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Below are representative results and verdicts pursued and won by The Edelstein Firm. Please note that every case is different and these results and verdicts, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. While you certainly should ask any prospective attorney whether he or she has obtained a successful result in cases similar to yours, your decision to hire an attorney should not be made on this factor alone.

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Case No. 090X13XXCF10A – Sophomore in college arrested while disembarking with his family from a cruise ship at Port Everglades; faced complaint charging him with trafficking in oxycodone, 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and, possession of a drug without a prescription. Upon conviction, client faced a mandatory minimum of three years in prison and a maximum of 30 + years. After being retained, Mr. Edelstein immediately contacted the prosecutor making the decision about what charges to file, and arranged for his client to have a psychological / substance abuse evaluation. Based on the report and Mr. Edelstein’s intensive lobbying effort, the prosecutor declined to file the trafficking charge and ended up filing a singled count of possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Edelstein then successfully petitioned the state attorney’s office to allow his client to participate in the PTI program, allowing for a complete dismissal of the remaining charge upon successful completion of the program.

RESULT: Client avoids a mandatory sentence of 3 years in prison, a mandatory felony conviction, and 2-year driver license suspension.

Case No. F0X0309XXC – High school student charged in adult court with armed robbery along with two adult co-defendants, facing a possible life sentence if convicted. After nine months of litigation which exposed the weakness of the state’s case, Mr. Edelstein convinced the prosecutor to reduce the charge against his client to grand theft, a much less serious offense. Mr. Edelstein then persuaded the prosecutor allow his client to participate in the pre-trial intervention program due to the fact that his client had no prior contact with the system and was at risk of losing a college scholarship.

RESULT: Client finishes his senior year in high school, goes to college in the fall and will have the grand theft charge dismissed after successfully completing the diversion program.

Case No.0X-CR-200XX – Assistant manager at a multinational bank charged with bank fraud for embezzling more than $29,000,000 was facing up to 30 years in federal prison. Due to the overwhelming evidence in the case, Mr. Edelstein made the tactical decision to have his client cooperate immediately with the Secret Service and U.S. Attorney’s Office, allowing his client to remain out of custody for a majority of the proceedings. Through a combination of hard work, tact, and, sound strategy, Mr. Edelstein was ultimately successful in securing a below guidelines sentence for his client much to the dismay of the multiple victims in the case.

RESULT: Client avoids spending the rest of his life in federal prison.

Case No.F0X0154XX – In a circumstantial case, a 29 year old woman from Boston with no criminal history was arrested for trafficking in morphine and OxyContin. She was facing a 25 year minimum mandatory sentence in state prison if charged and convicted. Over the police officers’ objections, Mr. Edelstein was able to convince the prosecutor not to file charges against his client based on a lack of evidence.

RESULT: Client avoids being charged with drug trafficking and a potential 25 year mandatory minimum sentence in prison.

Case Nos.50200XCF00655XXXXXMB & 02000XCF00655XXXXXMB – Body shop owner arrested by the Department of Financial Services for organized fraud and workman’s compensation fraud for allegedly defrauding insurance company, facing 20 years in state prison. First, Mr. Edelstein successfully persuaded the state attorney’s office not to file the organized fraud charge based upon the factual circumstances of the case. Secondly, after almost a year of litigation, Mr. Edelstein was able to convince the state attorney to reduce the workman’s compensation charge to a misdemeanor and allow his client to serve only a year of probation.

RESULT: Client avoids being charged with organized fraud, a felony conviction, and up to 20 years in prison.

Case Nos. F0X0078XX and F0X0062XX – Argentine national traveling under a business visa was arrested two times in two weeks for grand theft (shoplifting), facing 10 years in state prison, de facto pretrial detention, and deportation. First, Mr. Edelstein persuaded the judge to release his client by granting her bail, despite the fact that she was arrested for grand theft while already out on bail for the first case. Mr. Edelstein was then able to convince the state attorney’s office not to file charges in either case.

RESULT: Client avoids 10 years in prison, a felony conviction, and deportation.

Case No. 0X-CR-204XX – Client arrested off the coast of Florida attempting to smuggle 16 Brazilian nationals into the United States, charged in 33 count federal indictment with alien smuggling for commercial gain. Under the indictment, Client faced 15 years in federal prison. In plea negotiations, Mr. Edelstein was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss 29 of the counts and then successfully convinced the judge to sentence his client to the minimum sentence required by law.

RESULT: Client avoids 15 years in federal prison.

