How Our Law Firm Can Help You

Dropped Charges

In many instances, we can have your case dropped before formal charges are ever filed. Contrary to common belief, it is the prosecutor who decides whether to file charges, not the police. Once the prosecutor’s office receives the police report, we make contact with the intake attorney and present your side of the story, often times ignored or neglected by the law enforcement agency investigating the crime. This is the advantage of having a former prosecutor defending you we’ve been there, we know what evidence the State is looking for, and we know what evidence doesn’t help them. For best results, contact our Orlando criminal lawyer as soon as you believe you are a suspect in a crime or the subject of a criminal investigation. It’s in your best interest to be proactive from the beginning rather than sit back and hope for a fair result.

Excluding Evidence

We can file a pretrial ‘Motion to Suppress’ where evidence was illegally obtained. We challenge the State’s case at every stage of the police officer’s investigation including the initial stop, detention and arrest. We challenge the admissibility of all government evidence including all statements obtained, evidence collected and searches conducted.

Reduced Charges

We can file motions to limit or exclude illegally obtained evidence.We can negotiate with the Prosecutor for drastically reduced charges. For example, a grand theft charge could be reduced to misdemeanor theft based on the facts of the case; a felony driving with a suspended license charge can be filed only as a misdemeanor; a domestic violence offense could be minimized to a non-domestic violence simple battery charge or even disorderly conduct; a DUI can be negotiated to a wet reckless or just reckless driving; and a burglary charge can be reduced to a petty theft, or even just trespassing.  As most criminal cases comprise a unique set of variables, the degree to which your charges may be reduced will be dependent on various factors such as the facts of your case, prior criminal history, your assigned judge, your prosecutor, actual evidence against you and other specifics surrounding your particular situation.  Of course, a former prosecutor negotiating on your behalf will always benefit you, given the unique circumstances of dealing with former colleagues and knowing their negotiation guidelines.

Jury Trial

If after several attempts to negotiate the case falter, or the prosecutor refuses to dismiss a questionable case, we will demand a jury trial. We can pre-trial motions that challenge the legality of the State’s evidence and maximize your chances at trial suppression motions, character evidence, probable cause, inadmissible hearsay, and impeachment evidence. At this point, we will use our firm’s extensive trial experience and seek NOT GUILTY verdicts, or even a mistrial as a result of the jury’s inability to make a decision. Either way, we vigorously pursue your innocence.

Sentence Mitigation

In the event of a conviction, we are often able to mitigate sentencing penalties by filing an appropriate sentencing brief. We argue for more lenient punishment, such as lesser jail time, public work service, substance abuse treatment, suspended sentences, anger management, and a variety of other sentencing alternatives. Our work does not finish with a guilty plea or conviction, as we see to it that you are represented through the end of your case.

Dropped Charges

In many instances, we can have your case dropped before formal charges are ever filed. Contrary to common belief, it is the prosecutor who decides whether to file charges, not the police. Once the prosecutor’s office receives the police report, we make contact with the intake attorney and present your side of the story, often times ignored or neglected by the law enforcement agency investigating the crime. This is the advantage of having a former prosecutor defending you we’ve been there, we know what evidence the State is looking for, and we know what evidence doesn’t help them. For best results, contact our Orlando criminal lawyer as soon as you believe you are a suspect in a crime or the subject of a criminal investigation. It’s in your best interest to be proactive from the beginning rather than sit back and hope for a fair result.

Excluding Evidence

We can file a pretrial ‘Motion to Suppress’ where evidence was illegally obtained. We challenge the State’s case at every stage of the police officer’s investigation including the initial stop, detention and arrest. We challenge the admissibility of all government evidence including all statements obtained, evidence collected and searches conducted.

Reduced Charges

We can file motions to limit or exclude illegally obtained evidence. We can negotiate with the Prosecutor for drastically reduced charges. For example, a grand theft charge could be reduced to misdemeanor theft based on the facts of the case; a felony driving with a suspended license charge can be filed only as a misdemeanor; a domestic violence offense could be minimized to a non-domestic violence simple battery charge or even disorderly conduct; a DUI can be negotiated to a wet reckless or just reckless driving; and a burglary charge can be reduced to a petty theft, or even just trespassing.  As most criminal cases comprise a unique set of variables, the degree to which your charges may be reduced will be dependent on various factors such as the facts of your case, prior criminal history, your assigned judge, your prosecutor, actual evidence against you and other specifics surrounding your particular situation.  Of course, a former prosecutor negotiating on your behalf will always benefit you, given the unique circumstances of dealing with former colleagues and knowing their negotiation guidelines.

Jury Trial

If after several attempts to negotiate the case falter, or the prosecutor refuses to dismiss a questionable case, we will demand a jury trial. We can pre-trial motions that challenge the legality of the State’s evidence and maximize your chances at trial suppression motions, character evidence, probable cause, inadmissible hearsay, and impeachment evidence. At this point, we will use our firm’s extensive trial experience and seek NOT GUILTY verdicts, or even a mistrial as a result of the jury’s inability to make a decision. Either way, we vigorously pursue your innocence.

Sentence Mitigation

In the event of a conviction, we are often able to mitigate sentencing penalties by filing an appropriate sentencing brief. We argue for more lenient punishment, such as lesser jail time, public work service, substance abuse treatment, suspended sentences, anger management, and a variety of other sentencing alternatives. Our work does not finish with a guilty plea or conviction, as we see to it that you are represented through the end of your case.

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