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In criminal law, an outcome of a case goes far beyond “guilty” or “not guilty”. Many criminal defendants are facing numerous charges which could result in serious penalties. At Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC, we strive to obtain the best case outcome possible. We have prevented clients accused of murder from going to prison, gotten hundreds of fraud charges dismissed, and have had courts declare mistrials in cases where clients were wrongly declared guilty due to ineffective legal counsel. We are proud to share you with some examples of our more notable cases.

  • No Incarceration
    “Pizza Hut” Homicide Mr. R. was a member of a group of boys alleged to have committed the racially motivated “Pizza Hut” homicide. Indicted for murder, the firm’s partners successfully negotiated a resolution that resulted in no incarceration for Mr. R.
  • Dismissed
    10 Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts upon a Child and 2 Counts of Felony Interference with Custody. Woman charged with 10 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts Upon a Child and 2 counts of felony Interference With Custody. On the eve of trial, partners successfully negotiated a misdemeanor resolution with no penalty. The government dismissed all 10 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts Upon a Child and all other felonies.
  • Dismissed
    13 Count Indictment The country’s largest cattle dealer, Mr. P. and his company, Anthony Livestock, was charged by the Federal Government in an 13 count indictment. The indictment alleged a scheme to defraud numerous cattle feeding companies over a 5 year period. After the initial indictment and 4 superseding indictments later, Mr. P. continued to maintain his innocence. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the remaining Wire Fraud count. The former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Kansas heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. P. remains free of any convictions today
  • Dismissed
    15 County Fraud Throughout Florida Mr. G. was the target of a massive investigation by the Office of the Statewide Prosecution. The Government was alleging a 15 county fraud throughout Florida as a result of three devastating hurricanes. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office assigned an Agent to work full-time to investigate Mr. G. After the firm took the unusual step of calling the Agent and the Assistant Statewide Prosecutor as witnesses in a pre-trial hearing and after demanding a speedy trial, the Government abandoned its prosecution on the morning of trial thereby completely exonerating Mr. G.
  • Acquitted
    166-Counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts A NASA Quality Assurance Specialist working in the Space Shuttle Program, Mr. T. was charged in a unique federal indictment alleging 166-counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts. He was first accused shortly after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Facing 1,600+ years in federal prison, Mr. T. demanded his trial. Mr. T. was acquitted of all 166 crimes he was accused of by the Federal Government.
  • Dismissed
    18 Count Indictment An astute businessman, Mr. B. was charged by the Federal Government in an 18 count indictment. The indictment was the first of its kind in the U.S. alleging a 42 million dollar fraud involving the Federal Lifeline Program, some calling it the "Obamaphone" prosecution. The indictment included charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Monetary Transactions Involving Unlawful Property, Mail Fraud and Money Laundering. The Washington D.C. based investigation culminated in the collection and production of 2.4 million documents. The U.S. District Court declared the prosecution "complex, as a matter of law." Maintaining his innocence from the day Mr. B. was referred to the firm, Mr. B. demanded a jury trial. After two superseding indictments, Mr. B. continued to maintain his innocence. After extensive pre-trial litigation, including accusations of Governmental misconduct and on the eve of trial, the Government abandoned all charges except Mail Fraud. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the Mail Fraud. The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. B. successfully recovered all of his seized assets and remains free of any convictions today.
  • No Incarceration
    1st Degree Felony The son of a prominent doctor, Mr. M. was arrested and charged with a 1st degree felony driving crash that resulted in death. Facing 30 years in prison, the firm investigated and garnered a sentence involving no incarceration for young Mr. M.
  • Acquitted
    1st Degree Murder Dubbed the "Black Widow" by the government; Ms. S. was accused of 1st degree murder for the death of her 5th husband. After the attorneys conducted 3 years of consultation with experts, 100+ depositions and investigation in 5 countries, Ms. S. requested a jury trial. She had her trial and was acquitted of 1st degree murder, walking out of the courtroom a free woman.
