Flaherty Defense Firm, Fort Walton Beach Criminal Lawyer
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Results

The facts of every case are different, and no guarantees are made about what result we are able to obtain for your case. The list below contains just a partial sample of the results we’ve obtained for clients throughout the years. To learn more about what we can do to help your case specifically, we invite you to schedule a one on one consultation with Tim Flaherty by calling (850) 243-6097.



DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving.

Client and his wife were on vacation. After a quiet evening enjoying a romantic dinner, our client was arrested for driving under the influence. Through relentless mitigation and picking apart law enforcement’s reports, we were able to force the state to reduce the charge to reckless driving.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

Client arrested for driving under the influence refusal. After review and analysis case was set for trial. The State wasn’t confident they could win the case at trial, so they reduced the charge to reckless driving.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving.

Out of town client was arrested for drunk driving and refusal. After reviewing the evidence and field sobriety tests, case was set for trial. Case was reduced to reckless driving and client was happy.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

Military client received a DUI after a night out with his friends. Based on his refusal to submit to chemical testing and relative performance on field sobriety tests, the case was postured for trial. On the eve of trial, the case was reduced to reckless driving.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

Client was pulled over on his way home from a late shift at work. He refused any chemical testing, but did well on field sobriety tests. The state was trying to throw the book at this man with heavy DUI sanctions, so we set the case for trial. Days later, our client was offered a reckless driving.

DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving. 

My client was charged with DUI. Upon careful review of the facts, circumstances, and evidence, we decided with our client to set the case for trial. We continued our analysis of the case, including a thorough review of the video evidence showing our client’s performance on the field sobriety tests. He did not provide a breath test. Our client is active duty military and a lot was riding on the eventual outcome of the case.

At the final hearing before the trial, the State Attorney offered our client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. We left the decision completely up to our client, and after a lot of thought and consideration, he decided to accept the “sure thing” of the reduced charge rather than take the risk of a trial. While we were confident in our chances at trial, we respected our client’s wishes, and accepted the reduced charge.

DUI Reduced. 

My client was accused of DUI. After conducting our pretrial investigation and review of all discovery, we filed a Motion To Suppress the breath test result showing our client was well past the legal limit of 0.08. The Court granted our Motion To Suppress. With that key piece of evidence excluded, the State Attorney offered our client a plea to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving. While we were confident of our success at trial, our client decided to accept the sure thing and entered into a plea to the lesser charge. He will not have a DUI on his record and will not face a license suspension.

DUI Reduced.

My client was accused of DUI. After conducting our pretrial investigation and review of all discovery, we began negotiating with the State Attorney. The result of our negotiation was that our client was able to enter a plea to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving. He will not have a DUI on his record and will not face a license suspension.

BUI Reduced. 

My client was charged with Boating Under The Influence. Based on our review of the video evidence and the crime scene reports, we decided to file a Motion To Suppress the breath test. Upon reviewing our Motion To Suppress, the State Attorney agreed with our position and offered to allow our client to enter a plea to the lesser charge of Reckless Operation of a Vessel. While we were confident we would prevail on our Motion, our client decided to accept the sure thing and entered into a plea to the lesser charge.

BUI Reduced To Reckless Operation. 

Due to various mistakes made by the police during the investigation, we filed a Motion To Suppress Evidence. On the day of the hearing, my client was offered a reduction in the charge to Reckless Operation of a Vessel. While we were confident we stood a good chance of prevailing at the hearing, my client decided to accept the “sure thing” of the reduced charge.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

My client also had a prior arrest for DUI. He is an active duty member of the military. As we prepared the case, my client and I discussed the possibility of a trial. We both felt that the case was “winnable” at trial however we were concerned about a few aspects of the case that might have hurt him in front of a jury.

The day before trial, the Prosecutor offered my client a reduction to Reckless Driving. We talked about it quite a bit, and while we still felt that we had a good chance of winning, my client decided to take the “sure thing” and accept the reduced charge.

Drunk Driving Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

After discovering numerous problems with the way the case was investigated, I filed a Motion To Suppress Evidence. On the day of the hearing, the Prosecutor dismissed the DUI charge.

Drunk Driving Reduced to Reckless Driving. 

I prepared the case for trial. The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on her record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

Boating Under The Influence Reduced To Reckless. 

