I was a trembling kid in a county jail when I met Bob Morris. I was in a lot of hot water for a twenty-two year old, and I had never been in trouble before. Bob would visit me every couple of weeks to give me a status update on my case, most of which was never great, but he was always pleasent, and it got me out of cell group for a while.
Bob, in my opinion, appeared to think my case was going to be a bit easier than it turned out being. However, when he discovered that the SA had lied to the judge at my arraignment, and took my case as a personal mission, he kicked into a different gear. He depositioned the main witness to my case with the SA present, and despite most of the facts in my case being negated by the deposition the SA would not drop the charges and Bob became angry with the SA.
We went all the way to the trial date, and Bob got me a plea deal. He gave me the opportunity to go forward, knowing that I had a chance to be convicted or to be exonerrated. The SA knew the case had fallen apart and offered me a plea to the third degree felony and a misdemeanor, with adjudication withheld and with no probation as long as I gave up a state license. I did end up serving some probation because I had to pay fines. I don't think Bob or I realized how greatly this would affect my life, it had been difficult to get work for the first year after, but I work now.
I regret the decision that I made, I might have risked it, but Bob explained to me all the likely outcomes, and left it up to me. It has been a while since this happened, three years now, and I still think about it everyday, it's still with me. Bob had me to his office a few times after I got out, and was always nice and chatted with me for a few hours, he was always cordial and pleasent.
I think that when it comes to choosing and attorney you need to look at a lot of factors, and in the end you need to make a decision that you feel comfortable with. Bob is a good attorney and certainly merits consideration, he has spent time as a SA and knows the Brooksville scene pretty well. He will allow you to make decisions and will definitely fight for you; the end of my trial was a welcome experience, and I made my decision out of wanting to be free and not left in a jail any longer, if I could go back and do it differently I might, but it's a risky move in any trial.
I know that everyone wants an attorney to promise that everything will go away, but that isn't always the outcome.