INVESTIGATION – Occupational therapist employed by the Florida Department of Education was under investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for grand theft and official misconduct for allegedly working a second job during work hours. After being retained, Mr. Edelstein immediately contacted the assistant state attorney assigned to the case, and negotiated for his client pay back the money in question in exchange for not filing any criminal charges and allowing his client to resign from her job instead of being fired.

RESULT: Client paid back the money in question to the Department, resigned from her job on her own terms, and, avoided being charged with a criminal offense.

Case No. F0X0386XX – Client arrested for strong arm robbery and battery against his girlfriend after taking back a purse he had purchased for her as a gift, facing 15 years in state prison. After Mr. Edelstein presented the true facts to the prosecutor, the state attorney declined to file charges.

RESULT: Client avoids prison and a felony record.

Case No. M0X0211XX – Successful businessman with vacation home in Miami arrested and charged with domestic violence against his wife, facing up to one year in the county jail and a criminal conviction. Mr. Edelstein pushed the case to trial forcing the state attorney’s office to drop the case.

RESULT: Client avoids up to one year in jail and a criminal conviction.

Case No. 1X0117XXCF10A – Honors college-bound football scholarship candidate arrested for burglary with an assault or battery and battery on an elderly person; facing life in state prison if convicted and no bond. The same week he was retained, Mr. Edelstein won his client’s release on the non-bondable offense and ultimately convinced the state attorney’s office to dismiss all charges against his client.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony record, life in prison, and is able to commence his collegiate football career.

Case No. F1X0164XX – Honors college-bound high school senior arrested in his own condo building for maliciously injuring a fire extinguisher and petit theft after surveillance video allegedly recorded him committing the crimes; facing 5 years in state prison if convicted. From the first meeting with Mr. Edelstein, client adamantly protested his innocence. Knowing that his client was innocent, Mr. Edelstein personally went to the state attorney’s office to demonstrate to the prosecutor that it was not his client in the video. Consequently, the State Attorney’s Office announces a “no action,” declining to file charges against Mr. Edelstein’s client.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony on his record and possible state prison.

Case No. F1X0093XX – MBA graduate attending a music festival arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance; facing a felony conviction and possible 10 years in state prison on charges if convicted. First, Mr. Edelstein is successful in having the state attorney file only one count of possession of a controlled substance, thereby reducing client’s prison exposure by half. Then Mr. Edelstein successfully transfers his client to the drug court diversion program where the charge will be dismissed after he successfully completes the program. Client is permitted to complete the program in his home state without having to return to Miami for court appearances.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony conviction, up to 10 years in prison, and is able to continue on his career path.

Case No. F0X0202XX – Foreign licensed physician attending medical school in Miami arrested on 35 counts of filing false insurance claims, 36 counts of practicing medicine without a license, and 3 counts of grand theft. Initially, Attorney Edelstein is successful in persuading the state attorney to file only one count of practicing medicine without a license, thereby reducing client’s exposure to 5 years in state prison. Then Mr. Edelstein was able to negotiate a plea deal allowing his client to receive a “withhold of adjudication” and probation.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony conviction, a possible state prison sentence, and is able to finished medical school without incident.

Case No. 0X-CR-200XX – Client charged with reentry after deportation for an aggravated felony, facing 20 years in federal prison. Mr. Edelstein zealously advocated for a below guidelines sentence based upon his client’s extensive ties to the United States and family history.

RESULT: Client receives credit time served.

Case No. M0X674XX – Retired foreign-national investment banker charged with domestic violence; facing a criminal conviction, up to one year in jail, and possible deportation. Based upon the facts of the case and the potential adverse immigration consequences of a domestic violence conviction, Mr. Edelstein counseled his client to participate in the pre-trial diversion program ultimately resulting in the case being voluntarily dismissed by the prosecutor.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal conviction, possible jail sentence, and possible deportation.

Case No. B0X0588XX – College professor charged with shoplifting at Bal Harbour mall; facing a possible conviction for theft and up to one year in the county jail. Mr. Edelstein arranged for his client to participate in the pre-trial intervention program allowing for a complete dismissal of the charge upon successful completion.

RESULT: Client avoids jail, a conviction, and most importantly, potentially devastating consequences to her career.

Case No. 1X-CR-000XX – Elderly retiree charged with federal benefits fraud for collecting his mother’s government retirement annuity payments after her death ($175,000 over a period of 10 years); Client facing up to 10 years in federal prison. Based upon his frail health and a recent hospitalization, Mr. Edelstein raised the issue of his client’s competency and successfully persuaded the prosecutor to abandon the prosecution of his client resulting in the judge granting government’s motion to dismiss the case in the interests of justice.

RESULT: Client avoids federal prosecution and possible life sentence based upon his age and infirmity.