I prepared the case for trial. The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Operation. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a BUI conviction on his record.

Drunk Driving Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

After discovering numerous problems with the way the case was investigated, the Okaloosa County Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on her record and avoided a suspension of her driver’s license.

Drunk Driving Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

After discovering numerous problems with the way the case was investigated, the Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

After discovering numerous problems with the way the case was investigated, the Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

Drunk Driving Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

My Client was involved in an accident and was found by the Okaloosa County Sheriff Deputy passed out in his car. He refused the breath test. I prepared the case for trial. The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

My Client was pulled over for speeding in Fort Walton Beach. I prepared the case for trial. The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

My Client was accused of Drunk Driving after being pulled over by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputy on the way home from a nightclub. He had a severely intoxicated passenger with him. My Client refused Field Sobriety Exercises and the breath test.

I prepared the case for trial. The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving. 

My Client had alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana in his system. I convinced the Prosecutor that since they could not show a quantity of the drugs in his system, it would be impossible to prove that drugs, in combination with alcohol, caused the poor driving.

The Prosecutor offered my client a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving. While we were confident that we could win at trial, my client decided to accept the “sure thing”. By doing this, my client avoided a DUI conviction on his record and avoided a suspension of his driver’s license.

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Traffic Crimes

Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Damage Dismissed.

Distinguished service member received notice that he had a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident. Given the nature of the offense, the service members’ outstanding record of service and position as a single father, we set the case for trial and pressured the state for a dismissal.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Dismissed. 

My client was arrested following a nightclub complaint. We were able to secure a deferred prosecution agreement that led to his charges being dismissed.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Felony Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement.

After presenting mitigating evidence to the prosecutor, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed the felony charge.

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Marijuana / Drug Crimes

Possession of Marijuana Dismissed. 

Our client was pulled over and caught with marijuana. A young man with a bright future was terrified of the outcome. A two year license suspension would have made his commute to college and work a nightmare. After reviewing the discovery information we immediately filed a motion to dismiss. We won the motion and the case was dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia Dismissed. 

Traffic stop turned into a marijuana arrest. Case was dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana Dismissed. 

Young student was busted on school grounds with a small amount of weed. With graduation looming and a potential two year driver’s license suspension upon conviction, we immediately postured this case for trial and submitted extensive mitigation. Case Dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana Dismissed. 

Client was charged with possession of weed at school. By getting the charge dismissed, we were able to save his college potential and a suspension of his driver’s license.

Marijuana Charge Pretrial Diversion. 

After reviewing discovery and talking to witnesses, I filed a Motion To Suppress Evidence due to a potentially illegal search.

On the morning of the hearing on my motion, the State offered my client Pretrial Diversion. She didn’t want to take the risk of being convicted of a drug crime which would have made her ineligible for financial aid for college and would have required a suspension of her driver’s license so she decided to accept the Pretrial Diversion. If she completes it, all charges will be dismissed.

Drug Charge Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.
After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

DUI/Drunk Driving Dismissed. 

The Fort Walton Beach Police investigated the case. After discovering numerous problems with the way the case was investigated, I filed a Motion To Suppress Evidence. On the day of the hearing, the Prosecutor dismissed the DUI charge.

Felony Drug Charge Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges. After extensive preparation and negotiation with the Prosecutor, his Felony Drug Charge was dismissed. He was allowed to enter a plea to the misdemeanor drug charge.

Felony Drug Charge Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Felony Possession of Controlled Substance.
He accepted enrollment in the Pre-Trial Intervention program (PTI). After completing that agreement, his case was dismissed.

Felony Drug Charge Dismissed. 

My Client was a passenger in a truck that was stopped by the police. Cocaine was found on the floor of the truck right at his feet. I argued that there was no evidence that my Client knew the drugs were there, given that it was dark, it wasn’t his truck, and he was squeezed into the truck with three other people. I scheduled the case for jury trial.
Less than a week before trial, the Prosecutor dismissed the case.

Drug Charge Dismissed. 

I filed a Motion To Suppress Evidence based on the illegal search that was conducted against my Client. Once the Prosecutor reviewed my Motion To Suppress, he dismissed my Client’s case.

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Violent Crimes

Felony Battery Reduced To Misdemeanor. 

