Charges: Disorderly Conduct
Jurisdiction: Miami-Dade County
Case Facts: The client was enjoying a night out with friends in Miami when he realized he lost his cell phone. That same night, the client retraced his steps back to a hotel and spoke with a front desk manager to request access to an area of the hotel he had been to earlier. The manager was unnecessarily rude and uncooperative making the client even more distraught. As the client was leaving the hotel, he pushed a chair in the lobby resulting in the chair falling over but not being damaged. The manager called the police who arrested and charged the client with disorderly conduct.
Results: The client was referred to Attorney Sando who reviewed the facts and quickly identified complications and weaknesses in the State’s case. While negotiating with the State Attorney’s Office, the case was assigned a trial date. On the day of trial, the Prosecutor offered a resolution to dismiss the charges but only after the client agreed to complete certain conditions pursuant to an agreement. Given Attorney Sando’s experience as a former prosecutor, the agreement was not signed by the client until the arresting officer made an appearance in court for the scheduled trial. Ultimately, the officer never appeared forcing the Prosecutor to enter an outright dismissal of all charges on the spot.
The outcome resulted in no criminal impact on the client’s record.