Trafficking Oxycodone (15 year/$500,000 minimums)
6/22/17- Orange County - Client was set up by an acquaintance, who was
working as a Confidential Informant, to buy 120 pills of Oxycodone from
an undercover law enforcement officer. The client was originally facing
a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years prison (up to 30 years) and a
$500,000 fine. Longwell Lawyers prepared the case for trial by obtaining
discovery, taking depositions, and pursuing an entrapment defense. As
a result, the government offered our client a lesser offense with 3 years
prison and no fine or probation. The client accepted the offer in lieu
of proceeding with further litigation. Any sentence less than a dismissal
or a Not Guilty is a disappointment, especially when it involves incarceration.
However, our client obtained the best possible outcome under the circumstances,
without risking a minimum mandatory 15 years prison/$500,000 fine –
up to 30 years prison.
Result: client accepted plea to lesser offense with 3 years prison and
no fine or probation instead of risking a minimum mandatory 15 years prison/$500,000
fine – up to 30 years prison.
Juvenile - Armed Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with a Firearm
Orange County - Our client was arrested and initially held in juvenile
detention without release based upon an allegation made by a school-mate
who claimed that our client, along with another individual, broke down
the front door of a home and invaded the home while occupied by the school-mate.
Longwell Lawyers was able to get the client released and immediately prepared
the case for trial. During depositions it was established that the witness/school-mate
only quickly peeked out to see who was breaking-in, and only saw the back
of the head of the person who he identified as our client. Furthermore,
an alibi defense was asserted establishing that our client was at home
at the time of the alleged offense. Finally, evidence was uncovered that
another individual, who looked similar to our client, was associating
with the other accused "co-defendant" and was allegedly committing
other burglaries at about the same time. As such, Longwell Lawyers was
able to convince the officer and the prosecutor that the case involved
a mistaken identification and got the prosecutor to drop the case on the
day of trial.
Result: charge dropped by the state
Felony Grand Theft (Scheme to Defraud/Employee theft).
Client was accused of stealing over $1,000 in cash from merchandise sales
transactions while employed at a resort.
Result: Felony charge dropped. No conviction.
Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone
Orange County, Florida- Our client was charged in a 24 count Information
(along with 17 other co-defendants) with Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone
(and other charges). Facing more than 30 years in prison, our client courageously
allowed us to assert the very powerful constitutional rights that every
accused individual is afforded-and the process paid off.
Result: Today the case was successfully resolved and our client did not
get any jail/prison. Our client is very happy!
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Client was stopped by the police for swerving while driving. The police
suspected the client was DUI and conducted an investigation, including
field sobriety exercises, a breath test, and a urine test. The client
had two prior DUIs.
Result: Longwell Lawyers was able to get the case dropped
Possession of less than 20 gr Cannabis and Possession of Paraphernalia
Orange County client was involved in a car crash and the police responded.
The police claimed to smell cannabis and searched the car. The police
allegedly found cannabis and paraphernalia in the client’s car.
The client was arrested and hired Longwell Lawyers.
Result: All charges dropped
Battery (Domestic Violence):
Lake County client hired us after being arrested for Battery (DV).
Result: Longwell Lawyers was able to ensure that no charges were filed
against our client/case dropped.
Violation of Probation (Stalking)
Client allegedly violated probation for a positive drug test and for not
providing proof of treatment.
Result: Client was not arrested and was able to stay out of jail pending
a hearing. The only sanction the client received was community service.
Client reinstated to probation without jail.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Client was accused of driving around a police barricade. Police reported
the client had the odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and was acting intoxicated.
After field sobriety exercises, the client was arrested and allegedly
had a breath test result of 17/.17. The client’s arrest history
included two prior DUI arrests.
Results: After extensive litigation to suppress the breath test results,
and other pre-trial matters, the State agreed to reduce the charge to
Reckless Driving. The DUI was dropped.
Felony Violation of Probation (VOP - Scheme to Defraud), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Client was on probation for a felony charge of Scheming to Defraud when
arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Felony Violation of
Probation (VOP). This was the Client’s second VOP. Longwell Lawyers
was able to get the client a bond to remain out during the pendency of
the case. However, the State wanted the client to serve a minimum of 6
months in jail on the VOP and take a conviction on the DUI.
Result: Client received a favorable sentence on the VOP and the DUI was
Dismissed (reduced to Reckless Driving).