Florida Tampering With a Witness Charges

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Have you been charged with tampering with evidence or tampering with a witness?

Give us a call immediately at (407)228-3838 for a free case review with one of our experienced attorneys. Getting charged with this crime can be very serious, and those who don’t choose a private attorney may be gambling with time from their lives.

Tampering with a witness in Florida means that a person is accused of threatening or being violent toward a person who is a witness or an informant. Whether or not the threat is carried out doesn’t impact the charge. In the United States, if the attack is violent the defendant could end up spending twenty years in jail. Getting an attorney can keep the accused from having to do this.

Recent Case Result

Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

The Umansky Law Firm represented a client in Osceola County accused of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. The minimum mandatory sentence for this alleged offense is 20 years in prison. The allegation was that our client shot a firearm towards the alleged victim – therefore Florida’s “10/20/Life” sentencing provisions applied. We contacted the alleged victim, who stated she did not want to prosecute. We prepared an affidavit from the alleged victim to the prosecutor stating her desire to have the charges dropped. On the day of trial, we were successful in getting the charges dropped against our client after the prosecutor dismissed the charges!

In Florida, the amount of time a person could serve depends on what kind of charge the witness was testifying at, the more serious the charge the more time spent. If a witness in a murder trial is being threatened, the person who does so could face very serious time. Generally, this is at least going to be a felony. However, if the crime was only a misdemeanor, then the amount of time served would be somewhat less. Even things that the police deem were trying to mislead them or say something that is misleading, they may add other charges. Those who have been charged with as well need to get good legal help. A criminal defense lawyer can help defendants to avoid spending time in jail over this charge.

A lawyer in Florida will inform those who have been charged with this crime that they should immediately stop contacting any of the witnesses and all involved with the case. It is best not to tell the police anything, as trying to clear up these problems alone will likely make the situation worse. The police may use any statements that are made to them to help convict the person. A lawyer may be able to find a reason that the defendant really needed to talk to the witness, or make it hard to prove that the witness was actually talked with. This is a serious charge, so going without a lawyer could end poorly.

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Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

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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


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Not Guilty

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Case 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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