Criminal Case Results

This section contains information regarding cases handled by attorney Rusty Shepard. The Florida Bar requires you be advised; (1) t he facts and circumstances of your case may differ from circumstances in the case results provided; (2) the results for all cases handled by the attorney are not provided; (3) every case is different, and each client's case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.


STATE V. DOE (2013) - VIOLATION OF PROBATION

Client NOT CONVICTED

ALLEGATION: Client violated probation for a second time by failing to report ("absconding"), committing a new crime of Battery, not completing DUI school and failing to complete court ordered community service hours. Client was on probation for Burglary of a Business, Criminal Mischief and Petit Theft and faced the possibility of 15 years prison.

RESULT: Client’s probation terminated. Further, client NOT CONVICTED (meaning the client is not a convicted felon).

STATE V. DOE (2012) - VIOLATION OF PROBATION/OBTAINING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY FRAUD

client NOT CONVICTED

ALLEGATION: Client violated probation by failing to report ("absconding") and committing a new felony of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Forgery. Client was on probation for 7 counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, 6 counts of Forgery, and 6 counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification. Client faced the possibility of more than 35 years prison.

RESULT: Client’s probation reinstated. Further, client NOT CONVICTED (meaning the client is not a convicted felon).

STATE V. DOE – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM (2012)

NO CHARGES WERE FILED

ALLEGATION: Client arrested for drive-by shooting and was facing the possibility of a minimum mandatory 15 year prison sentence under Florida's 10-20-Life Law.

RESULT: After consulting with with prosecutors and law enforcement NO CHARGES WERE FILED .

STATE V. DOE (2010) – DUI MANSLAUGHTER/VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Client entered negotiated plea

ALLEGATION: Client charged with DUI Manslaughter. Client faced up to 15 years prison and a permanent loss of his drivers' license.

RESULT: Client entered negotiated plea to probation and is eligible to drive with a hardship license.

STATE V. DOE (2009) – SEXUAL BATTERY

Client NOT CONVICTED of any criminal offense

ALLEGATION: Client who holds a professional certification and license with the State of Florida was accused of Sexual Battery with the possibility of 15 years prison and mandatory "Sexual Offender" designation. Arrest was reported in the Panama City News Herald.

RESULT: Charge reduced without consent of victim to simple battery (misdemeanor). Client NOT CONVICTED of any criminal offense and not designated a Sexual Offender. Client able to return to work without loss of professional certification and license. Arrest and criminal charge were subsequently expunged.

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