The Fort Lauderdale law firm of Glenn R. Roderman, P.A. has seen countless successful case results, both in court and during negotiations. Please see the major cases listed below for examples of Glenn Roderman’s high-caliber criminal defense.

This list includes cases in which:

*Indicates clients who are eligible to have their records sealed or expunged

The charges were dropped or dismissed


Adam S.

Charge: Carrying concealed weapon firearm, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

Lee County, FL case - Glenn was consulting attorney to Wilber Smith, Esquire.

Disposition: The State declined to file charges.





Justin J.*

Charge: The Defendant was arrested for:
Count I - Possession of Controlled Substance/Hash Oil;
Count II - Possession of Controlled Substance/Hash Oil;
Count III - Marijuana Distribution/Deliver under 20 grams; and
Count IV - Tamping with or Fabricating Physical Evidence.

Punishable By: Count I is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine;
Count II is punishableby up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine;
Count III is punishable by up to sixty (60) days in county jail and a Five Hundred Dollar ($500.00) fine; and
Count IV is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine.

Sentence: The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office decided not to file any criminal charges against this Defendant.

Disposition: The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office decided not to file any criminal charges against this Defendant.





SONY L.*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with one count of Unlawfully Failing to Secure Workers Compensation Insurance which is a third (3rd) degree felony and one count of Unlicensed Contractor which is a first (1st) degree misdemeanor.

Punishable By: Count I, Unlawfully Failing to Secure Workers Compensation Insurance, is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a $5,000.00 fine. Count II, Unlicensed Contractor, is punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

Disposition: Count I was Nolle Prossed (dismissed) and Count II, adjudication was withheld, court costs imposed in the amount of $300.00 payable within 90 days, and investigative costs to the Department of Labor in the amount of $289.10.





KESSEY D.

Charge: The Defendant was charged with Count I, Kidnapping, which is a first (1st) degree felony; Count II, Neglect Child without Great Bodily Harm which is a third (3rd) degree felony; and Count III, Touch or Strike/Battery/Domestic Violence.

Punishable By: Count I is punishable by up to thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison and a $10,000.00 fine. Count II is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a $5,000.00 fine. Count III is a first (1st) degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

Disposition: After being provided with witness statements, the State Attorney's Office dismissed all charges.





T.M*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence which is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine. The Defendant was also charged with Disorderly Conduct which is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to sixty (60) days in the county jail and a $500.00 fine.

Disposition: After argument and statements provided to the State Attorney, all the charges were dropped.





S.B*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with two (2) counts of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling which is a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. The Defendant was also charged with misdemeanor Stalking punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

Disposition: All charges were dropped by the State Attorney's Office.





M.S.

Charge: Our client was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, punishable by five (5) years in state prison with a mandatory minimum of three (3) years.

Disposition: He was found not guilty by jury.





S.H.*

Charge: A 50-year old wife and mother, our client was charged with Arson, a first-degree felony punishable by thirty (30) years in prison, Criminal Mischief, punishable by five (5) years in prison and Domestic Violence, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail.

Disposition: The state dismissed all the charges. Our client collected insurance benefits and is eligible to have her record expunged.





S.C.*

Charge: Facing two counts – Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest with Violence – S.C. could have received a sentence of five (5) years in prison on each count.

Disposition: The Battery LEO was reduced to misdemeanor battery wherein the Court withheld adjudication of guilt, placed the client on one (1) year probation and dismissed the charge of Resisting Arrest with Violence.





G.T.*

Charge: While on vacation in South Florida, our client was charged with Check Fraud, a third-degree felony punishable by five (5) years in state prison.

Disposition: The State dropped the charges and the record was later expunged.





A.G.*

Charge: Our client, an 18-year old college student, was arrested on a single count of Possession of Cannabis, which although a misdemeanor, is still punishable by one (1) year in the county jail.

Disposition: Case dismissed and the record was expunged.





T.W.

Charge: Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, our client could have received five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: Case dismissed.





P.R.

Charge: Our client was arrested on a Felony DUI (his 3rd offense) and Possession of Cocaine, with each count punishable by five (5) years state prison.

