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DUI

Charges Reduced

Defendant was stopped for running a red light. Following the stop, law enforcement noticed signs of impairment including bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. During the initial conversation, the defendant talked about things that had nothing to do with the stop. Based upon the stop and these observations, a DUI investigation ensued. According to law enforcement, the defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises all of which were captured on video camera. Once the defendant was arrested, an inventory search of the vehicle revealed multiple bottles of beer that were still cold. Prior to trial, Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a change of charge to a Reckless Driving without a license suspension. (RA)

DUI PROPERTY DAMAGE

Charge Dismissed

Defendant was involved in an accident where it was alleged that he was traveling in excess of 100mph, lost control of the vehicle, struck a median and then hit a tree. The vehicle came to a final rest approximately 100 yards from the initial impact and was totaled. Officers observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the defendant which prompted a DUI investigation wherein the defendant performed poorly on field sobriety exercises. The exercises had to be concluded early due to the defendant becoming combative. The defendant refused to provide a breath sample and also admitted to blowing a red light and losing control of the vehicle. Officers later found a receipt in the defendant’s pocket from a bar. Prior to trial, the State DISMISSED the DUI Property Damage charge and negotiated a plea to a Reckless Driving without a conviction or driver license suspension. (JH)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BATTERY BY STRANGULATION and ASSAULT

Charge Dismissed

Defendant was arrested following an altercation with his ex-wife. It was alleged that the defendant jabbed the victim’s eyes with his fingers and strangled her to the point that she almost lost consciousness during which he stated “You’ll fucking end up in a ditch” and “won’t let you breath another breath.” These statements were recorded. All charges DISMISSED. (TO)

DUI

Charges Reduced

A traffic stop was conducted for speeding. During the stop, the Defendant drifted side to side on several occasions. The Officer smelled the odor of alcohol, noticed bloodshot, watery eyes and that the Defendant was nervous. The Defendant admitted to drinking. Once the Defendant refused the field sobriety exercises, he was placed under arrest for DUI. A search of his vehicle revealed a cup with alcohol in it next to the driver's seat. Attorney Adam Harmelin filed 3 Motions to Suppress Evidence alleging the refusal to submit to the exercises and the breath test should not be considered as evidence. Prior to arguing the Motions, the State agreed to reduce the charge to a Reckless Driving without a driver license suspension or conviction. (JA)

DUI

Charges Reduced

The Defendant was pulled over for speeding. Upon contact, the Officer observed signs of impairment such as the odor of alcohol, slurred speech and red glassy eyes. Following a DUI investigation, the Defendant was arrested for DUI. During a search of the Defendant, the Officer found a receipt from a bar with 4 double shots of Jamison Whiskey and 3 pints of beer. Attorney Adam Harmelin filed a Motion to Suppress alleging that law enforcement did not have the requisite reasonable suspicion to conduct a DUI investigation nor probable cause to arrest for DUI. Prior to the hearing, Attorney Adam Harmelin negotiated a change of charge from DUI to Reckless Driving without a driver license suspension. (CB)

POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND POSSESSION OF CANNABIS WITH INTENT TO SELL/DELIVER

Charges Dismissed

At nighttime, the Defendant was in a closed park with some friends who were smoking marijuana. The Officer observed this illegal conduct and detained all 3 individuals. After searching the Defendant and his backpack, the Officer found cocaine, marijuana, a scale, cigar papers, and small denominations of U.S. currency. The Defendant was charged with felony Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell or Deliver. Attorney Adam Harmelin filed a Motion to Suppress All Evidence arguing that it was found as a result of an unlawful search and seizure of the Defendant. The Judge agreed and, subsequent to granting the Motion to Suppress, the State dropped all charges. (RB)

Resisting Arrest

Dismissed

Defendant was observed by a 911 caller walking around a parking lot with a flashlight checking vehicles and removing items from one particular vehicles. Law enforcement responded to the scene to conduct a Burglary investigation. According to police, the Defendant began yelling and disobeyed commands. Following the investigation, the Defendant was arrested for Resisting Arrest without Violence. The morning of trial, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to DISMISS the criminal charge. (JB)

DUI Injury/Property Damage

Charges Reduced

Defendant was involved in an automobile accident where she was found at fault for rear-ending another vehicle that was stopped at a red light. During the DUI investigation, law enforcement observed glassy eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage to be emanating from the defendant’s breath and person. The defendant had difficulty exiting the vehicle, difficulty standing straight, maintaining balance, difficulty answering questions and admitted to consuming 4 beers. Law enforcement charged the defendant with Careless Driving and Driving Under the Influence with Injury/Property Damage. Prior to trial, Attorney Adam Harmelin negotiated a reduction in charge to Reckless Driving with a withheld adjudication and no license suspension. (ES)

TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE

Dismissed

After obtaining a search warrant for the defendant’s residence, the police found cocaine and other contraband. After filing a Motion to Dismiss, the State conceded the motion and dropped the Trafficking in Cocaine charge. (TV)

