Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Previous Criminal Defense Case Results

At DeFabio, Beckham & Solis, we have nearly a half century of combined experience representing criminal defense clients around Miami, Florida. We have represented a large number of clients during this time using a personal form of representation. Our firm's case results are recorded to help each potential client develop a clear perspective of our abilities as a criminal defense law firm. If you are interested in viewing information about our past results, take a look below. Our past results are testimony to the quality of our firm and what we are able to offer to future clients. Keep in mind that the specific circumstances of your case may differ from the results our clients have received through our representation. We approach each case from a personal standpoint to allow for the best possible case outcome. To learn more about what can be expected from your case, schedule a free case evaluation!
    • (Juvenile) - Trespass Dismissed

      The Defendant was observed trespassing at a high school during the night school hours. The Defendant had been warned in the past by a school security guard that he had no legitimate reason to be at the school and he responded very aggressively. The Defendant was arrested and charged with Trespassing on School Grounds.

    • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Dismissed

      The Defendant was involved in a verbal dispute with the Victim. The Defendant grabbed the victim by the shirt and held a kitchen knife to her neck. The Defendant then grabbed a shotgun and told the Victim that he was going to kill her. The Victim was able to escape and call the Police. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery and two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

    • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Dismissed

      While riding his motorcycle on Pines Boulevard, the Defendant was bumped from behind by a vehicle. After the vehicle reversed the Defendant displayed a loaded firearm and pointed it directly at the victim in a threatening manner. The driver was so overcome with fear that he lost control of the car and hit a tree. After exiting the car, the driver was tackled and forcefully held by the Defendant. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

    • Aggravated Assault with a Weapon and Kidnapping Dismissed

      The Defendant and his wife were involved in a heated argument about their relationship. During the argument, the Defendant became so irate that he picked up a container with water and poured it over her head. When she attempted to get up, the Defendant jumped on top of her, twisted her arm, and scratched her face. She then tried to hide behind the couch and call 911 but he grabbed the cell phone, broke it in half, and threw it across the room. She then ran to the balcony to scream for help but the Defendant grabbed her by the hair, forced her into the residence, and knocked her to the ground. His wife then locked herself inside the bathroom but he grabbed a kitchen knife, unlocked the door, and told her “I’m going to kill you and I will go to jail happily once you are dead.” The Defendant held her against her will until he left for work on the following day and she was able to file a police report. Defendant was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Knife, False Imprisonment, Tampering with a Victim, and Battery.

    • Aggravated Battery Dismissed

      Defendant was involved in a physical altercation with his roommate. The Defendant grabbed a four-inch kitchen knife and attempted to cut the Victim’s face. The Victim tried to protect his face by guarding it with his hands and suffered several lacerations. Defendant was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery.

    • Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Dismissed

      The Defendant showed up at the Victim’s house and started a fight which was the result of a $3000 debt that a friend of the Victim owed to a friend of the Defendant. The Defendant then stabbed the Victim several times, causing the Victim serious injuries and wounds. The Defendant was later on arrested at his home and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

    • Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Dismissed

      Defendant and a friend were involved in an argument regarding the use of a cell phone. The Defendant grabbed a knife approximately 6 inches in length and stabbed the Victim in the right bicep. Defendant was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

    • Armed False Imprisonment, Armed Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery Dismissed

      The Defendant called the victim in an attempt to meet with him to collect money owed. As the car approached the victim, a man held out a gun and demanded the victim enter the car. The Defendant then asked the victim which was his dominant hand, and the victim replied “I’m ambidextrous”. The Defendant then grabbed the victim’s right hand and placed a tourniquet on the hand. The Defendant then cut-off the index finger of the victim, and then allowed him to leave the car and go home. Some days later, the victim identified the Defendant in a photo line-up with the Police. Police then arrested the Defendant, who denied all wrongdoing. The Police charged the Defendant with armed kidnapping, armed false imprisonment, and aggravated battery. The Defendant faced life in prison on with no bond.

