Criminal Investigation of Grand Theft Charges
Prevented any charges from being filed.
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
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
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
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.
All Charges Dropped
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
Orange County – Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer with
a Deadly weapon (5 years mandatory prison) (F1 L7); Possession of Cannabis;
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)
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
Result: Traffic Violation Dismissed
Felony Violation of Probation (Accessory After the Fact to Murder) and Felony Driving While License Suspended
Reinstated to probation
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.
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.
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.