Case Results

Habitual Traffic Offender DL Suspension

11/5/2018

County: Orange

Type of case/Charge(s): Habitual Traffic Offender DL Suspension

Summary: Our client received a citation for driving while license suspended and paid it. Unfortunately, this caused his driver’s license to get suspended for 5 years as a Habitual Traffic Offender. He then turned to Longwell Lawyers for help. Longwell Lawyers filed a motion and got the court to set aside the conviction, which in turn removed the license suspension. The underlying case was successfully resolved and the suspension was lifted.

Result: DL Suspension removed.

Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia

10/17/2018

County: Orange

Type of Case/Charge(s): Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Paraphernalia

Summary: Client was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. The officer claimed to smell marijuana and seized marijuana, paraphernalia and a concealed firearm from the client. Longwell Lawyers fought the case and was able to get the prosecutor to agree to a fine (no conviction, no jail, no probation) for the firearm charge. All other charges dismissed.

Result: Paid only a fine for the firearm charge (no other sanctions). Cannabis and paraphernalia charges dropped.

Sale and Delivery of Cannabis

10/12/2018

County: Osceola County

Type of case/Charge(s): Sale and Delivery of Cannabis

Summary: Client was set up by an acquaintance who was working as a confidential informant and who arranged to buy cannabis from the client in the presence of an undercover law enforcement officer. Client was facing a felony conviction, up to 5 years in prison/5 years of probation, and up to a $5,000 fine. Longwell Lawyers scrutinized the evidence and asserted an entrapment defense, which caused the prosecutor to drop the felony and the client was not convicted of any offense.

Result: Felony dropped. No conviction.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

10/10/2018

County: Orange

Type of Case/Charge(s): Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (3 year mandatory minimum), Possession of Ammunition by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Removed Serial Number

Summary: Client was confronted by police who claim he was in actual possession of a loaded firearm that had a scratched off serial number. Because our client is a convicted felon, he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, which carries a 3 year mandatory minimum prison sentence, if convicted. Our client was also charged with Possession of Ammunition by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Removed Serial Number. Longwell Lawyers prepared for trial by obtaining all discovery, scrutinizing the State’s evidence, taking depositions, investigating our client’s defenses and filing a Motion to Suppress. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to waive the mandatory 3 year prison sentence on count 1 and drop all other counts. Our client chose to forego a hearing and trial and accepted an offer that allowed him to choose either 12 months of probation or 4 months in county jail.

Result: Prison sentence waived and all other counts dropped.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Suspension Hearing

10/9/2018

County: Hillsborough

Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Suspension Hearing

Summary: Client was arrested for a DUI and had his license suspended for allegedly being over the legal limit. Longwell Lawyers won the Driver’s License Suspension Hearing and got the client’s license fully reinstated. In court, Longwell Lawyers was able to get the prosecutor to drop the DUI charge to a Reckless Driving (not alcohol related) with the only requirement being the payment of a $25 fine.

Result: DUI charged dropped. Driver’s license reinstated.

Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Crash

10/2/2018

County: Sarasota

Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Crash

Summary: Client was accused of crashing into another vehicle and leaving the scene. The police also alleged that the client’s Driver’s License was suspended when the incident occurred. Because of the client’s driving history the government was seeking a jail sentence of at least 30 days. Longwell Lawyers was able to raise serious potential defects in the police investigation and criminal case. As a result, the government agreed to a deal that only required our client to pay the minimum fine required.

Result: Reduced to a fine

Battery (Domestic Violence)

10/1/2018

County: Seminole

Type of Case/Charge(s): Battery (Domestic Violence)

Summary: Our client was accused and arrested for slapping her husband during a verbal dispute. Longwell Lawyers worked to get the release conditions modified to allow for contact and return to the home – and was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the charge.

Result: No charge filed/case dropped

Carrying a Concealed Firearm

9/25/2018

County: Orange

Type of case/Charge(s): Carrying a Concealed Firearm

Summary: Client was arrested and accused of being the passenger in a fleeing vehicle when the police allegedly saw the client throw a loaded firearm from the vehicle. The client was being held without a reasonable bond and Longwell Lawyers was able to get the client out of jail within one day of being retained. Longwell Lawyers then prepared the case for trial by getting the discovery and taking depositions, which showed the state that they will face serious proof problems at trial. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to drop the charge to a second degree (lowest level) misdemeanor.

Result: Felony dropped to lowest level misdemeanor

Felony DUI (Serious Bodily Injury) and DHSMV Driver License Hearing

9/21/2018

County: Osceola

Type of Case/Charge(s): Felony DUI (Serious Bodily Injury) and DHSMV Driver License Hearing

Summary: Client was accused and arrested for being in a scar crash resulting in serious bodily injury. The client allegedly had a blood test result of .139. Also, the client’s license was administratively suspended by DHSMV. Longwell Lawyers won the client’s license back at an administrative driver’s license hearing. Moreover, Longwell Lawyers was able to get the Felony DUI (serious bodily injury case dropped.

Result: All charges dropped; Driver License fully reinstated

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

9/21/2018

County: Orange

Type of Case/Charge(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Summary: Client was stopped for driving erratically and swerving. The police claimed that the client failed field sobriety tests and looked impaired. The client had a breath test result of .161/.158.

Result: Case dropped

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