Recently, Attorney Chris Kaigle with The Umansky Law Firm represented a gentleman who was charged with exploitation of elderly and grand theft. The charge comes from a relationship that he had with an 87 year old woman who lived in veterans affairs. He had known her for about two years, and they struck up a friendship. Every day he brought her food, took her to the day room, and participated in activities with her. Although she was elderly, there was no indication whatsoever that she either wasn't in her right mind or wasn't competent in any way. This woman hardly had a family, and no relatives or friends visited her in over a year. This woman was actually a captain in the Air Force and had been through three wars. She was a captain in WW2, she served time in Korea, and she also did time in Vietnam. She was the head nurse of her unit, and she had extremely interesting stories, especially since she served during a time when, in the military, women were not as accepted as they are today.

Over the course of the two years, he met with her every day, they carried on conversations, and they became very, very good friends. There seemed to be nothing suspicious whatsoever. The woman was also fairly well to do and had some substantial resources. Near the end of her life, and without much family, she began to give sums of money to friends, local fire departments, and various charities and organizations around central Florida. Three times she gave him a little bit of money. Nothing ever ended up happening with that. He cashed the checks, they were never an issue.

Two years later, a distant relative found out about these transactions. Concerned about his possible inheritance, he then contacted the State attorney's office and charges were filed against the client. They alleged that over the two years that he had known this woman, he had exploited her and essentially forced her into giving him money. This was completely not true. The case went on for over another year and a half. Various depositions were done; Mr. Kaigle did depositions of her medical doctors, he subpoenaed her medical records - over 1,000 pages of medical records had to be gone through. The case was set for trial at various times but for one reason or another was delayed. The case changed hands of the prosecutor's office, with four different prosecutors being appointed. Ultimately, when the last prosecutor got appointed Mr. Kaigle once again got on the phone and tried to convince her there was no crime committed, and that the client had done nothing wrong. Finally, Attorney Chris Kaigle got a prosecutor who agreed with us and ultimately dropped the charges over a year and a half later.

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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


Charges Dropped

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

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


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


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


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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