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First Degree Murder, Capital Felony

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with first degree murder. The case went to trial. Ms.Novo was able to call into question the credibility of the State’s witnesses including that of the co-defendant. The client was facing life in prison. The jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Aggravated Assault Firearm, Mandatory Minimum Sentence of 20 Years

Gabriela Novo a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL represented a young man who was charged with Aggravated Assault with a firearm. The client was facing a minimum of twenty years in prison due to the gun charge. The case went to trial and Ms. Novo was able to convince the State Attorney to find the defendant Not Guilty. The client will not have to serve time.

Soliciting a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using a Computer, Second Degree Felony

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with a second degree felony. Ms. Novo was able to convince the State Attorney to reduce the charge to a third degree felony, taking away the sexual offender designation. The client was facing at a minimum 42 months in prison and a maximum of 20 years at the top end. The State Attorney reduced the sentence to probation.

Robbery Firearm, First Degree Felony Punishable by Life in Prison

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with robbing another man with a firearm. The client was facing a minimum of ten years in prison due to the gun charge. Ms. Novo was able to convince the State Attorney to take away the ten year minimum mandatory prison sentence. The client’s sentence was reduced to community control followed by probation.

Attempted Kidnapping, Second Degree Felony, False Imprisonment, Third Degree Felony, and Stalking, First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with three cases. Due to these three cases, the client was in jail without a bond. The Assistant State Attorney offered eight years in prison for these three cases. The client rejected the offer and went to trial. At trial, Ms. Novo convinced the jury that the client was not guilty of these offenses and they returned a verdict of not guilty.

Aggravated Battery Pregnant Female, Second Degree Felony and Felony Battery, Third Degree Felony

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with two cases: aggravated battery pregnant female, and a felony battery in domestic violence court. Due to these two cases, the client was in jail without bond. Ms. Novo filed a Demand for Speedy Trial on both cases. At trial, the Assistant State Attorney dismissed both charges.

Petit Theft, First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with a petit theft crime. The offer from the state was a withhold of adjudication and court costs, the lowest possible sentence that could be given by the court. Ms. Novo and client decided to proceed to trial. At trial, the Assistant State Attorney dismissed the case.

Felony Battery, Third Degree Felony and Violation of Injunction First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with two cases: felony battery, and violation of an injunction in domestic violence court. Due to these two cases, the client was in jail without a bond. During the investigation phase, known as Discovery, Ms. Novo took a three-hour deposition of her that demonstrated that she wasn’t honest about the alleged incident. Immediately after the deposition, the Assistant State Attorney agreed to reduce the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor battery.

Deportation Defense

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with overstaying his visa by the Department of Homeland Security. After his arrest for Grand Theft, ICE transported him the Broward Transitional Center, an immigration detention facility. The client was at the immigration facility without a bond. Ms. Novo filed a motion for bond, and also filed I-130 and I-485 petitions. The I-130 form is a petition for Alien Relative (family based green card) and I-485 form is an application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The motions for bond and both petitions were granted and the client was released from the immigration facility. As a result, the client now has legal status in this country.

Attempted Kidnapping, Second Degree Felony, False Imprisonment, Third Degree Felony, and Stalking, First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with three cases. Due to these three cases, the client was in jail without a bond. The Assistant State Attorney offered eight years in prison for these three cases. The client rejected the offer and went to trial. At trial, Ms. Novo convinced the jury that the client was not guilty of these offenses and they returned a verdict of not guilty.

Aggravated Battery Pregnant Female, Second Degree Felony and Felony Battery, Third Degree Felony

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with two cases: aggravated battery pregnant female, and a felony battery in domestic violence court. Due to these two cases, the client was in jail without bond. Ms. Novo filed a Demand for Speedy Trial on both cases. At trial, the Assistant State Attorney dismissed both charges.

Petit Theft, First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with a petit theft crime. The offer from the state was a withhold of adjudication and court costs, the lowest possible sentence that could be given by the court. Ms. Novo and client decided to proceed to trial. At trial, the Assistant State Attorney dismissed the case.

Felony Battery, Third Degree Felony and Violation of Injuction First Degree Misdemeanor

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with two cases: felony battery, and violation of an injunction in domestic violence court. Due to these two cases, the client was in jail without a bond. During the investigation phase, known as Discovery, Ms. Novo took a three-hour deposition of her that demonstrated that she wasn’t honest about the alleged incident. Immediately after the deposition, the Assistant State Attorney agreed to reduce the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor battery.

Deportation Defense

Ms. Novo represented a man who was charged with overstaying his visa by the Department of Homeland Security. After his arrest for Grand Theft, ICE transported him the Broward Transitional Center, an immigration detention facility. The client was at the immigration facility without a bond. Ms. Novo filed a motion for bond, and also filed I-130 and I-485 petitions. The I-130 form is a petition for Alien Relative (family based green card) and I-485 form is an application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The motions for bond and both petitions were granted and the client was released from the immigration facility. As a result, the client now has legal status in this country

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