DONET, MCMILLAN & TRONTZ, P.A.
At Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A., the results that we have been able to achieve on a consistent basis for our clients have given us an outstanding reputation throughout Miami and South Florida. Because of our proven record that often goes unmatched in the legal community, our firm's name has become synonymous with trial-winning representation and tireless client advocacy.
Though we cannot guarantee the same results for every client, we do encourage you to read through the following case results to get a feel for how we can provide the same level of defense to your particular circumstances. We strongly believe that the proof is in our numbers. We are more than confident in our ability to bring a satisfactory resolution to your case.
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RESULT: DismissedJudge Dismisses Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon Charge After Jury Trial
A Broward County circuit court judge granted a Motion for Judgment of Acquittal after a two day jury trial. The State Attorney's Office charged our client with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly chased another individual through a park full of children with a baseball bat. Aggravated assault is a third degree felony punishable up to five years in prison. Our client was arrested at his son's little league baseball game after he was involved in a violent confrontation with another parent. During the confrontation, our client armed himself with a baseball bat and swung it violently as he chased the other man throughout the parking lot. The prosecutors offered the defendant a plea that would have required him to go to state prison. Following our advice, our client refused the State's plea offer even though he faced up five years in prison had he not prevailed at trial. Our Miami criminal defense lawyers defended the case from its inception through trial. Through our aggressive approach to the case, our attorneys convinced the judge that our client acted in self-defense resulting in the dismissal of the charges and the case.
RESULT: DismissedNew York Resident Charged with Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine Goes Home with a Dismissal
Miami-Dade narcotics detectives along with DEA agents arrested three men who traveled to Miami to allegedly purchase four kilos of cocaine. Law enforcement officers alleged that our client traveled to Miami from New York in a pick-truck with more than $40,000 concealed in a hidden compartment. One of the men made contact with an undercover police officer in a mall parking lot and discussed completing the transaction. Our client was in the parking lot watching the alleged negotiations. The criminal lawyers at DMT were able to convince the prosecution that no evidence existed to prove that our client was part of the conspiracy to purchase the cocaine from the undercover officer. Although our client was in possession of a large sum of money, the prosecutor could not prove the funds were derived from a criminal source and therefore could not prosecute the money laundering case. DMT was able to point out these deficiencies to prosecuting authority, who in turn, dismissed all of the charges brought against our client.
RESULT: DismissedUniversity of Miami Student Exonerated of all Charges
The attorneys at DMT represented a University of Miami student charged with committing an aggravated assault against another UM student. Our client was awoken in his dorm room by loud noises and yelling coming from outside of the room. A verbal dispute arose between our client and the other student responsible for making the noise. After challenges were made by both sides, our client returned to his a room and allegedly returned with a knife and threatened the other student. After being retained by the client, criminal lawyers at DMT were successful and getting the felony charged dismissed. Our client was awarded the dismissal after taking one anger class and passing a drug test. After the charges were dismissed our client was permitted to return to university and complete his degree.
RESULT: DismissedJudge Dismisses Charges for Tampering with Evidence Against Miami Police Officer
A veteran Miami-Dade Police officer was charged with tampering with evidence by allegedly removing bullet casings from a crime scene. After obtaining a warrant to search the officer's house and taking dozens of sworn statements from other witnesses, the officer was arrested and charged with a felony. Knowing that he needed the best representation he could find because his career and future were in jeopardy, he hired DMT for help. On the eve of trial, our highly experienced criminal defense trial attorneys were able to persuade the Judge to dismiss all charges against the officer. DMT was able to have the case dismissed before the jury trial even started.
RESULT: Found Not GuiltyDriver Charged with DUI on Miami Beach Acquitted by Jury
A driver leaving Miami Beach at 3:00 a.m. was observed by an officer following another vehicle too closely on the McArthur Causeway. At trial, the Miami Beach officer testified that the driver exhibited all of the signs of impairment including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he was unsteady on his feet. The officer also testified that he failed all of the roadside exercises, HGN, walk-and-turn, finger-to-nose, one-leg-stand and balance test. The driver was arrested and transported to the jail, where he refused to take the breath test. The prosecutor refused to drop the charge or reduce the DUI to a lesser charge.
Faced with having a DUI conviction on his record for the rest of his life, higher insurance rates, hundreds of dollars in fines, probation, impounding of his car and many other penalties, the driver elected to go to trial. As with every trial conducted by our firm, our Miami DUI attorney prepared and tried the case. Following a two-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict in twenty minutes.
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