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Florida Attorney Results

The “results” section of a lawyer’s website can be misleading. No defense attorney wins every case. Click to select some Major Losses, Split Decisions, a bit a pure damage control and then the outright Dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts:

Major Losses

Felonies

Okaloosa County, Felony Murder in the First Degree (Quadruple Homicide):

Found GUILTY and sentenced to life in prison on count 1; sentenced to death on counts 2, 3 and 4. Note: taking your criminal defense lawyer’s advice is a good idea.

Okaloosa County, Capital Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12 YOA and First Degree Murder:

Found GUILTY of Capital Sexual Battery and NOT GUILTY of First Degree Murder. Sentenced to Life in Prison.

Misdemeanors

Escambia County, DUI (no blow):

GUILTY, maximum sentence of 6 months imposed. Note: if your defense lawyer says “don’t take the stand”, don’t. This (difficult) client had *no* prior criminal history of any kind.

Okaloosa County, Resisting Arrest without Violence:

Ninety (90) days in jail as a condition of probation. Rejected advice and paid the price.

Okaloosa County, Domestic Violence (Battery):

Eleven (11) months and twenty-nine (29) days in county jail. Note: Avoid violations of No Contact orders at all times.

Split Decisions

Felonies

Santa Rosa County, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm:

NOT GUILTY of the felony charge, but GUILTY of Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.

Walton County, Second Degree Murder:

Found NOT GUILTY of Second Degree Murder, but GUILTY of a Lessor Included Offense (LIO)

Santa Rosa County, DUI with serious bodily injuries:

REDUCTION from mandatory prison felony charge to a misdemeanor DUI, and then the charge was SUBSTITUTED for Reckless Driving and probation.

Okaloosa County, Sexual Battery:

NOT GUILTY of Sexual Battery, GUILTY of misdemeanor Battery

Misdemeanors

Okaloosa County, DUI, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia:

Pled as charged to count 1, counts 2 & 3 DISMISSED

Walton County ,Multi-drug Possession Intent to Distribute, sale and possession charges within 1000 feet of a school

Maximum of 120 years with a plea offer of 10 years Department of Corrections settled for thirty-six (36) months with credit for time already served.

Okaloosa County, DUI:

Substitution of charge for Reckless

Damage Control

Felonies

Escambia County, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon:

Pled No Contest and received a Downward Departure of probation and thirty (30) days in jail (credit for time served). Another one of our signature damage control methods, brain imaging based sentences that focus on treatment instead of punishment.

Okaloosa County, Child Pornography, Unlawful use of an Electronic Communications Device:

Pled No Contest and was sentenced to Four years of probation. Brain imaging based sentence departure.

Misdemeanors

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties, Minor in Possession (MIP):

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties, Minor in Possession (MIP):

Dismissals and Not Guilty Trial Verdicts

Felonies

Walton County, Child Pornography, Transmission of Child Pornography

After a long pretrial period, the client was found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and discharged from all supervision at the Commitment Hearing.

Okaloosa County, Felony Violation of Probation (positive drug test):

DISMISSED

Walton County, Domestic Violence by Strangulation:

DISMISSED

Santa Rosa County, Vehicular Homicide, Racing on the Highway and Manslaughter:

Found NOT GUILTY by jury verdict.

Okaloosa County, Capital Sexual Battery (two counts):

Found NOT GUILTY after a trial by an all female jury.

Okaloosa County, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (two counts):

Motion for Finding of Legal Incompetence to Stand Trial was granted, and the client is receiving treatment.

Okaloosa County, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon:

DISMISSED during the State’s presentation of case.

Misdemeanors

Santa Rosa County, Domestic Violence (Assault):

DISMISSED

Walton County, Domestic Violence (battery):

DISMISSED after No Contact bond conditions were changed to No Violent Contact earlier.

Okaloosa County, DUI:

Motion for mistrial granted. Retried, NOT GUILTY.

Escambia County, Domestic Violence (Battery):

DISMISSED on the morning of trial.

Escambia County, DUI (Refusal):

NOT GUILTY

Okaloosa County, Domestic Violence (Battery):

DISMISSED – at the very last moment, right before a FRCP 3.190(c)(4) Motion hearing. Defense of “Mutual Combat” is rarely a C4.

Walton County, Domestic Violence (battery):

DISMISSED after No Contact bond conditions were changed to No Violent Contact earlier.

Whatever you or your loved one is charged with, we’ve handled it, and probably several times. Here is a final thought: the only promise your criminal defense lawyer should make is to use their best professional effort because no lawyer can promise an outcome.

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“"This is actually one of the best law firms I've had the pleasure of dealing with. They stick with you throughout the entire process, walking you through every step and they know the law! They were able to help me get out of a situation that had occurred because of a technicality and was very knowledgeable in the process. I would recommend them to anyone."”

James S.

“"Such a great service to go through when dealing with any legal matter! Mr. Cobb is very knowledgable and will take the time to understand and communicate with you in a timely manner."”

Dreeana A.

“"Everything was great and smooth working with Mr. Cobb. He was fast and efficient and answered any questions I had."”

Joshua T.

“"I would recommend Attorney Cobb to others. I would describe him as an honest and straightforward lawyer. All my concerns were addressed."”

Crystal H.

“"He was excellent, he did everything without me having to do much especially not living close. I hired him and told him everything and he did it all and it was a great experience. The legal assistant that works there was also amazing."”

Joseph S.

“"It was as clean of a process as it could have been for me. He handled everything for me because I live out of state and made it so simple and easy. He was great and thorough and I hardly had to do anything."”

William S.

“"If you can hire Stephen as your attorney then definitely do that. He talked openly and gave me assurance and even his legal assistant that works there is amazing. I never had any problems or trouble with them."”

Lonnie M.

“"I have used other lawyers in the past. I was facing years but left court with probation and a suspended sentence. Thank you and god bless you."”

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