Disposition: The State dropped all charges.





A.G.*

Charge: Charged with Resisting Arrest with Violence, A. G. could have been sentenced to five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: He successfully completed pre-trial intervention, the case was dismissed, and the record was expunged.





S.W.*

Charge: S.W. faced two counts: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, punishable by five (5) years in state prison, and Resisting Arrest with Violence, also punishable by five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: The State dropped all charges.





P. McP.

Charge: Arrested on a charge of Domestic Violence Battery, this former client faced one (1) year incarceration in the county jail.

Disposition: Case dismissed.





S.R.*

Charge: S.R. was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to sell, punishable by fifteen (15) years in state prison.

Disposition: He received one (1) year of drug counseling under the supervision of drug court ultimately leading to the dismissal of the case.





S.S.*

Charge: Charged with Child Abuse, S. S. could have received five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: Case dismissed.





E.G.

Charge: Arrested on a charge of Sexual Battery, a first-degree felony, our client, a local bishop, faced a possible sentence of thirty (30) years in state prison.

Disposition: The state “nolle prossed” the case on the first day of trial.Co Counsel – Bob Nichols





V.J.*

Charge: Charged with Aggravated Battery with serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony, V.J. could have received thirty (30) years in prison, if convicted.

Disposition: The state “nolle prossed” the case on the first day of trial. Our client is now eligible to have his record expunged.





M.S.*

Charge: Our client was charged with Sexual Battery and Burglary of an Occupied Structure. Sexual Battery is a second degree felony punishable by a 15-year prison sentence and a lifetime sex offender designation. Burglary is also punishable by fifteen (15) years in prison.

Disposition: After a two-year battle, the State dropped the charges just weeks before trial and his record was expunged. Co Counsel – James Weick





G.L.*

Charge: Charged with Exploitation of the Elderly in Excess of $100,000, G.L., only 23 at the time of her arrest, faced fifteen (15) years in prison.

Disposition: Some two years after the case was filed and the first day of trial just days away, the State Attorney “nolle prossed” (dropped) the charge. Our client is now eligible to have her record expunged.* Co Counsel – Sharon Gordon Mullane





J.B.*

Charge: Arrested on charges of Battery L.E.O., Resisting with Violence and Domestic Violence Assault, J.B., a 32-year old married engineer, could have been sentenced to eleven (11) years in Florida State Prison.

Disposition: The State dropped all charges.





E.B.*

Charge: Charged with Domestic Violence Battery, our client faced up to one (1) year in the county jail, if convicted.

Disposition: Case dismissed





A.S.

Charge: Originally charged with:

1) Battery on Law Enforcement Officer
2) Battery Law Enforcement Officer
3) Arresting Arrest W/Violence

3rd degree felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000.00 fines related to each count, and

4) Trespassing
5) Disorderly Conduct

Misdemeanors punishable by county jail time and/or fines

Disposition: Plea to Disorderly Conduct, Withheld Adjudications “without a conviction”
and 1 day probation





A.D.

Charge: Originally charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-3rd degree felony
punishable by up to 5 years Florida State Prison and $5,000.00 fine.

Disposition: State dismissed charges on day of Trial.





R.T.

Charge: Defendant was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Sell, punished by 15 years in prison and a $1500.00 fine.

Disposition: The State dropped the 2nd degree felony Possession of Cocaine charge, and the defendant pleaded to possession of Paraphernalia, for a sentence of 3 months’ probation.





D.B.

Charge: Charged with two (2) counts of DUI with property damage and refusal of alcohol test.

Punishable By: The penalty if convicted is up to a year in the county jail, one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars fine, long term suspension, immobilization of vehicle, interlock devise on the vehicle, counselling, DUI school on each count.

Disposition: Not guilty jury verdict on both counts





The client was found not guilty


P.M.*

Charge: Charged with Robbery, P.M. faced a sentence of up to thirty (30) years in prison.

Disposition: A jury found him not guilty and his record was sealed.





