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When you hire us, we will thoroughly discuss with you what a successful result, or WIN, will be in YOUR case.
Don’t be fooled by a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney who tells you they have a certain “winning percentage.” THERE IS NO SUCH THING. Each case is different and as such each result will be different. At the Law Office of James Davis, P.A., we will aggressively pursue and exploit every angle to achieve a successful result or win for your particular case.
Here are some of the successful results we have achieved for clients who hire us as their criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville. Not all results are typical. Remember, every case is different.
State v. B.L – Our client used marijuana for personal use; however, one afternoon, her pot dealer came to her asking if she had any weed she could spare. Our client sold her dealer back some weed she bought from him. Unbeknownst to our client, her dealer had been busted and was working with the police! Our client was arrested for Sale of Marijuana. The initial State offer was 15 months in the Florida State Prison.
RESULT: Defendant was sentenced to 2 days Duval County Jail, with credit of the 2 days she had previously served after her arrest; no probation or additional jail!
State v. J.D – The police stopped our client for speeding and said he smelled an odor of alcohol and observed signs of impairment. The stopping officer called for a DUI unit. The DUI unit arrived and our client declined to do any Field Sobriety Exercises and was then arrested for DUI. Once downtown, our client refused the breath and urine tests.
RESULT: Case DROPPED. The State could not prove the case because our client did not give them any evidence.
State v. M.H. – Our client was stopped by FHP for speeding. The Trooper ran our client’s driver’s license and called for K-9. Our client’s driver’s license was valid, and he was never cited for speeding. He was held for over 30 minutes before the K-9 arrived. The K-9 sniffed and alerted the handler to drugs in the vehicle. Our client was arrested for possession of marijuana.
RESULT: Case DROPPED. We filed a motion to suppress the evidence based on the length of the stop. The State dropped the case before the judge could rule in our favor.
State v. M. H. – Our client was staying at a hotel with another person and they got into an argument and the police were called. Upon arrival the police searched the hotel room and our client’s car. Our client was subsequently arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, armed possession of heroin and possession of cocaine. Our client was facing a minimum 15-year prison sentence.
RESULT: Case DROPPED. We were able to prove the search of the hotel room was illegal and the State had to drop the case.
State v. I. R. – Our client was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt (tip: always wear your seatbelt!). The officer said he smelled marijuana and searched the car. The officer found marijuana, cocaine, and a gun in the car. Our client also had his 2-year-old child in the car with him as well.
RESULT: No jail, no conviction, and probation – which was successfully completed and we were able to seal the clients criminal arrest.
State v. A.C. – Our client hired us after being arrested for 2 counts of felony petit theft. While out on bond, she was arrested again for the same offense. The State threatened to revoke her bond and send her to prison.
RESULT: No conviction, no jail and time served. We were able to help our client obtain mental health counseling in lieu of a term of incarceration.
State v. R.D. – My client was arrested for PFCF (Possession of firearm by convicted felon). She was involved in an altercation with her sister in her home. The police were called and located a handgun. She admitted to possessing the firearm and was arrested. The prosecutors wanted prison and would not budge from their offer until she hired a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville.
RESULT – Time served and no additional jail time! We pleaded to the Court and had a sentencing hearing. We were very fortunate the Court saw it our way and ruled in our favor.
State v. M.D. – My client utilized the services of a day spa. After receiving numerous services, such as a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure, she walked out without paying.The State filed a Grand Theft charge and was seeking to make my client a convicted felon until she called me looking for a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney.
RESULT – No jail and no conviction! We were fortunate to negotiate a withhold of adjudication with the State.
State v. F.D. – My client was arrested for purchasing crack cocaine. At the time of the arrest, he also had a prostitute in his vehicle. (It was a crazy day for him!) The State initially wanted to place him on Drug Offender probation. While this offer was certainly not unreasonable, if he accepted the felony probation he would’ve lost his job.
RESULT – After months of litigation we had the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and time served! He kept his job!
State v. K.E. – My client was a passenger in a car during a traffic stop. Unfortunately, during a consenual search the police found over a pound of marijuana in his backpack. After being hired as his Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, we immediately contacted the prosecutor assigned to the case. We were successful in convincing the State to divert the case to Pre-Trial Intervention.
RESULT- Case dropped after client completed the program!
State v. V.F. – My client was arrested for domestic battery. The “victim” (and I use that term loosely) initially told the police my client was slapping and beating her. We confronted this witness who ultimately admitted she was pushing my client’s buttons and slapping him! He grabbed her to stop her from continuing to beat him.
RESULT – Case dropped!
