Habitual Traffic Offender DL Suspension
Type of case/Charge(s): Habitual Traffic Offender DL Suspension
Summary: Our client received a citation for driving while license suspended and
paid it. Unfortunately, this caused his driver’s license to get
suspended for 5 years as a Habitual Traffic Offender. He then turned to
Longwell Lawyers for help. Longwell Lawyers filed a motion and got the
court to set aside the conviction, which in turn removed the license suspension.
The underlying case was successfully resolved and the suspension was lifted.
Result: DL Suspension removed.
Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia
Type of Case/Charge(s): Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia
Summary: Client was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. The officer claimed
to smell marijuana and seized marijuana, paraphernalia and a concealed
firearm from the client. Longwell Lawyers fought the case and was able
to get the prosecutor to agree to a fine (no conviction, no jail, no probation)
for the firearm charge. All other charges dismissed.
Result: Paid only a fine for the firearm charge (no other sanctions). Cannabis
and paraphernalia charges dropped.
Sale and Delivery of Cannabis
County: Osceola County
Type of case/Charge(s): Sale and Delivery of Cannabis
Summary: Client was set up by an acquaintance who was working as a confidential
informant and who arranged to buy cannabis from the client in the presence
of an undercover law enforcement officer. Client was facing a felony conviction,
up to 5 years in prison/5 years of probation, and up to a $5,000 fine.
Longwell Lawyers scrutinized the evidence and asserted an entrapment defense,
which caused the prosecutor to drop the felony and the client was not
convicted of any offense.
Result: Felony dropped. No conviction.
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Type of Case/Charge(s): Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (3 year mandatory minimum),
Possession of Ammunition by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm,
Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Removed Serial Number
Summary: Client was confronted by police who claim he was in actual possession of
a loaded firearm that had a scratched off serial number. Because our client
is a convicted felon, he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a
Convicted Felon, which carries a 3 year mandatory minimum prison sentence,
if convicted. Our client was also charged with Possession of Ammunition
by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm
with Altered or Removed Serial Number. Longwell Lawyers prepared for trial
by obtaining all discovery, scrutinizing the State’s evidence, taking
depositions, investigating our client’s defenses and filing a Motion
to Suppress. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to waive the mandatory
3 year prison sentence on count 1 and drop all other counts. Our client
chose to forego a hearing and trial and accepted an offer that allowed
him to choose either 12 months of probation
or 4 months in county jail.
Result: Prison sentence waived and all other counts dropped.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Suspension Hearing
Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Suspension Hearing
Summary: Client was arrested for a DUI and had his license suspended for allegedly
being over the legal limit. Longwell Lawyers won the Driver’s License
Suspension Hearing and got the client’s license fully reinstated.
In court, Longwell Lawyers was able to get the prosecutor to drop the
DUI charge to a Reckless Driving (not alcohol related) with the only requirement
being the payment of a $25 fine.
Result: DUI charged dropped. Driver’s license reinstated.
Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Summary: Client was accused of crashing into another vehicle and leaving the scene.
The police also alleged that the client’s Driver’s License
was suspended when the incident occurred. Because of the client’s
driving history the government was seeking a jail sentence of at least
30 days. Longwell Lawyers was able to raise serious potential defects
in the police investigation and criminal case. As a result, the government
agreed to a deal that only required our client to pay the minimum fine required.
Result: Reduced to a fine
Battery (Domestic Violence)
Type of Case/Charge(s): Battery (Domestic Violence)
Summary: Our client was accused and arrested for slapping her husband during a
verbal dispute. Longwell Lawyers worked to get the release conditions
modified to allow for contact and return to the home – and was able
to convince the prosecutor to drop the charge.
Result: No charge filed/case dropped
Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Type of case/Charge(s): Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Summary: Client was arrested and accused of being the passenger in a fleeing vehicle
when the police allegedly saw the client throw a loaded firearm from the
vehicle. The client was being held without a reasonable bond and Longwell
Lawyers was able to get the client out of jail within one day of being
retained. Longwell Lawyers then prepared the case for trial by getting
the discovery and taking depositions, which showed the state that they
will face serious proof problems at trial. As a result, the prosecutor
agreed to drop the charge to a second degree (lowest level) misdemeanor.
Result: Felony dropped to lowest level misdemeanor
Felony DUI (Serious Bodily Injury) and DHSMV Driver License Hearing
Type of Case/Charge(s): Felony DUI (Serious Bodily Injury) and DHSMV Driver License Hearing
Summary: Client was accused and arrested for being in a scar crash resulting in
serious bodily injury. The client allegedly had a blood test result of
.139. Also, the client’s license was administratively suspended
by DHSMV. Longwell Lawyers won the client’s license back at an administrative
driver’s license hearing. Moreover, Longwell Lawyers was able to
get the Felony DUI (serious bodily injury case dropped.
Result: All charges dropped; Driver License fully reinstated
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Summary: Client was stopped for driving erratically and swerving. The police claimed
that the client failed field sobriety tests and looked impaired. The client
had a breath test result of .161/.158.
Result: Case dropped