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  • Charges Dismissed
    Aggravated Battery
    Client was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm for shooting a fellow employee at work. He faced 30 years in prison with a mandatory 20-year sentence. Attorney Eric Matheny got involved right away and provided witness accounts and evidence ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Battery Charge
    Client was charged with beating a woman in a public parking lot. There were two eyewitnesses to this incident. Client was charged with battery and faced a year in jail. Client owned a successful business and stood to lose his reputation and ...
  • Charge Dismissed
    Battery Charge
    Client was caught on tape in a physical altercation with another man. Client was charged with battery and faced a year in jail. Attorney Eric Matheny immediately set a meeting with the prosecutor to review the surveillance tape frame by frame. ...
  • Charge Dismissed
    Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
    Client was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, disorderly intoxication, and DUI. It was the Client's second DUI. There were multiple officer witnesses to this incident, as well as a civilian who ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Burglary Charge
    Client had multiple priors, including violent offenses, DUIs, and felonies. Client was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault, battery, and criminal mischief after being accused of breaking into a man's home and threatening ...
  • Charge Dismissed
    Burglary with Assault or Battery
    Client was charged with burglary with an assault or battery, a felony punishable by life, after being accused of going into a family's home and attacking the homeowner with a stick. The Client was held in custody without a bond and faced a maximum of ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Burglary with Assault or Battery
    Client was arrested and charged with burglary with an assault or battery. Client was facing life in prison and was being held without bond. Attorney Eric Matheny was able to convince the prosecutor to amend the charges to bondable offenses, resulting ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Disorderly Intoxication
    Client was visiting from out of town. He was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication after being ejected from a club on South Beach. Client was a well-respected physician in his home state and criminal charges could have had serious ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    The two domestic violence clients were both charged with aggravated battery, each facing a maximum in 15 years in state prison. Due to early intervention, the prosecutor realized that he could not proceed on both cases due to insufficient evidence ...
  • Domestic Violence Charge
    Client was placed on 12 months probation for a domestic violence offense. Client never signed up for probation, in fact he left the courtroom after he accepted his plea and didn't return for 15 months. Upon realizing that there was an active ...
  • Drug Charges
    Client was visiting Miami Beach from out of state when police knocked on his hotel room door and entered his room. Police discovered cocaine and marijuana. Client was facing 6 years in prison and a mandatory 2-year driver's license suspension. Case ...
  • Drug-Related Felonies
    Client was a multiple felon who had recently been released from prison. He was on probation for a life felony when he was arrested on multiple drug-related felonies. Client was taken into custody and held without bond on the probation violation. With ...
  • Charges Reduced
    DUI
    Client was a 43 year old woman who was driving home on the Turnpike. She was weaving in and out of her lane, which was captured on the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper's dashboard camera. She was stopped. Upon approaching the car, the Trooper found an ...
  • Not Guilty
    DUI
    Client fell asleep in his car at a red light. The red light cycled multiple times but Client would not wake up. A police officer was able to wake him and alerted a DUI unit to respond to the scene. Client was asked to submit to field sobriety ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client was arrested for his second DUI. He was facing 270 days in jail. Attorney Eric Matheny was able to get the DUI case dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI and Accident
    Client with multiple priors for DUI was arrested and charged with DUI after crashing into a parked car. The client appeared disoriented to responding officers and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Client failed the field sobriety tests and ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Battery
    Client with prior domestic violence charges on his record was arrested for allegedly strangling his girlfriend. The charge was felony battery, which carries a maximum of 5 years in prison. The case was dismissed on the day of trial.
  • Charges Dismissed
    Felony Habitual Traffic Offender
    Attorney Eric Matheny filed a motion to dismiss a felony driving while habitual offender charge for client with lengthy felony record. Client was facing 5 years in state prison. However, exploiting legal flaws in the case led to the filing of a ...
  • No Charges Filed
    Grand Theft
    Client with multiple priors for theft-related crimes was charged with grand theft after walking out of a high-end department store with several unpaid items stuffed into his pockets. The state declined to file any charges.