State v. D.T. – My client was tired from jet lag, having just returned from 22 hours of travel. He was stopped for allegedly running a red light. The cop mistook his lethargy and red eyes for being under the influence of something. After taking the sobriety tests he was arrested. He blew .000 and gave a urine sample. We refused to plead and demanded the results of the urine sample. The State did not file the case within speedy trial and we filed a motion to dismiss.
RESULT – Charges dropped!
State v. R.H. – My client sought to have his record sealed. The State objected due to the seriousness of the original charges. Their legal reasoning was that my client had already received a “huge” break. We had the hearing, presented case law and made our legal argument.
RESULT – Sealing granted! *See directly below what the original case was about.
State v. R.H. – My client, 19 years old, along with two friends, attempted to kick in the door of the victim’s apartment to settle a dispute. My client was accused of carrying an AK-47 assault rifle while one of the co-defendants carried a shotgun. The co-defendant fired the shotgun into the victim’s residence and my client was accused of firing the AK -47 into the residence as well. The State charged my client under the 10-20-Life law and sought 20 years in prison. After lengthy discovery, we chose to enter a plea to the Court.
RESULT – After a successful sentencing hearing, we convinced the Court to classify my client as a youthful offender. He received no felony conviction, 6 months in jail and probation. Well below the 20 years in prison the State had sought!
State v. A.C. – My client was growing over 60 plants of marijuana in his home. He was contacted by the Sheriff’s office and was convinced to allow them to search his home. Upon entering his home they found the grow room and arrested my client. The State initially offered a lengthy prison sentence.
RESULT – After a lengthy discovery process my client received no conviction and no jail!
J.G. v. State – I was retained by my client after she attempted to have her record sealed. She was denied by the Court and didn’t know where to turn. We filed a motion with the Court for a rehearing on the denied motion.
RESULT – Over the State’s objection we convinced the Court to grant our motion and seal her arrest record! Now she can apply for jobs without worrying about a potential employer finding out she was previously arrested.
State v. C.M. – My client was stopped for speeding in Jacksonville Beach. The arresting officer requested my client perform field sobriety tests. My client refused to cooperate with the arresting officer, a recipient of MADD Mothers awards, and was quickly arrested. While at the jail he refused to provide a breath sample. We challenged the officers reasons for the arrest and secured a video of my client inside the county jail. The video clearly demonstrated he did not exhibit the signs of impairment the officer said he did.
RESULT – On the eve of trial the State reduced the charge to Reckless Driving. No DUI conviction!
State v. L.W. – My client worked for a major insurance provider reviewing employee sick leave. She became deeply depressed and determined she wanted to take disability she wasn’t entitled to. She forged a doctor’s signature allowing her to qualify for disability she otherwise wasn’t entitled to. She collected over $27, 000.00. The State continuously sought a conviction and prison time. Unacceptable to us. We pleaded to the Court and held a sentencing hearing.
RESULT – My client received no conviction and probation to pay the money back. No jail!
State v. D.C. – My client was driving too fast in the rain and lost control of his car going around a curve. He had a passenger with him and there were no witnesses to the accident. When the police finally arrived they smelled an odor of alcohol on his breath and quickly arrested him for DUI. He made no admissions of driving the vehicle and refused the breathalyzer at the jail. We fought the case and filed the appropriate motions. We showed the State that they could not prove that my client was in actual physical control of the vehicle. We were anxious to have this case heard before a jury.
RESULT – The State dropped the DUI!
State v. A.W. – My client was busted after he allegedly sold a large amount of ecstasy to who he thought was a friend. He was facing a minimum mandatory 7-year prison sentence. We hit the ground running and demanded every piece of evidence the State had. We sifted through an enormous amount of documents and watched numerous videos that purported to have my client doing multiple transactions with the cops informant. The State fought us every step of the way. After finding an opening, we pounced on the crack the informant created without even knowing it. Even when it appears all hope is lost, you still have to fight.
RESULT – No conviction and probation. NO PRISON!
State v. D.S. – My client was hanging out with some friends barbecuing and having a good time. A group of young thugs began to harass and threaten my client and his friends. Once the group began to surround my client he pulled out his gun and fired two shots into the ground in self-defense. The thugs fled but called the police and said my client unjustifiably threatened them. My client was arrested for Aggravated Assault w/a Firearm, which carries a mandatory 3-year prison sentence! We found an independent witness that corroborated my clients facts.
RESULT – Charges dropped!
State v P.B. – The police stopped my client based on an anonymous call that he was driving recklessly. The officer saw my client and immediately made a traffic stop without observing any driving pattern. Upon approaching the car the officer smelled marijuana. My client was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and numerous pills. Using my years of expertise as a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville, I challenged the stop based on no probable cause.
RESULT – All charges dropped!