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Case Results

FEDERAL

NOTABLE FEDERAL TRIALS

USA v. JACKSON CASE NO.: 2:18-CR-14-LGW-BWC

Counts: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty on all counts. Acquitted on all counts.

USA v. CRUZ-ALVAREZ CASE NO.: 5:08-CR-22-OC-10-GRJ

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants and possession with the intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty on all counts. Acquitted on all counts.

USA v. SMITH CASE NO.: 6:04-CR-37-ORL-19-JGG

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine, possession of marijuana and conspiracy to possess $850,000 in counterfeit money

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine. Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to possess $850,000 in counterfeit money. Guilty of possession of marijuana.

USA v. SPOONER CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-69-JDW-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine (mandatory minimum of life in prison). Verdict of Not Guilty as to the lesser included offense of conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (mandatory minimum 20 years in prison) and guilty of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (no minimum mandatory penalty).

USA v. CHIN CASE NO.: 8:14-CR-135-FTM-38-CM

Counts: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana.

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Guilty as to the conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

USA v. BLANGO CASE NO.: 2:07-CR-39-FTM-34

Counts: Four counts of armed bank robbery and four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence

Trial Result: Verdicts of Not Guilty as to two of four counts of armed bank robbery. Verdicts of Not Guilty as to two counts of four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

USA v. LEWIS CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-127-RAL-26-MAP 9 (Trial 1)

Counts: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Trial Result: Hung Jury.

USA v. MCCLELLAND CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-129-T-23-MSS

Counts: Arson and Insurance Fraud

Trial Result: After four days of trial, at the close of the government's case in chief, the prosecutor dismissed four of six counts in the indictment and Mr. McClelland pleaded guilty to lessor included charges.

NOTABLE FEDERAL MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS CASE RESULTS

USA v. JERLOW CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-340-VMC-EAJ

Counts: Conspiracy to Possess with the intent to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. The charges in the indictment were dropped and Mr. Jerlow pleaded guilty to the use of a cell phone in the commission of a felony.

NOTABLE CASES WHEREIN NO FEDERAL CHARGES WERE FILED

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned HA-2015

Counts: Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Case Result: Search warrant served. No Arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned RN-2013

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: Search warrant served. No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned NN-2013

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: Search warrant served. No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned JA-2013

Counts: Bank Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Bank Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mortgage, Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned WB-2014

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit IRS, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

NOTABLE FEDERAL CASE DISMISSALS

USA v DOCTOR ROSSE CASE NO.: 8:14-4309577

Counts: Introduction of a Controlled Substance on Federal Property

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

USA v. VALLEJOS-VALLARDES CASE NO.: 8:11-MJ-01157-MAP

Counts: Failure to Obey an Order by Coast Guard to Stop a Drug Vessel

Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full probable cause hearing.

USA v. CARTER CASE NO.: 8:03-M-452-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Possess Firearm by Convicted Felon; Making False Statements

Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full probable cause hearing.

USA v. VIDES CASE NO.: 6:09-MJ-11296-KRS

Counts: Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms of Cocaine

Case Result: Case Dismissed by the government after protracted litigation.

USA v. HENRY CASE NO.: 8:07-CR-454-JSM-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms of Cocaine

Case Result: Case Dismissed by the government after protracted litigation.

USA v. PALOMINO CASE NO.: 2:07-CR-83-FTM-34-DNF

Counts: Conspiracy to Bring and Harbor Illegal Aliens into USA

Case Result: Case Dismissed by the government after protracted litigation.

USA v. ANGRILLI CASE NO.: 8:07-CR-81-JDW-TGW

Counts: Absconding From Sentencing on a Felony Punishable By Life

Case Result: Case Dismissed by the government after conceding our motion to dismiss.

USA v. MARTINES CASE NO.: 2:06-MJ-1081-SPC

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

Case Result: Case Dismissed by the government after protracted litigation.

NOTABLE FEDERAL PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION RESULTS

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned TG-2013

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

District Judge: None Assigned

Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

USA v. MCKENZIE CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-183-FTM-DNF

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

District Judge: Steele

Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

USA v. WIGGINS CASE NO.: 2:06-CR-121-FTM-99

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

District Judge: Steele

Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

NOTABLE FEDERTAL NON-PRISON/PROABTION RESULTS

USA v. ARMSTRONG CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-288-T-35-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds and Aggravated Identity Theft

Sentencing Guidelines: 18 to 24 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

USA v. HUCKEL CASE NO.: 8:16-CR-307-T-35-JSS

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 0 to 6 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. BRYSON CASE NO.: 8:16-CR-341-17-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 16 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. HEVEL CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-288-T-35-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 18 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This defendant was a Tampa Police Department Officer at the time of her arrest.

USA v. FERRARA CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-403-T

Counts: Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Sentencing Guidelines: 97 to 120 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance resulted from sustained legal objections, 3553(a) mitigation

USA v. F. WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-428-RAL-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 21 to 27 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. NASSER CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-403-T

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud - $360,000

Sentencing Guidelines: 30 to 37 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of sustained legal objections.

USA v. T. WRIGHT CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-135-RAL-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison as a career offender

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. REYNOLDS CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-527-SCB-AEP

Counts: Criminal Contempt of Court.

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. KEY CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-323-T-17-TBM

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Sentencing Guidelines: 33 to 41 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. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. MILES CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-145-JDW-TGW

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. CHAMBERS CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-41-JES-DNF

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 57 to 71 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

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. ROJAS CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-269-MSS-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Marijuana Plants or More

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. LEBRON CASE NO.: 8:05-CR75-T-17-EAJ

Counts: One Count of Trafficking in GHB

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.

USA v. SORCHEVICH CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-51-RAL-EAJ

Counts: Mortgage Fraud

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. HAMID CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-289-RAL-EAJ

Counts: Conspiracy of a Business Owner to Traffic in Stolen Merchandise

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. FARINHA CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-464-RAL-AEP

Counts: Mortgage Fraud

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. LOUISSAINT CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-416-VMC-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud - Approximately $300,000

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. MEJIA CASE NO.: 8:06-CR- 400-JDW-EAJ

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

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.