Case No. 1X-CR-200XX – Social worker charged with mortgage fraud for participation in scheme resulting in approximately $400,000 loss; facing up to 30 years in federal prison. Based upon the overwhelming evidence of guilt, client pleads guilty allowing Mr. Edelstein to focus his efforts on securing the lowest sentence possible. At the sentencing hearing, Mr. Edelstein convinced the judge to sentence his client to only six months in prison–far below the advisory sentencing guidelines range.

RESULT: Client avoids a multi-year term in federal prison.

Case No. F0X0197XX – College student charged with the felony of fraudulent possession of a driver license after being arrested at a night club for presenting a false identification, facing 5 years in prison and a felony conviction. Mr. Edelstein arranged for his client to participate in the pre-trial intervention program allowing for a complete dismissal of the charge upon successful completion.

RESULT: Client is able to return to college, avoid a felony conviction, and, have the charge dismissed after successfully completing the diversion program.

Case No. 0X-CF-0136XX – Client arrested for organized fraud after attempting to sell a $3.5 million dollar commission based upon a fraudulent bond. Mr. Edelstein convinced the state attorney to file third degree grand theft charges and ultimately offer his client a withhold of adjudication and two years probation.

RESULT: Client avoids prison and a felony record.

Case No. 0X013429CFXX – Colombian national arrested and charged with aggravated stalking, facing five years in prison and deportation. After forcing the Broward County State Attorney’s Office to trial, Mr. Edelstein was able to extract a plea deal whereby his client received a withhold of adjudication to the amended charge of disorderly conduct.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal conviction, prison, and deportation.

Case No. 0X004242CF1XX – Senior citizen arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm after pointing a gun at his neighbor, facing a minimum of three years state prison if convicted. Convinced of his client’s lack of malicious intent, Mr. Edelstein took the unusual step of making his client available to the lead detective after the arrest in order to influence the state attorney’s ultimate filing decision. This resulted in the state attorney filing the misdemeanor charge of improper exhibition of a firearm. Mr. Edelstein was then able to negotiate a plea agreement where his client was spared a criminal conviction and placed on six months administrative probation.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony conviction and mandatory state imprisonment.

Case No. F0X0376XX – Client arrested for throwing a deadly missile, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, and two counts of felony criminal mischief. The police arrested Mr. Edelstein’s client over one year after the incident occurred based on purely circumstantial evidence. Mr. Edelstein persuaded the assistant state attorney that there was insufficient evidence to file charges.

RESULT: all charges are dropped at arraignment.

Case No. F0X315XX – Law student arrested for aggravated battery of live-in girlfriend, facing up to 15 years in prison. Attorney Edelstein successfully lobbied the state attorney’s office not to file criminal charges against his client.

RESULT: Client avoids criminal charges and possible expulsion from law school.

Case No. 0X-CR-205XX – Peruvian national arrested at Miami International Airport for not reporting over $90,000 to federal customs officials. Client charged with bulk cash smuggling as well as three counts of false statements, facing 12 to 18 months in federal prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinced a federal judge not to follow the federal sentencing guidelines and to give his client probation.

RESULT: Client avoids prison and is placed on probation.

Case No. 0X0009XXCF10A – Client arrested and charged with drug trafficking, facing a 25 year minimum mandatory sentence in state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinced assistant state attorney to offer his client community control and probation.

RESULT: Client avoids prison.

Case No.F0X309XX – Client arrested at Miami International Airport for allegedly making a false report of a bomb on a plane, facing 15 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinced the State Attorney’s Office not file charges arguing that the whole incident was an overreaction by airport officials.

RESULT: charges dropped.

Case No.F9X0203XX – Long time permanent resident faced deportation as a result of criminal convictions for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of cannabis. After filing a motion for post conviction relief, Mr. Edelstein convinced the State Attorney’s Office to stipulate allowing the judge to vacate all of the judgments, convictions, and sentences.

RESULT: Client avoids deportation.

Case Nos. 0X011088CF1XX and 0X017129CF1XX – Client on probation for aggravated battery, arrested for possession with intent to distribute cocaine facing mandatory state imprisonment with a maximum of 15 years. Mr. Edelstein was able to negotiate the immediate release of his client to a drug rehabilitation facility and a global resolution of the two cases whereby his client was only required to serve an addtional 18 months of probation.

RESULT: Client receives much needed drug treatment and avoids state prison.

Case No.81X3XXX – Client arrested for DUI in Miami Beach after blowing above the legal limit, facing 6 months in the Miami-Dade County Jail. Mr. Edelstein forced the case to trial.

RESULT: charges dropped.

