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Case Results

Case Results for Criminal & Immigration Attorney E.J. Hubbs & Hubbs Law Firm in Miami

Disclaimer: The Florida Bar does not review or approve case results listed on a criminal defense attorney’s website. Past results are not an indication of typical or future results for any prospective client. The particular facts of each case may differ and affect the result in each case. Case results represented here are not representative of the results obtained in all cases. Each case is different and must be individually evaluated.

Charge: Grant Theft Motor Vehicle Result: Dismissed Date: May 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Grand Theft Motor Vehicle after his ex-girlfriend accused him of using the vehicle without her permission. The ex-girlfriend was listed as the owner of the vehicle, however, Client informed E.J. that he was the one who made the monthly payments on the vehicle and paid for insurance. E.J. immediately obtained a witness from the dealership and had the witness write an affidavit that Client was the person who physically came in to make monthly payments. E.J. also obtained bank account records showing monthly payments of the car insurance payment. Finally, Client gave E.J. voicemail recordings where the ex-girlfriend threatened to call the police and tell them the car was stolen if he did not agree to do certain things. After providing this evidence to the intake prosecutor, the State agreed not to file charges against Client.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Dismissed Date: April 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: :  Client was arrested for petit theft after his company accused him of taking money from the cash register. Client was ultimately released from custody after allegedly admitting to police that he had taken the money. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. believed there could be a possible motion to suppress Client’s statements to police because they were obtained in violation of Miranda when police promised to release him from custody if he admitted to the crime. Ultimately, E.J. was able to work out a dismissal with the State and victim after agreeing to pay for the restitution in the case.
Charge: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Result: Dismissed Date: April 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after a late night incident in which she allegedly had thrown a cell phone at her daughter that hit her in the face. Client was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, a 3rd Degree Felony. Hubbs Law was hired on the day of the arrest, and E.J. and Erika Hubbs went to visit client in jail to get a full consultation about what had allegedly happened on the date of the incident. E.J. and Erika believed this was a weak case for the State and built a defense. E.J. Hubbs attended Client’s 1st Appearance Court and was able to successfully argue that there was no probable cause for the charge because a cell phone was not a deadly weapon in the State of Florida. Client was released from custody and ultimately the State agreed not to file charges against Client.
Charge: Injunction against Stalking Violence Result: Permanent Injunction Granted Date: April 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client came to Hubbs Law after he had been continuously harassed by his neighbor for a period of about three years. Client had previously been denied a permanent injunction on two different occasions prior to hiring Hubbs Law. After Client and E.J. discussed the case initially, E.J. recommended Client hold off on filing for a third injunction because he did not believe he had strong enough evidence to win the case. Client had a surveillance system on the front of his house that was capturing his neighbor’s vehicle driving by and throwing out trash into his yard. E.J. suggested that Client continue to collect video evidence of this and return to his office on a later date. Client was able to obtain at least 5 videos from different dates after that time depicting his neighbor throwing trash in his yard. E.J. suggested that Client file for the injunction at that time and the case was ultimately set for a permanent injunction hearing. E.J. was able to get two additional witnesses to come in and corroborate his Client’s account that his neighbor had thrown trash in his yard. At the hearing, the neighbor admitted to throwing trash in Client’s yard but claimed that Client had thrown the trash in his yard first. Ultimately, the Judge found that E.J. had met his burden of proof and granted an indefinite permanent injunction against Client’s neighbor.
Charge: Expired Drivers License Result: Dismissed Date: April 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: :  Client was charged with possessing an expired driver’s license in 2010 and had a pending warrant for his arrest. Client was currently being detained in New York for an immigration case and Client’s wife hired Hubbs Law to attempt to set aside the bench warrant and handle the criminal case. E.J. got an unexpired New York driver’s license from Client’s wife and set the case for a motion to set aside the bench warrant. The Judge granted E.J.’s request to set aside the bench warrant and the State agreed to dismiss the case since Client got a valid driver’s license.
Charge: Felony Battery Result: Dismissed Date: April 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Felony Battery in 2007 after his ex-girlfriend’s father made a complaint to the Miami Police Department. Client was unaware of the charge until 2018 when he applied to renew his passport and discovered that he had a warrant for his arrest. Client hired Hubbs Law. E.J. immediately filed a motion to dismiss because the statute of limitations in the case had expired. The State of Florida agreed and dismissed the case at Client’s first court appearance.
Charge: Unlawful Subleasing Result: Dismissed Date: March 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Unlawful Subleasing after another individual was pulled over in his vehicle who told police that Client had subleased his vehicle to him for a week in exchange for money. If true, Client could have been found guilty of a 3rd degree felony because it is illegal to sublease a vehicle that is already being leased by another company without that company’s consent. However, E.J. Hubbs was able to convince the intake prosecutor that they would not be able to prove the case against his Client because the State’s entire case was based on the testimony of an individual with a prior criminal record and pending charges. Ultimately, the State agreed and decided to not file charges against Client.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Investigation Result: No criminal charges filed Date: March 2018 Court: Hialeah Police Department
Details: :  Client was send a letter to appear at the Hialeah Police Department for an interview involving a hit and run investigation. Client hired Hubbs Law prior to attending the interview with the detective. E.J. Hubbs did a full consultation with Client and determined there could be a problem with Client being identified by witnesses as the driver of the vehicle. E.J. attended the interview with Client at the Hialeah Police Department. After discussing the case with the Detective, E.J. was able to convince the Detective to file a civil citation for improper lane change rather than a criminal charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Charge: Injunction against Domestic Violence Result: Dismissed Date: March 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client served with a Temporary Injunction against Domestic Violence by his grandmother who alleged that he had forcefully grabbed her by both arms during a verbal argument. Client hired Hubbs Law to represent him for the permanent injunction hearing. E.J. Hubbs immediately obtained all police reports filed by the Client’s grandmother and grandfather and all 911 calls made from their residence through a public records request. E.J. discovered that the Client’s grandparents had made many calls to the police over the past few years, not because they were in fear of domestic violence, but because they were upset over him not doing his chores. At the permanent injunction hearing, the Judge dismissed the case after hearing testimony from the Grandparents. The Judge found that the Client’s grandmother was ultimately attempting to use the injunction as an eviction from her home rather than actually being in fear of Client.
