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Results for Criminal Cases in Tallahassee Florida

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Case Results

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Fraud Charges

Felony Case

Case #2012 CF 582 A1-20
Charges:
Count 1 – Organized Scheme to Defraud
Count 2 – Petit Theft
Count 3 – Grand Theft
Count 4 – Grand Theft (Over $20,000)
Count 5 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 6 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 7 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 8 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 9 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 10 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 11– Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 12 – Dealing in Stolen Property
Count 13 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 14 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 15 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 16 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 17 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 18 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 19 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker
Count 20 – Defrauding a Pawnbroker

Facts:
Defendant was charged with multiple counts of Organized Scheme to Defraud, Petit Theft, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen property and Defrauding a Pawnbroker. The Defendant allegedly had intent to defraud a person in order to obtain firearms, property and currency. These allegations led to further allegations in an attempt to defraud a pawnbroker while dealing in stolen property.

Outcome:
Count 1 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 2 – Hung Jury; Dropped from 3rd Degree Felony to 2nd Degree Misdemeanor
Count 3 – Hung Jury
Count 4 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 5 – Judge Dismissed
Count 6 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 7 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 8 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 9 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 10 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 11 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 11 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 12 – Judge Dismissed
Count 13 – Judge Dismissed
Count 14 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 15 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 16 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 17 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 18 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 19 – Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers
Count 20 – Judge Dismissed

County: Leon County


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Felony DUI Charges

Felony Case

Case # 2005 CF 2435 A1-4
Charges:
Count 1 - Resisting an Officer with Violence
Count 2 - Battery on an Officer
Count 3 - Refusal to Submit to Breath Test
Count 4 - DUI

Facts:
It was alleged that the Defendant was sleeping in his car that was parked in a handicap parking space. His car was turned off and the keys were in the center console. When the officer came onto the scene, he asked the Defendant to perform field sobriety exercises. However, the Defendant walked away from the officer and walked toward his wife’s vehicle that just arrived on the scene. The officer then used a stun gun on the Defendant three times. The Defendant refused to take a breath test.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by Jury of his peers
Count 2 - Not Guilty by Jury of his peers
Count 3 - State Dropped the Charge
Count 4 - Not Guilty by Jury of his peers

County: Leon County


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Misdemeanor DUI Charges

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011-CT-3893
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was stopped for an inoperable tag light. The officer allegedly observed glassy, watery and bloodshot eyes, as well as an odor of alcohol. The officer asked to perform field sobriety exercises and our client cooperated. The officer believes our client failed all four exercise and arrested him for a DUI and transported him to Leon County Jail, where he declined consent to a breath test.

Outcome: The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011-CT-2690
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was found in a running vehicle, unconscious, unaware of his location. The officers reportedly observed multiple symptoms of intoxication. The officers had EMTs verify there was no medical emergency and our client then agreed to perform five field sobriety exercises. The officer believes our client failed all five exercise and arrested him for a DUI and transported him to Leon County Jail, where he submitted to a breath test of .085.

Outcome:The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011-CT-64
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: While stopped following a traffic collision an officer believes to have detected an odor of alcohol coming from our client. The officer also claims to have observed a bar wristband, as well as slurred speech. The officer requested five field sobriety exercises be completed and our client agreed. The Officer believed all five tests to be failures. While on the scene, our client declined to consent to a breath test.

Outcome:The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #16-76-CT
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was stopped for a broken tag light. After the trooper allegedly saw some indicators of alcohol impairment, she asked our client out of the car to do field sobriety exercises. Our client did not perform to the trooper’s satisfaction and was arrested for DUI. She was taken to the Wakulla County Jail where the machine allegedly said she was almost three times the legal limit.

Outcome: We were able to exclude the breath test result based on the trooper violating the observation period prior to the breath test which affected the reliability. The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Wakulla County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #16-77-CT
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was stopped by an FHP Trooper for failing to dim his bright lights. The trooper also alleged that his vehicle was weaving on the road. The trooper conducted a DUI investigation and alleged that our client performed poorly on field sobriety exercises. After being placed under arrest for DUI, our client refused to take a breath test.

Outcome: Count 1 - All charges were dismissed. We filed a motion to suppress and were successful in showing the Judge that the stop was illegal. The Trooper did not have enough evidence to prove our client violated the statute for failure to dim lights.

