Criminal Defense

FELONY VIOLATION OF PROBATION (FACING 30 YEARS)

FACTS: Client was on probation for serious felony charges after being represented by other counsel. He almost immediately absconded and fled to Europe, where he lived in hiding for over a year. The client, who was not pleased with his original attorney, retained Hager & Schwartz, P.A. to handle the felony violation after the judge wanted to throw him in prison for an extended period of time for taking off.

RESULT: CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED (RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER ONLY 24 HOURS)
Attorney Brett Schwartz was able to prove to the prosecutor that the reason for him leaving the country after being put on felony probation was work related and his failure to timely return to Florida for probation was a direct result of poor representation by his original attorney.