    • Armed Robbery, Conspiracy and Armed Burglary Dismissed

      The Defendant and Co-Defendants were friends who lived together and did not have enough money to pay for rent. The Defendants agreed to go into Key Biscayne and break into vehicles and residences in order to obtain a financial profit so they could pay for rent. Defendants first stopped by a vehicle and attempted to break in but the vehicle’s alarm activated and the Defendants fled. The Defendants then tried to break into a residence with a bag of Craftsman tools. A nearby Witness approached the Defendants which scared them and caused them to flee. The Witness called the Police who located the Defendants. The officers found a firearm with six live rounds and all Defendants gave a written statement. Defendant was arrested and charged with Attempted Armed Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

    • Assault on a Police Officer Dismissed

      The Defendant was at his home when an officer arrived and informed him that he was under arrest for Criminal Mischief. The Defendant replied “fuck you” and resisted arrest. The Defendant fled from the Officer who then tasered him. The Defendant then barricaded himself inside a bedroom where he punched one of the officers with a clinched fist. The Defendant tried to strike the officer again, was tasered once again and placed in custody. Defendant was arrested and charged with two counts of Assaulting a Police Officer with Violence and Resisting an Officer with Violence.

    • Battery and Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed

      Case M06-46384 - Battery and Resisting Arrest - The Defendant and his wife, the Victim, were in a heated argument in their car because she wanted to go home and he did not. The Victim pulled over to call 911 and the Defendant screamed at her “Who the fuck do you think you are? You are not calling anyone.” The Defendant also grabbed her by both arms causing bruising and minor scratches. Once the police arrived in response to the 911 call, the Defendant hid from the police behind a bush. The Defendant finally came out after several commands from the officers. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery and Resistance of Officer without Violence. The State DISMISSED the charges.

    • Battery and Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed

      Case B07-11768 - Battery and Resisting Arrest - Defendant was observed driving her vehicle at a high speed. The Officer pulled her over and asked her to exit the vehicle. The Defendant stood very close to the Officer and displayed aggressive behavior. When asked to step back, the Defendant became hostile. After checking her license, the Officer noticed a restriction indicating that the Defendant should be wearing contact lenses. When examining her eyes, the Officer was not able to determine that she was wearing contacts. Defendant insisted that if the Officer followed her home, then she would be able to prove that she was wearing contact lenses. The Officer advised her that he would not go to her house and she must show him her contact lenses on the scene. Defendant then abruptly opened the car door thereby hitting the Officer and knocking the flashlight from his hands. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery and Resisting Officer without Violence. The State DISMISSED the charges.

    • Battery and Resisting Arrest Dismissed

      The Defendant and his wife, the Victim, were in a heated argument in their car because she wanted to go home and he did not. The Victim pulled over to call 911 and the Defendant screamed at her “Who the fuck do you think you are? You are not calling anyone.” The Defendant also grabbed her by both arms causing bruising and minor scratches. Once the police arrived in response to the 911 call, the Defendant hid from the police behind a bush. The Defendant finally came out after several commands from the officers. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery and Resistance of Officer without Violence.

    • Battery on a Police Officer Dismissed

      The Defendant spent the night in a vehicle parked behind a business with two flat tires and the vehicle partially hiding in the bushes. The Officer found the vehicle during a routine patrol of the neighborhood. The business attendant told the Officer that the car had been parked there all night and that several persons had been around the car drinking and fighting. Two officers approached the vehicle and found the Defendant sitting in the rear driver side of the car. The Defendant had a dazed look, slurred speech, and was heavily intoxicated. When asked for identification, the Defendant attempted to re-enter the vehicle. The officers made an attempt to stop the Defendant from entering the vehicle but he began to squeeze one of the officer’s arms. The Defendant then tried to pull the Officer into the vehicle and tried to strike him. Defendant was arrested and charged with Battery of a Police Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence.

    • Burglary and Grand Theft Dismissed

      The Defendant jumped over the fence of a condominium complex on Bayshore Drive and dropped his identification on the scene. The Defendant then entered the fenced terrace of a property and stole a blue Junior Bike. A security camera located in the lobby captured a clear still picture of the Defendant with the bicycle. The Defendant was arrested and charged with Burglary and Grand Theft.

    • Burglary of a Dwelling Dismissed

      The Defendant entered the Victim’s residence through the kitchen window without permission. The Victim was inside the bedroom when he heard sounds coming from the kitchen and he approached the Defendant. The Defendant began fled from the residence but was then identified at a photo line-up. Defendant was arrested and charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling.