County: Wakulla County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2015-CT-379
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was returning from getting a pizza late at night when she was stopped by the FSU Police Department for running a stop sign. An officer alleged that our client had lots of signs of alcohol impairment. She agreed to perform field sobriety tests that were captured on camera. The officer said she performed poorly but the video was not as bad as described. After being arrested and taken to the Leon County Jail, the breath test machine claimed that our client blew almost twice the legal limit.

Outcome: Count 1 - Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2015-CT-1102
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was driving over to a friend’s house late at night after having drinks earlier in the night when he was stopped for speeding. A deputy alleged that our client smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech, and had bloodshot eyes. After speaking with our client, the client admitted that he had drank earlier in the night. He also agreed to perform field sobriety tests which the deputy said he did not do well on. Unfortunately, the deputy did not have a dash camera so there was no video of what happened. After being arrested for DUI, our client refused to take a breath test.

Outcome: Count 1 - Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #15-41-CT
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: Our client was stopped by police for driving the wrong way down a one way street after returning home after her mother’s birthday party. It was late at night, the road was rural, and there was nobody else on the road. Our client admitted to the deputy that she was taking a quick shortcut to get home. After noticing signs that she had been drinking, the deputy conducted a DUI investigation. Our client agreed to do field sobriety tests. Instead of walking a hundred feet to a paved road, the deputy had her perform the tests on a dirt road, which the deputy said she performed poorly. The deputy arrested her for DUI and took her to jail where she refused to take a breath test.

Outcome: Count 1 - Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Wakulla Counta

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2014-CT-2815
Charges: Count 1- DUI

Facts: UF Police Department officers came to the scene where our client was seen jumping out of his car with a tire iron and yelling. Our client said fraternity members yelled racist things toward him but the officers never saw any other people. The officers thought our client seemed drunk so they started a DUI investigation. After the investigation, our client was arrested for DUI and taken to jail. He refused to take a breath test.

Outcome: Count 1 - Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Alachua County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 1477 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence Causing Damage to Person or Property

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence causing damage to person or property. Citizen was in line at a fast-food drive-thru when Citizen allegedly rear-ended another vehicle. Officer allegedly found Citizen asleep at the wheel upon arriving at the scene. Alcohol was present in the vehicle, and Officer asked Citizen to perform Field Sobriety Exercises. Citizen consented, and was subsequently arrested after failing the exercises. Citizen provided a breath sample that was over the legal limit.

Outcome:
Count 1 - DUI reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 2456 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence Causing Damage to Person or Property

Facts:
The Citizen was charged with driving under the influence. Officer observed Citizen sitting in a car at a gas station. The citizen had pulled over on his way home to do the right thing because he started to feel the effects of alcohol. While talking to the Citizen, the officer allegedly noticed signs of alcohol consumption. The officer asked the Citizen to perform Field Sobriety Exercises, and the Citizen consented. The Citizen was subsequently placed under arrest after failing the exercises. Citizen provided breath samples of .258 and .250.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Went to trial: Not Guilty Verdict

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 45 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence Causing Damage to Person or Property

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence. Officer responded to a suspicious incident report. The citizen chose to do the right thing and pulled over on her way home. Citizen was unsatisfied with the hospital staff’s service and left the hospital. Officer requested the Citizen submit to Field Sobriety Exercises, which the Citizen agreed to perform. After performing the exercises, Citizen was placed under arrest. Citizen provided breath samples of .127 and .129.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 3526 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence. Officer observed a vehicle, driven by Citizen, run a stop sign. Upon conducting a traffic stop, Officer allegedly noticed signs of alcohol consumption and requested that Citizen perform Field Sobriety Exercises. Citizen agreed to perform the exercises and was subsequently arrested after performing the exercises. Citizen refused to provide a breath sample.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 2395 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence Causing Damage to Person or Property

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence causing damage to person or property. Victim alleged that Citizen had struck a dumpster which trapped someone between the dumpster and their car, causing injury. Citizen refused to perform any Field Sobriety Exercises and was subsequently placed under arrest. Citizen provided breath samples of .109 and .107.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 2238 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a two-car collision. The officer arrived on the scene and allegedly noticed signs of alcohol consumption. Instead of having the citizen checked out by EMS, the Officer requested that Citizen perform Field Sobriety Exercises, and he consented. After performing the exercises, the citizen was arrested. Citizen refused to provide a breath sample.

