Case Results

Violation of a Driver’s License Restriction

All charges dropped - 9/21/2016

Client was stopped for speeding. Because of the client’s age, the client had a restricted license. The Officer charged the client with Speeding and Driving in Violation of a Restricted License (which is a criminal misdemeanor).

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm

All charges dropped. - 9/9/2016

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm
Aggravated Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm with a Firearm
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Two local businessmen suffered near fatal gunshot wounds when two cars arrived at their place of business and opened fire. Although the victims and passersby initially identified our client as one of the shooters, after careful investigation and pressing deposition questioning the truth came to light. Our client was the victim of hearsay and “word on the street.” Once the prosecution realized that no one actually saw the shooters, but rather just assumed they knew who the shooters were based on “what they heard,” all charges were dropped.

Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Without Violence

Charges Dismissed - 8/1/2016

Client was allegedly involved in an altercation. When security and law enforcement intervened, client allegedly resisted.

Orange County Criminal Misdemeanor Court

Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer; Resisting Without Violence

All charges dropped at trial - 7/28/2016

Client was stopped by a plain clothes Detective in an unmarked vehicle. After initially stopping, giving DL, registration and insurance information, client grew increasingly suspicious that the Detective was not an actual law enforcement officer. Client drove slowly away and went directly home. Client called law enforcement and reported the incident to the authorities. Despite clients reasonable actions, the Detective arrested the client, who was charged an prosecuted for Fleeing and Resisting.

Longwell Lawyers thoroughly investigated the case and developed the client’s defenses for trial. On the day of the jury trial, the Government dropped the charges.

Orange County Felony Criminal Circuit Court

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

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