NOTABLE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE RESULTS

USA v DOCTOR ROSSE CASE NO.: 8:14-4309577

Counts: Introduction of a Controlled Substance on Federal Property

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned (NN 2013)

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment. No charges.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned (NR 2013)

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment. No charges.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned (GT 2013)

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

USA v DOCTOR LEGOWIK CASE NO.: 2:12-CR-56-FTM-99-DNF

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy of a Physician to Distribute Oxycodone

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 36 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

NOTABLE FEDERAL FRAUD RESULTS

USA v. MCCLELLAND CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-129-T-23-MSS

Counts: Arson and Insurance Fraud

Trial Result: After four days of trial, at the close of the government's case in chief, the prosecutor dismissed four of six counts in the indictment and Mr. McClelland pleaded guilty to lessor included charges.

USA v. BRYSON CASE NO.: 8:16-CR-341-17-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 16 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. ARMSTRONG CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-59-T-33-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds and Aggravated Identity Theft

Sentencing Guidelines: 18 to 24 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

USA v. HEVEL CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-288-T-35-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 18 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This defendant was a Tampa Police Department Officer at the time of her arrest.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned RN-2013

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned NN-2013

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned JA-2013

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mortgage Fraud, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mortgage, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mortgage, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned WB-2014

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit IRS, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. F. WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-428-RAL-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 21 to 27 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 - Approximately $1,000,000

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. HAMID CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-289-RAL-EAJ

Counts: Conspiracy of a Business Owner to Traffic in Stolen Merchandise

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. FARINHA CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-464-RAL-AEP

Counts: Mortgage Fraud - Approximately $500,000

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. LOUISSAINT CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-416-VMC-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud - Approximately $300,000

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. MEJIA CASE NO.: 8:06-CR- 400-JDW-EAJ

Counts: Money Laundering

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. NASSER CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-403-T

Counts: Wire Fraud - Approximately $360,000

Sentencing Guidelines: 30 to 37 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of sustained legal objections.

USA v. GRANT CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-458-JDW-TGW

Counts: Wire Fraud - Approximately $5,000,000

Sentencing Guidelines: Approximately 240 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence 18 months and dismissal of 15 of 16 counts.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. GUDELIS CASE NO.: 3:12-CR-23-LC

Counts: Mortgage Fraud - Approximately $7,000,000

Sentencing Guidelines: 78 to 97 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

NOTABLE FEDERAL WHITE-COLLAR CRIME RESULTS

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned RN-2013

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: Search warrant served. No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned NN-2013

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: Search warrant served. No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned JA-2013

Counts: Bank Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Bank Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned CB-2012

Counts: Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy to Commit Mortgage, Mail and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. DOE No Case Number Assigned WB-2014

Counts: Health Care Conspiracy to Commit IRS, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Case Result: No arrest. No indictment.

USA v. BRYSON CASE NO.: 8:16-CR-341-17-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 16 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. ARMSTRONG CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-288-T-35-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds and Aggravated Identity Theft

Sentencing Guidelines: 18 to 24 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

USA v. HEVEL CASE NO.: 8:15-CR-288-T-35-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Funds

Sentencing Guidelines: 10 to 18 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This defendant was a Tampa Police Department Officer at the time of her arrest.

USA v. F. WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-428-RAL-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Sentencing Guidelines: 21 to 27 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. NASSER CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-403-T

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud -$360,000

Sentencing Guidelines: 30 to 37 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of sustained legal objections.

USA v. REYNOLDS CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-527-SCB-AEP

Counts: Criminal Contempt of Court.

District Judge: Bucklew

Case Result: One year of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. SORCHEVICH CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-51-RAL-EAJ

Counts: Mortgage Fraud - Approximately $1,000,000

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. HAMID CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-289-RAL-EAJ

Counts: Conspiracy of a Business Owner to Traffic in Stolen Merchandise

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. FARINHA CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-464-RAL-AEP

Counts: Mortgage Fraud - Approximately $500,000

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. LOUISSAINT CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-416-VMC-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud - Approximately $300,000

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. MEJIA CASE NO.: 8:06-CR- 400-JDW-EAJ

Counts: Money Laundering

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. GRANT CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-458-JDW-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud -$5,000,000

Sentencing Guidelines: Approximately 240 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 18 months in a federal prison camp and a

dismissal of 15 of the 16 counts in the original indictment.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. GUDELIS CASE NO.: 3:12-CR-23-LC

Counts: Mortgage Fraud - Approximately $7,000,000

Sentencing Guidelines: 78 to 97 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

NOTABLE FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING/GUN CASE RESULTS

USA v. JACKSON CASE NO.: 2:18-CR-14-LGW-BWC

Counts: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty on all counts. Acquitted on all counts.

USA v. SMITH CASE NO.: 6:04-CR-37-ORL-19-JGG

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine, possession of marijuana and conspiracy to possess $850,000 in counterfeit money

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine. Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to possess $850,000 in counterfeit money. Guilty of possession of marijuana.

USA v. CRUZ-ALVAREZ CASE NO.: 5:08-CR-22-OC-10-GRJ

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants and possession with the intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty on all counts. Acquitted on all counts.

USA v. SPOONER CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-69-JDW-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine (mandatory minimum of life in prison). Verdict of Not Guilty as to the lesser included offense of conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (mandatory minimum 20 years in prison) and guilty of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (no minimum mandatory penalty).

USA v. CHIN CASE NO.: 8:14-CR-135-FTM-38-CM

Counts: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana.

Trial Result: Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Verdict of Not Guilty as to conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Guilty as to the conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

USA v. BLANGO CASE NO.: 2:07-CR-39-FTM-34

Counts: Four counts of armed bank robbery and four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence

Trial Result: Verdicts of Not Guilty as to two of four counts of armed bank robbery. Verdicts of Not Guilty as to two counts of four counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

USA v. LEWIS CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-127-RAL-26-MAP 9 (Trial 1)

Counts: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Trial Result: Hung Jury.

USA v. JERLOW CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-340-VMC-EAJ

Counts: Conspiracy to Possess with the intent to distribute 50 kilograms of cocaine

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. The charges in the indictment were dropped. Mr. Jerlow pleaded guilty to the use of a cell phone in the commission of a felony.

USA v. VALLEJOS-VALLARDES CASE NO.: 8:11-MJ-01157-MAP

Counts: Failure to Obey an Order by Coast Guard to Stop a Drug Vessel

Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full probable cause hearing.

USA v. T. WRIGHT CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-135-RAL-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison as a career offender

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. REYNOLDS CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-527-SCB-AEP

Counts: Criminal Contempt of Court.

