Gary Schwartz with the Umansky Law Firm was successful in having a client found not guilty of trafficking in Oxycodone, despite a video taped confession. The client was a young man who had been seriously injured in a car accident, which herniated two of his discs. After the accident, he was treated by a physician who prescribed him Oxycodone. As the client continued treating his injury, he found that it took more and more of the drug to stop the pain. He began to take more of the drug than he was prescribed because of his growing tolerance.  He also found that if he did not continue to increase the dosage of the drug, he would become physically ill as a result of withdrawals. He became involved in the subculture of the pill while addicted, associating with other addicts who trade their prescriptions among each other as their supply dwindles. During this time, he met a young man whom he befriended, and with whom he would exchange these pills. That individual decided that he would go to work for the police ratting out his friends.

He repeatedly called the client, pressuring him to meet with an undercover agent to buy 100 pills, a trafficking amount carrying a minimum of three years prison, even for a person with no prior criminal history. The client repeatedly told the snitch he was not interested, but ultimately succumbed to the constant pressure of his "friend". He was arrested paying $700 in cash to an undercover officer who handed him the 10 pills and then ordered the client to be taken down prior to leaving the agent's car. Under cross-examination the agent admitted that there was no monitoring of the snitch at all during his conversations with the client, and that he had no idea what persuasion, threats or intimidation that snitch had used to get the client to agree to meet with the agent. Mr. Schwartz was able to convince the jury that the client had been entrapped by improper police conduct, utilizing a snitch without sufficient safeguards to ensure that he was not inducing someone to commit a crime he never would have committed on his own. Instead of three years mandatory prison, with the possibility of thirty years of prison, the client left the trial a free man.

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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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Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

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