Client was arrested and charged with one count of Intimidating a Witness, Retaliating against an informant, and Criminal Mischief. These allegations stem from an incident in which the government accused my client of making threats and damaging an informant’s car by smashing out the windows.
The Government had an alleged eye witness that they claim saw my client commit these acts. The client maintained his innocence in this matter and wanted his day in court in order to fight these criminal charges. Had he been convicted in Court he would be exposed to decades in prison.
After being hired I immediately went to work in order to clear my client’s name. After speaking with the case filing attorney I was able to get a major break early on in the case. The case filing attorney is the initial prosecutor that reviews all the initial reports generated by law enforcement and decides what the proper charges should be.
In this case I was able to get the State Attorney to drop all felony charges in this matter. As a result, the case was transferred to misdemeanor court. All felony charges were dropped and only the criminal mischief charge remained.
At the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A. we believe that as your Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney it is our duty to serve you to the utmost of our abilities. Now that we successfully turned a major felony into a misdemeanor, it was time to crush the case entirely. As a result, we announced ready for trial. We were set for trial in front of Judge Levy Cohen this morning. When I got there I was informed that the State Attorney felt “good” about proceeding forward and taking the case to trial.
After a brief conversation with the State Attorney, I let her know how I felt about the case. Needless to say, the Prosecutor immediately went to her supervisor and asked if she could have permission to dismiss the case. Moments later my client and I walked out of the courtroom with a dismissal and a smile.
If you have been charged with a crime in South Florida including but not limited to Miami, Broward, or Dade and need to speak with an attorney who knows how to get things done; call Attorney Richard Ansara at (954) 761-4011