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. KEY CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-323-T-17-TBM

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Sentencing Guidelines: 33 to 41 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. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. MILES CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-145-JDW-TGW

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. CHAMBERS CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-41-JES-DNF

Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 57 to 71 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

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. ROJAS CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-269-MSS-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Marijuana Plants or More

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. LEBRON CASE NO.: 8:05-CR75-T-17-EAJ

Counts: One Count of Trafficking in GHB

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.

USA v. PAGE CASE NO.: 8:03-CR-03-T-26-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana

District Judge: Lazarra

Sentencing Guidelines: 121 months to 151 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 366 days in federal prison.

*As the result of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater

than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. SANTIAGO-GONZALEZ CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-123-T-17-TGW

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison.

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months in federal prison.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. DAEMI CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-388-JDW-TBM (Tampa)

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Sentencing Guidelines: 108 months to 135 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months in federal prison.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. VOGEL CASE NO.: 8:14-CR-530-JSM-MAP

Counts: Unlawful Possession of Silencers, Unlawful Transfer of Silencers, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, Unlawful Transfer of a Machine Gun

Sentencing Guidelines: 33 to 41 months

Case Result: 24 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. ARTEAGA CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-433-SDM-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Sentencing Guidelines: 70 to 87 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 27 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v DOCTOR LEGOWIK CASE NO.: 2:12-cr-56-FTM-99-DNF

Counts: Conspiracy of a Physician to Distribute Oxycodone

Sentencing Guidelines: 135 months to 168 months.

Case Result: A reduction of charges and a below guideline sentence of 36 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. ROBERTS CASE NO.: 6:05-CR-84-ORL-22-KRS

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 5 Kilograms or more of Cocaine (Tampa)

Sentencing Guidelines: 121 months to 151 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 36 months in federal prison.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. GREER CASE NO.: 3:08-CR-46-LC

Counts: Conspiracy Distribute 150 Kilograms of Cocaine and 1000 Pounds Marijuana

Sentencing Guidelines: 204 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 60 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to the PSI. She did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did she qualify for the "safety valve". 60 months in federal prison is the lowest sentence allowed by law.

USA v. CARRAHER CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-288-T-17-MAP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

Sentencing Guidelines: 92 months to 115 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 70 months.

*This variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did he qualify for the "safety valve".

USA v. J. DIAZ CASE NO.: 2:09-CR-77-FTM-29-SPC

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana

Sentencing Guidelines: 140 to 175 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 78 months despite being the undisputed leader

of a 3.8 million dollar drug conspiracy.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI.

USA v. ABEL CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-204-SDM-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute a Quantity of Oxycodone

Sentencing Guidelines: 97 to 121 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 84 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to the PSI. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. JONES CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-438-JSM-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Sentencing Guidelines: 108 months to 135 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 87 months.

*This variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did he qualify for the "safety valve".

USA v. LITTLES CASE NO.: 7:12-CR-5-S-ART

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

Sentencing Guidelines: 240 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 109 months.

*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He was previously sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on a firearm case (with a separate defense attorney) in a separate federal jurisdiction. Thirty months of this sentence is running concurrent to his previous federal sentence of sixty months so this sentence amounts to a sentence of 109 months. This is a reduction of 131 months.

USA v. VICK CASE NO.: 8:14-CR-295-T-17-AEP

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Mephedrone, Diazepam, and Alprazolam

Sentencing Guidelines: 210 to 262 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He did not qualify for the "safety valve" nor did he receive a government 5k substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. BROOKS CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-28-ACC-TBS

Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

Sentencing Guidelines: 168 to 210 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He did not qualify for the "safety valve" so 120 months is the lowest permissible sentence by law.

USA v. LOMBARDI CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-146-T-17-EAJ

Counts: Possession of Child Pornography

Sentencing Guidelines: 151 to 188 months in federal prison

Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

NOTABLE FEDERAL SUPERVISED RELEASED VIOLATION CASE RESULTS

dUSA v. WI USA v. T. WRIGHT CASE NO.: 8:03-CR-343-T-30-EAJ

Counts: Violation of Federal Supervised Release

Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison

Case Result: Credit for time already served.

This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. WILLIS CASE NO.: 5:03-CR-WTH-TBS

Counts: Counts: Violation of Federal Supervised Release

Sentencing Guidelines: 36 months in federal prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

*All supervised release violations were dismissed after trial counsel proved the victim lied about being threatened by Willis with an AK-47 in the underlying state case.

USA v. COBB USA v. FIELDS CASE NO.: 8:07-CR-401-JSM-TGW

Counts: Violation of Federal Supervised Release

Sentencing Guidelines: 18 to 24 months in federal prison

Case Result: Credit for time already served.

*This sente This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. FIELDS USA v. COBB CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-227-JSM-EAJ

Counts: Violation of Federal Supervised Release

Sentencing Guidelines: 6 to 12 months in federal prison

Case Result: Dismissal of all supervised release allegations after a full hearing.

*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

NOTABLE FEDERAL APPELLATE RESULTS

UNITED STATES v. AGUINAGA CASE NO.: 14-15577

Appellate Background: A successful appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals from a jury conviction and a one hundred and eighty month prison sentence for attempt to entice a minor to engage in a sexual act.

Appellate Result: Reversed and remanded in part due to the district court's failure to make a factual finding about a disputed statement in the presentence investigation report.

UNITED STATES v. ALLS CASE NO.: 8:06-CR-460-T-27, 8:16-CV-460-T-27

Appellate Background: A successful appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals from a jury conviction and Mandatory 851 Enhanced Life Sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Appellate Result: Life Sentence Vacated. As a result of our firm's legal efforts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated our client's life sentence and remanded the case to the district court. Our client was represent by a lawyer not affiliated with our firm during his jury trial loss. His family hired us after he was sentenced to life in federal prison.

UNITED STATES v. RODRIGUEZ CASE NO.: 12-12257

Appellate Background: A successful appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals from a jury conviction and Mandatory 851 Enhanced Life Sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Appellate Result: Life Sentence Vacated. As a result of our firm's legal efforts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated our client's life sentence and remanded the case to the district court. Our client was represent by a lawyer not affiliated with our firm during his jury trial loss. His family hired us after he was sentenced to life in federal prison.

STATE

EARGOOD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-18990 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Tharpe

Mandatory Sentence: Mandatory 15 years in prison as a PRRP and a HFO

Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

BUENDIA CASE NO.: 2011-CF-015032 (Hillsborough-Pinellas)

Counts: Premeditated attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm resulting in great bodily harm and aggravated battery by firearm on a law enforcement officer resulting in great bodily harm

Judge: Bulone (case transferred from Hillsborough County to Pinellas County by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida)

Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory life in prison

Case Result: Hung Jury.

