Class which he has already enrolled in.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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sexual battery, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and domestic battery
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-020898-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client charged with attempted sexual battery, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and domestic battery. Client was facing potential sixteen year imprisonment, being a convicted felon, and being required to register as a sex offender. After conducting investigation, all charges were dismissed.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Probation terminated, credit for time served on Att Arson of Dwelling
Case Number : 2013-CF-011014-A-O
County : Orange

Client was on probation for Attempted Arson of a Dwelling from 2013 (did four years prison, followed by probation). Attorney successfully dismissed a prior VOP using stand-your-ground, and the public defender’s office successfully dismissed another VOP. Current VOP was for a + drug test and a new law charge, and the drug test violation (but not the new law charge) was real. Attorney immediately set the VOP or a plea as it was a good judge to be in front of, as Court likely to reinstate on a + drug test. At the VOP plea, State offered to reinstate to drug offender conditions but the Court agreed to give him credit-for-time-served as client had already completed all probation conditions and had done four years prison already. Client therefore admitted the VOP and had probation completely terminated (and was released from jail) within twelve days of hiring attorney, though we still have the other case to deal with.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000681-A-O
County : Orange

We filed a MTW that was granted because client stopped paying.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: MOVING TO WORK GRANTED
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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (amended charge)
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-021919-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Law enforcement was investigating a DV battery when client said she’d harm herself. Law enforcement Baker-Acted her and searched before transport, discovering heroin (fentanyl), straw, and baggie. Case rock-solid for State.

Attorney obtained alternative offers– first was drug court (diversion) which was harder but would eventually result in dismissal of case. Second choice was to plea to amended charge of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, withhold of adjudication, 12 months probation, drug evaluation and treatment, $66 cost of investigation to Cocoa police department, $100 cost of prosecution, court costs. Client elected to plea to the misdemeanor.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Trafficking in Phenylalamines 10-200 grams (lesser)
Case Number : 2019-CF-000963-A
County : Seminole

Attorney took on case from another attorney after 3 years. State asserted client mailed trafficking level of drugs (7 year min man up to 30 years, $100,000 fine) to someone in Oregon, but all client did was mail package– no fingerprints within, no admissions. Case could be taken to trial and possibly defended successfully, but dangerous as judge said she would give client 30 years prison.

Attorney determined various technical defenses exist.
(1) Attorney dusted off orgainic chemistry background and determined that YES, drugs meet legal definition of “substituted cathinone” but high probability the State won’t elicit the correct testimony at a trial to prove to a jury that the statutory definition is met. However, judge might then allow state to reopen case to get that testimony. If argument works, acquittal.

(2) Feds combined all the drugs (in different bags) after field-testing them, but wihtout actually determining what they were. While okay under federal law, case had to be charged under State law as the drugs weren’t illegal federally. Under state law, you can’t combine random drugs because trafficking is determined by weight. This argument would result in a possession conviction, but then judge could still give 5 years prison on drug possession out of irritation.

(3) some chain-of-custody issues, as drugs were shipped back by law enforcement from Oregon (and those officers probably won’t be around at trial). However, certified mail could get around this legal issue.

Trial absolutely might result in acquittal, but client decided to enter a plea rather than risk trial, as state offered 3 and 1/2 years prison (and no probation) and $50,000 fine on trafficking, rather than 7 year min man and $100,000 fine– particualrly when judge had said she’d give client 30 years prison (prior to attorney getting on to the case) .

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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No Information Filed
Case Number : 2022-CF-003475-A-O
County : Orange

No Information Filed

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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VOP
Case Number : 2021-CF-006214-A-O
County : Orange

Client on probation for first degree felony and was violated because person that gave him a ride to probation was pulled over for tag infraction and subsequent search of vehicle resulted in driver being charged with carrying a concealed firearm, unbeknownst to client. Client’s probation was violated for associating with someone engaged in criminal activity. Prosecutor was seeking 2 years in state prison which would have made client convicted felon as well. After engaging the court and showing mitigation, court agreed to reinstate clients probation along with the withhold and youthful offender status.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021-CF-009207-A000-XX
County : Polk

Got charges amended to MM Petit Theft and client received a withhold on original Grand Theft charge.
12 months probation, 50 CSH, ICC, CC/F
Could not get diversion in Polk because it was theft of video games and not food or clothing from a Walmart.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021-CF-009204-A000-XX
County : Polk

Got charges amended to MM Petit Theft and client received a withhold on original Grand Theft charge.
12 months probation, 50 CSH, ICC, CC/F
Could not get diversion in Polk because it was theft of video games and not food or clothing from a Walmart.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI with property damage >0.15
Case Number : 2021-CT-005334
County : Polk

DUI first time mins with enhancements

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: MINS WITH ENHANCEMENTS
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021-MM-000954-A-O
County : Orange

Client was accused of stealing from Walmart. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully got Client into the pretrial diversion (PTD) program which subsequently resulted in full dismissal of charges against Client!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Possession of Firearm By Convicted Felon
Case Number : 2019-102801-CFDL
County : Volusia

Client charged with robbery with firearm and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. Client also a prison release reoffender due to criminal history and was facing mandatory life sentence if convicted of robbery offense. For years the prosecution would not offer anything below 10 years DOC. After getting in the case for a few months and the court unwilling to grant any additional continuances, was successfully able to negotiate a dismissal of the robbery and plea to 36 months on the firearm offense. Client avoids lengthy if not life sentence away from his family and no additional sanctions.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Child Abuse
Case Number : 2021-CF-002471-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client with no prior criminal history charged with offense that would brand him a sex offender and mandatory prison. After extensive negotiations with the prosecutor was able to resolve matter with probation to a non reporting offense.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 35-2021-CT-005264-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .205. We convinced the State to stipulate to below .15 in Lake County where they do not have any first time offender program or diversion. Client was grateful she could at least avoid having the interlock device as a requirement of her license which would have been mandatory otherwise.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2021-CT-00476-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client was arrested for this DUI and DWLS while he had another DUI pending. His bond was revoked on the first case and we were able to work out a deal for credit time served so client pled and took the DUI probation. The supervising prosecutor was not pleased that he was pled to credit time served on the first DUI and got out of jail because they wanted him to do 6 months jail on both cases together. We set the case for mandatory docketing and told the State we would set the case for trial if they didn’t allow client to plea to no jail on the new case because they were not offering us any incentive not to take it to trial. Ultimately the supervisor was called in to handle the case and agreed to our no jail offer. Client chose to plea to the second case as well rather than risk 6-12 months more in jail if we lost trial. The State in turn agreed to drop the DWLS charge so client would not be habitualized.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-MM-041488
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for her 3rd DUI in 10 years and Driving on a Suspended License. Her DUI was supposed to be upgraded to felony court where she would have been looking at a felony conviction and a 10 year license suspension on top of a minimum 30 days jail. Right before the State was about to send it to felony court we reached out and explained that client had been sober since the day of her arrest and was interested in doing in patient treatment. The State was moved, and agreed to allow her to plea to the misdemeanor DUI charge with no jail and only 12 months of probation. Client left a review that without our help her life “would have been in shambles.”

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021-MM-007784-A-O
County : Orange

Client had 2 open cases of Petit Theft. Was able to obtain a W/H, 6 mos probation with no objection to early term as well as able to travel outside of the state for work purposes, ICC and COI. No jail, no conviction.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: NO CONVICTION
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Possession of Fake ID
Case Number : 21-CF-010220-A
County : Hillsborough

Client is college student who was arrested for felony possession of a fake ID. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the prosecutor to only charge Client with a misdemeanor offense. Additionally, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a diversion program which resulted in a full dismissal of the case!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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failure to register
Case Number : 2021-CF-006818-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with failure to register, an offense that scores mandatory prison. After investigating the case and clients registration history, provided the prosecutor with documentation that client made attempts to register and has been in compliant and prosecutor agreed to dismiss case.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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reinstated to probation
Case Number : 2020 302570 CFDB
County : Volusia

Client on probation for Dealing in Stolen Property for pawning a TV someone else stole (not clear she knew it was stolen) Client violated by missing appointments when her ride to probation would unexpectedly cancel due to work issues, and for skipping a urine test because she’d smoked weed. State wanted to reinstate but with 1 year community control, which is a trap. Attorney counseled client to do a bench plea, which the client did. Judge reinstated probation with the same terms– no community control.. Client thrilled.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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reckless driving (alc. related)
Case Number : 2021-CT-003287-A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and had some serious criminal history. We challenged the stop and day of our hearing on our Motion to Suppress the Stop, the State reduced the DUI to Reckless Driving, no conviction, and client only had to serve 9 months of probation with no license suspension.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2021-CT-003445-A
County : Seminole

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client had previously completed a pretrial diversion (PTD) program on another charge. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to still negotiate with the prosecutor a diversion offer to a Reckless Driving for the Client. Client was not convicted, and Court did not suspend Client’s driver’s license either!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Grande Theft
Case Number : 35-2022-CF-000462-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Ex-girlfriend moved out and claimed that he drove her car after she left and therefore “stole” it. No Information was filed by the State– insufficient evidence.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DV Battery
Case Number : 2022-MM-000756-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for domestic violence Battery against his wife who was the alleged victim. Client was not permitted by the Court to have any contact with his wife after his arrest. Attorney Zahra Umansky contacted the wife, and she did not want the State to prosecute Client for the alleged battery. Attorney Zahra Umansky prepared an affidavit for the wife to sign. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided the affidavit to the Court and prosecutor. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the case prior to the arraignment date!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-006360
County : Orange

Client was arrested following a crash for DUI with a breath score of .147. The State agreed to waive their policy of imposing an interlock device and agreed to the mandatory minimum penalties for a simple DUI.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000225
County : Osceola

Case was dropped because they filed these charges in another case number

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002961-A-O
County : Orange

Client got a DUI in Indiana just a few months before he picked up this DUI. The State had no problem obtaining the judgment and sentence from the Indiana DUI in order to prove the prior so client was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days in jail. We worked out a deal where client could do a split sentence – 5 days of treatment and 5 days of jail. In return for his willingness to work out a deal, the State reduced his breath score from .185 to below .15 which reduced client’s fine significantly and removed the 2 year interlock requirement.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 2021-CF-003694
County : Osceola

Victim was inside 7-11 making a scene at the hotdog stand. victim walked out and client followed outside, pulling a firearm and waving it around. Victim called the police. Incident captured on video, and there was no legal basis to pull the firearm. Negotiated w/h + 2 year probation, anger management class, firearm safety class, surrender firearm, no contact with victim.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery on a person over 65 years old
Case Number : 2022CF000302A
County : Seminole

All charges dismissed. Client is fully disabled, required assistance to get around, and has terminal cancer. Client and his wife were verbally arguing about a trip the client wanted to take while their window was open. The Client’s wife was assisting him from one room to the next when he fell down. As he fell he reached out to his wife to try and stop his fall, but pulled her down with him. A neighbor heard them through the open window and called the police. Even though the client and his wife explained to the police what happened, the police arrested the client anyway. As part of the bond the client was not allowed to leave his county or residence. I was able to get in contact with the prosecutor to explain the situation. After we spoke, I made arrangements for the prosecutor to talk with my client’s wife as well. After that conversation the prosecutor dismissed all charges. Now the client and his wife are able to travel while the client is still healthy enough to do so.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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careless driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-000410-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with racing, although a MM facing mandatory DL suspension. Client has no criminal history and clean driving record. Negotiated resolution where offense was reduced to a civil citation and client avoided criminal conviction and imposition of points on his DL.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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alcohol-related reckless driving
Case Number : 2021-312392-MMDB
County : Volusia

Client stopped for running a red light in front of an officer, was so-so on field sobriety exercises and had 0.91 BAL. Apparently passenger was actually driving, but they switched seats after the stop. Unfortunately client would still be DUI in a running car, even if officers believed him. Critical that client avoid DUI and court-ordered DL suspension as client had CDL.

State agreed to alcohol-related reckless driving, ag + ASEC (dui counter-attack school) VAP, 50 hours community service (buy out at $10/hour), $50 cost of pros, $50 cost of inv, court costs, $500 fine (added by judge), 6 months probation, may early term at 3 months, no alcohol or drugs on probation. May report by mail after the first visit. NO DL SUSPENSION ORDERED!

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Criminal Mischief
Case Number : 2021-MM-002991
County : Osceola

Client was charged with Trespassing, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting an Officer without Violence. After completing discovery and negotiations with the State, I was able to convince the State to dismiss two of the charges. Client entered a plea to the criminal mischief change. He was sentenced to credit time served and costs. He will not have to go on probation, or serve any additional time in jail other than the night he spent in jail when he was arrested.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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HTO DWLS
Case Number : 2021-CF-014186-A-O
County : Orange

Traffic stop. Client admitted he had invalid driver’s license because of HTO suspension on body camera video. Could not get a license anytime soon, though started process to get tickets cleared. Had moderate number of priors, including prior HTO DWLS. Negotiated plea to ag + 18 months probation with no special conditions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-005864-A-O
County : Orange

Client hired us to fight his DUI charge. He felt he was wrongfully stopped and arrested. Adding insult to injury, this wrongful DUI arrest also violated his current felony probation. We filed a motion to suppress the stop, alleging the stop was unlawful. The day before the hearing on our motion to suppress, the State reviewed then case file and decided to drop all charges.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2021-CF-003808-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for what should have been Armed Kidnapping with a Firearm, carrying a minimum 10 year prison sentence with a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. There were several eyewitnesses. We convinced the State to allow client to plea to Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, with no mention of any firearm, so client could avoid mandatory prison. Client received no incarceration, and only two years of community control. The only condition of client’s community control is that he complete his current mental health counseling with his current doctor and forfeit all firearms.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving While License Suspended
Case Number : 2021-CT-003395-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client has recently purchased a new car and registered the vehicle and reinstated his DL shortly after the stop. I was able to show proof to the State and they amended both criminal infractions to civil traffic infractions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Fraudulent Use Personal ID
Case Number : 2021-CF-003648-A-O
County : Orange

The client was on probation out of another county for the same activity against the same victim. After a year of investigation the State charged the client for an additional crime of identity theft. After almost a year of negotiations with the State and the victim we worked out a plea agreement that involved an open plea to the Judge, but the State would ask for 10 months in jail, followed by 2 years of community control, followed by 2 years of probation. At the plea hearing my client testified, as well as her daughter about the family drama, how the incident came about and what steps have been made to remedy the situation to ensure it doesn’t happen again. After the testimony, and argument, the Judge sentenced to 12 months community control followed by probation. Client will be eligible for early termination of probation, and most importantly to her and her daughter, she got to go home.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Violation of ptr condition
Case Number : 2021-CF-009254-A-O
County : Orange

