Congratulations to David Joffe on his masterful cross-examinations of 6 snitch witnesses in a large scale cocaine and heroin importation trial which resulted in a Rule 29 Judgment of Acquittal for his client, granted by none other than Judge _____. By the way, David's client was double 851 enhanced so that he faced mandatory life.
Seminole Indian charged with animal cruelty in Glades County involving the Seminole Police Department. Statement was made by client to law enforcement admitting to offence charged. Client faced up to 5 years in state prison. Joffe Law took deposition of witnesses in the case and was able to show that a licensed veterinarian had not rendered an expert medical opinion as to the animals case of death and even though there were other law enforcement officials who would testify to the condition of the animal the law firm was able to have the case dismissed.
In a drug trafficking case the client violated terms and conditions of probation for the second time. As a result of work completed, David Joffe was able to get client in and convince the court and state attorney office to put client back on original terms and conditions of probation.
Client was arrested for purchasing narcotics. David Joffe was able to convince detective and prosecutor to dismiss the case. Client was required to provide minimal cooperation. Case was dismissed.
Client was 12 years old and they forced to give a taped statement in front of her house. Joffe Law was able to have the statement suppressed (kept from being used in prosecution). Joffe Law was able to show that the statement was a custodial interrogation even though both the prosecutor and detective were adamant that client was "free to leave".
Client was accused of scalping unique and expensive concert tickets in front of the American Airlines Arena. Joffe Law was able to show that the client was merely trying to return the tickets. Client was here legally on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and immigration application was pending. Client was adamant that the charges must be dropped in order to protect his immigration status / application. The resulting case was dismissed.
Client was indicted in federal court for her involvement in a marriage fraud scheme. Joffe Law was able to convince US Probation Office and US attorneys office that the client should receive probation. At sentencing Joffe Law was also able to persuade the court to sentence the defendant to just one year probation.
Client was charged with grand theft in the first degree in excess of $100,000 and facing 15 years in prison. Through discovery, depositions and investigation, Mr. Joffe was able to convince the prosecutor that his client used assets as part of a trust in a way intended for the beneficiary. The prosecutor dropped all charges.
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys. Some comments include...
I just saw _____’s e-mail that Judge _____ granted your Rule 29 Motion. What can I say? Fantastic job! You are an amazing lawyer (and a great human being). I hope that your client appreciates what you have done for him. I’d love to talk with you and hear all about it if you want to share. Give me a call.
I am proud to say that I knew David Joffe when he was just starting out, and I am not surprised to hear that he gained this very difficult win. Great accomplishment!
Sweet, David, very sweet. I would venture to guess that you may be the first lawyer to have obtained a Rule 29 in a drug case from Judge _____.
That is a REMARKABLE victory, especially considering the judge and the prosecutors involved. Congratulations David!
Outstanding, considering the chances of getting a Rule 29 granted in federal court. Add to that the charges & judge in this case, and it is downright phenomenal.
Not guilty verdict! Client is charged with conspiracy involving four banks to affect interstate commerce with actual bank robbery. The client was also charged with bank robbery. After a three day trial the jury unanimously acquits Joffe's client. The Jury deliberated for one full day before returning verdicts of not guilty as to all counts.
Client pled to one count of defrauding a financial institution. The Law Firm of Joffe Law was able to convince the United States Attorney's Office to give the client a minimal role reduction in the plea agreement. Client sentenced to 15 months federal prison at sentencing. After further cooperation, the law firm was able to convince the United States District Court Judge to place client on a short term of home confinement.
Through serious negotiation with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, the law firm was able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to nolle prosse (dismiss) all charges with the simple return of the automobile that was the subject of the original criminal charge.
Client stopped driving rental car. Stop, search and seizure caught on law enforcement video. David J. Joffe was able to prove that large quantity of powder and crack cocaine was left in rental car by previous driver. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
The law firm of Joffe Law represented Client at trial. Client was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented client on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and client was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced client to non-reporting probation.