Outcome:
Count 1 - DUI reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 CT 2613
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence. It was alleged that Citizen’s vehicle was swerving in and out of the lines. Officer conducted a traffic stop and allegedly noticed signs of alcohol consumption. Officer requested that Citizen submit to Field Sobriety Exercises, Citizen refused to perform. Citizen was subsequently arrested. Citizen refused to provide breath samples.

Outcome:
Count 1 - DUI reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2012 CT 1450 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence- .15 or Higher

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving under the influence with a BAC of .15 or higher. Officer arrived at scene responding to Complainant’s report that Citizen’s car had rolled into Complainant’s car while in a fast food drive-thru. Complainant called police to make sure that the confrontation did not turn violent. Upon making contact with the Citizen, Officer allegedly noticed signs of alcohol consumption. Officer requested that Citizen perform Field Sobriety Exercises, and Citizen consented. Citizen was subsequently placed under arrest after failing the exercises. Citizen provided breath samples that were over the .15 threshold.

Outcome:
Count 1 - DUI reduced to Reckless Driving

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 1965 A1
Charges:
Count 1- Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Defendant was charged with driving under the influence. It was alleged that the Defendant ran through a stop sign and was pulled over. Defendant began to perform Field Sobriety Tests but eventually declined to finish. Defendant provided a breath sample of .146/210L of breath and .137/210L of breath.

Outcome:
Count 1- Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 3382 A1
Charges:
Count 1- DUI Causing Damage to Property
Count 2- Careless Driving
Count 3- Possession of Open Container in Parked Vehicle

Facts:
Defendant was charged with driving under the influence and two traffic infractions: careless driving and possession of an open container in a parked vehicle. Reporting officer arrived at the scene with Defendant allegedly attempting to get his car unstuck. Officer instructed the Defendant to exit his vehicle. After the officer allegedly smelled the odor of alcohol on the Defendant and requested the Defendant perform Field Sobriety Tests, the Defendant complied with the officer’s request to perform Field Sobriety Tests. Defendant provided two breath samples of .126 and .138.

Outcome:
Count 1 - State Dropped the Charge
Count 2 - Dismissed

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 3755 A1
Charges:
Count 1- DUI: 0.15 or Higher

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence with a breath-alcohol level of 0.15 or higher. Defendant was pulled over by police after allegedly nearly hitting vehicles parked alongside the roadway. Defendant performed Field Sobriety tests after which he was arrested. Defendant provided breath samples with results of 0.240 and 0.232. After filing a motion to suppress the stop of the Defendant and showing that the officer’s observations of the Defendant almost hitting parked cars didn’t match the dash cam video, the State chose to drop the charges instead of having motion hearing.

Outcome:
Count 1 - State Dropped the Charge

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 1308 A1-2
Charges:
Count 1- Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Defendant was charged with driving under the influence. It was alleged that the Defendant was driving closely to another car without his headlights on. The Defendant was then pulled over. Defendant performed Field Sobriety Tests but refused to provide a breath sample.

Outcome:
Count 1- Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 163 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - DUI

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Defendant was pulled over after allegedly crossing lane lines and allegedly nearly sideswiping a guard rail. Defendant complied with officer’s request to perform Field Sobriety tests. After performing tests, Defendant was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and declined to provide a breath sample. After reviewing the dash-cam video, we were able to reach an agreement with the State to lower the charge to Reckless Driving.

Outcome:
Count 1- Entered Plea, DUI lowered to Reckless Driving.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 1705 A1-3
Charges:
Count 1 - DUI Causing Damage to Property
Count 2 - Resisting an Officer Without Violence
Count 3 - Driving with License Expired More Than Four Months

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence Causing Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, and Driving with a License Expired More Than Four Months. Defendant was allegedly involved in a car accident. Responding officers allegedly found the Defendant in the rear Driver’s seat and claimed they could smell alcohol emanating from the Defendant’s person. Defendant declined to perform Field Sobriety Tests or provide a blood sample after being taken to the emergency room. After filing a motion to suppress and arguing the motion before the judge, the judge agreed to suppress evidence. The State then was forced to drop the charges.

