Case Results

MONEY LAUNDERING AND SALE/DELIVERY OF CANNABIS (CONSIDERATION/OVER 20 GMS)

Case Dropped - 4/13/2021

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)

Cases Dropped - 4/12/2021

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 - 4/8/2021

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 - 4/7/2021

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.

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm

Case Dismissed - 3/22/2021

March 22, 2021 – Orange County, FL: Client was arrested and charged for allegedly firing several rounds from a firearm while in a residential neighborhood. Longwell Lawyers filed a “Stand Your Ground” motion asserting that the client was acting to protect himself, his family, and his property. The State fought the motion but failed to convince the court with clear and convincing evidence that our client was not immune from prosecution based on the “stand your ground” law. As such, the case was dismissed by the court.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION OF THC CHARGES RESULT IN NO CONVICTIONS

Case Resolved - 2/23/2021

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

Case Resolved - 2/23/2021

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

Charges Dropped - 2/18/2021

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

Charge Dropped - 2/18/2021

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 immediately.

DUI, Felony Possession of controlled substances, and Careless Driving all dismissed

Charges Dropped - 2/16/2021

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.

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