  • Dismissed
    1st Degree Organized Fraud, Felony False Statement and 2nd Degree Felony Misapplication of Funds. A prominent home builder, Mr. J. was arrested and formally charged by the Office of the State Attorney with 1st degree Organized Fraud, Felony False Statement and 2nd degree Felony Misapplication of Funds. After the firm conducted a massive 3.5 year pre-trial investigation and amid an ABC News exposé on Mr. J., the Government dismissed all counts.
  • Dismissed
    2 Counts of Willful Malicious Burning of Lands in the Infamous Mothers Day Fires in Palm Bay, Florida Mr. C. was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Willful Malicious Burning of Lands in the infamous Mothers Day fires in Palm Bay, Florida which resulted in 12,000 acres burning and over 180 homes either destroyed or damaged. Amidst national press coverage and intense media scrutiny, the lawyers of the firm immediately came to Mr. C.’s defense. After conducting its own investigation and consulting with the Office of the State Attorney, the Government dismissed all charges against Mr. C. and publicly stated that there was insufficient evidence against Mr. C.
  • Dismissed - awarded a new trial
    25 years in prison Mr. T. had been sentenced to 25 years in prison when he contacted Funk, Szachacz & Diamond. After the firm conducted a complete review of his trial and his trial counsel's performance, the attorneys confirmed that Mr. T. had received ineffective assistance of counsel. As a result, the firm filed a motion claiming that Mr. T.'s 6th Amendment rights were violated and the trial court granted a hearing. At hearing, the firm exposed the deficiencies of Mr. T.'s attorney and proved the 6th Amendment violation. Consequently, the trial court dismissed one 25 year sentence and awarded a new trial on the other count. Mr. T. is awaiting re-trial today.
  • Not adjudicated guilty of any crime
    2nd Degree Murder Mr. D. was arrested and formally charged with 2nd Degree Murder. The firm conducted an extensive pre-trial investigation, including important background of the deceased and began negotiations with the State. As a result, Mr. D. was not adjudicated guilty of any crime and did not serve one day in prison.
  • Dismissed
    3 Felony Counts of Using a Computer to Solicit a Child A former Division 1 football player and high school coach, Mr. V. was arrested and charged by the Government with 3 felony counts of Using a Computer to Solicit a Child. In the face of public opinion against Mr. V., the attorneys resolved the case in Mr. V.’s favor resulting in no felony convictions and Mr. V serving neither jail nor prison.
  • Acquitted
    40 counts of Sexual Acts With a Minor. Mr. H. was arrested for 40 counts of Sexual Acts With a Minor. Maintaining his innocence from day one, Mr. H. was acquitted of all counts after jury trial.
  • Acquitted
    5 Counts of Sexual Battery and 1 Count of False Imprisonment. Mr. Q. was arrested and formally charged with 5 counts of Sexual Battery and 1 count of False Imprisonment. After the lawyers conducted an extensive investigation, Mr. Q. demanded to have his day in court. After a jury trial, Mr. Q. was acquitted of all Sexual Battery counts as well as the False Imprisonment count.
  • Dismissed
    6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone. Mr. W. was arrested and charged with 6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone. After the firm conducted a pre-trial investigation, the Government dismissed all 6 counts.
  • Dismissed
    6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor A tennis pro, Mr. D. was arrested and accused of 6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor. After nearly three years of investigation by the firm, the government eventually dismissed all felonies against Mr. D.
  • Dismissed
    Aggravated Child Abuse by Malicious Punishment, Spouse Abuse and Resisting Arrest Mr. W. was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse by Malicious Punishment, Spouse Abuse and Resisting Arrest. After arguing for dismissal in the trial court, the attorneys had to appeal to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach. After the appellate court ruled, the firm once again moved to dismiss all charges back in the trial court. Over the Government’s objection, the trial court agreed with the members of the firm and dismissed all charges.
