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Palm Beach County Criminal Case Results
This page contains a small sample of the many successes obtained by West Palm Beach defense lawyer Andrew Stine on hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the years. It is not intended to be representative of the outcome in your unique situation. Since the smallest details can impact the outcome achieved in a case, your case may differ. Consult with Andrew Stine to learn more about your defense options during a free consultation.
DUI, Resisting Officer, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Charges - Not Guilty
In Criminal Case Number 50-2011-MM-017225-AXXX-SB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with driving under the influence, resisting officer without violence, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams improper lane change and speeding. On May 23, 2012 Attorney Andrew D. Stine persuaded a jury to find the driver not guilty of all counts. The driver appeared on video and could not stand level on the black X in the Palm beach County Sheriff’s Breath Alcohol Testing facility.
DUI Lawyer Stine argued that the law enforcement officer was the primary aggressor to the Resisting Arrest and the jury again agreed and found the defendant Not Guilty. Lastly, as to the possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, Drug Attorney Andrew D Stine asserted that the illegal drugs were the passengers and not the driver’s drugs and again the jury agreed and rendered a Not Guilty of Possession of Marijuana.
Driving Under the Influence, Speeding - Not Guilty
In Criminal Case Number 50-2003-CT-025727-AXXX-SB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with driving under the influence and speeding. On May 19, 2005 Attorney Andrew Stine convinced a jury to render a verdict of not guilty even thought the driver was videotaped during roadside test wherein he could not stand straight and further an in car video recording of the defendant allegedly exposing himself to law enforcement in a match of manhood size.
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer - Nolle Prossed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2009-CF-006998-BXXX-MB, in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. The alleged Battery ended with broken bones, dislocated shoulders and an entire family of Loxahatchee, FL citizens being arrested. Attorney Andrew D. Stine was infuriated that Law Enforcement Officers entered the acreage property without a warrant, in a concealed manner and in fact, law enforcement officers instigated the altercation.
Attorney Andrew D. Stine filed a Motion to Dismiss on the premise that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is abusive and that the court had a responsibility to right the executive branch, the Sheriff’s Office, wrongs. Quoting from the Lawyer’s motion: “Due process of law imposes upon a court the responsibility to conduct an exercise of judgment upon the whole course of the proceedings in order to ascertain whether they (the Palm beach County Sheriff) offend those canons of decency and fairness which express the notions of justice.’”
On the day the motion was to be heard, March 16, 2010, the State of Florida wisely Nolle Prossed the Criminal charges of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm - Case Not Filed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2012-CF-010187-AXXX-WB, in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. The alleged violent gun crime came when the defendant allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend. Upon arrest, the defendant provided statements to Law Enforcement Officers about the crime as did the victim. Attorney Stine then did his own independent investigation and it revealed that the victim’s story was much different later on then what she reported to law enforcement officers on the September 19, 2012.
In fact, Criminal defense Attorney Stine revealed that the “victim” was the aggressor and that the Defendant was acting in defense of property. Attorney Andrew D. Stine provided these contradictory statements to the Office of State Attorney in and For Palm Beach County Florida along with a memo of law and on October 2, 2012 the case was No Filed due to the unlikelihood of a successful prosecution because of the investigation and work performed by Attorney Andrew D. Stine.
Domestic Battery - Nolle Prossed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2013-MM-000692-AXXX-MB, in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Domestic Battery and had a pending Injunction for Domestic Violence. Attorney Stine has handedly thousands of violent, battery and domestic crimes and this case was no different. The defendant was being falsely accused by his wife of touching her against her will.
Attorney Stine thoroughly investigated the case, listed witnessed, and filed numerous pre-trial motions and on the day of the jury trial, June 4, 2013 the Case was Nolle Prossed. Attorney Stine gets over 95% of his Domestic Battery Cases either No Filed or Nolle Prossed allowing the defendant to be eligible for expungement or sealing their prospective criminal records.
Domestic Battery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Not Guilty
In case number 2013 MM 015335 AXXXMB, the defendant, the mother of the victim, was charged with Domestic Battery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon to wit: a knife. The trial proceeded in the Palm Beach County Courthouse and concluded on January 7, 2014 with NOT GUILTY Verdicts on all counts. The defendant took the witness stand, in her own defense, and admitted to the battery. But the defendant only took the witness stand and testified to show she acted in self-defense!
Attorney Andrew D. Stine argued self-defense in his opening and closing arguments, put on an entire self-defense argument at trial and the jury paid off well, with NOT GUILTY VERDICTS on all counts. Remember that self-defense is an affirmative defense, which must be properly plead, by the defendant, and the defendant must show through evidence that he or she acted in self-defense during the trial phase, in order to have the burden shifted from the defendant back to the State. Once the burden is shifted from the defendant back to the State, the defendant may be found not guilty, like in this case.
Possession of Marijuana - Nolle Prossed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2013-MM-005109-AXXX-NB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams. The defendant was arrested by the Palm Beach Police Department. The defendant’s home was entered by the Palm Beach Shores Police Department without a search warrant after burning Marijuana was coming from inside the home with the Marijuana being found in plain view.
Drug Lawyer Stine spoke with the prosecutor’s office and file with a Motion to Suppress for Negotiation purposes only. After the Motion was given to the State Attorney’s Office and discussed with the Prosecutor, the Case was Dismissed or Nolle Prossed. The Young defendant of 18 years old now is saved from a criminal record and is in the process of having his record expunged or sealed.