    • Burglary, Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief Dismissed

      The Defendant and Co-Defendants, all minors at the time of the incident, went to an apartment and knocked on the door. After getting no response the Defendant climbed in trough an open window and opened the door for the Co-Defendants. Once inside, the Defendant took possession of jewelry, watches, a safe, a camera, and a charger. Defendant was arrested and charged with Burglary, Grand Theft, and Criminal Mischief.

    • Cocaine Possession Dismissed

      While on patrol of SR 821, the Officer observed the Defendant traveling at 75 mph in a posted 60 mph zone. The Defendant then proceeded to pass the Officer at 85 mph. The Defendant was pulled over and asked to step out of the vehicle. He was asked to remove his right hand from his pocket and a small piece of plastic with white residue fell out. A small zip lock bag was found on the floor behind the driver’s seat with a powder that field tested positive for cocaine. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine.

    • Counterfeit Fraud No Action

      While working on a commercial burglary detail, the Police observed the Defendant walking around the parking lot of a hotel pushing a hotel cart. The Defendant left the cart and walked in and out of the hotel about five to six times. The officers approached the cart and found about 600 copies of CDs and DVDs. After questioning the Defendant and getting verbal consent to check the Defendant’s hotel room, the officers went upstairs and found even more discs, DVD backups, and $2,651 in currency. Defendant was arrested and charged with Fraud by Counterfeiting Private Labels.

    • Domestic Violence Battery Charges Dismissed

      Case: M11-27759 - Domestic Violence Battery - Undercover Police on Miami Beach witnessed a couple walking on the boardwalk, when the Defendant grabbed his girlfriend by the arm and began screaming at her. Several people approached the couple to express their concern, and Police converged on the scene. Police discovered the couple had been living together for 7 years, and thus converted the case to a domestic violence investigation. Although the victim did not want to press charges, Police arrested the Defendant for domestic violence battery. The Defendant remained in custody for the requisite 24 hours under the law. The government filed the same formal charge. The State DISMISSED all charges and the Defendant SEALED AND EXPUNGED his record.

    • Domestic Violence Battery Dismissed

      The Defendant, an active duty US Armed Forces soldier, allegedly punched his wife in the face several times with a closed fist. When Police arrived at the scene, they noticed injuries on both parties. As a result of the Defendant and victim being married with children, the case became a Domestic Violence investigation. Police arrested the Defendant without hearing his side of the story, taking him to jail and bond hearing. The Defendant was released from jail after appearing in court the next day. The State filed the same formal charge of domestic violence battery. The Defendant had a previous criminal record and previous domestic violence charges.

    • Domestic Violence Battery Dismissed, Sealed and Expunged

      Undercover Police on Miami Beach witnessed a couple walking on the boardwalk, when the Defendant grabbed his girlfriend by the arm and began screaming at her. Several people approached the couple to express their concern, and Police converged on the scene. Police discovered the couple had been living together for 7 years, and thus converted the case to a domestic violence investigation. Although the victim did not want to press charges, Police arrested the Defendant for domestic violence battery. The Defendant remained in custody for the requisite 24 hours under the law. The government filed the same formal charge.

    • Drug Possession at Airport Dismissed

      The Defendant was traveling from Cuba to the Unites States by air. Upon arrival in the United States, the Defendant was inspected by a Customs officer who found illegal non-prescription narcotics in the Defendant’s luggage. Defendant was arrested and charged with Importation of a Controlled Substance.

    • False Insurance Claim Dismissed

      Defendant was engaged in staging false accidents in which a false accident would occur and a false insurance claim for fraudulent injuries would be submitted for payment. Defendant committed insurance fraud on several occasions and grand theft by engineering staged accidents and collecting the money paid by insurance companies for the alleged injuries. A vast network of doctors, attorneys, insurance adjusters, and others participated in the scheme. The Defendant admitted to his role in the scheme.

    • False Report of a Crime and Resisting Arrest Dismissed

      The Defendant called 911 and told the operator several times that she was just raped by her boyfriend. The officers responded to the call and arrived at her house in emergency mode. The first Officer arrived, knocked, and announced but there was no response for ten minutes. A second Officer arrived and tried to make a forced entry and the Defendant finally opened the door. The Defendant’s boyfriend told the Officer that they had been involved in a verbal argument and she admitted to the Officer that she had not been raped and she was just trying to scare her boyfriend. A review of the 911 call made from the Defendant’s cell phone proved that she did in fact tell the operator that she was raped. Defendant was arrested and charged with False Report of a Crime to Law Enforcement and Resisting Officer without Violence.