Case No.F0X315XX – United States postal worker arrested for grand theft in a sting set up by the United State Postal Inspector. Client accused of stealing pieces of mail while on duty, facing five years in prison if convicted. Mr. Edelstein was able to convince the prosecutor to allow his client to plead not guilty, participate in the pre-trial intervention program, and have the charges dropped in six months upon successful completion of the program.

RESULT: Client avoids felony conviction, probation, and up to five years in prison.

Case No.MXK015XX – Commercial airline pilot with unblemished record contacted Mr. Edelstein after discovering during a routine background check that a Monroe County warrant was outstanding for a bad check in Key West. Due to his position, the client was anxious to have the matter resolved as quickly as possible. Mr. Edelstein immediately contacted the state attorney’s office and was able to resolve the matter by having his client issue a check in the amount of ten dollars to the alleged victim. The state attorney agreed to nolle pros the case without requiring a court appearance by Mr. Edelstein or his client.

RESULT: Client avoids arrest on a frivolous warrant and avoids complications with his employment and licensing.

Case No. M0X-0211XX – White collar municipal employee with no prior criminal history arrested and charged with shoplifting from a department store, facing up to one year in the county jail, a criminal conviction, and possible loss of his job. Mr. Edelstein arranged for his client to participate in the pre-trial diversion program resulting in a dismissal of charges.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal conviction, possible loss of his job, and, up to one year in the Dade County Jail.

Case Nos. F0X0359XX and F0X309XX – FIU college student arrested and charged in first case with possession of cocaine and marijuana, facing 5 years in prison and a felony conviction. While on bail pending a court date on the first case, client is arrested for two counts of sale of cocaine to an undercover officer, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and, money laundering, and therefore faced an additional 45 + years in state prison. After successfully persuading the state attorney’s office not to file the money laundering charge in the second case, Mr. Edelstein convinced the judge to offer his client probation and a withhold of adjudication on both cases.

RESULT: Client avoids multiple felony convictions, prison, and, is able to return to college without a criminal record.

Case No.F0X0269XX – 19 year old client with juvenile record arrested by Miami-Dade County Police Department for possession of cocaine with intent to sell after have been found in possession of 20 baggies containing powder cocaine, facing 15 years in state prison. In plea negotiations, the State Attorney’s office was originally offering jail time and a felony conviction. Using his client’s recent acceptance for enlistment in the U.S. Navy as leverage, Mr. Edelstein was able to convince the State Attorney’s office to drop the case against him and allow him to make his active duty date.

RESULT: client avoids a felony conviction, prison, and is able pursue his career in the U.S. Navy.

Case No.F0X0181XX – 20 year old client on probation for burglary of an occupied conveyance and grand theft, is charged with violating probation by being arrested for possession of marijuana, facing up to 15 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein was able to avoid his client being arrested on the violation and have his probation modified to include drug testing and counseling.

RESULT: client avoids arrest on the violation, jail time, and is able to maintain his withhold of adjudication (no felony conviction).

Case No.F0X00953XX – Client arrested for possession with intent of new or legend drugs and practicing healthcare without a license, facing 10 years in state prison. Attorney Edelstein convinced prosecutor to drop the possession charge and allow his client participate in a diversion program.

RESULT: client avoids a felony conviction, state prison, and the charges are ultimately dropped.

Case No. F0X0121XX – Bangladeshi national arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami Beach, facing 8 years incarceration. Mr. Edelstein lobbied the state attorney’s office to not file charges in the case based upon the circumstances.

RESULT: no charges filed by the state attorney’s office.

Case No. M0X0014XX – Client with no priors charged with domestic violence against his girlfriend, facing one year in the county jail. Mr. Edelstein set the case for trial forcing the state attorney to drop the charges.

Case No. B0X0712XX – Tourist arrested for possession of marijuana, facing one year in the county jail. Attorney Edelstein persuaded the judge to dismiss the case based on a technicality.

Case No. B0X0126XX – Colombian national arrested at a South Beach nightclub for resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication. Attorney Edelstein successfully convinced prosecutor to allow his client participate in the pretrial diversion program.

RESULT: dismissal of the charges upon successful completion.

Case No. B0X0058XX – Bank executive arrested and charged with shoplifting from department store, facing a criminal conviction, up to 60 days in jail, and loss of career pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Mr. Edelstein set the case for trial ultimately forcing the state attorney’s office to dismiss the case.

RESULT: Client avoids jail, a criminal record, and is able to continue working in the banking industry.

Case No. 0X-CR-20XX – Client charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute after attempting to purchase a large amount of drugs from undercover agents with approximately $100,000 in cash, facing life in prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinced the judge to sentence his client to the minimum sentence required by law.