Outcome:
Count 1- State Dropped the Charge
Count 2- State Dropped the Charge
Count 3- State Dropped the Charge

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 969 A1
Charges:
Count 1- DUI

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Defendant was stopped by officers who alleged Defendant’s car was blocking a roadway. The officers also alleged that the Defendant was sitting in the driver’s seat blasting music. Defendant agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested and transported to Leon County Jail. He declined to provide a breath sample.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2011 CT 4406 A1
Charges:
Count 1- DUI

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Defendant was stopped by officers alleging he was driving without his headlights on at night. The officers also alleged that they smelled alcohol emanating from the Defendant, and that the Defendant’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The Defendant complied with the officer’s requests to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but did not complete the tests. Defendant declined to provide a breath sample. By negotiating with the Assistant State Attorney assigned to the case, we were able to reach a plea deal to a lower charge.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Entered Plea, DUI lowered to Reckless Driving.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2012 CT 340 A1
Charges:
Count 1- DUI

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Defendant was stopped by officers alleging she did not come to a complete stop at a posted stop sign. The officers also alleged that they smelled alcohol emanating from the Defendant, and that the Defendant’s eyes were red and watery. The Defendant complied with the officer’s requests to perform Field Sobriety Tests and provided a breath sample over the legal limit. Our office filed a Motion to Suppress the evidence obtained, and before the judge made a ruling, the Defendant was offered a lower charge by the State. The Defendant was also allowed to seal her record.

Outcome:
Count 1 - DUI lowered to Reckless Driving, Adjudication withheld.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2010 CT 4068 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
The Defendant was charged with driving under the influence. It was alleged that the Defendant pulled out of a commuter lot on Florida State University’s campus. According to the police officer, allegedly the Defendant’s car stopped past the white stop line at a stop light. The police officer then followed the Defendant and allegedly drove 52 mph to catch up with him. The officer pulled the Defendant over for allegedly speeding. The Defendant performed the Field Sobriety Tests; however, he refused to provide a breath sample.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 554A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client after observing him driving without headlights. The officer alleges that he observed slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The officer administered three field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested him. He was then taken to Leon county Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 1387 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client after observing her turning right through a red light without stopping. The officer alleges that he observed slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The officer administered four field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested her. She was then taken to Leon county Jail where she declined a breath test.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 173
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client for speeding in excess of 10 MPH over the posted limit. The officer alleges that he smelled alcohol and observed bloodshot eyes as well as slurred speech. The officer administered five field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested him. He was then taken to Leon county Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 127
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper responded to a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with headlights and engine running. The officer alleged our client was asleep on the driver side window. EMS punctured the window of the vehicle and removed our client who could not respond. After receiving medical attention, and after declining consent to a blood test the officer arrested our client for careless driving and driving under the influence.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 554A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client after observing him driving without headlights. The officer alleges that he observed slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The officer administered three field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested him. He was then taken to Leon county Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 1387 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client after observing her turning right through a red light without stopping. The officer alleges that he observed slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The officer administered four field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested her. She was then taken to Leon county Jail where she declined a breath test.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 173
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper stopped our client for speeding in excess of 10 MPH over the posted limit. The officer alleges that he smelled alcohol and observed bloodshot eyes as well as slurred speech. The officer administered five field sobriety exercises and concluded that our client did not satisfy them, and arrested him. He was then taken to Leon county Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2010 CT 127
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
A trooper responded to a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with headlights and engine running. The officer alleged our client was asleep on the driver side window. EMS punctured the window of the vehicle and removed our client who could not respond. After receiving medical attention, and after declining consent to a blood test the officer arrested our client for careless driving and driving under the influence.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2009 CT 2806
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Our client was stopped for driving without headlights. After the trooper allegedly smelled alcohol and observed some potential indicators of alcohol impairment, she asked our client out of the car to do field sobriety exercises. Our client did not perform to the trooper’s satisfaction and was arrested for DUI. She declined consent to a breath test and was taken to the Leon County Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2009 CT 2806
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving Under the Influence

Facts:
Our client was stopped for driving without headlights. After the trooper allegedly smelled alcohol and observed some potential indicators of alcohol impairment, she asked our client out of the car to do field sobriety exercises. Our client did not perform to the trooper’s satisfaction and was arrested for DUI. She declined consent to a breath test and was taken to the Leon County Jail.

