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Criminal Case Results

Case No.: 2017MM003716
Criminal Mischief (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2017CF011984
Child Neglect with Great Bodily Harm (F2)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2017CT389
Expired Driver’s License Over 6 Months
-Charges reduced to civil infraction.

Case No.: 2016CT3753
Driving Under the Influence (second DUI) (M1) & Refusal to Submit to Testing (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.
-Refusal charge dismissed.

Case No.: 17-CM-002838A
Possession of Marijuana (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 17-03014-MM
Battery (M1) & Criminal Mischief (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 17-001950-TC
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (M1)
-Charges reduced.

Case No.: 16-82358-TC
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.

Case No.: 2017MM017860
Trespassing (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2017CF000902
Domestic Battery by Strangulation (F3)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 16-88632-TC
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.

Case No: CRC1302784CFANO
Violation of Probation – Burglary/Dealing in Stolen Property (F2)
-Probation Reinstated.

Case No: 2017CT7014
Driving While License Suspended 4th Offense (M1), Careless Driving, Expired Registration
Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2016-3002
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.

Case No.: 16-21475-TC
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.

Case No.: 16-CM-010610
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2016CT827675
Driving While License Suspended (M1)
-Charges reduced.

Case No.: 2016MM003555MMAWS
Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 2016MM003144MMAWS
Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 16-14654-TC
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (M1)
-Charges reduced.

Case No.: 16-11867-TC
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (M1)
-Charges reduced.

Case No.: 15-010943-FD
Domestic Violence Injunction
-Injunction dismissed.

Case No.: 15-08979-TR (Judge Bedinghaus)
Driving while license suspended (M2)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 15-05142-TC (Judge Bedinghaus)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-DUI charge reduced to reckless driving

Case No.: 15-20060-MM
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-No formal charges pursued against client.

Case No.: 2015CF002874 (Judge Bulone)
Aggravated Battery with Permanent Disfigurement (F2)
-No formal charges pursued against client.

Case No.: 2015CT048994 (Judge Bedinghaus)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (M1)
-Charges reduced.

Case No.: 15CF006567 (Judge Corvo)
Grand Theft (F3)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: CTC1503618MMAWS (Judge Salton)
Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction (M1)
-Charges dismissed.

Case No.: 15MM226 & 15MM225 & 15MM226 (Judge Hitzemann)
Criminal Mischief (M2), Criminal Mischief (M2), Criminal Mischief (M2)
-Client arrested for allegedly breaking multiple mailboxes. Charges dismissed and client keeps his record clean.

Case No.: CTC159508HBGTWS (Judge Grey)
Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge (DWLSR) (M1)
-Client stopped for driving with suspended license with knowledge. This would have been client’s third conviction within five (5) years resulting in a habitual traffic offender (HTO) designation. DWLSR charge reduced down and client avoids conviction and HTO designation.

Case No.: CTC1500766MMAWS
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Through investigation, Mr. Lentini convinced the State not to proceed with formal charges against client.

Case No.: 15DR001813 (Judge Jirotka)
Injunction Against Dating Violence
-Injunction dismissed in favor of client.

Case No.: 14CT084610 (Judge Overton)
Driving Under the Influence charge involving crash with Property Damage and Injury (M1)
-Client involved in high speed crash severely injuring two others. Client arrested for DUI. DUI charge reduced to Reckless driving and client’s other citation for driving too fast for conditions was dismissed. Client avoids severe penalties and the possibility of five years in prison. Mr. Lentini also made a claim against other driver’s insurance company and received $25,000 for his client.

Case No.: 2014MM005125AX
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Through investigation, Mr. Lentini convinced the State not to proceed with formal charges against client.

Case No.: CTC146504WJYTWS (Judge Salton)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-Client found passed out behind the wheel in the middle of the roadway. Client arrested and charged with DUI. Urine sample revealed Xanax. DUI charge reduced to reckless driving

Case No.: PRE-FILE
Leaving the Scene of Accident with Property Damage (M1)
-Client allegedly crashed car into a another parked car in the early morning hours and then left scene. Mr. Lentini counseled client and spoke with lead detective. No charges filed against client.

Case No.: 14MM009796
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Through investigation, Mr. Lentini convinced the State not to proceed with formal charges against client.

Case No.: 2013-MO-046593 (Judge Silverman)
Downtown Melbourne, FL Open Container Violation
-Mr. Lentini found that the establishment where client exited did not comply with municipal ordinance statute. State dismissed charge against client.

Case No.: 2013-CT-057137 (Judge Murphy)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-Client stopped for failing to maintain a lane after leaving his fishing tackle shop. Client then arrested for DUI. Once Mr. Lentini pointed out the weaknesses in the State’s case, the prosecutor reduced charges to Reckless Driving and dismissed the associated civil citation. Client received no points on license.

Case No.: 2012-DR-064304 (Judge Earp)
Injunction Against Domestic Violence
-After a long evidentiary hearing where Mr. Lentini effectively cross-examined the petitioner, it was proved she had no realistic fear of violence from Mr. Lentini’s client. Injunction dismissed in favor of client.

Case No.: 10-CF-012662
Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Female (F2) and Possession of Cannabis (M1)
-Client arrested for domestic violence battery against girlfriend on side of the road. Client arrested and marijuana found on his person. Mr. Lentini convinced the State to not proceed against the client on the domestic violence charge. The marijuana charge was resolved in a manner that allowed client to have his record sealed.

