Case Results

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

DUI charge dropped to Reckless Driving - 7/8/2016

Client was accused of driving in an erratic manner. The vehicle was damaged and looked as if it had been in a minor car crash. Client allegedly exhibited several signs of intoxication and failed roadside field sobriety exercises. A breath test result of .267 was obtained.

Orange County Criminal Misdemeanor Court

Motion for Early Termination of Probation

Terminated Probation - 6/30/2016

After serving only 9 months (to the day) of the original 18 month felony probation sentence, Judge terminated probation over the State’s objection.

Client and his family, who attended the hearing, were overjoyed that Longwell Lawyers saved our client an additional 9 months of probation.

Seminole County Circuit Criminal Felony Court

Criminal Investigation

No Charges Filed - 6/29/2016

Domestic Dispute led to police and DCF being called. After hiring Longwell Lawyers, the family avoided any adverse DCF actions, the embarrassment of being arrested, and the jeopardy of a prosecution. Client kept his children, was not arrested, and criminal charges and prosecution were averted.

Orange County

Active Warrant/Felony Violation of Probation

Warrant Dismissed and Probation Terminated - 6/21/2016

Client came to us with an active Felony violation of probation (VOP) warrant. We successfully kept the client from having to get arrested on the warrant (which would normally cause the client to be held at in custody without being able to bond out), and resolved the alleged violations of probation without any sanctions for the VOP, and with probation being terminated.

Lewd and Lascivious Battery (2 Counts)

All charges dropped - Case dismissed. - 6/20/2016

Client was accused of raping a 14 year old female. However, the evidence did not support the claim, and the client had an Alibi witness establishing that the alleged offense could not have occurred as claimed.

As the result of extensive pre-trial and trial preparation, the State dropped the charges on the day of jury selection.

Orange County Circuit Felony Court

Leaving the Scene of a Accident with Injuries (F3), Resisting Without Violence (M1), and Driving While License Suspended (M2)

All charges dropped - 6/13/2016

Client was accused of fleeing the police and crashing a motor vehicle into another motor vehicle in the process. The client then allegedly ran away. The police tracked the client and located the client a few blocks away at home in the front yard. Client claimed not to be involved, but was arrested based upon police investigation and ID.

After Longwell Lawyers investigated the client’s defenses and prepared the case for trial, it was established that the client was not involved – and was in fact misidentified by the police. Upon the State receiving the exculpatory evidence, including the testimony of the victim of the car crash who admitted that the police “arrested the wrong guy”, all of the charges against our client were dropped.

Orange County Circuit Criminal Felony Court

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

DUI Charges Dropped - 5/13/2016

Client was stopped for a headlight being out and for an expired registration. The Officer claimed that the client was giving incoherent responses to questions, and noted an odor of alcohol, red eyes and unsteady balance. A DUI officer was called in to investigate and the client performed field sobriety exercises on video. The client was then arrested and had a breath test result of .177.

Result: Client was offered Pre-Trial Diversion, which would have guaranteed a dismissal of the DUI. Instead, the client accepted a plea to a reckless driving (as it involved less cost/penalties than a diversion program) and the DUI charge was dropped.

Felony Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams (airport), Possession of Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia charge was dismissed. - 5/13/2016

Client was accused of possessing more than 20 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia while trying to clear TSA screening at the Orlando International Airport.

Result: The Client paid a $250 fine and received No Conviction.The Paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

Child Abuse

No Charges Filed - 5/10/2016

Client came to Longwell Lawyers because he was caught in the middle of a custody battle. The father of Girlfriend’s son called police and accused Client of hitting his son. After assisting law enforcement in investigating the allegations, no charges were filed and Client was never arrested.

Seminole County Criminal Court

Trafficking in More than 200 grams of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine

Client pled to lesser included offense - 5/9/2016

Trafficking in More than 200 grams of Methamphetamine dismissed (Client pled to lesser included offense Trafficking between 14 grams and 200 grams of Methamphetamine) – 5/9/16

On the morning of trial, Client accepted a plea offer of 5 years prison on a case where he was originally facing between 30 and 60 years in prison.

Orange County Criminal Court

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