Assault & Battery
Client worked as a garage manager and after a verbal dispute with an employee, the employee called the police and made an allegation that the client hit him in the head with a tool (deadly weapon). The State Attorneys Office filed a charge of Aggravated Battery, which carries a penalty of up to fifteen (15) years on Florida State Prison. Mr. Schwartz conducted a thorough investigation of the scene and the victim and through taking depositions of the eye witnesses and the victim was able to establish a pattern on inconsistency in the alleged victim's allegations.
Client worked as a garage manager and after a verbal dispute with an employee, the employee called the police and made an allegation that the client hit him in the head with a tool (deadly weapon). The State Attorneys Office filed a charge of Aggravated Battery, which carries a penalty of up to fifteen (15) years on Florida State Prison. Mr. Schwartz conducted a thorough investigation of the scene and the victim and through taking depositions of the eye witnesses and the victim was able to establish a pattern on inconsistency in the alleged victim’s allegations.
CASE DISMISSED after Mr. Schwartz established lack of credibility on behalf of victim and that she was lying about allegations.
Felony possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana Mr. Schwartz was able to negotiate for def to do CSH in order for the entire felony case to be DISMISSED.
No Jail / Prison Time
When the client was 24 years old, he was arrested for having sexual relations with a fourteen year old. He was facing 30 years in Florida State Prison. Mr. Schwartz, after an exhaustive discovery process was able to negotiate a resolution of community control and probation with no jail time.
Client was accused of stealing property valued at over $300. Mr. Schwartz was able convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case.
Client was a manager at a gas station. He had to admonish an employee who decided to get back at him by calling the police and having him arrested for aggravated battery. After extensive discovery and depositions, Mr. Schwartz was able to establish that the alleged victim was lying and thus lacked the credibility to allow the state attorney’s office to prove the case.
Case and Injunction Dismissed
Aggravated Battery and Domestic Violence Injunction
Client was arrested for aggravated battery and was the recipient of a petition for permanent restraining order. Mr. Schwartz, through deposition was able to establish that the “victim” completely lacked credibility. As a result, the assistant state attorney realized that she had no case because of the lack of physical evidence. She was forced to drop the case.
Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary with Battery
Client was with his girlfriend at the front door of one of her male friends. When the friend came to the door, he began flirting with the clients girlfriend which resulted in a fight that caused a glass door to break. The fight continued inside the residence and due to breakage of glass, the resident was seriously injured. Client was charged with burglary with a battery, a life felony, which carried no bond and a maximum penalty of life in Florida State prison. Mr Schwartz immediately upon being retained gathered witnesses and produced affidavits, which contradicted the statement of the alleged victim. A background check on the victim was done on the victim and revealed him to be an extensive drug user with mental stability issues which to some extent tarnished his credibility. As a result, Mr. Schwartz was able to work out a resolution with the alleged victim and the State Attorneys Office which led to the case being dismissed and ensuring that the clients criminal history remained clean.
Armed Robbery with Firearm
Client was picking up some jewelry with some other friends. When they approached the shop, a man came out and attempted to take their money. As a result, one of the individuals in my clients car pulled a gun and shot at the person multiple times, striking him once. The state filed the case and the client was looking at life in prison. However, Mr. Schwartz conducted a thorough investigation of all witnesses and co-defendants. As a direct result, Mr. Schwartz was able to establish that his client had minimal to no involvement and was nothing more than an innocent bystander who had no knowledge that there was a gun and played no role in the shooting. As a result, the case against Mr. Schwartz’ client was eventually dropped. The 3 other co-defendants who were in the same car and represented by the public defenders office all served prison/jail time followed by lengthy probation. Mr. Schwartz’ client got his case dismissed due to extreme efforts of Mr. Schwartz.
Client was charged with battery and domestic violence. Our team was able to get the case dropped and expunged off their record.
Same client as case (repeat client) above got arrested when he was riding a scooter with a friend on South Beach and was stopped for improper turn. The police officer searched the scooter and under the seat found some narcotics. The repeat client was again looking at time in Florida State Prison. Mr. Schwartz immediately called the State Attorney and was able to convince her that there was no basis for the stop and certainly no basis for the search of the scooter. In addition, Mr. Schwartz was able to convince the prosecutor that there was no way they could prove that the client knew there were narcotics under the seat of the scooter.
Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Intoxication
Our client was charged with Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Intoxication. The case was dismissed and expunged off record.
Case Dismissed and Expunged off Record
A client in Miami-Dade was charged with Disorderly Conduct and we were able to get the case dismissed and expunged.
DUI and Disorderly Intoxication
DUI was broken down to a reckless driving with no conviction and the disorderly intoxication charge was dismissed.
Client, who is a police officer in California, was in Miami for vacation. When he was leaving and going through airport security he allegedly took an expensive Rolex watch out of the property bin that belonged to someone else. Mr. Schwartz, immediately got the surveillance footage of the alleged incident and was able to establish to the State Attorneys Office that there was intent to “deprive another of their property.”
Juvenile Drug Possession
Our client was charged with juvenile drug possession. We were able to get the case dismissed and expunged off their record.
2 Counts Dropped & 3rd Closed with No Conviction
Resisting with Violence, Petit Theft, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Same repeat client as above was again in a situation that resulted in a police confrontation which lead to his arrest. The officer accused him of stealing merchandise from a merchant. When approached, he shoved the officer. The client was again looking at prison time as he was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. Mr. Schwartz was able to get two counts dismissed due to a bad search and get the felony bound to a misdemeanor, where all he had to do is pay court costs and avoided a conviction.
Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Resisting without Violence
Client was attending the ULTRA music festival when a police officer allegedly saw him grab a ticket out of another patrons hands, then run away to an awaiting car. Client was facing up to six (6) years in Florida State Prison. Mr. Schwartz, immediately after being retained, investigated the facts and got affidavits from eye witnesses that contradicted the testimony of the officer. As a result, Mr. Schwartz convinced the State Attorneys Office to drop the case, which preserved the clients clean record.
Client had an argument and scuffle with her father, who decided to move forward with the criminal charges. After extensive discussions with the prosecutor, Mr. Schwartz was able to get the case dismissed.
Client had a heated argument with her husband which resulted in an allegation that she punched him in the face. He called the police and she was arrested. After extensive discovery, Mr. Schwartz was successful in obtaining a dismissal of all charges.
Two Years Probation, No Jail Time
Narcotics Sale and Weapons Charge
Client, who had a criminal history and addiction to narcotics was arrested for illegally carrying a gun and sale of narcotics. Prosecutor wanted to make him a convicted felon and put him in prison for an extended period of time based on facts of case and prior criminal history. After extensive investigation by Mr. Schwartz, client was able to provide enough mitigation that convinced the court to give him a withhold of adjudication thus allowing him to avoid being a convicted felon. He was also placed on 2 years of probation with no jail/prison time as he was facing 30 years in Florida State Prison.