Charge: Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams Result: Dismissed Date: March 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams after law enforcement found cannabis in a vehicle that Client had occupied with his girlfriend in a park in Miami, FL. After law enforcement found the cannabis, they stated that the Defendant allegedly informed them that the cannabis belonged to him. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs obtained all of the discovery from the State Attorney’s Office and set the case for trial. At trial, the State was unprepared to proceed and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence Result: Dismissed Date: March 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Driving under the Influence. He failed to appear to court many years ago and he hired Hubbs Law after discovering there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. E.J. Hubbs was able to get Client’s warrant set aside and convince the State to dismiss charges after the case was set for trial.
Charge: Driving While License Suspended Canceled, or Revoked Result: Dismissed Date: March 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended Canceled, or Revoked after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Miami, FL. Client’s problems were further complicated because he was ultimately placed in removal proceedings because he previously entered the United State without inspection many years ago. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs helped Client in obtaining his Florida Drivers License. Based on this, E.J. was able to obtain a dismissal of Client’s charges.
Charge: Injunction Against Sexual Violence Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client’s ex-girlfriend alleged that her daughter told her that Client had committed a sexual battery on her. Client hired Hubbs Law and adamantly disputed the allegations by his ex-girlfriend. E.J. aggressively defended Client’s interests by obtaining all police reports between the parties, the DCF report, and recorded statements. In addition, E.J. took the deposition of Client’s ex-girlfriend. After conducting his investigation, E.J. advised his Client that he had a strong defense because the child statements were hearsay and there was no corroborating evidence that the allegation was true. Ultimately, after multiple court hearings, Client’s ex-girlfriend failed to appear at court and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Injunction Against Sexual Violence Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client’s ex-girlfriend alleged that her daughter told her that Client had committed a sexual battery on her. Client hired Hubbs Law and adamantly disputed the allegations by his ex-girlfriend. E.J. aggressively defended Client’s interests by obtaining all police reports between the parties, the DCF report, and recorded statements. In addition, E.J. took the deposition of Client’s ex-girlfriend. After conducting his investigation, E.J. advised his Client that he had a strong defense because the child statements were hearsay and there was no corroborating evidence that the allegation was true. Ultimately, after multiple court hearings, Client’s ex-girlfriend failed to appear at court and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Criminal Investigation for Domestic Violence Battery Result: No Charges Filed Date: February 2018 Court:
Details: :  Client’s girlfriend called the police alleging that he had slapped her against her will. Police responded to the scene but Client had allegedly already left. A report was filed and Client decided to hire Hubbs Law for representation during the criminal investigation. E.J. immediately obtained the police report and sent a letter to the police department asserting his client’s 5th Amendment right to remain silent and 6th Amendment right to counsel. E.J. prepared Client for every possible scenario during the investigation including the possibility of arrest. Ultimately, the police declined to arrest Client or send the case to the State Attorney’s Office based on lack of evidence.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence (3rd Outside of 10 Years) Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with DUI after he was allegedly found asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. In addition, a security guard had allegedly seen the Client running into a security gate for an apartment complex repeatedly for a period of 30 minutes. Officers approached the Client and allegedly observed bloodshot glassy eyes, the odor of alcohol, and believed the Client was disoriented. They also allegedly observed an empty bottle of beer in the backseat. Based on these observations, they asked Client to perform field sobriety exercises which he refused. Client agreed to a breath test which resulted in a BAC reading of .000 showing that Client had no alcohol on his breath. The officer then asked Client to perform a urine test in which he refused. Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (3rd Outside of 10 Years) and the State initially offered the Client 180 days in jail for a plea of guilt. E.J. advised Client to refuse that offer and filed a motion to suppress the Client’s refusal to take the urine test based on the fact that there was no evidence that the Client was impaired by drugs. Ultimately, the State agreed the motion was correct and they had insufficient evidence to proceed to trial. The State nolle prossed the case.
Charge: Possession of MDMA Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Possession of MDMA after law enforcement allegedly found two pills of Molly (MDMA) in Client’s pocket after a traffic stop. E.J. conducted a thorough consultation with Client and was able to discover possible motion to suppress issues related to the search of Client by police. E.J. immediately contacted the intake prosecutor for the State and argued the potential motion issues as well as the minor amount of drugs allegedly found on the Client. Ultimately, the State agreed to no action the case resulting in a dismissal of the criminal charges.
Charge: Neglect of a Child Result: Diversion Date: February 2018 Court: Palm Beach County Circuit Court
Details: :  Client was charged with Child Neglect after police allegedly discovered her, her minor child, and boyfriend in a house that was manufacturing cannabis plants. The State argued that the conditions of the home related to manufacturing cannabis created a dangerous environment for the minor child and constituted Child Neglect, a 3rd Degree Felony. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. discussed the weaknesses of the case with the prosecutor and was able to obtain an agreement for Pretrial Diversion with no admission of guilt. Getting the prosecutor to agree to waive the admission of guilt requirement was very important to Client, because she is a legal permanent resident. Any admission of guilt as a part of a diversion program could result in negative consequences to an individual’s immigration status. Ultimately, Client will be able to get the case dismissed upon successful completion of the program.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Diversion Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Petit Theft after a neighbor alleged that she stabbed the tires to his vehicle with an unknown object. The neighbor had video of the incident. Client hired Hubbs Law and E.J. immediately sought discovery from the State including all police reports, witness statements, and the video of the incident. The video showed a person making stabbing motions at the victim’s tire. However, due to the quality of the video, it was difficult see the identity of the person by the tire. E.J. argued to the prosecutor that this would be a reasonable doubt if the case were to go to trial. Ultimately, the State agreed to allow her to complete the pretrial diversion program where her charges can ultimately be dismissed.
Charge: Petition to Seal Insurance Fraud and Filing a False Police Report Result: Sealed Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Prior to hiring Hubbs Law, Client pled guilty to the charges of Insurance Fraud and Filing a False Police Report. Client came to Hubbs Law because wanted to clear her record. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to successfully petition the court to seal the charges and the Judge ordered that all records related to Client’s criminal case and arrest be sealed by the Miami-Dade County Clerk.
Charge: Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams in 2014. Client never appeared in court because he claimed he never received notice of a court date after moving shortly after the charge. A warrant was then issued for her arrest. Client contacted Hubbs Law set aside the bench warrant and represent him on the criminal charge of Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams. E.J. not only successfully got the warrant set aside without the need of Client making the long trip to Miami, but he was able to get his criminal charges dismissed after negotiating with the State.