R.P.*

Charge: In two (2) separate cases in which the State charged our client with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 16 years of age, this happily married middle school music teacher and father faced fifteen (15) years in prison on each count and a lifetime sex offender designation.

Disposition: After separate trials almost a year apart, two (2) different juries came back with “not guilty” verdicts.Co Counsel – James eick





The criminal charges were reduced


Brett F.

Charge: 1. Possession Of Alprazolam, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison; 2. Possession Of Anabolic Steroid, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison; 3. Possess Cannabis/20 Grams Or Less, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and up to $1000 Fine; 4. Possession Control Substance W/o Prescript, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison; 5. Possession Of Anabolic Steroid, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison;
6. Possession Of Anabolic Steroid, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison; and 7. Possession Of Anabolic Steroid, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: 1. Adjudication Withheld, 18 months probation; 2. Adjudication Withheld, 18 months probation; 3. Adjudication Withheld, 12 months probation; 4 – 7. DISMISSED





Maria S.

Charge: Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon, a 10/20/life case.

Disposition: 3-day jury trial, adjudicated of less charge- Improper Exhibition of a Firearm or Weapon first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and up to $1000 Fine. Sentenced to 20 days in jail with 1 day time served. 12 months probation.





Jeffrey V.*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with:
Count I, False Imprisonment which is a third (3rd) degree felony;
Count II, Battery which is a first (1st) degree felony;
Count III, Tamper with Witness which is a third (3rd) degree felony.

Punishable By: Count I is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine;
Count II is punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) fine; and
Count III is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine.

Disposition: Count I: Adjudication Withheld and three (3) years Probation;
Count II: Adjudication Withheld and nine (9) months Probation; and
Count III: DISMISSED





Lori T.*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with:
Count I, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer which is a second (2nd) degree felony;
Count II, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer which is a third (3rd) degree felony;
Count III, Assault which is a second (2nd) degree misdemeanor; and
Count IV, Assault which is a second (2nd) degree misdemeanor.

Punishable By: Count I is punishable by a mandatory minimum of three (3) years and up to fifteen (15) years in Florida State Prison;
Count II is punishable by up to five (5) years in Florida State Prison and a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) fine;
Count III is punishable by up to sixty (60) days in county jail and a Five Hundred Dollar ($500.00) fine; and
Count IV is punishable by up to sixty (60) days in county jail and a Five Hundred Dollar ($500.00) fine

Sentence: Count I was reduced to Battery, a first (1st) degree misdemeanor;
Count II was reduced to Battery, a first (1st) degree misdemeanor; and
Count IV was DISMISSED.

Disposition: Count I: Adjudication Withheld and twelve (12) months County Probation;
Count II: Adjudication Withheld and twelve (12) months County Probation;
Count III: Adjudication Withheld and six (6) months County Probation; and
Count IV: DISMISSED





CHRISTOPHER D.*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with one (1) count of RICO which is a first (1st) degree felony and Criminal Conspiracy which is a second (2nd) degree felony.

Punishable By: Count I, RICO, is punishable by up to thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison and a $10,000.00 fine. Count II, Criminal Conspiracy, is punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in Florida State Prison and a $10,000.00 fine.

Sentence: Adjudication was withheld, the Defendant was place on six (6) months of mail-in probation, and ordered to pay court costs.

Disposition: Count I was reduced to Unlawful Betting and Count II was dismissed.





E.P.*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with one (1) count of Grand Theft which was a third (3) degree felony.

Punishable By: Up to 5 (five) years in Florida State Prison and a $5,000.00 fine.

Disposition: The charge was amended to Petit Theft. Adjudication was withheld and the Defendant was ordered to pay court costs and restitution.





V.G*

Charge: The Defendant was charged with one count of felony Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and one count of Resisting Arrest with Violence. Each charge is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000.00 fine.

Disposition: The charges were reduced to one (1) misdemeanor charge of Battery. The Defendant received a Withheld Adjudication and one (1) year probation. The other charge was dropped by the State Attorney's Office.





L.S.

Charge: Charged with Attempted Murder, our client could have been sentenced to thirty (30) years in prison with a minimum of twenty (20) years.

