Case Wins

Case Wins

The following is a sample of Tilden Law’s most recent court victories. Please note that this is a partial list of representative cases. In each case, our clients were facing a criminal conviction and either county jail or state prison.

If you are interested in learning how your case can be resolved with a dismissal or reduction of charge, please Contact Tilden Law for a free case evaluation to discuss your specific case.

DUI –

Case #200X-9418-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Second time DUI within five years
Facts: Our client was stopped while driving his vehicle on State Road 434 after being personally seen by the officer purchasing alcohol at a convenience store and showing signs of intoxication. Once our client was stopped, the officer observed slow sluggish movements, slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. Field sobriety exercises were performed and our client was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI while having a prior less than 5 years from the arrest date.
Result: After filing numerous pre-trial motions, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the DUI to a reckless driving with no conviction.

Case #200X-133-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: DUI
Facts: Seminole County Sheriff responded to a call regarding a reckless driver on State Road 434. Our client’s vehicle was allegedly weaving and driving off the roadway and running a stop sign. After performing field sobriety exercises which were allegedly conducted poorly, our client was arrested and subsequently had a blood alcohol level of .176 and .186.
Result: Charge Reduced.

Case #200X-CT-6132/Orange County
Charge: DUI
Facts: Officers responded to investigate a traffic crash where our client was allegedly involved as the driver. Officers observed our client swaying while standing still, bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech and a heavy amount of alcohol on his breath. Field sobriety exercises were conducted whereby our client allegedly failed the exercises.
Result: All charges Dismissed.

Case #200X-1760-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: DUI
Facts: At approximately 2 a.m. our client was seen driving her vehicle in Seminole County making an improper turn and driving up on the curb which resulted in her vehicle being stopped by law enforcement. Field sobriety exercises were conducted as well as admissions of consuming alcohol by our client who allegedly had bloodshot red eyes and slurred speech.
Result: Case Reduced at trial to a lesser offense.

Case #200X-CT-1192/Orange County
Charge: Second Time DUI
Facts: Our client was witnessed by another driver of running his vehicle off the road and striking a tree while driving at approximately 2 a.m. on Maitland Boulevard. Police arrived at the scene and questioned our client, paramedics arrived and transported our client to the hospital where he was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Result: Charge Reduced to lesser offense.

Case #48-200X-CT-1724-W/Orange County
Charge: DUI
Facts: Client was driving West Bound on State Road 50/Colonial Drive at approximately 1:00AM when his vehicle was observed weaving outside of its lane, and almost causing an accident with oncoming traffic. Our client’s vehicle was stopped and he was approached by law enforcement that detected the odor of alcohol and observed our client with glassy eyes and difficulty standing without swaying. Three field sobriety tests were given to our client, all of which he allegedly failed. Our client was arrested and ultimately refused the breath test.
Result: Case was set for trial at which time the State Dismissed all criminal charges.

Case #200X-12916-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: DUI
Facts: Client was driving on State Road 417 allegedly at a high rate of speed, cutting in and out of traffic, when she allegedly crashed into a vehicle from behind causing extensive damage to that vehicle and totaling her vehicle all together. Police arrived on the scene and noticed that our client had difficulty maintaining her balance, her eyes bloodshot and glassy, her pupils seemed to be enlarged and detected an odor of alcohol coming from our client’s breath. Field sobriety exercises were conducted resulting in the client allegedly failing all exercises. Paramedics withdrew a blood sample from my client showing a test result of a blood alcohol level of .144.
Result: Our firm filed numerous pleadings and motions suppressing evidence at which point the State agreed to dismiss the DUI charge and resolve the case without a conviction to a non-alcohol related driving offense with no additional sanctions or sentence.

Case #48-200X-CT-8813-O/Orange County
Charge: DUI
Facts: Police were dispatched to a traffic crash at 8:30PM involving our client who was allegedly at fault in the accident. When police made contact with our client, they could smell a strong odor of alcohol. She was leaning against her vehicle to steady herself, her eyes appeared red and glassy, her speech seemed slow and slurred. Accident investigation was conducted at which time they found our client at fault. Our client agreed to submit to field sobriety exercise as a result of which she allegedly failed. She was transported to the Breath testing facility where she refused to submit to the breath test.
Result: After filing pleadings and setting the case for trial, the State Dismissed all criminal charges.

