Florida Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction
Former Prosecutor with 26 Years of Experience
Appeals Lawyer
Former Prosecutor with 26 Years of Experience
Appeals Lawyer

Dismissal of grand theft charges upheld on appeal!

posted 2015| State v. R.J.

Client was arrested and charged with felony grand theft for stealing parts from a boat. The client filed a sworn motion to dismiss alleging that he did not have the intent to steal because he believed that he was entitled to the boat parts under the good faith doctrine.  The trial court granted the motion to dismiss. Mr. Forman was hired to handle the appeal for the client.  Even though a defendant’s intent is generally not allowed to be raised in a motion to dismiss, the appellate court agreed with Mr. Forman and upheld the dismissal!  All charges were dismissed and the client was happy.

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