Case Results

Below is just a sample of some of the reviews, kind words, praise and thanks received from Leifert and Leifert clients over our (Douglas I. Leifert and Brian S. Leifert) many years of practice and service. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.

State of Florida v. C.J., 16-00176XMM10A

Practice Area:
Domestic Violence
Date:
June 21, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Plantation and charged with Battery (Domestic Violence) in violation of Florida Statutes section 784.03(1). We successfully litigated the case and the charges were dropped. Judge Kathleen McHugh, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. M.C., 15-00455XMM40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
June 14, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Miramar at Walmart for Petit Theft / Shoplifting in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.015(2). We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were ultimately dropped. Judge Claudia Robinson, Hollywood, FL.

State of Florida v. D.T., 15-01210XMM10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
May 20, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Margate at Walmart for Petit Theft / Shoplifting in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.014(3)(a) and Resisting/Obstructing without Violence in violation statute 843.02. We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were subsequently dropped. Judge Mardi Levey Cohen, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. D.M., 16-01595XTI30A

Practice Area:
Speeding and Traffic Ticket
Date:
May 19, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dismissed
Description:
Client was pulled over in Fort Lauderdale by the Florida Highway Patrol for Unlawful Speed (in excess of fifty miles per hour over the speed limit) in violation of Florida Statutes section 316.1926(2) and Open Container in violation of 316.1936(2)(a). Both charges were dismissed as a result of a speedy trial violation.

State of Florida v. A.D., 15-00440XCF10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
May 19, 2016
Outcome:
Probation Terminated Early
Description:
Client was originally charged with Grand Theft in Plantation and placed on probation. Client sough early termination of probation which was successfully granted before Judge Lisa Porter in Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. N.F., 15-00186XMM30A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
May 18, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Plantation for Pest Theft / Shoplifting @ Kohl’s in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.014 (3)(a). We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were ultimately dismissed. Judge Jane Fishman, Plantation, Florida.

State of Florida v. E.G., 15-05368XTC40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
May 18, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Pembroke Park for Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit and Run. We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were ultimately dropped. Judge Melinda Brown, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. M.W, 16-00771XTC20A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Apr 28, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Reduced
Description:
Client was arrested in Deerfield Beach for Driving with a Suspended License with Knowledge in violation of Florida Statutes section 322.34(2)(a). Client was facing a five year revocation from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The charge was reduced to Driving with a Suspended License without Knowledge which avoided the loss of the client’s driver’s license. Judge John “Jay” Hurley, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. B.A., 14-01694XCF10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Apr 27, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Sunrise at Neiman Marcus in Sawgrass Mills Mall for Grand Theft (shoplifting) in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.014. We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were ultimately dropped. Judge Elizabeth Scherer, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. Douglas M., 14-0X70X4CF10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Early Termination of Probation
Date:
Apr 26, 2016
Outcome:
Probation Terminated Early
Description:
Client was on probation for Felony Driving While License Suspended and asked us to petition the court for early termination of his probation.

Town of Davie v. T.D.H., 16-00039XMO30A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Apr 19, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Davie, Florida at Walmart for Petit Theft/Shoplifting in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.014. We were able to convince the Davie Prosecutor to not file any charges. The case was assigned Judge Olga Levine in Plantation, Florida.

State of Florida v. G.V., 15-05984XTC20A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Apr 19, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Reduced and Dismissed
Description:
Client was arrested in Pompano Beach for Driving with a Suspended License (322.34), Too Fast for Conditions (316.183(4)), and Failure to Use Designated Lane (316.089(3)). Client had multiple DUI’s on his record and was facing Habitual Offender status from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DWLS charge was amended to Operating without a Valid Driver’s License (322.03(1)) which saved client’s license from being suspended for five years. No conviction, no jail, no probation. The other two charges were dismissed. Judge Melinda Brown, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. D.E., 16-20XDL

Practice Area:
Juvenile Law
Date:
Apr 14, 2016
Outcome:
No Conviction
Description:
Client was charged with Possession Drug Paraphernalia in Fort Lauderdale. Case was resolved without conviction. No sanctions imposed by the court other than a warning. Judge Michael Orlando, Fort Lauderdale.

State of Florida v. Manuel P., 150X02X3CF10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest with Violence
Date:
Apr 05, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Reduced
Description:
Client was arrested in Deerfield Beach Florida by the Broward Sheriff’s Office for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (784.03) and Resisting Arrest with Violence (840.01); both third degree felonies. Through a variety of legal techniques, we successfully obtained reduction of both felony charges to misdemeanors.