Outcome:
The State would not agree to reduce or drop the charge so we went to trial. Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County


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Marijuana Charges

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2016 MM 1338
Charges:
4 Counts - Possession of Paraphernalia

Facts: Client was charged with four counts of possession of paraphernalia after she was arrested for smoking cannabis in her car in a parking lot of the University. An FSUPD Officer made contact with the defendant when he noticed her sitting in her car in the middle of night. Upon making contact the officer smelled freshly burnt cannabis and detained the client in order to search her car for narcotics and other contraband. The search resulted in the finding of several items commonly considered to be narcotics paraphernalia including a pipe, grinder, and plastic baggie with cannabis residue. The officer wrote the defendant a Notice to Appear and released her at the scene. KS retained the Pumphrey Law Firm to defend her in this matter. Attorney Kristian Oldham met with the Prosecutor assigned to the case and explained the circumstances of the event, including that the client suffers from anxiety disorder and the cannabis was used to aid in sleeping. As the client posed no threat to the University and was not accused of selling or distributing narcotics, the State agreed to place the client in the Diversion program where she would be allowed to perform community service hours in exchange for outright dismissal of her case. This outright dismissal has allowed the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law Firm to file for a full expunction of the client’s record so that this misdemeanor arrest does not affect her for the rest of her life.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Diversion; Case Dismissed

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 MM 2244 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Marijuana- Distribution of no more than 20 Grams

Facts:
Citizen was charged with possession of marijuana. Officer observed that Citizen was not wearing a seatbelt while driving. Officer conducted a traffic stop, and allegedly smelled a strong cannabis odor. There was a large amount of cash inside the car. Citizen was detained and placed inside the officer’s vehicle. A search was conducted that revealed a plastic baggie containing cannabis. Citizen was subsequently placed under arrest.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Went to trial: Not Guilty Verdict

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2010 CF 343 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell

Facts:
Defendant was charged with alleged possession of marijuana with intent to sell. It was alleged that the United States Postal Service received a suspicious package that they were to deliver to Defendant. The UPS Inspector delivered a postal notice for the Defendant to pick up the package at the facility. When the Defendant arrived at the post office, he allegedly received the package, and a police officer approached him outside of the facility. The police officer requested that the Defendant open package, which allegedly revealed a large amount of marijuana.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement; State Dismissed Charges

County: Leon County


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Theft / Property Crime Charges

Pro Bono Felony and Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2016 CF 2181
Charges:
Count 1 - Felony Possession of a Forged Driver’s License
Count 2 - Loitering & Prowling
Count 3 - Resisting an Officer Without Violence

Facts: The client came to the Pumphrey Law Firm after receiving a written arrest for Felony Possession of a Forged Driver’s License and two misdemeanor offenses. The client was worried that this felony arrest would jeopardize his future as he was set to begin his freshman year at the University of West Florida. Attorney Kristian Oldham spoke with the State Attorney’s Office intake division regarding the charges. The client was never observed committing any criminal offense but rather was seen walking around the FSU campus around 4:00 AM by an FSUPD Officer. When the Officer saw the client, he observed him possibly trying to conceal himself and upon the Officer’s approach, the client ran away from the Officer. The Officer gave chase and arrested client for Loitering & Prowling. A search incident to arrest revealed the forged driver’s license. In speaking to the assigned ASA, Attorney Kristian Oldham asserted the weaknesses in the L&P statute and the lack of likelihood the arrest would stand when the evidence was placed on the record. The State offered to drop the Felony driver’s license charge and refer the case to the misdemeanor diversion program. Thanks to the work of the attorneys at Pumphrey Law, the client was able to avoid a felony charge going on his record before beginning his college career and upon completion of the diversion program all charges will be dropped, thus allowing the client to expunge his record and be free from this arrest holding him back in the future.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Felony Charge Dropped
Count 2 - Sent to Diversion
Count 3 - Sent to Diversion

Felony Case

Case # 2014 CF 2948
Charges:
Count 1 - Arson of a Dwelling (1st Degree Felony, Punishable by Life)
Count 2 - Burglary of a Dwelling While Armed (1st Degree Felony, Punishable by Life)

Facts: Client was charged with First Degree Arson and Armed Burglary, two felonies punishable by life in prison, as well as multiple counts of Grant Theft Firearm, Discharging a Firearm on School Grounds, and Burglary of a Structure while Armed. Defendant faced a lengthy prison sentence, branding as a convicted felon for life, and was actively monitored by a GPS device while his charges were pending. For over two years, the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law Firm fought diligently for the rights and freedom of the client. Attorneys Don Pumphrey, Jr. and Kristian Oldham reviewed and deciphered every piece of evidence, created a plan of attack, and ultimately convinced the State that a prison sentence was not necessary in this matter. Ultimately, the client entered a plea to a lesser offense of Felony Criminal Mischief, a third degree felony, as well as pleas on ten counts of Grand Theft Firearm. These offenses allowed client to have his adjudication withheld, prevented him from being branded a convicted felon for the rest of his life, and saved him from serving a substantial prison sentence. In the end, thanks to the work of Pumphrey Law, the client was sentenced to a term of probation and was released from the constraints of active GPS monitoring.