ALICEA CASE NO.: 2016-CF-006626

Charges: Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell

Judge: Fernandez and Ward

Maximum Sentence: 15 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Granted. Case Dismissed.

GOMEZ CASE NO.: 2011-CF-002012 (Marion)

Counts: Burglary, Grand Theft, and Possession of Burglary Tools

Judge: Lambert

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Case Dismissed.

RITTER CASE NO.: 16-CF-012859-A (Hillsborough)

Counts: Battery on an Officer

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in prison

Case Result: State Conceded to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and the Defendant was permitted to do the diversion program. Upon successful completion all charges will be dismissed against her.

VILLEGAS CASE NO.: 15-CF-013804-A (Hillsborough)

Counts: Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Possession of Cannabis

Judge: Sabella

Maximum Sentence: 6 years in prison

Case Result: State Conceded to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and the Defendant was permitted to do the diversion program. Upon successful completion all charges will be dismissed against him.

FELIX CASE NO.: 2005-CF-1409 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin

Judge: Lopez

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Case Dismissed.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016486 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

FAGAN CASE NO.: 2011-CF-3312 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Dealing in Stolen Property

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss granted. Case Dismissed.

SMITH CASE NO.: 2006-CF-018405, 11-CF-248 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report a Change of Address; third VOP

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 20 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2010-CF-013346 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Count Felony Failure of a Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Ficarrotta

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

Charges: Possession of Hashish, Class C Felony

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Counts: Sexual Battery on a Person with Familial Authority

Maximum Sentence: Life in Prison and a Sexual Predator Designation

Case Result: No arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Sexual Battery and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Counts of Sexual Battery on a Minor

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison and lifetime sexual offender label

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Forcible Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Sexual Offender Label

Maximum Sentence: 35 years in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

WILLIS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-3617 (Marion)

Charges: Attempted Robbery with a Firearm

Judge: Tatti

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

ARENAS CASE NO.: 15-CF-013193-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: Discharging a Weapon from an Occupied Vehicle

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 15 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

MO CASE NO.: 15-CF-003942-A (Marion)

Charges: Possession of Synthetic Cannabis

Judge: Pope

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

SANTOS CASE NO.: 2016-CF-003829 NC (Sarasota)

Charges: Battery on a Pregnant Female

Judge: Roberts

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

JOHNSON CASE NO.: 2015-CF-000263 (Hardee)

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Resisting without Violence; and Possession of Cannabis

Judge: Ezelle

Maximum Sentence: 17 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

HARMON CASE NO.: 15-CF-009007-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure to Redeliver Hired Property

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

EDISON CASE NO.: 15-CF-016856 (Lee)

Charge: Sale of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine

Judge: Manalich

Maximum sentence: 35 years in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2011-CF-03409 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felony Battery and Battery

Maximum Sentence: 6 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

GAETANO CASE NO.: 2013-CF-008843, 2013-CM-014221 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Battery, Child Abuse, False Imprisonment on a Child, Tampering with a Witness, Sexual Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Obstructing or Opposing an officer without violence.

Case Result: As a result of our firm's efforts, the state did not file any felony charges. This matter was then transferred from felony court to misdemeanor court with the remaining charges of battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence. The battery charge was then dropped by the state. Our client received a time served sentence (20 days) for the remaining misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence.

WILLIAMSON CASE NO.: 20012559CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Failure to Redeliver Hired Property

Judge: Covert

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

COOK CASE NO.: 20113-CR-06258 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 80 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (10 or More Images)

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 1,200 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

ALVEY CASE NO.: 2008-CF-11650 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

DEJESUS CASE NO.: 2012000178CFMA (Highlands)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine

Judge: Cowden

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

WOOD CASE NO.: 2013-CM-015786 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Domestic Violence Battery

Judge: Greco

Result: Case Dismissed.

HAKEEM CASE NO.: 2014-CM-008307 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Domestic Violence Battery

Judge: McNeil

Result: Case Dismissed.

FITZHENRY CASE NO.: 2013-CM-017851, 2013-CM-017852 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Three charges of Obtaining Property for a Worthless Check

Judge: Myers

Result: Case Dismissed.

EARGOOD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-18990 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Tharpe

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison as a PRRP and a HFO

Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

MATHIS CASE NO.: 2015-CF-9007 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges to Battery and Probation. Mathis is not a sexual offender as a result of this plea deal.

VLIET CASE NO.: CRC1404805CFAWS (Pasco)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Handsel

Mandatory Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges to child abuse and probation. Vliet is not a sexual offender as a result of this plea deal.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Sexual Battery and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Counts of Sexual Battery on a Minor

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison and lifetime sexual offender label

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Forcible Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: 35 years in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

GAETANO CASE NO.: 2013-CF-008843, 2013-CM-014221 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Battery, Child Abuse, False Imprisonment on a Child, Tampering with a Witness, Sexual Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Obstructing or Opposing an officer without violence.

Maximum Sentence: Life

Case Result: As a result of our firm's efforts, the state did not file any felony charges. This matter was then transferred from felony court to misdemeanor court with the remaining charges of battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence. The battery charge was then dropped by the state. Our client received a time served sentence (20 days) for the remaining misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence.

COOK CASE NO.: 2013-CR-06258 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 80 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (10 or More Images)

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 1,200 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Sentence: Probation

TORRES CASE NO.: 2014cf-008938 (Polk)

Charges: Using a Child to Engage in Sexual Acts, Sex by Person Over 24 with a 16 or 17 Year Old, and Human Trafficking

Judge: Butz

Maximum Sentence: Life

Case Result: Probation

GRUSZCYNSKI CASE NO.: 2011-CF-1179 (Hernando)

Charges: Sending Obscene Material to a Minor

Judge: Merritt, Sr.

Maximum Sentence: 60 months in state prison

Case Result: Charges reduced to Child Abuse. Probation. No jail or prison.

SMITH CASE NO.: 2006-CF-018405, 11-CF-248 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report and Third VOP

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 20 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2010-CF-013346 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of a Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Ficarrotta

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-003236 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Pomponio

Sentencing Guidelines: 41 Months in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Credit for time already served.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Second Violation of Sex Offender Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Judge: Tharpe

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

STATE v. MO

SCRUGGS CASE NO.: 1309396CFANO (Pinellas)

Charge: Trafficking Cocaine, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm; Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Judge: Chris Helinger

Minimum Mandatory Sentence: 3 years in prison

Maximum Sentence: 60 Years in prison

Case Result: Defendant pled to possession of a controlled substance only and received time served. All other charges were dismissed.