Case #200X -11322-MM /200X-12784-CT/Orange County
Charge: Driving Under the Influence/Sanitary Nuisance
Facts: While driving on Colonial/Hwy. 50, officer followed client’s vehicle into a filling station making contact with the client. Officer observed bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes, alcohol on client’s breath and poor balance. Client was given field sobriety exercises which he allegedly failed. Client was arrested and taken into custody and subsequently submitted to an intoxilizer resulting in readings of .160/.156/.146.
Result: After filing numerous motions to suppress evidence and setting case for trial, State Attorney’s Office agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges.

Case #200X-648-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Driving Under the Influence
Facts: Client and minor daughter were placing an order in a drive-thru of a fast food restaurant when the manager of the restaurant noticed the client drinking a beer and acting impaired by alcohol. Police were called and later stopped our client while exiting the restaurant.
Result: All criminal charges Dismissed after our firm filed motions and pleadings.

Drug Charges –

Case #200X-136-MM/Seminole County
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Possession of Marijuana
Facts: Our client was driving her vehicle on Highway 192 and was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. Police subsequently searched the vehicle resulting in marijuana and drug paraphernalia being found.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #48-200X-CF-4579-O/Orange County
Charge: Possession of Cocaine and Drug Equipment
Facts: Client’s vehicle was stopped in a known drug area after police saw what they believed to be a drug transaction. Police searched the vehicle and located cocaine and a smoking pipe.
Result: All charges Dismissed after our office filed Pleadings and requested the state to produce all evidence.

Case #200X-2576-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Possession of Drug Equipment
Facts: Client was parked in a shopping plaza parking lot at 11:00PM. Two bicycle police officers approached our client’s car and asked whether there was anything illegal in his vehicle. Client responded by handing a marijuana smoking device to the officer which tested positive for marijuana residue.
Result: After our office filed several motions to suppress evidence, the State agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges against our client.

Case #200X-650-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Possession of Marijuana and Drug Equipment
Facts: Client and a group of friends were sitting around a campfire at Lake Jessup State Park when they were approached by police requesting identification. Client gave police a false name and was subsequently arrested. Upon searching client’s pocket, police found marijuana and a pipe.
Result: After filing a Motion to Suppress the Unlawful Encounter and subsequent arrests and search the State Attorney’s Office agreed to Dismiss all charges.

Case #200X-4758-CFA/Seminole County
Charge: Possession of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Drug Paraphernalia
Facts: Client and friends were on private property near the State Road 434 area, allegedly picking hallucinogenic mushrooms observed by a Winter Springs Police Officer. Client and friends were stopped and subsequently arrested and charged with a felony drug offense.
Result: After our firm filed pleadings and contacted the State Attorney’s Office, all criminal charges in this matter were Dismissed.

Case #200X-MM-213-E/Orange County
Charge: Possession of Marijuana
Facts: Client was arrested after a routine traffic stop search where officers found marijuana on his person.
Result: Pleadings were filed with the State Attorney’s Office and the Clerk of the Court resulting in all charges being Dismissed in this matter.

Domestic Violence –

Case #200X-1856-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Domestic Violence/Battery
Facts: Our client was arrested and accused of intentionally touching or striking his live in girlfriend, 911 was called whereby the client was subsequently arrested and charged.
Result: Our office negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney’s Office whereby, all charges were subsequently Dismissed.

Case #200X-9203-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Domestic Violence/Battery
Facts: Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at our client’s home where our client allegedly grabbed and pushed his wife in front of several witnesses. Our client was subsequently arrested and charged with battery/domestic violence.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #200X-1373-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery/Domestic Violence
Facts: Officers responded with reference to a domestic violence altercation between our client and his wife. There were allegations of our client pushing and restraining the alleged victim in front of witnesses. 911 was subsequently called and our client was arrested and charged with battery/ domestic violence.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #200X-3620-MM/Orange County
Charge: Domestic Violence/Injunction Violation
Facts: Our client allegedly made harassing contact with his ex-wife by running her vehicle off of the roadway with his vehicle. At the time of contact there was a valid domestic violence injunction in place precluding our client from having any contact whatsoever with the alleged victim.
Result: Case Dismissed

Case #200X-5224/Seminole County
Charge: Domestic Violence/Aggravated Assault/False Imprisonment
Facts: Our client’s wife arrived home where she was greeted by our client and a verbal altercation ensued along with the allegation of our client battering the alleged victim and not allowing her to leave the premises.
Result: No charges filed.

Case #200X-435-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Domestic Violence/Battery
Facts: Police responded to the residence of our client by a call placed by his then girlfriend alleging that a physical altercation resulting in her being battered by our client. Our client was subsequently arrested and charged with battery/domestic violence.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #200X-DR-3039/Orange County
Charge: Domestic Violence Injunction
Facts: Our client was alleged to have made threatening phone calls and on two occasions, damaged air conditioning units and property at ex-husband’s dental office. Ex-husband filed an injunction for protection against domestic violence claiming to be fearful of future events of violence.
Result: After full hearings in which all issues and allegations were addressed, Judge Dismissed injunction against our client.