A night of fun at the local bar resulted in our client’s arrest for battery on an EMT. He was facing 5 years in prison. Client was a manager at a high end boutique and a felony conviction would have cost her career. After extensive review of the evidence, depositions of the officers, and preparing the case for trial, the state reduced the charge to misdemeanor battery and withhold of adjudicatio

Battery Dismissed. 

From the beginning, we prepared this case for trial and informed the State that nothing short of a dismissal would get this matter resolved. The State was against the wall considering their “victim” was very angry and wanted revenge. With witnesses ready, subpoenas served and a jury already waiting to be polled, the State agreed to dismiss the case.

Battery Dismissed. 

My client was on vacation with friends. After enjoying themselves at a local bar, they returned to their condo, where a fight broke out. My client was the only one arrested. The State Attorney’s Office was seeking a 6 month jail sentence, along with the threat of charging the case as a felony due to the injuries the alleged victim supposedly sustained.

We set his case for trial, and were able to ensure it remained in misdemeanor court due to some procedural manipulation we were able to do. We also filed a demand for Speedy Trial. His case was dismissed by the Court on Speedy Trial grounds when the State Attorney couldn’t produce their witnesses during the very strict time deadlines required under the Speedy Trial rules that we forced them to adhere to.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon. She was alleged to have fired a gun at her husband during a domestic disturbance. After extensive interviews with our client and the alleged victim, we submitted a drop-charge request to the State Attorney in Fort Walton Beach. A short time later, the State Attorney dismissed all charges against our client.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Resisting An Officer With Violence. The State made a mistake and also charged him in misdemeanor court for Resisting An Officer Without Violence for the same incident. The team discussed this in depth and decided on a course of action. We helped our client enter a plea to the misdemeanor case and then filed a Motion To Dismiss in Felony Court, arguing that due to Double Jeopardy, he could not be prosecuted twice for the same incident. The State Attorney agreed with our position and dismissed the Felony.

Disorderly Conduct and Resisting An Officer Dismissed. 

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

Not Guilty Verdict. 

My Client was arrested for Battery. He was accused of getting into a fight with the service manager at a car dealership in front of multiple witnesses. I scheduled the case for trial.

The jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes and found my Client NOT Guilty.

Aggravated Battery Dismissed. 

My Client was accused of stabbing her husband with a knife during a domestic dispute.

My Client accepted enrollment in the Pre-Trial Intervention program (PTI). After completing that agreement, her case was dismissed.

Not Guilty Verdict. 

My Client was arrested for Battery. He was accused of fighting with his roommate in front of 2 eyewitnesses. I scheduled the case for jury trial.

The jury deliberated for less than 15 minutes and found my Client NOT Guilty.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Battery Dismissed. 

Domestic argument between two brothers turned into an arrest. After providing mitigation to the State Attorney and explaining the circumstances of the domestic battery, case was DISMISSED.

Felony Battery by Strangulation Dismissed. 

Our office was retained to represent a young man who allegedly struck his father and strangled his mother in an alcohol induced rage. He was facing a felony conviction and up to 6 years in jail. After communicating with the State Attorney and guiding the alleged victims through the victim’s class, the State agree to dismiss both counts.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Battery. She was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in prison. She was accused of threatening the alleged victim with a handgun during a domestic argument. After conducting a thorough background investigation of the alleged victim, as well as documenting the history of abuse suffered by our client, we demanded a jury trial. Rather than risk being defeated at trial, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed all charges.

Battery Dismissed. 

My client was very concerned about the situation because he was not from the United States originally. We were able to set his mind at ease by explaining the court process to him and educating him about how we would defend him effectively. We demanded a jury trial. Shortly before the trial date, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed the case.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

We worked quickly and aggressively in his case and the result was that it was dismissed within a month of the date we were retained

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My client was active duty military and had recently suffered some very serious service related trauma. He was also set to deploy right around the time the case was coming up for trial. At the pretrial conference, I outlined the situation for the State Attorney and the Judge and essentially dared them to put my client on trial after everything he had been through. The State Attorney agreed with my position and dismissed the case.

Battery Dismissed. 