Charge: Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams Result: Dismissed Date: February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams after an officer approached his vehicle and allegedly observed a bag of cannabis in plain view on the passenger’s side floorboard. Client contacted Hubbs Law and E.J. conducted a thorough consultation with Client wherein Client adamantly disputed the Officer’s recollection of the events. E.J. discovered possible defenses and motion issues in Client’s case. E.J. set the case for trial and ultimately the State nolle prossed the charge after realizing they were not prepared to proceed.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury Result: Dismissed Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged and arrested with leaving the scene of an accident with injury which is a 3rd degree felony. The allegation was that client was the driver in an accident with a motorcycle driver. Client allegedly fled the scene and witnessed obtained the license tag of the vehicle. Police went to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle where Client later showed up as the passenger in his vehicle. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. immediately contacted the prosecutor handling the filing decision in the case. Based on Client’s prior record, issues involved in the case, and payment of restitution to the victim, E.J. was able to negotiate with the State into filing a less serious charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, a second degree misdemeanor. In addition, E.J. was able to get Client into the Pretrial Diversion Program where the case was ultimately dismissed.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Dismissed Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Petit Theft in 2012. Client never appeared in court because she claimed she never received notice of a court date. A warrant was then issued for her arrest. Client need to set aside the bench warrant, in part, to help her in a child custody dispute. Client contacted Hubbs Law set aside the bench warrant and represent her on the criminal charge of petit theft. E.J. not only successfully got the warrant set aside, but he was able to get her criminal charges dismissed because the State was not ready to proceed on the day of trial.
Charge: Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked Result: Dismissed Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked (“DWLS”) in 2012 when he was on vacation. Client never appeared in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Client contacted Hubbs Law because he need the warrant set aside to get a license in his state of residence. E.J. not only successfully got the warrant set aside without Client needing to make the trip to Miami, but he convinced the prosecutor to nolle prosse the case on the same day.
Charge: Petition to Seal False Imprisonment, Obstruction of Justice, Battery, and Violation of Pretrial Release Conditions Result: Sealed Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: Prior to hiring Hubbs Law, Client pled guilty to the charges of False Imprisonment, Obstruction of Justice, Battery, and Violation of Pretrial Release Conditions. Client came to Hubbs Law because he was concerned that the criminal charges could affect his future employment. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to successfully petition the court to seal the charges and the Judge ordered that all records related to Client’s criminal case and arrest be sealed by the Miami-Dade County Clerk.
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Result: Dismissed Date: January 2018 and February 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on two different dates. On the first incident, employees at Client’s school allegedly observed Client and another student smoking cannabis in a stairwell. The school employee allegedly took possession of a pipe containing cannabis residue and called the police. Client was charged with one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On the second incident, a school employee conducted a search of Client’s room and allegedly found a pipe containing cannabis residue and a grinder. He called the police and Client was charged with two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. aggressively defended Client’s case by immediately setting the case for trial. At the trial on the first case, the State announced they were ready for trial. However, E.J. realized the State was missing the school employee witness that actually alleged that she witnessed Client with the paraphernalia. After informing the State of their problem, the State agreed to nolle prosse the case. Similarly, in the second case, the State also failed to bring the school employee that allegedly found the paraphernalia to trial. Accordingly, that case was also nolle prossed by the State.
Charge: Petition to Expunge Petit Theft Result: Expunged Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Petit Theft. E.J. previously represented client on these charges and was able to successfully get them dismissed. Client hired Hubbs Law again because she was concerned that the criminal charges would come up on a background check as she was seeking employment. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to successfully petition the court to expunge the charges and the Judge ordered that all records related to Client’s criminal case and arrest be destroyed.
Charge: Petition to Expunge Solicitation for Prostitution Result: Expunged Date: January 2018 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Solicitation of Prostitution over 10 years ago. He previously had the charges nolle prossed after successfully completing pretrial diversion. Client came to Hubbs Law because he was concerned that the criminal charges were coming up in background checks related to employment. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to successfully petition the court to expunge the charges and the Judge ordered that all records related to Client’s criminal case and arrest be destroyed.
Charge: Possession of THC Oil, Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Result: Dismissed Date: October 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of Client for allegedly having an obstructed tag. The officer stated to Client that he smelled the “odor of cannabis” and conducted a search of his vehicle. During the search, the officer allegedly found two bags of cannabis and paraphernalia on the floor of the Client’s vehicle. He also allegedly found a package of THC oil in Client’s trunk. After the arrest, Client hired Hubbs Law. E.J. informed Client that there was a possible motion to suppress on an illegal traffic stop because Client did not have an obstructed tag. E.J. had Client take a photo of his license plate and sent the photo to the intake prosecutor handling the case. Ultimately, E.J. was able to convince the prosecutor to not file charges based on the motion to suppress issue.
Charge: Criminal Trespassing and Disorderly Intoxication Result: Dismissed Date: September 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Intoxication. These charges involved an allegation that Client had refused to leave the Hard Rock Stadium after his ticket failed to scan at a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The allegation further stated that Client was intoxicated from alcohol and was cursing a nearby staff. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. prepared his client’s defense around the fact that he had a right to enter the stadium since all 9 of his friends were able to enter the stadium with their tickets. In addition, E.J. also was prepared to argue the State’s lack of evidence that 1) the officer was not authorized to trespass the Client from the stadium and 2) the Client did not cause a “public disturbance” as required for a disorderly intoxication charge. On the day of trial, the State was unprepared and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Domestic Violence Battery Result: Dismissed Date: August 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Domestic Violence Battery stemming from an allegation from his girlfriend that he pushed her several times in an elevator and a parking garage in their apartment complex. The wife also alleged the she fell down after being pushed and suffered several injuries. The police also alleged that the incident was captured on surveillance video. Prior to the Client’s arrest, the Client and his girlfriend reunited. However, the Client’s arrest resulted in a no contact order being placed on the Client. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs filed a motion to modify the no contact order so the Client and girlfriend could live together again. E.J. also request discovery from the State and prepared for trial. The State offered the Client a pretrial diversion program which would have resulted in the dismissal of his charges after completing 6 months of conditions that are similar to probation. Although, the State’s offer was good, E.J. advised his Client that he believe the State’s evidence was weak and Client decided to leave the case set for trial. On the day of trial, the State was unprepared and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Result: Dismissed Date: July 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage after another driver alleged he fled the scene of a crash. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs mentioned to client that he had several potential defenses including the possibility that he could not be identified as the driver of the vehicle in the accident. In addition, E.J. mentioned that there could be a motion to suppress his statements made to the officer because the officer did not “switch hats” from a traffic investigation to a criminal investigation nor did he read Miranda rights. E.J. advised his client to set the case for trial. On the day of trial, the State was not prepared and forced to nolle prosse the charges.