Count 1- NP, Count 2- AG, 10 s/p, concurrent with other case.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021MM001328A
County : Seminole

Client charged with Petit Theft and case was referred to the Pretrial Diversion (PTD) program. However, Client was rejected from PTD for allegedly getting arrested for another theft while in the PTD program. Prosecutor wanted a conviction (adjudication of guilt) and probation in original theft case. Attorney Zahra Umansky presented Court with mitigation on behalf of the Client. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the Court to give Client NO Conviction (withhold of adjudication) and NO probation!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: NO CONVICTION
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Battery
Case Number : 2021MM003723A
County : Polk

Client was arrested for the charges of aggravated battery. After we were hired I was able to show that at best it was only simple battery and the State agreed amending the charges to a misdemeanor. As I continued to investigate, I found several witnesses to the incident that the police refused to get statements from. I got their statements and provided them to the State. They all were willing to testify that my client was in his driveway when the alleged victim approached him and started the fight. My client only responded to the fight when the alleged victim started after his children. Then he responded to protect his family. Once the State had these witnesses, they dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Second DUI outside of 5 years
Case Number : 2021 CT 000540
County : Flagler

Resolved to second DUI outside of 5 years, $1500 fine, 12 months probation, 50 hours community service, DUI school, 6 months DL suspension with no objection to a hardship DL, 1 year ignition interlock device, 10 day vehicle impound, VAP

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Felony Battery
Case Number : 2021 300422 CFDB
County : Volusia

We resolved this case to a un-negotiated plea to the Judge. The State’s offer was a year in prison consecutive to the sentenced in his misdemeanor case, followed by one year of community control, followed by one year of mental health court, and then probation. After hearing from my client, and his mother, and argument from me, the Judge sentenced my client to 36 months probation and an anger management class. The Judge also granted my request for a withhold of adjudication so my client is not a convicted felon.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Criminal Mischief and Domestic Violence
Case Number : 2021 303937 MMDB
County : Volusia

Resolved the case with a unnegotiated plea to the Judge. The State’s offer was a year in the county jail consecutive to any sentence in the client’s other pending case. After hearing from my client, and his mother, and legal argument, the Judge sentenced my client to credit time served without any further punishment on this case.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLEA
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HTO DWLS
Case Number : 2021 100647 CFDL
County : Volusia

Client was caught driving and arrested for HTO DWLS with years of suspensions and prior DWLS charges. Client was to clear suspensions and get hardship license, but eventually decided not to do so and entered plea as charged to w/h + 18 months probation + 25 acs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Grand Theft
Case Number : 2020-CF-015028-A-O
County : Orange

Entered plea to probation, w/h, 12 s/p. 50 acs no objection to buyout half,ICC, Rest. $937.77, no objection to early term.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLEA
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"failure to display DL" Fla. Stat. 322.15(1)
Case Number : 2021-CT-005810-A-O
County : Orange

Driving on DUI suspension– DWLS charge. Client obtained DL. State amended criminal charge to “failure to display DL” Fla. Stat. 322.15(1), which was a non-criminal traffic citation. No contest plea to citation, $147 in civil fine and court costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME : NO CONTEST PLEA
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HTO DWLS
Case Number : 2021-CF-002816-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client arrested and held in custody after being caught driving while out on pretrial release for HTO Driving while license suspended charge. Drugs in car and client tased, so charged with “Posession of Fentynol, HTO DWLS, and resisting without violence. Client seriously hurt from prior car-accident. State offered 18 months prison. Reviewed body camera videos and established that there was no resisting without violence, and second person in car made possession of fentynol charge unprovable. Pointed this out to the prosecutor, whom I knew. ASA dropped the possession and resisting charges on a bench plea to HTO DWLS (which they could prove) and the State argued for 18 months incarceration, pointing out to the judge large number of incarcerations (including prison) on driving offenses, plus violated pretrial release on a driving charge with another. I arranged for PD to resolve their case at the same time (so that client was exposed to sentencing twice) and pointed out that prior incarcerations were mostly credit for time served, that the client had to work, that he was injured as a passenger from a car accident that wasn’t his fault and could no longer work.so driving was no longer an issue, and that he could go get his driver’s license– all suspensions were old. Judge sentenced to six months jail followed by 4 years probation on all cases with credit for 45 days time served, so client has about 4 months left to do (with gain time) before beginning probation. Considerably better than 18 months prison (or jail) offer, though straight probation would have been preferable.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2021 MM 000735
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a diversion program which resulted in a complete dismissal of her criminal case!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Domestic Battery
Case Number : 2021-310930-MMDB
County : Volusia

State filed a Notice of No Information. Client was accused of domestic battery on her adult son. After reviewing the evidence from the client, and making sure the prosecutor also had the evidence, we convinced the prosecutor not to go forward.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002194-A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for his 2nd DUI in Seminole County. He blew over a .15. While out on bond he picked up a new charge for driving on a suspended license so he was put back in jail with zero bond. If client missed more than 4 days of work he would lose his business. We were able to get him out of jail within 3 days and got the State to agree to stipulate to a lesser breath score to reduce his penalties.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving (alc. related)
Case Number : 2021-MM-002014-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client hired us for his 2nd DUI. We were able to negotiate a Reckless Driving on his behalf despite the State initially refusing to reduce the charge because his first DUI was also reduced to Reckless Driving. When the State initially said no we pointed out how well client appeared on video. Once the State reviewed the video and saw what we saw, they agreed to reduce the charge.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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VOP
Case Number : 2020-CF-006622-A000XX
County : Polk

Pled client at VOP arraignment to get him out of jail. ag + 30 days jail with credit for 35 days time served, $100 cost of prosecution.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-002721-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with first time Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Although, Client had no prior criminal history, prosecutor would not refer case to the DUI pretrial diversion (PTD) program because of the alleged egregious facts (Client allegedly passed out in car in major roadway). Attorney Zahra Umansky filed motions to suppress evidence: however, the Court denied the motions after an evidentiary hearing. Attorney Zahra Umansky was still able to get her client first time minimum penalties including only 6 months probation and buy out of half the required community service hours.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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civil failure to display
Case Number : 2021-CT-003253-A-O
County : Orange

When client hired us he had 3 open criminal cases for driving on a suspended license from 3 different arrests. We were able to help client get his license validated. For this case, we presented the valid license to the court and the State reduced the criminal charge to a civil citation. The client received zero points from the court and only has to pay minimal court costs.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Tampering Witness/Hinder Communications with LEO, False Imprisonment, and DV Battery
Case Number : 2021-CF-008427-A-O
County : Orange

Case started with bad allegations: Tampering Witness/Hinder Communications with LEO, False Imprisonment, and DV Battery. Case was charge but ultimately Nolle Prossed after showing the state that they had a uncooperative complaining witness.
Client has already been in contact with office about expungement.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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VOP
Case Number : 2020-CT-004163-A-O
County : Orange

Client on probation for DUI, violated with a new DWLS charge. Worked out agreement to reinstate probation with a warning (Client never taken into custody, no jail time on VOP). Judge agreed to go along with the agreement. Great result! DWLS charge remains outstanding but set for plea.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: ONE CHARGE REDUCED, ONE SET TO PLEA
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Driving While License Suspended/Revoked
Case Number : 2021-CT-001880
County : Osceola

D charged with Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, No Motor Vehicle Registration, No Proof of Insurance, and Obscured Motor Vehicle Tag. Client is not able to obtain valid driver’s license. However, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to negotiate a plea to the Driving While License Suspended charge with only a fine to be paid. She was also able to get the Client’s 3 other cases dismissed!

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLED TO 1 CHARGE, OTHER 3 DISMISSED
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Trespass
Case Number : 2020-CF-000617A
County : Seminole

The Client was facing 5 years in prison under his original charge of Grand Theft, a third degree felony, but I was able to get the charge amended to Trespass, a first degree misdemeanor. Withhold of adjudication, so the client is not convicted of the charge, 12 months probation with possibility of early termination of probation, 75 hours of community service, apology in open court, $1000 donation to charity of his choice, cost of investigation.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Child Neglect
Case Number : 2020-CF-016031-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

This was a very tragic media case. Client was arrested for leaving her children at home unsupervised while she went to the store. Her children were then taken from her by DCF. DCF placed her 6 month old baby into foster care where he was tragically killed. That woman is also being prosecuted for the death of client’s child. Client hired us after being represented by the public defender for over a year with no results. Her bond was then revoked on this case in June 2021 and she knew she needed to hire private counsel. We were retained and 3 weeks later we worked out a deal for client to be released from jail on 2 years of probation with early termination possible after 1 year. All client has to do is take a parenting class which has already been compeleted and pay a $150 fine. While client was in jail, she was housed with the woman who killed her baby. No she is finally out of custody and ready to move on from these allegations.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Poss Cocaine., Poss Drug Para., DWLS,
Case Number : 35-2021-CF-000667-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client plead: w/h on the poss of cocaine; a/g on poss of para; a/g on DWLS

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002504-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with DUI following traffic stop. We filed and argued a Motion to Suppress the initial stop which was granted. State was forced to drop the DUI charge.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Possession of Cannabis >20 grams with a Weapon
Case Number : 2021-CF-007085-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for felony possession of Cannabis with a weapon. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get case dismissed before any court date was set! And also no formal charges were filed against the client as well.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Case Number : 2021-CF-005166-A-O
County : Orange

Allegation was that client tailgated someone in traffic then pointed a gun at them. Alleged victim claimed to have a dash camera of events and ID’d client, but State dismissed the charges. Suspect that no such dash camera video existed, as client denied doing these things.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Fail to provide proof of vet inspection with sale of a dog
Case Number : 2021-MM-037065
County : Brevard

Fail to provide proof of vet inspection with sale of a dog

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence
Case Number : 2021 100396 CFDL
County : Volusia
Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-004768-A-O
County : Orange

No information notice filed. Defense had moved to modify release to allow client to go home, Judge was being difficult granting the modification, so the State dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : JULY 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 2021MM002100A
County : Seminole

State filed a “No Information.” Client never did anything; alleged victim was a friend and reversed who punched whom. Suspected State would dismiss since alleged victim’s story made no sense (why would client attack someone for declining to drive client’s car?) and they were friends.

Date Resolved : JULY 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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No Valid Driver's License
Case Number : 2016-CT-007435-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with No Valid Driver’s License. Client unable to obtain driver’s license because of immigration issues. Attorney Zahra Umansky contacted the prosecutor and was able to get case dismissed prior to the trial date!

Date Resolved : JULY 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Tampering with Witness; DV Battery
Case Number : 05-2021-CF-031039-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Case was No Info’d after bringing to the State’s attention that the alleged victim was wanted for a felony.

Date Resolved : JULY 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Grand Theft, VOP
Case Number : 2018-CF-000516-A-O
County : Orange

VOP dismissed, probation successfully terminated.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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(4X) POSSESS OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W OUT PRESCRIPTION FELONY THIRD DEGREE; USE OR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE; RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
Case Number : 2021-CF-018874-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

AG + 9 months community control followed by 3 years probation. May early term at 22.5 months. Drug testing, drug eval and treatment, 6 month DL suspension. Good result on possession case, as client scored 35 months prison. Client declined alternative offer of 300 days jail.

Date Resolved : MAY 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Domestic Battery
Case Number : 2021 101339 MMDL
County : Volusia

No Information filed. Client completed an anger management class, showed proof to the State and they dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2021
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2020CT002475A
County : Seminole

3rd DUI arrest charged as 1st DUI. State wanted interlock device but client could not have interlock. Negotiated instead for extra 25 hours CS and extra 6 months of DL suspension for no interlock.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2021
OUTCOME : REDUCED
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Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon; DV Battery
Case Number : 2020-CF-004849
County : Polk

“*REHIRED FOR EARLY TERM MOTION* Client rehired for motion to terminate probation early. Pled to 36 months probation and has 10 months left. State initially objected so we set it for a hearing. Upon us providing email from probation and victim, State changed their position morning of the hearing and judge granted it.

Aggravated Assault with Firearm + 2 counts of MM DV Battery. Client pled to Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon + 1 count of DV with other count of DV dismissed. 36 months probation w/ BIP, 150 hours community service, substance abuse eval/treatment.”

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2021
Pled to 2 charges, other charge Dismissed
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Driving while License Suspended
Case Number : 2020CT001882A
County : Seminole

NP in exchange for plea to other case.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2020
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-013222-A-O
County : Orange

Client’s Careless Driving Civil Citation was dismissed. We are still waiting for the DWLS charge to be filed on.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Reckless Driving Charge
Case Number : 2022-311429-MMDB
County : Volusia

On November 23, 2022, someone (falsely) reported client was driving recklessly. Police spotted client and determined he had no valid driver’s license, so they arrested him for no valid driver’s license and running from them after the stop. This case violated a very serious felony probation. Attorney was able to resolve the violation of probation with a downward departure. State then dismissed the misdemeanor charges when they took a plea on an unrelated misdemeanor case.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Selling Alcohol to a Minor
Case Number : 2023-MM-000388-A-O
County : Orange

Client works at a hotel as a bartender. Client was charged in an undercover sting operation for serving alcohol to a minor without first checking ID. Client watched a one hour video on underage drinking, and Attorney Zahra Umansky negotiated a dismissal from the prosecutor!