RESULT: Client avoids life imprisonment.

Case No. B0X0389XX – Brazilian national arrested at a club in South Beach for trespassing after warning. Attorney Edelstein successfully convinced prosecutor to allow his client participate in the pretrial diversion program.

RESULT: charges dismissed.

Case No. F0X0094XX – Client charged with contracting without a license and grand theft in the third degree, facing 5 years in prison. Attorney Edelstein successfully convinced prosecutor to allow his client participate in the pretrial diversion program.

RESULT: dismisal of the charges upon successful completion.

Case No. F0X0043XX – Client arrested in Miami Beach for possession of over 20 grams of marijuana and cocaine, facing 10 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinced the prosecutor not file charges in the case.

RESULT: charges dropped.

Case No. B0X0748XX – Miami-Dade County teacher with no prior criminal history arrested and charged with shoplifting from a department store, facing up to one year in the county jail, a criminal conviction, and possible loss of her job. Mr. Edelstein arranged for his client to participate in the pre-trial diversion program resulting in a dismissal of charges.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal conviction, loss of her job and teaching license, and, up to one year in the Dade County Jail.

Case No. F0X0322XX – Client arrested for crime of cocaine possession on South Beach after officer allegedly sees him engage in a hand to hand drug transaction with a drug dealer. Client faced 5 years in prison. Attorney Edelstein encouraged the prosecutor to look at conflicts and inconsistencies in the officer’s story leading the state attorney to no action the case.

RESULT: charges not filed.

Case No. B0X0023XX – Tourist client charged with disorderly intoxication at South Beach nightclub. Mr. Edelstein diverts her case from the court system resulting in a dismissal of the charges.

RESULT: charges dropped.

Case No. M0X0018XX – Client charged with domestic violence against his girlfriend, facing one year in the county jail. Attorney Edelstein set the case for trial forcing the state attorney to dismiss the case.

RESULT: case dismissed.

Case No. B0X0181XX – Tourist charged with battery and resisting an officer without violence. Mr. Edelstein gets client into a diversion program resulting in a dismisal of the charges upon successful completion.

RESULT: Client avoids jail and a criminal record.

Case Nos. F0X0XX/F050001XX – Client charged in two separate cases with grand theft in the third degree, facing 10 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein arranges for his client to participate in the pre-trial diversion program on both cases.

RESULT: both felony cases dropped after completion of program.

Case No. F0X0440XX – Client arrested and charged with aggravated assault by Miami Beach Police for allegedly threatening a person by running them over with his vehicle, facing 5 years in prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully negotiated for his client to participate in a diversion program which will result in the dismissal of all charges upon successful completion.

RESULT: Client avoids prison and a felony conviction.

Case No. F060131XX – Client charged with crimes of witness tampering and battery, facing 6 years in prison. Mr. Edelstein set the case for trial forcing the State Attorney to voluntarily dismiss the charges.

RESULT: case dropped.

Case No. B0X0623XX – South Beach tourist charged with crimes of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence, one year and sixty days in the Dade County Jail. Mr. Edelstein set the case for trial.

RESULT: charges dropped.

Case No. B0X0680XX – Foreign national on vacation in Miami Beach arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, facing 60 days in jail and future denial of travel visa to return to the United States. Attorney Edelstein arranged for the prosecutor to drop the charges in exchange for a donation to charity.

Case No. F0X0118XX – Client arrested in Miami Beach for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm, facing 10 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the charges.

RESULT: case dropped.

Case No.0X0103XXCF10A – Client charged with armed sexual battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Client faced a 25 year minimum mandatory sentence and life imprisonment if convicted. Mr. Edelstein convinced the jury to acquit his client of the most serious charges.

RESULT: Client serves 5 years in prison instead of the rest of his life.

Case No. F0X0007XX – Client arrested and charged with sexual battery facing 15 years in state prison and indefinite civil commitment under the Jimmy Ryce Act. Despite the fact that the Client gave police a taped statement admitting to improperly touching the victim, Mr. Edelstein was nevertheless able to convince the prosecutor that there were serious problems with the state’s case. As a result, Client was able to plead to the lesser charge of felony battery and placed on probation without a conviction.

RESULT: Client avoids prison, a felony conviction, lifetime designation as a sexual predator, and possible indefinite civil commitment in the future.

Case No.0X-CR-80209 – Client charged in federal court for illegal importation of 1,000 Russian semi-automatic pistols, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, and making false statements. Client faced 50 years in federal prison. Mr. Edelstein first convinced the prosecutor to dismiss three of the charges, then persuaded the judge to sentence his client below the sentencing guidelines resulting in a sentence of 2 1/2 years in federal prison.