State of Florida Preston M., 15-0X52X2TC40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Reckless Operation of a Vessel
Date:
Mar 31, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Reduced
Description:
Client was stopped in Port Everglades by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer and arrested for Reckless Operation of a Vessel (Florida Statutes section 327.33. Charge was ultimately reduced to Careless Operation of a Vessel (a non- criminal violation).

Investigation of David E.

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Hit and Run
Date:
Mar 17, 2016
Outcome:
No Charges Filed
Description:
Client was accused of Leaving the Scene of Accident (Hit and Run) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Client received an “official notice of criminal investigation” from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Division. We successfully convinced the Fort Lauderdale Police to close their investigation without filing any charges against the client.

State of Florida v. Sarah P., 15-0X16X7MM30A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Shoplifting
Date:
Mar 16, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested @ “Kohl’s” in Plantation, Florida for shoplifting (Petit Theft) in violation of Florida Statutes section 812.014. WE successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the case was subsequently dropped.

State of Florida v. Martine M., 15-0X16X1MM30A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Shoplifting
Date:
Mar 16, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested for shoplifting (petit theft) at “J.C. Penny’s” at the Broward Mall in Plantation, Florida. Client was prosecuted under Florida Statutes section 812.014. We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first-offender diversion program and the charge was ultimately dropped.

State of Florida v. Ryan D., 15-0Xa9X6MU10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – DUI and DWI
Date:
Mar 04, 2016
Outcome:
Mandatory Jail Time Avoided
Description:
Client was arrested in Lighthouse Point, Florida for Driving Under the Influence (316.193). Client’s breath test reading was well above the legal limit. Client had multiple prior DUI convictions on his record. The case was ultimately resolved with probation and counseling and client was able to avoid what should have been mandatory jail time.

State of Florida v. Roy M., 16-0X29X5TC30A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Suspended License
Date:
Mar 03, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Reduced/Dropped
Description:
Client was pulled over for speeding (94mph in a 70mpz zone) by Florida Highway Patrol. Client was found to have had a suspended license but alleged that he was unaware. Trooper issued citation for driving while license suspended with knowledge (322.34(1) and speeding (316.187(2)(a)). Charge of Driving While License Suspended with Knowledge was REDUCED to a non-criminal infraction and the speeding charge was dismissed.

State of Florida v. Michael B., 16-00X0X4MM40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Drug Possession
Date:
Feb 29, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was pulled over by Hollywood Police and the officer detected an odor of cannabis (marijuana). A glass pipe was later observed by the officer in plain view and client was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia pursuant to Florida Statutes section 893.147(1).

State of Florida v. Stephanie A., 15-0X24X9MM20A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Shoplifting
Date:
Feb 23, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested @ “Walmart” in Coconut Creek, FL for shoplifting (petit theft) and was subsequently prosecuted and alleged to have been in violation of Florida State Statutes section 812.014(3)(a). We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charge was ultimately dropped.

State of Florida v. I.Z., 14-01412XCFX0A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Feb 17, 2016
Outcome:
Case Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested in Sunrise, Florida @ “Neiman Marcus” for Grand Theft (third degree felony) pursuant to Florida Statues section 812.014(2)(c). We were successful in negotiating client’s entry into a first offender diversion and his charges were ultimately dropped.

State v. N.M., 15-01080XCFX0A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Feb 12, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol in Broward County and was subsequently arrested for Possession of Cannabis (marijuana) and Tampering with Evidence (Felony). Both charges were ultimately dropped.

State of Florida v. B.S., 16-00094XTCX0A

Practice Area:
Traffic Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Feb 11, 2016
Outcome:
Case Dismissed
Description:
Client had a business purposes only (hardship) license as a result of a DUI. Client was pulled over in Davie on Christmas Day and was cited for Failure to Obey Driver’s License Restrictions. We successfully argued that client was driving within his restriction (attending a religion function at a family member’s home) and the case was ultimately dismissed.

State of Florida v. M.D., 16-00084XMMX0A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Feb 03, 2016
Outcome:
Charge Dismissed
Description:
Client was stopped by Coral Springs Police for riding a bicycle without a light. Client originally refused to identify himself but eventually gave the officer his name. Client was arrested for False Identification Given to a Police Officer- Florida State statute 901.36(1).

