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The Hoffman Firm Case Victories

At The Hoffman Firm we take great pride in our success and case victories. For your review we have listed a sampling of our most recent victories in court. While every case is different, the same issues continually rear up. Maybe the facts below are the same as those that you encountered. This page is continually updated.

Recent Case Victories:


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DRIVING UNDER THE INCLUENCE (DUI) CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client arrested for DUI, speeding and failing to maintain single lane.
Results: After conducting discovery and taking depositions we went to a jury trial and after 20 minutes the jury returned a NOT Guilty verdict.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Mr. Hoffman's client was arrested for his second DUI (driving under the influence) in one year. The police stopped the defendant for leaving his lane of travel. After the Officer noticed signs of impairment the client was arrested.
Results: The State offered to resolve the case with 120 days in jail. Mr. Hoffman and the client offered to resolve with a reduced charge of reckless driving. The State refused. Mr. Hoffman went to a jury trial and after less than 20 minutes of deliberation the client was found Not Guilty.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Broward

Facts: Our client was arrested and charged with DUI, (driving under the influence). The police effectuated a traffic stop on the client at 2 am and smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as other physical characteristics associated with DUI. The client performed the roadside exercises and refused a breath test.
Results: Mr. Hoffman successfully convinced a jury that his client was Not Guilty. The jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes before pronouncing the client Not Guilty.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: The client was arrested for his second DUI in less than 2 years. The State offered 120 days in jail.
Results: Mr. Hoffman went to trial and in less than one hour the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client arrested for DUI when he was sleeping in his own vehicle at his own apartment complex. The Client refused the breath test and conducted the roadside exercises.
Results: Case went to trial and the cleint was found NOT GUILTY.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Palm Beach

Facts: After arrest for driving under the influence, the police draw blood at a hospital. The results are .179, .188. The officer also charges the client with resisting an officer without violence for refusing to be handcuffed.
Results: After successfully arguing a motion to suppress, the Judge ruled that the charge of resisting an officer without violence is suppressed. Additionally, the Judge ruled that the blood result is inadmissible.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client stopped at a roadblock. The client refused roadside exercises and the breath test.
Results: The State Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the case to reckless driving with no conviction.


Charge: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Our client was arrested for DUI. It was alleged that the client ran a stop sign and exhibited signs of impairment. The client refused the breath test.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to file a motion to suppress and due to the viability the State agreed to drop the DUI case.


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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Our client was arrested for domestic battery. It is alleged that he struck his wife and threatened her with a machete.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to get all the charges dismissed before the case even went to arraignment.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was arrested for battery, domestic on his girlfriend.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to drop all charges.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was arrested for striking his wife. There were children at the house.
Results: The State decided to not prosecute.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Broward

Facts: Police called to house where wife claims that the husband struck her. The husband denied the allegations.
Results: Mr. Hoffman filed a motion to dismiss and the state attorney agreed to drop the charges.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was arrested for hitting her husband. The police took pictures of injuries and took a statement from the listed victim.
Results: Case dismissed.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Palm Beach

Facts: Our client was arrested for domestic battery on his wife. The police alleged that our client struck his wife with his fists which left several red marks and bruising.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to get the State Attorney to not even file any charges due to the conflicting witness statements and lack of independent proof.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Palm Beach

Facts: Client arrested after girlfriend accused him of battery.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to convince the state attorney to not file charges.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Aggravated Assault / Battery / False Imprisonment

County: Miami Dade

Facts: Our client was arrested for aggravated assault, battery and false imprisonment. It was alleged that the client assaulted and imprisoned his wife.
Results: After thoroughly researching the case and deposing the witnesses, Mr. Hoffman was able to get the case DISMISSED.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was arrested for battery, domestic. The allegation is that he had struck his wife.
Results: Case Nolle Pros.


Charge: Domestic Violence - Battery

County: Broward

Facts: Wife accused of battering her husband. Husband had bruises and scratches.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to get the case not filed for lack of probable cause.


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TRAFFIC OFFENSE CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was stopped for a red light violation. The officer ran the tag and drivers license and found out it was suspended.
Results: The case was set for trial and the case was dismissed as Mr. Hoffman made a motion for lack of probable cause.


Charge: Failure to Use Due Care Resulting in Fatality

County: Broward

Facts: At a scene of a fatal traffic accident the police charge the client with careless driving resulting in a fatality.
Results: After trial, the Judge ruled that the State did not present enough evidence to support a conviction. Case dismissed.

Charge: Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Our client was cited 4 times for Driving with a suspended license. He already had a habitualized on his license and if convicted he would be rehabitualized for another 5 years.
Results: Mr. Hoffman was able to get the State Attorney's Office to change all of the charges to driving without a valid driver’s license and our client's license will not be suspended.


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WEAPONS CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Felony Possession of a Firearm / Grand Theft of a Firearm

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft of a firearm. The police alleged that the client took a safe containing a firearm and other items of value. Witness statements were given stating that our client was the individual who was involved.
Results: After extensive discovery and depositions, Mr. Hoffman filed a Motion to Dismiss/ Suppress on the legality of the police involvement. In response the State Attorney’s Office had to drop all charges.


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SEX CRIME CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Felony Sexual Battery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was arrested for sexual battery. The State was able to use prior bad acts of similar behavior with his other step child from 20 years prior. The State was offering 10 years in prison.
Results: After taking depositions and conducting discovery the case went to trial which lasted 5 days. In less than 30 minutes the verdict was NOT GUILTY.


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THEFT / PROPERTY CRIME CASE VICOTRIES

Charge: Felony Robbery

County: Miami-Dade

Facts: Client was charged with armed robbery in Tallahassee. The police accused him of robbing a restaurant with a co-defendant. The police gathered DA evidence and arrested the co-defendant who in turn told the police about our client.
Results: At trial the DNA evidence as well as cell tower logs were entered into evidence. The co-defendant also testified that our client was with him the night of the robbery. In less than an hour the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.


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DRUG CASE VICTORIES

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

County: Dade

Facts: The police follow the client for 3 miles and cite him for an obscure traffic violation. After making contact with the client the officer uncovers marijuana.
Results: We filed a motion to suppress the stop based upon an illegal search and seizure. The Judge ruled that the officer did not have probable cause to stop the client. Case dismissed. 

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Evan A. Hoffman

Evan A. Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.

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