Case Results

Criminal Investigation of Grand Theft Charges

Prevented any charges from being filed. - 1/30/2018

Client was accused of grand theft by his employer. Longwell Lawyers worked hard to demonstrate to the State Attorney’s Office that they could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Our client was a young college student with his whole career ahead of him, and this charge could have ruined his future.

Federal Court, United States District Court, Middle District, Florida – various federal charges

Dismissed/No conviction - 1/30/2018

Client was accused of various charges while on federal property. Longwell Lawyers was able to get the Government to agree to dismiss two of the charges outright. The Government agreed not to proceed on the third charge in exchange for the payment of a $250 administrative fee.

Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence

Injunction against our client was dismissed - 1/22/2018

Client was served with a Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence in Orange county, alleging that the client sexually battered the Petitioner on one occasion and batted the Petitioner on a second occasion. Longwell Lawyers represented the client at a hearing on the Injunction and the Injunction was dismissed.

Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of a Drug without a Prescription

All Charges Dropped - 1/17/2018

Lake County - Client and his 2 passengers were pulled over for a minor traffic violation, while he was driving a borrowed car. The 2 passengers were searched and found to have several drug related convictions in the past. One of the passengers even had a needle on her person. Law enforcement searched our client and found nothing. After searching the car, however, they found a pill bottle containing various pills, that was concealed under some papers in the center consol. Inexplicably, law enforcement decided to charge the driver with possession of the pill bottle… despite having utterly no evidence that the driver even knew that this bottle was inside the car. Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, Benjamin Jones used the principles explained in his article (that was recently published in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s magazine, and can be found here) to convince the prosecution to drop the charges.

DUI

All Charges Dropped - 1/17/2018

Osceola County - In 2007, client is arrested for a DUI. She bonds out of jail and hears nothing about a court date. She moves on with her life and, physically moves several thousand miles away to another state. 10 years later, our client receives a post card in the mail informing her that she has an outstanding warrant stemming from a 2007 criminal case in Florida. After conducting a very through google search, our client hired Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, Benjamin Jones to extricate her from this decade-old problem. Mr. Jones went to work and was able to get the warrant quashed and the capias dismissed without the client ever having to step foot in Florida.

Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

Charges Dropped - 1/16/2018

Orange County – Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Deadly weapon (5 years mandatory prison) (F1 L7); Possession of Cannabis; Reckless Driving

Client was accused of intentionally ramming an occupied law enforcement vehicle and another vehicle while trying to flee the scene of a traffic stop. Officers found cannabis in the client’s car. The client was facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in prison, if convicted, up to 32 years. Longwell Lawyers got to work, preparing the case for trial, obtaining discovery, and taking depositions. The state dropped the Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Deadly weapon and Possession of Cannabis charges. The client entered a no contest plea to reckless driving only.

Result: Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Deadly weapon and Possession of Cannabis charges dropped.

Traffic Violation (court appearance required)

Dismissed - 1/10/2018

Osceola County - Client was charged with excessive speed (speeding over 100 mph). Client lives overseas and needed urgent representation, as a court appearance was required and enhanced penalties were at risk. Longwell Lawyers was able to represent the client and prevent the client from having to come to court. At a hearing, Longwell Lawyers had the Traffic Violation dismissed.

Result: Traffic Violation Dismissed

Felony Violation of Probation (Accessory After the Fact to Murder) and Felony Driving While License Suspended

Reinstated to probation - 1/4/2018

Client was on probation and allegedly violated by getting arrested and charged with felony driving with a suspended license.

Successfully defended our client against an Emergency Motion for Child Pick –Up Order

Emergency Motion for Pick-up Order denied. - 1/3/2018

The Opposing Party filed a Verified Emergency Motion for Child Pick-Up order on 12/27/17, and a hearing was set on 1/3/18. At the hearing, Longwell Lawyers successfully defended against the claims made by the other party. The Emergency Motion was denied and the desired result was obtained.

Possession of Cannabis and paraphernalia.

Dropped - 12/1/2017

Officers allegedly saw our client park in the middle of the night in a neighborhood where there had been recent burglaries. The officers seized our client while exiting a parked vehicle. The officers claimed to smell the odor of cannabis and said they saw drugs in plain view. Officers allegedly searched and seized trafficking amounts of MDMA (ecstasy), Cocaine, Cannabis and paraphernalia from the vehicle. After Miranda warnings, the client allegedly admitted an intent to sell the drugs, except that the cannabis was for personal use. Longwell Lawyers challenged the validity of the initial seizure of our client and filed motions seeking a Speedy Trial and Discovery Sanctions.

Result: The Trafficking charge was dropped. The client entered a plea to the remainder of the lesser charges, but was not adjudicated guilty (no conviction was entered of record), and there was no jail/prison.

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