CASE RESULTS

The following is a small sample of successful results by Attorney David Stevens. Because each case is unique, these results do not guarantee a certain outcome in your case. We do, however, pledge to offer aggressive representation to every case that we handle. Please contact us today to set up a free consultation!

State v. Beltran, 2019CF2356 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Domestic Violence Battery, Criminal Mischief, and Obstructing Justice

Quick Facts: Our client was arrested after allegedly striking his girlfriend. It was further alleged that he destroyed her cell phone to prevent the alleged victim from calling 911.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED by the State.

State v. Brown, 2019CF001940 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Quick Facts: Client called 911 after being assaulted by her significant other. Law enforcement arrived at the scene and found methamphetamine in their shared residence. After being interrogated by law enforcement, my client was arrested and charged with the drugs and paraphernalia.

Outcome: We filed a Motion to Suppress as law enforcement failed to provide my client with her Miranda rights. The motion was granted and the case was DISMISSED by the State.

 

State v. Brown, 2019MM000311 - Walton County

Charge(s): Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Minor in Possession

Quick Facts: Client was visiting 30A during vacation and was arrested for allegedly possessing an alcoholic beverage while being under 21 years of age.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED by the State after the client agreed to pay court costs.

State v. Carlyle, 2019MM000625 - Walton County

Charge(s): Domestic Violence Battery

Quick Facts: Client was arrested after allegedly striking her boyfriend during an argument. The alleged victim did not want to proceed with prosecution, but the State picked up the charges.

Outcome:  The case was DISMISSED before the first court date and only 9 days after arrest.

State v. Clayton, 2019CT000580 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Quick Facts: Our client was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane. Client stated that she had taken some medication earlier that day, and officer noticed an empty bottle of whiskey and a cup on wine in the car. The officers, however, smelled no odor of alcohol on her breath. The State went forward on the theory that out client was under the influence of the medication. We filed a motion to suppress because the officer did not inform out client of her Miranda rights prior to the interrogation.

Outcome: Based on our motion to suppress, the State REDUCED the charge to Reckless Driving. Our client will not have a DUI conviction on her record.

State v. Halter, 2019MM002773 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Minor in Possession

Quick Facts: Client was visiting Destin on Spring Break and was arrested for allegedly possessing an alcoholic beverage while being under 21 years of age. Prior to retaining our firm, the client entered a plea to the charge and now had a criminal history. Once the client's mother found out about the incident, she retained our firm to help. We filed a motion to withdraw the plea based upon bad advice given to the client from law enforcement. The motion was granted, and the client withdrew her plea.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED by the State after the client agreed to pay court costs.

State v. Lowe, 2019MM000829 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Minor in Possession

Quick Facts: Client was visiting Destin on Spring Break and was arrested for allegedly possessing an alcoholic beverage while being under 21 years of age.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED by the State after the client agreed to pay court costs.

State v. Mullins, 2019MM001672

Charge(s): Boating Under the Influence (BUI) - Okaloosa County

Quick Facts: Client was operating a boat near the Destin Bridge and was stopped by Fish & Wildlife officers for violating navigational regulations. Officer noticed several empty beer bottle on the boat and asked out client to perform field sobriety exercises. He was ultimately arrested and charged with BUI.

Outcome: The charge was REDUCED to Reckless Operation of a Vessel. 

State v. Reed, 2019CF002699 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Domestic Violence Battery by Strangulation

Quick Facts: Client was charged with battery by strangulation after an alleged dispute with his spouse.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED after we were able to present additional evidence to the prosecutor that proved no battery occurred.

State v. Ritenour, 2019CF000894 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence Battery, & Resisting Officer Without Violence

Quick Facts: It was alleged that our client, while intoxicated, hit his wife and threatened her with a knife. It was also alleged that he refused to exit the residence and comply with law enforcement's orders.

Outcome: The domestic violence battery charged was DISMISSED. The aggravated assault, a 3rd degree felony with a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, was REDUCED to a misdemeanor.

 

State v. Vasquez-Wiens, 2020MM52 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Domestic Violence Battery

Quick Facts: It was alleged that our client punched her significant other while traveling in a motor vehicle and accidentally drove over the victim's foot after she exited the vehicle.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED within 30 days of arrest after we presented evidence to the State that no battery occurred. 

 

State v. Vincenzo, 2019CF000538 - Santa Rosa County

Charge(s): Possession of Methamphetamine & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Quick Facts: Our client was lawfully inside a family member's residence. A neighbor called 911 because he believed someone broke into the residence. When law enforcement entered, they found our client and another individual inside. Meth and a pipe were also located on a table.

Outcome: The felony drug charge was DISMISSED and our client accepted a plea to a misdemeanor with no probation.

State v. Vineyard, 2019MM001325 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Minor in Possession

Quick Facts: Client was visiting Destin on Spring Break and was arrested for allegedly possessing an alcoholic beverage while being under 21 years of age.

Outcome: The case was DISMISSED by the State after the client agreed to pay court costs.

State v. Welch, 1991CF000922 - Escambia County

Charge(s): Violation of Probation

Quick Facts: Client hired the our firm after learning he had an outstanding warrant for a violation of probation. He was originally placed on probation in 1991 for grand theft, and believe that he had completed all outstanding requirements. 

Outcome: The violation of probation was DISMISSED and the outstanding warrant was recalled. Our client was never arrested.

State v. Xiao, 2019CF000903 - Okaloosa County

Charge(s): Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Domestic Violence Battery

Quick Facts: It was alleged that our client came home intoxicated and got into a fight with his girlfriend. During the argument, our client was alleged to have put the his girlfriend in a chokehold and put a gun to her head during an argument. 

Outcome: We were able to get the Aggravated Assault charge (a second degree felony with a maximum prison sentence of 15 years) REDUCED to a simple battery, and our client avoided jail/prison.

State v. Young, 2018CF004997 - Escambia County

Charge(s): Interference with the Custody of a Minor Child

Quick Facts: Our client lived in Texas, but his biological son lived in Pensacola with the child's mother. When our client came to visit his son, he saw that his son was living in filth and harming himself with knives. Our client, concerned for his son's welfare, took him back to Texas. The child's mother called the police and our client was arrested and extradited from Texas.

Outcome: After reviewing the facts of the case, we filed a Motion to Dismiss arguing that since out client was the child's biological father, he had the right to take his child to Texas. The State Attorney's Office, after reviewing our Motion to Dismiss offered our client a Pre-Trial Diversion offer. Our client elected to take the offer, and his case will be DISMISSED upon successful completion of the Pre-Trial Diversion program.