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Not Pleading Guilty
Case Number : 35-2021-MM-003308-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

When plea negotiations failed with the State, Attorney Leroy Costner set the case for trial. The Client qualified for diversion, but the State would not offer it. As the trial date approached, the State offered diversion, but they were going to require the Client to plea guilty first. This is something that we knew the Client would refuse and countered with the same offer without the admission of guilt. The State refused again. The Friday before trial, the State asked why the client would not admit guilt. Attorney Leroy Costner explained that the Client just graduated from college with a degree in criminal justice. Her employment required her to have a clean criminal history and to have never admitted guilt to a criminal case, even if it was later dismissed. At that point, the State agreed to dismiss the case. Once the case was dropped, the Client was able to secure the new job they had gone to school for. Additionally, Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record too, so that she can begin her career with a clean slate.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2023-MM-000419-A-O
County : Orange

On January 18, 2023, client had an argument with her husband and supposedly scratched his chest. Client arrested for DV battery. Attorney had husband prepare a declination of prosecution and filed it.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Introducing Contraband
County : Lake

Client was a prison volunteer at Lake Correctional and would send emails (via JPay, which is “authorized” for anyone EXCEPT a volunteer). Thus, he’s now been accused of introducing “contraband”. Statute does say written communication is contraband “Unless through authorized channels.” So the issue is, Is this “authorized” and if it isn’t (because it violates the administrative rule but not the statute), it’s not a crime. I called the Inspector General in Topeka and canceled the client’s meeting tomorrow. Inspector said that he was meeting only because he has to under federal law (as they get a grant) and that the case was really about a sexual battery claim (client was supposedly having sex with another inmate and had a “lookout”.) The Inspector says it’s crap, but he had to give the accused a chance to respond under federal grant requirements before closing it. As for written emails, yes, it violates the statute (and they’re banning him adminstratively), but promise that there will be no criminal charge because State doesn’t want to pursue the case and the emails were utterly innocuous about the Bible. The case was dismissed by the State.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Declination of Prosecution
Case Number : 2022-MM-008750-A-O
County : Orange

On December 26, 2022, client was living with his long-term girlfriend of 8 years. They got into an argument and the client demanded to see records of her calls. He then left with both sets of car keys and because he took “her” keys (he’s on the title to both cars), she called the police. Female officer decides to arrest client for “battery” for supposedly snatching his girlfriend’s phone from her, but even the girlfriend says it didn’t happen. Attorney had a declination of prosecution filed (and guided client through the warrant turn-in process) and the case was dismissed by the State, about five weeks after the attorney was hired.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2022MM003007A000BA
County : Polk

Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Battery. Attorney Jose Garcia was able to get the case completely dismissed against the Client. However, this case involved the Client’s wife as the alleged victim, and the Client did not want this record public. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to successfully expunge the charge from the Client’s record so that he could put this incident behind him.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Quash a Warrant
Case Number : 2007-CT-000441-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us to take care of a warrant and case from 2007. We could have filed a motion to quash the warrant, but decided instead to try and get the State to drop the charges, which would quash the warrant automatically. The State agreed and the client’s case and warrant was closed. This was preventing her from being promoted at work and getting her license fixed, so now she can move on with her life.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Drug Felony to Misdemeanor
Case Number : 2023CF000271A
County : Seminole

On January 27, 2023, the client was pulled over for speeding (57 in a 45 zone). At the window, the car smelled of cannabis, but the client denied having any cannabis in the car. The officer ordered her from the car and searched it (i.e. probable cause that cannabis was present, automobile exception). As the client acted nervous, the client was placed in handcuffs. The officer found cannabis and a grinder in her purse. The bag weighed 28 grams and tested + for cannabis. The client obtained a medical marijuana card shortly thereafter. The State dismissed felony charges, though they may try to file as a misdemeanor.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Battery by Strangulation
Case Number : 492022CF003178XXXAXX
County : Osceola

On November 5th, client told girlfriend he was cheating on her. He went over to her place to talk and get his stuff and went to sleep there. He told her he wasn’t getting back together with her and had to push her out of his way to leave. She claimed that he grabbed a knife and threatened to cut her face open, slapped her, and shoved her into a wall. None of this happened. One allegation was that he choked her. The State dismissed the “Battery by Strangulation” charge outright. The remaining allegations remain pending at the moment under another case number.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Public Assistance Fraud
Case Number : 2021-CF-013291-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for the felony of Public Assistance Fraud for not reporting employment and receiving aid. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal of the felony case!

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Cocaine trafficking
Case Number : 2021-CF-015876-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of trafficking 400 grams of cocaine, facing a penalty of a minimum of fifteen years and a maximum of thirty years in prison. Client maintained his innocence throughout the process and after successfully litigating and investigating the case, the prosecution agreed to dismiss the case. Client not only avoided a felony conviction, but any other sanctions.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 2022MM000496A
County : SEMINOLE

ON 1/8/22, CLIENT PUNCHED SON IN THE FACE CAUSING A “POTENTIALLY BROKEN NOSE.” SON SAID HIS FATHER WAS DRUNK, AND THEY ARGUED OVER SON’S DISRESPECT. SON DECLINED PROSECUTION, BUT STATE WAS ABLE TO GO FORWARD DUE TO CONFESSION. CASE WAS SENT TO DIVERSION, WHICH WAS COMPLETED.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Trespassing and Resisting Without Violence
Case Number : 2022-MM-008530-A-O
County : Orange

On December 20, 2022, client trespassed at “Residence Inn Orlando” after a guest complained of the noise and client came to the front desk and demanded to use the phone to call 911 (but 911 already called). Client lunged across desk to use the phone and was ordered to leave. Police called and client refused to leave when police told him to, so arrested for trespassing and resisting without violence. Case dismissed (cleared by arrest).

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Restricted Area Charge
Case Number : 2022-MM-004714-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was alligator fishing with a friend using his permit. The friend did not tell the client that the permit was not for the lake they were fishing in. Was able to show that my client was unaware of the issue and that he does everything he can to ensure he follows the rules when he fishes. All charges were dismissed.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Intentional Property Damage
Case Number : 2021-MM-006706-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with intentionally damaging property of former employer. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program and charge was dismissed.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Out of State DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000106-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for a DUI, but lived in another state for college. She really needed a dismissal to keep her record clean. The diversion office informed her she couldn’t complete diversion due to limitations in her area, but we researched some other options and spoke with the diversion office. Ultimately, she completed diversion and her DUI charge was dismissed.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Drug Posession
Case Number : 2022-CF-001044-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for possession of cocaine when an officer observed her sharing it with another UCF student. Attorney Rachel Mattie negotiated a dismissal of the charges if the client completed 4 hours of community service, an online drug awareness class, and paid a $100 cost of prosecution. Attorney Zahra Umansky also expunged the Client’s criminal record so it does not appear on any future background checks for future employers.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery Expunction
Case Number : 2022-CF-00733-A000-XX
County : Polk

Client was arrested for Domestic Violence Battery against his wife. Attorney Bradford Fisher showed mitigation evidence to the prosecutor and got the case thrown out. Attorney Zahra Umansky then expunged the Client’s record so that he can move on from this unfortunate incident.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Insurance Fraud
Case Number : 2021-CF-003583
County : Orange

Client arrested and charged with felony charges – Insurance Fraud & Grand Theft. Attorney Jose Garcia got Client in a diversion program, which resulted in a complete dismissal of the charges. Then, Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s felony arrest record so that he could have a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Claimed Battery and Stand-Your-Ground Motion
Case Number : 2022MM009036A000BA
County : Polk

Client was dating girlfriend, who’d flown in to Florida to help him move into his new house. On December 17, 2022, she got drunk at a bar and became obnoxious, telling him to come pick her up and then refusing to leave the bar, over and over. Once at the house, client told her to take her stuff from his house and leave for the airport, whereupon she forced her way inside and started smashing his entertainment center, then claimed battery when he moved to stop her. State wouldn’t drop the case though victim was uncooperative. The attorney filed a stand-your-ground motion and set it for hearing, whereupon State eventually dropped the case before the hearing. I.E. case dismissed.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-007452-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client arrested for Domestic violence Battery. Attorney Rachel Mattie got case dismissed. Then, Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client’s record expunged. Team Umansky goes to work for you!

Date Resolved : Janurary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI and Battery on Officer
Case Number : 2022-CF-001008-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for a DUI, felony Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Officer With Violence. Rather than consolidate the charges, we filed a motion to suppress the DUI case and convinced the State this was an illegal arrest. The day before the hearing, the State dropped the DUI charge and then we used that information to convince the felony prosecutor to drop the felony charges as well. We never had to risk a judge ruling against us on the legal issue because we instead made the two prosecutors believe we had a winning argument either way.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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False Violation of Injunction
Case Number : 2021-CF-007157-A-O
County : Orange

Client on probation for stalking ex-girlfriend and has a “dating” injunction to not go to her home or work. Shortly before probation ends, client attends a “car meet up” that her friend arranged that she wasn’t attending. She sees he’s going and now decides to attend, then claims that he came within 500 feet of her in violation of the injunction (it isn’t) even though he never saw her, she was in someone else’s car, and was behind tinted windows. She changes her story when they refuse to arrest him and claims he saw her and followed her to the gas station. Police refuse to arrest, but State claims violation of probation by violating an injunction, but never actually read the injunction. The attorney takes it to a hearing, and right before the hearing, the State asks the court to dismiss the violation because the actions don’t violate the injunction, which they apparently just got around to reading.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Threat Charges Dropped
Case Number : 2022-CJ-000202-A-O
County : Orange

Juvenile client accused of making a written threat to conduct an act of terrorism. Client with no criminal history was facing a felony conviction and expulsion. After thoroughly investigating and litigating the case, Client was allowed to finish the school year and referred to diversion, where Client successfully completed, resulting in all charges being dropped.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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False Imprisonment and Battery Domestic Violence
Case Number : 492022CF003490XXXAXX
County : Osceola

Client accused of false imprisonment and battery domestic violence. Client with no criminal record faced the potential of six years of incarceration and being branded a convicted felon. Once retained, we began investigating the case and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges. Client avoided arrest and any further sanctions.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Juvenile Theft
Case Number : 2022-CJ-PENDING
County : Orange

In March 2022, client went to Wal Mart with three friends with the plan of stealing because client got a rush from theft. They were caught. Attorney met with client and discussed the case, motivations, and legal consequences, especially when the client turns 18. State agreed to not pursue the case due to lack of priors and juvenile.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-007452-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client arrested for Domestic Violence Battery. Attorney Rachel Mattie got the case dismissed. Then, Attorney Zahra Umansky got the Client’s record expunged. Team Umansky goes to work for you!

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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Bicycle Accident

Client was riding her bicycle when she was struck by a car when she crossed an intersection. The car ran over our client’s foot and broke her ankle. We were able to convince all of the insurance companies to pay us the ENTIRE policy limits including both bodily insurance and uninsured motorist coverage. We recovered the $260,000 dollars for our client and we did it all without having to file a lawsuit and subjecting our client to stress and anxiety. Verdict or Settlement Amount: $260,000

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-001644-A-W
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI following a crash. When the cops arrived, she was asleep behind the wheel and could not stay awake. They did not smell alcohol, but thought our client may be on drugs. They took the client’s blood and it showed the presence of temazepam, which is a sleeping medication. We hired an expert witness and filed a motion to exclude the blood results. The judge granted our motion, leaving the state with no real evidence other than the client being incredibly sleepy behind the wheel. We set the case for trial and the State dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : June 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Vehicle Registration
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-026113-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

All charges against our client were dismissed. We were able to provide proof that the vehicle is now properly registered.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Theft Charge Dismissed
Case Number : 2021-MM-008530-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully got the Client into a diversion program. While the client was out of the country, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to continue the case until the client returned to the USA. The client did not have to appear in Court. The theft charge was dismissed after the client completed a diversion program.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Firearm Possession in Airport
Case Number : 2020-MM-009201-A-O
County : Orange

The client had a firearm in the airport that she’d forgotten was in her bag. Attorney got the case referred to a diversion program, which the client completed and the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Theft Charge Dismissed
Case Number : 2022-CF-003290-B-O
County : Orange

The client owns property in Astatula, and employees for the company he worked for would drop off metal construction cans there so that they wouldn’t have to drive an hour and a half farther back to Orlando for Lake jobs. The client also bought a few cans set for recycling, rebuilt them, and sold them. Company management was told our client was selling a can with a “company sticker” on it and saw that cans were being dropped off on the property “without the company’s permission” and concluded that the client was stealing construction cans, leading to theft charges. There never was any evidence because he never committed a crime. The attorney recommended a trial, the client agreed, and the State dismissed the case before trial when they realized (finally) that there was no evidence of a crime.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Declination of Prosecution
Case Number : 2022-MM-003695-A-O
County : Orange

On June 2, 2022, our client and his wife were arguing verbally. She starts to record him, and he tries to grab the phone from her and fails. She calls the police and claims he battered her. The wife declined prosecution after our client hired us, and so the State dismissed the case.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Battery Case
Case Number : 2022-MM-004361-A-O
County : Orange

On 6/29/22, the alleged victim (wife) was lecturing her husband about wanting a divorce while standing in a doorway to the room her husband was in. After five minutes, our client finally got up and closed the door, but his wife wouldn’t move, so he forced the door shut. The wife claims her forehead was bumped and this is a “battery.” The wife then told police she wanted charges dropped but they arrested our client anyway. The case was finally dropped by the State after a declination of prosecution was filed with the court, though it took a month.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Acting in Self-Defense
Case Number : 2022-MM-001036-B-O
County : Orange

On July 20, 2022, the alleged victims approached our clients for “cutting in line” for the Disney bus. The victims pushed our clients, but our clients fought back. Everyone was arrested and officers couldn’t determine who started it as there were witnesses on both sides. The State filed charges, but ASA dismissed the case when we discussed how since no one can tell who started anything, our clients acted in self-defense.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Possession of Cannabis
Case Number : 2022-CF-008480-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was arrested during a traffic stop for felony possession of cannabis. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the case dismissed before arraignment. No formal charges were filed against our client!

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Criminal Charges Dismissed After Rejection from Diversion Program
Case Number : 2021 MM 002000
County : Osceola

Our client was accused of punching the complainant when the complainant refused to leave an establishment after being told by our client and other staff. The case was originally referred to PTD, but our client was rejected from the program, facing up to one year in jail and a criminal conviction. After investigating the case and interviewing witnesses, the defense filed a motion to dismiss under the “Stand Your Ground Law” and requested a hearing. After hearing testimonies and arguments, the court granted a motion forcing the state to dismiss charges.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Charges Dropped in Spousal Dispute
Case Number : 2022-MM-014395-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On 2/5/22, our client and his wife argued after his wife dumped multiple beers on his head. Our client went to the bedroom and his wife broke down the door to “get her phone” because she was afraid of him, then claimed he choked her when she broke down the door. Our client simply pushed her from the room and closed the door. Police arrested our client… violating diversion on a felony case. At a motion to dismiss for self-defense, the wife and neighbor added new claims that our client had pushed her in the garage and beat her up in the driveway, so the judge denied the motion. The wife then decided she wanted the case dropped after all (it would have been a trial) and contacted an attorney. The State eventually dropped the case.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Aggravated Assault
Case Number : 05-2022-CF-034256-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Our client and his partner were dating for years, but didn’t live together (not a “domestic” case). On June 17, 2022, our client and his partner argued, and she claims that he took her scissors and backed her into a corner. None of this ever happened, but law enforcement arrested our client for “domestic aggravated assault.” We obtained a declination of prosecution from the victim, and the State eventually dismissed the case.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Client with Criminal History
Case Number : 2020-CT-005549-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI. Despite some criminal history, we were able to get him into a diversion program. His charges were then dismissed.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Diversion Program
Case Number : 2020-CT-001504
County : Osceola

Our client was arrested for a DUI. We got her set up with a diversion program, which ultimately resulted in her charges being dismissed.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Acceptance Into Diversion Program
Case Number : 2021-CT-002379-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI after allegedly going the wrong way down the street. Typically, driving the wrong way would not allow entry into a diversion program, but our client was convinced the cop was lying about this fact. We reasoned with the State and asked them to look at the nature of the roadway where our client was stopped and how unlikely it was she was going the wrong way. The State agreed to refer her to a diversion program, where she was accepted, and the charges were dismissed!