  • Discharged from both accusations.
    Armed Burglary Mr. W. was arrested and charged with Armed Burglary of a Dwelling and Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. At trial, the attorneys moved the trial court to dismiss the case. This was denied and the attorneys took the injustice to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach seeking a dismissal based on the unusual Double Jeopardy Clause violation that occurred in the trial court. There, the appellate court sided with Mr. W. and he was discharged from both accusations. The case, Wynn v. Pound, 653 So.2d 1116 (Fla. 5th DCA 1995), is an oft-cited case for sua sponte mistrials.
  • Awarded a new trial.
    Attempted Murder At the time Mr. O. met with the firm, he had been convicted of Attempted Murder with a Firearm and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Funk, Szachacz & Diamond was hired as post-conviction counsel. After the firm conducted a thorough investigation, the attorneys presented an alibi witness and cross-examined two defense attorneys and one government attorney at an exhaustive hearing. The firm advocated that Mr. O. had initially received ineffective assistance of counsel. The trial court agreed and consequently, Mr. O.’s conviction and sentence were vacated and he was awarded a new trial.
  • Dismissed
    Battery Domestic Violence A former sitting Judge, Mrs. D. was charged with Battery Domestic Violence. After the case was investigated by the firm, the attorneys successfully garnered a dismissal of all charges against the former jurist.
  • Dismissed
    Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest A professional basketball player, Mr. B. was arrested and charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest. After conducting an investigation, the attorneys successfully negotiated a resolution that resulted in the Government dismissing both charges.
  • Dismissed
    Bribery and Bid Rigging for Jet Parts in the U.S. Navy A well-respected Arizona business man, Mr. F. was the target of a Federal investigation involving bribery and bid rigging for jet parts in the U.S. Navy. The attorneys successfully thwarted any indictment and further criminal prosecution.
  • Acquitted
    Burglary of a Dwelling, Violation of an Injunction and 1st Degree Arson Mr. L. was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Dwelling, Violation of an Injunction and 1st degree Arson. After a long investigation by the attorneys and a trip to the 5th District Court of Appeal, Mr. L.’s case was set for trial. The attorneys took the extraordinary step of petitioning the trial court to remove the prosecutor, claiming he had such a bias that removal was appropriate. The case resulted in the attorney’s participation in one of the most contentious jury trials ever conducted by the attorneys. Mr. L. was acquitted of all charges.
  • Prison Sentence Was Vacated.
    Committing a New Crime While on Probation When Mr. B. contacted the attorneys’ office, he was serving a prison sentence due to committing a new crime while on probation for 5 other crimes. The lawyers appealed, arguing the “new” crime was wrongfully found. The 5th District Court of Appeal agreed with the lawyers and Mr. B.’s prison sentence was vacated.
  • Dismissed All Felonies
    Conspiracy to Traffic After a large investigation by the Office of the Statewide Prosecution, Mr. M. became a target. As a result, Mr. M. was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Cannabis, Manufacture/Cultivation of Cannabis and Accessory After the fact. The Office of the Statewide Prosecutor alleged that Mr. M. was a conspirator in a case where 12 defendants were named and charged. After a thorough investigation by Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, the Government agreed to dismiss all felonies against Mr. M. He served no additional prison or jail.
  • No Jail or Prison Time.
    Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine Mr. G. was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine and 4 counts of Sale of Cocaine by the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor. The huge investigation by the Government resulted in 6 defendants being charged with related crimes. After the attorneys reviewed the evidence, the Government agreed to resolve Mr. G.’s case that included no jail or prison time.
  • Granted a New Trial
    Convicted of 3 Crimes When Ms. B. contacted the attorneys, she had been convicted of 3 crimes after a jury trial. The firm investigated the case and concluded that Ms. B. was provided with ineffective assistance of counsel. After the firm litigated the claim, the trial court granted Ms. B. a new trial due to the ineffective assistance of counsel claimed and proven by the attorneys.