Joffe Law was able to get nine year old conviction reduced to a misdemeanor and a withhold of adjudication, such that a male immigrant could proceed with application for U.S. citizenship
A Florida man who was dropping by to visit friends was searched by local police after providing legal identification, whereupon marijuana and a pipe was found on his person. Because the arresting officer detained and searched the suspect without probable cause to believe that he was armed with a dangerous weapon and/or a danger to the officer or others, the marijuana and pipe were inadmissible as evidence. The Florida State Attorney dismissed the case upon reading the motion to suppress provided by Joffe Law.
Instead of going to prison on a mandatory 5 years sentence for possession and intent to deliver crack cocaine, Joffe Law got her charges reduced to misprison of a felony. Her sentence was reduced to 6 months in a drug treatment program and 4 months in a mental health facility.
In a case of mortgage processing fraud, where investigators uncovered documents that were falsified by an accounting firm and police seized $320,000, David Joffe was able to get the sentence for his client reduced from a maximum 10 years in Federal prison, to no prison time and 4 years probation. Multiple defendants in the case, not represented by Joffe Law, PA, were sentenced to federal prison.
A young woman charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, which carries 1 - 2 years prison sentence, went free because of David Joffe's defense.
A defendant charged with conspiring to bring unauthorized aliens into the U.S. for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain was acquitted. It was alleged that the defendant received a $30,000 payment for driving the boat. No witnesses could place the man at the crime scene. Cross examination of witnesses revealed their lack of credibility and no tangible evidence linking the defendant to the crime.
An employee of United Parcel Service was charged with conspiracy to commit theft of good through interstate commerce. It was alleged that he provided United Parcel Service uniforms to others who then would rob United Parcel Service trucks posing as employees. Cross-examination of two witnesses was enough to establish reasonable doubt. The defendant was acquitted.
In 1997 a Colombian woman was charged with drug trafficking in New York City. She allegedly had a suitcase containing 4 - 6 Kilos of heroin valued at $150,000 each. The incriminating evidence was contained in tapes of phone conversations between her and another person. The case was dismissed when it was shown through voice spectrograph analysis that it was not her voice on the tapes.
In 2000 a crew member of a freighter which was transporting 6 tons of cocaine was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. He was acquitted because there was no proof that he knew of the contents of the cargo, nor that he would directly benefit from the sale of said cargo. He was simply doing his job.
In 1997 a male of Jamaican descent was imprisoned for murder and armed robbery. While in a Federal penitentiary, he was charged with conspiracy to smuggle firearms into the prison, assault on a prison guard and conspired to attempt to escape from a federal metropolitan correctional center. He was found in the yard during a thunderstorm after prisoners were ordered inside. He was acquitted of all charges. Reasonable doubt was created when it was shown that the microphone on the loudspeaker was dead due to power outage during the storm and he could not have heard the order to return inside.
Joffe Law, PA was retained to represent an individual
who had previously pled guilty to possession of a misdemeanor amount of
marijuana. That same individual, within several months, was rearrested for
another misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The client not only faced a
possible two year license revocation, but also faced negative immigration
consequences based on his current immigration status in the United States. The
law firm filed a pretrial Motion to Suppress the evidence. As result of the
motion and hearing, Joffe Law, PA was able to show that the officer had
falsified evidence in order to sustain the arrest of the client. Joffe and
Joffe, PA was able to show the court, through cross-examination and case law,
that the factual scenario as set out by law enforcement was not correct. Joffe
and Joffe, PA was successful in having the court grant a pretrial motion to
suppress. The result was that the state was forced to dismiss its case.
Joffe Law, PA represented a young woman who was charged in a large
conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The client was facing a
10-year minimum mandatory sentence. Subsequently, the indictment was superseded
by the United States government and the money laundering count was added. The
money laundering count carried a substantially less period of incarceration and
no minimum mandatory. Joffe Law, PA was successful in negotiating a plea
with the government and allowing this client to enter a plea to the money
laundering account. The client went from facing a 15 year sentence that included
a 10-year minimum mandatory to a sentence of 24 months. The client was indicted
along with 22 codefendants, a majority of who received lengthy prison sentences.
In a recent federal case, the law firm represented a 70 year old individual charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The client had a prior federal conviction of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Joffe Law, PA was able to show that as a result of his client's age and deteriorating health that this client was at the eligibility age for release from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Joffe was successful in arguing to the trial judge that his client that this client fit the requirements for release back into society. The Court sentenced his client to a 13 month already served pretrial detention and place the client on an extended term of probation.