DUNCAN CASE NO.: 2014-CF-1253 (Sarasota)

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), Possession of Cannabis (more than 20 grams), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Judge: Krug

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison.

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

TILLIS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-004670 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine (400 grams to 150 kilograms)

Judge: Campbell

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

DEWESE CASE NO.: 2011-CF-014672 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine (28 to 200 grams), Trafficking in Phenethylamines (10 to 200 grams)

Judge: Sabella

Mandatory Minimum: 6 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

STOKES CASE NO.: 2012-CF-231 (Alachua)

Charge: RICO

Judge: Glant

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: RICO dismissed. Case reduced to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Probation. No jail or prison.

ROMAIN CASE NO.: 11-CF-016307 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Four Counts of Trafficking in Illegal Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Four Counts of Felony Possession of Illegal Drugs

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 145 years in state prison

Case Result: In-Jail Drug Treatment Program and Probation. No prison.

MCGRAW CASE NO.: 2011-CF-9665 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking Oxycodone

Judge: Cook

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016222 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking Cocaine

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 7 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

GREENE CASE NO.: 2010-CF-014917 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in illegal drugs and conspiracy to traffic in drugs

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

TOWNSEND CASE NO.: 2010-CF-7768 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in illegal drugs and conspiracy to traffic in drugs

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

LAUKOFF CASE NO.: 2008-CF-011446 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana

Judge: Barber

Mandatory Minimum: Three years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

FERREIRAS CASE NO.: 2003-155 (State of New York)

Charges: (A1) First Degree Cocaine Trafficking

Judge: Supreme Court Judge Buscalia

Sentencing Guidelines: Fifteen years to life in New York State Prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

HUDSON CASE NO.: 2007-04725 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum: 3 years in state prison

Case Result: 275 days work release followed by probation.

BERGERON CASE NO.: 12-CF-002877-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: On probation for Burglary of a Dwelling, two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and two counts of False Information on a Pawnbroker Form. Bergeron picked up 23 new counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and False Information on a Pawnbroker Form

Judge: Holder

Maximum Sentence: Over 100 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016486 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Second Violation of Sex Offender Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Judge: Tharpe

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

CAMACHO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-19218, 2010-CF-15772 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Fourth Violation of Probation

Judge: Perry

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

KRAMER CASE NO.: 2012-CF-001478, 2012-CF-001786 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Third Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Judge: Perry

Case Result: One year of community control and two years of drug probation.

ANDREWS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-008047, 2012-CF-011057 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Second Violation of Probation with New Criminal Charge

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Judge: Perry

Case Result: Reinstatement to original terms and conditions of probation.

DIEU CASE NO.: 200903317CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: VOP - Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling (Gang Related)

Judge: Quesada

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full violation hearing with witnesses.

BARFIELD CASE NO.: 2001-CF-11271 et al (Hillsborough)

Charges: Eighth Violation of Community Control and Probation

Judge: Behnke

Mandatory Minimum: 15 year suspended sentence in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted based on Richardson discovery violation.

RACE CASE NO.: 200805609CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Violation of Probation - Child Abuse

Judge: Quesada

Guideline Sentence: 44 months in state prison

Case Result: Reinstatement to original probation.

FELIX CASE NO.: 2003-CF-1688 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin

Judge: Lopez

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Reinstatement to original probation after our motion to suppress evidence was granted.

NOTABLE CASE DISMISSALS BASED UPON A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION

MACIAS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-0038191 (Marion)

Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine

Judge: Stancil

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed based upon a successful polygraph examination.

WALKER CASE NO.: 2016-CT-001791-A (Orange)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

SAFAR CASE NO.: 2014-CT-146862 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

ROBERTS CASE NO.: 2012-CM-6386 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI: Second Within Five Years

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail or probation.

MAXWELL CASE NO.: 2012-CM-62-CT (Holmes)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

CINAL CASE NO.: 2011-CM-6699 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI: Second Within Five Years

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

KURPASI CASE NO.: 2010-CM-5744 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

LEASURE CASE NO.: 2004-CM-201214 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

ESLER CASE NO.: 2004-1097

Background: An appeal to the Second District Court of Appeal from a jury conviction and sentence of 5 years in prison on a count of DUI with serious bodily injury.

Case Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the Second District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court jury conviction and five year state prison term.

YATES CASE NO.: 2015CF004154A000XX (Polk)

Charges: Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Armed Kidnapping

Judge: Ojeda

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 10 years in prison

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges and Probation.

MILLER CASE NO.: 15-CF-001292-A & 15-CF-014145 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Delivery of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis, Battery, Resisting without Violence and Criminal Mischief

Judge: Barber

Maximum Sentence: 9 years in state prison

Case Result: All felonies dismissed. Pled to misdemeanors only, time served.

EDISON CASE NO.: 15-CF-016856, 14-CF-019398, 14-CF-019397 (Lee)

Charge: Three counts of Sale of Cocaine and Three counts of Possession of Cocaine

Judge: Manalich

Maximum sentence: Life in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Case Result: 3 years in prison.

WADE CASE NO.: 2013-CF-017372

Charge: Fraudulently Presenting a False Statement

Judge: Campbell

Background: This Defendant had several priors, including prior fraud charges.

Maximum sentence: 5 years

Case Result: A withhold of adjudication and probation. No jail or prison.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

COBB CASE NO.: 2012-CF-17727 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Judge: Holder

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Our client paid court costs and the case was dismissed.

MORRISON CASE NO.: 2011-CF-2655 (Marion)

Charges: False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Witness and Battery

Judge: Stancil

Maximum Sentence: 12 years in state prison

Case Result: All felonies were dismissed. Our client paid court costs.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2009-CF-021579 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and False Information on a Pawnbroker Form

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 55 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

PETIT CASE NO.: 10 Cases Total (Hillsborough)

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: Probation. No jail or prison.

BLANCO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-012075 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Grand Theft $84,000.00, Second Degree Felony

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

DIAZ CASE NO.: 2004-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: Probation. No jail or prison.

O'CALLAHAN CASE NO.: 201001328CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Home Invasion Robbery

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Case reduced to misdemeanor trespass. Credit for time served.

