Sale of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana
New Bond Granted
Sumter County - While already out on bond for the sale of methamphetamine
to a confidential informant, Client got re-arrested for a second sale
of methamphetamine to another confidential informant and possession of
marijuana. Attorney Benjamin Jones and the team at Longwell Lawyers convinced
a judge to grant our Client a new bond, despite violating the terms of
the initial bond with a new felony arrest.
All Charges Dropped
All Charges Dropped
Orange County - A father and son (not old enough to drive) were accused
of the father allowing his underage son to drive, resulting in a car crash.
The father was charged with the criminal charge of allowing an unlicensed
person to operate a motor vehicle, and the son was charged with two civil
infractions. Longwell Lawyers was able to get all of the charges dropped.
Forfeiture of $58,000
Orange County - Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for
a traffic infraction. The car was searched, and law enforcement found
a concealed firearm and a bag with $58,000 in cash. Law enforcement took
the money and the gun pursuant to an “investigation.” Longwell
Lawyers’ expert criminal trial attorney, Benjamin Jones, successfully
convinced the law enforcement agency’s attorneys that there was
nothing to legitimately investigate that could justify keeping the cash
in evidence and, even if there was, law enforcement had not followed the
proper procedures to keep the cash via civil forfeiture proceedings. Our
client received all his money back.
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Without Violence
Orange County - Client was accused of disobeying police commands for people
to stop fighting (resisting without violence). Then the police alleged
that while they were trying to arrest someone, the client interfered with
the arrest by pushing and hitting the officer (resisting with violence
and battery on a law enforcement officer). On the morning of the jury
trial, the prosecutor agreed to drop the battery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting charge. The client agreed to accept a time served
offer on the remaining resisting charge.
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence Battery, Stalking
Case Dropped/Charges not Filed
Orange County - A warrant was issued for our client’s arrest accusing
him of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence, hitting her,
threatening to use a weapon to kill her, and repeatedly showing up at
her place of employment to harass her. Understanding that our client’s
promising future could be ruined by these serious yet unfounded allegations,
Longwell Lawyers’ team, led by expert criminal trial Attorney Benjamin
Jones, quickly went to work to right this wrong. By advocating to law
enforcement and prosecutors that no crime had been committed at all and
that our client was the victim of false police reports and slanderous
allegations, prosecutors decided that filing formal charges would not
be appropriate. Despite this traumatic experience, our client got the
best possible outcome – No Charges Ever Filed.
Felony Violation of Probation
Lake County - Client was on felony probation and was violated for not reporting
or doing any of the conditions. As a result, the client was arrested in
Orange County on the Lake County Felony VOP warrant and held without bond.
Because of transportation issues caused by COVID19, no inmates were being
transferred between counties – resulting in the client remaining
in Orange County without hope of a bond or a VOP hearing. Longwell Lawyers
was retained and was able to efficiently get the client released ROR and
ultimately resolved the case with a time-served sentence.
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.