Joffe Law represented an individual who had previously been employed as a
police officer who had been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. After he and his young son were repeatedly verbally accosted by a
stranger in the parking lot of pharmacy and again in the store, they were
physically confronted in the parking lot as they were leaving. The off duty
officer repeatedly told the man to stop his aggressive advance, then pulled out
a police baton and struck the man twice. The off-duty police officer was
arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Through depositions and pretrial motions to dismiss and by aggressively pushing this case to trial, the prosecuting attorney's office capitulated and reduce the serious felony charge down to a misdemeanor battery charge. Our client walked out of court the date of trial, having entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, received a with hold of adjudication and minimal court costs and went home.
Joffe Law represented a woman who had grown up in a small island nation just south the state of Florida. Our client had been duped into depositing monies from a family member who lived there and worked who worked for the national telephone company. Unbeknownst to our client, the Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Task force) were actively investigating this conduct. Our client was contacted by law enforcement and immediately called us. Our client was able, through our diligent efforts, to obtain a letter of immunity from the United States Attorney's office and an agreement not to prosecute. The government initially contended that it could in fact indict our client for money laundering, bank fraud and wire fraud. Joffe Law was able to save our client from spending large legal fees and was able to keep the her from ever being charged.
Joffe Law was retained to represent an individual who had previously been in the banking industry. The individual was purchasing refurbished ATM machines from another individual in the state of Texas from within the state of Florida. The individual in Texas was sending fraudulently refurbished ATM machines to the client. The client refused to pay for essentially misrepresented goods. The seller of the ATM machines went to the FBI and wanted to have client indicted for theft of goods through interstate commerce. Joffe Law was able to intercede and through extensive written documentation and persistence was able to convince the FBI in Texas that the case should be litigated in civil court and was not a criminal matter.
Joffe Law represented a Colombian crewman who had been held in the country of Colombia for approximately two years prior to being extradited to United States. Once in the United States, the client was formally charged and faced a minimum mandatory 10-year prison sentence. Joffe Law was able to resolve the clients matter with a sentence of only 30 months. This was without substantial assistance. Joffe Law is currently awaiting a potential further reduction of sentence.
Joffe Law represented an individual with an extensive prior criminal history who was charged with battery on a law-enforcement officer. The client was sitting with his girlfriend outside of his apartment complex, allegedly having an argument, when two officers approached. One officer allegedly was punched in the chest by client. Joffe Law represented the client at trial. The client testified as did his girlfriend. Both officers testified. Through cross-examination of the police officers and testimony the client, Joffe Law was able to establish reasonable doubt before the jury. The client was found not guilty by the jury!
Joffe Law represented a bank manager who had allegedly engaging bank fraud. The bank manager was allegedly engaged in bank fraud involving Small Business Administration bank loans. Joffe Law was able to have client placed into a federal pretrial diversion program after paying a specific restitution amount. Client was able to avoid potential deportation and pursue full citizenship. Additionally, client was able to remain in the United States with client's young daughter. Charges were ultimately dismissed!
Joffe Law represented an individual who was employed at the port in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida known as Port Everglades. The client was charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 50 kg of cocaine. The client faced 20+ years of incarceration. The client was also charged in multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute. After two months of trial in United States District Court in and for the Southern District in West Palm Beach, Florida, the client was acquitted on all counts with the jury "hanging" and unable to decide on one count. Post trial, the government stated it would in fact retry the client on the "hung" count. The government then offered a plea to two telephone counts or eight years. The Joffe Law was able to negotiate a plea to a telephone count with a capital for years. Client entered the Federal Boot Camp program located at FCI Miami. The client was released from custody within 16 months. The case involved 11 defendants. One other defendant was acquitted. The other nine were sentenced to 20+ year federal prison terms.
Joffe Law represented a woman charged in a massive check cashing in bank fraud scheme. The woman had been sentenced to a federal prison time in order to pay a large sum of money for restitution by the trial court. Counsel was successful in representing client before United States Court of Appeals in and for the 11th circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. The case was remanded for re-sentencing for less time than client had already served and restitution was lowered from approximately $300,000 to approximately $1800.
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Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine
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