Lindsey Gergely recently had a client that came to The Umansky Law Firm that was charged with carrying a concealed firearm inside of a place where he shouldn't have had a firearm. Even if you have a concealed weapons permit, which the client did in this case, there are still some places where you're restricted from taking that firearm. In this case, the client was dealing with the airport - this is unfortunately one of the places that you cannot take a firearm, even with a concealed weapons permit. The client had unknowingly left a firearm in a bag that he was carrying onto the plane when he went into Orlando International Airport. Once he went to security, TSA, of course, noticed that there was a firearm in his bag and he was subsequently arrested. After that, the client came to visit Ms. Gergely and presented a defense saying basically that he had contacted family members, including his mom, while he was on his way and at the airport, saying he couldn't remember, but he thought that he in fact had left the gun out in his house.

He actually tried to be responsible by calling his family members notifying them that the gun may have been left out. He found out soon enough that he actually had left it in a bag that he was taking to the airport. These family members wrote sworn statements and we were actually able to provide phone records, as well as statutory legal research at the State Attorney's office to show that the client's defense was how it actually happened and we were able to show through research that the client didn't know he had the gun. Through the affidavit and information Ms. Gergely provided to the prosecutor, she was able to convince the prosecutor that he in fact did not know that he had a gun in his bag. Therefore, after Ms. Gergely showed the State all of this information, as well as that the client was an outstanding citizen and that he was a member of the military, and that he had served in several wars and was a veteran, the State decided to drop the charges.

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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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.

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No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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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

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Nolle Prosequi

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Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Charges Dropped

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Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

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Dismissed

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Not Guilty

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Case Dropped

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Granted

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Charges dropped

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Charges dropped

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Charges dropped

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Reduced to Reckless Driving

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Case Dismissed

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