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Case Summaries

The following are brief summaries of a number of representative adult and juvenile cases we have worked, both recently and in the past. The juvenile client names and case numbers are considered confidential information and have been with held on purpose.

State of Florida vs. William Bozard
Case Number: 502007CF000978AXXXMB

The client, a resident of the state of Virginia, was in Palm Beach County for in-patient drug and alcohol treatment. At one point he left the facility and later found himself under arrest and charged with four counts of Battery on a Physician and /or Health Care Provider; each count a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. We were able to work quickly and diligently to investigate the case and establish alternate plan to prosecution and incarceration. The felony charges were dismissed (Nolle Prossed) by the State and the client was released back to treatment.

March 10, 2007

Dear Larry
We are so appreciative of the fine job you did representing our son, Billy. You were such a pleasure to work with during a very difficult time. It was wonderful to be able to count on you for such an important case. Not only did you demonstrate solid legal expertise, but you also have outstanding relationships throughout the legal system that served our son well. In addition, you were so accountable, kind and understanding during the process. My wife and I were especially appreciative of the very late evening you spent helping us ensure that Billy was safely transported to treatment upon release from incarceration.

You helped us achieve the best possible outcome for our son and we are extremely grateful for your hard work and excellent service. If you ever need a recommendation, please feel free to give out our name and number. We would be pleased to let people know what a great job you did for our family.

William L. Bozard, Sr.
William L. Bozard, Sr.
Midlothian, VA

State of Florida vs. Malcolm Cooper
Felony Case Number(s):

The client was arrested in four separate but related cases for multiple counts of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Burglary of a Structure, Burglary of a Conveyance, Grand Theft and Criminal Mischief. The felony burglary charges alone ranged from third degree felonies, punishable by up to five years per count, to second degree felonies, punishable by up to fifteen years per count. Adding up all of the charges and the potential time in prison was a very scary and sad prospect for the client and his parents. The client was a juvenile at the time of his arrest with no prior criminal or juvenile history. The cases, originally in juvenile court, were very quickly direct-filed to adult court due to the nature of the charges. We were able to conduct extensive discovery and investigation; including exploring a number of mitigating circumstances and ultimately resolved the matters in probation with no felony convictions, a number of the counts and two of the cases being dropped entirely.

July 18, 2010
VIA: E-Mail

Dear Larry,
Time certainly flies. It has been 7 months since the resolution of Malcolm’s case, and this letter of additional thanks and update on how Malcolm is doing is long overdue.

We cannot imagine going through the latter half of 2009 without your assistance and representation of our son Malcolm. The situation that Malcolm was in after his arrest when we met in March of 2009 was unfathomable to us. However, you were able to bring the case to the best possible resolution, while educating and supporting us regarding the situation that we found ourselves in.

We are pleased to report that Malcolm is doing well and has pursued his interest in car mechanics studying on his own and fixing his friends cars in our garage while looking for a full time job. He is currently interning at a specialty garage which we hope could turn into a good opportunity.

We hope all is well with you and your family. Best regards and many thanks from us all!

Bob & Liz Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper
Boca Raton, FL 33486

State of Florida vs. Brent Edwards
Case Number: 502008CF016871AXXMB

The client, a young man in his early thirties with no prior criminal history whatsoever, deeply involved in the local faith based community and working as a youth pastor, became involved with one of the teenage girls in the youth group. The case encompassed a very emotional and delicate matter resulting in a regrettable situation that had a profound effect on two people, two families, and countless other friends and supporters. The case required extensive discovery and investigation, expert witnesses, and many, many hours of trial preparation. Ultimately we were able to maintain the prosecution to only one count of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor over the Age of 16 and successfully negotiate a reduction (downward departure) of the minimum score of approximately six and a half years to three years prison followed by probation.

December 10, 2009

Dear Larry,
The end of the year and the coming holidays cannot go by without extending my heartfelt appreciation for the long hours you devoted to my son’s defense this past twelve months.

The outcome was not the miracle a parent prays for but no attorney could have done better guiding us through the unfamiliar legal process or conducted a more thorough defense. My heartfelt thanks for negotiating a reasonable plea with the prosecutor and for the many long-distance, after hours calls you made to keep us informed and encouraged. I will always credit you and your team with providing the guidance that allowed him to make a realistic decision-the alternative would have ended all hope of a normal life for him, as well as those who love him.

You were the bright spot in a dark and tearful year. All of us in the Michigan and Washington snow wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

In Appreciation,


Gail Edwards-Bryant

Mrs. Gail Edwards-Bryant
Southfield, Michigan

State OF FLORIDA vs. Jeffrey Kolb
Case No.: 06-000526TC A99

The client was stopped and arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in Martin County. The client and his family consulted with counsel almost immediately upon his release. Early intervention helped to bring to light a number of issues regarding the client’s physical and medical concerns that helped lead to the case being No Filed.

February 4, 2006

Dear Mr. Buck:

There would be a lack of sufficiency to merely leave a thank you message on your phone.

However it was accomplished, I have to express my sincere appreciation for your service to Jeffrey and us, his parents, in easing the tension of this occurrence.

