Recently the Florida Legislature revised the statute dealing with probation. You may now be eligible to convert your probation to administrative probation or terminate your probation in its entirety. To do so, a few conditions must exist. If you have… Continue Reading Florida Statute Revised to Allow for Modification of Probation or Early Termination of Probation
I am a criminal defense attorney and I am in court almost every day. Unfortunately, you haven’t provided sufficient information to properly answer your question. I would need to know your complete criminal history, your charges, and which court that… Continue Reading How do I avoid having a longer sentence in a court?
Q: I was initially charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. I was in jail waiting for a court hearing for eight. My Public Defender advised me to take to plea no contest to the lesser charge of aggravated assault… Continue Reading I was initially charged with aggravated assault with a firearm…
Q: When the Fifth District court of appeals in Florida dismisses your case for lack of jurisdiction, what should i do next? A: The best thing to do at this juncture is to go to the Fifth District Court of… Continue Reading What to do when the Fifth District court of appeals in Florida dismisses your case for lack of jurisdiction.
Q: How soon can a criminal defense lawyer get an arrest warrant put aside for failure to appear in court for DWLS? The answer to you question really is specific to the Judge who signed off on your warrant. Yes,… Continue Reading How soon can a criminal defense lawyer get an arrest warrant put aside for failure to appear in court for DWLS?
FORT WALTON BEACH — Gaige Monfils, the last of seven people initially facing murder charges in connection to the May 17 death of 19-year-old Cordell Smart, has pleaded to a lesser charge. Glenn Swiatek, who represented Monfils, disputes a Sheriff’s… Continue Reading nwfdailynews.com: Last defendant charged in FWB shooting death sentenced
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… Continue Reading State v. Young, Circuit Court for Fort Walton Beach, Florida
PRETRIAL MOTION TO DISMISS GRANTED AND CLIENT GOES TO MEDICAL SCHOOL Court: Circuit Court for Walton County, DeFuniak Springs, Florida Charge: Sale or Delivery of Marijuana Details: Our client was charged with Sale or Delivery of Marijuana. Allegedly, the client… Continue Reading Client faces five years in prison for delivery of marijuana
DISMISSED AFTER PRETRIAL MOTION Court: Walton County Court Charge: Racing on Highway Case Category: Motion to Dismiss Details: Motion to Dismiss was granted with argument that Florida’s Racing on the Highway Statute was unconstitutional for failure to give notice of… Continue Reading Racing on the highway client faces 18 month license suspension
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… Continue Reading State v. Smith, Circuit Court for Fort Walton Beach, Florida