Notable Results – Adult Criminal cases

Disclaimer:    The Florida Bar now allows attorneys to publish past case results.  Past case results indicate some of the types of cases an attorney has handled and some of the results obtained.  However, past results are never an indication of what can or will be accomplished in your own, individual caseEvery case is different. You may not obtain the same or similar results.   Nothing here or anywhere else in this website is to be construed as a prediction or guaranty of success or specific results.

Only “filed” case results shown:   Attorney Chris Anderson has resolved a great many legal disputes, civil and criminal,  before a lawsuit or charging document has been filed.   However, because it is more difficult for such non-filed case results to meet the “objectively verifiable” requirement of Rule 4-7.13(b)(3) of the Lawyer Advertising Rules of the Florida Bar, such results of non-filed cases are not shown here.


Duval County Felony Case No. 90-13270-CF; 1st DCA appeal No. 1998-03577; (CJA File No. 99-297)   CJA won client a belated appeal following a Special Master hearing to establish such right.


Duval County Felony Case No. 96-CF-011835. CJA represented the client in motion challenging the legality of his sentence.   CJA succeeded in reducing client’s prison sentence by six years.


Duval County Misdemeanor Case No. 0621176 MM. Exposure / Charges:  worthless check 832.05(4)(a) and driving without a licence.    CJA “undid” a negotiated plea deal that the Defendant entered into herself without a lawyer that resulted in a criminal conviction that threatened her career.  CJA successfully undid her bad plea deal  and worked out a new plea deal in which the court “withheld” from judging her guilty (so that she had no longer had a criminal conviction on her record).


Duval County Misdemeanor Case No. 06-MO-029460  adult misdemeanor “affray” (fighting) case. CJA represented client all the way to the morning of  trial, at which time the State dropped all charges.


Duval County first-degree murder Case No. 16-2009-CF-015530-AXXX.   There are only two possible sentences for first-degree murder: life in prison or the death penalty.   CJA was responsible for presenting special, sentencing evidence in an effort to obtain the lighter “life” sentence rather than the death penalty.  The effort to avoid the death penalty was successful.


Duval County first-degree murder Case No. 2009-CF-015161.  There are only two possible sentences for first-degree murder: life in prison or the death penalty.   CJA’s was responsible for presenting special, sentencing evidence in an effort to obtain the lighter “life” sentence rather than the death penalty.  The effort to avoid the death penalty was successful


Duval County misdemeanor Case No. 13-MM-2234.  The client was charged with misdemeanor petit theft of lumber from a major home-improvement store.   The client was already on probation in federal court and another conviction would have terrible consequences for him.  CJA engaged in discovery and investigation, filed a motion to suppress evidence  obtained by police and filed a separate motion to compel the State to produce store video surveillance evidence and to force the State to commit itself on the exact date and time of the alleged theft.    The State ended up completely dropping (“nolle prossing”) the case just days before  jury trial was set to begin.


Duval County Felony Case No. 99-12182-CF (A-D).   The Client was charged in four counts of massive, 52-count Information which charged the client  and three  other individuals in a  massive theft/fencing/cocaine possession & sales conspiracy.  CJA worked out a negotiated plea deal for the client in which the client pled guilty to just 1 count of dealing with stolen property and ended up receiving a sentence of  time already served in jail followed by 1 year probation. In other words, the client was released from jail the same day that the judge accepted the deal.


Duval County Felony Case No. 02-10996-5.   The client was charged with burglary to a structure and arming himself with dangerous weapon while inside.  Such burglary is a life felony.    CJA researched the case, evaluated the evidence and communicated with the prosecutor about it.  The State was convinced to drop the case entirely.


Duval County Felony Case No. 98-CF-13858.   Client was charged with violation of felony probation.   Client had originally been sentenced to 18 mos plus probation for felony fleeing law enforcement.  The case was resolved through the use of a negotiated agreement by which the received credit for the 60 days time he had already spent in jail for the violation, and a new battery charge connected with the violation was dropped.


Duval County Felony Case No. 01-7759-CFA. Client was charged with Burglary to structure or conveyance, a 3rd-degree felony.   The case was resolved with a negotiated plea agreement resulting in the judge withholding adjudication of guilt and sentencing client to one year of probation.  i.e. no jail time.


Duval County adult felony Case No. 97-2748-CFA.    Client was charged with  fraudulent use of credit card.   This was an “old charge” which “caught up”  with client after finished a jail on other offenses.  CJA got client a “time served” sentence.


Duval County adult felony Case No. 99-7233-CF.     Client was on sex offender probation, living with his parents, when the law regarding how far he must stay from children was changed in a way which threatened client with having to move.  CJA got this condition of probation modified so that, although client still had to stay away from children, he could remain in his parents’ home for another 5 ½ years.


Duval County adult misdemeanor Case No.  16 2006 MM 032629. Charges: Possession of 11-12 grams marijuana / possession of drug paraphernalia. Result: sentence of “time served” in jail. i.e. released same day his plea was entered.


Duval County misdemeanor Case No.: 08-MM-001465.  Client was charged with opening an unlicensed massage business.   CJA worked out a negotiated plea agreement through which the client entered a plea of no contest and the judge withheld adjudication of guilt and the client was sentenced to “time served” in jail.  i.e. client was released the same day he entered his plea and was sentenced.