Case No.: 10-CF-006611 (Jude Ficarrotta)
Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Female (F2), False Imprisonment (F3), Tampering with a Witness (F3)
-Once case was set for trial, all charges were dismissed by the State.

Case No.: 10-CF-005313 (Judge Ficarrotta)
Domestic Violence Battery – Strangulation (F3), Domestic Violence – Battery (M1), and Petit Theft (M2)
-Unfortunately, the photographs taken by police the night of the incident were not helpful to us. Nonetheless, the State agreed to drop the felony count and the petit theft count on the eve of jury trial.

Case No.: PRE-FILE
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (F3)
-During a road rage incident, client pulled gun on another motorist who exited his vehicle and began to approach client’s car aggressively. Mr. Lentini counseled client and assisted with giving a statement to the lead detective investigating the case. Mr. Lentini claimed self defense and no charges were filed against client. Client also avoids three (3) year minimum mandatory prison sentence.

Case No.: 10CM008588 (Judge Nazaretian)
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Once the State filed formal charges, Mr. Lentini convinced the prosecutor that there was no proof of his client’s guilt. State dismissed all charges.

Case No.: 10CT025642 (Judge Carassas)
Reckless Driving (M2)
-Client charged with traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of rush hour traffic. Once client sped past a deputy, a traffic stop was initiated. Ultimately, the criminal charge of Reckless driving was reduced down to a civil traffic infraction of careless driving and client received a withhold of adjudication and no points were assessed against his license.

Case No.: CTC1029335MMANO
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Through investigation, Mr. Lentini convinced the State not to proceed with formal charges against client.

Case No.: 09CT176425 (Judge Dominguez)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-Client stopped for failing to maintain a lane after leaving a bar. Client then arrested for DUI. Once the case was set for trial, the State reduced charges to Reckless Driving and client avoids DUI penalties and conviction

Case No.: 09CF000613 (Judge Holder)
Solicitation to Deliver Cocaine (F3)
-Client arrested after asking undercover officer to buy cocaine. Through negotiation, State agreed to reduce felony charge down to misdemeanor.

Case No.: 2009-CF-010439 & 2009-CF-010477 (Judge Pomponio)
Trafficking in Illegal Drugs 4 to 14 grams (F1)
-Client avoids minimum mandatory prison sentence and receives probation.

Case No.: 2009CT136244 (Judge Conrad)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-Client stopped for running stop sign after leaving pool party. Client then arrested for DUI. Once Mr. Lentini pointed out the weaknesses in the State’s case, the prosecutor reduced charges to Reckless Driving and client avoids DUI penalties and conviction.

Case No.: CRC0900299CFANO & CRC0900300CFANO (Judge Ley)
Two Counts of Motor Vehicle Title Fraud (F3)
-Client operated tow truck company and was accused of repossessing two (2) cars that he was not legally allowed to repo. It was alleged that client forged both cars titles. When the case was set for trial, the state agreed to drop both felonies to misdemeanors and offered a withhold of adjudication. Client accepted.

Case No.: PRE-FILE
Scheme to Defraud (F3) and multiple petit theft offenses
-Client worked as a server at a local restaurant. Each time a customer paid with a credit card, client allegedly charges a small amount over what customer authorizes as an extra tip. This was allegedly done multiple times. After speaking with the investigating detective and restaurant manager, no charges were formally filed and client avoided arrest.

Case No.: CRC0925743CFANO (Judge Ley)
Fleeing and Eluding (F3)
-Client did not stop initially and kept driving after police turned on lights in an attempt to pull him over. Client was scared and did not know what to do. Charge was dropped to a misdemeanor of obstructing or opposing an officer. Client avoids mandatory adjudication and convicted felon status.

Case No.: CTC0827464MMANO
Domestic Violence Battery (M1)
-Through investigation, Mr. Lentini convinced the State not to proceed with formal charges against client.

Case No.: CRC0811722CFANO (Judge Helinger)
Grand Theft (F3)
-Client accused of stealing several thousand dollars from his employer. Through the discovery process, it was determined that the State had a weak case. Rather than risk a jury trial, client decided to pay restitution and complete a program. Charges were ultimately dismissed.

Case No.: PRE-FILE
Burglary of Conveyance (F3) and Grand Theft (F3)
-Client suspected in a rash of vehicle burglaries in his neighborhood. When police began their investigation, he retained Mr. Lentini. Client, accompanied by Mr. Lentini gave a statement to police at the station. Afterward, police declined to file felony charges.

Case No.: CTC083311XCJTWS (Judge Vandercar)
Driving Under the Influence (M1)
-Client stopped for speeding after leaving Chilli’s Bar and Grill. Client then arrested for DUI. Once the case was set for trial, the State reduced charges to Reckless Driving and client avoids DUI penalties and conviction.

Case No.: 06-CF-020123 (Judge Timmerman)
Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell/Deliver (F2), Possession of Cannabis (F3), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1), and Trespass on Property (M1)
-Client stopped with felony amount of marijuana. Through investigation Mr. Lentini discovered law enforcement violated client’s rights with regard to the Fourth Amendment. Mr. Lentini filed a Motion to Suppress which the Judge granted after a hearing. All charges against client were dismissed.

Case No.: 06-CF-022549 (Judge Timmerman)
Carrying a Concealed Firearm F(3)
-During traffic stop, a firearm was discovered under some clothes in the backseat of client’s car. Through investigation and research, Mr. Lentini filed a Motion to Dismiss which the State agreed to, resulting in the third degree felony charge of carrying a concealed firearm being dismissed.

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