Other Notable Criminal Case Results

USA v. MEJIA CASE NO.:8:06-CR-400-JDW-EAJ Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 78 to 97 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. SORCHEVICH CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-51-RAL-EAJ Counts: Mortgage Fraud
District Judge: Lazzara
Sentencing Guidelines : 16 to 21 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. FARINHA CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-464-RAL-AEP
Counts: Mortgage Fraud
District Judge: Lazzara
Sentencing Guidelines: 12 to 18 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. HAMID CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-289-RAL-EAJ
Counts: Conspiracy of a Business Owner to Traffic in Stolen Merchandise
District Judge: Lazzara
Sentencing Guidelines: 6 to 12 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. LOUISSAINT CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-416-VMC-TGW
Counts: Mortgage Fraud
District Judge: Covington
Sentencing Guidelines: 12 to 18 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. PASQUALE CASE NO.:2:04-CR-35-FTM-29-DNF
Counts: Violation of the Wager Wire Act: Gambling, Bookmaking
Sentencing Guidelines: 12 to 18 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 days which amounted to credit for time served.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. CHAMBERS CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-41-JES-DNF
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine
District Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: 57 to 71 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory penalty
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. LEBRON CASE NO.: 8:05-CR75-T-17-EAJ
Counts: One Count of Trafficking in GHB
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

STATE v. CIAMPOLI CASE NO.: CRC1006944CFAWS (West Pasco)
Charges: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Trespass
Judge: Andrews
Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison
Case Result: Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor assault. Credit for time served.

STATE v. MOSLEY CASE NO.: 09-CF-021579 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Two Counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and Two Counts of False Info on a Pawnbroker Form.
Judge: Moody
Maximum Sentence: 55 years in state prison
Case Result: A withhold of adjudication and a term of probation.

STATE v. RACE CASE NO.: CRC0805609CFANO (Pinellas)
Charges: Violation of Probation — Child Abuse
Judge: Quesada Minimum
Sentence: 44 months in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison
Case Result: Reinstatement of original probation.

STATE v. HERSEY CASE NO.: 05-CF-015527 (Hillsborough) 05-CF-004792, 10-CF-016497
Charges:
Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Cocaine, Violation of CC
Judge: Timmerman
Mandatory Minim um :
Sentence: 3 years in state prison
Case Result: County Jail and Probation.

STATE v. MOSLEY CASE NO.: 10-CF-013346
Charges:
Two-Count Felony Failure of a Sex Offender to Report
Judge: Ficarrotta
Maximum Sentence: 10 years in state prison on each case
Case Result: Case Dismissed.
*Both cases were dismissed based upon our legal motion to dismiss.

STATE v. CAMACHO CASE NO.: 09-CF-019218, 10-CF-015772 (Hillsborough)
Charges:
Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion Robbery With a Firearm; Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling With Assault or Battery; Grand Theft Firearm; and a Violation of Felony Probation
Judge: Holder
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in state prison (pursuant to 10-20-LIFE)
Maximum Sentence: Life
Case Result: Avon Park Duel Treatment Program followed by a term of probation.
*The conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery was dismissed at our request.

STATE v. GREENE CASE NO.: 10-CF-014917
Charges: Trafficking in Illegal Drugs and Conspiracy to Traffic in Drugs
Judge: Moody
Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison
Case Result: Probation.

STATE v. MCGRAW CASE NO.: 11-CF-9665 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Trafficking Oxycodone
Judge: Cook
Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison
Case Result: Probation.

STATE v. LINDER CASE NO.: 09-CF-000073, 10-CF-012925 (Hillsborough)
Charges:
Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling; Third Violation of Probation
Judge: Fernandez
Mandatory Minimum: 32 months in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 20 years in state prison
Case Result: DACCO Drug Treatment Program followed by a term of Probation.

STATE v. VELEZ CASE NO.: 04-CF-15298 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery
Judge: Tharpe
Mandatory Minimum: 20 years in state prison (10/20/Life Statute)
Maximum Sentence: 35 years in state prison
Case Result: Attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges were dismissed. *The case was reduced to misdemeanor charge of unlawful discharge of a weapon.

STATE v. O'CALLAHAN CASE NO.: CRC1001328CFANO (Pinellas)
Charges: Home Invasion Robbery
Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison
Case Result: No charges brought based upon the felony arrest.
*We successfully reduced all felony charges to a single count of misdemeanor trespass.

NEW YORK v. FERREIRAS CASE NO.: 2003-155 (State of New York)
Charges:
(A1) First-Degree Cocaine Trafficking
Judge: Supreme Court Judge Buscalia
Sentencing Guidelines: 15 years to life in New York state prison
Maximum Punishment: Life
Case Result: Zero prison time and a below guideline sentence of probation.

STATE v. LAUKOFF CASE NO.: 08-CF-011446 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana
Judge: Barber
Mandatory Minimum: 3 years in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of probation.

STATE v. HUDSON CASE NO.: 07-04725 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana
Judge: Timmerman
Mandatory Minimum: 3 years in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison
Case Result: 275 days work release followed by probation.

STATE v. DIAZ CASE NO.: 04-CF-13351 (Hillsborough)
Charges:
Attempted First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery
Judge: Tharpe
Mandatory Minimum: 20 years in state prison (10/20/Life)
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of community control and probation.

STATE v. PARSONS CASE NO.: 04-CF-7455 (Hillsborough)
Charges:
Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery Firearm
Mandatory Minimum: 20 years in state prison (10/20/Life Statute)
Case Result: Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery counts were dismissed, and the case was reduced to one aggravated assault charge.

STATE v. WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 10-CF-003236 (Hillsborough)
Charges:
Failure of Sex Offender to Report Quarterly
Judge: Pomponio
Sentencing Guidelines: 41 months in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison
Case Result: Credit for Time Already Served (one day).

STATE v. PETIT CASE NO.: 2009-CF-020790 et al. (10 Cases Total)
Charges: Dealing Stolen Property, Grand Theft, Failure to Return Leased Property
Judge: Ficarrotta
Bottom of Guidelines: 41 months in state prison
Maximum Sentence: 135 years in state prison
Case Result: Credit for time served followed by 10 years probation, all cases and counts run concurrent.

STATE v. BLANCO CASE NO.: 09-CF-012075 (Hillsborough)
Charges: Grand Theft $84,000, Second-Degree Felony
Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison
Case Result: Probation and no felony conviction.
*Despite the prosecutor's initial offer for our client to plead guilty to a conviction and jail, we successfully negotiated probation and no felony conviction.