Charge: Domestic Violence Battery Result: Dismissed Date: July 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Domestic Violence Battery stemming from an allegation from his wife that he had slapped her after a verbal argument in their home. The wife also alleged the incident occurred in front of their daughter. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs immediately went to court while Client was in custody to obtain a bond. After being released from jail, DCF requested client attend an interview regarding custody of his daughter. E.J. Hubbs prepared his client for the interview with DCF and the DCF investigator allowed the child to remain in the client’s custody while he was on bond. While preparing for trial for the criminal case, E.J. sought discovery of all police reports, photographs, and a 911 call. After reviewing the photographs and the 911 call, the State Attorney’s Office decided to nolle prosse the case because they could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Charge: Driving While License, Suspended, Canceled or Revoked Result: Dismissed Date: July 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Prostitution while on vacation in Miami in 2014. Client hired Hubbs Law because she had a warrant for her arrest stemming from the 2014 charge for failure to appear to a court date. E.J. Hubbs was able to get the prosecutor to agree to set aside the bench warrant and allow her to complete a diversion program that will eventually result in the dismissal of the criminal charge.
Charge: Driving while license suspended, cancelled or revoked Result: Diversion Date: July 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Driving While License, Canceled, Suspended or Revoked in 2010 while on vacation in Miami. The client hired Hubbs Law because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a failure to appear in court. E.J. Hubbs was able to get the warrant set aside and the prosecutor to agree to drop the charge based on the Client’s ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.
Charge: Criminal Investigation into Public Assistance Fraud Result: No Criminal Charges Filed Date: June 2017 Court: Broward County Criminal Court
Details: Client was investigated for Public Assistance Fraud after the Department of Children and Families alleged that Client willfully misrepresented employment and income in a previous years application. DCF asked Client to come to an interview. Prior to attending the interview, Client hired Hubbs Law for representation. E.J. Hubbs attended the interview with Client and invoked Client’s 5th Amendment right to remain silent. E.J. also negotiated the payment of restitution with DCF to a small payment of a few hundred dollars. Most importantly, E.J. persuaded DCF not to submit the paperwork to the State Attorney’s Office for the filing of criminal charges.
Charge: Violation of Probation for Armed Burglary of a Dwelling Result: Reinstatement on Probation Date: June 2017 Court: Broward County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with violating probation by failing to report, a positive urinalysis for cocaine, and committing to new crimes. Client scored out to slightly below 4 years in prison at the bottom of the guidelines. Client’s family hired Hubbs Law. E.J. Hubbs was able to have Client evaluated and accepted into a residential drug treatment program. E.J. provided this mitigation to the State Attorney’s Office and was able to convince the prosecutor to allow Client to be reinstated on probation with the additional condition of completing a 6-month residential drug treatment program. Client was also able to keep his youthful offender status.
Charge: Violation of Probation – Carrying a Concealed Firearm Result: Probation Reinstated Date: May 2017 Court: Broward County Circuit Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with violating probation by failing to report, changing his residence without consent, and failure to pay costs. The underlying reason for Client’s violation was that he had been evicted from his home. E.J. Hubbs obtained a letter of eviction and text message from Client to his probation officer notifying her of the eviction. E.J. used this evidence to persuade the prosecutor to allow Client to be reinstated on probation with no additional sanctions.
Charge: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor Result: Dismissed Date: May 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Possession of Alcohol by a Minor after he was allegedly caught with a Four Loko in his bag at South Beach. E.J. Hubbs obtained the discovery from the State and set the case for a jury trial. E.J. informed Client that there could be a possible motion to suppress the search of the bag, however, on the day of trial, the State was unprepared and forced to nolle prosse the case.
Charge: Grand Theft (3rd Degree) and Contracting without a License Result: Plea Vacated/Charges Dismissed Date: May 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Criminal Court
Details: Client pled guilty in 2012 to one count of Grand Theft (3rd Degree) and Contracting without a License. In 2017, Client left the country to see his father in his home country. Upon his return to the United States, Immigration detained him and placed him in removal proceedings. Client’s family hired Hubbs Law for both the removal case and to attempt to vacate the underlying criminal conviction which Immigration was alleging made him deportable. E.J. filed a 3.850 motion to vacate plea on Client’s behalf and was able to persuade the prosecutor to concede to the motion. This resulted in Client’s charges being vacated. In addition, E.J. was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges on the same day.
Charge: No Valid Driver’s License Result: Dismissed Date: May 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with No Valid Driver’s License. He is a Legal Permanent Resident and was concerned about negative implications that a criminal conviction would have on his immigration status or a future filing for citizenship. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs obtained the discovery from the State and set the case for a jury trial. On the day of trial, the State was unprepared and forced to nolle prosse the case.
Charge: Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams Result: Dismissed Date: May 2017 Court: Broward County Criminal Court
Details: Client was pulled over in her driveway for a traffic infraction. According to the officer, he asked if the Client was in possession of any narcotics. The officer claimed the Client admitting to possessing cannabis in the purse of her vehicle and that Client consented to the search. Client retained Hubbs Law for representation. Client was very concerned about the charge because she was a legal permanent resident. She knew a criminal conviction for cannabis on her record could have a negative impact on her immigration status and her green card. Understanding that Client’s number one concern was obtaining a dismissal, E.J. aggressively began preparing a defense to Client’s case. He reviewed the reports with Client and used photos of the scene of the traffic stop to help him understand Client’s version of the story. E.J. concluded that there was an illegal traffic stop in this case and began preparing a motion to suppress. However, the State of Florida offered the Client the misdemeanor drug court program which resulted in no admission of guilt and the eventual dismissal of client’s charges. Client decided, based on the risk of losing the guaranteed dismissal from drug court, to forego filing the motion to suppress. Client successfully completed drug court and the charge was dismissed. Client remains a legal permanent resident in the United States.
