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Our Case Results

  • Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence

    Not Guilty

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.

  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures

    Not Guilty

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.

  • False Arrest

    Charges Dropped

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

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  • Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Probation Only

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene

    Probation Only

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.

  • Final Injunction Hearing

    Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.

  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence

    Not Guilty

    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.

  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis

    Case Dropped

    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.

  • Personal Injury

    $250,000 Pre-Trial

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

  • Personal Injury Police Misconduct

    $325,000 Pre-Trial

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser fought long and hard to secure an unusually high $325,000 settlement for a client who was subjected to alleged excessive force by a police officer.

  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver Near a School

    Case Dropped

    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg filed a motion to suppress all evidence in the case, challenging the police tactics used to secure the evidence. Upon reviewing the motion, the State declined to go forward, and dropped the case without a hearing, avoiding a potential 30-year prison sentence.

  • Possession of Heroin, Found On Client's Lap

    Charges Dropped

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a motion to suppress the evidence, based on police officers violating a client's constitutional rights during an investigation. After reviewing the motion, the prosecutor dropped the charge, and the client avoided the stigma of having a felony charge on his record.

  • Second DUI Offense, with Failed Roadside Tests

    Plea Bargain To A Lesser Charge

    Outcome: Client faced significant punishment as this was an alleged 2nd DUI. Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial with client and exposed conflicts in several officers' testimony. The jury could not reach a verdict, although five out of six jurors voted not guilty immediately upon deliberation. Based on the result of the trial, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced the prosecutor to drop the DUI and offer client a plea to reckless driving.

  • Third-Degree Felony: Driving While License Suspended

    Reduced Charge

    Outcome: Due to client’s history of felony convictions, State offered client five years in Florida State Prison. Upon Mr. Rudenberg filing a motion asserting client’s due process rights, state reduced charge to a misdemeanor, and client was placed on misdemeanor probation.

  • Trafficking in Cocaine, with Video-Taped Confession

    Not Guilty

    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg fought the case in a four-day jury trial, presenting evidence that the video-taped confession was false, and the State’s evidence was insufficient to convict. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty of Trafficking in Cocaine, and client avoided a minimum mandatory three-year prison sentence, and statutory $50,000 fine.

  • Violation of Probation, New Offenses Alleged

    Charges Dropped

    Outcome: Client had several previous probation violations and was then accused of driving on a suspended license and resisting an officer without violence. The prosecutor in the probation case was adamant about revoking client's probation and offering substantial prison time. Rudenberg & Glasser convinced the prosecutor handling the new offenses to drop the charges, and thus client's probation was reinstated.