Date Resolved : July 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2020-CT-007659-A-O
County : Orange

We got our client into a diversion program for her DUI and the charges were dismissed.

Date Resolved : July 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Open Container
Case Number : 2023TR0542160001XX
County : Polk

Dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Failure to Report Crash
Case Number : 2023-TR-020859-A-E
County : Orange

Civil ticket dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-020860-A-E
County : Orange

Civil tickets were dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Civil Traffic Citation
Case Number : 05-2023-TR-028433-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client driving boyfriend’s car that had expired registration over six months and ticketed for it. Attorney went to hearing and officer did not appear. Case dismissed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-019314-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

WH, fine, court cost to be paid within 90 days

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-209992-A-O
County : Orange

AG, $364 fine, advanced driver improvement course

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-TR-209993-A-O
County : Orange

Case dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023-TR-232317-A-O
County : Orange

LEO failed to appear. Motion to dismiss the ticket granted.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Ran a Red Light
Case Number : 2023-TR-232281-A-O
County : Orange

LEO failed to appear. Motion to dismiss the ticket granted.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-019466-A-E
County : Orange

WH, fine

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-031810-A-W
County : Orange

“Client received a speeding ticket for traveling 9 mph over the limit. His biggest concern was receiving points on his DL record. He did not want his insurance to be effected.

I was able to resolve the case with no points on his driving record. Client was extremely satisfied.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Traffic Control Device
Case Number : 2023-TR-180080-A-O
County : Orange

Ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Learner's Permit Violation
Case Number : 2023-TR-180081-A-O
County : Orange

Ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Infraction
Case Number : 2023TR0541480001XX
County : Polk

Infraction resolved with w/h, $164 due within 90 days.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failing to Maintain a Single Lane
Case Number : 2023-TR-138510-A-O
County : Orange

Client received a traffic ticket for failing to maintain a single lane. The court dismissed the ticket in exchange for plea to the DUI

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Careless driving with injury
Case Number : 2023-TR-006338
County : Osceola

Client hired us to remove license suspension that was put in place after another attorney pled him to a civil citation carrying a collateral suspension. We filed the motion and set it for a hearing because the judge wanted to hear from client. On the day of the hearing, the client did not show. The judge said while she understood our motion, since client wasn’t there to testify she couldn’t grant it. Motion was denied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-162768-A-O
County : Orange

“Client was speeding 9 mph over the speed limit. Her father’s main concern was no points on her driving record because he has all five of his children on his insurance and it is already super high.

I was able to get a withhold, so no points on her driving record. Thus, her insurance won’t be effected.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Failure to obey traffic control device - Posted Speed
Case Number : 2023-TR-037235
County : Seminole

Client received a speeding ticket that required a mandatory court appearance for going 45 mph over. I was able to get him a withhold which means no points on his driving record, so his insurance will not be effected.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-007448
County : Sumter

Client fell asleep while driving a golf cart and crashed into a tree. He was given a careless driving ticket.

The Trooper did not observe the accident but a bystander called to report the accident. The Trooper did not show up to the hearing, so the ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-171867-A-O
County : Orange

Client received a speeding ticket for traveling 35 mph over the speed limit which requires a mandatory court appearance.

Client’s main concern was no points on his driving record because he is in the process of joining the military,

I was able to get the speed reduced to only 9 mph over the limit with no points on his driving record which reduced the ticket by $200 dollars.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-012998-A-W
County : Orange

Client had a speeding ticket driving 9 mph over the speed limit. His main concern was his insurance not skyrocketing. He did not pay the speeding ticket in time, which resulted in his license being suspended.

I was able to file the appropriate motion to get his license reinstated with no points on his driving record and his insurance won’t be effected.

The client was very satisfied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023-TR-012999-A-W
County : Orange

Client had a traffic ticket for expired vehicle registration. He missed the deadline to pay for the ticket, which caused a suspension on his driving license.

I was able to file the appropriate motions to get his driver’s license reinstated. Then, he was able to fix his vehicle registration.

The case was dismissed. The client was very satisfied.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-162221-A-O
County : Orange

Citation dismissed.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023-TR-024579-A-W
County : Orange

Citation dismissed.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Unlawful Speed 50+
Case Number : 2023-TR-132673-A-O
County : Orange

Client was ticketed for driving 123mph in a 35mph zone (88 mph over the speed limit). This is normally a $1104 fine for first offenders. This could have easily been a wreckless driving scenario. After confirming with law enforcement that they had all their certifications of calibration and training, we reached an agreement to lower the fine and have the client take a class. Unfortunately, the hearing officer was not going to accept the agreement and inquired where the incident took place. The LEO informed that it was a road in between communities and ended near two schools. This alarmed the hearing officer even more. I suggested she look into our clients driving record and possibly order a school if he hadn’t already done so. Eventually, I got the fine reduced from $1104 to $500 and the client must take a 12 hour online Advance Driver Course.
This will not only save our client a lot of money but also may help him drive safer in the future.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS without knowledge
Case Number : 05-2021-TR-025747-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client hired us to help remove the 5 year suspension on her driving record caused by an HTO revocation. We filed a motion and set it for a hearing and ask the court to remove the points on a 2021 ticket. The judge said she rarely sees attorneys file these and granted it with the hopes it will help client get her license back. Now we are one step closer to getting client back on the road and as a single mother of 3 this is very important to her.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Civil DWLS
Case Number : 35-2022-TR-016004-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client hired us after his boss suspended him from work due to a ticket he paid in 2021. The ticket carried 3 points and those points cause the employer’s insurance to drop client. Client suffered a $15k loss due to this issue. We filed a motion to reopen the ticket and the hearing officer vacated the original sentence and dismissed the ticket, removing the points from his license. Client was able to get his job back.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-194781-A-O
County : Orange

No wheel witness. The case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023-TR-213282-A-O
County : Orange

I was able to get the speed amended to 29 mph over instead of the 33 mph. No points on his driving record and 90 days to pay the infraction.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No registration
Case Number : 2023 TR 040845
County : Osceola

Client was able to get a valid registration. I filed a motion to dismiss the TR. The court granted the motion to dismiss.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023TR028290
County : Seminole

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL. He was driving his ex-girlfriend’s car, not his own. So I requested the deputy to dismiss the ticket.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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No Proof of Insurance
Case Number : 2023TR028291
County : Seminole

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL. He was driving his ex-girlfriend’s car, not his own. So I requested the deputy to dismiss the ticket.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-019898-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

AG, $281 fine, 90 days to pay.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving while license suspended
Case Number : 5-2023-TR-019899-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

AG, $160 fine, 90 days to pay.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Resisting Officer Without Violence
Case Number : 2023-TR-159424-A-O
County : Orange

Client accepted diversion.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Unlawful Speed
Case Number : 2023-TR-033368-A-W
County : Orange

Client was charged with Unlawful Speed. Client had taken option for 4 hour class to avoid points multiple times. We were able to get the Court to assess no points and no conviction on Client’s driving record. Client had to take class and pay fine.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No Approved Eye Protection while on Motorcycle
Case Number : 2023-TR-189647-A-O
County : Orange

Civil Infraction has been dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Speeding Ticket
Case Number : 2023 TR 039126
County : Osceola

Client received a speeding ticket going 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone. The family’s main concern was no points on the driving record so her insurance won’t increase.

I was able to obtain a WH, so no points and also I got the fine reduced by $100. The family was satisfied with my representation.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended Without Knowledge
Case Number : 2023-TR-196686-A-O
County : Orange

I gave client the instructions on how to pay the late fees that were suspending his DL. He paid the fees, then went to the dmv to reinstate his DL.

I got the case dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Unlawful Speed 64 in a 40
Case Number : 2023TR0251640001XX
County : Polk

Client pled to his speeding ticket after having his DWLS dropped. Received a W/H and statutory fine with 30 days to pay.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Speeding
Case Number : 2023TR041583
County : Seminole

I was able to get client a WH so no points on her DL record.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 35-2023-TR-022323-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was involved in an accident and was found at fault. We set the matter for a hearing and when the officer didn’t appear we got the ticket dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Expired Registration
Case Number : 2023TR0480370001XX
County : Polk

Client had a traffic ticket for expired vehicle registration. He missed the deadline to pay for the ticket, which caused a suspension on his driving license.

I was able to file the appropriate motions to get his driver’s license reinstated. Then, he was able to fix his vehicle registration.

The traffic ticket was dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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TR- POSS OF OPEN CONTAINER- DRIVER Statute: 316.1936(2)(a) No Degree - Infraction
Case Number : 2023-TR-001973-A-A
County : Orange

Dismissed

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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infraction
Case Number : 2023 104342 TRDL
County : Volusia

TR dismissed with plea to CT.

Date Resolved : JULY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Failure to obey traffic control device
Case Number : 05-2023-TR-003690-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Traffic ticket set for hearing. Officer didn’t show. Dismissed.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Reckless Driving Alcohol Related
Case Number : 2023-CT-000141-A-W
County : Orange

DUI reduced to a reckless driving charge.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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failure to use designated lane
Case Number : 2022-TR-081611-A-O
County : Orange

TR dismissed in exchange for PTD referral.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-013222-A-O
County : Orange

Client’s Careless Driving Civil Citation was dismissed. We are still waiting for the DWLS charge to be filed on.

Date Resolved : Feburary 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023CT003658A
County : Seminole

On November 14, 2023, client stopped for expired tag and client had suspended DL from long-ago HTO suspension. Attorney directed client to get his DL back (could have gotten it two years ago… wife was annoyed when she found out) which client did. Pled to DWLS ag + $250 fine, court costs. (does not re-HTO client)

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Dismissed
Case Number : 2023 TR 041725
County : Osceola

Case dismissed

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI Reduced to Reckless
Case Number : 2023-CT-002233-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and served the max amount of time in jail while serving a separate sentence. Despite this being a strong case for the State we explained that since client had already served the max jail time there was no incentive to not take it to trial and try to avoid the conviction. The State ultimately offered us a reckless driving and no probation, no license suspension.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Expired License More Than 6 Months
Case Number : 2023-CT-005767-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for expired DL more than 6 months. Could not get a license due to immigration issues. Convinced state to reduce to less than 6 months which is a civil rather than a criminal charge.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 2023-CT-006716-A-O
County : Orange

“Client was initially given a 10 day jail sentence for driving on a suspended license as a habitual offender.

I was able to call DMV to get the information on what client needed to do to get his license reinstated. Client took the necessary classes and paid the fines, which resulted in him getting his license back.

The prosecutor dismissed the case. He avoided 10 days in jail where he would have lost his job.”

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Refusal
Case Number : 2023-CT-003972-A-O
County : Orange

Case dropped in exchange for plea to DUI case.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Violation of nonresident DL
Case Number : 2023-CT-005923-A-O
County : Orange

The defendant stopped paying after the initial DP. Mtw granted.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Criminal Traffic
Case Number : 35-2023-CT-005931-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client had a DUI property damage and violated probation by driving on a revoked license. Son hired, but client decided she didn’t want our representation after all.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Careless Driving
Case Number : 2023-TR-039900
County : Osceola

DEFENDANT NOT PRESENT REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEY GARRETT MUSCATO COVERING TROOPER PEREZ SUERO FAILED TO APPEAR CASE DISMISSED

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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NVDL
Case Number : 2023-CT-003787-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for NVDL (no valid driver’s license). His primary concern was avoiding jail since this was not his first offense and he was told the more you pick up, the more likely jail becomes. We were able to work out a deal where client pled to the charge but only had to pay court costs. No probation, no jail, etc.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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(civil) FAILED TO REPORT INFORMATION TO INJURED PERSON
Case Number : 2023-CT-000379-A-E
County : Orange

Client charged with criminal Leaving Scene of Accident. Attorney Zahra Umansky got the prosecutor to agree to dismiss the criminal charge and only charge the Client with a civil ticket once Client showed proof of insurance payment to other driver!

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No Valid Driver's License
Case Number : 2020 CT 000609
County : Osceola

AG, $50 fine, CC.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-006108-A-O
County : Orange

Client was not eligible for diversion because he got this DWLS along with his DUI case. We were able to get the State to drop the DWLS so client could complete diversion on the DUI case.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Driving on a suspended license
Case Number : 2023CT003383A000BA
County : Polk

Withdrew due to non payment

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving Under a Rail Road Crossing Bar
Case Number : 2023-TR-017310-A-E
County : Orange

Client denied driving under the rail road crossing in which he was ticketed for.

At the infraction hearing, we conducted a full trial. The judge ruled the officer established beyond a reasonable doubt the traffic infraction. However, due to conflicting statements and our office contacting FDOT for the video footage, the judge granted the request for a withhold, so no points on his DL record, despite his extensive driving history.

It was still a win for client and he was satisfied. He said he would keep my number for future cases.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-006181-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and she blew a .216. We were able to get client through the diversion program so she could ultimately get her charges dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Withhold
Case Number : 2023CT003099A000BA
County : Polk

Case pled on 11/22/2023. Client was originally facing a racing charge that carries a 1 year suspension on his DL. We were able to amend the charge to a reckless driving and a withhold. Client still have to pay a fine and costs, but will be able to continue to drive with a valid DL.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-049863-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client’s license was suspended for toll infractions in Orange County. I helped him set up a payment plan which removed the suspension for failing to pay the infractions.

Client was then able to go to the DMV to reinstate his license and re-register his vehicle.