Charge: Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams Result: Plea Vacated/Charge Dismissed Date: April 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client hired Hubbs Law for the purposes of attempting to vacate a 2014 Possession of Cannabis case from his record because the conviction was preventing him from obtaining Temporary Protected Status from the U.S. Government. E.J. filed a 3.850 motion to vacate plea arguing that client was not made aware of the potential immigration consequences by his prior attorney during his guilty plea. E.J. was able to persuade the prosecutor to concede to the motion and dismiss the charge on the same day. Client is now eligible to apply again for Temporary Protected Status.
Charge: Petition to Seal Records Result: Records Sealed Date: April 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was previously arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing. Client hired Hubbs Law and E.J. Hubbs was able to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving and the Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing dismissed. Client wanted to seal his records so that they would not be available on background checks while he searched for employment. E.J. filed all of the appropriate paperwork and the judge granted the motion to seal.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence Result: Diversion Date: April 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence after allegedly weaving within her lane. After the traffic stop, the police officer allegedly smelled the odor of alcohol on client’s breath. Client agreed to perform field sobriety exercises which were recorded on the officer’s body camera. Based on the client’s performance on her field sobriety exercises and the admission to drinking that night, the officer placed client under arrest. Client agreed to submit to a breath test where she blew slightly over the legal limit of .08. Client hired Hubbs Law and E.J. Hubbs obtained the discovery from the State Attorney’s Office including the citations, all police reports, and the body camera footage of the field sobriety exercises. E.J. informed client that the State’s case was very weak since she only slightly blew above a .08 and performed very well on the field sobriety exercises. However, after discussing the case with E.J., client decided to take a diversion program where the charges would eventually be reduced to Reckless Driving rather than risking a trial.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Case Dismissed Date: April 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with petit theft after allegedly removing jewelry from a department store and walking past all points of sale without paying for the property. Client hired Hubbs Law because Client was concerned about the criminal case and potential immigration issues arising out of a conviction for theft. E.J. starting working on the case by obtaining all discovery from the State Attorney’s Office. E.J. then met with the client and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the case. After conferring with Client, E.J. recommended that she leave the case set for trial. On the day of trial, the State was forced to nolle prosse the case based on a witness issue.
Charge: Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked w/ Knowledge Result: Plea Vacated/Reduced to DWLS without Knowledge Date: April 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was previously convicted of DWLS with knowledge. The Client was previously granted temporary protected status from the U.S. Government based on the conditions of his home country. The plea to this criminal charge hurt Client’s immigration status because an individual is ineligible for temporary protected status with 2 or more prior misdemeanor convictions. Client was unaware of this at the time of the plea. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs filed a motion to vacate the plea in this case arguing that his Client did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter his plea since he was not fully advised of the immigration consequences. The State agreed, stipulated to vacate the plea, and reduced the charge to DWLS without knowledge which is a civil infraction that will not affect Client’s immigration status.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Result: No Criminal Charges Filed Date: March 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was investigated for Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage after police believed the Client was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a crash that left the scene of an accident. The detective requested Client come in for an interview. Prior to the interview, Client hired Hubbs Law. E.J. Hubbs went to the interview with Client and politely informed the detective that Client was invoking his 5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent. The Detective then filed charges for Careless Driving, a civil infraction, rather than charging him with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, a criminal charge.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Result: No Criminal Charges Filed Date: March 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client allegedly involved in an accident where he hit a fence with a vehicle belonging to a government agency. Even though there were no witnesses to the crash, police believed that Client was the driver because he was the registered owner of the vehicle. Client retained Hubbs Law for the criminal investigation. E.J. Hubbs reached out to the detective handling the case. E.J. was able to persuade the detective not to file charges in exchange for client paying restitution to the victim.
Charge: Organized Fraud ($20,000-$50,000), Grand Theft ($20,000-$100,000) Result: Dismissed Date: March 2017 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client previously entered a plea of guilty to the above charges through another attorney. Client was denied citizenship based on these convictions because the Organized Fraud charge is considered an aggravated felony. Client hired Hubbs Law and E.J. filed a motion to vacate the two underlying convictions arguing that his Client did not knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently enter her plea, since she was not advised that it would result in her mandatory deportation from the United States. E.J. was able to persuade the prosecutor to agree to the motion. After the motion was granted, the prosecutor agreed to drop all charges. The Client is now not deportable and immediately eligible to apply for citizenship.
Charge: Aggravated Stalking and Criminal Mischief under $200 Result: Diversion Date: February 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Criminal Court
Details: Client was previously arrested for Aggravated Stalking and Criminal Mischief after police believed that she had vandalized the alleged victim’s vehicle. Police also believed Client had harassed the alleged victim by making extensive communication with the alleged victim by phone and text. They believed one of the communications contained a “credible threat” and charged Client with Aggravated Stalking. After starting on the case, E.J. obtained all communications allegedly made between Client and the alleged victim and all police reports. After reviewing the discovery, E.J. was able to receive an offer of the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) which will ultimately result in a dismissal of the charges and no admission of guilt.
Charge: Permanent Injunction for Protection Against Stalking Violence Result: Temporary Injunction Extended 12 Months Date: February 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court
Details: Client filed a pro se petition against stalking violence against the Respondent in the case. Prior to the permanent injunction hearing, Client hired Hubbs Law for representation at the hearing. E.J. Hubbs obtained all of the communications between Client and Respondent relating to the Stalking. E.J. discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the case and whether Client would be able to prove that stalking had occurred. Ultimately, Client reached an agreement with the Respondent where they would extend the temporary injunction 12 months to expire if no contact was made.
Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Result: No Criminal Charges Filed Date: February 2017 Court: Miami-Dade County Criminal Court
Details: Client was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage after police alleged that she hit a parked vehicle and left the scene of an accident. Police alleged that she drove to her house after the accident. Client was cited with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and Careless Driving. Only the Careless Driving charge, a civil infraction, was filed and E.J. Hubbs was able to get the ticket dismissed based on a defective citation.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence (Over .15 BAC) Result: Not Guilty Verdict Date: February 2017 Court: Hillsborough County Court
Details: Client was charged with driving under the influence after the officer conducted a traffic stop for allegedly going the wrong way down a one-way road. The police officer stated that he immediately noticed Client had “bloodshot, glassy eyes, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage”. The police officer also alleged that Client stated that she had “one glass” of wine. Upon further questioning, the police officer stated the Client stated she had “half a bottle” of wine. Based on this information, the police officer asked the Client to perform field sobriety exercises. The officer believed that the Client was impaired based on her performance on the field sobriety exercises. The officer then asked the Client to perform a breath test where the client allegedly blew a .162/.156 BAC. Client was always adamant that she was not impaired and there was no way her breath alcohol level was over twice the legal limit.Client demanded a jury trial. E.J. diligently prepared the case for trial by reviewing all the evidence including the police report, video, and breath test records for the past year. At trial, E.J. was able to convince the jury that the State of Florida had insufficient evidence to prove that she was “under the influence of alcohol” based on her excellent performance on field sobriety exercises, problems with the breath test, and Client’s expert’s testimony that her breath alcohol level was under .08 at the time of driving. The jury unanimously found her not guilty.
Charge: Burglary of a Dwelling Result: Below Guidelines Sentence Date: February 2017 Court: Palm Beach County Circuit Court
Details: Client was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling for allegedly entering the victim’s home and removing jewelry. Police found a palm print that matched the Client inside the victim’s home. Based on the level of offense, and Client’s prior criminal record, he scored a bottom of the guidelines sentence of 24.225 months Florida State Prison. E.J. reviewed all of the State’s evidence in the case with the client, including the police report, his recorded statement, and the victim’s recorded statement. Client and E.J. formulated a defense to the crime as they prepared for court. At court, E.J. was able to persuade the Judge, over the State’s objection, to offer his Client a below-guidelines sentence of 42 days in the county jail, followed by approximately 4 months of house arrest, and 3 years of probation. Client decided to take the Judge’s offer rather than risk losing at trial.
Charge: Possession of Alcohol by Minor Result: Case Dismissed Date: January 2017 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged will Possession of Alcohol by a Minor after allegedly possessing a beer during a tailgate at a football game. Client hired Hubbs Law to represent her. Client stressed the importance of keeping her record clean since she had no prior record and had her whole life ahead of her. E.J. aggressively defended the case and reviewed all discovery provided by the State. Prior to trial, the Client and E.J. discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the case, the plea offer from the State, and decided to leave the case set for trial. On the day of trial, the State was unprepared and was forced to nolle prosse the charge which allowed Client to keep her clean record.
Charge: Violation of Probation Result: Violation of Probation Dismissed/Probation Terminated Date: January 2017 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with violation of probation for a DUI case in which he allegedly failed to complete certain conditions. Client hired Hubbs Law. It was important for Client for E.J. to handle the case without him being present because he lived outside of the county. E.J. was able to show proof of compliance of all conditions of probation and the State agreed to dismiss the VOP and terminate probation without Client attending court.
Charge: Injunction for Protection Against Stalking Violence Result: Injunction Dismissed Date: December 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was involved in a business relationship where he invested money in the Petitioner’s business. Contrary to their agreement, Petitioner failed to give Client profits from the business. Petitioner began to avoid communicating with Client as Client was trying to get his money. Petitioner then went a step further and sought the underlying injunction against Client to avoid contact. The Court initially granted a temporary injunction and the case was set for a permanent injunction hearing. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. reviewed the content of the temporary injunction and believed that the Petitioner’s statements did not rise the level of “stalking” under Florida law. At the permanent injunction hearing, E.J. made a motion to dismiss which was granted by the Court.
Charge: Permanent Injunction Against Stalking Violence Result: Permanent Injunction Granted Date: November 2016 Court: Miami Dade Circuit Court
Details: Client wanted to file a permanent injunction against stalking violence after being constantly harassed by an old friend. Client had been repeatedly called and texted by the individual despite repeated requests for the person to stop the contact. Client had been sent several inappropriate texts that caused him substantial emotional distress to the point that he filed a police report. After reviewing the evidence the Judge granted client's petition for a permanent injunction against stalking violence.
Charge: Public Assistance Fraud Result: Diversion Date: September 2016 Court: Miami Dade Circuit Court
Details: Client was charged with Public Assistance Fraud. The allegation was that Client knowingly withheld earned employment income from the Department of Children and Families in applying for food stamp assistance and Medicaid. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs was able to immediately speak to the intake prosecutor about agreeing to an ROR bond so that Client would not need to spend a night in jail. In addition, E.J. was very quickly able to negotiate Client’s entry into the pretrial intervention program where Client would have charges dismissed after payment of restitution.
Charge: Felony Petit Theft Result: Reduced to the lesser included offense of Disorderly Conduct Date: August 2016 Court: Hillsborough County Court
Details: Client was charged with Felony Petit Theft after allegedly stealing property from Publix. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. successfully persuaded the State Attorney’s Office to file the charge as a misdemeanor, rather than a felony. E.J. thoroughly investigated the case including obtaining all of the evidence from the State and taking photos of Publix’s detailed video camera system which was not used to record Client’s conduct. E.J. set the case for trial. After the State discovered an identification issue of Client, E.J. was able to successfully negotiate a plea to Disorderly Conduct which was more advantageous for Client’s immigration status.
Charge: Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked Result: Dismissed Date: July 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked and Careless Driving. The allegation was that Client caused an accident by rear ending another vehicle on 95 during heavy traffic. After law enforcement responded to the scene, they ran Client’s license and discovered it was suspended for a prior breath test refusal. Client was unaware that his license was still suspended because the DUI case was previously dismissed. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. set the case for trial. On the day of trial, even though all the witnesses were present, the State agreed to drop the charges because the client did not have knowledge his license was suspended.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Dismissed Date: July 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested for petit theft at J.C. Penny’s. The State of Florida alleged that Client entered a dressing room, concealed merchandise on her person, and exited the store without paying. After bonding out of jail, Client called Hubbs Law. She was very concerned because this was her third charge of Petit Theft. After filing his notice of appearance, the State offered Client an adjudication of guilt, no jail time, and no probation. E.J. advised Client of the offer but encouraged her to consider pushing the case to trial because a second conviction for petit theft could result in future felony charges in the event the Client was arrested for the same crime again. Client pushed the case to trial. On the day of trial, the State dropped the charges.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence Result: Dismissed Date: June 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Client was stopped after allegedly weaving outside of his lane and almost hitting a fence. Client refused the breath test. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. requested discovery from the State and discovered that there was no video of the field sobriety exercises. E.J. pushed the State to trial and the case was dismissed by the State on the day of trial because they were unprepared.