Outcome:
Plea to Third Degree Criminal Mischief and Grand Theft Firearm, Adjudication Withheld on all Counts, Probation with Counseling, Community Service Hours, and Restitution

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2014 CF 242 A1-3
Charges:
Count 1 - Possession of a counterfeited Driver’s License
Count 2 - Fraud- False identification given to a Law Enforcement Officer
Count 3 - Damage to Property - Criminal Mischief over 200 dollars under 1000 dollars

Facts:
Citizen was charged with criminal mischief and possession of a false identification, which was produced to Officer. It was alleged that Citizen kicked a car and caused damage to it. When the officer made contact with the Citizen, the Citizen allegedly produced a fake ID. Citizen was subsequently arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred
Count 2 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred
Count 3 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2012 CF 3229 A1-2
Charges:
Count 1 – Burglary of Dwelling with Person Assaulted While Armed With Firearm
Count 2 – Possession of Firearm or Weapon on School Property

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Burglary of Dwelling with Person Assaulted While Armed with Firearm. Six suspects entered an apartment and one was armed with a gun. The State alleged the defendant pointed a gun at the victim's head and ordered him to sit down and not to move. The suspects then left the apartment. The victim identified the alleged defendant as the person who pointed the gun at him. The defendant was then subsequently arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers
Count 2 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2009 CF 2507 A1-2
Charges:
Count 1 - Armed Robbery
Count 2 - Grand Theft

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Armed Robbery. Two suspects entered a home and demanded valuable items. One suspect had a shotgun and racked the gun at the resident. After collecting a few items, the suspects walked to an SUV and drove away. The alleged victim called the police and reported the vehicle. Later that day, it was alleged that the Defendant was seen driving in an SUV in the same parking lot. The police arrested the Defendant.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers
Count 2 - Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Leon County


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Sex Crime Allegations

Felony Case

Case # 09 28 CFMA
Charges:
Count 1- Sexual Battery by a Law Enforcement Officer
Count 2- Misuse of Public Office

Facts:
It was alleged that the Defendant sexually assaulted a victim during a traffic stop. The alleged victim reported him to the station, and he was arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1- Not Guilty by a jury of his peers
Count 2- Not Guilty by a jury of his peers

County: Wakulla County


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Domestic Violence Charges

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2016MM2075
Charges:
Count 1 - Domestic Battery

Facts: Client came to the Pumphrey Law Firm for representation after being arrested for a misdemeanor domestic battery. Knowing the reputation of the firm, JH asked the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law Firm to help him get this case dropped and put behind him so he could move on with his life. The client and the victim were involved in a long term relationship, but due to this incident, the relationship ended and the victim chose to return home to the United Kingdom. Upon learning of this move, Attorney Kristian Oldham moved quickly to set the case for trial, notified the State that their lone witness no longer lived in the Country, and that they would be unable to get her under subpoena for trial. As a result of Mr. Oldham’s quick thinking, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against the client, thus clearing him of wrongdoing and allowing him to move on with his life by putting this event behind him. The client was very thankful of the work by the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law Firm.

Outcome:
Count 1- Charges Dropped

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2015-CF-3655
Charges:
Count 1 - Domestic Battery by Stangulation

Facts: The client came to the Pumphrey Law Firm after being charged for a felony domestic battery by strangulation upon his then girlfriend. Client maintained his innocence throughout the process and steadfastly held that the “victim” was the initial aggressor. Defendant’s girlfriend filed multiple sworn statements with the State Attorney’s Office requesting that charges be dropped, yet the State continued to prosecute the client, costing him over $1,000 in pre-trial supervision fees and costs. The attorneys of the Pumphrey Law Firm continued to fight for the client’s freedom and quickly set the case for trial. During trial preparation, the defense team continued to put on full-court pressure defense against the State’s prosecution of the defendant in light of their only eyewitness refusing to cooperate. For months, the State failed to turn over photographs of the witness/victim from the incident, but upon turning them over, the State realized their case had lost all legs, and upon the defense filing a demand for speedy trial, the State filed a Nolle Prosequi, thus ending the client’s case.