Disposition: The charge was reduced to Shooting into a Vehicle and he received three (3) months’ community control followed by eighteen (18) months’ probation.





S.C.*

Charge: Charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest with Violence, S.C. faced a prison sentence of five (5) years on each count.

Disposition: The Battery LEO charge was reduced to a misdemeanor wherein the Court withheld adjudication and placed the client on one (1) year probation and dismissed the charge of Resisting Arrest with Violence.





E.M.

Charge: E.M. was charged with: Drug Trafficking, a first-degree felony punishable by thirty (30) years in state prison.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication on a reduced charge, a misdemeanor, and placed our client on one (1) year probation.





L.R.

Charge: Our client was arrested on two (2) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, a first-degree felony punishable by thirty (30) years prison on each count, and three (3) misdemeanor counts of public exposure.

Disposition: The State reduced the charges to three (3) misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.





G.S.

Charge: Charged with Battery and Robbery, our client, a 63-year old successful businessman, faced a 30-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Disposition: The State reduced the charges to a single count of simple misdemeanor battery.





M.R.

Charge: Arrested for Trafficking in Hydrocodone and Possession of Cannabis, our 20-year old client faced up to thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison and a hefty fine on the felony charge and one (1) year in the county jail along with an additional fine on the misdemeanor possession charge.

Disposition: The trafficking charge was dropped and our client was admitted to a six-month Misdemeanor Diversion Program. Upon completion of the program, the case will be dismissed and he should be eligible to have this record expunged.





N/A

Charge: Defendant originally charged with Accessory to Murder in the first degree. Potential sentences -30 years Florida State Prison.

Disposition: 2 ½ years later defendant pled to a reduced charge of Accessory to Manslaughter and was sentenced to 3 years’ probation along with a Withhold of adjudication.





C.D.

Charge: Charged with violation of probation on a felony drug charge due to an Alabama felony charged of Identity Theft and Exploration of the Elderly.

Punishable By: Could have been up to five (5) years Florida State prison

Sentence: One (1) day time served

Disposition: One (1) day time served





A.V.

Charge: Charged with nine (9) counts of lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Sexual Battery on a child under twelve (12).

Punishable By: The penalty if convicted could be life in prison for each count

Sentence: One year in county jail

Disposition: Defendant pleads to one (1) count and was sentenced to one (1) year in the county jail with credit for time served followed by two (2) years of community control followed by three (3) years’ probation.





Client received probation


Del’Jimmyo W. J.

Charge: Charged with Home Invasion Robbery, a first-degree felony, punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison and Grand Theft in the 3rd Degree, a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: Adjudication was Withheld and the Defendant received two (2) years of Community Control followed by fifteen (15) years of Probation. Special conditions proposed were Thirty (30) weeks of Anger Management Courses, Twenty-Six (26) weeks of Anti-Theft Courses, GPS Monitor, Two Hundred Fifty (250) Community Service hours, Thirty (30) weeks of Gamblers Anonymous, Residential Treatment, and must be registered for school.





D.W.J.

Charge: Charged with Home Invasion Robbery, a first degree felony, punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison and Grand Theft in the 3rd Degree, a third degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

Disposition: Adjudication was Withheld and the Defendant received two (2) years of Community Control followed by fifteen (15) years of Probation. Special conditions proposed were Thirty 30 weeks of Anger Management Courses, Twenty-Six (26) weeks of Anti-Theft Courses, GPS Monitor, Two Hundred Fifty (250) Community Service hours, Thirty (30) weeks of Gamblers Anonymous, Residential Treatment, and must be registered for school.





B.F.

Charge: Charged with Trafficking Steroids, our client faced a mandatory prison sentence and a hefty fine.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication and placed him on eighteen (18) months’ probation with the possibility of early terminating probation after nine (9)months.





F.F.

Charge: Our client was originally charged with Burglary/ Battery, a life felony, which was reduced to Burglary, a 3rd degree felony, and Battery, a misdemeanor.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication and placed our client on probation for one (1) month.