    • Felony Drug Possession Dismissed

      Defendant was observed driving his vehicle through a stop sign. The Officer pulled him over and noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from his breath and the inside of his vehicle. The Defendant admitted to having marijuana in his possession and having just smoked and he handed the Officer a blue glass pipe. A search of the Defendant’s vehicle revealed 16 Hydrocodone pills and more marijuana. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    • Felony Drug Possession Dismissed

      The Defendant was stopped for driving over the speed limit. When the Officer approached the vehicle, the Defendant stepped out of the vehicle. The Officer noticed a small bag of cocaine on the floor of the car along with a bag of Zanax. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

    • Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury Dropped

      At 12:00 AM, the Defendant was driving with several passengers in the car when he crossed the median and crashed into oncoming traffic. The Defendant had been drinking at a popular nightclub in West Miami the entire night. The passengers in the other car were airlifted to the hospital and suffered extensive, permanent injuries, resulting in over $2,000,000.00 in medical bills. The medical treatment lasted two years, and one passenger was in intensive care for over a year. When Police arrived on the scene, they could not determine how the accident occurred with certainty. The Defendant did not perform to standards on the roadside exercises, was taken into custody for felony Driving under the Influence. Police drew blood from the Defendant, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .255, over three times the legal limit. Police arrested the Defendant for 2 Felony counts of DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, and the State formally charged him 21 days later. There was also a pending civil law suit filed by the victims and their families.

    • Felony Litter Law Dismissed

      The Defendant was observed removing his 26′ boat from his property with his pick-up truck. The Defendant drove down the block, parked on the public right of way, unhitched the boat’s trailer, removed the tag, and left the scene. The boat had no identifying marks, was full of junk, and had a flat. The Officer made contact with the Defendant who affirmed that the boat belonged to him. Defendant was arrested and charged with Littering.

    • Felony Marijuana and Cocaine Possession Dismissed

      The Defendant and Co-Defendant were rear passengers of a vehicle that was stopped for having tints that were too dark. As the Officer approached the vehicle during the stop, he observed the Defendant and Co-Defendant attempting to hide an unknown item into the seat. The owner of the vehicle gave consent to search and the Officer found approximately 25 grams of marijuana and 1 gram of cocaine in the back seat. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana.

    • Fleeing and Eluding Dismissed

      The Officer observed the Defendant driving his vehicle at a high speed. When the Officer made an attempt to stop the vehicle, the Defendant began to flee. After being followed for over one mile, the Officer approached the vehicle and the Defendant continued to flee. After four miles, the Defendant finally came to a stop. Defendant was arrested and charged with two counts of Fleeing and Eluding Police.

    • Fraudulent Credit Cards Charges Dismissed

      Case: F13-1882, F13-1883 - Fraudulent Credit Cards - Police arrested two co-Defendants for using fraudulent credit cards in order to buy consumer goods at a local mall. Mall security witnessed the Defendant’s actions via CCTV and confronted the Defendants together. Both Defendants denied any knowledge of the incident and expressed surprise upon learning the credit cards were fraudulent. Police took the Defendant’s into custody, charging them with grand theft and possession of fraudulent credit cards. The State took NO ACTION on both cases, DISMISSING all charges.

    • Fraudulent Credit Cards No Conviction and No Jail Time

      Police saw the Defendant dressed suspiciously at a Bank of America location in Coral Gables, as he routinely tried to take money out of an ATM machine by using various bank cards and credit cards. The Defendant was able to take out money, but after realized people were watching him, left the scene on foot. Police stopped the Defendant at gunpoint, arresting him and searching him on the scene. Later at the station Police revealed over 10 fraudulent credit cards located on the Defendant. Defendant charged with 10 counts of credit card forgery, 1 count of credit card trafficking, and 1 count of organized scheme to defraud. Defense Counsel filed a Motion to Suppress the arrest based on the investigatory stop initiated by Police.

    • Fraudulent Credit Cards No Action and Dismissed

      Police arrested two co-Defendants for using fraudulent credit cards in order to buy consumer goods at a local mall. Mall security witnessed the Defendant’s actions via CCTV and confronted the Defendants together. Both Defendants denied any knowledge of the incident and expressed surprise upon learning the credit cards were fraudulent. Police took the Defendant’s into custody, charging them with grand theft and possession of fraudulent credit cards.