Outcome:
Count 1- Charges Droppe

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2015-CF-241
Charges:
Count 1 - Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

Facts: Our client was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and faced a minimum mandatory 25 year prison sentence if convicted. The victim said that our client shot him multiple times in the thigh. When police arrived on scene, only the victim was there with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was hesitant at first to tell police what happened but ultimately said that our client shot him over drugs. Neither a gun nor bullet were ever found. Witnesses accounts of the event were drastically different from the victim’s stories that he gave police.

Outcome:
Count 1- Our client was found not guilty after a jury trial.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2013 MM 4426 A1
Charges:
Count 1- Domestic Violence- Battery Touch or Strike

Facts:
Citizen was charged with domestic violence. It was alleged that Citizen battered Victim during a domestic dispute. Citizen allegedly used a cell phone to batter Victim. Citizen told the officer that the cell phone was destroyed in the dispute.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred

County: Wakulla County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2012 MM 1211 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Domestic Battery

Facts:
The Defendant and alleged Victim got into a heated argument that allegedly involved wrestling which led the alleged Victim to call 911. Through our investigation, it was revealed that the alleged Victim only called 911 to diffuse the situation so it would not get more physical. The alleged Victim explained that he never wanted to press charges and through our efforts, he provided a sworn statement attesting to that. Our attorneys provided this statement to the State, which forced them to provide our client with a Nolle Prosequi, dropped the charge.

Outcome:
Count 1- The State dropped the charges.

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 10 252 CF A1-3
Charges:
Count 1 - Child Abuse without Great Harm

Facts:
Defendant was charged with alleged Child Abuse of his three children. It was alleged that while the Defendant was driving the children home from school, one child complained of foot pain. The Defendant allegedly provided his child with a small blue pill as well as allegedly providing the other two children with a small blue pill. At trial, the children identified the pill as Clonazepam; however, no side effects were observed.

Outcome:
Count 1- Not Guilty by a jury of his peers
Count 2- Not guilty by jury of his peers
Count 3- Not guilty by jury of his peers

County: Wakulla County


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Violent Crime Charges

Felony Case

Case #2012 CF 1963 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

Facts:
Defendant was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. Victim alleged that the Defendant pointed a handgun at the victim’s car while he was driving in traffic. The victim identified the defendant in a photographic lineup, and he was subsequently arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case #2011 CT 3382 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Facts:
Defendant was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Victim alleged that the Defendant attempted to run him over with a car. Defendant contended that victim had threatened him.

Outcome:
Count 1- Dismissed, No Information Filed

County: Leon County

Felony Case

Case # 2010 CF 1453 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Attempted First Degree Murder

Facts:
It was alleged that the Defendant returned home from work one day to find his wife having sexual relations with a neighbor. The Defendant allegedly proceeded to beat the other man and it was alleged that the Defendant subsequently walked outside and grabbed a gun. The Defendant was accused of shooting the other man in an attempt to kill him. The alleged victim did not die. That evening, the Defendant was arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Grand Jury Ruling: No True Bill

County: Leon County


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Alcohol-related Offenses

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2016-MM-1848
Charges:
Count 1 - Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21

Facts:
Our client was assisting a friend unload his vehicle. Since she was under 21, her over 21 year old friend had to carry a box of alcohol into the house. Our client grabbed her friend’s Tervis tumbler to take inside as a FSU police officer approached. The police officer questioned her about the cup, which had her friend’s fraternity logo on it, and it was found to contain alcohol. Our client told the officer that she had no idea there was alcohol in the cup. She was arrested for possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Charges dismissed after the State agreed our client should not be prosecuted.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2014 MM 381 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21
Count 2 - Fraudulent Possession of Forged Identification

Facts:
Citizen was charged with possession of liquor by a person under 21, and possession of a forged ID. Officer witnessed Citizen drinking from a beer in the bed of a truck. Citizen told the officer that he was 20, and was subsequently placed under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed a counterfeit driver’s license.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred
Count 2 - Pre-trial Intervention ordered, charge deferred

County: Leon County


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Resisting an Officer

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2011 MM 02329
Charges:
Count 1 - Disorderly Conduct
Count 2 - Resisting an Officer without Violence

Facts:
Defendant was at the Tallahassee Airport going through security when the security began to throw away her belongings. It was alleged that the Defendant got defensive, but was allowed to board the plane. It was alleged that while the Defendant boarded the plane, she allegedly began to use profanity at some of the aircraft staff. A terminal worker approached the Defendant and requested that the Defendant leave the plane. The Defendant indicated to the terminal worker and the pilot she was okay to fly, but the police came and escorted her from the plane. After the Defendant exited the aircraft, the police handcuffed and arrested her for alleged disorderly conduct and resisting and officer without violence.