Charge: Reckless Driving Result: Reduced to Careless Driving Date: May 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving. According to the police officer, Client was speeding (81 mph in a 45 mph), weaving within his lane, and passed several vehicles without using his turn signal. Client decided to hire Hubbs Law. On the first court date, the State Attorney’s Office refused to allow the Client to plea to anything other than Reckless Driving and probation. Understanding the importance of keeping his Client’s criminal record clean, E.J. advised his Client to allow him to prepare the case for trial. E.J. drove the highway where the Client was pulled over and got his Client’s side of the story. E.J. learned that his Client never endangered another person or property with his driving. On the day of trial, after E.J. and his Client announced ready for trial, the State agreed to reduce the charge from Reckless Driving to Careless Driving which is a non-criminal offense. This allowed E.J.’s Client to keep his criminal record clean.
Charge: Permanent Injunction for Domestic Violence Result: Dismissed Date: May 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client married a woman from another country. After living with Client in the United States for about a month, she left him suddenly. Client was later shocked to discover that his wife had made allegations that he raped her and filed for an injunction against domestic violence. Client sought representation from Hubbs Law for both the criminal investigation and the injunction. E.J. Hubbs worked quickly and contacted the Detective handling the criminal investigation. The Detective assured E.J. that the police had closed their investigations and charges would not be filed. E.J. obtained the police report and close out memorandum from the State Attorney’s Office and prepared Client’s case for the injunction hearing. E.J. discovered that the Client’s wife had filed for a U-visa, an immigration benefit available to persons who are victims of crimes. E.J. saw this as the possible motive behind the obvious false allegations that the woman had made against his Client. E.J. had her served for a deposition at his office. However, prior to the deposition, the Client’s wife decided to voluntarily dismiss her injunction rather than attend the deposition.
Charge: Battery Result: Dismissed Date: May 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested and charged with battery. The police alleged that Client scratched and spit on the other person. The Client adamantly denied these allegations. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. Hubbs obtained the discovery in the case including the police report. First, E.J. was able to get the no contact order lifted. Second, E.J. filed a motion to suppress after observing in the police report that police had violated his Client’s rights by failing to read Miranda warnings prior to questioning. At the motion to suppress hearing, the State Attorney’s Office decided to nolle prosse the charges rather than challenge the motion to suppress. Client was very happy with the result.
Charge: Battery Result: Dismissed Date: April 2016 Court: Miami Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested and charged with two counts of Battery for allegedly putting his daughter’s boyfriend in a “headlock” after he refused to leave the Client’s house. Client was charged with a second count of battery for allegedly pushing his daughter to the ground during the incident. Client hired Hubbs Law prior to charges being formally filed. E.J. Hubbs acted quickly and was able to speak to the prosecutor prior to the filing decision. E.J. was able to convince the prosecutor that the case was weak based on the fact that client was legally justified to use reasonable force to remove the boyfriend from his property after he refused to leave. The State Attorney’s Office decided to nolle prosse the charges.
Charge: Workers Compensation Fraud Result: Diversion Date: March 2016 Court: Palm Beach County Circuit Court
Details: Client was arrested and charged with Workers Compensation Fraud, a third degree felony The Police accused him of knowingly failing to obtain workers compensation insurance. The client was adamant that he did not know that he was required to have the insurance for his corporation. E.J. believed his client and went to court to fight for his defense. After receiving the discovery from the prosecutor in the case, E.J. argued his defense to the prosecutor and was able to obtain permission to enter the pretrial intervention program which could ultimately lead to a dismissal of the charges. In addition, even though Palm Beach County typically requires an admission of guilt to enter the pretrial intervention program, E.J. was able to get this requirement waived.
Charge: DUI (1st) Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving Date: March 2016 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested DUI and hired Hubbs Law. The police officers claimed that Client had been drinking and caused an accident even though he had been at work all night and was driving home to see his family. After being retained on the case, E.J. Hubbs reviewed the police report with his client. The Client informed him that there could be video in this case from a nearby surveillance store. E.J. and his investigator went to the scene of the accident. After a through investigation, they determined that any potential video in the case had been destroyed because too much time had elapsed. However, E.J. was able to obtain pictures of the video cameras in the case to show that the police failed to preserve the evidence on the night of the accident. E.J. and his client determined that it was in his best interest to go to trial in this case. On the day of trial, due to their weak case, the State reduced the charges to reckless driving with only 3 months of probation.
Charge: Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance Result: Reduced to Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass Date: March 2016 Court: Hillsborough County Court
Details: Client was arrested for two counts of Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance for allegedly entering a vehicle and removing property. Client hired Hubbs Law before charges were even filed. E.J. Hubbs immediately contacted the prosecutor handling the case and was able to persuade her to file the reduced charges of two counts of misdemeanor criminal trespass. After reviewing the police report and other evidence with Client, E.J. Hubbs was then able to negotiate a plea of no contest in exchange for a withhold of adjudication. This prevented client from having a conviction on his record.
Charge: Public Assistance Fraud Result: Diversion Date: March 2016 Court: Miami Dade Circuit Court
Details: Client was arrested for Public Assistance Fraud. She was accused of intentionally withholding income from her second job in order to receive illegal public benefits. She decided to hire Hubbs Law. E.J. Hubbs immediately reviewed the State’s evidence which consisted of over 600 pages. E.J filed a motion to dismiss based on a violation of his client’s due process rights. Although the motion was never heard, it persuaded the prosecutor to offer E.J.’s client the Pretrial Diversion Program. E.J. also successfully negotiated a reduction in his client’s restitution requirement for PTI by more than $5,000. Client was thrilled that she saved money and will not have a felony conviction on her record.
Charge: Driving While License Suspended, Cancelled, or Revoked Result: Plea Withdrawn, HTO Status Removed Date: January 2016 Court: Palm Beach County Court
Details: Client was previously convicted for two separate Driving While License Suspended, Cancelled, or Revoked, or DWLS, charges. Client was then charged with DWLS in Palm Beach County. Client decided to pay the ticket without consulting an attorney. This resulted in an adjudication for her third DWLS charge. She was classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender and her license was suspended for 5 years. She hired Hubbs Law to assist her in removing the license suspension. E.J. Hubbs was able to file a motion to vacate her prior DWLS conviction and negotiate a plea of no contest to a withhold of adjudication. Because she received a withheld of adjudication, Client’s HTO status was removed and she was able to reinstate her license. This allowed her to drive again which was essential for her employment and children.
