E.C. v. R.K.
961 So.2d 1010 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)—in a divorce proceeding trial judge ordered husband to receive special equity for a down payment on the home and 100% credits for taxes, insurance premiums, and home improvement. We represented the wife and successfully obtained reversal on these issues and for failure to value assets and liabilities.
M.J. v. O.J.
915 So.2d 1248 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)—represented husband in a divorce proceeding. The wife claimed that the parties last lived as husband and wife in another state. In the trial court, established that parties still intended to live in their home in Palm Beach County. Subpoenaed voting record of wife which established she was still voting in Florida. The wife appealed the denial of her motion to dismiss. We successfully defended and the lower court was affirmed.
Z.D. v. the State of Florida
816 So.2d 172 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)—Client had been convicted of first-degree murder with a firearm and carjacking. On appeal, successfully argued that the defendant had not waived his Miranda rights and that trial court erred in admitting the defendant’s statement to the detective. The murder conviction was reversed for a new trial.
J.L. v. State of Florida
774 So.2d 899 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)—obtained reversal and remand for re-sentencing to determine whether drug farm sentence in addition to county jail time exceeded statutory maximum for imprisonment in county jail.
C.W. v. D.W.
736 So.2d 732 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)—obtained reversal of divorce judgment for the failure of the trial judge to value marital assets. In addition, the trial judge had found the client in contempt for nonpayment of debts he was ordered to pay. Successfully argued contempt order should be reversed because it violated Florida Constitution provision prohibiting imprisonment for debt.
R.B. v. the State of Florida
736 So.2d 35 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)—conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after non-jury trial reversed for lack of a valid waiver of right to a jury trial.
E.B. v. State of Florida
701 So.2d 899 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)—inmate convicted of robbery with a weapon filed a motion for postconviction relief which the trial judge denied without hearing. On appeal, we successfully argued that the inmate had timely filed his motion and was entitled to an evidentiary hearing.
D.C. v. the State of Florida
660 So.2d 1134 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995)—criminal Defendant was sentenced for allegedly violating community control. Successfully had community control revocation reversed because the condition allegedly violated was illegally imposed and violated double jeopardy. In addition, the second violation of failure to pay restitution reversed. The defendant was “released from custody forthwith.”
S.P. v. State
587 So.2d 638 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991)—Filed petition for writ of habeas corpus where the trial court had placed Defendant on probation for one year on a second-degree misdemeanor. Fourth District of Appeal agreed that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to proceed with probation violation where the affidavit of violation was filed more than six months after commencement of probation.
J.M. v. State of Florida
569 So.2d 890 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)—Sentence that departed from sentencing guidelines reversed for failure to make written findings.
V.A. v. State of Florida
545 So.2d 1352 (Fla. 1989)—represented a Defendant sentenced to two death sentences before the Florida Supreme Court. Reversed in a unamamous 7-0 opinion for a new trial.