Outcome:
Count 1- Diversion Program
Count 2- Diversion Program

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2011 MM 4431 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Resist Officer Obstruct without Violence

Facts:
The Defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over. While the officers questioned the driver, the Defendant allegedly refused to answer the officers’ questions, and became agitated in the vehicle. He allegedly resisted being placed in handcuffs and was tased by the officers. Through our efforts, the State agreed to drop the charges in exchange for the Defendant entering a Diversion Program.

Outcome:
Count 1- Charges dropped, No Information filed, and Defendant successfully completed the Diversion Program.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2011 MM 2645 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Resisting an Officer/ Obstruction Without Violence

Facts:
The Defendant was the passenger in a serious vehicular collision. After the accident, the Defendant had to pull himself out of the vehicle through the driver’s side window. The Defendant called 911 to report the collision, and as he walked to the street sign, with the 911 operator on the phone, he was tackled without warning by police officers. The officers alleged that they thought the Defendant was attempting to flee the scene, that he was the driver of the vehicle, and that they had issued verbal warnings to the Defendant. Through our investigation, it was revealed that the Defendant's 9-1-1 call recorded the entire incident. This recording was vital in proving that the Defendant was not fleeing from the officers or even walking quickly, and that he was tackled without any verbal warning. The attorneys at our firm took this case to trial, aggressively demanding answers from the officers, and defending our client.

Outcome:
Count 1- Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers

County: Leon County


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Criminal Traffic Charges

Felony Case

Case #FHP 715-13-003
Charges: No Charges Filed

Facts: Our client was involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle with a friend who was on another motorcycle. FHP arrived on scene and performed a traffic crash investigation. Unfortunately they could not determine who was riding which motorcycle because prior to getting on scene, our client had moved the motorcycles and his friend out of the middle of the road due to the possibility of traffic. His friend died on scene. When interrogated by FHP, our client elected to exercise his constitutional right to remain silent. FHP took a blood sample from our client due to an odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Instead of just waiting for FHP to come to a decision, he hired Pumphrey Law to protect his interests.

Outcome: After nearly a year-long investigation, FHP and the State Attorney’s Office decided not to file formal charged against our client.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2013 CT 3559 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Driving While License Suspended or Revoked

Facts:
Citizen was charged with driving while license suspended. Officer conducted a traffic stop after allegedly noticing that Citizen was not wearing a seatbelt. Officer made a query in national databases which revealed that Citizen possessed a suspended driver’s license and a writ of attachment for failure to provide child support. Citizen was subsequently arrested.

Outcome:
Count 1 - Charges Dismissed

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case #2012 CT 644 A1
Charges:
Count 1 - Hit & Run

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Hit & Run for allegedly continuing to drive after a collision with another car. An alleged witness claims to have observed the Defendant driving after the collision into a gas station. Upon arrival, the police observed the Defendant leaning on his parked vehicle. The officer alleged that he thought the Defendant stopped at the gas station because his vehicle was no longer operating, and thus issued a criminal citation. Through our investigation, it was revealed that the Defendant actually had a head injury and pulled over as soon as possible. The State was forced to drop the charges without sufficient evidence to proceed.

Outcome:
The State dropped the charges.

County: Leon County

Misdemeanor Case

Case # 2011 CT 1845 A1
Charges:
Count 1- Reckless Driving

Facts:
Defendant was charged with Reckless Driving. Traffic stop was performed by officer after Defendant allegedly traveled speeds in excess of 100 mph on his motorcycle.

Outcome:
Count 1- Pre-Trial Diversion Program, State Dropped the Charge.

County: Leon County


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Criminal Investigation

Investigation

Case # N/A
Charges:
N/A

Facts:
Individual was under investigation for sexual misconduct with a minor. Administrative hearing was held with law enforcement oversight in which it was determined that there was no substance to merit the filing of charges. The investigation was then terminated.

Outcome:
No Charges Filed; Investigation Terminated

County: Leon County

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