State of Florida v. F.A., 15-01088XMUX0A

Practice Area:
DUI & DWI – Broward
Date:
Jan 27, 2016
Outcome:
DUI charges reduced to Reckless Driving
Description:
Client was pulled over in Wilton Manors, Florida for a traffic violation and was subsequently arrested for Driving under the Influence. We successfully negotiated a reduction of charge to Reckless Driving and client did not receive a conviction (adjudication withheld).

State of Florida v. R.Z., 15-00888XMMX0A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Jan 14, 2016
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was arrested @ Macy’s in Plantation, Florida for Shoplifting (Petit Theft). We successfully negotiated client’s entry into a first offender diversion program and the charges were ultimately dropped.

State of Florida v. S.M., 15-03439XTCX0A

Practice Area:
Traffic Criminal Defense – Broward
Date:
Dec 18, 2015
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was pulled over in Fort Lauderdale and charged with Reckless Driving. Charge was ultimately dropped.

State of Florida v. Manuela C., 2015CT024562AXXXMB

Practice Area:
Criminal Traffic Defense
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with No Valid Driver’s License. We aggressively asserted that the Client was a Foreign Tourist and as such did not need a Florida Driver’s License since her home Driver’s License was Valid. All charges were Dismissed.

State of Florida v. Bruce C., 2015MM010258AXXXNB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Possession of Wrong Tails-Lobster and Possession of Lobster During Closed Season. Client made a donation to the Wildlife Reward Alert Program and all charges were Dismissed.

State of Florida v. Brandon B., A196CME

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Improper Driver’s License, Outside of Classification. We successfully negotiated a resolution and all charges were Dismissed.

State of Florida v. M.S., 2013MM0174740AXXX

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Seal and Expunge
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Petition Granted.
Description:
Client petitioned to have his record Expunged. Client had been arrested and charged with Domestic Battery which we arranged to have Dismissed. Client had never been adjudicated guilty of any crime and was not adjudicated guilty from the arrest to which the petition pertained The Petition to Expunge was therefore Granted and no record of this incident appears in any public record.

State of Florida v. K.S., 2015MM0111390AXXX

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Soliciting Prostitution
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Solicitation of Another to Commit Prostitution. We successfully enrolled Client in a Diversion Program. Client attended the Prostitution Impact Prevention Education class and all charges were then Dismissed.

State of Florida v. A.S. 2015CT0194450AXXXMB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – No Valid Driver’s License, Speeding and other tickets
Date:
Dec. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with No Valid Driver’s License, Speeding and No Seatbelt. We assisted Client in obtaining his Driver’s License and all charges and tickets were dismissed.

State of Florida v. Tashina A., 15002696MMAXMX

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov. 19, 2015
Outcome:
Case was dismissed.
Description:
Client was arrested in St. Lucie County while on vacation and charged with disorderly intoxication. We were able to successfully negotiate a resolution. There was no conviction, no jail time or probation. Client did not have to return to Florida or appear in court as we did so on her behalf.

State of Florida v. Jocelyn A., 502015CT010298AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov. 13, 2015
Outcome:
Reduction in charges and no conviction
Description:
Client was charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) causing injury to another ( ACCIDENT) in Boca Raton. We were able to successfully negotiate a resolution where charges were reduced to Reckless Driving with no conviction.

J.B. v. N.A., 15-818X-63

Practice Area:
Domestic Violence Restraining Order – Broward
Date:
Nov 10, 2015
Outcome:
Order of Dismissal
Description:
Client was the respondent in a case where petitioner sought a permanent injunction against domestic violence. The case was litigated in Broward County before the Honorable Michael Kaplan. The Court found that the evidence presented was insufficient under Florida law (sections 741.30, 784.046, or 784.0485) to allow the Court to issue a permanent injunction for protection against domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or stalking.

State of Florida v. A. E., 15-001981MM40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov 03, 2015
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was accused by J.C. Penny of shoplifting (Florida Statutes section 812.014(3)(a) petit theft, second degree misdemeanor) in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Client was able to enter and complete a first offender diversion program resulting in dismissal of the case. The case was litigated at the Broward County South Satellite Courthouse in Hollywood before Judge Arlene Backman.

State of Florida v. Jodi G., 2015CT021501AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense- Palm Beach
Date:
Nov., 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Expiration of Registration More Than 6 Months and No Proof of Insurance. We assisted Client in getting her registration and insurance reinstated and all charges, both criminal and traffic were dismissed.

