Client allowed a co-worker and her family to move in with her while they were between homes. It took the client over a year to get them evicted. During the evection process, an argument began between the client and her co-worker's spouse. The argument turned physical and the client struck the "victim." The co-worker and her family then had the client arrested for battery and tried to take possession of the house as a condition of the client's pre-trial release....
Driving Under the Influence
Client was charged with DUI enhanced with a breath test of more than 3 times the legal limit. After negotiations with the State, I was able to resolve the case to a first time DUI, non-enhanced. This cut the fine in half, removed a mandatory ignition interlock device from having to be placed on the vehicle, and reduced the mandatory DL suspension in half. Client was placed on probation for 12 months, ordered to complete DUI School and Victim Impact...
Operating on the wrong side of the roadway
Citation merged and dismissed as part of the plea in the companion criminal case.
DUI, cannabis, paraphernalia
Client was arrested for DUI, possession of cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. Client received the minimum penalties but a withhold on the cannabis charge so she would not lose her license.
Client hit an off duty police officer's car in a grass parking lot after watching the shuttle launch with a BAC of .16. Client lives in SC and was just down here for vacation and did not want to have to come back to FL to resolve case. We were able to negotiate a lesser DUI charge with a stipulated lower breath score so client would not have to get an interlock device installed and get permission for her to...
Improper Exhibition of a Dangerous Weapon
Client was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife) and Battery. Client has to have special clearance to work at the port loading cruise ships and cargo ships. If the client resolved his case to the aggravated battery case he would not be pass the background check to keep his job. After negotiations with the State I was able to resolve his case to a misdemeanor charge of improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon. He received a withhold...
Reckless driving (alc. related)
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.
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.
Client called police after scratching her boyfriend
She was arrested, but boyfriend declined to press charges. No Information notice from state, charges dismissed.
Written Threats to Kill, VOP
Client violated his probation by leaving his out patient drug treatment center without permission. This was his second violation of probation. Under the scoresheet he scored a minimum of 44 months in prison. After negations with the State I was able to resolve his case to 24 months prison, to be served at an in patient treatment center instead of a prison.