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We got Jeff’s charges reduced to a Withhold with court costs on a charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Jeff is a local professional and was nervous that he would get his realtor’s license revoked. Jeff’s niece was also put in a foster care program and was worried that her new family would go after her trust fund left by her late grandmother.
When Jeff L’s sister, who was addicted to cocaine, had a child, she was put in her grandmother’s custody. After eight years Jeff’s mom passed away, and Jeff decided to take in his niece since no one else was there for her. Jeff was 45 and single and did not know the first thing about parenting. Taking her in was hard for Jeff, as his niece had some emotional issues and was constantly kicked out of school for cheating and messing around with boys. With the niece being very smart but manipulative, she knew how to take advantage of Jeff.
One day the niece was in an after school program when Jeff was called to pick her up. Remembering a conversation he had the previous day with a police officer friend, Jeff thought that it would be a good idea to scare the niece into behaving properly. When Jeff showed up to the cafeteria, he grabbed onto his niece’s backpack and violently shoved her around. The police came to the scene and arrested Jeff for Contributing to the Dependency of a Minor.
Jeff did not want to go to trial because the video looked worse than it was and he didn’t want to put his niece through the trauma of having to be aggressively cross-examined by us. We worked especially hard to make a deal with the prosecutor that was in the best interest of Jeff and his niece. We had a tug of war with the prosecutor over the charges and really emphasized how Jeff just wanted to be reunited with his niece. This was a parenting mistake by an inexperienced parent who was struggling with a difficult and manipulative teenager.
Rossen Law Firm’s legal team understands what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime in South Florida. We’re committed to defending you and protecting your rights. Our legal team is ready to create a customized strategy for your case to fight for the best possible outcome. We handle Criminal, DUI, Federal, Domestic Violence, Marchman Act & Baker Act cases, and more.
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