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Case Results

The “results” section of a lawyer’s website can be misleading. No defense attorney wins every case. Scroll below to see some Major Losses, Split Decisions, a bit a pure damage control and then the outright Dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts. Whatever you or your loved one is charged with, we’ve handled it, and probably several times. Here is a final thought: the only promise your criminal defense lawyer should make is to use their best professional effort because no lawyer can promise an outcome.

  • Major Losses

    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Felony Murder in the First Degree (Quadruple Homicide)
      • Major Losses
      Found GUILTY and sentenced to life in prison on count 1; sentenced to death on counts 2, 3 and 4. Note: taking your criminal defense lawyer’s advice is a good idea.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Felony Violation of Probation
      • Major Losses
      Found GUILTY of Capital Sexual Battery and NOT GUILTY of First Degree Murder. Sentenced to Life in Prison.
    • Misdemeanor: Escambia County, DUI (no blow)
      • Major Losses
      GUILTY, maximum sentence of 6 months imposed. Note: if your defense lawyer says “don’t take the stand”, don’t. This (difficult) client had *no* prior criminal history of any kind.
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, Resisting Arrest without Violence
      • Major Losses
      Ninety (90) days in jail as a condition of probation. Rejected advice and paid the price.
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, Domestic Violence (Battery)
      • Major Losses
      Eleven (11) months and twenty-nine (29) days in county jail. Note: Avoid violations of No Contact orders at all times.
  • Split Decision

    • Felony: Santa Rosa County, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
      • Split Decision
      NOT GUILTY of the felony charge, but GUILTY of Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.
    • Felony: Walton County, Second Degree Murder
      • Split Decision
      Found NOT GUILTY of Second Degree Murder, but GUILTY of a Lessor Included Offense (LIO)
    • Felony: Santa Rosa County, DUI with serious bodily injuries
      • Split Decision
      REDUCTION from mandatory prison felony charge to a misdemeanor DUI, and then the charge was SUBSTITUTED for Reckless Driving and probation.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Sexual Battery
      • Split Decision
      NOT GUILTY of Sexual Battery, GUILTY of misdemeanor Battery
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, DUI, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia
      • Split Decision
      Pled as charged to count 1, counts 2 & 3 DISMISSED
    • Misdemeanor: Walton County ,Multi-drug Possession Intent to Distribute, sale and possession charges within 1000 feet of a school
      • Split Decision
      Maximum of 120 years with a plea offer of 10 years Department of Corrections settled for thirty-six (36) months with credit for time already served.
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, DUI
      • Split Decision
      Substitution of charge for Reckless
  • Damage Control

    • Felony: Escambia County, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon
      • Damage Control
      Pled No Contest and received a Downward Departure of probation and thirty (30) days in jail (credit for time served). Another one of our signature damage control methods, brain imaging based sentences that focus on treatment instead of punishment.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Child Pornography, Unlawful use of an Electronic Communications Device
      • Damage Control
      Pled No Contest and was sentenced to Four years of probation. Brain imaging based sentence departure.
  • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts

    • Felony: Walton County, Child Pornography, Transmission of Child Pornography
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      After a long pretrial period, the client was found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and discharged from all supervision at the Commitment Hearing.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Felony Violation of Probation (positive drug test)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED
    • Felony: Walton County, Domestic Violence by Strangulation
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED
    • Felony: Santa Rosa County, Vehicular Homicide, Racing on the Highway and Manslaughter
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      Found NOT GUILTY by jury verdict.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Capital Sexual Battery (two counts)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      Found NOT GUILTY after a trial by an all female jury.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (two counts)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      Motion for Finding of Legal Incompetence to Stand Trial was granted, and the client is receiving treatment.
    • Felony: Okaloosa County, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED during the State’s presentation of case.
    • Misdemeanor: Santa Rosa County, Domestic Violence (Assault)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED
    • Misdemeanor: Walton County, Domestic Violence (battery)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED after No Contact bond conditions were changed to No Violent Contact earlier.
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, DUI
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      Motion for mistrial granted. Retried, NOT GUILTY.
    • Misdemeanor: Escambia County, Domestic Violence (Battery)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED on the morning of trial.
    • Misdemeanor: Escambia County, DUI (Refusal)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      NOT GUILTY
    • Misdemeanor: Okaloosa County, Domestic Violence (Battery)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED – at the very last moment, right before a FRCP 3.190(c)(4) Motion hearing. Defense of “Mutual Combat” is rarely a C4.
    • Misdemeanor: Walton County, Domestic Violence (battery)
      • Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts
      DISMISSED after No Contact bond conditions were changed to No Violent Contact earlier.