State of Florida v. Thomas D., 2015CT019987AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Traffic Defense
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended. We were able to successfully negotiate a resolution. The Charge was Dismissed and the Client now has a valid Driver’s License.

State of Florida v. Fermin C., 2015CT021592AXXXMB

Practice Area:
Criminal Traffic Defense
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended and Speeding. The Driving While License Suspended was Dismissed and Client’s driver’s license was reinstated.

State of Florida v. Alexis C., 2015MM006297AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than 20 Grams. Client was enrolled in a diversion program, performed community service and all charges were subsequently Dismissed.

State of Florida v. Jonathan B., 2015CT0016685AXXX

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov, 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed.
Description:
Client was charged with Reckless Driving. We were able to successfully negotiate a resolution whereby the Case was Dismissed.

State of Florida v. W.N., 2015MM0123670AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov., 2015
Outcome:
No Charges Filed
Description:
Client was arrested and charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Disorderly Intoxication. We were able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to decline prosecution. As a result, charges were not filed and no further action was required.

State of Florida v. P.R., 2015-7085

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Investigation Dropped – No Charges Filed
Description:
Client was being investigated for Trespassing and Damaging Wetlands. We contacted law enforcement on his behalf and convinced them not to file charges as sufficient facts did not exist to prove any criminal acts.

State of Florida v. C.V., 2014CF0103220AXXXMB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Extortion, Criminal Mischief and False Report of a Crime
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Criminal Mischief, Extortion and Giving False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. Client’s home was in foreclosure and recently sold with Client still living in the home. Angry over the situation and the reality of having to move, Client allegedly trashed the home doing extensive damage to the interior. Client was facing many years in Prison. After many months of litigation and negotiation, we successfully enrolled Client in a diversion program. Client made restitution for damages incurred and performed minimal community service, and then all charges were Dismissed.

State of Florida v. L.S., 2008CT0224220AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Drive While License Suspended
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended with an Open Warrant. We were able to get client’s driver’s license cleared, reinstated and the warrant recalled. Client lived out of state and did not have to appear. All charges were subsequently Dismissed.

State of Florida v. S.S., 2015CT0154420AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Charge Reduced
Description:
Client was charged with Driving While Under the Influence. The DUI was reduced to a Reckless Driving Charge. Client was placed on probation, performed community service and received no convictions or driver’s license suspension on his record.

State of Florida v. J.S., 2015MM0102570XXXMB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense – Wildlife/Fishing Violations
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Possession of Wrong Lobster Tails and Possession of Crawfish out of Season after a successful fishing trip to the Bahamas with friends. We negotiated a resolution whereby Client made a donation to the Wildlife Reward Alert Program and all charges were then Dismissed.

State of Florida v. R.W., 2015MM0102600AXXXSB

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Nov. 2015
Outcome:
Dismissed
Description:
Client was charged with Possession of Wrong Lobster Tails and Possession of Lobster During Closed Season. WE negotiated a resolution whereby our Client made a small donation to the Wildlife Reward Alert Program and all charges were Dismissed

State of Florida v. Anphenry S., 13-013673CF10A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Oct 30, 2015
Outcome:
Probation Terminated Early
Description:
Client was on probation for Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer alleged to have occurred in Miramar in Broward County, Florida. After discussions with client’s probation officer and the prosecutor, client’s Judge (Matthew Destry) agreed to terminate probation early after a hearing on the Motion.

State of Florida v. C. Taylor, 15-001465MM40A

Practice Area:
Criminal Defense
Date:
Oct 27, 2015
Outcome:
Charges Dropped
Description:
Client was accused of shoplifting in the Pembroke Lakes Mall and was arrested by Pembroke Pines Police Department for petit theft contrary to Florida Statute section 812.014(3)(a). Successfully negotiated the client’s entry into a diversion program which ultimately resulted in the charges being dropped. The case was handled in Broward County at the Hollywood Courthouse before the Judge Arlene Backman.

State of Florida v. C. Hernandez, 15-007891MM10A

Practice Area:
Domestic Violence
Date:
Oct 27, 2015
Outcome:
Charges Reduced
Description:
Client was arrested by the North Lauderdale Police Department for Domestic Violence Battery under Florida Statutes section 784.03. The charge was ultimately reduced to Disorderly Conduct under Florida Statutes section 877.03. The case was resolved in Broward County at the Fort Lauderdale main courthouse before Judge Kathleen McHugh.
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