MONEY LAUNDERING AND SALE/DELIVERY OF CANNABIS (CONSIDERATION/OVER 20 GMS)
Client was accused of selling/delivering large amounts of cannabis and
laundering the cash proceeds of those transactions through allegedly fictitious
business enterprises. As a result, the client was arrested and faced up
to 35 years in prison. Longwell Lawyers was retained and quickly worked
to get all of the charges dropped. The prosecutor filed a No Information
Notice – dropping all charges.
ATTEMPTED FELONY MURDER, DEPRIVING CRIME VICTIM OF MEDICAL CARE, AND GRAND THEFT (MOTOR VEHICLE)
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – Client was accused of giving illegal drugs
to two alleged victims who overdosed and nearly died. It was further alleged
that the client deprived the two alleged victims of medical care and stole
the motor vehicle of the one alleged victim. Longwell Lawyers was retained
and prepared the case for trial. Through discovery and depositions, it
was revealed that many aspects of the alleged victim’s story did
not add up. Furthermore, there was insufficient evidence to corroborate
the claims that any drugs were provided by the accused. Due to a thorough
investigation of the facts and the skilled advocacy of Longwell Lawyers
2 counts of attempted felony murder, 2 counts of depriving crime victim
of medical care, and a Grand Theft (Motor Vehicle) (reduced to Lesser
included offense of misdemeanor trespass) charge were all dropped.
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON CHARGE DROPPED
Charges Dropped before Trial
Orange County - Subject was allegedly the sole occupant in an illegally
parked motor vehicle. Police claimed the subject is a convicted felon
and was in possession of a firearm. Longwell Lawyers was retained and
engaged in discovery/depositions and set the case for trial. Just prior
to commencing a jury trial, the prosecutor dropped the charge.
DUI AND LICENSE SUSPENSION DEFEATED
Case Dropped/Ticket Dismissed
Orange County -
The subject was allegedly involved in a single-car crash. Law Enforcement
arrived and claimed the subject was intoxicated. After field sobriety
exercises were performed, the subject was arrested for DUI and issued
a citation for Careless Driving. The subject allegedly refused a breath
test, causing the subject’s driver’s license to be immediately
suspended. Longwell Lawyers was retained and got to work. First, we challenged
the administrative license suspension at a formal review hearing and prevailed.
The client’s license was fully reinstated. Then, Longwell Lawyers
obtained discovery and filed pre-trial motions in preparation to attack
the DUI and infraction. At a hearing on a Pre-trial motion, the court
excluded a critical part of the State’s evidence and the case was
subsequently dropped by the State. The court dismissed the Careless Driving ticket.
Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
March 22, 2021 – Orange County, FL: Client was arrested and charged
for allegedly firing several rounds from a firearm while in a residential
neighborhood. Longwell Lawyers filed a “Stand Your Ground”
motion asserting that the client was acting to protect himself, his family,
and his property. The State fought the motion but failed to convince the
court with clear and convincing evidence that our client was not immune
from prosecution based on the “stand your ground” law. As
such, the case was dismissed by the court.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION OF THC CHARGES RESULT IN NO CONVICTIONS
Sumter County, Florida – Our client was arrested for unlawfully possessing
a firearm, possession of cocaine, and possession of THC. Because our client
was already out on bond for a pending criminal case, the court revoked
the bond and a warrant was issued to hold the client in custody without
release. Longwell Lawyers was able to work efficiently to get the firearm
charge dropped and secure a favorable resolution of the case without the
client having to get arrested on the warrant. The case was resolved without
the client getting any convictions or incarceration. The warrant was never
executed and was withdrawn.
WARRANT RECALLED/NO FELONY CONVICTION FOR FELONY DRUG CHARGES
Sumter County, Florida – Our client was arrested, released on bond,
and charged with felony possession of cannabis with intent to sell/deliver,
possession of paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol while under 21.
While Longwell Lawyers was diligently utilizing discovery and depositions
to try to get the case dismissed, our client was arrested on new firearms
and drug charges – causing the bond, in this case, to get revoked.
Accordingly, a warrant was issued for the client to be held without release.
Longwell Lawyers was nonetheless able to secure a favorable outcome that
resulted in the client avoiding a conviction and any incarceration. As
a result, the arrest warrant was also vacated and recalled.
No Convictions in Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Violation of No Contact Order Case
Lake County, Florida - Our client was out on bond and ordered to have no
contact with the alleged victim in relation to felony battery and witness
intimidation charges that were pending, when he got arrested and charged
with sexual battery (rape), lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence
of a minor, domestic battery by strangulation, and violation of the no
contact order. As such, the client’s bond in the pending case was
also revoked and he was being held in jail without release. Although the
State was initially bold and confident in its case, Longwell Lawyers got
to work and began to dismantle the State’s case. Through the use
of discovery, depositions, and a private investigator, Longwell Lawyers
was able to prepare the case for trial and gain strength and leverage
in its position – resulting in a favorable and successful outcome.
Ultimately, the State dropped the most serious charges of sexual battery
(rape) and lewd and lascivious. The remaining counts of domestic battery
and violation of the no contact order were resolved with no conviction
and no additional incarceration. The client did not want to wait in jail
for an eventual trial and he accepted the favorable plea bargain and dropped
charges to resolve the case – resulting in his immediate release.
Felony Battery and Witness Intimidation
Lake County, Florida – Our client was charged with felony battery
with strangulation and witness intimidation. He was released on bond and
ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. Subsequently, it was
alleged that he violated the no contact order by having contact and by
committing the new charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition,
domestic battery by strangulation. This caused his bond to get revoked
and he was held in custody without release. Longwell Lawyers engaged in
discovery, depositions, and filed a motion to dismiss, causing the state
to drop the Felony Battery charge. The client elected to resolve the witness
intimidation charge with a no contest plea that resulted in no conviction
and no additional incarceration. As a result, he was released from jail
DUI, Felony Possession of controlled substances, and Careless Driving all dismissed
Osceola County, Florida - Our client crashed into a parked car and admitted
to drinking and ingesting multiple illegal controlled substances (some
of which were found in the client’s car). Law enforcement arrested
the client for DUI and seized the controlled substances. The client was
also charged with Careless Driving. A urine test revealed the presence
of a controlled substance. Longwell Lawyers was retained and got to work.
A not guilty plea/request for discovery/request for jury trial was filed
by Longwell Lawyers for the DUI and Careless Driving. Shortly thereafter,
pre-trial motions were filed and litigated. Simultaneously, Longwell Lawyers
worked to ensure that the criminal investigation regarding the seized
controlled substances did not result in a felony charge. Ultimately, no
felony arrest/charges were pursued. The DUI was amended (dropped) and
changed to a Reckless Driving charge. The Careless Driving was also dropped.