DUI PROPERTY DAMAGE

Charges reduced

Defendant was stopped by law enforcement after causing an accident, driving over a median, going north in the southbound lanes. The officer noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of alcohol emitting from the defendant’s breath. After performing field sobriety exercises, the defendant was arrested for DUI. Prior to trial, Attorney Adam Harmelin negotiated a reduction in charge which resulted in a withhold adjudication to a Reckless Driving without a driver license suspension. (BW)

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM

Not Guilty

Two repo agents arrived at the defendant’s home to repossess his vehicle. The defendant pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at both men. Police were called and the defendant was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm which carries a 3-year minimum mandatory in Florida State Prison. The defendant was found NOT Guilty at jury trial. (MM)

DUI PROPERTY DAMAGE

Not Guilty

The defendant was involved in a 2-car automobile crash where he was found at fault. The police and victim accused him of hitting the victim’s vehicle at such impact that it caused the victim’s vehicle to spin out of control. It was further alleged that the defendant then purposely rammed his vehicle into the victim a second time. During the DUI investigation, police noticed slurred speech, odor of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and unsteady gait. The defendant was found NOT Guilty at jury trial. (BR)

GRAND THEFT

Dismissed

The defendant was arrested and charged with Grand Theft when he was accused of stealing a boat. Police located the stolen boat in the defendant’s possession. Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate an agreement wherein the State Attorney’s Office agreed to DISMISS the charge. (RK)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHILD ABUSE, BATTERY, FALSE IMPRISONMENT, AND BATTERY BY STRANGULATION

Charges dismissed

Defendant was accused in 2 cases of domestic violence. Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a “no information” for one case and the State Attorney’s Office eventually DISMISSED the second case. (RJ)

DUI

Not guilty

Defendant was stopped for a traffic infraction whereupon the officer noticed several signs of impairment. The defendant was found NOT Guilty at jury trial. (RR)

AGGRAVATED FLEEING AND ELUDING

Charges reduced

Law enforcement attempted to stop defendant for driving at night without headlights. The defendant failed to pull over while several law enforcement officers attempted to stop her. Officers eventually lost sight of the vehicle, but were able to identify the defendant who was later arrested. The defendant was facing a mandatory conviction and driver license suspension for this offense. Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a reduced charge to a misdemeanor with no license suspension. (NM)

ARMED BURGLARY

Case dismissed

Defendant was charged as a principal in an Armed Burglary with several co-defendants. Even with an alleged confession, all charges were DISMISSED. (MM)

RACING

Charges reduced - No license suspension

Defendant was charged with Racing which carries a mandatory driver license suspension. Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a change of charge to Reckless Driving with a withheld adjudication and no license suspension. (KZ)

DUI

Charges Reduced

Officer’s found defendant passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. After the defendant was woken up, he admitted to drinking and officer’s noticed a distinct odor of alcohol coing from his breath, his face was flushed, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he was swaying back and forth barely able to keep his balance. Following the field sobriety exercises the defendant was arrested for DUI. Prior to trial, Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a change of charge to Reckless Driving without a conviction or a driver license suspension. (PZ)

POSSESION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL

Charges dismissed

The defendant was pulled over for making an unsafe turn. Subsequent to the stop, the defendant was issued a citation. Upon a search of the vehicle, police found cocaine, a razor and scale. The defendant was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. Attorney Adam Harmelin filed and argued a Motion to Suppress Evidence and Statements arguing that the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated. The Court agreed and granted the Motion. All charges were DISMISSED. (AG)

DUI

Charges Reduced

Defendant was stopped for speeding (74mph in a 45mph zone). The officer noticed several signs of impairment and, after the field sobriety exercises, arrested the defendant for DUI. Subsequent to the arrest, the defendant provided a urine sample with contained, among other things, cannabis, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Prior to trial Attorney Adam Harmelin negotiated a change of charge to Reckless Driving without a conviction or driver license suspension. (CB)

BURGLARY DWELLING

Case dismissed

The defendant was arrested after entering the victim’s residence without permission. DISMISSED. (MS)

POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND POSSESION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Felony Dismissed

The defendant was arrested for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia when officers stopped him in a parking lot. During the encounter, the police insisted that the defendant admitted to possession. After filing a Motion to Dimiss, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to DISMISS the felony count in exchange for a plea to the misdemeanor with no probation or jail time. (JS)

DUI

Charges reduced

Officer’s made contact with the defendant who refused to leave the parking lot of a business and was falsely claiming to be a police officer. The defendant was observed to be staggering through the parking lot with a dazed look on his face and bloodshot and glassy eyes. He was further observed to stumble and fall down on the curb into the grassy median. After he was told not to drive, the defendant got in his car and tried to drive away from the police. Police then stopped the defendant, conducted a DUI investigation and arrested him for DUI. During the DUI investigation, the defendant told the officer, “I am a burger with cheese.” Prior to trial Attorney Adam Harmelin was able to negotiate a change of charge to a Reckless Driving without a driver license suspension. (HA)

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