CIAMPOLI CASE NO.: 201006944CFAWS (West Pasco)

Charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Trespass

Judge: Andrews

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Case reduced to misdemeanor assault. Credit for time served.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-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.

HERSEY CASE NO.: 2005-CF-015527 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Cocaine, VOP

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 3 years in state prison

Case Result: A short county jail term and probation. No prison.

VELEZ CASE NO.: 2004-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 dismissed. The case was reduced to a misdemeanor assault.

PARSONS CASE NO.: 2004-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: The case was reduced to aggravated assault. Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery counts were dismissed.

LINDER CASE NO.: 2009-CF-000073, 10-CF-012925 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling; 3rd Violation of Probation

Judge: Fernandez

Case Result: DACCO Drug Treatment Program followed by a term of probation

HOWARD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-4913 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Armed Burglary

Judge: Ficarrotta

Mandatory Minimum: 10 Years in Prison

Maximum Sentence: Life in Prison

Case Result: Youthful Offender sanctions.

CAMACHO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-019218, 2010-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 state prison (pursuant to 10-20-LIFE)

Case Result: Avon Park duel treatment program followed by a term of probation.

GRUSZCYNSKI CASE NO.: 2011-CF-1179 (Hernando County)

Charges: Sending Obscene Material to a Minor

Judge: Merritt, Sr.

Maximum Sentence: 60 months in state prison

Case Result: Charges reduced to Child Abuse. Probation. No jail or prison.

APPELLATE/POST-CONVICTION MOTIONS

NOTABLE TRIALS

EARGOOD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-18990 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Tharpe

Mandatory Sentence: Mandatory 15 years in prison as a PRRP and a HFO

Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

BUENDIA CASE NO.: 2011-CF-015032 (Hillsborough-Pinellas)

Counts: Premeditated attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm resulting in great bodily harm and aggravated battery by firearm on a law enforcement officer resulting in great bodily harm

Judge: Bulone (case transferred from Hillsborough County to Pinellas County by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida)

Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory life in prison

Case Result: Hung Jury.

NOTABLE MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE AND MOTIONS TO DISMISS RESULTS

DINER CASE NO.: 2016-CF-013503 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 100 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Kiser

Maximum Sentence: 1,500 years in prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Granted. Case Dismissed.

ALICEA CASE NO.: 2016-CF-006626 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell

Judge: Fernandez and Ward

Maximum Sentence: 15 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Granted. Case Dismissed.

GOMEZ CASE NO.: 2011-CF-002012 (Marion)

Counts: Burglary, Grand Theft, and Possession of Burglary Tools

Judge: Lambert

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Case Dismissed.

RITTER CASE NO.: 16-CF-012859-A (Hillsborough)

Counts: Battery on an Officer

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in prison

Case Result: State Conceded to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and the Defendant was permitted to do the diversion program. Upon successful completion all charges will be dismissed against her.

VILLEGAS CASE NO.: 15-CF-013804-A (Hillsborough)

Counts: Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Possession of Cannabis

Judge: Sabella

Maximum Sentence: 6 years in prison

Case Result: State Conceded to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and the Defendant was permitted to do the diversion program. Upon successful completion all charges will be dismissed against him.

FELIX CASE NO.: 2005-CF-1409 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin

Judge: Lopez

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Case Dismissed.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016486 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

FAGAN CASE NO.: 2011-CF-3312 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Dealing in Stolen Property

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss granted. Case Dismissed.

SMITH CASE NO.: 2006-CF-018405, 11-CF-248 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report a Change of Address; third VOP

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 20 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2010-CF-013346 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Count Felony Failure of a Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Ficarrotta

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

ROLON CASE NO.: 1998-CR-247 (Massachusetts)

Charges: Possession of Hashish, Class C Felony

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

NOTABLE CASE DISMISSALS BEFORE CHARGES WERE FILED

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Counts: Sexual Battery on a Person with Familial Authority

Maximum Sentence: Life in Prison and a Sexual Predator Designation

Case Result: No arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Sexual Battery and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Counts of Sexual Battery on a Minor

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison and lifetime sexual offender label

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Forcible Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Sexual Offender Label

Maximum Sentence: 35 years in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed.

NOTABLE CRIMINAL CASE DISMISSALS AFTER CHARGES WERE FILED

WILLIS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-3617 (Marion)

Charges: Attempted Robbery with a Firearm

Judge: Tatti

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

ARENAS CASE NO.: 15-CF-013193-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: Discharging a Weapon from an Occupied Vehicle

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 15 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

MOHAMMAD CASE NO.: 15-CF-003942-A (Marion)

Charges: Possession of Synthetic Cannabis

Judge: Pope

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

SANTOS CASE NO.: 2016-CF-003829 NC (Sarasota)

Charges: Battery on a Pregnant Female

Judge: Roberts

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

JOHNSON CASE NO.: 2015-CF-000263 (Hardee)

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Resisting without Violence; and Possession of Cannabis

Judge: Ezelle

Maximum Sentence: 17 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

HARMON CASE NO.: 15-CF-009007-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure to Redeliver Hired Property

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

EDISON CASE NO.: 15-CF-016856 (Lee)

Charge: Sale of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine

Judge: Manalich

Maximum sentence: 35 years in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2011-CF-03409 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felony Battery and Battery

Maximum Sentence: 6 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

GAETANO CASE NO.: 2013-CF-008843, 2013-CM-014221 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Battery, Child Abuse, False Imprisonment on a Child, Tampering with a Witness, Sexual Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Obstructing or Opposing an officer without violence.

Case Result: As a result of our firm's efforts, the state did not file any felony charges. This matter was then transferred from felony court to misdemeanor court with the remaining charges of battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence. The battery charge was then dropped by the state. Our client received a time served sentence (20 days) for the remaining misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence.

WILLIAMSON CASE NO.: 20012559CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Failure to Redeliver Hired Property

Judge: Covert

Maximum Sentence: 5 Years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

COOK CASE NO.: 20113-CR-06258 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 80 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (10 or More Images)

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 1,200 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

ALVEY CASE NO.: 2008-CF-11650 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

DEJESUS CASE NO.: 2012000178CFMA (Highlands)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine

Judge: Cowden

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

WOOD CASE NO.: 2013-CM-015786 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Domestic Violence Battery

Judge: Greco

Result: Case Dismissed.

HAKEEM CASE NO.: 2014-CM-008307 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Domestic Violence Battery

Judge: McNeil

Result: Case Dismissed.