My client was arrested based on a dispute with his wife while on vacation. He lived out of town and wanted us to represent him because he needed a law firm he could trust since he was out of state. We secured a waiver of appearance for him so that he wouldn’t have to appear in court. We then set his case for trial. The case was dismissed by the State Attorney, and our client was happy because he never had to come back to the State of Florida.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My client was active duty Air Force so any conviction for Domestic Violence would have been a career-ender. We investigated the case, interviewed key witnesses, and decided to demand a jury trial. Upon our demand for a jury trial, the State Attorney dismissed the charges against our client.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Battery-Domestic Violence. The alleged victim was her husband and the eyewitness was their teenage son. We interviewed both parties involved who indicated they did not want their loved one convicted. Our client was allowed to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement. The Agreement was completed within 1 month and the charges against our client were dismissed 1 month after entering into the Agreement.

Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed. 

My client is an active duty member of the military. After meeting with the alleged victim and helping her prepare the necessary paperwork, we filed a demand for jury trial. Less than one week later, the State Attorney dismissed the charges.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My client was accused of committing Battery-Domestic Violence against his wife in front of two eyewitnesses in front of a bar. He is an active duty member of the military. After exposing weaknesses in the eyewitness reliability, and taking a statement from the victim, I demanded a jury trial.

On the day before trial, the State dismissed all charges.

Felony Charges Pretrial Diversion. 

My Client was charged with 2 counts of Domestic Violence By Strangulation, False Imprisonment, and Battery. He was facing 16 years in State Prison.

I demanded a jury trial. While we were confident we could prevail at trial, my client decided to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. If he completes it, all charges will be dismissed.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Felony Battery by Strangulation . He was facing 5 years in prison if convicted. Our client was from out of town and needed someone he could trust to do the job right. We worked quickly to get prepared and demanded a jury trial. Shortly after our trial demand, the State Attorney dismissed the charges.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was active duty United States Air Force, so he was facing expulsion from the Air Force if he was convicted.

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Injunction. 

My Client was arrested for 39 Counts of Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction. When I took the case, the Prosecutor was seeking a minimum of a year in jail.

After compiling and organizing over 3000 text messages, phone calls, and photos that were sent from the alleged victim to my client, I was able to negotiate a resolution where 38 of the 39 counts were dismissed. My Client received a withhold of adjudication which saved his military career.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Domestic Violence.

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, her case was dismissed.

Felony Battery Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Felony Battery By Strangulation. He was accused of choking his wife during a domestic dispute. My Client was active duty United States Air Force, so he was facing expulsion from the Air Force if convicted.
I was able to negotiate his enrollment into the Pre-Trial Intervention program. After successfully completing this program, his case was dismissed by the Prosecutor.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was active duty United States Air Force, so he was facing expulsion from the Air Force if he was convicted.

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Domestic Violence.
After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was a Doctor and was facing a revocation of her medical license if she was convicted.
After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, her case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, her case was dismissed.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was active duty United States Air Force, so he was facing expulsion from the Air Force if he was convicted.
After extensive preparation and questioning of the alleged victim, the Prosecutor dismissed the case.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was accused of battering his girlfriend while driving down the road. This was supposedly witnessed by several other drivers. We learned that these eyewitnesses did not want to testify in court, so I scheduled the case for jury trial. The Prosecutor dismissed the case right before the trial.

Domestic Violence Dismissed. 

My Client was active duty, so she was facing expulsion from the Air Force if she was convicted. She was accused of battering her fiancée.

After review of crucial recorded phone messages and examination of the physical evidence, it became clear that my Client had acted in self-defense. I scheduled the case for jury trial. On the morning of jury selection, the Prosecutor dismissed the case.

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Sexual Offenses

Not Guilty Verdict in Lewd or Lascivious Charge.

Our client was accused of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation against his 14 year old sister in law. We prepared this case for trial for over 6 months. When the time came for the trial, we were ready with a comprehensive plan to attack every piece of the State’s case. After deliberating for several hours, our client was found not guilty.

Lewd and Lascivious Battery Reduced With No Jail Time, No Sex Offender Designation, No Felony Conviction. 

Client was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery, victim between the ages of 12-16. The state prison exposure for this charge was a minimum of 5.5 years state prison with a maximum of 15 years in state prison. In addition to the lengthy prison sentence that a sexual conviction would carry, the addition to the Florida Sexual Offender Registry is required for all sexual related convictions. While consent is not a defense, through mitigation and depositions of the victim, we were able to secure a reduction of the charge.