E.U.

Charge: Charged with five (5) counts of possession of various drugs (his third felony arrest), E. U. faced fifteen (15) years in prisonon each count.

Disposition: Adjudication was withheld and our client was placed on eighteen (18) months’ drug court probation. Nine (9) months later, the Court granted a defense motion to early terminate his probation.





J.S.

Charge: Our client, who has an extensive criminal record, was charged with Possession of Cocaine just weeks after being released from prison on a 15-year sentence. He faced a minimum of six (6) years.

Disposition: The Court sentenced him to a 50-month suspended sentence and placed him on eighteen (18) months’ probation.





A.I.

Charge: Arrested on three (3) counts of Shooting into an Occupied building, our client could have been sentenced to forty-five(45) years in Florida State Prison.

Disposition: He was placed on four (4) years’ probation.





C.C.

Charge: Charged with Strong Arm Robbery, our client faced a possible sentence of thirty (30) years in prison.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication of guilt and placed C.C. on one (1) year probation plus community service.





D.L.

Charge: Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine over 28 grams, D.L. faced a prison sentence of thirty (30) years with a mandatory minimum sentence of three (3) years plus a $50,000 fine.

Disposition: He was placed on five (5) years’ probation.





F.M.

Charge: F.M. was charged with Burglary/Battery, a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a third-degree felony punishable by five years in prison, and Grand Theft Auto, another third-degree felony punishable by five years in prison

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication of guilt and placed him on four (4) years’ probation.





B.W.

Charge: Charged with eight (8) counts of Drug Trafficking, if convicted our client faced up to two hundred forty (240) years in-prison.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication and placed him on administrative probation for four (4) years.





D.M.

Charge: Charged with 89 theft transactions involving fraudulent use of credit cards, the State agreed to reduce the charges to three (3) third-degree felonies.

Disposition: The Court withheld adjudication of guilt, placed our client on two (2) years’ probation and ordered him to pay restitution.





G.C.

Charge: A successful chef and happily married father of three, our client was charged with Home Invasion/Armed robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison, Kidnapping, another first-degree felony punishable by life, and Aggravated Battery, a second-degree felony punishable by fifteen (15) years in prison.

Disposition: After listening to several hours of argument, the Court granted a defense Motion for Downward Departure and our client received ten (10) years’ probation and an order to pay restitution. Two years later, the Court granted our motion and converted his probation to administrative (write-in) probation. Co Counsel – Jeff Robinson





R.C.

Charge: A juvenile, this 17-year old could have been charged as an adult on a charge of Burglary with a Firearm (an AK-47)and two counts of Grand Theft. Burglary with a Firearm is a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison.

Disposition: He received probation, community service hours, a 90-day suspension of his driver’s license and fifteen (15) days in juvenile detention.





C.E.*

Charge: Our client, just 18, was charged with twelve (12) felonies including multiple counts of Burglary and Dealing in Stolen Property. If convicted, he could have been sentenced to fifty (50) years in prison.

Disposition: Pursuant to a plea agreement, adjudication was withheld on all counts and our client was placed on three years’ probation. Our Motion to Early Terminate his probation after eighteen (18) months was granted.





B.G.

Charge: Shortly after being put on probation on a felony charge here in Broward County, our 34-year old client was arrested on Burglary and Grand theft charges in Lee County and sentenced to jail time, thereby violating his probation here. Upon being returned to Broward County, he could have received a prison sentence of at least five (5) years.

Disposition: The Court allowed him to maintain his “withheld adjudication” status and reinstated probation, modifying it to drug offender probation.





D.S.

Charge: Arrested for drug trafficking and possession, D.S. could have been sentenced to up to thirty (30) years Florida StatePrison with a minimum of three (3) years and a $50,000 fine, if convicted.

Disposition: He received three (3) years’ drug offender probation.





M.N.

Charge: Our client was charged with Racketeering (RICO), three (3) counts of Bookmaking and four (4) counts of Keeping a Gambling House. The racketeering charge alone carries a sentence of thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison and the other seven counts carry a prison sentence of five (5) years each.

