We have recovered millions for our personal injury clients, won jury trials around the state, and we have an outstanding track record in criminal defense cases.
In 2016, a young man was placed on felony probation in Leon County, Florida for Carrying a Concealed Firearm. Not even one year later he was arrested in Broward County on allegations of domestic violence-related conduct and held without bond. He then hired Jordan Redavid, Esq. to defend him in both cases. Jordan was able to successfully and creatively employ litigation strategies that allowed his client to have the Broward County State Attorney’s Office abandon its prosecution for violating a domestic violence injunction, and then convince the Leon County State Attorney’s Office to agree to allow the judge in Tallahassee to dismiss the pending felony violation of probation. In the end, this young man was completely reinstated to probation without ever having to admit to any wrongdoing or accept any plea deals.
In 2014 the Miami-Dade Police Department and SRT (i.e. SWAT) executed a search warrant on an apartment suspected of drug activity. Inside, Jordan Redavid’s client sat on a couch, watching a Miami Heat playoff game, with 2 firearms, 14+ grams of heroin; 2lbs+ of marijuana; 500+ individually wrapped bags of crack cocaine; hydrocodone pills; and powder cocaine all in plain sight. The police had found the drug hole they were looking for. Within minutes, the entire scene was photographed and cataloged, during which his client’s photo ID and EBT debit card were found in plain view next to gun magazines and ammunition. Although all of the other people arrested in the home that day took a plea deal to many years in prison, the one represented by Jordan Redavid did not. Despite facing an almost certain life sentence if convicted, Jordan’s client, a young man in his twenties, proceeded to a multi-day jury trial where Jordan Redavid was able to convince the jury to acquit his client on all counts (including lesser-included offenses). He was found not guilty of all charges.
A Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a pickup truck going 80+ mph in a 50mph zone in the early evening hours. The driving pattern of the truck was caught on dashcam video. When the officer approached the driver, he was recording everything on his body-worn microphone and camera. The driver appeared dazed and confused. When asked to provide his registration, the driver exited his vehicle without being asked and walked around his truck, as he did he held onto the bed for obvious balance. When he tried to get the registration out of the glove compartment, he dropped it. The driver then admitted to having a few beers recently, and a cold beer was found in the passenger seat. The driver refused to perform roadside exercises, but when searched, had unmarked pills and a straw in his possession. After being arrested the driver also refused to provide a breath sample. This driver had previously been convicted of DUI several years ago. With Jordan Redavid as his trial attorney, this person was acquitted at trial and found not guilty of all charges.
Client was arrested for DUI after having balance issues exiting his vehicle at the scene of a traffic stop, an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and an inability to follow instructions. This entire encounter was captured on the police officer’s body camera. The client had previously been arrested and convicted of DUI, and this time, refused to take part in field sobriety exercises or provide a breath sample, which resulted in a second crime being charged. Given his extensive criminal history, the State wanted several months in jail and convictions as part of any plea. After hiring Jordan Redavid as his lawyer, the client was then offered a breakdown to lesser charges on trial day—despite all officers being present in court– which Jordan Redavid counseled him not to accept. Jordan had filed pretrial motions to exclude some evidence but felt confident that the case could be beat at trial. The State then offered to dismiss one charge and offer a withhold to a lesser charge on the other. Again, the client rejected the deal on Jordan’s advice. The State then offered to dismiss all criminal charges if the client plead guilty to a traffic infraction. Again, no deal. Finally, the State simply abandoned all charges to avoid going to trial.
Client was under the age of 21 when she was driving her vehicle with her friends in it on the way back home from a Spring Break event. The Client unfortunately caused a very serious auto accident, crashing into another civilians car. One of those civilians saw the Client behind the wheel and notified the police when they arrived. The Client was immediately suspected of DUI after smelling of alcohol, slurring her speech, and having balance issues. Back at the police station, the Client provided a breath sample of 0.095 g/210L—over the legal limit. After hiring Jordan Redavid as her lawyer, all criminal charges were abandoned by the State on trial day despite all of their witnesses – civilians and police alike – showing up. That was because Jordan Redavid had filed several pretrial motions seeking to exclude his Client’s statements and the results of her breath test and convinced the prosecutor that his client was likely to prevail at trial.
Client was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. After talking with the police, a full search of the Client’s vehicle was conducted. During the search, a bag of cocaine was found. Client was the only occupant in the vehicle. After hiring Jordan Redavid as his lawyer, the Client was able to have all criminal charges dismissed.
Investigators conducted a several-month long investigation regarding theft from the multi-million-dollar construction site for Brickell City Centre. Over a dozen people who were legitimately working the project would come back later and steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of material, copper piping, and utilities from the site. They were captured on photos and videos and followed to local scrap yards where they offloaded the stolen goods and got paid. With major victims such as as Brickell City Centre property developers and FPL, the State Attorney’s Office via the Economic Crimes Unit arrested and charged over one dozen defendants with Racketeering (RICO), Conspiracy, Grand Theft, and other felony charges. With Jordan Redavid as his attorney, however, one defendant had his case successfully dismissed before trial; he was the only co-defendant to get such a result.