  • Agreed to re-sentence to probation
    Convicted of Attempted Sexual Battery When Mr. S. requested help from the attorneys, he had been convicted of Attempted Sexual Battery of a Child Under 12 and Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child and sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison. After investigation, the attorneys filed a Motion for Post Conviction Relief claiming Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. On the day of hearing, the Government agreed to re-sentence Mr. S. to probation and no prison.
  • Reversal of His Conviction and Death Sentence
    Convicted of Two Murders The attorneys were asked to serve as appellate counsel for Mr. B. after he was convicted of two murders and sentenced to death. The attorneys agreed to become Mr. B’s appellate counsel. They successfully briefed and argued before the Florida Supreme Court for the unanimous 7-0 reversal of his conviction and death sentence.
  • Dismissed
    Corporate Espionage A prominent European inventor, Mr. R. was accused of corporate espionage. He was arrested and formally charged with Theft of Trade Secrets, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Grand Theft, Grant Theft over $100,000.00 and Organized Trafficking of Stolen Property. After hotly-contested pre-trial litigation, the Government conceded and dismissed all charges.
  • Acquitted
    Cruelty to Animals for Poisoning Numerous Muscovy Ducks Dubbed “The Duck Man”- accused of cruelty to animals for poisoning numerous Muscovy Ducks. Mr. L. was acquitted after trial despite pressure on the Court from outraged neighbors and animal rights organizations.
  • Dismissed
    Domestic Violence A felony prosecutor, Mr. B. was arrested and charged with domestic violence. After selecting Funk, Szachacz & Diamond as his counsel, all charges were dropped against Mr. B. and he successfully practices law today.
  • Reversal of his conviction and death sentence.
    Double Murder The attorneys were asked to serve as appellate counsel for Mr. B. after he was convicted of two murders and sentenced to death. The attorneys agreed to become Mr. B’s appellate counsel. They successfully briefed and argued before the Florida Supreme Court for the unanimous 7-0 reversal of his conviction and death sentence.
  • Acquitted
    DUI Mr. D. was arrested and charged with DUI by a Drug Recognition Expert with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Despite the Drug Recognition Expert testimony at trial, Mr. D. was acquitted of all accusations.
  • Acquitted
    DUI After Falling Asleep at an Intersection A nurse, Mr. H. was arrested and charged with DUI after falling asleep at an intersection in Broward County, Florida. Mr. H. was alleged to have an unlawful breath alcohol level. After a hotly contested jury trial, Mr. H. was acquitted of all accusations.
  • Charges Dismissed
    DUI Manslaughter Young woman formally charged with DUI Manslaughter in the death of her fiancé. After 2+ years of investigation and consultation with experts in Florida, Washington and Michigan, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond disproved the government’s theory and the State dismissed all charges against Ms. M.
  • Dismissed
    DUI-Property Damage after an accident Mr. M. was a certified Police Officer when he was arrested and charged with DUI-Property Damage after an accident. Under a cloud of public skepticism and outrage, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond successfully urged the government to dismiss all charges against Officer M.
  • Sentenced to a Non-Prison Sentence
    Federal Drug Manufacturing Mr. G. was the target of a Federal drug manufacturing investigation conducted by the DEA and FBI. After being arrested and formally charged, the firm successfully avoided the mandatory minimum prison sentence and Mr. G. was sentenced to a non-prison sentence in the Middle District of Florida.
  • Dismissed
    Federal Fraud Investigation A prominent businessman, Mr. D. was the target of a Federal Fraud investigation. After his arrest, the firm, with the assistance of experts, conducted a thorough computer forensic investigation. Consequently, the federal Government relented and agreed to not prosecute Mr. D. with any felonies.