Both tickets for driving on a suspended license and expired tag was dismissed.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge
Case Number : 2007-CT-005813-A-W
County : Orange

Client license was suspended for failing to pay court cost since 2008. I filed the appropriate motions to remove the suspensions from his license. I reached out to the DMV to get the suspension cleared, then client was eligible to get a North Carolina License where he lives now.

Client was very happy as he hasn’t had a license in 15 years. He also did not have to travel back to Florida to handle anything because I was able to get it done.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Failure to Exhibit DL upon demand
Case Number : 2023-CT-004888-A-O
County : Orange

Client was pulled over and criminally charged with Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). We were able to set aside one of his predicate offenses that made Client become a HTO. Therefore, DMV removed HTO status from Client’s DL record. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the criminal charge and only charge Client with a civil ticket!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS w/ Knowledge
Case Number : 2023CT003201A000BA
County : Polk

Got the State to drop the DWLS after helping client obtain a valid DL.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Adjudication w/h Count 1
Case Number : 35-2023-CT-005262-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On September 2, 2023, client made a left turn and a car that wasn’t there before hit him and there was a crash. Client didn’t have a DL, hadn’t gotten it re-issued from years ago. Attorney had client get DL, which was produced in court. State amended to “failure to display DL” a civil traffic ticket, $133 fine and court costs.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Violation of Non-Resident Requirement
Case Number : 2019-CT-005956-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged in two cases with driving with an invalid license. He had moved to Arizona but wanted these cases handled without him having to come back to Florida. We helped client get a valid Arizona license and then got both of his Florida charges dismissed!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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NVDL
Case Number : 2020-CT-000101-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged in two cases with driving with an invalid license. He had moved to Arizona but wanted these cases handled without him having to come back to Florida. We helped client get a valid Arizona license and then got both of his Florida charges dismissed!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-000389-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended while he had a pending DUI case. We had to get this charge completely dismissed so client could complete diversion for the DUI, and fast. We did some research and learned that client’s license wasn’t suspended when he was pulled over and the system was wrong. We used that information to get this case dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2007-CT-000441-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us to take care of a warrant and case from 2007. We could have filed a motion to quash the warrant but decided instead to try and get the State to drop the charges which would also quash the warrant automatically. The State agreed and client’s case and warrant are closed. This was preventing her from being promoted at work and getting her license fixed so now she can move on with her life.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-006352-A000WH
County : Polk

Charges amended to Reckless Driving

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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No Motor Vehicle Registration
Case Number : 2023-CT-002517-A-O
County : Orange

Client was stopped for having no tag attached to his car. Client was criminally charged with having No Motor Vehicle Registration. Attorney Zahra Umansky provided proof to prosecutor that vehicle was registered after the fact. Prosecutor dismissed criminal case based on this.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-001720-A-O
County : Orange

Client on probation for aggravated assault. Client had this case, a new DWLS charge (client can’t drive, but friend wouldn’t drive him home and gave client his car). Client confused and turned into oncoming traffic and pulled over by concrete median, where police found him and arrested for driving on suspended license and the violation of probation. Judge refused bond on the violation of probation (thus client cannot get his DL to get this case dismissed) so this case pled to ag + credit for time served, to clear matters for the VOP resolution.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Improper Tag
Case Number : 2023-CT-001095-A-O
County : Orange

On February 15, 2023, client driving Lexus with an invalid paper tag not assigned to the Lexus. Car stopped and client arrested for driving on a suspended license. Attorney had client clear the suspensions and get a valid license, whereupon State asked the judge to dismiss the case, which she did.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2023-CT-000389-A-E
County : Orange

Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended while he had a pending DUI case. We had to get this charge completely dismissed so client could complete diversion for the DUI, and fast. We did some research and learned that client’s license wasn’t suspended when he was pulled over and the system was wrong. We used that information to get this case dismissed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Failure to Exhibit DL upon demand
Case Number : 2022-CT-005416-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged criminally with No Valid Driver’s License. Client unable to obtain DL because of immigration issues. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get criminal charge amended down to civil ticket. Also Attorney Umansky got companion speeding ticket dismissed as well.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-004459-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with reckless driving and criminal mischief after doing donuts in a parking lot with his friends. Next thing he knew 11 patrol cars swarmed them and arrested him for damaging the parking lot pavement. We were able to work out a dismissal of the criminal mischief charge and a withhold and court costs on the reckless driving. This result was very important to client because he is in the police academy and cannot have any convictions or be on probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving While License Suspended
Case Number : 05-2021-CT-041564-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client’s original offer was 30 days in jail followed by probation. I was able to convince the State to an amended offer of credit time served and costs, no probation or jail time. This cleared up this case so the client can now focus on getting his DL back.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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No Valid DL
Case Number : 2022-CT-004516-A-O
County : Orange

Client had several cases involving driving without a valid DL, all within a few weeks of each other. I was able to resolve them all to credit time served and costs. No probation or additional penalties. The Client is now able to concentrate on getting a valid DL and not worry about jail or probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving While License Suspended/Revoked With Knowledge
Case Number : 2022 CT 001397
County : Osceola

Client charged with second Driving with License Suspended or Revoked which becomes a first degree misdemeanor. Client faced up to one year in jail. Client unable to get valid driver’s license. However, Attorney Zahra Umansky provided prosecutor with mitigation evidence. Mitigation evidence means reducing the severity or seriousness of the offense by providing evidence to the prosecutor. Prosecutor then dismissed the case against the Client.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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NVDL
Case Number : 2022-CT-002881-A-O
County : Orange

Client stopped for “no tag light” Client aware that his license had been suspended for child support, but thought that it was cleared when they took his entire tax return ($6300). It wasn’t. It was unclear if the stop for “flickering tag light was valid– might be, but car was a RENTAL. Attorney negotiated with the State, who agreed to a NVDL plea (no valid driver’s license) and credit for time served, court costs, and cost of investigation, no other sanctions. This allowed client to avoid a 5 year DL suspension and HTO status.

It is unclear if stop valid, I can’t tell if the tag light worked or not, but it was a RENTAL

Client entered a plea to an amended charge of NVDL. ag + cts (two days) + $149.80 cost of inv. to OPD plus $50 cost of prosecution.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DWLS
Case Number : 2014-CT-004471-A-O
County : Orange

In 2014, Client stopped for driving without a seat belt and received a DWLS charge. Everything was documented in the arrest report (past recollection recorded) so the State can go forward, assuming that they have the officer. Client lived in Georgia and now can’t get his Georgia DL because of the Florida D-6 for the capias. Filed a motion to quash the capias and set for PTC, but State wouldn’t agree to the capias being quashed. Hearing set, client driven down from Georgia by his wife. Offer was w/h + cc, and client didn’t want to have to return so client entered a plea, the capias was quashed, the D-6 cleared, and now client can get his Georgia DL issued.

Date Resolved : JUNE 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 35-2021-CT-005264-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .205. We convinced the State to stipulate to below .15 in Lake County where they do not have any first time offender program or diversion. Client was grateful she could at least avoid having the interlock device as a requirement of her license which would have been mandatory otherwise.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DWLS
Case Number : 2021-CT-00476-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client was arrested for this DUI and DWLS while he had another DUI pending. His bond was revoked on the first case and we were able to work out a deal for credit time served so client pled and took the DUI probation. The supervising prosecutor was not pleased that he was pled to credit time served on the first DUI and got out of jail because they wanted him to do 6 months jail on both cases together. We set the case for mandatory docketing and told the State we would set the case for trial if they didn’t allow client to plea to no jail on the new case because they were not offering us any incentive not to take it to trial. Ultimately the supervisor was called in to handle the case and agreed to our no jail offer. Client chose to plea to the second case as well rather than risk 6-12 months more in jail if we lost trial. The State in turn agreed to drop the DWLS charge so client would not be habitualized.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-006360
County : Orange

Client was arrested following a crash for DUI with a breath score of .147. The State agreed to waive their policy of imposing an interlock device and agreed to the mandatory minimum penalties for a simple DUI.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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careless driving
Case Number : 2022-CT-000410-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with racing, although a MM facing mandatory DL suspension. Client has no criminal history and clean driving record. Negotiated resolution where offense was reduced to a civil citation and client avoided criminal conviction and imposition of points on his DL.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving While License Suspended
Case Number : 2021-CT-003395-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client has recently purchased a new car and registered the vehicle and reinstated his DL shortly after the stop. I was able to show proof to the State and they amended both criminal infractions to civil traffic infractions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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"failure to display DL" Fla. Stat. 322.15(1)
Case Number : 2021-CT-005810-A-O
County : Orange

Driving on DUI suspension– DWLS charge. Client obtained DL. State amended criminal charge to “failure to display DL” Fla. Stat. 322.15(1), which was a non-criminal traffic citation. No contest plea to citation, $147 in civil fine and court costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME : NO CONTEST PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002194-A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for his 2nd DUI in Seminole County. He blew over a .15. While out on bond he picked up a new charge for driving on a suspended license so he was put back in jail with zero bond. If client missed more than 4 days of work he would lose his business. We were able to get him out of jail within 3 days and got the State to agree to stipulate to a lesser breath score to reduce his penalties.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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civil failure to display
Case Number : 2021-CT-003253-A-O
County : Orange

When client hired us he had 3 open criminal cases for driving on a suspended license from 3 different arrests. We were able to help client get his license validated. For this case, we presented the valid license to the court and the State reduced the criminal charge to a civil citation. The client received zero points from the court and only has to pay minimal court costs.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving While License Suspended/Revoked
Case Number : 2021-CT-001880
County : Osceola

D charged with Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, No Motor Vehicle Registration, No Proof of Insurance, and Obscured Motor Vehicle Tag. Client is not able to obtain valid driver’s license. However, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to negotiate a plea to the Driving While License Suspended charge with only a fine to be paid. She was also able to get the Client’s 3 other cases dismissed!

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: PLED TO 1 CHARGE, OTHER 3 DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002504-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with DUI following traffic stop. We filed and argued a Motion to Suppress the initial stop which was granted. State was forced to drop the DUI charge.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2021
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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No Valid Driver's License
Case Number : 2016-CT-007435-A-O
County : Orange

Client charged with No Valid Driver’s License. Client unable to obtain driver’s license because of immigration issues. Attorney Zahra Umansky contacted the prosecutor and was able to get case dismissed prior to the trial date!

Date Resolved : JULY 2021
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Quash a Warrant
Case Number : 2007-CT-000441-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us to take care of a warrant and case from 2007. We could have filed a motion to quash the warrant, but decided instead to try and get the State to drop the charges, which would quash the warrant automatically. The State agreed and the client’s case and warrant was closed. This was preventing her from being promoted at work and getting her license fixed, so now she can move on with her life.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Vehicle Registration
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-026113-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

All charges against our client were dismissed. We were able to provide proof that the vehicle is now properly registered.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-001502-A-E
County : Orange

Client was pulled over for speeding and then arrested for DUI by the Maitland Police Department. Client allegedly failed the Field Sobriety exercises and refused the breath test. Attorney Zahra Umansky got Client into a diversion program which resulted in a full dismissal of her DUI criminal charge!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-002681-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI with property damage and a BAC of over .15. Client really wanted to avoid the interlock device but with a high BAC it was mandatory. We were able to convince the State to stipulate to below .15 BAC so client could avoid the mandatory interlock device. The judge also agreed to let her buy out half the community service.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 102318 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for his second DUI so no hardship license. We requested a DMV hearing and were able to reverse the DMV suspension so client got his license back. Then we were able to negotiate a reckless driving withhold on this 2nd DUI case!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Fleeing & Eluding, DUI
Case Number : 2022 CF 001709
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for Fleeing & Eluding and DUI. If found guilty of the Fleeing, client would be a convicted felon and lose their license. We got client into a felony diversion program for both charges and ultimately both were dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-032986-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

This was client’s 3rd DUI arrest. We filed a motion to suppress and before the hearing the State made a better offer than before. Client chose to accept the State’s new offer rather than risk losing the motion since the videos tended to prove the State’s case, not ours.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving Under The Influence
Case Number : 2022CF000496A
County : Seminole

Client was accused of possession of controlled substance and driving under the influence. Client a veteran with no criminal history was facing felony sanctions along with loss of driving privileges. Successful negotiations resulted in client being referred to a diversion program which was successfully completed resulting in dismissal of all charges.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-028137-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for his 3rd DUI and we were able to negotiate a reckless driving charge with NO PROBATION. Client has to complete a 4 hour basic driver improvement course and no other penalties. He was very happy and told the judge his lawyer was “amazing.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 103065 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI and really needed to avoid a criminal conviction. We were able to negotiate a resolution where client’s DUI was reduced to a reckless driving and she received a withhold of adjudication (no criminal conviction on her record).