RESULT: Client avoids spending the rest of his life in federal prison.

Case No. F0X031076 – Client arrested for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, facting 5 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein pushed the case to trial forcing the State Attorney to announce a nolle pros.

RESULT: case dropped.

Case No. F0X0127XX – Client arrested for presenting fraudulent insurance card to police, facing 5 years state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinced the State Attorney’s Office to drop the charges.

RESULT: no action taken by the State Attorney.

Case No. F0X0094XX – Client arrested on three felony drug charges facing up to 35 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinced the prosecutor to reduce the charges and allow client to participate in drug diversion program.

RESULT: upon successful completion of program, charges dismissed.

Case No. J0X11XX – Juvenile client charged with sale of drugs on school grounds, facing 15 years state prison and criminal record. Mr. Edelstein convinced the assistant state attorney to reduce the charges to simple misdemeanor possession charge.

RESULT: No jail, conviction, or felony record.

Case No. F0X0184XX – Correctional officer arrested and charged with sexual battery after impregnating an inmate, facing 30 years in Florida State Prison. DNA evidence established that the Client was the baby’s father. Mr. Edelstein was able to negotiate a below guidelines sentence with the prosecutor resulting in the Client serving 18 months.

RESULT: Client avoids a significant term of imprisonment in a case where there was no defense.

Case No. F0X0039XX – Client arrested for aggravated battery, facing 15 years state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinced the State Attorney’s Office to drop the charges.

RESULT: no action taken by the State Attorney.

Case No. 2501XX-W – Client charged with DUI, facing 6 months in the Dade County Jail. Mr. Edelstein goes to trial and court returns a verdict of not guilty.

RESULT: acquitted at trial.

Case No. 50836XX – Client arrested for second DUI, facing one year in the county jail. Mr. Edelstein successfully argues for a reduction of charges allowing client to plead to reckless driving.

RESULT: client avoids conviction for DUI, jail, and license suspension.

Case No. 50867XX – Client charged with DUI, facing 6 months in county jail, DUI conviction, and license suspension. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinces State Attorney’s Office to drop the DUI charge.

RESULT: client avoids DUI conviction, jail, and license suspension.

Case No. F0X0130XX – Client charged with two felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and one felony count resisting arrest with violence, facing 15 years in state prison.

RESULT: State Attorney drops all charges.

Case No. F0X391XX – Client arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana. Mr. Edelstein filed a motion suppress based upon an illegal search and seizure.

RESULT: State Attorney agrees to drop charges.

Case No. F050010XX – Client charged with felony child abuse.

RESULT: State attorney abandons all charges.

Case No. F0X0063XX – Client arrested for cocaine possession, facing 5 years state prison. Mr. Edelstein persuades State Attorney not to file charges.

RESULT: no action taken by State Attorney.

Case No.F0X-0037XX – White collar professional who had too much to drink at a Superbowl party, arrested for criminal mischief, battery on a law enforcement officer, burglary of an occupied structure, and, battery, facing multiple felony convictions and up to 22 years in state prison if convicted. Before the arraignment, Mr. Edelstein was able to persuade the state attorney’s office to dismiss the burglary (15 year maximum) and battery charges. After arraignment, he was able to convince the prosecutor to allow his client to participate in the pre-trial diversion program which allows for a dismissal of all charges upon successful completion.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal record and up to 22 years in state prison.

Case No. F0X0245XX – Client arrested and charged with the felony of impersonating a police officer, facing 5 years state prison.

RESULT: State Attorney drops all charges.

Case No. F0X0306XX – Client arrested for aggravated battery, facing 15 years state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinces State Attorney’s Office that his client was the victim.

RESULT: no charges filed by the State Attorney.

Case No. F0X0083XX – Client arrested for kidnapping, facing 30 years in state prison.

RESULT: State Attorney abandons all charges.

Case No. F0X0160XX – Brazilian national charged with issuing a felony amount worthless check in 2003, contacted Mr. Edelstein approximately five years later with warrant outstanding. Client wanted to have the warrant set aside and the case resolved in a satisfactory manner so he could petition for permanent residency in the United States. Mr. Edelstein called the state attorney’s office, obtained the victim’s contact information, tracked down the alleged victim, and wrote a check representing full restitution to the victim. Upon presentation of the canceled check to the state attorney’s office, the state attorney announced a nolle pros.

RESULT: Client avoids arrest, has all charges dropped against him, and is able to petition for a change in immigration status without prejudice from the criminal case.

Case No. F0X0319XX – Client arrested for grand theft in the third degree, facing 5 years state prison.

RESULT: no charges filed by the State Attorney.

