Getting Arrested on Vacation in Daytona Beach
Fighting for Clients In Deland, Daytona Beach and Throughout Central Florida
As a Florida native, I grew up knowing that Daytona Beach was the place to visit to get away for a fun time during Spring Break. In fact, before I became a lawyer in Daytona Beach, my experience with the area was with my friends, on the beach, taking some time away from school.
Now that I have become a lawyer in Daytona Beach, I realize that the Spring Break experience is not always as perfect as it was for me. I have had to represent people who come to Daytona Beach from out of town, or out of state, to enjoy time on vacation, and end up staying in the Volusia County Branch Jail instead of their hotel room. This creates an even more difficult situation having to deal with a criminal case after you go home.
We have offices in DeLand and Daytona Beach and help clients throughout Central Florida fight their criminal charges.
At Thompson Law, P.A., I decided to do three things that make it seamless to represent clients who get arrested while vacationing in Daytona Beach. First, my office is paperless. I have created a way to allow my clients to view their own client files online so that they can keep tabs on the progress of their case and ensure that I am performing top quality work for them on their case. Second, I provide each and every client with my cell phone number. This allows out of town clients to contact me directly instead of having to leave a message with an assistant or a telephone answering service. Clients have the ability to call me directly, and even more importantly, text me. This is often helpful for clients who are out of state or in a different time zone. Third, I took the time and effort to open a fully functioning office in Daytona Beach. I now split time between our DeLand and Daytona Beach offices to offer a convenient location to meet with clients and prepare for court hearings. If you are from out of town, you may only know the Daytona Beach area and I want to make it as easy as possible to find my office. My office is only a few blocks from the courthouse, so we can offer a convenient place to meet.
I hope that your vacation is fun and create great memories for years to come. But, if things go awry and you are faced with a criminal charge in Daytona Beach, Florida, you can call and schedule a free consultation with Attorney Matt Thompson at Thompson Law, P.A. by calling 386-463-4LAW (4529) or toll free at 877-934-4LAW (4529). I look forward to meeting you at our office location in Daytona Beach at 648 South Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
Client was texting a friend when her significant other tried to grab for her phone. When the client tried to pull away, the victim claimed that he was battered and the client was arrested and brought before DCF due a child being in the house. Attorney Matt Thompson wrote a letter to the State explaining the discrepancy in evidence and claimed that the client was in fact moving away from the victim and did not intentionally try to hit the victim. All charges against the client were dismissed.
Sale and Possession of Heroin
Defendant entered a treatment facility while case was pending. Attorney Thompson provided progress reports of all of her progress during her stay to show improvement. State agreed to amend all charges to simple possession and the Defendant was sentenced into Drug Court.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Client was accused of shooting a shotgun over the head of two minors. Attorney Thompson did a public records request to discover that officers reported to the scene of the crime the night of the incident and spoke to the victims on the evening the alleged crime occurred and believed the victims to be intoxicated and unreliable. Attorney Thompson conducted depositions of the officers and ultimately all charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and no incarceration.
Grand Theft, Fleeing, Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License
Attorney Matt Thompson, through depositions and litigation was able to show that officers did not act according to the warrant by picking up the client immediately upon sight. The charge of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, which carries a mandatory felony conviction, was dismissed by the State and the client was offered probation and no felony conviction.
Sexual Battery & Domestic Battery
Mr. Thompson took depositions of the victim showing that the victim was not truthful with police when she provided her statement as to what happened. Confronted victim with social media posts, bank records, and telephone records to show that she was not in the places that she stated she was during the time the alleged crime took place. Case 1 was dismissed and the Defendant pled to Case 2 and received two (2) years of prison and credit for fifteen (15) months in prison.
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