After being placed on Probation for Reckless Driving (a reduced charge from Driving Under the Influence) just months earlier, a man was involved in a car accident in the parking lot of a shopping center in Aventura. A couple was driving their vehicle when the man behind them shortly before an argument ensued. After both drivers stepped out of their cars, the vehicle being driven by the man rolled into the other driver’s vehicle. The man got back into his car and attempted to leave the scene, but because he was being followed by the couple, parked his car further away. The man ran away, but upon returning the next day, found that his was no longer there. The police had convinced him to come into the station and report the car stolen. The man listened and, at the police station, gave a full confession as to what had happened the day before. He was then arrested. The prosecution decided to enter a nolle prosequi to all three charges on the day of trial.
The defendant was parked on a street beside a “No Parking” sign. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed the driver rolling a marijuana cigarette. The officer had the driver step out of the vehicle and arrested him. Jordan Redavid was able to convince the prosecutor, on the day of trial, to enter a nolle prosequi.
After being caught on tape for breaking into a cash register and stealing from a kiosk in a mall, a young man was arrested. While being questioned by the police about the crimes, the young man gave and signed a full confession—not just to that one incident, but others that occurred before it. In court, although the State prosecutor had all the necessary evidence and witnesses available, the State was convinced to enter a nolle prosequi.
Shortly after 3am, a DUI Task Force police officer saw an SUV with 4 young males speeding (75mph in a 45mph) down US-1 in South Miami. After conducting a traffic stop, the officer clearly noticed that the driver, who had difficulty handing over the requested documentation, smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, and a flushed face. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol at a concert earlier that night. After failing to perform to standards on 5 field sobriety exercises, the driver was arrested for DUI. He refused to provide a breath sample upon request, which, during trial, the prosecutors argued showed his “consciousness of guilt” (that is, if was sober, he would have blown, but because he knew he was drunk, he didn’t). After only 20 minutes of deliberations, the jury acquitted the driver on all counts.
A car being driving through a residential area crashed when its driver ignored obvious signs of construction, leaving the car stuck and unable to move. Civilian eyewitnesses saw the entire incident. Upon police arrival, the registered owner of the vehicle was standing next to the vehicle, which had the keys still inside the ignition. After noticing signs of intoxication and obtaining statements, the officer arrested the woman. In jail, a call she placed to her bondsmen contained a confession (both as to driving and intoxication); a confession introduced as evidence against her at trial. With Jordan Redavid as lead appellate counsel, the woman won on appeal.
Witnesses observed a driver veer off the roadway in an affluent area in Aventura and drive on the grassy shoulder for approximately 300 ft before striking a solid “No Parking” sign. The driver then over-corrected, swerving back onto the roadway, and struck a doctor who was riding a bicycle. Witnesses called the police and fire rescue to the scene and noted to the police that the driver appeared to be “asleep” or “not attentive” at the time of the accident. Officer’s noticed the driver was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. After failing to perform field sobriety exercises to standards, the driver was arrested. At the police station, the driver provided two breath samples that registered over the legal limit for Breath Alcohol Limits (0.104 g/210L and 0.097 g/210L). Before trial, Jordan Redavid filed several motions which resulted in a dismissal of all the citations and reduced charges to Reckless Driving.
On February 23, 2015, three civilian witnesses saw a pickup truck leaving a parking lot, jump a curb, swerve all over the roadway, drive in excess of 80mph, nearly hit and injure a motorcyclist, and continue to drive recklessly. They called 911 to report it. An officer responded and saw the same pickup truck driving erratically. When the officer activated his lights and sirens, the pickup truck ignored the officer, continuing to drive for another half mile before pulling over. While asking the driver for his license, registration, and insurance, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes; he also noticed the driver was fumbling through his wallet and kept passing his license. The officer asked the driver to get out of the car, after which the officer activated his dash cam audio/video recorder. The driver admitted to drinking and exhibited slurred speech on the video. He also failed to perform to standard on the sobriety tests (including the walk-and-turn, Rhomberg balance, and one-leg stand). The driver was arrested for DUI and searched. A search of his pockets revealed a clear plastic baggie containing loose white pills and marijuana. Later, at the police station, while still being audio/video recorded, the driver admitted to being “impaired” by alcohol and provided breath samples. His breath over twice the legal limit, showing as a .0189 and 0.194 g/210L. Several pre-trial motions were filed which resulted in the two drug counts being nolle prosequi before trial, and, after a full jury trial where all three civilians and two police officers testified and the video from the scene was played for the jury, the client was acquitted on the DUI. (After trial, a juror emailed to explain that he thought the defense exposed “extreme disturbing police prejudice and unprofessional conduct in this case.”)
On March 28, 2015, around midnight, police officers observed a vehicle make an illegal u-turn, cutting across two lanes, with no headlights, after which it swerved three times off of the roadway. During a traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot, watery eyes. After failing to perform to standard on the sobriety exercises, the driver was arrested for DUI. After his arrest, the driver offered to give samples of his breath and urine, the latter of which was submitted to a toxicology lab for analysis for any and all controlled substances. The prosecution, despite having all necessary witnesses and evidence to proceed to trial, entered a nolle prosequi as to DUI and all related criminal charges. In the end, the driver merely assessed small fines for civil infractions.