Case #200X-12313-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery/Domestic Violence
Facts: About approximately 3:40AM, Police arrived at our client’s residence and made contact with his wife who later accused my client of striking her in the face and grabbing her around the neck after being involved in a drunken argument. Officers observed both redness around the victim’s neck and scratches on her forearm. Client was arrested on the charge of Battery Domestic Violence. As a condition of bond, our client was not allowed to return to his residence nor was he allowed to have contact with either the alleged victim, his wife, or his 1 year old child.
Result: After entering a plea of not guilty and filing numerous pleadings, the state agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges and lift all conditions of bond allowing our client to both return to his residence and have contact with his family.

Case #200X-13502-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery Domestic Violence
Facts: Client was arrested and charged with the offense of Battery Domestic Violence against his live-in girlfriend who had claimed to be the victim of physical abuse. The court imposed conditions of bond restricting his access with his girlfriend and requiring our client not to possess or consume alcoholic beverages.
Result: Our firm filed numerous pleadings on behalf of our client resulting in all criminal charges being Dismissed and all conditions of bond lifted.

Case #200X-1000-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery Domestic Violence
Facts: Client and husband were allegedly involved in a domestic dispute. Our client was accused of being intoxicated and arguing with her husband which resulted in striking her husband in the back of the head with an unknown object. The alleged victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the alleged altercation.
Result: After successfully filing pleadings and petitioning the State Attorney’s Office, the State agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges in this matter.

Case #200X-607-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery/Domestic Violence
Facts: Client and wife allegedly got into an argument leading to our client allegedly striking his wife. Client was subsequently arrested and charged with battery/domestic violence.
Result: After filing pleadings with the State Attorney’s Office and the Clerk of the Court, State agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges.

Case #48-200X-MM-2987-A/Orange County
Charge: Battery/Domestic Violence
Facts: Client and Husband were allegedly involved in an argument in the parking lot of a retail establishment. Client allegedly struck husband with her fist which resulted in her arrest and subsequent charge of battery/domestic violence.
Result: Although husband was un-cooperative in our request to have charges Dismissed, State agreed to dismiss case at hearing after pleadings were filed. All Criminal charges were later expunged by my office.

Case #200X-3532-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Battery/Domestic Violence
Facts: Client and his Wife allegedly got into an argument in their home resulting in client allegedly striking his wife with an object across the head thereby resulting in the subsequent charge of battery/domestic violence.
Result: After filing Pleadings with the State Attorney’s Office and the Clerk of Court, all criminal charges in this matter were Dismissed.

Theft –

Case #200X-3490-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Retail Theft
Facts: While checking out merchandise at a Walmart located on State Road 436 in Seminole County, our client was accused of failing to scan merchandise in the self checkout line and leaving the store without attempting to pay for that merchandise.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #200X-MM-1877/Orange County
Charge: Retail Theft
Facts: While visiting Walt Disney World, our client was accused of removing Walt Disney World merchandise from a display while in one of their shops and leaving the premises without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #200X-8593-MM/Orange County
Charge: Retail Theft
Facts: While shopping at a Sears department store at the Florida Mall, our client was arrested and charged with retail/petit theft where she allegedly took items of clothing without making any attempt to pay for them.
Result: Charge Dismissed.

Case #200X-2942-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Shoplifting/Retail Theft
Facts: Client was shopping at a local retail store with a family member and was accused of assisting in the theft of multiple merchandise items.
Result: After contacting the State Attorney’s Office and petitioning the intake attorney for dismissal, State agreed to dismiss all charges.

Case #05-MM-01-O/Orange County
Charge: Shoplifting/Retail Theft
Facts: Client, on an out-of-state vacation at Universal Studios, was accused of shoplifting store merchandise. Client was arrested and subsequently prosecuted for Shoplifting/Retail Theft.
Result: Upon the filing of Pleadings, the state agreed to refer client’s case to a differed prosecution program. All charges subsequently Dismissed.

Case #200X-3339-CFA/200X-9097-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Burglary of a Dwelling
Facts: Client was arrested in Seminole county for allegedly smashing an apartment sliding glass door and entering the occupied residence. Client fled the scene and was ultimately arrested.
Result: State Attorney’s office agreed to reduce felony count to a misdemeanor level. Client entered differed prosecution program resulting in all charges being Dismissed.