Charge: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Result: Expunged Date: January 2016 Court: Miami Dade Circuit Court
Details: Client was arrested in 2003 for Aggravated Assault. Although client’s charges were ultimately dismissed by State Attorney’s Office, the arrest was still present on client’s permanent record. Client was concerned that this charge on her record could potentially impair her ability to obtain future employment and hired Hubbs Law, P.A. E.J. Hubbs took the case and was able to file a petition with the court to expunge her records which was granted by the judge. Client was very happy with the outcome which resulted in the destruction of all records pertaining to her arrest and criminal case for Aggravated Assault. Now, she can safely apply for a job without any fear that a background check will reveal this arrest.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Dismissed Date: December 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with petit theft. Client was concerned with the charges effecting her eligibility to enter the military. After reviewing the State’s discovery, E.J. advised his client to set the case for trial. On the day of trial, the State was not prepared to proceed and the case was dismissed. Client was very happy that she could still apply to serve in the military.
Charge: Petit Theft Result: Dismissed Date: November 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with her second petit theft and was very concerned about both her criminal and immigration issues. E.J. handled both the criminal and immigration case. After reviewing the State’s discovery, E.J. advised his client to set the case for trial. On the day of trial, the State was not prepared to proceed and the case was dismissed. In addition, E.J.’s client did not experience any immigration issues as a result of the arrest
Charge: Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended, or Revoked Result: Plea Withdrawn, Reduced to No Valid Driver’s License Date: October 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client previously pled guilty to his 3rd DWLS charge. After his plea, client was labeled a “Habitual Traffic Offender” and his license was suspended for 5 years. E.J. was able to get his client’s prior plea withdrawn and get the charges reduced to No Valid Driver’s License. This resulted in the removal of the client’s Habitual Traffic Offender status and his license was reinstated.
Charge: Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended, or Revoked Result: Dismissed Date: October 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client hired Hubbs Law after he had an outstanding warrant for Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended, or Revoked. He was living out of state and it was very important to him to have the warrant removed so that he could get his license reinstated. Not only was E.J. able to have the warrant withdrawn, but he was able to have the case dismissed as well!
Charge: Resisting Arrest Without Violence Result: Dismissed Date: September 2015 Court: Broward County Court
Details: Client was arrested for Resisting Arrest Without Violence and faced up to a year in jail. After getting his client’s side of the story and reviewing the State’s discovery in the case, E.J. advised his client that the State had a weak case. E.J. advised his client that his best option was to go to trial. E.J. spent months preparing the case. He went to the scene of the crime, took pictures, discovered that a video of the incident had been destroyed, and obtained records of an internal affairs investigation into the officer’s conduct. E.J. also spent an entire day taking his star witness to the scene of the crime and preparing her testimony. On the day of trial, the State dismissed the charges after realizing the weaknesses in their case.
Charge: DUI 1st Offense Result: Diversion Program Date: September 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was charged with his 1st DUI and hired Hubbs Law. E.J. meticulously investigated the case. He read the police reports, interviewed his client, and went to the location of the traffic stop to observe where his client performed field sobriety exercises. After conducting his investigation, E.J. and his client began to prepare a defense as the case was set for trial. Prior to trial, the State offered to allow the client to enter into a diversion program where the charges will eventually be dismissed. Client decided to accept the State’s offer rather than risk going to trial.
Charge: 2nd DUI Within 5 years Result: Reduced to Reckless Driving Date: July 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested for his second DUI within 5 years and faced up to 364 days in jail with a minimum mandatory 10 days in jail. The initial offer from the State was 120 days in jail. E.J. advised his client to refuse the offer and proceeded to work the case. E.J. spoke to his client, reviewed the officer’s reports, and went to the scene of the crime to take pictures. After his review, E.J. filed three motions including two motions to suppress evidence. On the day of trial, after reviewing E.J.’s motions, the State agreed to reduce the DUI to reckless driving with NO JAIL TIME!
Charge: 2nd DUI outside of 5 years Result: Dismissed Date: July 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was arrested for his 2nd DUI outside of 5 years after allegedly being involved in a traffic accident and blowing a .173. E.J. agreed to handle both the client’s criminal case and DMV license suspension case as well. After going to the DMV hearing and cross examining the officer, E.J. advised his client to set the criminal case for trial. On the day of trial, E.J. discovered that the State had a witness identification problem because they did not have anyone that could testify that his client was driving a vehicle. E.J. used this information to force the State to dismiss the charges on this case despite the high blow.
Charge: Felony Possession of Cannabis Result: Dismissed Date: June 2015 Court: Hillsborough County Circuit Court
Details: Client had previously pled guilty to Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams. He received 18 months probation. After realizing that the drug conviction would cause him immigration problems, he hired E.J. Hubbs. E.J. was able to withdraw the prior plea of guilty and enter his client into a pretrial diversion program. After client successfully completed the pretrial diversion program, E.J. got both his criminal and immigration case dismissed. His client was able to keep his criminal record clean and keep his green card.
Charge: Possession of Cocaine Result: Dismissed Date: May 2015 Court: Miami-Dade Circuit Court
Details: Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine after cocaine was allegedly found inside his vehicle after being searched by police. After being arrested, client hired Hubbs Law. E.J. was able to successfully persuade the State not to file charges based on the weak evidence the State had against his client. Ultimately, the charges were dropped before the client even needed to go to court.
Charge: Grand Theft ($300-$5000) Result: Reduced to Petit Theft ($100-$300) Date: January 2015 Court: Miami-Dade County Court
Details: Client was going to be charged with Grand Theft ($300-$5000), a third degree felony. Client hired E.J. after being questioned by a detective. Prior to being charged with the crime, E.J. was able to talk to the prosecutor making the filing decision and obtain a copy of the detective’s interview with his client. Despite E.J.’s client confessing to a felony on a recorded interview, E.J. was able to negotiate the charges down to a misdemeanor charge with a withhold of adjudication. In addition, E.J. was able to negotiate a surrender of his client to the court so that he would not be arrested and need to post bond. Client received probation and did not spend one day in jail.

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