Indecent Exposure Dismissed. 

Client was arrested after multiple counts of indecent exposure. Based on the facts and evidence, his charges could have been sent to felony court. After presenting extensive mitigation based on treatment, the state agreed to dismiss the charges.

Solicitation of Prostitution Dismissed. 

My client was involved in a sting operation at a local motel. We were able to secure a deferred prosecution agreement that resulted in the case being dismissed without him ever having to face the embarrassment of appearing in court on such a sensitive charge.

Solicitation Dismissed. 

My client was arrested following a sting operation at a local motel. Our team was able to negotiate a pretrial diversion agreement for him that resulted in the case being dismissed. We also saved him the embarrassment of appearing in court.

Capital Felony Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Capital Sexual Battery of a Child Under 12. My team prepared this case for trial for over 6 months. We conducted extensive case law research and investigated every aspect of the case. We took depositions of all parties involved. We rejected the State’s plea offer of 25 years in prison. We set the case for trial.

About 1 week before the trial, we filed a thick 3-ring binder of pretrial motions with the Court and the State Attorney. Within 2 hours of receiving our motions, the State Attorney offered a plea deal that dismissed the Capital Felony and allowed our client to accept a sentence of probation and a lesser charge. He will serve no jail time and will not be a Sex Offender. Our client accepted this offer and entered the plea.

NOT GUILTY Verdict in Sexual Battery Case.

My client was accused of Sexual Battery With Multiple Perpetrators. He was facing 30 years in state prison. After conducting pretrial depositions and filing numerous pretrial motions, the charge was reduced to Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

My client and I demanded a jury trial.

On June 28th and 29th, I tried the case in front of a jury.

The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before returning a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Not Guilty Verdict. 

My Client was accused of improperly touching several young family members. My Client insisted she was innocent. She was active duty United States Air Force and was facing expulsion from the Air Force if she was convicted. I scheduled the case for jury trial.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour and found my Client NOT Guilty.

Sex Crime Dismissed. 

My Client was accused of 2 Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation. He was accused of having consensual sexual relations with a 14 year old girl. After speaking with the girl’s family, and pointing out several inconsistencies in the girl’s account, I scheduled the case for trial. The Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the Sex Crime allegation in exchange for a plea to a battery. While we were confident we would prevail at trial, my Client decided to accept the “sure thing”. He was NOT deemed a sex offender and was NOT deemed a convicted felon.

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Theft / Property Crimes

Petit Theft Dismissed. 

Client purchased a firearm from local dealer, to later find out an extra implement was placed in the box with his firearm. The local dealer filed theft charges. Case dismissed.

Petit Theft Dismissed. 

Client was arrested for shoplifting at a local Wal-Mart. Case dismissed.

Felony Criminal Mischief Dismissed. 

A long night of drinking turned into felony criminal mischief when our client got into a fight with a parked car. The felony element in this case was the damage of the vehicle amounting to over $1000.00. Our client was an out of town service member who would have lost his career upon felony conviction. After providing extensive mitigation to the state attorney, this case was dismissed.

Petit Theft Dismissed. 

Our client was shopping at the Eglin Base Exchange with her infant child. Anyone with kids understands how distracting it can be to shop with kids in tow. Our client accidentally left without paying for some of her items and was immediately treated like a criminal and immediately had her arrested. Through mitigation and not taking “no” for an answer, the state agreed to dismiss the case.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Felony Criminal Mischief. He was accused of damaging property while driving a vehicle. Our team secured a dismissal of all charges after careful research, attention to procedure, and taking an aggressive approach with the State Attorney.

Theft and Violation of Probation Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Theft and Criminal Mischief. These charges also triggered a Violation of Probation. We reviewed discovery and decided to demand a jury trial. 2 days before the trial, the State Attorney dismissed new charges and dismissed the Violation of Probation.

Felony Dismissed. 

My client was accused of Burglary and Grand Theft. He was facing 10 years in state prison.

After investigating the case, I demanded a jury trial.

Less than a week later, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed all charges against my client.