FITZHENRY CASE NO.: 2013-CM-017851, 2013-CM-017852 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Three charges of Obtaining Property for a Worthless Check

Judge: Myers

Result: Case Dismissed.

NOTABLE SEX OFFENSE AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RESULTS

DINER CASE NO.: 2016-CF-013503 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 100 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Kiser

Maximum Sentence: 1,500 years in prison

Case Result: Motion to Suppress Granted. Case Dismissed.

EARGOOD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-18990 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Tharpe

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison as a PRRP and a HFO

Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

MATHIS CASE NO.: 2015-CF-9007 (Hillsborough)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges to Battery and Probation. Mathis is not a sexual offender as a result of this plea deal.

VLIET CASE NO.: CRC1404805CFAWS (Pasco)

Count: Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Judge: Handsel

Mandatory Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges to child abuse and probation. Vliet is not a sexual offender as a result of this plea deal.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Sexual Battery and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two Counts of Sexual Battery on a Minor

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison and lifetime sexual offender label

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

DOE CASE NO.: None Assigned (Hillsborough)

Charges: Forcible Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment and a lifetime sexual offender label

Maximum Sentence: 35 years in state prison

Case Result: No Arrest. No Charges Filed. Name not listed to protect the innocent.

GAETANO CASE NO.: 2013-CF-008843, 2013-CM-014221 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Battery, Child Abuse, False Imprisonment on a Child, Tampering with a Witness, Sexual Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Obstructing or Opposing an officer without violence.

Maximum Sentence: Life

Case Result: As a result of our firm's efforts, the state did not file any felony charges. This matter was then transferred from felony court to misdemeanor court with the remaining charges of battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence. The battery charge was then dropped by the state. Our client received a time served sentence (20 days) for the remaining misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing or opposing an officer without violence.

COOK CASE NO.: 2013-CR-06258 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 80 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (10 or More Images)

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 1,200 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Sentence: Probation

TORRES CASE NO.: 2014cf-008938 (Polk)

Charges: Using a Child to Engage in Sexual Acts, Sex by Person Over 24 with a 16 or 17 Year Old, and Human Trafficking

Judge: Butz

Maximum Sentence: Life

Case Result: Probation

GRUSZCYNSKI CASE NO.: 2011-CF-1179 (Hernando)

Charges: Sending Obscene Material to a Minor

Judge: Merritt, Sr.

Maximum Sentence: 60 months in state prison

Case Result: Charges reduced to Child Abuse. Probation. No jail or prison.

SMITH CASE NO.: 2006-CF-018405, 11-CF-248 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report and Third VOP

Judge: Fernandez

Maximum Sentence: 20 years state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2010-CF-013346 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of a Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Ficarrotta

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted. Case Dismissed.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-003236 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Failure of Sex Offender to Report

Judge: Pomponio

Sentencing Guidelines: 41 Months in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Credit for time already served.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Second Violation of Sex Offender Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Judge: Tharpe

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

STATE v. MO

NOTABLE DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MINIMUM MANDATORY RESULTS

ABNEY CASE NO.: 2016-CF-606 and 2016-CF-605 (Marion)

Charge: Trafficking in Methamphetamine

Minimum Mandatory Sentence: 3 years in prison

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in prison

Case Result: Defendant pled to the reduced charges of sale and possession

only and was offered a county jail sentence

SCRUGGS CASE NO.: 1309396CFANO (Pinellas)

Charge: Trafficking Cocaine, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm; Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Judge: Chris Helinger

Minimum Mandatory Sentence: 3 years in prison

Maximum Sentence: 60 Years in prison

Case Result: Defendant pled to possession of a controlled substance only and received time served. All other charges were dismissed.

DUNCAN CASE NO.: 2014-CF-1253 (Sarasota)

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), Possession of Cannabis (more than 20 grams), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Judge: Krug

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison.

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

TILLIS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-004670 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine (400 grams to 150 kilograms)

Judge: Campbell

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

DEWESE CASE NO.: 2011-CF-014672 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine (28 to 200 grams), Trafficking in Phenethylamines (10 to 200 grams)

Judge: Sabella

Mandatory Minimum: 6 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 60 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

STOKES CASE NO.: 2012-CF-231 (Alachua)

Charge: RICO

Judge: Glant

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: RICO dismissed. Case reduced to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Probation. No jail or prison.

ROMAIN Case No.: 11-CF-016307 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Four Counts of Trafficking in Illegal Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Four Counts of Felony Possession of Illegal Drugs

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 145 years in state prison

Case Result: In-Jail Drug Treatment Program and Probation. No prison.

MCGRAW CASE NO.: 2011-CF-9665 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking Oxycodone

Judge: Cook

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016222 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking Cocaine

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 7 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

GREENE CASE NO.: 2010-CF-014917 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in illegal drugs and conspiracy to traffic in drugs

Judge: Moody

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

TOWNSEND CASE NO.: 2010-CF-7768 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Trafficking in illegal drugs and conspiracy to traffic in drugs

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum: 25 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

LAUKOFF CASE NO.: 2008-CF-011446 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana

Judge: Barber

Mandatory Minimum: Three years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

FERREIRAS CASE NO.: 2003-155 (State of New York)

Charges: (A1) First Degree Cocaine Trafficking

Judge: Supreme Court Judge Buscalia

Sentencing Guidelines: Fifteen years to life in New York State Prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

HUDSON CASE NO.: 2007-04725 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum: 3 years in state prison

Case Result: 275 days work release followed by probation.

NOTABLE VIOLATIONS OF PROBATION RESULTS

CAMARA CASE NO.: 2011-cf-017186 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Robbery

Judge: Laura Ward

Maximum Sentence: Life in Prison

Case Result: Violation Dismissed after a full violation hearing with witnesses.

BERGERON CASE NO.: 12-CF-002877-A (Hillsborough)

Charges: On probation for Burglary of a Dwelling, two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and two counts of False Information on a Pawnbroker Form. Bergeron picked up 23 new counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and False Information on a Pawnbroker Form

Judge: Holder

Maximum Sentence: Over 100 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation.

STEVENS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-016486 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Second Violation of Sex Offender Probation

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Judge: Tharpe

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

CAMACHO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-19218, 2010-CF-15772 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Fourth Violation of Probation

Judge: Perry

Case Result: Reinstated to the original terms and conditions of probation.

