Appellate And Post-Conviction Wins

HECKMAN v. STATE CASE NO.: 5D10-2162
Appellate Background:
An appeal to the 5th District Court of Appeal from a conviction and corresponding sentence of 22 years in state prison for a violation of probation.
Appellate Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the 5th District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court conviction and corresponding 22-year state prison term.

ESLER v. STATE CASE NO.: 2D04-1097
Appellate Background:
An appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeal from a jury conviction and sentence of five years in prison on a count of DUI with serious bodily injury.
Appellate Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court jury conviction and five-year state prison term.

HENDRICKSON v. STATE CASE NO.: 2D02-1304
Appellate Background:
An appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeal from a jury conviction and corresponding sentence of 15 years in state prison on one count of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Appellate Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned circuit court jury conviction and the corresponding 15-year state prison term.

EDISON v. STATE CASE NO.: 2D05-2808
Appellate Background:
An appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeal from a jury conviction and corresponding sentence of 10 years in state prison for trafficking in cocaine.
Appellate Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court jury conviction and 10-year state prison term.

STATE v. ISLAM: CASE NO.: 09-CF-016407
Appellate Background:
A 3.850 post-conviction motion to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court from a guilty plea recommended by a lawyer not affiliated with our law firm and corresponding conviction and sentence of 25 years in state prison.
Appellate Result: As a result of our firm's legal efforts, the State Attorney agreed to vacate our client's 25-year state prison sentence prior to a 3.850 hearing.

STATE v. WILLAMS CASE NO.: 90-CF-7926, 94-CF-4370
Appellate Background: A motion to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to re-hear and reconsider a sentence of 12 years in state prison resulting from a guilty plea and corresponding conviction resulting from the advice of a lawyer unrelated to our firm.
Appellate Result: As a result of our firm's legal efforts, 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Chet A. Tharpe reinstated Mr. Williams' original term of probation and immediately released him from his 12-year state prison sentence.

STATE v. MURPHY: CASE NO.: 08-CF-006927
Appellate Background:
A granted 3.850 post-conviction motion by a lawyer not affiliated with our law firm, which resulted in the State seeking a higher sentence upon remand.
Appellate Result: As a result of our efforts, the State Attorney agreed to offer credit for time served on the vacated sentence resulting in a sentence reduction of one year.

STATE v. MOSLEY CASE NO.: 08-CF-14335
Appellate Background: A successful writ of habeas corpus vacating the conviction and sentence of a Failure of a Sex Offender to Register.
Appellate Result: Conviction reversed and sentence vacated. As the result of our firm's legal efforts, the court granted our writ of habeas corpus, reversed our client's conviction and vacated our client's original sentence (resulting from when our client was represented by a different law firm).

STATE v. WOODARD CASE NO.: 38-02-CF-000119, 38-02-CF-000378
Appellate Background: A 3.850 post-conviction motion to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court resulting from a guilty conviction (when our client was represented by a different law firm) from a VOP and a sentence of 10 years in state prison.
Appellate Result: As the result of our legal efforts, the State Attorney filed a motion to reverse and vacate. The 8th Judicial Circuit Court granted the motion, reversed our client's original probation violation convictions and vacated our client's prison sentence.

STATE v. HOMANS: CASE NO.: 03-CF-2585
Appellate Background: A 3.850 post-conviction motion to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court from a guilty plea recommended by a lawyer not affiliated with our firm and corresponding conviction and sentence of five years in state prison and 10 years of sex offender probation.
Appellate Result: As a result of our firm's legal efforts, then 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Anthony K. Black vacated his five-year state prison term and terminated his 10-year term of sexual offender probation.

STATE v. DIAZ CASE NO.: 04-CF-8349
Appellate Background: A motion to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to re-hear and reconsider a sentence of five years in state prison resulting from a guilty plea and corresponding conviction resulting from the advice of a lawyer unrelated to our firm.
Appellate Result: 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daniel L. Perry vacated his five-year state prison term and sentenced him to a term of probation.

STATE v. GUARDIOLA CASE NO.: 03-CF-009684
Appellate Background: A 3.800 post-conviction motion to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court from a guilty plea and corresponding conviction and sentence.
Appellate Result: Our client's sentence was reduced over 75 percent.