Felony Burglary Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for Burglary. He was accused of breaking into a vehicle in Fort Walton Beach and stealing a car stereo. My Client accepted enrollment in the Pre-Trial Intervention program (PTI). After completing that agreement, his case was dismissed.

Felony Burglary Dismissed. 

My Client was accused of breaking into a police officer’s private vehicle in downtown Fort Walton Beach. He was seen in the area of the break-in and was questioned by the police while wearing clothes matching the description given by eyewitnesses.
I took the deposition of the two police officers who investigated the case. I then scheduled the case for jury trial in. Once the Prosecutor reviewed my questioning of the police officers, she decided to dismiss the case.

Felony Burglary Dismissed. 

My Client was accused of breaking into her neighbor’s home and stealing several items. After crime scene visits and extensive pre-trial investigation, I scheduled the case for jury trial. On the morning of trial, the Prosecutor dismissed the case.

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White Collar Crime

Felony Dismissed. 

Client was charged with Fraud. She hired us after she was unable to get her case resolved by her last attorney. She was a member of the military and needed special attention because of her numerous deployments. We kept in contact with her even though she was overseas and worked diligently, not only to get her warrant recalled, but the case dismissed as well.

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Crimes Involving Minors

Minor in Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

A college student on his University’s Dean’s List was cited while on spring break in Walton County for minor in possession of alcohol. This church youth leader was well on her way to a perfect GPA and a bright future. Her lapse of judgment almost cost her that future. Our defense team negotiated an outcome that included a dismissal and expungement from her record.

Lewd and Lascivious Touching. 

Juvenile lewd and lascivious touching charge. Our client was faced with a lifetime designation and commitment to a program until his 19th birthday for a lewd act. Negotiations and careful planning with the family went into effect immediately and we were able to keep this young juvenile out of prison and save him from a sexual offender designation. The result could not have been better for this family.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

The son of an out of state police chief was vacationing for Spring Break when he became the collateral consequence of his fellow Spring Breaker’s house party bust. Over 200 juveniles were arrested that weekend for possession of alcohol under 21. The reputation of the juvenile’s father and the juvenile’s future in law enforcement was on the line for socializing with the wrong friends. Our team was able to secure a dismissal for this young man and eventual expungement of his arrest record.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

The daughter of a prominent out of state banker was cited with minor in possession while on vacation for Spring Break. This young lady was a relay for life team captain and community volunteer pursuing her degree in architecture with a 3.75 GPA. A simple mistake on Spring Break could have cost her future. Through successful negotiation we were able to secure a dismissal of all charges.

Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol. He was from out of town, and needed someone he could trust to do the job right. We submitted a package of mitigating evidence and background information which led to us securing a deferred prosecution agreement, resulting in a dismissal of his charges.

Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol. He was a college student charged while on Spring Break and hired us to help get his case resolved. We were able to secure a deferred prosecution agreement that led to his charges being dismissed.

Possession of Alcohol Dismissed. 

My client was charged with Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was a young man going to college and needed an attorney to aggressively pursue a dismissal in the case along with keeping him from having to come back to Florida for court. We accomplished both goals. We were able to secure a waiver of appearance for him, and his case was dismissed after completion of a diversion program.

Armed Robbery Youthful Offender. 

My Client was arrested for 2 counts of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon. He was accused of robbing 2 tourists at gunpoint and “pistol whipping” one of the victims with the pistol. I took over this case from another attorney and at the time I took the case, my client was facing a potential life sentence in prison.

I was able to negotiate his case into a Youthful Offender status. He was sentenced to 2 years in a juvenile prison, but was also deemed eligible for a program known as boot camp. Successful completion of boot camp allows the offender to be released from prison in as little as 6 months.

Aggravated Battery Youthful Offender. 

My Client was arrested for Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon. He was accused of beating someone with a wooden table leg, causing life-threatening injuries. He was facing 15 years State Prison.

I was able to negotiate his case into a Youthful Offender status. He was sentenced to 2 years in a juvenile prison, but was also deemed eligible for a program known as boot camp. Successful completion of boot camp allows the offender to be released from prison in as little as 6 months.

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Alcohol Related Offenses

Selling Alcohol To A Minor Dismissed. 

My Client was arrested for selling alcohol to a minor.

After extensive preparation and negotiation, my Client accepted a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Once the Agreement was successfully completed, his case was dismissed.

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