    • Grand Theft Charges Dismissed

      Case F04-29275B - Grand Theft - The Defendant, an airline cargo employee gave the Co-Defendant a fake warehouse receipt to go pick up a shipment that did not belong to him. Co-Defendant went to the warehouse and picked up the six boxes which contained Citizen Trademark watches valued at $74,639.40. An examination of the surveillance tape showed the Defendant and Co-Defendant making changes to the documents and boxes on the day before the robbery. Defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft. The State DISMISSED the charge.

    • Grand Theft Dismissed

      An Italian tourist decided to spend a night on Miami Beach and invite two friendly women back to his room. After having a few drinks, and for some unknown reason, the tourist decided to open the safe located in his hotel room in front of the women, and then claimed the women stole money while he used the bathroom. The tourist ran down to the lobby with no clothes on and then jumped in a taxi cab in an attempt to chase down the women. A car chase ensued throughout many blocks in Miami Beach, however the tourist was not able to catch the women. Coincidentally, the next day, the tourist saw the same 2 women at a different bar. A foot chase ensued, and the Police arrested the Defendant, charging her with grand theft.

    • Grand Theft Dismissed

      A potential Client contacted a tire company to order a set of rims. The Defendant was an employee of the company and asked him to send a money order in the amount of $1500 to his residence and told the Client that he would personally deliver the rims to his house. Four months later, the Client was still inquiring about the rims and the Defendant lied and told him they were on back order. The Client cancelled the order and was reimbursed by the company. Meanwhile, the Defendant resigned from his position on the following day. Defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft.

    • Grand Theft Dismissed

      The Defendant, an airline cargo employee gave the Co-Defendant a fake warehouse receipt to go pick up a shipment that did not belong to him. Co-Defendant went to the warehouse and picked up the six boxes which contained Citizen Trademark watches valued at $74,639.40. An examination of the surveillance tape showed the Defendant and Co-Defendant making changes to the documents and boxes on the day before the robbery. Defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft.

    • Grand Theft and Organized Fraud Dismissed

      After a thorough investigation of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department employee system, the Investigator found that the Defendant had frequently been compensated for time that he did not work. In a one year period, the Defendant had missed work or worked a partial shift 17 times and had his payroll altered so that he was compensated for full-time work on those days. Defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Organized Fraud.

    • Grand Theft and Organized Scheme to Defraud Dismissed and Sealed Record

      Defendant was an employee for a major cruise line in Miami, Florida. He was responsible for all bookings of airline flights to and from ports of call. Defendant engaged in an organized scheme to defraud the cruise line by booking certain flights and keeping the money to deposit into his personal account. Defendant arrested for grand theft and organized scheme to defraud $132,000. Defendant admitted to his role in the scheme yet faced a civil complaint for money damages. Defense Counsel effectively resolved both separate legal consequences of the fraudulent scheme.

    • Growhouse within 1000 feet of a School Dismissed

      Pursuant to a narcotics investigation, Police observed the Defendant entering and exiting a marijuana growhouse. The growhouse was located within 1000 feet of a school. Police approached the Defendant and detained him while obtaining a search warrant for the growhouse. When entering the house, Police found 24 live marijuana plants weighing over 40 pounds. Police subsequently charged the Defendant with trafficking marijuana, a crime which carries a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence if convicted. The Police further charged the Defendant with sale of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, a 2nd degree felony punishable by 15 years in prison.

    • Indecent Exposure Dismissed

      After several complaints were referenced by pedestrians walking on Lincoln Road, the Defendant was found standing in front of a building ejaculating his penis in plain view of the public. Defendant was holding his penis in his right hand and a small bottle of Scotch whisky in his left hand. Defendant was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure.

    • Intent to Distribute Cocaine Dismissed

      After receiving a tip that the Defendant was selling narcotics, the Police contacted the Defendant and received written consent to search his vehicle. Upon searching, the Detective found a change purse with cocaine, a small electronic scale with cocaine residue, and 20 small empty bags used for packaging narcotics for individual sales. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell.