Case Nos. F0X0376XX and F050376XX – Merchants charged with 24 counts of alcohol, licensing, and gambling offense. Mr. Edelstein convinces State Attorney’s Office to drop all 24 charges.

RESULT: no action taken by State Attorney.

Case No. F0X0341XX – Client arrest for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, facing 15 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinces State Attorney’s Office that client was actually defending himself.

RESULT: no charges filed by State Attorney.

Case No. F0X-0285XX– Client charged with armed drug trafficking, facing a possible life sentence in prison. Due to the overwhelming evidence against his client, Mr. Edelstein brokered a cooperation agreement with the State Attorney’s Office. Client cooperated with law enforcement and ultimately received a probation sentence.

RESULT: Client receives probation and avoids spending the rest of his life in prison.

Case No. 0X0078XXMM10A– Boca Raton college student charged in Broward County with trespassing after warning, facing a criminal conviction and up to one year in the county jail. Attorney Edelstein arranged for his client to participate in the misdemeanor pre-trial diversion program resulting in case being nolle prossed by the Broward County State Attorney.

RESULT: Client avoids criminal conviction and qualifies to have his record expunged.

Case No. 09005595CF10A– Broward county man charged with domestic violence against his family, tampering with a witness, and resisting an officer without violence, facing up to 8 years in prison. Prior to his arrest, the police department illegally shot approximately 50 military grade tear gas canisters into his house, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. After taking depositions and conducting discovery in the case, Mr. Edelstein persuaded the prosecutor to drop the felony charge of witness tampering due to a conflict in the evidence. After researching the matter, he convinced the prosecutor to drop the resisting officer without violence charge on the theory that the police had no right order the defendant to come out of his house. As a result, Client was able to plead no contest to the misdemeanor domestic violence charges without prejudicing his civil suit against the police department.

RESULT: Client avoids both felony and misdemeanor convictions, receives only a year of probation, and is able to pursue his lawsuit against the police department.

Case No. F0X197XX– Out of town college student arrested and charged with presenting a false identification when trying to obtain admission to a club in South Beach, facing a felony conviction and up to five years in state prison if convicted. Mr. Edelstein was able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office for his client to complete the pre-trial intervention program.

RESULT: Client avoids a criminal record, is able to complete the requirements of the program from out of town, and will receive a dismissal of the charges upon successful completion of the program.

Case No. 0X0171XXCF10A– Business man with no prior contact with criminal justice system charged with possession of cocaine, facing a felony conviction and up to five years in prison. Mr. Edelstein arranged for his client’s case to be transferred to the drug court division which resulted in the a voluntary dismissal of the charge by the State Attorney after successful completion.

RESULT: Client avoids a felony conviction and jail.

Case No. F0X0120XX – Client arrested for cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, facing 6 years state prison.

RESULT: no charges filed by the State Attorney.

Case Nos. F0X0000XX and F0X0000XX – Clients arrested for felony shoplifting and use of anti-shoplifting device, facing 10 years state prison.

RESULT: State Attorney declines to file charges.

Case No. 0XCR201XX – Client charged in federal court with wire fraud and money laundering after embezzling over a quarter of a million dollars from a large multi-national corporation, facing 30 years in federal prison.

RESULT: Mr. Edelstein successfully persuades judge to downwardly depart from the federal sentencing guidelines resulting in an 18 month sentence.

Case No. 0X0143XXMM10A – Client charged with battery, facing one year in the Broward County Jail. Mr. Edelstein convinces jury that victim fabricated charges against his client.

RESULT: jury finds client not guilty.

Case No. F0X0386XX – Client charged with grand theft auto.

RESULT: State Attorney drops charges.

Case No. F0X0202XX – Client charged with possession of false driver license, facing 5 years state prison.

RESULT: State Attorney drops charges.

Case No. F0X0XX – Client arrested for the felony of unlawful interception of communication, resisting an officer without violence, and battery. First, Mr. Edelstein convinced the State Attorney’s Office not to file the felony charge. He then proceeded to jury trial winning an acquittal on all remaining counts.

RESULT: acquitted by jury.

Case No. F0X381XX – Client arrested for grand theft, facing 5 years state prison. Mr. Edelstein convinces State Attorney’s Office not to file charges.

RESULT: no action taken by the State Attorney.

Case No. F0X0157XX – Client charged with burglary with a battery, facing life in prison with a minimum mandatory of 30 years if convicted. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinces jury to convict client of the lesser included offense of misdemeanor trespass.

RESULT: client serves 60 days in jail instead of life in prison.

Case No. F0X0185XX – Client charged with aggravated battery against a pregnant woman, facing 15 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein sets the case for trial forcing the State Attorney to drop the charges.

