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Facts: Client was charged with Burglary/Battery punishable by life, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Grand Theft. Client faced a minimum of 3 years in prison punishable up to life. Client was a first time offender with no prior record. All of the charges hinged on the testimony of the alleged victim.
Outcome: The Morris Law Firm took the deposition of the alleged victim and established the inconsistencies in her statements and lack of credibility to the State Attorney’s Office. The State then agreed to Nolle Prosse the Burglary/Battery charge and Dealing in Stolen Property charge. Further, the Grand Theft charge was reduced to a False Verification of Ownership charge and released the client from custody after the Judge gave a withhold of adjudication resulting in no felony conviction.
Assault / Battery: Case Dismissed
Case No: CTC 11-036XXMMAES
Facts: Client was accused of two counts of battery after being involved in a fight at a Pasco club with two other women. Several other parties were involved in the altercation and multiple witnesses were present. Client maintained that she was acting in self defense. Client faced conviction on two battery charges and possible probation and jail time. Other consequences included not being able to be involved in school activities for her children due to a potential battery conviction on her criminal record.
Outcome: The Morris Law Firm set the matter for trial. On the morning of trial, the prosecutor dismissed both counts of battery against the client.
Assault / Battery: Jury Trial - Not Guilty Verdict
Case No: CTC 11-023XXMMAWS
Facts: Client was accused of intentionally shooting a co-worker with a pellet gun causing bodily injury. Client maintained the circumstances were mutual horseplay. Pasco State Attorney’s office was seeking an adjudication which would have resulted in a conviction and the client’s job termination.
Outcome: The Morris Law Firm successfully argued that the incident was mutual horseplay, and after a two-day jury trial the client was found not-guilty.
Assault / Battery: Aggravated Battery - No Information (not prosecuted)
Case No: CRC 11-076XXCFANO
Facts: Client was charged with Aggravated Battery after an altercation where he sped off in a car and was accused of attempting to hit the other party. A large number of people were involved in the altercation and the client asserted that he was acting in self defense and attempting to flee the scene.
Outcome: The Morris Law Firm was successful in arguing to the State Attorney that the client’s actions were in self defense and that the victims versions of the events were not credible. Consequently, the State declined to prosecute and filed a No Information in the case.
Aggravated Battery: No Information (not prosecuted)
Case No: CRC 08-027XXCFANO
Facts: Client was a paralegal at a local Clearwater law firm. In February 2008 Client found out husband was cheating on her and an altercation ensued. Husband shoved client, pulled her hair and spit in her face. In response client grabbed a knife and cut fingers on husband’s left hand. Husband called police and client was arrested for Aggravated Battery.
Outcome: Client hired the Morris Law Firm on February 10, 2008. The Morris Law Firm was successful in convincing the prosecutor not to file any criminal charges against the client.
Battery: No Information (not prosecuted)
Case No: CTC 09-015XXMMANO
Facts: Client was a police officer with the Pinellas Park Police Department. On January 18, 2009 client was off-duty and socializing with friends at Corrigan’s, a bar in downtown St. Petersburg. Client defended his brother who was involved in a physical altercation with other patrons of the bar and when St. Petersburg Police arrived on scene they arrested client for Battery.
Outcome: On January 18, 2009 client hired the Morris Law Firm. The Morris Law Firm interviewed numerous witnesses and provided evidence to the State Attorney’s Office that client was acting in self defense as well as defense of others. the Morris Law Firm was successful in convincing the State Attorney’s Office not to file any criminal charges against the client.
Battery: No Information (not prosecuted)
Case No: CTC 09-331XXMMANO
Facts: On November 16, 2009 client was arrested for Battery after an 18 year old alleged he groped her outside her clothing without her permission while on a date. Client was 77 years old. Client had no prior record. Eighteen year old’s parents wanted client prosecuted.
Outcome: On November 20, 2009 client hired the the Morris Law Firm. The Morris Law Firm successfully convinced the prosecutor not to file any criminal charges against the client.
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