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 101063 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for his 3rd DUI within 10 years but state only charged him with a 2nd because they didn’t have disposition from the 3rd case. We explained to client he could take 2nd time penalties and make sure the case remained a misdemeanor or we could take the case to trial but it’s likely by then the State will get the documents needed and upgrade this to a felony where he would be facing a minimum 30 days jail and felony conviction with 10 year suspension of his license. Client wanted to take the misdemeanor offer despite the penalties, because he could not afford to be a felon or do more jail time.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 103567 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after being stopped for speeding. He did not want to risk a conviction at trial and we didn’t have any suppression issues. We negotiated with the State and client was offered a reckless driving withhold of adjudication which he gladly accepted. Client avoided the conviction and DUI insurance that would have resulted from that.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-002270-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for his second DUI within the same year. He got this DUI in Orange County very shortly after on in Polk County. The State charged client with a 2nd DUI within 5 years which carries a mandatory 10 days jail and 5 year license suspension. Right before client was about to take that offer, we realized that the State could not charge him with a 2nd within 5 because he didn’t plea to the Polk case until 3 days AFTER he was arrested on this case. The judge agreed despite the State still wanting jail and after a plea to the bench gave client no jail and only a 6 month suspension.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-024325-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client accused of driving under influence on military base over .15. Negotiated with AUSA to send case to state court, where client resolved case to probation to first time dui minimums under .15.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Wet Reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-029166-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client pled to wet reckless. AG, 12 mos s/p, DUI CAS, VAP, 4 hr BDI, 50 hrs CSH with possible buyout of 1/2 @$7.50/hr. Client has already completed most of these.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023CT000873A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and he could not have a criminal conviction on his record. We were able to negotiate a deal where client received a reckless driving and a withhold and avoided a conviction. Client will now be eligible to seal his record so the arrest will not appear on a public background check.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023CT002865
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI. We recognized that the urine sample that was taken was insufficient so we set the case for trial refusing to waive our client’s right to speedy trial. Before the trial date came, the State realized we were right and dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Possession Heroin, DUI, Paraphernalia
Case Number : 2023-CF-009690-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for possession of heroin, DUI, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Client struggled with substance abuse and had been clean but relapsed. He wanted a second chance to prove he could live sober. We questioned the legality of the stop and arrest in this case and before speedy trial expired, the State dropped all charges. Client got his second chance and a fresh start just before the new year.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023 306321 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client was arresting for DUI after being observed driving the wrong way down a street at 1am. After arrested, he blew a .233/.244. We negotiated a reckless driving withhold for client so despite his very high BAC he could avoid a DUI conviction on his record.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-CT-000560-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after being found drunk in a school parking lot during pick up hours. He told police he was there to pick up his nephews (who didn’t even attend that school). He had a prior DUI that did not result in a conviction but the State was trying to impose 2nd DUI within 5 year penalties anyway. We asked the judge to clarify that 1st time penalties were appropriate under the statute and she agreed. After hearing the judge’s ruling, the State agreed to allow client to plea to first time penalties. This saved him from jail time and a 5 year suspension that would have been illegal.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-024408-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

This was not client’s first DUI but we got him a great resolution anyway. The initial plea offer in exchange for his plea to the DUI was 90 days jail or treatment along with other hefty penalties including a 12 month license suspension. We were able to appeal to the State and worked out a reckless driving (no DUI conviction) and probation, with no license suspension.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2023 104045 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI and had a CDL license. He needed to avoid a DUI conviction in order to keep his CDL, otherwise lose it for a minimum 1 year. We were able to negotiate a reckless driving withhold for client so he could maintain his livelihood.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2023 103000 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI. He was offered the first time offender program but did not wish to accept it. He wanted to fight the stop. We filed a motion to suppress and set it for a hearing and in response, the State made an even better offer the day of the hearing. Client ultimately decided to take the new offer of a reckless driving, withhold, with early termination of probation as soon as he showed proof he completed 2 classes and paid off court fees. He completed such before even checking in with probation so he was only on probation for 1 day. This was huge for client who ultimately wanted to avoid probation and guarantee he could seal the case from his record.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2022 307779 MMDB
County : Volusia

This was client’s 3rd DUI within 10 years which should have been a felony. The State initially wanted to upgrade it to felony and sought jail. We were able to get client into DUI Court for a reduced charge of reckless driving. DUI Court is rigorous but client did not have to do any jail time and was ultimately grateful for the program and how it impacted his life and helped him resolve some internal struggles he was facing. In client’s own words, DUI Court “saved his life, career, and any hope of a sober future.”

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2023 311033 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client resolved the case with a 1st time dui mins plea.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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MTW granted
Case Number : 2021-CT-003551-A-O
County : Orange

Client was texting while driving home from drinking a friend’s house and thus swerved on road. Law enforcement stopped and charged with DUI and said client failed FSEs, but attorney had proof client had injuries from a prior car accident, and that client had been texting. Client is clearly sober on the video. Attorney got client diversion, which client didn’t complete, sending case back to trial diversion. Case was a trial, but client didn’t pay trial fee and stopped returning calls, so MTW. Client apologized later.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to civil careless driving
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-048416-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI but he blew zeroes. He told police he “took adderall” beforehand but the State did not get any urine toxicology report before speedy expired. We refused to waive speedy trial and ultimately the State agreed to drop the criminal case in exchange for client accepting a civil ticket for careless driving and a $160 fine.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-038850-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI. She blew under the legal limit but when asked to provide a urine sample, she refused to do so. Client was too afraid to go to trial, her anxiety was through the roof so that was not an option. We worked out a reckless driving withhold for her so that she would be able to avoid a DUI conviction but without the stress of going to trial.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2023CT001783A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and had a CDL so he could not go the hardship license route because that would cancel his CDL. We requested a DMV hearing for client and WON, so he got his CDL back. However, he was still at risk of losing it if convicted of DUI. So then we worked out a reckless driving withhold on the criminal charge so he would not lose his CDL that way either. A double win for client and his CDL!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI Reduced to Reckless
Case Number : 2023CT001441A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI after nearly causing an accident in the middle of the day. We worked out a reckless driving withhold for client so he could avoid a DUI conviction.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI & DWLS
Case Number : 2023 CT 002839
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI and Driving While License Suspended after being found parked in the middle of the road asleep at a light. We emailed the State and pointed out the fact that client was found asleep in the BACKSEAT of the vehicle. The State’s response was that it didn’t matter since client admitted he was driving and then went into the backseat to fall asleep, and the car was running. After trying to explain the law to the State, we realized we just needed to litigate the matter. We filed two motions to suppress and at the hearing presented the judge with a detailed argument about how our client’s confession was inadmissible and even if it weren’t, the State was prohibited from securing a conviction at trial. The judge agreed with us and granted both motions. The State was forced to drop all charges.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 05-2023-CT-015326-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI while awaiting a heart transplant. He was ordered pretrial release conditions which prevented him from travelling and also required random testing which proved difficult given medical condition. We were able to get him off PTR and then resolve an erroneous warrant that should have never been issued. Client was not eligible for first time offender program but we negotiated a reckless driving anyway. Once client completes classes he can get off probation. He had already completed 2/3 by the time court came around.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 23002256CTMA
County : St. Johns

Client was arrested for DUI and did not qualify for the first time offender program. We collected over 10 character letters and sent them to the State so they reconsidered their offer and allowed client to do the first time offender program so he received a reckless withhold of adjudication.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT007598A000BA
County : Polk

Dismissed prior to trial.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT004154A000LD
County : Polk

Client sentenced to first time minimums.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2023-CT-001375-A-O
County : Orange

Nolle Prosequi

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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DUI w/ Minor + over .15 BAC
Case Number : 2022CT003808A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for a DUI where her blood alcohol level was nearly 4 times the legal limit and she had small children in the vehicle. There was virtually no defense to this case but we were able to negotiate her case down to the minimum sentence permissible by law for a first time DUI if client agreed to take a 52 hour parenting course.

Date Resolved : MAY 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022CT002568A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and was not eligible for the first time offender program for several reasons, although he really wanted a reckless driving. We fought for over 6 months to get client a reckless and the State wouldn’t budge. Finally, when client was starting to lose hope and said he just wanted to plea guilty to the DUI, we asked client to trust us and let us continue the case once more. He listened and we finally got him the reckless driving he so desperately wanted, along with a withhold on the reckless.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-041651-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and had a prior reckless driving in another state. Client was stopped for swerving and urinated on himself during the investigation. We were able to get client a reckless driving withhold and no license suspension from the court.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2023
OUTCOME: Reduction to reckless with a withhold of adjudication
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DUI
Case Number : 2023-100001-MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after backing into another car in his neighborhood. With restitution paid up front, we were able to get the DUI reduced to reckless driving and client received a withhold of adjudication so no conviction will appear on his record. Client wanted as little probation as possible so we also got the State to agree to early termination once everything is complete rather than at the halfway point.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: Reduced, Adjudication withheld
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-001284-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client was allegedly observed by cop swerving and speeding. Police Officer alleged that Client failed roadside field sobriety exercises. Client took breath test and blew over legal limit. Attorney Rachel Mattie got Client into a diversion program that resulted in full dismissal of DUI case! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that he can put this incident behind him!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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DUI
Case Number : 492022CT004456XXXAXX
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for DUI with a BAC over .310. She was very anxious and terrified to appear in court. We worked out a plea agreement in her case and then helped her through this veery stressful process of standing in front of the judge while shaking to accept the probation offer. For this client, just having someone compassionate to stand next to her with a hand on her shoulder helped her tremendously. From day one she said she just wanted a lawyer “who acted like they cared” and hugged her attorney after court with tears in her eyes and a thank you.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-056761-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .137. He needed this case resolved quickly and could not have a DUI on his record. He’s in college and wanted this eligible for a sealing by the time he is looking for jobs so it doesn’t show up on a public background check. We negotiated a reckless driving withhold for the client so he could avoid a criminal conviction and be eligible for a sealing after the case is closed.

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: REDUCED to Reckless driving, Withhold of Adjudication
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2020-CT-007161-A-O
County : Orange

Client arrested for DUI, and her breath test was allegedly over .31 – three times the legal limit! Attorney Leroy Costner got the prosecutor to agree to refer the case to diversion. Client’s charges were completely dismissed. Attorney Zahra Umansky then successfully expunged Client’s record!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Enhanced DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000418-A-A
County : Orange

Client plead to DUI. Client was facing jail time due to the nature of his charges. I set the case for trial and just prior to jury selection the State and I were able to resolve his case to minimums without any jail.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Possession of Methamphetamine
Case Number : 2022-CF-002390-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was charged with DUI and Possession of Methamphetamine. The State offered client diversion on the possession charge but we knew it wasn’t meth. We demanded to see the lab report and when it came back as “no illegal drugs” we got the felony dropped.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022CT003207A000WH
County : Polk

Client was arrested for DUI in Polk County. He blew under the legal limit and his urine came back clean but since he was going 100mph and swerving in and out of traffic the State refused to drop the case. We planned on taking it to trial, and then the State offered us a wet reckless. We refused to accept any offer that involved client pleading to an alcohol related charge so we finally got the State to reduce it down to a DRY reckless driving for the speed and swerving. Client also received a withhold – no criminal conviction.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2022 102444 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after hitting and badly damaging a guardrail in Deltona. The State agreed to offer her their first time offender program but only if she agreed to the officer’s estimated $14,000 in damages to the guardrail. We knew that was an outrageous estimate so we contact the City of Deltona and spoke with the city manager. He did some research for us and the real restitution owed was only $2,400. That’s a huge difference! The prosecutor was satisfied with that amount after seeing the correspondence from the City and client got her reckless driving withhold.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-037044-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI with a minor in the vehicle so she was not eligible for first time offender program. We negotiated a reckless driving for her anyway with no license suspension. Keeping the cost as low as possible was the most important thing for client so avoiding the DUI insurance and license suspension were huge.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI 2nd w/i 5 years
Case Number : 2022-CT-002009-A-O
County : Orange

Client pled to 2d DUI within 5 yrs. Served 9 more days in jail.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-041827-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client is a Lake County firefighter and got a DUI in Brevard County. It was urgent that he get something in writing indicating he would not be convicted of DUI within 30 days of his arrest. We made it happen. We negotiated a deal with the State for a reckless driving withhold and sent him a signed offer by his employer’s deadline so he did not lose his job, saving his career.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-CT-035986-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and needed an immediate closure of her case. She was up for a background check shortly after her arrest and needed no conviction and no pending case to appear on her record. We secured her a reckless driving withhold shortly after her arrest and pled her to the amended charge prior to her work performing their annual background check.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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Alcohol related reckless driving
Case Number : 05-2022-MM-025834-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

On April 30, 2022 client was speeding and stopped. Client kept saying she had to pee and officers asserted that she was DUI and that she was resisting by squirming around. Client did not blow. Client had bladder issues due to prior surgery. Client may have been sober by the time they stopped her, but refusal imlies guilt. State offered an alcohol-related reckless driving, which client accepted.

Amended to “alcohol related reckless driving” ag + $250 fine + 11 monts, 25 days probation (early terminates at 9 months if everything completed) cost of prosecution $50, cost of inv. $313 to BCSO, 50 hours community service (may buy out 1/2 at $7.25 per hour), DUICAS level I or present proof completed, VAP or present proof completed, 4 hour driver improvement school, 2 AA meetings, random drug testing, no alcohol or illegal drugs on probation.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022CT001207A
County : Seminole

This was client’s 2nd DUI arrest in the last five years so not only was he charged with DUI he was also charge with criminal Refusal to Submit to Testing. We were able to work out a deal where he only received first time minimum penalties and a full buy out of all his community service in addition to early termination of probation.

Date Resolved : AUGUST 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-003061
County : Osceola

Client allegedly grabbed on three Hooter’s waitresses, was kicked out of the bar, and then went to sit in his running vehicle and was found there when cops arrived. Client was charged with three counts of Battery and one count of DUI. We demanded the videos and after a lengthy battle finally obtained them. The videos revealed the officer detained client by parking his vehicle in front of client’s vehicle prior to them having and probable cause. We filed a Motion to Suppress and scheduled it for a hearing. The morning of the hearing we were able to work out a deal where the DUI got dismissed as well as two of the Battery charges. Client only pled to one count of Battery, and received a withhold, for 12 months of mail-in probation with early termination upon him writing letters of apology to all the female employees.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: 3 CHARGES DISMISSED, 1 PLEA
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-046992
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for 2nd DUI within 5 years which carries a mandatory minimum 10 days jail and 5 year DL suspension. To add complication client lives out of state and did not want to ever come down to FL to resolve his case. That was difficult to deliver but we did it. First we had client enroll into a treatment program for 10 days. Then we convinced the state and judge to accept that in lieu of the mandatory jail. Then we convinced judge to let client enter his plea virtually so he didn’t have to come down to FL and do mail-in probation. Next we drove to Viera to check in on his behalf.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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reckless driving
Case Number : 2022 100436 MMDL
County : Volusia

Client was arrested for DUI after she was found asleep behind the wheel at a light with open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. She also had a passenger in the vehicle who also passed out. Given dangerous situation, she was not eligible for diversion. We convinced the State to offer her a reckless driving with no criminal conviction instead of a DUI despite not being eligible for their diversion program initially.

Date Resolved : JULY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to reckless driving
Case Number : 2021-312870-MMDB
County : Volusia

Client hired us after a pretty bad DUI arrest. The officer saw her run a red light at a low speed and noticed she was asleep behind the wheel. After yelling for her to wake up and stop the car, she was arrested for DUI. An open bottle of gin was also found inside the vehicle. We were able to negotiate a resolution where client’s DUI was reduced to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving and she received a withhold on that lesser charge. For client this was especially important because she did not want to have to pay for the very expensive DUI insurance that she now gets to avoid.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI reduced to reckless
Case Number : 2022-CT-000212-A-W
County : Orange

Client hired us for his second DUI charge where he blew a .137. His last DUI went to PTD so he could not do PTD again and the State wanted a DUI conviction this time around. We filed a Motion to Suppress the Stop in this case and on the day of the hearing the State offered to reduce the charge to a reckless driving and offer client a withhold meaning no conviction. Client’s only sanction is he has to complete the DUI Class which he has already enrolled in.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000681-A-O
County : Orange

We filed a MTW that was granted because client stopped paying.