Drug Trafficking and Other Drug Related Charges - Not Guilty
In Criminal Case Number 50-2009-CF-10222-AXXX-MB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Drug trafficking in Roxycodone, Possession of Cocaine, and Unlawful possession of Drug property for Drug Trafficking, Sale or Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On April 5, 2011 Attorney Andrew D. Stine convinced a jury to render a verdict of not guilty even thought the illegal drugs were found in the defendant’s bedroom and after a search warrant was issued in the defendant’s automobile. This case drew national attention because of the alleged players from the Island of Palm Beach, Florida.
Drug Trafficking and Other Drug Related Charges - Case Dismissed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2007-CF-016283-AXXX-MB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Drug trafficking in Oxycodone, Possession of a scheduled IV Substance, and five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud. The defendant was set up by a confidential informant wherein he was given several fraudulent prescriptions from a police informant and then the defendant used the prescriptions to obtain the illegal prescription drugs from a pharmacy that was also working with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as an undercover organization to fight illegal prescription drugs in South Florida.
On November 14, 2007 Attorney Andrew D Stine convinced Senior judge Harrison to dismiss the charges on a motion for Judgment of Acquittal. The State was unable to show, as Attorney Stine argued, that the defendant knew or should have known the prescriptions were fraudulent. Attorney Stine convinced the Judge that the State entrapped his client and the case was dismissed.
Theft of Trade Secrets, Solicitation to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets - Nolle Prossed
In Criminal Case Number 50-2011-CF-004035-AXXX-MB in Palm Beach County Florida, the defendant was charged with Theft of Trade Secrets and Solicitation to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets. The alleged theft was for tangible intellectual property valued greater than 2.6 million dollars. On July14, 2011 Attorney Andrew D. Stine convinced a the Prosecutor of Palm Beach County, Florida to dismiss the case against the defendant after White Collar Criminal defense Lawyer Stine filed a motion to dismiss the charges against the corporate defendant and the State of Florida was ordered by the Judge to respond to the motion to dismiss.
Instead of the State responding to Attorney Stine’s Motion to dismiss and after depositions of the alleged victims, the State of Florida Nolle Prossed the Criminal case against the defendant as the Motion to dismissed showed that “once email addresses” enter the public domain there are no private secret right or value associated with the publicly released e-mails.
Animal Cruelty, Various Cases - Case Dismissals
Attorney Stine has become recognized as an expert in defending those accused of animal cruelty cases, dog fighting cases, animal neglect cases, animal abandonment cases and all other animal cases involving criminal prosecutions and civil Animal care and Control matters.
The most notable of the tens of cases Attorney Stine dealt with is in Escambia County wherein Attorney Stine got all but two of the 13 Felony and 65 Misdemeanor Counts dismissed. That is correct, through a specialized formed motion all but 3 counts of a 78 count indictment was dismissed in case number 2012CF000887A in Escambia County, Florida.
This is typical of Attorney Stine who has yet to lose a motion to dismiss on multiple counts of all animal cruelty cases. In Okeechobee County, Florida case number 11-CF-224 a husband and wife were charged with multiple counts of for "animal cruelty" for allegedly violating Florida Statute Section 828.12(2) which prohibits the intentional cruelty, death of infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering upon "any animal." The animals in this matter were a herd of cows.
Attorney Stine filed a motion to dismiss and on the day of the hearing the State offered the husband and wife, criminal defendants PTI, which the husband and wife accepted as to one count and are without a criminal record. This is a small sample of the same results for criminal defendants throughout the state of Florida who have been charged with animal cruelty cases.
Domestic Battery - Nolle Prossed, No Contact Order Rescinded
On January 14, 2014 in Lake Worth, Florida the defendant got into a heated argument with her live-in boyfriend. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 59 year old, Lake-Worth resident, for domestic battery. The Office of the State Attorney in and for Palm Beach County, FL charged the 59 year old woman with Domestic Battery in Case Number 50-2014-MM-000517-AXXX-MB. The accused hired Andrew D. Stine. The alleged Victim then met with Attorney Andrew D. Stine in his office and stated: “She never touched me or hit me. The police knew this but arrested her anyways.”
Attorney Stine,who has defended hundreds of Domestic Cases, had the victim provide the statement to Attorney Stine’s private investigator. A memorandum of law was then provide to the Office of the State Attorney, along with the sworn statement, and like hundreds of cases in the past the result was the same because on 24 January 2014 the prosecutor Nolle Prossed or dismissed all of the charges and rescinded the No Contact Order as against the defendant.
Petit Theft - Nolle Prossed
On November 25, 2013 Boca Raton, Florida the defendant took items that did not belong to here from a CVS Pharmacy. The defendant was arrested for Petit Theft. The Defendant hired Attorney Andrew D Stine. Attorney Stine placed the defendant into his ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS in house program and like all other Petit Theft cases the case was dismissed or NOLLE PROSSED without the defendant ever having to appear in court.
Disorderly Conduct, Resisting an Officer without Violence - Cases Dismissed
In Palm Beach County Case Number 2013-MM-0118622, the young man was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. The client chose to follow the Road Map to Success and on February 5, 2014 had the cases dismissed with Nolle Prosse without even attending court.