Disposition: Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State dropped the racketeering charge along with the three Bookmaking counts. Adjudication was withheld (no conviction) on the remaining three counts of Maintaining a Gambling House and our client received three (3) years’ concurrent probation and must pay related court costs.





J.I.

Charge: Charged with Burglary with Assault or Battery, a first degree felony, our client faced life in prison.

Disposition: Pursuant to a plea to a misdemeanor Battery, adjudication was withheld (no conviction) and our client was placed on six (6) months’ probation or until such time as he completes an anger management course, at which point probation will be early terminated and he should be eligible to have his record sealed.





M.M.

Charge: Our 28-year old client was charged with nine (9) counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he could have been sentenced to five (5) years in state prison on each count.

Disposition: Five of the nine counts were dropped, adjudication was withheld and our client was placed on 18 (eighteen) months’ probation. After completing probation, he should be eligible to have this record sealed.





N.K.

Charge: Charges: Charged with Dealing in Stolen Property (12 computers), a second degree felony, our client faced a prison sentence of up to fifteen (15) years.

Disposition: Pursuant to a plea to a reduced charge of Petit Theft (a misdemeanor), adjudication was withheld (no conviction) and our client was placed on one (1) year probation. Furthermore, while on probation, he can travel anywhere in the U.S. and can terminate his probation in six (6) months.





A.M.

Charge: Defendant had violated probation for the fifth time. He was on probation for Trafficking in Oxycodone, which carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years and $500.000.00 fine.

Disposition: Re-instated probation and modified to include a new period of drug offender probation and a reinstated treatment program for a minimum of 6 months residential time.





J.F.

Charge: Defendant charged with violating his probation on three (3) previous cases, wherein he was charged with three (3) separate DUI’s and sentenced to concurrent probation. The violations were due to multiple convictions in Ohio for multiple DUI’s there. Penalty for that violation could have been at least three (3) years in prison.

Disposition: Two (2) months (60 days) residential treatment for alcohol addictions.





Glenn Roderman lawyers argued that the client was a youthful offender


B.C.

Charge: Arrested on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (discharging firearm), our client could have received a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence.

Disposition: The Court agreed that our client’s circumstances fell under Florida’s youthful offender statute and sentenced him to three (3) years with credit for time served, followed by probation.





A.R.

Charge: Charged with Robbery with a Firearm, this client faced a life sentence.

Disposition: The Court agreed that Florida’s youthful offender statute should be considered in this case, withheld adjudication and placed our client on community control for six (6) months followed by eighteen (18) months’ probation





B.S.

Charge: Our client had an extensive juvenile record before being charged as an adult with Robbery with a Firearm in this case in which a young woman was shot. He faced life in prison.

Disposition: The Court granted our motion for downward departure and sentenced our client as a youthful offender, withheld adjudication of guilt, and placed him on two (2) years’ community control followed by four (4) years’ probation, both of which were early terminated.





Other successes


Karl L.

Charge: The client was being investigated for a violation of the Florida Sunshine Law.

Disposition: After a meeting with the client, the Assistant State Attorney, and Mr, Roderman, the State declined to file charges for a lack of probable cause.





J.B. and J.J.

Charge: In separate cases, these two juveniles, ages 12 and 16 respectively, were charged with lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, a first-degree felony which could have resulted in several years of detention in a juvenile facility.

Disposition: Treatment and counseling.





M.H.

Charge: M.H., a 22-year old father of two young children, was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine in Excess of 400 Grams and Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine, both first-degree felonies each punishable by a 30-year prison sentence with a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years and a $500,000 fine.

Disposition: The State filed a bill of “No Information” and he was released from the county jail where he had been detained since his arrest.





W.K.

Charge: Arrested for Trafficking in Oxycodone, our 52- year old client had several prior drug-related arrests and convictions. This time, he faced a twenty-five year mandatory sentence and $500,000 in fines.

Disposition: In a negotiated plea, Mr. K. was sentenced to two (2) years. With
gain time, he should be released in half that time and no fines were
assessed.