Very truly yours,


Raymond E. Kolb

Mr. Raymond E. Kolb
Hobe Sound, FL

State of Florida vs. William Saber
Case Number: 502008CF001815AXXXXMB

Nearly six months after DCF had cleared their investigation regarding bruising on his son’s arm, the client was arrested and charged with Child Abuse. The State made the decision to file the case long after it would appear there was any immediate threat of present or future harm to the child, surprising the household with a warrant for his arrest in the very late evening hours. The client, a single father had not only his children at stake but his nearly twenty-five year career in education. After several months of case preparation, court appearances and negotiation, the case was ultimately dropped (Nolle Prossed) by the State. The child remained in his care and custody throughout the entire ordeal.

September 19, 2008
VIA: E-Mail

Larry –
First of all, thank you soooo much for helping me. After first meeting with you back in March, I knew you were the guy for me. I never even spoke with another attorney. You were great! I can’t tell you how relieved I am about everything. I have grown as a person and am a better parent because of all that has happened, but would easily trade my personal growth for the incident not happening at all. Thanks for all of your support through this ordeal.

Thanks again Larry,

Mr. William John Saber
Wellington, FL

State of Florida vs. Christopher Strong
502009MM018454AXXXNB Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Possession of Prescription Drugs
502009CT037154AXXXNB Reckless Driving
502009CF015462AXXXMB Felony Possession Schedule III / Reckless / Reckless / Racing
502010CT000971AXXXNB Reckless Driving
502010CT010438AXXXNB Driving on a Suspended License

The client was referred with a very lengthy driving and misdemeanor offense record. It was apparent that a number of issues beyond his control; physical, medical, psychological and emotional, were contributing to the reason for him repeatedly finding himself in trouble. With the help of an expert and the establishment of a plan to help the client move forward, all but one of the misdemeanor driving cases were ultimately dropped (Nolle Prossed) or No Filed by the State, including the felony drug possession.

February 26, 2010
VIA: E-Mail


From both myself and my wife Debra, Thank you!

Sent from my iPhone

Mr. Joseph Strong
Revere, Massachusetts

Thank you; don’t know how you did it, but Thanx, I mean it!
Christopher Strong

Mr. Christopher Strong
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

In the Interest of: C.A.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County
Juvenile Court

The following case concerns a juvenile under the age of twelve charged with serious felonies in juvenile court; the client’s name and case number has been withheld for privacy and confidentiality reasons.

In the case of C.A., the child suffered from bi-polar and schizoid affective disorder. The child had a documented history of mental health problems beginning at the age of seven. The child was charged in several cases, the most serious of which involved crimes of violence; two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, third degree felonies punishable by up to five years each. The child entered a plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. At the conclusion of trial, the verdict of the Court found the child to be Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity at the time of the offense. The child was placed in a mental health facility where the child remains to this day. The mental health defense was the only viable defense available to the child and the only course of action that could possibly result in serving the child and society’s best interests.

In the Interest of: M.D.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County
Juvenile Court

The following case concerns a juvenile under the age of twelve charged with serious felonies in juvenile court; the client’s name and case number has been withheld for privacy and confidentiality reasons.

In the case of M.D., the child suffered with mental health problems. The child was developmentally, cognitively and emotionally delayed and borderline mentally challenged as defined by law. The child was charged with a sex related offense regarding another child younger than seven years of age. Competence became an issue in this case both for the client and the alleged victim. Because of the nature of the charge and the potential long term consequences, including the Jimmy Ryce Act, (involuntary, indeterminate civil commitment as an adult for specific crimes following incarceration) the child could not resolve the case in any way short of trial. Ultimately, after a two year battle of experts, the State entered into a deferred prosecution agreement which resulted in a Nolle Prosse and all charges dismissed.

In the Interest of: J.M.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County
Juvenile Court

The following case concerns a juvenile who could have been direct filed to adult court; the client’s name and case number has been withheld for privacy and confidentiality reasons.

In the case of J.M. the child was charged in juvenile court with Felony Battery, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison if the case were in adult court. In this instance, Felony Battery was distinguished from Misdemeanor Battery because the injuries to the alleged victim were substantial enough to warrant filing the case as more than a simple Battery. The client, his brother and two of his friends were attending a back to school party. The party, a very large gathering was “unauthorized”, “unsupervised” and the party organizer, another minor, arranged for the serving of alcohol. As the evening wore on things got out of hand and one of the minors, the alleged victim, accused the client of shoving him. In an instant, fueled by alcohol and testosterone, several males and the alleged victim surrounded the client with the intention of fighting him. The client tried to leave and the crowd surrounding him kept him there; the alleged victim threw the first punch; the client defended himself and proved to be a much better fighter than anyone expected, knocking out the alleged victim’s front teeth. A free for all ensued and the client made a run for it. Several days later he was arrested for causing the fight and the injuries to the alleged victim. After extensive investigation, witness interviews and depositions, the case made its way to trial. The Court dismissed the charges halfway through the trial, granting the defense motion for a judgment of acquittal.

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