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Nelson Tilden’s Legal Cases

23 total

  • State v. M. H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Violation of Probation Dismissed
    Description:
    My firm was recently re-hired by a former client who was charged with Violation of Probation in Seminole County, Florida for a second time. Our client was on probation for a alcohol related reckless driving charge that our firm was previously and successful in defending and reducing from a DUI charge. Our client was being tested on a weekly basis through his counseling center for alcohol controlled substances consumption. At his most recent counseling meeting, our client tested positive for alcohol by way of urine testing. As a result, our client’s probation officer filed a probation violation affidavit and submitted the violation to the court and office of the State Attorney for prosecution. After researching the method of collecting our client’s urine sample, as well as the type of alcohol test used and the location of the lab conducting the test it was determined that neither would be admissible in court to prove our client willfully violated his probation. As a result, the State Attorney dismissed the Violation of Probation charge at the hearing and our client’s probation was terminated in compliance.
  • State v. B.J.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 07, 2009
    Outcome:
    Theft Charge Dismissed
    Description:
    Our client was charged with Shoplifting and Petit Theft at an Orlando, Florida area Wal-Mart store, under Fla. Statute 812.014. Our client and her husband were checking out at a self check isle and were stopped by Wal-Mart loss prevention officers as they were leaving the store. Wal-Mart accused our clients of scanning only part of the items in their cart and attempting to leave the store without paying for the balance of their merchandise. Attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden filed several pre-trial motions to inspect evidence including the in-store video surveillance camera footage. Mr. Tilden also interviewed Wal-Mart store employees and security staff. Based on the information and evidence Mr. Tilden was able to acquire, he was successful in convincing the State Attorney’s Office to dismiss the criminal case against our client.
  • State of Florida v. M.I.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Drug Charge Dismissed
    Description:
    TILDEN LAW was recently successful in defending a client charged with a drug offense which resulted in all criminal charges being dropped. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department arrest report, our client was initially stopped for throwing a lighted cigarette out of his window while driving his vehicle on Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida. After being advised the reason for the stop, the Deputy requested permission to search our client’s vehicle which he refused. A K-9 unit was called to the scene of the stop to conduct a canine search from the vehicle’s exterior. According to the report, the K-9 units sweep search of the vehicle resulted in a “hit” or positive indication of drugs. A search of the interior of the vehicle revealed a bag of Marijuana and two marijuana smoking pipes in the center console. Our client was arrested on two charges of possessing cannabis and drug equipment. Immediately after being retained by our client, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, filed pleadings entering a plea of not guilty as to all charges and requested copies of all drug tests conducted. Mr. Tilden also petitioned the State Attorney’s office to dismiss all charges against his client. As a result, the Orange County State Attorney’s office agreed with our request, dismissing all charges against our client.
  • State of Florida v. R. Krause

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DUI Dismissed
    Description:
    Tilden Law recently represent a client who had been arrested in Seminole County and accused of DUI. Our client was initially stopped for failing to maintain her lane of travel and was vieweed by the arresting officer that she left her lane of travel. The officer noted in his report that our client had a smell of alcohol from our client’s breath. Inside the vehicle there were two passengers who appeared intoxicated. Our client agreed to participate in Field Sobriety Tests at the roadside which indicated impairment according to the officer’s report. Our client was arrested and taken to the Seminole County Jail where she refused the breath test. After interviewing our client, witnesses and the officer, Attorney, N. Fleetwood Tilden, recognized several potential issues relating to both the vehicle stop and arrest of our client. Mr. Tilden filed several pre-trial motions based on these legal issues and began extensive negotiations with the Office of the State Attorney. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the pending DUI charge and re-file as a lesser charge.
  • State v. B. R.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Charge Reduced
    Description:
    Our client was stopped while driving his vehicle on State Road 434 after being personally seen by the officer purchasing alcohol at a convenience store and showing signs of intoxication. Once our client was stopped, the officer observed slow sluggish movements, slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. Field sobriety exercises were performed and our client was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI while having a prior less than 5 years from the arrest date.
  • State v. R.B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Charge Reduced
    Description:
    Seminole County Sheriff responded to a call regarding a reckless driver on State Road 434. Our client’s vehicle was allegedly weaving and driving off the roadway and running a stop sign. After performing field sobriety exercises which were allegedly conducted poorly, our client was arrested and subsequently had a blood alcohol level of .176 and .186.
  • State v. M.K.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Our client was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with a prior. According to the police report, our client was involved in a traffic accident damaging another vehicle. After leaving the scene, our client was ultimately arrested after a positive I.D. was obtained from the victim.
  • State v. A.G.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Officers responded to investigate a traffic crash where our client was allegedly involved as the driver. Officers observed our client swaying while standing still, bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech and a heavy amount of alcohol on his breath. Field sobriety exercises were conducted whereby our client allegedly failed the exercises.
  • State v. A.P.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Reduced
    Description:
    At approximately 2 a.m. our client was seen driving her vehicle in Seminole County making an improper turn and driving up on the curb which resulted in her vehicle being stopped by law enforcement. Field sobriety exercises were conducted as well as admissions of consuming alcohol by our client who allegedly had bloodshot red eyes and slurred speech. Result: Case Reduced at trial to a lesser offense.
  • State v. N.L.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Reduced
    Description:
    2nd DUI Charge: Our client was witnessed by another driver of running his vehicle off the road and striking a tree while driving at approximately 2 a.m. on Maitland Boulevard. Police arrived at the scene and questioned our client, paramedics arrived and transported our client to the hospital where he was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.