Victories and Past Cases

Results:

Florida v. Rende

Dismissed

20th Judicial Circuit, 03-3236-CF
2 Felony Counts - (1) Sexual Battery w/Deadly Weapon or Great Force; and (2) Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon.

Florida v. Cohen

Dismissed

20th Judicial Circuit, 02-2726-MMA
Charged with possession of marijuana after being improperly stopped for illegal window tinting.

Florida v. Spencer

Dismissed

20th Judicial Circuit, 02-2868-CFA
1 Felony Charge of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked and Causing Serious Bodily Injury (in this case death).

Florida v. Moody

On 5/12/06 reduced to 10 years suspension (1998 to 2008). Defendant eligible for a business exception license for the remaining 2 years of suspension.

12th Judicial Circuit, 97-4429T
Defendant received lifetime suspension of his driver's license after third DUI.

Florida v. Noto

After one (1) week of trial, State agreed to a settlement that immediately released Defendant.

20th Judicial Circuit, 05-596-CP(HDH)
Defendant faced indefinite term of incarceration after serving his sentence under the provisions of the Jimmy Ryce Act (for sexual offenders and/or predators).

Florida v. Krimmel

Pled no contest to a lesser included charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor; adjudication withheld; credit for one day time served; no probation.

20th Judicial Circuit, 03-152-CFA
32 felony counts including Directing or Promoting a Sexual Performance of a Child and Possession of Photos Depicting Sexual Conduct by a Child.

US v. Roffman

Pled guilty to 1 count; 41 counts dismissed; Sentenced to 29 months.

USDC WD of MO, 4:00-CF-00469
42 felony counts of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States (Medicare Fraud); According to US Attorney he was facing 105 years if convicted on all counts.

US v. Dailey

Pled guilty to 1 count; Sentenced to three years supervised release w/the first year under home confinement.

USDC SD of FL, 01-6140-CR
16 felony counts of bankruptcy fraud.

DC v. Bates

Court of appeals vacated the order denying motion for new trial and remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.

97-CF-1896, 01-CO-1373, 02-CO-839
Direct appeal of 1st degree murder conviction. Defendant was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Virginia v. Tillery

Right to appeal was reinstated.

Circuit Court of Suffolk County
CR-00F00-236, 237, 239, 240, 304, 305, 306 & 307

Habeas Corpus Petition - Defendant alleged that he was wrongly deprived of his right to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

US v. Horne

Sentence reduced to 46 months, with credit for time served in both the state and federal prison systems, resulting in a 5 month sentence.

USDC MD of PA, 1:CR-00-274-01
Defendant faced a 70 month prison sentence.

Maine v. Curtis

Federal and state sentences will now be served concurrently rather than consecutively.

Superior Court of Franklin County
FARSC-CR-2003-00080

Defendant was serving a 7 year sentence for a state conviction which was to be followed by additional time for a federal conviction.

NC v. McKenzie

Writ was granted and the case remanded for an evidentiary hearing.

7th DCA from Edgecombe County
97-CRS 8598, 8600, 8601, 8602 & 8603

Petition for Writ of Certiorari re: Denial of Motion for Appropriate Relief.

US v. Sineriz

Acquitted

USDC MD of FL, 97-CR-79-ALL
6 felony counts of wire fraud. Tried before a jury.

Florida v. Strom

Acquitted

17 felony counts - RICO, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Tried before a jury.

Florida v. Rios

Judgment & Sentence vacated. Remanded for new trial. *Ultimately negotiated by local counsel to 10 years in lieu of a new trial.

7th Judicial Circuit, Putnam County
97-1631-CF-52

Defendant was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

USA v. Gallimore

Brought motion to vacate underlying conviction in state court. State conviction vacated and case nolle prossed.

Defendant was sentenced as a career offender based upon two prior state court convictions.

US v. Gallimore

Sentence was vacated and remanded for resentencing.

US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
04-12457

Defendant faced 360 months federal prison sentence.

US v. Brinson

Sentence was vacated and remanded for resentencing.

US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
04-16178

Defendant faced 360 months federal prison sentence.

State of Florida v. Christensen

Dismissed

12th Judicial Circuit, 06-003279CF
4 Felony Counts -
(1) Trafficking in Heroin (4 grams or more)
(2) Possession of Controlled Substance
(3) Possession of Controlled Substance
(4) Possession of Prescription Drug without Perscription

State of Florida v. Kupetz

Insufficient Evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt. No charge filed.

12th Judicial Court, 07-000693CF
Felony Driving While License Suspended/Revoked Third Degree Felony.

USA v. Brooks

Reduced sentence of 140 Months below PSI Guidelines of 188 to 235 Months.

11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2:06-CR-126-FTM
Count Two: Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fifty grams or more of cocaine base "Crack" cocaine.

USA v. Bekic

Reduced sentence of 36 Months below PSI Guidelines of 97 to 121 Months.

USDC, WD of Tenn
06-20439-MA

Counts One through Four: Transportation of Child Pornography and Aiding and Abetting.

USA v. Payne

Reduced sentence of 122 Months below PSI Guidelines of 235 to 293 Months.

USDC MD Florida, 05-CR-71-FTM
Motion for Reconsideration of Sentence Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ยง 3582.

USA v. Tarsha Brooks

(see below)

USDC Middle District of Florida, Ft. Myers Division
2:06-CR-126-FTM-29 DNF

Motion for Reduction of Sentence pursuant to Amendment 750 of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

State Petitioned the Court for a 4 level downward departure in the sentencing guidelines.

Result: Defendant original sentence was 140 months which was below the PSI Guideline Range. He was facing of 188 months (15.6 years) to 235 months (19.6 years). On April 9, 2012, the first reduction sentence was granted, from 140 months to 120 months. Then on September 12, 2013, a second reduction was granted from 120 months to a range of 85 to 105 months.

State of Florida v. Cheydrick Britt

(see below)

Post Conviction Motion Relief and to Vacate Judgment and Sentence Pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3850.

Result: On May 18, 2004, Defendant was sentence to guilty of Count One, sexual battery with a familial or custodial authority, Count Two, lewd or lascivious molestation battery, and Count Three, lewd or lascivious molestation forcing or enticing. Britt was sentenced to a term of 30 years imprisonment as to Count One, and 15 years as to Count Three, to run concurrent to Count One.
On September 24, 2013, Motion to Vacate Judgment and Sentence and New trial was granted.
On November 20, 2013, the State dropped the charges against Mr. Britt, and an Order was issued to remove him from the sex offender registration list.