RESULTS

STATE VS. AC – BATTERY (2 COUNTS), THEFT, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

Two females alleged that their former friend had become violent during a weekend getaway in Miami Beach. They claimed that client had beaten them, trapped them inside the hotel room for a short period, and escaped with their handbags and jewelry. The victims claimed that the altercation occurred at 7AM and that client had left the hotel on foot. I was able to contact the hotel staff and obtain information about local cab companies that provide service to the hotel. I located the cab driver who remembered my client leaving the hotel at 3:00 am that morning, approximately 4 hours before the alleged incident. The cab driver also testified that client was without any property in his possession, negating the claim he had stolen their property. I was able to convince the State that their witnesses were lying and the case was dismissed.

2015

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Battery, Theft, False Imprisonment

Judge:

Hon. Ortiz

Case Dismissed

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STATE VS. FR – ARMED ROBBERY

Client was stopped and questioned by detectives while walking near his apartment. After asking client a series of questions and believing him to be the suspect in a nearby robbery, client was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. I located the alleged victim and was able to verify that client was not responsible for the robbery. After obtaining a signed affidavit of non-prosecution, the case was dismissed.

2017

Case:
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Armed Robbery

Judge:

Hon. De La O

Case Dismissed

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STATE VS. EAP – DUI, RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE

The State alleged that officers stopped client for speeding and swerving at approximately 2:00 am, there was an open can of beer in the console and a half-empty 12 pack in the back seat of client’s car. After performing two roadside exercises, client stopped cooperating and was arrested for DUI and Resisting Arrest.

2016

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DUI, Resisting Arrest Without Violence

Judge:

Hon. Ortiz

Case Dismissed

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AV VS. EM – PETITION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INJUNCTION

The Petitioner alleged that client was responsible for a domestic violence incident in the presence of their children and was asking for a protective order from client. The alleged altercation was during a weekend barbeque where client defended his children from an intoxicated neighbor who was friends with the Petitioner. At the hearing I successfully convinced the Petitioner to voluntarily dismiss the petition and to attend counseling with client in hopes of improving their relationship as parents.

2016

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Judge:

Hon. Cannava

Petition Dismissed

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STATE VS. C.A. – FELONY DUI, FELONY DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO BREATH TESTING, RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE

Client charged with felony DUI (3rd outside of 10 years) and attached above-listed counts after an accident on the Florida Turnpike. Police officers stated that they found client sitting behind the wheel of the crashed vehicle. After performing poorly on roadside exercises and resisting the officer’s attempts to place handcuffs, client was arrested and later refused to provide a breath sample. After hours of negotiation with the State and providing a detailed mitigation packet, client was awarded treatment over prison.

2015

Case:
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Felony DUI, Driving While License Suspended, Refusal to Submit to Breath...

Judge:

Hon. Siegel (Broward County)

Probation & Treatment

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STATE VS. A.O. – LEAVING THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT

Client charged with leaving the scene of an accident while on Felony probation out of another jurisdiction. Client allegedly fled the accident after side-swiping the victim’s car while attempting a right-hand turn out of a gas station parking lot. After contacting the State and arguing the lack of evidence the case was dismissed.

2018

Case:
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Leaving the Scene of Accident

Judge:

Hon. Newman (Miami-Dade)

Case Dismissed

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STATE VS. A.D. – FELONY BATTERY

Client charged with battery on a public transit official, a Miami-Dade County bus driver, which is a third degree felony in Florida. Client was facing an enhanced sentence of 20 years in prison because of his habitual offender classification. At trial, video presented to the jury showed client striking the female bus driver 12 times on the head and upper body. The jury believed that client was acting in self-defense and found him not guilty of the felony battery charge.

2017

Case:
Charge:
Date:

Felony Battery

Judge:

Hon. Tinkler-Mendez (Miami-Dade)

Not Guilty (felony). Adjudicated guilty on the lessor-included misdemeanor charge.

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