Date Resolved : MAY 2022
OUTCOME: MOVING TO WORK GRANTED
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DUI with property damage >0.15
Case Number : 2021-CT-005334
County : Polk

DUI first time mins with enhancements

Date Resolved : APRIL 2022
OUTCOME: MINS WITH ENHANCEMENTS
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-MM-041488
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for her 3rd DUI in 10 years and Driving on a Suspended License. Her DUI was supposed to be upgraded to felony court where she would have been looking at a felony conviction and a 10 year license suspension on top of a minimum 30 days jail. Right before the State was about to send it to felony court we reached out and explained that client had been sober since the day of her arrest and was interested in doing in patient treatment. The State was moved, and agreed to allow her to plea to the misdemeanor DUI charge with no jail and only 12 months of probation. Client left a review that without our help her life “would have been in shambles.”

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: PLEA
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reckless driving (alc. related)
Case Number : 2021-CT-003287-A
County : Seminole

Client was arrested for DUI and had some serious criminal history. We challenged the stop and day of our hearing on our Motion to Suppress the Stop, the State reduced the DUI to Reckless Driving, no conviction, and client only had to serve 9 months of probation with no license suspension.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2021-CT-003445-A
County : Seminole

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client had previously completed a pretrial diversion (PTD) program on another charge. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to still negotiate with the prosecutor a diversion offer to a Reckless Driving for the Client. Client was not convicted, and Court did not suspend Client’s driver’s license either!

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000225
County : Osceola

Case was dropped because they filed these charges in another case number

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002961-A-O
County : Orange

Client got a DUI in Indiana just a few months before he picked up this DUI. The State had no problem obtaining the judgment and sentence from the Indiana DUI in order to prove the prior so client was facing a mandatory minimum 10 days in jail. We worked out a deal where client could do a split sentence – 5 days of treatment and 5 days of jail. In return for his willingness to work out a deal, the State reduced his breath score from .185 to below .15 which reduced client’s fine significantly and removed the 2 year interlock requirement.

Date Resolved : MARCH 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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alcohol-related reckless driving
Case Number : 2021-312392-MMDB
County : Volusia

Client stopped for running a red light in front of an officer, was so-so on field sobriety exercises and had 0.91 BAL. Apparently passenger was actually driving, but they switched seats after the stop. Unfortunately client would still be DUI in a running car, even if officers believed him. Critical that client avoid DUI and court-ordered DL suspension as client had CDL.

State agreed to alcohol-related reckless driving, ag + ASEC (dui counter-attack school) VAP, 50 hours community service (buy out at $10/hour), $50 cost of pros, $50 cost of inv, court costs, $500 fine (added by judge), 6 months probation, may early term at 3 months, no alcohol or drugs on probation. May report by mail after the first visit. NO DL SUSPENSION ORDERED!

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2022
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-005864-A-O
County : Orange

Client hired us to fight his DUI charge. He felt he was wrongfully stopped and arrested. Adding insult to injury, this wrongful DUI arrest also violated his current felony probation. We filed a motion to suppress the stop, alleging the stop was unlawful. The day before the hearing on our motion to suppress, the State reviewed then case file and decided to drop all charges.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2022
OUTCOME: DROPPED
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Second DUI outside of 5 years
Case Number : 2021 CT 000540
County : Flagler

Resolved to second DUI outside of 5 years, $1500 fine, 12 months probation, 50 hours community service, DUI school, 6 months DL suspension with no objection to a hardship DL, 1 year ignition interlock device, 10 day vehicle impound, VAP

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-002194-A
County : Seminole

Client hired us for his 2nd DUI in Seminole County. He blew over a .15. While out on bond he picked up a new charge for driving on a suspended license so he was put back in jail with zero bond. If client missed more than 4 days of work he would lose his business. We were able to get him out of jail within 3 days and got the State to agree to stipulate to a lesser breath score to reduce his penalties.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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reckless driving (alc. related)
Case Number : 2021-MM-002014-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client hired us for his 2nd DUI. We were able to negotiate a Reckless Driving on his behalf despite the State initially refusing to reduce the charge because his first DUI was also reduced to Reckless Driving. When the State initially said no we pointed out how well client appeared on video. Once the State reviewed the video and saw what we saw, they agreed to reduce the charge.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-002721-A-O
County : Orange

Client was charged with first time Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Although, Client had no prior criminal history, prosecutor would not refer case to the DUI pretrial diversion (PTD) program because of the alleged egregious facts (Client allegedly passed out in car in major roadway). Attorney Zahra Umansky filed motions to suppress evidence: however, the Court denied the motions after an evidentiary hearing. Attorney Zahra Umansky was still able to get her client first time minimum penalties including only 6 months probation and buy out of half the required community service hours.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2021
OUTCOME: REDUCED
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DUI
Case Number : 2020CT002475A
County : Seminole

3rd DUI arrest charged as 1st DUI. State wanted interlock device but client could not have interlock. Negotiated instead for extra 25 hours CS and extra 6 months of DL suspension for no interlock.

Date Resolved : FEBRUARY 2021
OUTCOME : REDUCED
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Out of State DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000106-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for a DUI, but lived in another state for college. She really needed a dismissal to keep her record clean. The diversion office informed her she couldn’t complete diversion due to limitations in her area, but we researched some other options and spoke with the diversion office. Ultimately, she completed diversion and her DUI charge was dismissed.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-001644-A-W
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI following a crash. When the cops arrived, she was asleep behind the wheel and could not stay awake. They did not smell alcohol, but thought our client may be on drugs. They took the client’s blood and it showed the presence of temazepam, which is a sleeping medication. We hired an expert witness and filed a motion to exclude the blood results. The judge granted our motion, leaving the state with no real evidence other than the client being incredibly sleepy behind the wheel. We set the case for trial and the State dismissed the charges.

Date Resolved : June 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Client with Criminal History
Case Number : 2020-CT-005549-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI. Despite some criminal history, we were able to get him into a diversion program. His charges were then dismissed.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Diversion Program
Case Number : 2020-CT-001504
County : Osceola

Our client was arrested for a DUI. We got her set up with a diversion program, which ultimately resulted in her charges being dismissed.

Date Resolved : August 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Acceptance Into Diversion Program
Case Number : 2021-CT-002379-A-O
County : Orange

Our client was arrested for a DUI after allegedly going the wrong way down the street. Typically, driving the wrong way would not allow entry into a diversion program, but our client was convinced the cop was lying about this fact. We reasoned with the State and asked them to look at the nature of the roadway where our client was stopped and how unlikely it was she was going the wrong way. The State agreed to refer her to a diversion program, where she was accepted, and the charges were dismissed!

Date Resolved : July 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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DUI
Case Number : 2020-CT-007659-A-O
County : Orange

We got our client into a diversion program for her DUI and the charges were dismissed.

Date Resolved : July 2022
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Possession of Cannabis With Intent To Sell; Possession of Cannabis Greater Than 20 Grams; and Possession of THC
Case Number : 2023-CF-003087-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of possessing cannabis with intent to sell, possession of cannabis greater than 20 grams, and possession of THC. Facing not only multiple felony convictions and drivers license suspensions but potential jail. After investigating case, all charges were dismissed. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that this would not impact his future.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023 MM 001599
County : Osceola

Client was arrested for Employee theft from Walmart. Attorney Zahra Umansky got case dismissed before arraignment date! Additionally, attorney Zahra Umansky also successfully expunged Client’s record so that he can put this behind him!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Case Number : 2023MM001188A
County : Seminole

Client had separated from long-term boyfriend of nine years a month previously… but they’re still living in the same house that they own together. They were arguing about what would be done with the house, and boyfriend was holding phone saying “I’ll call 911!” She said “I’ll call for you and reached for the phone and he shoved her. She shoved him back. That’s the alleged battery. Although Vt. action lawful (she reached for his phone) her action was lawful too (he shoved her first). Clear self-defense. State dismissed case. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record so that she could put this behind her.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000804-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI, and we got Client’s case dismissed. Then attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s DUI arrest as well!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-000995-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI and blew a .15. He is in the U.S. on a work visa so it was absolutely imperative he get his charges dismissed. We were able to get him into a diversion program where he earned a full dismissal of the charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky completely expunged Client’s DUI arrest record!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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RWOV
Case Number : 2023 MM 000687
County : Osceola

Client messaged us that he no longer wants to do expunction. D wants to save it in case he gets in trouble for something else.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Battery
Case Number : 2014 MM 002615
County : Osceola

Client arrested for Battery 10 years ago. Attorney Zahra Umansky got case dismissed back then. Client then rehired us to expunge his record. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that he can finally put this case behind him.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-000126-A-W
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after going the wrong way down a one way street in Winter Garden. Typically, violating a one way will keep you out of diversion. We were able to negotiate client’s way into diversion despite this disqualifying fact and she was able to get her charges completely dismissed. Then, attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that she would have a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Battery & GT
Case Number : 2022-CF-011174-A-O
County : Orange

On September 26, 2022, client had a “road rage incident.” Victim was speeding, swerves TO HIS LEFT as client is making a left-hand turn and she hits him, then claims he hit her. She jumps out of the car and starts filling him and shoves a phone in his face. He snatches the phone and throws it to one side, which law enforcement says is a “grand theft” and “battery”. State cannot prove value of used iphone to do grand theft and attorney kept quiet until speedy trial ran on the misdemeanor, so State filed No Information. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged entire criminal case for Client!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Battery
Case Number : 2017MM003978A
County : Seminole

Closed. D never returned expunge items to us. K expired.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2022-MM-004928-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Petit Theft. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a pretrial diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record so that it would not affect his career opportunities.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR DROPPED
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BATTERY (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Case Number : 2023-MM-004888-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DV Battery. We filed a declination of prosecution with the State after speaking with the victim and the State dropped the charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record so that this arrest would not follow him!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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Battery
Case Number : 2023 304397 MMDB
County : Volusia

Client was arrested and accused of domestic violence Battery. We were able to get the both battery counts dismissed. Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s entire case!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Battery
Case Number : 2022-CJ-000179-A-O
County : Orange

Juvenile Client was arrested for Battery on ex-girlfriend. We were able to get case dismissed. Also Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that it would not affect his future.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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NEGLECT OF A CHILD W/GREAT BODILY HARM
Case Number : 2023CF002078A000XX
County : Polk

On March 10, 2023, client was at a restaurant with his wife and daughter. Another father was throwing his child in the air, so client’s daughter asked for the same (age 4). When client tossed her in the air, she twisted out of his grasp and hit he floor, being badly injured. Law enforcement arrested him for “child neglect great bodily harm” claiming he was drunk (he wasn’t) and even though the entire thing was on video and every witness (and the video) showed it was an accident. Attorney waited for DCF report that cleared client, then moved to delete the “no contact with your daughter” release condition. State then dismissed all charges and client was able to return home. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest record!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor & Culpable Negligence
Case Number : 2002-CF-005256-A-O
County : Orange

Client was originally arrested and charged with Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Solicitation of a Minor via Computer. However, we were able to have charge amended by prosecutor to Contributing to a Minor & Culpable Negligence. Therefore, our Client was able to seal his record after he successfully finished his sentence. Then 10 years after we sealed his record, Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record as well!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2022-CT-002675-A-O
County : Orange

Client is a medical student who got a DUI. She desperately needed the case dismissed so she can start the expungement process before her residency begins. We were able to get client into a diversion program where she earned a dismissal of her DUI. Also Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to successfully expunge her record as well!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2021-MM-007245-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client was arrested for Battery on his wife. The case was dismissed; however, this arrest continued to adversely impact Client’s life. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s arrest and criminal case. Client can now put this incident behind him.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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DUI
Case Number : 2021-CT-001626-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for DUI after nearly hitting a police officer’s patrol car. We were able to get client into a diversion program where he earned a full dismissal of the charges. Client hired us to expunge record. However, client did not turn any of his expunge items to us. K expired after one year.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED
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Organized Fraud
Case Number : 35-2018-CF-003060-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

D ineligible for seal/expunge.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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DWLS & Reckless Driving
Case Number : 2022CT001894A000LD and 2022CT001898A000LD
County : Polk

Client was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Reckless Driving (2 separate cases). Client’s charges were dismissed; however, the arrest record for 2 cases continued to negatively affect Client. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged both of Client’s cases so that he could have a clean slate again.

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Trespass on Construction Site
Case Number : 2000-CF-00669-A-O 2000-CF-006671-C-O
County : Orange

Twenty-three years ago, Client was arrested for felony Trespass on Construction Site. Client’s resolved his case with a plea and was not convicted. Client had us seal his record 10 years ago. Then Client rehired us to expunge his record since 10 years had elapsed since his sealing, and he was now eligible to have his record expunged. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s felony record so that he had a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : NOVEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Person, Battery by Strangulation, False Imprisonment, and Battery
Case Number : 2022-CF-001499-A-O
County : Orange

Former acquaintance of client made false allegations of battery, domestic battery by strangulation, and false imprisonment. Client with no criminal history was facing potential twenty five year prison sentence and felony conviction. After investigating case and locating witness who was prepared to rebut allegations, all charges were ultimately dismissed. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s record for this case!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED, DISMISSED or DROPPED
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-001284-A-E
County : Orange

Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Client was allegedly observed by cop swerving and speeding. Police Officer alleged that Client failed roadside field sobriety exercises. Client took breath test and blew over legal limit. Attorney Rachel Mattie got Client into a diversion program that resulted in full dismissal of DUI case! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record so that he can put this incident behind him!

Date Resolved : APRIL 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Witness, and Battery
Case Number : 2022-CF-002461-A-O
County : Orange

Client’s girlfriend claims that client took her phone and choked her. She made these allegations after client had separated from her but come by the apartment when he was still on the lease.
Attorney Bradford Fisher set case for trial. Attorney Bradford Fisher locked victim into her story at the deposition, then provided proof that client was at work the entire day hours away at a fire station with multiple witnesses when he was supposed to have been at home battering her (24 hour shift). State dismissed charges. Then Attorney Zahra Umansky files a Petition to Expunge Client’s record. However, victim objects, and Court must have a hearing under Florida’s Marsy’s law. Attorney Zahra Umansky gets Court to grant Petition to Expunge!

