Police departments across the United States work day in and day out, 24 hours a day, to ensure the streets are safe for citizens to walk on. They take no vacations and holidays mean nothing to violent criminals, but police precincts can not do it all on their own. In recent years Crime Stoppers, an initiative launched nation wide to bring tips to cold or difficult cases, has helped police bring a conclusion to many cases, and to take violent criminals, drugs and stolen property off the streets. This year, in 2013, the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, was named the most productive Crime Stoppers in the South East.

According to a recent report, the South West Florida Crime Stoppers, has brought a conclusion to more cases and removed more drugs and stolen property off the streets than any other Crime Stoppers district in the Southeastern United States. The organization is responsible for tips that led to 732 arrests. An additional 1,600 cases were cleared, and over $1 million in drugs and stolen property were taken off the street.

The organization paid out over $150,000 in rewards for information that led to the arrest or conclusion of those cases. The organization in the Southwest Florida area is being praised for its efficient and innovative management. A mailing campaign, which listed all murders in the Fort Myers area and a plea for information leading to the resolution of the crimes, is being considered one of the imitative that made the campaign so successful this year.

The public is being hailed as heroes, as without public participation and citizens calling in tips and information, success of the program would be minimal. Each year, across the county, thousands of criminals are arrested, cases closed, and drugs seized thanks to Crimestopper organizations and imitativeness.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Recent Personal
Injury Settlements

$125,000

Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

Car Accident

$300,000

Government Liability Case

$100,000

Back Injury

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