  • No Charges Filed
    Grand Theft Auto
    Client was arrested and charged with grand theft auto. Client was facing 5 years in state prison. Attorney was able to demonstrate to the prosecutor that the vehicle was properly registered and titled in the Client's name and that the police had made ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Grand Theft Charge
    Client was an 18 year-old kid charged with multiple counts of grand theft due to allegedly stealing dozens of mailboxes. Client faced 15 years in prison. Attorney Eric Matheny convinced the prosecutor that the value of the stolen property did not ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Hit & Run Involving Serious Damage
    Client was charged with a hit-and-run involving serious damage to a vehicle. There were eyewitnesses and Client confessed. Case was aggressively litigated. On the morning of trial, State agrees to dismiss the criminal charge and allow Client to plead ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Juvenile Burglary
    A juvenile client about to leave for college was charged with two counts of attempted burglary. One count of attempted burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (car), and one count of attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling (home). Attorney Eric ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Leaving the Scene of an Accident
    A young woman was arrested with leaving the scene of an accident. She caused an accident, flipped her car, and crashed into the back wall of a residential property. The young woman was suspected of driving while impaired by alcohol. The young woman ...
  • Charge Dismissed
    Marijuana Charge
    Client had multiple felony priors. Client was found with a marijuana grow house on his property that had enough marijuana plants to warrant a trafficking in marijuana charge. Client was facing 45 years in prison with 76 months at the bottom of his ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Molestation Charge
    Client, a senior citizen, was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child less than 12 years old. The child was a 4-year old relative. There was an eyewitness to the incident, in addition to compelling testimony from the child victim. The ...
  • Not Guilty
    Multiple Charges
    Client was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of resisting an officer without violence. The client faced 90 years in prison with a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Outstanding Warrant
    Client got arrested back in 1991 and left the state. A bench warrant was issued that Client did not become aware of until 2013. From her new home in another state, Client retained Eric Matheny to resolve the open warrant. Client never had to travel ...
  • Charge Dismissed
    Pretrial Diversion
    A client was convicted of a crime back in 1996. It was the client's first offense. Almost 20 years later, the conviction was still haunting the client. The client hired Eric Matheny who successfully persuaded the prosecutor to vacate the conviction ...
  • Probation Violation
    Client was convicted felon facing life in prison on a probation violation. Client was on probation for a life felony when he was arrested on a new charge. Client was held in jail without a bond. Attorney Eric Matheny convinced the felony prosecutor ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Resisting a Police Officer
    A client was charged with resisting an officer without violence for refusing to obey a police officer's order. Attorney Eric Matheny aggressively attacked the sufficiency of the evidence and days prior to trial, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the c ...
  • Withhold of Adjudication
    Sexual Battery
    Client was charged with sexual battery against a victim helpless to resist, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Client was accused of raping a woman in a hotel parking lot. Physical evidence proved that Client had sexual ...
  • Sexual Battery Charge
    Sexual battery case dismissed against client. Client accused of following a woman into a bathroom at a bar and committing a sexual battery with force. Client admitted to police that the alleged victim had repeatedly said no and that he "held her ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Theft
    Clients were three college students visiting Miami for spring break. While on spring break they were arrested and charged with breaking into a vehicle and stealing an item inside. Each student faced 5 years in prison plus a conviction that would ...
  • Conviction Vacated
    Theft Charge
    Client was arrested back in the mid-1990s for theft. Being young and unaware of the consequences of a guilty plea, Client simply pleaded guilty to the charge and was released from jail. Little did Client realize that she had been convicted. 20 years ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Theft Charge
    Client was a young woman who held a position in her church. The church gathered evidence indicating that the Client had stolen a significant amount of money from the church and had her arrested. Client was charged with two counts of falsely obtaining ...
  • Pretrial Intervention program
    Theft Charges
    Client was charged with multiple counts of grand theft, burglary of a conveyance, and criminal mischief after allegedly breaking into boats in a marina and causing serious damage. Client faced a total of 25 years in prison. After much persuasion, ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Violent Crime - Stabbing
    Client had a criminal history that included serious felonies for which Client had served considerable prison time. In fact at the time of his arrest, Client was on parole in another state. Client was arrested and charged with stabbing his roommate ...