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Past Results

The cases listed below were defended by The Law Offices of Carlos M. Fleites, and/or their “of counsel” attorneys. They illustrate some of the firm’s past results for clients charged with a variety of crimes. All cases are unique. Past results in cases in no way guarantee that the firm will replicate those in a different case. Names of clients have been reduced to initials to protect their privacy. These are all real cases and can all be verified through public case records:


State of Florida v. D.V. 14000077MM20A

Broward County, Florida.

Case Type: Petit Theft

Client charged with petit theft at a Walgreens in Broward County. Client maintained his innocence throughout. Despite video evidence exonerating client, State Attorney refused to dismiss case. Client and Mr. Fleites refused to accept plea offer on case. Mr. Fleites went forward with a bench trial where judge acquitted Defendant on all charges.

Attorneys: Carlos Fleites, Esq.
Courtney Montiero, Esq.

Exposure: 364 days in county jail

Result: “NOT GUILTY” Trial Verdict
*Client went on to seek civil settlement from Walgreens for
malicious prosecution.


State of Florida v. J. D. 08001768MM10A

Broward County, Florida.

Case Type: DUI (3rd offense)

Client charged with 4th DUI and 7 other offenses including blood alcohol level over .20 and DUI with property damage. After discovery/investigation and negotiation with the State a resolution was reached where client did not serve any time in jail. 30 days of inpatient treatment was exchanged for jail time.

Attorney: Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Exposure: Over 5 years’ prison if charged as felony

Result: Negotiated plea, 30 days of inpatient treatment, no jail sentence. 12 months of probation and all applicable DUI conditions.


State of Florida v. B.P. 2015MM001198

St. Lucie County, FL

Case Type: Battery Domestic Violence

Client charged with battery. After conducting thorough discovery and
investigation, Attorney provided witness statements, pictures and other relevant
evidence to the State relating to client’s innocence. After evaluating the
evidence, the State dismissed the charges against client.

Attorney: Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Exposure: 364 days in county jail

Result: Charges Dismissed by State


State of Florida v. J.S. F07-001937

Miami Dade County

Case Type: Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Client arrested for attempted 1st degree murder. Attorney’s intervened with State on
Behalf of client and State took no action and filed no charges at arraignment.
Attorneys: Carlos Fleites, Esq.
Melisa Coyle, Esq.

Maximum Exposure: Life in Prison

Result: State took No Action on 65th day and filed no charges at arraignment.


United States v. M. M. 1:16-cr-20251-MGC

Federal Case from the Southern District of Florida

Case Type: Medicare Fraud

Client indicted as part of a scheme responsible for over $10 million dollars of fraudulent Medicare charges in connection to her ownership of a Pharmacy. Client maintained her innocence at all times.

Mr. Fleites aggressively defended and investigated the evidence against her. This included thousands of text messages between all the parties involved. He ultimately hired a forensic accountant to parse through thousands of pages of financial records. As part of his trial preparations, he provided the government with a thorough report prepared by his expert witness. Once the government reviewed the information prepared by Mr. Fleites and his team, they reevaluated their case and ultimately dismissed the indictment and dropped ALL charges against our client.

Attorney: Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Expert: Yodiosmay Gonzalez (forensic accountant)

Maximum Exposure: 20 years Federal Prison

Result: Government Dismissed Indictment and All Charges


State of Florida v. F M Y

Orange County, FL

Case Type: Felony Murder

Client Charged with Felony Murder as part of deal over sale of stolen motorcycles gone bad. One person was shot and killed as part of the incident. Client took the case to jury trial lasting one week. After approximately five hours of deliberations, jury acquitted Defendant of all charges.

Attorney: Melisa Coyle, Esq.
Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Maximum Exposure: Life in Prison

Result “Not Guilty” jury verdict


State of Florida v. E. B. 2010 CF7428

Palm Beach County, FL

Case Type: Sexual Battery

Client was charged with sexual battery. Alleged victim charged EB with raping
her after they went on date with friends to Blue Martini in West Palm Beach. Our
client maintained his complete innocence and even took and passed a polygraph
examination. The prosecution refused to dismiss the case or even to request
that their alleged victim take a polygraph of her own. Instead offering our client a
plea that involved years of State prison as a sexual predator. Effectively ruining
his life and future.

Having little choice, and with the support of his friends and family, attorneys
Matthew Ladd and Carlos Fleites represented EB at trial and secured a “Not
Guilty” verdict after only 15 minutes of deliberation. Cases like this illustrate the
Importance of effective, aggressive representation.

Attorney: Matthew Ladd, Esq.
Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Maximum Exposure: 15 years State Prison
Sexual Predator Designation.

Result: “Not Guilty” jury verdict on all charges


State of Florida v. H.D. F13-25495

Miami-Dade County, FL

Case Type: DUI Manslaughter

Client charged with DUI manslaughter after being involved in accident where her
best friend was killed. Blood analysis indicated an alcohol level over the legal
limit. Bottom of the sentencing guidelines were over ten years of State prison
with a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 years.

Mr. Fleites worked with the State, the victim’s next of kin and the Court and the
result was a non-jail sentence with house arrest, probation, lengthy license
revocation and the Defendant speaking at schools to educate students on the
dangers of driving under the influence. At the time of the sentence and at the
time that this is written, it is believed to be the lowest plea sentence on a DUI
manslaughter in Miami-Dade County.

Attorney: Carlos Fleites, Esq.

Maximum Exposure: 15 years State Prison

Result: House arrest, probation, license revocation, community
service, public speaking to students.