Category Archives: Law Firm News
Making the choice to go to trial or plead guilty in a criminal case is up to the accused. But with proper guidance and information, the accused can make a better decision when they rely on an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Andrew D Stine. On January 24, 2017, a Palm Beach County jury picked by Andrew D Stine came back with a not guilty verdict in an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon case. The Case In case number 15CF006162AWB, the defendant Michael Joseph, was charged with a second degree felony punishable by 15 years in prison. The State of Florida alleged that Mr. Joseph used his vehicle as a missile in running down and striking Nathanial Holmes, causing Holmes to receive severe bodily injuries in Belle Glade, FL.… […]
Today in Palm Beach Circuit Felony Court, Criminal Defense Attorney, Andrew D. Stine, of West Palm Beach, FL successfully got Mr. Alberto Felipe’s felony case dismissed. Mr. Felipe made world news for biting off his neighbor’s ear in an altercation over a cigarette in the Boca-Raton area. Mr. Felipe’s previous arrest record presented a challenging scenario and stacked the odds against him. However, West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew D. Stine worked this felony case from the day after Mr. Felipe was released from jail and knew right away that Mr. Felipe was only acting in self-defense. Through a tireless effort, today in felony court, Attorney Andrew D. Stine was able to convince the Assistant State Attorney, through his own investigation into the events that transpired, that Mr. Felipe… […]
The recent shooting at Sparks Middle School in Reno, Nevada has re-ignited debates over how to keep schools safe. THELAW.TV spoke to West Palm Beach defense attorney Andrew Stine about whether teachers should be armed to protect themselves and their students. View the full story and original source.
In the California case involving a 10-year old boy who murdered his father, Joseph Hall was convicted of second degree murder, raising the question of what an appropriate sentence would be. THELAW.TV spoke with West Palm Beach, Florida criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine about the case. View the full story and original source The story and Andrew Stine’s appearance was also featured by The Chronicle.
Cocaine worth $2.7 million in luggage at Miami International Airport. The luggage from Quito, Ecuador carried an unusual cargo: 90 bricks of cocaine worth $2.7 million, WPLG-Ch. 10 reports. U.S. Customs & Border Protection found the cache in three suitcases at Miami International Airport on Thursday. No arrests were made. See the full story here. Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance. Possession of cocaine is a crime in almost every jurisdiction. The consequences, however, are not always consistent. Possible punishments include mandatory rehabilitation, fines, and incarceration. In some countries getting caught with cocaine can lead to execution. In many cases, those who are convicted of possession of cocaine face imprisonment. The amount of time that a person will spend incarcerated generally depends upon the jurisdiction where the crime is… […]
Sexual battery is an unwanted form of contact with an intimate part of the body that is made for purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse. Sexual battery may occur whether the victim is clothed or not. It is a crime, which varies by state laws, so local laws should be consulted. A charge of sexual battery in Florida against a victim older than 12 years where a weapon or actual physical force was not used can be charged as a felony of the 1st or 2nd degree depending on several factors. You will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to assess your case. If you are identified for committing a crime you need a criminal defense lawyer who understands the taint and has experience… […]
Henry and Lherrisson, both 22, each face multiple counts of sexual battery, robbery and false imprisonment. Their attorneys Andrew Stine and Josh Leroy in opening statements to jurors in the trial Monday said the victims’ stories were inconsistent. For a full report please visit Palm Beach Post article. Stine in his questioning of one of the teens asked him over and over again what happened to the clothes he was forced to strip out of that afternoon “You wouldn’t know to give your clothes over to police for evidence, because that’s something that you would expect law enforcement to know to do, wouldn’t you?” he asked the teen. “Yes,” the teen answered.” Investigators arrested Henry soon after the February 2010 incident, and a day later they arrested then 17-year-old Spencer… […]
Criminal defense lawyer Andrew D. Stine has filed a motion to dismiss the charges pending on one of his clients. The motion is to dismiss the charges in their entirety, or to dismiss the singular charge of solicitation on grounds of violating Double Jeapardy. The charge of solicitation alleges that the defendant has been charged with criminal solicitation and for theft of a trade secrets. What is a Trade Secret A trade secret as defined in Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act is defined as something that derives independent economic value, actual or potential. The trade secret is not being generally known and not readily ascertainable by anyone who can obtain economic value from the disclosed information of the trade secret. According to Florida Statute 812.081, a trade secret is a… […]
According to the Palm Beach Post, some local defense attorneys expressed their opinions on the Casey Anthony murder trial on Monday, July 4. Unsurprisingly, no verdict came after jurors in Orlando concluded their first day of deliberations Monday. Several local attorneys predict that we will not see a verdict until at least the end of the week; they believe the jurors will likely continue their debate for a couple of more days. Local Attorney Opinions One of our own local attorneys, Andrew D. Stine, West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer said, “I don’t think they’ll agree on a number of things, and I do think there will be some infighting.” Stine expressed that attorneys on both sides of the case presented their closing arguments well but the state’s circumstantial case… […]
Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners have voted and unanimously passed a new county ordinance on March 15, tightening laws regarding owning and caring for animals. As discussed in a previous blog post “What the New Animal Cruelty Law Changed,” the new minimum standards are causing significant problems among many pet owners. Guard dogs are a hot topic when discussing the new ordinances passed. Guard dog owners must now have a county permit and register their dogs with animal control. There is now also a mandatory minimum of a 100 square foot enclosure and 50 square feet of living space for each additional dog with a separate shelter with bedding. Dogs that have not been neutered or spayed must be housed separately and if temperatures rise above 85 degrees Fahrenheit,… […]