  • Dismissed
    Federal Fraud Investigation A U.S. Postal Worker, Ms. S. was the target of a Federal Fraud investigation. After providing handwriting exemplars and the firm conducting pre-trial investigation, the firm successfully thwarted any prosecution.
  • Dismissed
    Federal Investigation Involving Bribery and Bid Rigging for Jet Parts in the U.S. Navy. A well-respected Arizona business man, Mr. F. was the target of a Federal investigation involving bribery and bid rigging for jet parts in the U.S. Navy. The attorneys successfully thwarted any indictment and further criminal prosecution.
  • Acquitted
    Federally Indicted An outspoken United States Postal Worker, Mr. C. was Federally indicted. After an emotionally charged jury trial, Mr. C. was acquitted of all criminal charges.
  • Dismissed
    Felonies in Two Cases A decorated 21 year police officer, Officer C. was arrested and charged with felonies in two cases. After Funk, Szachacz & Diamond demanded speedy trial, the Government dismissed all counts and charges against Officer C.
  • Dismissed
    Felony Battery from a Violent Confrontation Inside a Home Mr. L. was arrested and charged with Felony Battery from a violent confrontation inside a home. The law firm, pre-trial, raised the Florida Stand Your Ground Law. After extensive investigation and pre-trial efforts by the firm, the Government chose to dismiss the charge instead of facing a jury.
  • Dismissed
    Felony Child Abuse on Two Children After investigation for Felony Child Abuse on two children, Mr. B. was arrested and charged by law enforcement. After the firm concluded its investigation, all charges were dismissed by the Government.
  • Dismissed
    Felony Tampering, Felony Computer Hacking and Felony Crimes Against Intellectual Property A highly decorated, 17 year veteran of the Lake Mary Police Department, Officer D. was arrested and formally charged by the Office of the State Attorney with Felony Tampering, Felony Computer Hacking and Felony Crimes Against Intellectual Property. After an exhaustive pre-trial investigation by the firm and despite a large amount of negative publicity toward Officer D., the Government dismissed all three counts against the Officer.
  • Dismissed
    Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement in a High Speed Pursuit A Canadian National, Mr. D. was arrested and charged with Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement in a High Speed Pursuit. He was alleged to have fled from law enforcement going 122 mph in a 45 mph zone on a motorcycle. After a complete investigation by the firm, the Government abandoned the Fleeing and Eluding charge and Mr. D. was not convicted of any felony and served no prison or jail time.
  • Dismissed
    Fraud out of the State Capital in Tallahassee, Florida. A highly decorated Lieutenant of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Lt. S. was arrested and charged with Fraud out of the State Capital in Tallahassee, Florida. After Funk, Szachacz & Diamond conducted an extensive pre-trial investigation, the Government dismissed all charges against Lt. S.
  • Received a non-incarcerative sentence.
    Gang-Style Murder After a gruesome homicide occurred in Central Florida, numerous men were charged with the killing. Mr. W. was formally charged with the gang-style murder. After exhaustive investigation by the partners in the firm, Mr. W. was convicted of a simple misdemeanor and received a non-incarcerative sentence.
  • Dismissed
    Insurance Fraud A prominent cardiologist, Dr. S. was accused of Insurance Fraud. Funk, Szachacz & Diamond was asked to join her defense team. After agreeing to represent Dr. S., the firm successfully facilitated a resolution resulting in no criminal convictions for Dr. S.
  • Acquitted
    Lewd & Lascivious Act On/Presence of a Child Under 16. A prominent engineer, Mr. H. was arrested and formally charged with Lewd & Lascivious Act On/Presence of a Child Under 16. Mr. H. maintained his innocence from the day he walked into the firm and demanded a jury trial. After a contentious jury trial, Mr. H. was acquitted of all accusations.
  • Acquitted of All Charges
    Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child Hired as appellate counsel for Mr. F. after he was convicted of a Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child, the attorneys successfully secured a reversal of his judgment and sentence in the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Further, pending the appeal, Mr. F. was accused of a murder-for-hire plot to kill witnesses. The attorneys accepted that accusation and after trial, Mr. F. was acquitted of all charges stemming from the murder-for-hire.