Duval felony Case No. 06-CF-10705.  Client was charged in a 3rd-degree felony “False insurance claim” in connection with State’s allegations of the intentional torching of an automobile and subsequent insurance claim in connection with former girlfriend Ms. Kecia Johnson’s Chevrolet Malibu automobile, against which much money was still owed on the loan.  The case was resolved through the use of a negotiated plea agreement in which the client pled guilty to one felony count, as charged, with the judge withholding adjudication of guilt and  sentencing client to  “time served”. i.e. the plea deal ended the client’s jail exposure/time. The client pre-paid restitution as part of the agreement.


Duval County misdemeanor Case No.: 08-MM 29055.  Client was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.  CJA was hired.  The case ended up being “nolle prossed” (dropped) in its entirety.


Duval County felony Case No. 16 2006 CF 12368.   Charges: Sale or delivery of cocaine,(2nd-degree felony)  possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, contributing to the delinquency of a minor.   CJA was hired.  The case ended up being “nolle prossed” (dropped) in its entirety.


Duval County felony Case No.  2007-CF-007031.  Client was charged with tampering with evidence, a 3rd-degree felony punishable up to 5 years in prison.  Client accused of getting caught hiding handgun her boyfriend used to shoot and injure a victim.   The case was resolved following plea negotiations.  The about-to-give birth sentenced to 60 days jail followed by 2 years of community control.  Thereafter,   CJA filed a 3.800 “mercy” motion which got client a withhold of adjudication of guilt and deferred the start of client’s 60-day jail sentence until after the birth of her child.


Duval County felony Case No. 16-2008-CF-4403.  Client was charged with 6 counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child, Fla. Stat. 827.071(3).  Each such Count is a 2nd-degree felony,  punishable for up to 15 years in prison (i.e. total prison sentence exposure of 90 years ); In addition, client was charged with 10 counts of possession of  child pornography, each of which is a  3rd-degree felony punishable up to 5 years in prison (i.e. total prison sentence exposure of 50 years).  Therefore, the grand total of  Defendant’s possible sentence exposure was 140 years.   Following extensive negotiations, the case was resolved through the use of a negotiated plea agreement by which the client received a sentence of 4 years and seven months in prison, followed by probation.


Duval County misdemeanor case number  2009 MM 013043.  Client was charged with criminal battery and resisting a police officer without violence.  In addition, the State alleged that such new violations of law violated her existing, criminal probation.  The case was resolved through the use of a negotiated plea agreement in which the  State dropped the criminal battery charge and in which the client received a sentence of “time served” and a “pass to complete” on the resisting-a-police officer charge.   i.e. client was out of jail and did indeed successfully complete her end of the plea bargain.


Duval County felony case No.  16-2007-CF-801 A.  Client was charged with burglary to structure or conveyance.  CJA worked out a negotiated plea agreement with the State in which the client was sentenced to “time served”  and the judge withheld from judging client guilty of the offense.  In other words, the client was released from jail and not judged guilty of any offense.


Duval County felony case No. 07-2775.  This was an eight-count conspiracy to traffic in Oxycodone case.  The case was resolved through the use of a negotiated plea agreement which resulted in the Judge sentencing her to “time served” and probation and with the judge withholding from judging her guilty of any crime.  In other words, she ended up out of jail without any criminal conviction on her record.


Duval County Case No. 2010-MM-001724.  Client was charged with violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence.   CJA prepared and won a “reverse Williams rule” motion to allow evidence that the purported victim had a history of cornering and harassing CJA’s client.  The State ended up dropping all charges.


Duval County Case No. 16-2009-CF-015530-AXXX. This client/defendant was convicted of first-degree murder.   As the “mitigation” defense attorney, CJA was responsible for presenting evidence and trying to persuade the jury that he should be spared the death penalty.   The effort was successful.


Case No. 2009-CF-015161-AXXX. This was a second homicide case that the State prosecuted against the same client CJA also represented in the above Duval County murder Case No.  16-2009-CF-015530-AXXX.  Once again,  CJA was responsible for presenting evidence and trying to persuade the jury that he should be spared the death penalty.   The effort was successful.


Our file name and number: 09 (JV) Mason, Kieyon 903 and then Adult file 09 (AD) Mason, Kieyon 906   State v. K.M.  (CJA file No. 09-JV-903).  This juvenile client was initially prosecuted in juvenile court for armed robbery with a firearm.  Then, the State opted to prosecute him as an adult in adult felony court.   (Duval Adult Court Case No. 2009-CF-12906).  CJA resolved the case with a negotiated plea agreement in which the client received a sentence of “time already served” in jail plus the judge withheld from judging client guilty.  In other words, the client ended up being released from jail and got no criminal conviction on his record.


Case No. 13-MM-2234.  The adult defendant, already on federal probation in another case, was arrested and prosecuted for misdemeanor theft of lumber from a major home-improvement store.  Conviction would have been an automatic violation of federal probation, subjecting client to imprisonment.  CJA succeeded in persuading the State to drop the case entirely.