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Fraud & GT
Case Number : 2017CF000414A
County : Seminole

D not eligible to expunge bc of prior dui conviction

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Battery
Case Number : 35-2022-MM-007146-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On December 15, 2022, wife claimed client (her husband) hit her but couldn’t remember events well. What actually happened is she was drunk, picked a fight following him around the house to the point of breaking down a door to get at him. He pushes past her and she falls and hits her lip on the tile, then claims he hit her. Attorney Bradford Fisher got all charges dismissed! Then Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record!

Date Resolved : JUNE 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2022MM003007A000BA
County : Polk

Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Battery. Attorney Jose Garcia was able to get the case completely dismissed against the Client. However, this case involved the Client’s wife as the alleged victim, and the Client did not want this record public. Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to successfully expunge the charge from the Client’s record so that he could put this incident behind him.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Drug Posession
Case Number : 2022-CF-001044-A-O
County : Orange

Client was arrested for possession of cocaine when an officer observed her sharing it with another UCF student. Attorney Rachel Mattie negotiated a dismissal of the charges if the client completed 4 hours of community service, an online drug awareness class, and paid a $100 cost of prosecution. Attorney Zahra Umansky also expunged the Client’s criminal record so it does not appear on any future background checks for future employers.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Case Number : 2021-CT-007376-A-O
County : Orange

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash where our Client allegedly hit another car. At the scene, the other driver accused our Client of being intoxicated. FHP conducted a crash & criminal investigation, and our Client was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to get Client into a pretrial diversion program that resulted in a full dismissal of the DUI charge! Client avoided a DUI conviction on his record! Then attorney Zahra Umansky successfully expunged Client’s criminal record as well.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED, NOLLE PROSEQUI OR DROPPED, NOLLE PROSEQUI, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Reckless driving (alcohol related)
Case Number : 2021-CT-057364-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client was arrested for DUI and could not be convicted of the same because she is a nurse and that would put her career in jeopardy. She spoke with an employer who urged her to avoid a criminal conviction. Client blew a .25 so she was not eligible for the first time offender program but we wouldn’t take no for an answer. We continued to appear in court and pester the State about making an exception for her until they finally agreed on day in court. Client was thrilled to receive not a DUI conviction but a reckless driving withhold. Additionally, Attorney Zahra Umansky was able to seal Client’s entire record (even her driver’s license) so that the general public would not see the DUI or Reckless Driving offenses!

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER, CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2009-MM-015440-A-O
County : Orange

Client pled to a Petit Theft charge about 14 years ago. Although, Client was not convicted the theft charge kept affecting her. Attorney Zahra Umansky successfully sealed Client’s record so that she could finally put case behind her.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Not Pleading Guilty
Case Number : 35-2021-MM-003308-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

When plea negotiations failed with the State, Attorney Leroy Costner set the case for trial. The Client qualified for diversion, but the State would not offer it. As the trial date approached, the State offered diversion, but they were going to require the Client to plea guilty first. This is something that we knew the Client would refuse and countered with the same offer without the admission of guilt. The State refused again. The Friday before trial, the State asked why the client would not admit guilt. Attorney Leroy Costner explained that the Client just graduated from college with a degree in criminal justice. Her employment required her to have a clean criminal history and to have never admitted guilt to a criminal case, even if it was later dismissed. At that point, the State agreed to dismiss the case. Once the case was dropped, the Client was able to secure the new job they had gone to school for. Additionally, Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s record too, so that she can begin her career with a clean slate.

Date Resolved : February 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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Domestic Violence Battery Expunction
Case Number : 2022-CF-00733-A000-XX
County : Polk

Client was arrested for Domestic Violence Battery against his wife. Attorney Bradford Fisher showed mitigation evidence to the prosecutor and got the case thrown out. Attorney Zahra Umansky then expunged the Client’s record so that he can move on from this unfortunate incident.

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Insurance Fraud
Case Number : 2021-CF-003583
County : Orange

Client arrested and charged with felony charges – Insurance Fraud & Grand Theft. Attorney Jose Garcia got Client in a diversion program, which resulted in a complete dismissal of the charges. Then, Attorney Zahra Umansky expunged Client’s felony arrest record so that he could have a clean slate again!

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED
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Domestic Violence Battery
Case Number : 2021-MM-007452-A000-BA
County : Polk

Client arrested for Domestic Violence Battery. Attorney Rachel Mattie got the case dismissed. Then, Attorney Zahra Umansky got the Client’s record expunged. Team Umansky goes to work for you!

Date Resolved : January 2023
OUTCOME : DISMISSED AND EXPUNGED
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MTW granted
Case Number : 2023CF007691A000XX
County : Polk

MTW granted

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony Dismissed
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-034667-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Client, babysitter, had reported victim to DCF for terrible treatment of his learning-disabled children. Victim fired client and drove to her residence, demanding “his” car seat (he’d secretly switched it with someone else’s) and client didn’t know that the switch had occurred and refused to return until she could confirm ownership. Victim also attempted to block her car in by standing behind it, then claimed she backed up the car into him. Client arrested for “aggravated battery” and “theft”. Attorney pointed out to State that victim admitted, on video to police, that he was never hit by the car (as client said) and that there’d been a secret switch of the car seat so there’s no theft. State finally dismissed charges when attorney moved to reset the depositions.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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False Insurance Claim, False Report to LEO
Case Number : 2023CF002163A
County : Seminole

Client’s orange motorcycle disappeared from garage and client reported it stolen to law enforcement and insurance. However, video shows that bike wasn’t there for days, even though client said he’d worked on it that very morning in the garage (apparently was another house when all is said and done). Clear false statement; client pled to false insurance claim and false report to LEO. w/h + 24 months probation, 100 hours community service (may buy out 1/2 at $10/hr), $1,213.24 cost of inv to Seminole Sheriff, cc, cost of pros, anti theft class. May transfer probation to Texas, may travel to texas until transfer goes through.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Grand Theft 3rd
Case Number : 2023CF002366A
County : Seminole

Client ran a cleaning business and accused of taking jewelry from a customer based upon secret video camera. Client had priors and did take some jewelry, but not everything customer claimed. Attorney negotiated no jail. ag + 48 months probation + impulse control class within 45 days, $1611 restitution at $50/month minimum, 100 hours community service at 8 hours/month $468 cost of investigation, $100 cost of prosecution, court costs.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Order of Dismissal
Case Number : 2023-CF-000594
County : Osceola

“On February 20, 2023, client was seen on camera entering a common area of the condominium complex and stealing tools along with another person who stole portable AC units. Attorney got client into diversion, but client was removed from it due to supposed “”history”” in Maryland. Attorney moved to clear the confusion and return client to diversion, but client was hit by a car and killed Case dismissed.

Client deceased. Case dismissed.”

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Possession With Intent to Distribute
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-050555-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Jail visit completed.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 35-2023-CF-003045-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

On November 5, 2023, client was in car with his wife and client became upset and suicidal. Client waived gun around and wife called police and said “he pointed gun at me.” Police arrest client. Client denies pointing a gun at her, and victim agreed and did declination. Attorney had client simply wait for state to come to its senses. State filed a No Information two months later.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Burglary
Case Number : 2006CF005685A
County : Seminole

Case resolved.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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False Imprisonment
Case Number : 2007CF000069A
County : Seminole

Case resolved.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Exposure of Sexual Organs
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-006280-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client accused of exposure of sexual organs and facing one year in jail and criminal history. Successfully negotiated a resolution of probation with a withhold of adjudication and possibility of early termination.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
Case Number : 2023-CF-008592-A-O
County : Orange

Client worked for an HVAC company which provides gas cards with company vehicles. Client left the company but still had the card, and then used it for purchases in Orlando in May. Idenitfied on video using the card. Previous history prevents diversion, attorney negotiated resolution of dismiss count 2 (poss stolen credit card) for plea to count 1 (fraud use credit card) w/h + 12 months probation, impulse control, $504 cost of inv, $100 cost of pros, court costs, $159 restitution.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 35-2023-MM-004424-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

State filed No Pros

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Resisting Officer with Violence
Case Number : 05-2023-CF-030032-AXXX-XX
County : Brevard

Amend it Resisting with Violence (F3), Withhold of adjudication, 36 months probation, $100 Cost of Prosecution, Advance Driver Improvement course (in-person), 1 year DL revocation, Court Costs, $268 to BCSO, 50 hours of community service.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony Battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-001992-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

All charges dismissed. The State offered a year in the county jail. The client rejected that offer and I set his case for trial. The night before trial the State dismissed all charges.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Felony
Case Number : 2023CF007456A000XX
County : Polk

Adj, 24 months probation with drug offender conditions, 30 days weekend work release, substance abuse eval/treatment.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 2023CF009693A000XX
County : Polk

Adj, 24 months probation with drug offender conditions, 30 days weekend work release, substance abuse eval/treatment.

Date Resolved : JANUARY 2024
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2023-CF-012402-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of molesting his minor daughter. From the outset client maintained his innocence, defense investigated case early and obtained recorded recantations of the complainant(s) and sent to ASA asking charges be dismissed or client be released on his own recognizance. Prior to bond hearing ASA dismissed all charges against client.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Witness Tampering
Case Number : 35-2023-CF-002412-AXXX-XX
County : Lake

Client entered a plea as charged. Client was being held without bond and was unable to work or make his loan payments on his business while in custody so instead of fighting the charges he took the best non-jail plea we could get. Client was placed on 3 years probation

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Attempted Sexual Battery
Case Number : 2023-CF-002492-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of attempted sexual battery and battery. Facing minimum of prison of two years up to possible six years, after negotiations with prosecutor was able to resolve case with probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony dismissed
Case Number : 2021 101087 CFDL
County : Volusia

On 5/30/21, client picked up someone’s credit card and then used it twice. Attorney had case sent to diversion, which client completed. Case dismissed!

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Second Degree Murder With A Firearm, Robbery With a Firearm, and Attempted Felony Murder.
Case Number : 2022 CF 001532
County : Osceola

Client indicted on first degree murder, one count of attempted felony murder, and two counts of robbery with a firearm. Client who was the youngest of two other co-defendants who persuaded client to plan to set up a buy for weed, which turned into a robbery and a homicide. Client faced potential life sentence on each count with a min/man of 10 years. After litigation and vigorous negotiations client entered a resolution of 10 years in prison followed by two years of probation.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Adjudication guilty cts 1-5
Case Number : 2023 CF 001339
County : Osceola

C pled. AG cts 1-5, No Pros cts 6-10

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Felony
Case Number : 2023 CF 001341
County : Osceola

On May 4, 2023 client was arrested on another case and had drugs on him when he got to the jail. New charges of “possession of cocaine” and “introducing contraband” entered as arrests. State did not go forward with these extra charges– no information filed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Nolle Prosequi
Case Number : 2022-CF-002945
County : Osceola

“In 2022, client was in a car accident and, according to the other driver, claimed to be a firefighter/paramedic when he’d already left the firefighter agency. State filed charge of “”impersonating a firefighter”” but statute requires that you ACT as a firefighter, and client didn’t. Attorney had case sent to diversion and client completed– case dismissed.

C completed PTD. State filed No Pros on 10/24/23.”

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: NOLLE PROSEQUI
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2021-CF-012682-A-O
County : Orange

Client accused of six counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and sexual battery. Facing a possible sentence of over 100 years, after litigation was able to resolve case with a plea to one count dismissal of other six and five year incarceratory sentence.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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False Imprisonment, Exposure of Sexual Organs, and Battery.
Case Number : 2022-CF-011179-A-O
County : Orange

MTW granted.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2021 CF 002821
County : Osceola

Client was accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, because of prior criminal history faced a maximum sentence of 15 years prison. The best state offered was 90 months of DOC. Client was on his way to store when two complainants got into an argument with him during a traffic stop. Once client got to parking lot of business the complainant were going to another business in the same parking lot. Instead of going into that business, the complainants renewed the traffic argument and confronted the client at his car, at that point despite being asked by client to leave the complainant attempted to punch client, when client defended himself by striking complainant and a fight ensued. Both parties then left the area before LEO arrived. An independent witness who worked at the business where the complainant was to attend called 911 and said she saw them at clients vehicle then run away from his vehicle. She did not provide any contact information but the officer took a photo of her DL. The government never produced that photo, after discovery depositions of the responding officers the photo was produced and the witness was located and deposed. Her account of events backed up clients account and a stand your ground hearing was held over two separate days. The court ruled client defended himself and the case was dismissed.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Case Number : 2020 CF 002342
County : Osceola

Client was accused of two counts of lewd of lascivious molestation punishable by 25 years min/man up to life on each count and two counts of lewd exhibition punishable by fifteen years prison each. After vigorous motions, negotiations, and litigation. A resolution was reached where client would resolve his case with the minimum mandatory waived and he sentenced to 15 years in doc followed by 15 years probation. Client also charged with same offense in another county, due to litigation in this case was able to resolve with same in other client.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
CASE EXPUNGED OR SEALED
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Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana
Case Number : 2022-CF-012233-A-O
County : Orange

Client was accused of having over 1000 grams of marijuana. I set the case for trial. Day of trial the State agreed to a credit time served, no probation offer. Client accepted the offer.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number : 2023CF007396A000XX
County : Polk

Client hired us on an Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon after she allegedly used scissors to cut her boyfriend. She then violated her pretrial release conditions by returning to the residence without an officer because she was confused about the rules from the court. The State agreed this was a self-defense situation and filed a dismissal of the charges which also led to us being able to file a motion for client’s release from custody. This charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and client walked away free of any charges.

Date Resolved : SEPTEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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Petit Theft
Case Number : 2023CF002182A000XX
County : Polk

Client entered a plea to the lesser charge of Petit Theft. Withhold, and costs.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Battery on Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Officer With Violence
Case Number : 2023 351 CF
County : Other

MTW granted.

Date Resolved : DECEMBER 2023
OUTCOME: OTHER
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Dismissed
Case Number : 2023 CF 001703
County : Osceola

On June 3, 2023, client taking out the trash (leaving front door open). When client returned, alleged victim had come up into client’s driveway and was staring inside the house. Client challenged victim to leave and victim wanted to fight– client had shoulder injury and refused, but victim attacked and kicked client, chasing client into carport where client grabbed a knife. Victim claimed he did nothing and client arrested for aggr. assault. Attorney filed stand-your-ground and assembled defense evidence and proof victim lying and of client injuries. State dismissed case immediately before stand-your-ground hearing.

Date Resolved : OCTOBER 2023
OUTCOME: DISMISSED OR DROPPED
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