  • Out of custody in 2+ years
    Lewd & Lascivious Acts Ms. P. was serving a 37+ year prison sentence after having been convicted of numerous Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a Minor when the firm was first contacted. Realizing an injustice had occurred, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond agreed to handle the matter. The attorneys first appeared in the trial court after exhaustively investigating prior counsels’ actions. Soon, the battle continued to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach. There, the appellate court agreed with the firm that Ms. P. was entitled to competent counsel in her sentencing hearing. As a result, Ms. P. will now be out of custody in 2+ years by agreement of the Government.
  • Acquitted
    Lewd & Lascivious Acts Upon a Child After investigation for Lewd & Lascivious Acts Upon a Child, Mr. W. was arrested, formally charged and tried. After jury trial, Mr. W. was completely acquitted of all charges.
  • Dismissed
    Lewd & Lascivious Battery Mr. B. was arrested and charged with Lewd & Lascivious Battery. After four years of investigation into the case and the alleged victim, Mr. B. agreed to a plea that resulted in him not being convicted and not serving 1 day in jail or prison.
  • Acquitted
    Misusing a Child in a Sexual Performance as Well as Numerous Counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Mr. G. was a popular former school teacher charged who was charged with numerous counts of Misusing a Child in a Sexual Performance as well as numerous counts of Possession of Child Pornography. After an extraordinary two jury trials, Mr. G. was acquitted of all allegations.
  • Dismissed
    Multiple Counts of Felony Fraud Against the I.R.S Mr. C was a CPA charged by the United States with multiple counts of felony fraud against the I.R.S. and facing numerous years in Federal prison. Attorneys successfully defended Mr. C. resulting in no incarceration.
  • Dismissed
    Multiple Counts of Felony Fraud Against the I.R.S. CPA charged by the United States with multiple counts of felony fraud against the I.R.S. and facing numerous years in Federal prison. Attorneys successfully defended Mr. C. resulting in no incarceration.
  • Acquitted
    Murder Mr. H. admitted shooting and killing his fiancé. After this admission, he was formally charged with murder. At trial, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond actually introduced the door from the home where the shooting occurred into evidence. This proved to be compelling during the hotly contested jury trial, as Mr. H. was acquitted of all charges.
  • Acquitted
    Murder-for-Hire Hired as appellate counsel for Mr. F. after he was convicted of a Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child, the attorneys successfully secured a reversal of his judgment and sentence in the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Further, pending the appeal, Mr. F. was accused of a murder-for-hire plot to kill witnesses. The attorneys accepted that representation and after trial, Mr. F. was acquitted of all charges stemming from the murder-for-hire.
  • Dismissed
    Numerous Felonies At the time of being accused of numerous felonies, Mr. B. was the son of a sitting Circuit Court Judge. After much public outcry of corruption and favoritism, the attorneys secured Mr. B. a resolution whereby he received no incarceration.
  • Reduced Sentence- released from ICE custody
    Organized Fraud Mrs. P. was in Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody set to be deported/removed from the United States as a result of a conviction for Organized Fraud when the firm was engaged to help. She was one of four people convicted in a complex RICO prosecution conducted by the Office of the Statewide Prosecution in Sarasota County. As post-conviction counsel, the firm filed a 3.850 motion claiming ineffective assistance of trial counsel and was granted an evidentiary hearing. After presenting witnesses, documents and cross-examining her previous counsel for two days, the Government relented and reduced her conviction to a misdemeanor, credited her with time served and Mrs. P. was immediately released from ICE custody and reunited with her children in the U.S.
