JUVENILE BATTERY AND RESISTING ARREST
Orange County, FL – Before retaining our services, our client was
charged in Juvenile Court with Battery for allegedly being part of a group
of students who “jumped” another student. The client was then
also subsequently arrested for Resisting Without Violence, in a separate
incident. Since the client is an A/B student with no significant disciplinary
history, the client’s parents became concerned that the client was
being unfairly targeted by the school resource officer and contacted Longwell
Lawyers. Longwell Lawyers was able to quickly get the prosecutor to agree
not to file any charges for the Resisting allegation. Furthermore, after
reviewing all of the evidence and preparing for trial, Longwell Lawyers
was able to get the prosecutor to agree that the Battery charge could
not be proven at trial. As such, the State filed a Notice of Nolle Prosequi
(dropped the charge).
Battery on a Public Official and Disorderly Conduct
Lake County, Florida -Our client was the long-time City Manager for a city
in Lake County, Florida. Despite his highly effective and successful tenure
as the City Manager, one of the City Council-members became upset with
him when he made cost cutting recommendations that would negatively impact
the job of the City Council-member’s spouse. After a City Council
meeting, our client was angrily confronted outside the building by the
Council-member and her spouse. The spouse became physically aggressive.
The Council-member realized that a by-stander was recording the incident,
prompting the Council-member to falsely claim that she had been struck
by our client and that her spouse was only protecting her. Unbelievably,
the Council-member and her spouse were able to coax the Police Chief (who
did not view the video) to arrest the City Manager for a felony charge
of Battery on a Public Official and a misdemeanor charge of Disorderly
Conduct. Longwell Lawyers was retained to represent the accused City Manager
in this highly contentious, publicized matter. After gathering and presenting
the case to the prosecutor (which included several sworn statements from
eyewitnesses and video footage of the incident), it became clear that
the accused City Manager did not commit any crime – and he was exonerated.
As such, all charges were dropped by the filing of a No Information Notice.
Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction
Before hiring Longwell Lawyers, an Order entering Injunction was entered
against the client. Our client was then arrested and charged with allegedly
violating that injunction. Once Longwell Lawyers was retained, our firm
was able to effectively and efficiently get the case dropped. A No Information
Notice was filed, dropping the criminal violation of injunction charge.
Ex-girlfriend Filed a Motion to Extend the Injunction
Extension of Injunction Denied
Osceola County, Florida – Our client hired us because his ex-girlfriend
filed a motion to extend the injunction that was voluntarily entered into
by the parties a year ago. Led by Senior Family Law Associate Attorney,
Carmen Tankersley, Longwell lawyers prevented the opposing party from
entering inadmissible evidence during the hearing and helped our client
prevail. Therefore, the court denied our client’s ex-girlfriend’s
request to extend the Injunction. The client was happy that Longwell Lawyers
was able to avoid an unnecessary extension of the injunction for protection
against domestic violence that had been previously entered against him.
Dissolution of Marriage
We were contacted by our client on August 19, 2020, about representation
for a Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce). It was a two year marriage involving
a party who is active military. Within 2 days, Longwell Lawyers drafted
all of the appropriate initial pleadings and a proposed marital settlement
agreement. The opposing party agreed to the marital settlement agreement,
allowing for us to proceed to Final Judgment. A Final Judgment was entered
on August 31, 2020. Our client was happy that Longwell Lawyers was able
to effectively and efficiently obtain a Final Judgment for Dissolution
of Marriage (Divorce) within 12 days(from start to finish).
Final Judgment of Paternity
Equal Sharing Rights Granted
Orange County, Florida - Our client hired us to establish his parental
rights and responsibilities. After attending trial with Senior Family
Law Associate, Carmen Tankersley, the court granted equal time sharing
rights to our client, the Father, and ordered no child support payments.
Emergency Motion for Suspension of Mother’s Time Sharing
Temporary Full Custody Granted
Osceola County, Florida - Our client came to us in desperate need for Court
intervention because his child was being abused by the Mother. Longwell
Lawyers was able to expeditiously file a motion to suspend the Mother’s
time sharing and get an order from the judge within 24 hours. Additionally,
with the help of Longwell Lawyers, our client was able to get permission
from the Judge to allow the child to testify in chambers. The client was
very happy when the court ruled in his favor and allowed him to temporarily
keep the child for 100% of the time.
Multiple Felony Charges of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Burglary of a Conveyance and Grand Theft of an Automobile Dropped
All Charges Dropped
Our client was accused of committing a rash of auto and home burglaries
and thefts. Longwell Lawyers intensively scoured the evidence and established
affirmatively that our client did not commit the crimes, leading to the
law enforcement officers and prosecutors to immediately drop the charges
by filing a No Information Notice. One of the arresting officers even
offered an apology to the client.
Injunction for Protection Against Stalking
Orange County, Florida - Our client hired Longwell Lawyers when his Wife
filed an Injunction for Protection Against Stalking against him. Even
though the allegations in the Injunction were overwhelming, Senior Associate
Attorney, Carmen Tankersley, took a deposition of the opposing party and
carefully reviewed all the evidence that was exchanged. This hard work
resulted in Longwell Lawyers prevailing at the hearing. The Court dismissed
the injunction after trial.
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Our client was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Domestic
Violence). Longwell Lawyers worked to obtain exculpatory evidence and
file motions that caused the prosecutor to decide not to file formal charges.
The case was completely dropped.