Court: Circuit Court for Fort Walton Beach, Florida Charge: Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana Case Category: Post-Conviction Relief Position: Our client was charged with Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana Under Twenty Grams. His trial counsel failed to file a Motion to Suppress based upon
Postconviction and Appellate Results
This page contains representative post-conviction and appellate briefs and other cases of interest, prepared and filed by Glenn Swiatek. If you have any questions about the issues presented or the status of the case, please contact Mr. Swiatek personally.
Court: Circuit Court for Fort Walton Beach, Florida Charge: Felony Murder Case Number: 1996 CF 1797 Case Category: Circuit Court Reasoning Position: Out of all of our cases, Patrick Smith’s is the one I am most proud of. Patrick’s case had been in our office one way or another for twelve years. On November 6,
Charge: Sale of Cocaine Courts: Okaloosa Circuit Court Case Number: 2008 CF 409; 949 Case Category: Postconviction Relief Position: The Defendant was charged with sale of Cocaine in two cases and sentenced to 15 years in prison. We filed a Motion for Post-conviction Relief alleging Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. The Motion was based on counsel not objecting to the
Court: Circuit Court for Crestview, Florida and First District Court of Appeals. Charges: Vehicular Homicide and Driving on a Suspended License Resulting in Death Case Category: Post-Conviction and Appeal Position: Our client on the advice of his Public Defender Entered a plea to the Court with an agreed cap of 15 years in the Department of Corrections. He was
Charge: Violation of Community Control on Original Charges of Lewd & Lascivious Conduct in Presence of Child Courts: Okaloosa County Circuit Court Case Number: Okaloosa Case Nos.:1999 CF 586; 587; 588; 589 Case Category: Postconviction Relief, Motion to Vacate Sentence Position: On advice of public defender trial counsel, Defendant entered a plea to the court for violation of community
Charge: Aggravated Assault With A Firearm – 2 Counts Courts: Okaloosa Circuit Court; First District Court of Appeals Case Number: 1 D07-4079 Case Category: Appeal Position: The Defendant was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. The Court sentenced the Defendant to consecutive three (3) year minimum-mandatory sentences. Among other things, the Defendant has appealed the
Charge: Trafficking in Hydrocodone Courts: Walton County Circuit Court Case Number: 2006 CF 799 Case Category: Motion for Postconviction Relief – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Position: The Defendant was convicted by a jury of trafficking in Hydrocodone and sentenced to a minimum mandatory term of fifteen (15) years in the Department of Corrections. Mr. Jones has asked us to
Charge: Driving Under the Influence – Fourth Offense Courts: Okaloosa County Circuit Court Case Number: 2007 CA 5354 Case Category: Petition for Writ of Certiorari Position: Mr. Powell’s driver’s license was permanently revoked by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The Department alleges that Mr. Powell was convicted four (4) times of Driving Under the Influence. On Mr.