Tax & Wire Fraud

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Acquitted

Client was indicted on seven counts of tax and wire fraud in Federal Court, West Palm Beach, FL. She was acquitted of all charges by the jury after a five day trial. The other six co-defendants plead guilty and one testified against her for the government but the jury obviously rejected her testimony as not credible. (2018)

Disorderly Conduct & Obstructing

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Not Guilty

Client was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer while under a sentence of probation in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was found not guilty on all charges by a jury and her probation was terminated.(2018)

Forged Passports

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Partial Acquittal Resulting in Probation

Client was indicted in Federal Court in Miami for participating in a medical business that assisted Russian women to come to the United States to give birth to their children. The business was charged with obtaining U.S. passports for the children with forged signatures on the passport applications. The client was found not guilty by the jury on the conspiracy charge which carried the highest advisory sentence under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. She was also acquitted on two additional counts, resulting in a sentence of 2 years probation. (2018)

36 month enhanced sentence

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Reversed Sentence

Client was given a 36 month enhanced sentence in Federal Court for allegedly being the leader of the “One Order” gang in Kingston, Spanish Towne, Jamaica. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the sentence enhancement and remanded the case for resentencing. (2017)

Assault on Person over 65

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Dismissed

Client was charged with assault on his mother-in-law, resulting in her seeking medical attention at the hospital. Investigation proved the “victim” fabricated the accusation, resulting in dismissal just prior to trial of all charges. (2017)

Operation of a grow house

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Dismissed

Client was charged in Broward County, Florida with operating a marijuana grow house. After a motion to suppress the search of the house was granted by the Judge the prosecutor dismissed all charges. (2016)

Possession of Heroin

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Acquitted

Client was charged in Glades County Florida with Possession of Heroin and Introduction of Heroin into a State Correctional Facility. Defendant was acquitted of both charges by the jury. (2016)

Narcotics conspiracy

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Sentence reduction

Client was extradited from Colombia to Tampa on a narcotics conspiracy indictment alleging transportation of multiple tons of cocaine. A Rule 35 motion was obtained resulting in a sentence reduction from 22 years to “time served” allowing client to go home 17 years early. (2015)

Sexual battery

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Acquitted

Client charged with capital sexual battery on a minor in Fort Myers. Defendant was acquitted of all charges by a jury. (2015)

Trafficking in cocaine

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Probation

Client charged with trafficking in cocaine carrying a 15 year minimum/mandatory prison sentence. After a motion to dismiss was filed alleging police misconduct client was offered and accepted a plea to probation. (2014)

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