Second Chance Partners

Attorney William Umansky of The Umansky Law Firm started The Second Chance of Florida Foundation in 2011 to help academically-driven students bridge the gap between their high school graduation and a college experience. As part of his law practice, Mr. Umansky represents juveniles from all walks of life who face many different struggles. Throughout the years, he saw a need to support students who were doing well in school but did not have the financial means to attend institutions of higher learning. He founded the Second Chance Foundation to provide driven students the opportunity to reach their potential.

Education is the Antidote to Poverty

A high rate of Orlando residents lives in poverty. As the city’s popularity grows, so too does the cost of living. It’s becoming increasingly challenging to be self-sustaining with a high school education alone. A college education is out of reach for many eager students, but it is vital to fighting unemployment and breaking the cycle of poverty. Those with a college degree reduces their chances of being unemployed by 50%.

Giving determined students the means to continue their education is a way The Second Chance of Florida Foundation helps to fight poverty in the community. Mr. Umansky uses the resources of his business, The Umansky Law Firm, to help the Foundation raise money for scholarships, throw events for the scholarship winners, and to promote the Foundation throughout Orlando and Central Florida.  As a result, we have been able to provide many young driven students a second chance to advance their education.

Over the years, we have realized that many children suffer the consequences of their parents’ mistakes. When a parent becomes entangled in the criminal justice system, it carries a heavy toll for a child. A parent’s incarceration carries a significant impact on a child’s future, and greatly reduces the child’s chance at receiving higher education. Through the Second Chance of Florida Foundation, we provide funding for college tuition and book scholarships for students who demonstrate academic excellence. In this way, we hope to provide families a means to escape poverty so that they can thrive in their communities.

Read up on our 2017 scholarship winners to see how the Second Chance Foundation is having a tangible and positive influence in our community. To apply for the scholarship, click here.

Contact us for more information on how to become involved in the movement. There are many ways you can volunteer to help us raise awareness and funds for our cause!

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

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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$200,000

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$150,000

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$275,000

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$100,000

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