Case #06-260-MM-W/Orange County
Charge: Shoplifting/Retail Theft
Facts: While on vacation, client and family visited Walt Disney world where it was alleged merchandise was taken without being paid for. Client was subsequently arrested and charged with Shoplifting/Retail/Petit Theft.
Result: After filing pleadings with the State Attorney’s Office and court, case was set for trial and subsequently Dismissed after our firm petitioned for dismissal.

Case #05-7088-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Shoplifting/Retail/Petit Theft
Facts: Client was shopping at a local department store with her family when she was alleged to have committed theft by taking a necklace from the jewelry department and placing it in her handbag and exiting the department store without any attempt to pay.
Result: At Trial, State agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges against our client. All criminal records were thereafter expunged.

Traffic Offenses –

Case #200X-21690-CFA/Seminole County
Charge: Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Facts: After being declared a habitual traffic offender by the Department of Motor Vehicles, our client hired our office to overturn previous traffic conditions thereby lifting the HTO status.
Result: Upon filing motion to set aside and modify the prior Driving While License Suspended/Revoked charges court agreed with our petition resulting in the removal of the habitual traffic offender’s status of our client’s license.

Case #200X-15946-MMA/Orange County
Charge: Driving While License Suspended or Revoked/Reckless Driving
Facts: Our client allegedly operated his motor vehicle in a reckless manor while driving on State Road 50 in Orlando, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.
Result: Driving While License Suspended/Revoked charge Dismissed, reckless driving charge, non-conviction.

Case #200X-5292-CT/Orange County
Charge: Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Facts: Our client was seen while leaving the Orlando Airport striking the exit fence with her vehicle causing property damage to the fence. A witness to the event gave information to police that he believed our client was intoxicated. Our client left the scene on foot and was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident / property damage.
Result: Case Dismissed

Case #200X-5431-CT
Charge: Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Facts: Law enforcement received information from witnesses of our client’s vehicle driving in an erratic manner, cutting off other traffic and weaving in and out of traffic lanes. Our client’s vehicle was stopped whereby our client was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while license suspended/revoked as a habitual traffic offender.
Result: Case Dismissed.

Case #05-200X-2114-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Reckless Driving
Facts: Client was driving on Interstate 4 at 3:40AM, traveling 114mph in a 65mph zone while passing several moving vehicles. Police gave chase and ultimately stopped and arrested our client with the offense of reckless driving.
Result: Our office filed a Motion to Dismiss in which the Office of the State Attorney agreed with and ultimately Dismissed all criminal charges.

Case #200X-6874-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Facts: Client was driving on a local county road when law enforcement did a routine check on the client’s vehicle tag showing that the registered owner of the license plate had a suspended license.
Result: Upon the filing of several pleadings by our office, the state attorney’s office agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges.

Case #200X-4121-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Facts: Client was arrested in Seminole County, Florida after a traffic stop and charged with the offense of driving while license suspended or revoked.
Result: After filing initial pleadings with the Office of the State Attorney and the Clerk of the Court, State Attorney agreed to Dismiss all criminal charges.

Miscellaneous –

Case # 200X-9302-MMA/Seminole County
Charge: Exposure of Sexual Organs
Facts: Our client was accused of driving his vehicle on a roadway in Seminole County, Florida, exposing his genitalia to a pedestrian walking along the sidewalk.
Result: After negotiating with the State Attorney’s Office, client entered into a deferred prosecution program whereby all criminal charges were Dismissed.

Case #48-200X-MM-4913-O/Orange County
Charge: Trespassing After Warning
Facts: At approximately 2:00AM, our client was at a local night club and was incorrectly accused of being involved in an altercation which led to the night club staff requesting our client leave and ultimately physically escorting him out of the building. Our client allegedly refused to be escorted out of the building and thereafter was placed under arrest.
Result: Case was Dismissed after our firm filed pleadings and demanding the State to turn over all evidence in the case.

Case #200X-CF-3254/200X-MM-3411/Osceola County
Charge: Aggravated Assault with a Weapon/Exhibition of Dangerous Weapon or Firearm
Facts: Client was alleged to have approached vehicles parked on his property awaiting the arrival of a school bus dropping off children. Words were exchanged between client and those individuals resulting in our client allegedly displaying a compressed air B.B. Gun. Client was subsequently arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon.
Result: After filing pleadings with the State Attorney’s Office, State agreed to reduce charge to misdemeanor exhibition of a weapon. Client entered into deferred prosecution program resulting in all criminal charges being Dismissed.

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