    • Intent to Distribute Cocaine Dismissed

      The Defendant sold a bag of cocaine to a City of Hialeah confidential informant for $50. On the following day, the Defendant sold two bags of cocaine to an undercover City of Hialeah Police Officer and an informant for $100. On a later date, a traffic stop was conducted and the Defendant was positively identified and detained. After searching the vehicle, the officers found 33 clear plastic bags of cocaine in the driver’s side door panel to which the Defendant responded “It’s mine, I forgot it was there” Defendant was arrested and charged with three counts of Selling Cocaine.

    • Intent to Sell Cocaine No Action

      Defendant and two Co-Defendants were in on their way to Home Depot when they were stopped as a result of a narcotics investigation. The Officer asked the Defendant what they were doing and she replied that they were stopped to sell “that” and make $100. When asked what “that” was, the Defendant pointed to suspect crack cocaine. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell.

    • Marijuana Growhouse Dismissed

      While conducting a narcotics surveillance, Police observed the Defendant exiting a known marijuana growhouse. While detaining the Defendant, Police obtained a search warrant in order to enter the house and further investigate. Upon entering the house, Police discovered 34 live marijuana plants inside a hydroponics lab also consisting of 8 high intensity light bulbs with shields, 8 electrical transformers and an air conditioning unit to insure favorable conditions for growing marijuana. The Defendant did not make any statements to the Police. Police arrested the Defendant for trafficking marijuana. The State also filed the same formal charge against the Defendant, which carries a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence, if found guilty. Defense Counsel filed various Motions to Suppress the initial encounter by the Police, and a Motion to Dismiss the case based on the mere presence of the Defendant and a lack of evidence.

    • Marijuana Growhouse and Trafficking Dismissed

      Investigators received information from a confidential source that marijuana was growing inside the Defendant’s residence. The detectives arrived at the residence and obtained consent to search. The Defendant led the detective to a room in the back and opened the locked door with his key. The detectives found a fully operational hydroponic marijuana lab with a total of 42 marijuana plants. Defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Trafficking Marijuana.

    • Marijuana Growhouse and Trafficking 3-Year Sentence Waived

      Following information received that the Defendant was operating a marijuana grow house at his residence, visual surveillance was set up outside of the residence. When approaching the Defendant, the detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the house. The detectives informed the Defendant of their investigation and the Defendant then gave them consent to search. Detectives found a fully operational marijuana lab inside the garage and seized a total of 72 live marijuana plants. Defendant wrote a statement describing the marijuana lab that was discovered. Defendant was arrested and charged with Trafficking Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    • Misdemeanor Simple Battery Dismissed

      While riding in an elevator with his fiancé, the Defendant happened to make contact with his fiance’s ex-boyfriend, and an altercation ensued. As the elevator descended, and the fight progressed and then spilled out into the lobby. The Defendant punched the victim several times, but did not start the fight. Police arrived on the scene and arrested the Defendant for simple battery. There was no video camera in the elevator, however there was video surveillance of the lobby depicting the end of the fight. The government charged the Defendant was misdemeanor simple battery.

    • Non-Bondable Crime Dismissed and No Conviction

      Defendant and the victim were married for several years. Someone told the Defendant his wife was having an affair, so the Defendant conducted surveillance on his wife. One day, upon confirming this information, the Defendant and his family traveled to confront the wife while she was with her lover. Upon approaching the house, the Defendant gained access to the house and walked in on the two engaged in sexual intercourse. A fight ensued. When Police arrived, they arrested the Defendant for a non-bondable crime punishable by life in prison, burglary with a battery. The government subsequently charged the Defendant with burglary of an occupied dwelling and criminal mischief. Defense Counsel was able to achieve a bond for the non-bondable offense and further secured dismissal of said charge.

    • Petty Theft Dismissed

      Defendant spent the day at the Shops at the Village of Merrick Park, specifically perusing the Burberry section in Neiman Marcus. A witness saw the Defendant put a purple Burberry sweater into a Neiman Marcus shopping bag and proceed to leave the store without paying. Store security detained the Defendant and waited for Coral Gables Police to arrive. As Police arrived, they investigation a misdemeanor petty theft charge, as the merchandise was below the requisite $300.00 mark for felony grand theft. The Defendant remained on scene and was allowed to return home. The State charged the Defendant with misdemeanor petty theft.

    • Petty Theft Dismissed

      The Defendant was observed by a store security concealing two chains and then walking by the register making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. Defendant left the store and was detained by a security guard until the Police Officer arrived. Defendant was charged with Petit Theft.