RESULT: State Attorney abandons all charges.

Case No. F0X0185XX – Client was an assistant manager at a restaurant and charged by police of embezzling thousands of dollars. Charged with grand theft facing 5 years in state prison. Mr. Edelstein successfully convinces jury that client is not guilty.

RESULT: acquittal on all charges.

Case No. 0X0032XXCF10A – New Jersey resident had been arrested and charged with grand theft in Fort Lauderdale, but had failed to present himself in court after posting bond. He contacted Mr. Edelstein approximately a year later when New Jersey law enforcement was attempting to execute the warrant and place him under arrest for extradition to Florida. Mr. Edelstein was able to negotiate a resolution with the state attorney’s office whereby his client avoided being arrested, extradited, and convicted. Client was able to appear in court voluntarily, plead no contest, receive a withhold of adjudication, and have his probation transferred to New Jersey.

RESULT: Client avoids arrest, extradition, felony conviction, and up to five years in prison.

Case No. 0X-M-27XX – Client falsely arrested by U.S. Marshals mistaking her for a drug dealer from Texas. Mr. Edelstein convinces federal prosecutor in Dallas to immediately release his client.

RESULT: case dismissed.

Case No. F0X-0369XX- Husband charged with mortgage fraud in the purchase of residence with his wife based upon blatant false statements and irregularities in the loan application, facing up to 30 years in state prison. Client hires The Edelstein Firm to take the case over from the current attorney for purposes of securing a reasonable pleas offer; plea negotiations had been at a standstill with the State Attorney’s Office refusing to entertain any offer below the sentencing guidelines of 30+ months in state prison. After extensive litigation and negotiation, Mr. Edelstein is able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to depart from office policy and extend the client an offer of 366 days in prison.

RESULT:Client receives a below-guideline sentence.

Case No. 2X1000671XXDL– Venezuelan national high school student charged with petit theft after being arrested with her sister for shoplifting at a department store, facing juvenile probation and / or commitment. The Firm’s attorney’s successfully persuaded the judge to give the client a “judicial warning” in lieu of supervision.

RESULT: Client avoids supervision by the Department of Juvenile Justice, resolving the case in a single court appearance without any further obligation.

Case Nos. B1X0512XX; B1X05556XX; F1X0292XX– Three international graduate students arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence stemming from altercation at popular gathering spot for university students, facing felony convictions and up to 10 years in state prison. The Firm persuaded the intake prosecutor to only file misdemeanors in two out of three cases, securing pre-trial diversion for the clients and guaranteed dismissal of charges upon successful completion of program. In remaining felony case, The Firm is able to convince the prosecutor to make an exception to the State Attorney’s policy of limiting the pre-trial intervention program to non-violent third degree felonies, and successfully negotiates client’s entry into program.

RESULT: All three clients avoid both felony and misdemeanor convictions, up to 10 years in state prison, and potentially devastating immigration consequences.

Case No. 1X-CR-207XX-KMM– Bank officer charged with embezzling over $100,000 from inactive account after making a full confession to FBI and FDIC special agents, facing up to 30 years in federal prison. Upon being retained, The Firm advises client that given the circumstances, it is in his best interests to immediately cooperate with the government in the hopes of received a reduction in his sentence. After persuading the Government to file a motion to reduce client’s sentence, The Firm’s attorneys convince the judge to impose a sentence of 18 months–substantially lower than the called-for sentencing guideline range.

RESULT: Client avoids a substantial federal prison sentence, is allowed to self-surrender, and faces the prospect of reunification with his family in less than a year-and-a- half.

Case No. M1X00631XX– Out-of-state businessman arrested and charged with (alcohol related) domestic assault against wife while making connecting flight at Miami International Airport, facing criminal conviction and up to one year in county jail. Representing the client in absentia, The Firm’s attorneys push the case to trial based upon their analysis that the State Attorney will be unable to prosecute the case with the witnesses listed in discovery thereby forcing the prosecutors to voluntarily dismiss the case.

RESULT: Client avoids criminal conviction and jail-time without ever having to return to Miami for court.

Case No. 1X-CR-201XX– Businessman and naturalized U.S. Citizen charged with mortgage fraud in federal court based upon two separate transactions involving false statements to lenders, facing up to 30 years in federal prison. After extensive lobbying and negotiations, Mr. Edelstein is able to persuade the prosecutor not to file a case based on the second transaction, and is later able to convince the judge to impose a 15 month sentence–less than half of the specified sentencing guideline range.

RESULT: Client receives a sentence of less than a-year-and-a-half and avoids a second mortgage fraud prosecution.

 

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