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Michael Lewis Bowdish

Michael Bowdish’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • State v. S.R. (AGGRAVATED BATTERY)

    Practice Area:
    Violent crime
    Date:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY; guilty of lesser offense, felony battery
    Description:
    Aggravated Battery: Physical confrontation between Defendant and victim left the victim permanently disabled. Jury returned a verdict for a lesser offense, shaving off ten years from the prison sentence. We are appealing the sentence based on errors made by the judge during trial.
  • State v. J.V. (AGG. ASSAULT FIREARM)

    Practice Area:
    Violent crime
    Date:
    Aug 06, 2009
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY (firearm returned to Defendant)
    Description:
    Aggravated Assault with a Firearm: A detailed cross-examination and impeachment of the alleged victim in a road-rage type case produced a reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors.
  • State v. J.L. (Second District Court of Appeal)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Outcome:
    AFFIRMED IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT
    Description:
    State appealed the Trial Court's order granting judgment of acquittal and throwing out the jury's guilty verdict. However, the Second District Court of Appeal agreed with the Trial Court's ruling.
  • State v. J.L. (POSS. FIREARM/RACKETEERING)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2006
    Outcome:
    GUILTY VERDICT THROWN OUT
    Description:
    Felonious Possession Firearm and 37 counts of Racketeering/Drug Trafficking
  • State v. P.D. (AGGRAVATED STALKING)

    Practice Area:
    Violent crime
    Date:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Outcome:
    PRR MAXIMUM SENTENCE REVERSED
    Description:
    5 year Prison Releasee Reoffender Sentence Reversed as Illegal. I spent hours researching this complex ex post facto issue and moved to strike the mandatory maximum sentence from consideration. The trial court denied it. Then I moved to correct illegal sentence. That was denied as well. We appealed the case, but the appellate public defender would not agree to argue my issue. I instructed the Defendant to file a post-conviction motion based on the ex post facto issue. The Second District Court of Appeal agreed that the sentence was illegal and reversed the sentence.
  • State v. N.L. and A.R. (BATTERY, two counts)

    Practice Area:
    Violent crime
    Date:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY (both clients)
    Description:
    We decided to consolidate, into a single trial, our two clients accused of battery on an individual at nightclub in Ybor City.
  • State v. T.M. (GRAND THEFT)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Grand Theft: At the time the Defendant was arrested, she was found in a vehicle parked outside the store. She was sitting on the stolen merchandise worth hundreds of dollars.
  • State v. J.E. (DUI, POSS. MARIJUANA)

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2004
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY: DUI, Possession Marijuana
    Description:
    5 Counts: DUI, DWLS, Obstruction, Possession Marijuana, Open Container. Client's second DUI within 9 months was accompanied by charges for marijuana possession, obstruction, driving on a DUI-suspended license, and an open container of alcohol.
  • State v. C.L. (THEFT)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Theft: I tried this case with defense attorney, Michael Fluke. Together we developed a theory of defense built on the testimony of the state's key witness. The prosecutors never saw it coming. This was one of the most innovative trial tactics I have employed. Ask me or Mike Fluke about it.