    • Resisting Arrest Dismissed

      The Defendant was observed obstructing the flow of traffic on 41st street in Miami Beach. The Defendant was accompanied by a large group of people who were yelling out loud and caused traffic to stop. The Police detained the Defendants and Co-Defendant because they fit the description of a suspect who had robbed a woman at gunpoint earlier that night. Defendant was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

    • Resisting Arrest with Violence and Drug Possession Dismissed

      While Co-Defendant was being arrested, the Defendant walked up to the police vehicle and asked the Officer why his friend was being arrested. The Officer explained that he was in the middle of an arrest and an investigation and that his actions were obstructing justice. After ignoring several commands to step away from the Officer, the Defendant was advised that he was under arrest and began to resist by tensing his arms and trying to flee. A search incident to arrest revealed about $600 in gold jewelry that had been reported stolen earlier and 26 Xanax pills. The Defendant then provided a full verbal confession of the theft and possession of the pills. Defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Resisting Officer with Violence.

    • Shoplifting Charges Dismissed

      Case B08-13644 - Shoplifting - Defendant was observed shoplifting at K-Mart. She placed a pack of socks, boxers, underwear, and pens inside her purse and proceeded to the nearest store exit without paying at a register on her way out. Defendant was given a written arrest and charged with Petit Theft. The State DISMISSED all charges.

    • Stalking, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Mischief, DUI No Conviction and No Jail Time

      Defendant and the victim were boyfriend and girlfriend. The victim told the Defendant to stop calling him, but the Defendant refused. One night, after allegedly drinking alcohol, the Defendant decided to run her car into the Defendant’s car while the victim was driving. She then allegedly beat him up. Once Police arrived, they arrested the Defendant and charged her with 11 counts: stalking, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief, violation of pre-trial release conditions, reckless driving, 3rd DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and aggravated stalking.

    • Stay Away Order No Action and Dismissed

      The victim and the Defendant were boyfriends and lived together. There had been an ongoing dispute between the two dating back several months. One night there was an altercation in their apartment, and the victim told the Defendant “I am going to teach you a lesson, watch this…” The victim called the Police, and told Police he was a victim of domestic violence. When Police arrived, they asked no questions and arrested the Defendant. Defense Counsel presented evidence at a later date depicting all injuries suffered by the Defendant, not the victim. The victim sought to drop the charges and remove the stay away order.

    • Theft and Criminal Mischief Dismissed

      Defendant and Co-Defendant were observed breaking and opening a box of DVDs at Wal-Mart. They then hid the discs inside their pants before being stopped by a loss prevention officer. Both Co-Defendants were given a written arrest and charged with Criminal Mischief.

    • Theft and Trespass Dismissed

      The Defendant was observed by the Officer entering a no-trespassing development area. The Defendant then stole two plywood boards from the site and placed them in his pick-up truck. Defendant then drove to a different home in the development site and stole another two plywood boards. The Officer found a total of twelve plywood boards in the Defendant’s vehicle. Defendant was arrested and charged with Petit Theft and Trespass on a Construction Site.

    • Threatening a Law Enforcement Officer Dismissed

      Police stopped the Defendant for driving erratically. The Defendant told Police he was on the way to the hospital, but the Police Officer did not believe him. Police accused the Defendant of Driving Under the Influence, and coerced him to perform the roadside exercises. Police noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the Defendant, however the Defendant was using alcohol on his body to quell his fever. Police arrested the Defendant for DUI, and on the way to the Police Station, the Defendant, a government employee, told the Officer “I will have your file on my desk when I leave jail”. Police then added the charge of threatening a law enforcement officer, a third degree felony punishable by 5 years in jail. Defense Counsel filed a Motion to Dismiss the felony, as the facts of the case did not rise to the level of the felony charge.

    • Unlicensed Massage Therapy Dismissed

      While conducting an investigation the Detective met with the Defendant at a skin care spa to receive a massage. The Defendant escorted the Detective to the massage room and instructed him to remove his clothes and lie down on the massage table. The Defendant proceeded to put oil on the Detective’s back and began to massage it. Medical Crime Unit detectives then entered the room and asked the Defendant for her Florida License for Massage Therapy. She was unable to produce a license and a records check revealed that she did not have the required license. The Defendant was charged with Unlicensed Massage Therapy.