OPERATING VEHICLE WITHOUT A DRIVER’S LICENSE: REDUCED TO CIVIL INFRACTION
Client was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid Driver’s License. Attorney Thomas
Violation of Probation-Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
1) An arrest warrant was issued for client’s arrest on grounds that client violated the terms of DUI probation by picking up a subsequent charge. Our office immediately filed an emergency motion to set bond and within 24 hours Attorney Scott Holtz successfully argued the motion and was able to get the client released from custody. Ultimately, Attorney Thomas M. Prestia was able to show sufficient evidence to the State Attorney’s office for the violation of probation charges to be dismissed and the client was reinstated to complete probation.
2) Charges Dismissed
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
1) Defendant was arrested and charged with DUI. Defendant was stopped for almost striking the median when making a turn. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol, blood shot watery eyes, and slurred speech. Defendant refused to submit to field sobriety exercises or submit to a Breathalyzer test. Attorney Thomas M. Prestia was able to convince the state to dismiss the DUI charge.
2) Charge Dismissed
Resisting without violence and disorderly conduct
Attorney Thomas M. Prestia was able to convince the State to drop the charges after the Defendant completed community service hours and provided a small donation to a non-profit organization.
1)Client’s home was set to be sold on the following business day. Attorney Scott Holtz successfully argued a motion to cancel the sale and was able to allow the homeowner to remain in the home.
2)Foreclosure Sale Cancelled
Expungement of Theft Charge
1) Defendant sought to expunge a theft from his record. Attorney Thomas M. Prestia successfully argued the petition to expunge before the Court and the expunged the theft charge from the Defendant’s record.
2) Expungment Granted
Palm Beach County foreclosure case dismissed at trial
Attorney Scott Holtz proved that the successor bank pursing foreclosure had failed to establish that it had standing to bring suit and that bank’s witness called to testify at trial was incapable of establishing the relationship between the original bank and its successor.
Broward County foreclosure case dismissed at trial
Attorney Scott Holtz showed that the bank’s witness could not authenticate what was allegedly the notice of intent to accelerate required to be sent to the homeowner before the foreclosure could be initiated.
Breach of Contract
Client was sued for failing to return the security deposit to the tenant upon completion of the term of the lease. Attorney Thomas M. Prestia attended mediation on behalf of the Client and was able to negotiate a favorable settlement in our Client’s favor.
Attorney Thomas M. Prestia was able to negotiate a settlement that included no points and a reduced fine.
Client charged with a number of civil infractions
- TCATS Speeding
- TCATS Ran Stop Sign
- TCATS Horn-Improper Use
- TCATS Improper Signal
- TCATS Emit Excess Exhaust Fumes
- TCATS Altered Exhaust System
- TCATS Tint
- TCATS No/Defective Horn
- TCATS Improper Headlights
Attorney Thomas M. Prestia got all charges dismissed.
Violation of Driving License Restriction which was a substantive charge violating client’s probation
1) Client was on probation for a prior Driving Under the Influence charge. A term of the probation only allowed the Defendant to drive for Business purposes. Defendant was stopped and arrested while driving in the middle of the night. Attorney Thomas M. Prestia was able to show sufficient evidence to the State Attorney’s office for the violation of driving license restriction charge to be dismissed.
2) Charges Dismissed