KRAMER CASE NO.: 2012-CF-001478, 2012-CF-001786 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Third Violation of Probation

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Judge: Perry

Case Result: One year of community control and two years of drug probation.

ANDREWS CASE NO.: 2012-CF-008047, 2012-CF-011057 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Second Violation of Probation with New Criminal Charge

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Judge: Perry

Case Result: Reinstatement to original terms and conditions of probation.

DIEU CASE NO.: 200903317CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: VOP - Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling (Gang Related)

Judge: Quesada

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full violation hearing with witnesses.

BARFIELD CASE NO.: 2001-CF-11271 et al (Hillsborough)

Charges: Eighth Violation of Community Control and Probation

Judge: Behnke

Mandatory Minimum: 15 year suspended sentence in state prison

Case Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted based on Richardson discovery violation.

RACE CASE NO.: 200805609CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Violation of Probation - Child Abuse

Judge: Quesada

Guideline Sentence: 44 months in state prison

Case Result: Reinstatement to original probation.

FELIX CASE NO.: 2003-CF-1688 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin

Judge: Lopez

Mandatory Minimum: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Reinstatement to original probation after our motion to suppress evidence was granted.

NOTABLE CASE DISMISSALS BASED UPON A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION

MACIAS CASE NO.: 2010-CF-0038191 (Marion)

Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine

Judge: Stancil

Mandatory Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Maximum Sentence: 30 years in state prison

Case Result: Case Dismissed based upon a successful polygraph examination.

NOTABLE DUI RESULTS

TERINO CASE NO.: 17-CT-010251 (Hillsborough)

Charges Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

WALKER CASE NO.: 2016-CT-001791-A (Orange)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

SAFAR CASE NO.: 2014-CT-146862 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

ROBERTS CASE NO.: 2012-CM-6386 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI: Second Within Five Years

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail or probation.

MAXWELL CASE NO.: 2012-CM-62-CT (Holmes)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

CINAL CASE NO.: 2011-CM-6699 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI: Second Within Five Years

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

KURPASI CASE NO.: 2010-CM-5744 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result: Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

LEASURE CASE NO.: 2004-CM-201214 (Hillsborough)

Charge: Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Case Result Amended to a reckless driving, no jail and no license revocation.

ESLER CASE NO.: 2004-1097

Background: An appeal to the Second District Court of Appeal from a jury conviction and sentence of 5 years in prison on a count of DUI with serious bodily injury.

Case Result: Case reversed. As a result of our firm's appellate efforts, the Second District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court jury conviction and five year state prison term.

OTHER NOTABLE CRIMINAL RESULTS

YATES CASE NO.: 2015CF004154A000XX (Polk)

Charges: Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Armed Kidnapping

Judge: Ojeda

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 10 years in prison

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Reduction in charges and Probation.

MILLER CASE NO.: 15-CF-001292-A & 15-CF-014145 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Delivery of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis, Battery, Resisting without Violence and Criminal Mischief

Judge: Barber

Maximum Sentence: 9 years in state prison

Case Result: All felonies dismissed. Pled to misdemeanors only, time served.

EDISON CASE NO.: 15-CF-016856, 14-CF-019398, 14-CF-019397 (Lee)

Charge: Three counts of Sale of Cocaine and Three counts of Possession of Cocaine

Judge: Manalich

Maximum sentence: Life in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Case Result: 3 years in prison.

WADE CASE NO.: 2013-CF-017372

Charge: Fraudulently Presenting a False Statement

Judge: Campbell

Background: This Defendant had several priors, including prior fraud charges.

Maximum sentence: 5 years

Case Result: A withhold of adjudication and probation. No jail or prison.

PARRILLA CASE NO.: 2013-CF-10646 (Hillsborough)

Charges: 1 Count of Possession of Child Pornography

Judge: Tharpe

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

COBB CASE NO.: 2012-CF-17727 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Judge: Holder

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Our client paid court costs and the case was dismissed.

MORRISON CASE NO.: 2011-CF-2655 (Marion)

Charges: False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Witness and Battery

Judge: Stancil

Maximum Sentence: 12 years in state prison

Case Result: All felonies were dismissed. Our client paid court costs.

MOSLEY CASE NO.: 2009-CF-021579 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and False Information on a Pawnbroker Form

Judge: Moody

Maximum Sentence: 55 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

PETIT CASE NO.: 10 Cases Total (Hillsborough)

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: Probation. No jail or prison.

BLANCO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-012075 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Grand Theft $84,000.00, Second Degree Felony

Maximum Sentence: 15 years in state prison

Case Result: Probation. No jail or prison.

DIAZ CASE NO.: 2004-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: Probation. No jail or prison.

O'CALLAHAN CASE NO.: 201001328CFANO (Pinellas)

Charges: Home Invasion Robbery

Maximum Sentence: Life in state prison

Case Result: Case reduced to misdemeanor trespass. Credit for time served.

CIAMPOLI CASE NO.: 201006944CFAWS (West Pasco)

Charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Trespass

Judge: Andrews

Maximum Sentence: 5 years in state prison

Case Result: Case reduced to misdemeanor assault. Credit for time served.

WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2010-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.

HERSEY CASE NO.: 2005-CF-015527 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Cocaine, VOP

Judge: Timmerman

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 3 years in state prison

Case Result: A short county jail term and probation. No prison.

VELEZ CASE NO.: 2004-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 dismissed. The case was reduced to a misdemeanor assault.

PARSONS CASE NO.: 2004-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: The case was reduced to aggravated assault. Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery counts were dismissed.

LINDER CASE NO.: 2009-CF-000073, 10-CF-012925 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling; 3rd Violation of Probation

Judge: Fernandez

Case Result: DACCO Drug Treatment Program followed by a term of probation

HOWARD CASE NO.: 2011-CF-4913 (Hillsborough)

Charges: Two counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Armed Burglary

Judge: Ficarrotta

Mandatory Minimum: 10 Years in Prison

Maximum Sentence: Life in Prison

Case Result: Youthful Offender sanctions.

CAMACHO CASE NO.: 2009-CF-019218, 2010-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 state prison (pursuant to 10-20-LIFE)

Case Result: Avon Park duel treatment program followed by a term of probation.

GRUSZCYNSKI CASE NO.: 2011-CF-1179 (Hernando County)

Charges: Sending Obscene Material to a Minor

Judge: Merritt, Sr.

Maximum Sentence: 60 months in state prison

Case Result: Charges reduced to Child Abuse. Probation. No jail or prison.