UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION OF THC CHARGES RESULT IN NO CONVICTIONS
Sumter County, Florida – Our client was arrested for unlawfully possessing
a firearm, possession of cocaine, and possession of THC. Because our client
was already out on bond for a pending criminal case, the court revoked
the bond and a warrant was issued to hold the client in custody without
release. Longwell Lawyers was able to work efficiently to get the firearm
charge dropped and secure a favorable resolution of the case without the
client having to get arrested on the warrant. The case was resolved without
the client getting any convictions or incarceration. The warrant was never
executed and was withdrawn.
WARRANT RECALLED/NO FELONY CONVICTION FOR FELONY DRUG CHARGES
Sumter County, Florida – Our client was arrested, released on bond,
and charged with felony possession of cannabis with intent to sell/deliver,
possession of paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol while under 21.
While Longwell Lawyers was diligently utilizing discovery and depositions
to try to get the case dismissed, our client was arrested on new firearms
and drug charges – causing the bond, in this case, to get revoked.
Accordingly, a warrant was issued for the client to be held without release.
Longwell Lawyers was nonetheless able to secure a favorable outcome that
resulted in the client avoiding a conviction and any incarceration. As
a result, the arrest warrant was also vacated and recalled.
No Convictions in Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Violation of No Contact Order Case
Lake County, Florida - Our client was out on bond and ordered to have no
contact with the alleged victim in relation to felony battery and witness
intimidation charges that were pending, when he got arrested and charged
with sexual battery (rape), lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence
of a minor, domestic battery by strangulation, and violation of the no
contact order. As such, the client’s bond in the pending case was
also revoked and he was being held in jail without release. Although the
State was initially bold and confident in its case, Longwell Lawyers got
to work and began to dismantle the State’s case. Through the use
of discovery, depositions, and a private investigator, Longwell Lawyers
was able to prepare the case for trial and gain strength and leverage
in its position – resulting in a favorable and successful outcome.
Ultimately, the State dropped the most serious charges of sexual battery
(rape) and lewd and lascivious. The remaining counts of domestic battery
and violation of the no contact order were resolved with no conviction
and no additional incarceration. The client did not want to wait in jail
for an eventual trial and he accepted the favorable plea bargain and dropped
charges to resolve the case – resulting in his immediate release.
Felony Battery and Witness Intimidation
Lake County, Florida – Our client was charged with felony battery
with strangulation and witness intimidation. He was released on bond and
ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. Subsequently, it was
alleged that he violated the no contact order by having contact and by
committing the new charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition,
domestic battery by strangulation. This caused his bond to get revoked
and he was held in custody without release. Longwell Lawyers engaged in
discovery, depositions, and filed a motion to dismiss, causing the state
to drop the Felony Battery charge. The client elected to resolve the witness
intimidation charge with a no contest plea that resulted in no conviction
and no additional incarceration. As a result, he was released from jail
DUI, Felony Possession of controlled substances, and Careless Driving all dismissed
Osceola County, Florida - Our client crashed into a parked car and admitted
to drinking and ingesting multiple illegal controlled substances (some
of which were found in the client’s car). Law enforcement arrested
the client for DUI and seized the controlled substances. The client was
also charged with Careless Driving. A urine test revealed the presence
of a controlled substance. Longwell Lawyers was retained and got to work.
A not guilty plea/request for discovery/request for jury trial was filed
by Longwell Lawyers for the DUI and Careless Driving. Shortly thereafter,
pre-trial motions were filed and litigated. Simultaneously, Longwell Lawyers
worked to ensure that the criminal investigation regarding the seized
controlled substances did not result in a felony charge. Ultimately, no
felony arrest/charges were pursued. The DUI was amended (dropped) and
changed to a Reckless Driving charge. The Careless Driving was also dropped.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Felony Violation of Probation cases dropped
Lake County, Florida – Our client was arrested for leaving the scene
of a motor vehicle crash (hit and run). The arrest caused a violation
of probation to be filed in an existing felony probation sentence. As
such, the client was held in jail without bond. Longwell Lawyers was hired
and acted swiftly to gather exculpatory information and convince the prosecution
to drop both the leaving the scene case and the felony violation of probation.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Orange County, Florida – Client was arrested and accused of using
a firearm to threaten a couple in another motor vehicle during a “road
rage” encounter. Longwell Lawyers was retained and convinced the
prosecutor not to file a criminal charge.
Violation of Domestic Injunction/No Contact Charge Dropped
Criminal Case Dropped
Orange County, Florida – Client was arrested/accused of having contact
in violation of a court “restraining order”/no contact order/injunction.
Longwell Lawyers, led by attorney Carmen Tankersley, swiftly and efficiently
worked to get the prosecutor to file a “No Information Notice”,
announcing that the State will not file any criminal charge.
Aggravated Battery (Great Bodily Harm) and Child Abuse (Without Great Bodily Harm)
Criminal Charges Dropped
Lake County, Florida – Client was arrested and accused of allegedly
chasing and intentionally ramming a car into another car that contained
an adult driver and two children. Longwell Lawyers was retained and was
able to investigate the matter and convince the prosecutor to drop the case.
Possession of Meth, Possession of Paraphernalia, Keeping a Place for Using/Selling Controlled Substances
All Charges Dropped
Sumter County, Florida - Law Enforcement, while “staking out”
a known drug house, witnessed our client enter the home, stay for 10 minutes,
and leave. Law enforcement followed our client until they witnessed him
commit a traffic infraction that allowed them to pull his vehicle over.
After obtaining permission to search his vehicle, law enforcement found
Methamphetamines in the vehicle’s trunk. Our client was immediately
arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamines. Longwell Lawyers
dug in for a fight and, after over 2 years of litigation, deposition,
and court hearings, the prosecution finally gave up when Board Certified
Criminal Trial Expert Benjamin Jones filed Motions to Dismiss and Motions
in Limine. Rather than continue the fight, the prosecution conceded these
motions and dismissed the case.