Cases

State of Florida vs. Rafael Monroy

Our client was facing four different charges. These included armed robbery with a firearm, armed sexual battery with a firearm, and two counts of accessory after the fact. He was facing a life sentence for two of the four charges. Our founding attorney, Antonio F. Valiente, Esq., aggressively fought for our client’s rights in front of a jury trial. We used effective legal strategies and extensive preparation for the case. In the end, we were able to obtain a not guilty verdict on all counts. The verdict was delivered on February 16, 2018.

State of Florida vs. “A.K.”

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: November 30 2017
  • Outcome: Case Dismissed
Charges: Armed Robbery with a Firearm - First Degree Felony Punishable by Life. Outcome: Our client was identified as a suspect based on an improper show-up procedure which resulted in the police arresting our innocent client. Following the depositions we took of both victims and our investigation the State agreed the wrong guy had been arrested & all charges were dismissed.


State of Florida vs. “D.R.”

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: October 11 2017
  • Outcome: Case Dismissed
DUI resulting in a crash/property damage. Client failed the field sobriety tests; had broken beer bottles in her car; and smelled of alcohol. Through the use of an accident reconstruction expert & meetings with the assistant state’s attorney we successfully convinced the State to dismiss all the charges saving her from having to go through a trial & risking her freedom.

State of Florida v. Charles Jackson & “F.S.F.”

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm. If our client, "F.S.F.," had been convicted as charged he would have been sentenced to a mandatory life prison sentence.


State of Florida v. Robert Britt

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: February 24 2017
  • Outcome: All charges dismissed
Juvenile accused of: (1) Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Firearm; (2) Carrying a Concealed Firearm; and (3) Minor in Possession of a Firearm. State was considering “direct filing” (charging a juvenile as an adult) Mr. Britt. Instead they not only kept him in juvenile court, but all charges were dropped.

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United States of America v. Carrera, et al

Criminal Jury Trial. Federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organization) case. Charges: (1) Conspiracy to Participate in Racketeering Activity; and (2) Murder in Aid of Racketeering Activity. Valiente Law assisted with a variety of pre-trial discovery issues; jury selection; and legal assistance throughout trial.


State of Florida v. Nathaniel Coker

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: December 1 2016
  • Outcome: Count 2: Dismissed at the close of State’s case; Count 1: Guilty to M2 Petit Theft (as a lesser included offense).
  • Verdict: View Verdict Form
Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Armed Robbery with a Firearm; and (2) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. If convicted client would have been sentenced to a mandatory life sentence. Instead jury returned verdict of guilty only to Petit Theft under $100 (a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable by max 60 days in jail) and Mr. Coker went home that night.

State of Florida v. Anthony Miller

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: July 28 2016
  • Outcome: All charges dismissed as jury walking into courtroom.
Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm; (2) Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm; (3) Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm; (4) Possession of a Firearm while Engaged in a Criminal Offense; and (5) Tampering with a Witness/Victim in a Life Felony.


State of Florida v. Veronica Jordan

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Attempted Premeditated Murder with an Aggravated Battery/Deadly Weapon; and (2) Grand Theft of a Firearm.

State of Florida v. Abel Lugones

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.


State of Florida v. Gabriel Mobley

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: July 9 2014
  • Outcome: Both counts of Second Degree Murder Dismissed and Mr. Mobley granted immunity from criminal & civil prosecution
Criminal “Stand Your Ground” Case. Charges: 2 counts of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm.


State of Florida v. Christopher Jamison

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: December 1 2013
  • Outcome: Not Guilty Counts 1,2,6,7 & 8; Judgment of Acquittal granted counts 3 & 4; Guilty Count 5
  • Verdict: View Verdict Form
Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Burglary with a Battery; (2) Kidnapping; (3) Child Abuse No Great Bodily Harm; (4) Child Abuse No Great Bodily Harm; (5) M2 Criminal Mischief; (6) Domestic Battery by Strangulation; (7) Robbery by Sudden Snatching; and (8) Tampering with a Witness in a Life Felony.

State of Florida v. Dilson Polanco

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: August 1 2013
  • Outcome: State dismissed charges before calling their last witness
Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: F1 Trafficking in Contraband Prescription Drugs.


State of Florida v. Raul Machin-Cuenca

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: F3 Driving While License Permanently Revoked.

State of Florida v. Devin Williams

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Tampering with a Witness in a Life Felony; and (2) Giving a False Name After Arrest.


State of Florida v. Zeddrick Smith

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling; (2) Grand Theft; and (3) Criminal Mischief $200-$1000.

State of Florida v. Yuri Quila

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: May 1 2012
  • Outcome: Count (1): Not Guilty; and Count (2): Motion for Judgment of Acquittal Granted
Criminal jury trial. Charges: (1) Trafficking in Cannabis; and (2) Conspiracy to Traffic Cannabis.


State of Florida v. Alphonso Gainer

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Misdemeanor Resisting an Officer without Violence; (2)Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer; (3) Reckless Driving; and (4) Tampering with Physical Evidence.

State of Florida v. Carlos Hernandez-Puig

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: April 1 2012
  • Outcome: Not Guilty on counts 1 & 2; Motion for Judgment of Acquittal Granted Counts 3 & 4
  • Verdict: View Verdict Form
Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon; (2) Battery; (3) False Imprisonment; and (4) Tampering with a Witness.


State of Florida v. Christopher Coley

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance; (2) Grand Theft; and (3) Criminal Mischief $200-$1000.

State of Florida v. Abraham Brown

Count 1: Dismissed by state before the close of their case; and Count 2: Not Guilty. Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) M1 Battery; and (2) F3 Battery with 1 or 2 Prior Convictions.


State of Florida v. Demetrius Young

Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and (2) Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Pre-trial the charges were severed and 2 separate trials were conducted. This entry pertains to the second which was count (2); Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

State of Florida v. Demetrius Young

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: July 1 2011
  • Outcome: Motion for Judgment of Acquittal Granted
Criminal Jury Trial. Charges: (1) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and (2) Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Pre-trial the charges were severed and 2 separate trials were conducted. This entry pertains to the first which was count (1); Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


State of Florida v. Salvatore Basile

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

State of Florida v. Joel Almaguer

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Date: January 1 2011
  • Outcome: Not Guilty
Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: M1 Driving Under the Influence.


State of Florida v. Lewis Fonseca

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: M1 Driving Under the Influence.

State of Florida v. Richard Summerall

Criminal Jury Trial. Charge: M1 Driving Under The Influence.