Battery (Domestic Violence), 2 counts
County: Orange County
Type of case/Charge(s): Battery (Domestic Violence), 2 counts
Summary: Client was suffering from a mental health crisis and was accused of using
unlawful physical force on two family members. The client was arrested
and then subsequently committed to a mental health facility under Florida’s
Baker Act. Longwell Lawyers was able to work with the client and other
family members to get the client stabilized and released from the mental
health facility, while getting the two criminal charges dropped.
Result: All charges dropped
Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Hashish Oil)
Charge(s)/Type of Case: Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Hashish Oil)
Result: Case dropped
Summary: Client was stopped for a minor traffic violation and the officer claimed
to smell cannabis. A search of the vehicle revealed Cannabis, paraphernalia
and Hashish Oil. Longwell Lawyers was able to get all of the charges dropped.
Type of case/charge(s): DUI
Summary: Client was stopped for speeding and swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic.
The officer noted several indications that the client was impaired and
asked the client to perform Field Sobriety Exercises and a breath test.
The client refused and was arrested and charged with DUI.
Result: Client accepted a plea to a reduced charge of Reckless Driving. The court
withheld adjudication. No conviction, no jail, no community service, no
driver license action, no impound or interlock. DUI dropped.
Trespass on School Property, Creating a Disturbance on School Grounds
Charge(s)/Type of Case: Trespass on School Property, Creating a Disturbance on School Grounds
Result: All charges dropped
Summary: Our client was accused of trespassing and engaging in suspicious behavior
on public school property, which prompted law enforcement and a bomb squad
unit to respond. Longwell Lawyers was able to ensure that no charges were
filed against our client.
Kidnapping with Intent to inflict Bodily Harm or Terrorize with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Charge: Kidnapping with Intent to inflict Bodily Harm or Terrorize with a Firearm,
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Result: All Charges Dismissed
Summary: People who are on the eve of trial and are unpleased (for any number
of reasons) with their current attorney often contact Longwell Lawyers,
scared and looking for better trial representation. Since beginning representation
at such a late stage of litigation is not always a good idea (as it may
put us and our clients at a significant disadvantage), we are often hesitant
to take on these types of cases. Occasionally, though, the right case
presents itself and we are able to take over a case at the last minute,
diligently prepare for trial on an extremely truncated schedule, and maximize
our client’s chances for a favorable result at trial. That was the
case here. After having a full and frank discussion with the family regarding
the pros and cons of changing attorneys at such a late stage of litigation,
Longwell Lawyers agreed to take the case. Expert Criminal Trial Attorney,
Benjamin Jones, and the team at Longwell Lawyers, worked overtime to take
over a case, where the Defendant could be sentenced to life in prison
with a minimum of at least 10 years in prison, with only 2 business days
before trial was set to begin. Given this effort, Mr. Jones was able to
stand firm, prepared to start a major trial, without delay, on the morning
of trial. When it became clear that our client and his highly skilled
and prepared lawyers were ready to proceed to trial, the prosecution chose
to dismiss all charges.
Exposure of Sexual Organs
Charge: Exposure of Sexual Organs
Result: No Jail, No Probation, No Conviction
Summary: Law Enforcement caught our client, on camera, masturbating in front of
a Starbucks. Despite threats of filing more serious charges that would
result in mandatory lifetime registration as a “Sex Offender,”
Longwell Lawyers was able to resolve our client’s case, quietly,
without jail, without probation, and successfully avoid our client being
convicted of anything.
Sexual Battery (Rape)
Charge: Sexual Battery (Rape)
Result: No Charges Ever Filed
Summary: Several days after giving one of his regular clients a massage, our Client,
a masseur, found himself arrested, the subject of a local news expose,
and fired from his job. He was facing allegations that he had sexually
battered his client during a massage session. Confused, bewildered, and
professing his innocence, our Client hired Board Certified Criminal Trial
Expert, Benjamin Jones and the team at Longwell Lawyers to clear his name.
Despite the current volatile climate regarding allegations of sexual misconduct
and the #MeToo movement, our team was able to show the prosecution that
the allegations were unfounded and that the accuser was not credible.
Charges were never even filed and the case was closed.
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Without Violence, Trespass After Warning
Type of case/charge(s): Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Without Violence, Trespass
Summary: Client was part of a group of people at a local bar. A bouncer decided
to eject a person from the group for being too intoxicated. Our client
allegedly became confrontational and combative – ultimately leading
to a confrontation with law enforcement. Our client was accused of using
both hands to forcefully push a law enforcement officer, refusing to leave
and resisting officers during the arrest. Longwell Lawyers got involved
and thoroughly investigated the case, including getting subpoenas which
were served on third parties to obtain all of the video evidence. Through
that process, it was established that our client had not done anything
wrong and never pushed an officer. Instead it was obvious that the bouncer
was overly aggressive and combative with our client, and created an unnecessarily
hostile and confrontational situation. Longwell Lawyers prepared the case
for trial by taking depositions and filing pre-trial motions – which
ultimately caused the State to drop the case.
Result: All charges dropped
Summary: Our Client, while on probation for carjacking (a 1st degree felony) , was caught violating curfew and possessing an open container
of alcohol on a public roadway. Facing a potential 30 years in prison
for this probation violation, our client found himself sitting in jail,
without a bond, and his next court date set for early 2019. Longwell Lawyers
was not only able to get his court date moved up by nearly 2 months, but
was able to get his VOP dismissed, giving our client to the ability to
celebrate the holidays at home, with his family.
Summary: Our client was accused of attempting to evade his GPS monitoring while
on probation. After securing documents regarding the GPS device’s
functioning and obtaining witness statements, Longwell Lawyers convinced
the prosecution that our client did not intentionally evade GPS monitoring.
His violation of probation was dismissed.