  • Dismissed
    Organized Fraud and 8 additional felonies of Fraud. A popular teacher, Mr. J. was arrested and charged with Organized Fraud and 8 additional felonies of Fraud. After a year-long investigation and consultation with experts, the attorneys demanded a speedy trial. Consequently, the Government dismissed all 9 counts against Mr. J.
  • Entered a plea
    Reckless Driving Mr. L. was operating his vehicle at the time his son, a passenger was killed. The Government alleged that Mr. L. was driving recklessly. Consequently, he was arrested and formally charged with Vehicular Homicide. After consultation with numerous experts and while facing 15 years in prison, Mr. L. agreed to enter a plea which resulted in him serving neither jail nor prison time.
  • Vacated Prison Sentence- Awarded New Trial
    Robbery with a Firearm When Mr. L. contacted the firm, he had been convicted of a Robbery with a Firearm after a jury had found him guilty and sentenced to 30 in years prison. The firm agreed to handle his direct appeal. Arguing prosecutorial misconduct, the appellate court agreed with the attorneys, vacated his 30 year prison sentence and conviction and awarded Mr. L. a new trial.
  • Acquitted
    Sale and Possession of Cocaine

    Mr. M. was arrested and charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine. While maintaining his innocence, Mr. M. requested his jury trial. After a heated jury trial, the jury returned two Not Guilty verdicts for Mr. M., resulting in his acquittal.

  • Received a Non-Incarcerative Sentence
    Sexual Battery and Lewd & Lascivious Acts Upon a Child. Accused of Sexual Battery and Lewd & Lascivious Acts Upon a Child. After emotionally driven negotiations and public protest, Mr. Z. received a non-incarcerative sentence.
  • Re-Sentence
    Sexual Battery of a Child Under 12 and Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child When Mr. S. requested help from the attorneys, he had been convicted of Attempted Sexual Battery of a Child Under 12 and Lewd & Lascivious Act Upon a Child and sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison. After investigation, the attorneys filed a Motion for Post Conviction Relief claiming Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. On the day of hearing, the Government agreed to re-sentence Mr. S. to probation and no prison.
  • Not convicted of any crime.
    Trafficking Mr. M. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone and Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Fraud. After a year-long investigation by the attorneys, the Government dismissed all felonies and Mr. M. was not convicted of any crime.
  • Dismissed
    Trafficking in Cannabis Mr. R. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cannabis, Leasing a Dwelling to Traffic in Cannabis and Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis. After a thorough investigation and the attorneys confronting Drug Agents with their actions pre-trial, the Government dismissed all charges against Mr. R., thereby exonerating him.
  • Dismissed
    Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. Mr. S. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. After a thorough review of the search warrant and the witness statements by the firm, the Government dismissed all charges.
  • Not Convicted
    Trafficking in Cannabis, Manufacturing Cannabis Mr. Z. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cannabis, Manufacturing Cannabis, Conspiracy to Traffic in Cannabis and Conspiracy to Manufacture/Sell Cannabis. After consulting with experts and conducting an extensive pre-trial investigation, the Government abandoned the major accusations resulting in Mr. Z. not being convicted and not spending 1 day in jail or prison.
  • Acquitted
    Two Counts of Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment Mr. B., a law school graduate, was arrested and charged by the government with two counts of Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment. Although DNA matched Mr. B. to the alleged victim, Mr. B. was acquitted of all charges after jury trial.
  • Dismissed
    Two Counts of Trafficking Prominent physician and graduate of the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. W. was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking in Drugs that was punishable by up to 60 years in a Florida State Prison. After a 3 year battle with the government, the firm successfully dismantled the State’s case resulting in Dr. W. not serving one day in jail.
  • Never adjudicated of the offense
    Vehicular Homicide The grandson of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo legend, Jack King, Michael was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide. After a thorough pre-trial investigation, Michael was never adjudicated of the offense, nor did he serve 1 day in jail or prison. Since the terrible crash that killed his friend, Michael has lectured to high school students about the dangers of speeding and intoxicants.

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