In December of 2014, a husband and wife’s 45’ sailboat was seized by the federal government off the coast of Miami, FL. It was being used to transport and smuggle illegal aliens into the United States of America. The federal government seized the sailing vessel and all property found on it. The husband and wife petitioned the Southern District Court of Florida to release the vessel and associated property back to them. Before the adjudicatory hearing, the federal government agreed to give back all of the husband and wife’s assets, including the 45’ sailboat.
A well-known performance artist was arrested by the Miami Beach Police at Art Basel for conducting an artistic demonstration. When police tried to take him into custody, he began screaming obscenities and a large crowd of onlookers gathered (as captured on camera by media outlets). The State entered a nolle prosequi on all charges.
While walking his two-year old son from his pediatrician’s office back to the car, a man saw another man allegedly masturbating in the parking lot of the medical complex. At trial, the eyewitness testified that the man in the car was sitting in the driver’s seat, with his door wide open, pants down, penis exposed, with his left hand holding it. During the jury trial with Jordan Redavid as lead counsel, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
A concerned civilian eyewitness called the police after witnessing a man drive his van into ocean near a local marina. When the police arrived, the driver of that vehicle, who had been rescued by a Good Samaritan, was standing near the boat slips, soaking wet, and having trouble standing. In speaking with him, the police observed red, bloodshot, watery eyes; slurred speech; and a strong odor of alcohol. The man admitted to drinking, that the vehicle in the water was his, and that he was very confused. After his arrest, he provided two breath samples (0.242 g/210L and 0.226 g/210L), both were more than three-times the legal limit. The man arrested had previously been convicted of DUI twice within the past 10 years. During a jury trial, the man was acquitted of all charges.
A civilian notified the police of a recent car accident. The driver of the vehicle, which had crashed into a concrete wall, was seated in the driver’s seat, engine running, unconscious, bleeding profusely from his face. He was non-responsive and was transported to Ryder Trauma Center. At the hospital, police took a sample of the driver’s blood, which tested positive for alcohol (0.308 g/100ml). Before trial, with Jordan Redavid as counsel, the State entered a nolle prosequi on all charges.
As a marked police car was sitting in a left-turn lane waiting for the light to turn green, a civilian crashed directly into it. The police officer inside the vehicle confronted the other driver who exhibited signs of impairment by alcohol. After failing to perform field sobriety exercises to standards, the driver was arrested. At the police station, the driver provided two breath samples that tested positive for alcohol (0.206 g/210L and 0.187 g/210L). Before trial, with Daniel Garza and Jordan Redavid as counsel, the State reduced the charges to Reckless Driving.
While conducting an investigation into a recent armed robbery, a police officer attempted to stop a man fitting the description provided by the alleged victim. Besides fitting the description, that man had a bulge in his shorts the shape of a weapon, and when the police officer announced his presence, the man took flight, jumping several fences. After a jury trial with Jordan Redavid as lead counsel, the man was acquitted of all charges.
A female called the police concerned about a male with a knife that had just confronted her. When the police officers stopped a man matching the description, he began to get agitated, flail his arms, and shout obscenities and curse at the police. The man then took a fighter’s stance and made several aggressive steps towards the police. He was taken down and into custody. After a jury trial, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
Police observed a car driving aggressively through improper lanes at a high rate of speed. After stopping the car, police immediately smelled both an odor of alcohol and burnt marijuana; slurred and mush mouthed speech; and bloodshot and watery eyes. Upon getting out of the car, the driver had sever balance issues and failed to perform the field sobriety exercises to standard. After his arrest, the driver provided breath and urine sample (testing positive for alcohol and marijuana) and admitted that he smoked lots of marijuana, including earlier that day. During the jury trial, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
The City of Miami Police Department’s Special Investigation’s V.I.C.E. Squad was conducting an undercover prostitution sting in an area known for prostitution activities. A car drove up to the female undercover officer who was posing as a prostitute and the driver negotiated to pay for oral and vaginal sex, and asked the undercover officer to get in his car. This conversation was overheard by other officers, and the encounter was observed by strategically placed officers. After a jury trial, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
Police were dispatched to a local night club on a “shots fired” call. Upon arrival, the police officers heard several gunshots being fired inside the club. Several witnesses in the club pointed at a man who, when the police gave loud verbal commands to stop, continued to walk away. That man was taken into custody and patted down, whereupon a weapon was found on his person. After a jury trial with Jordan Redavid as counsel, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
A security guard at a medical facility was accused of stealing from elderly patients. When his employer confronted him about the accusations and showed him some evidence, the man accused became irate. Ultimately, the employer fired the man on the spot, and tempers flared. The man accused approached his former boss and punched him in the face while other employees were watching. After a jury trial with Jordan Redavid as lead counsel, the man accused was acquitted of all charges.
We obtained a $2,000,000 settlement for our client who injured his leg in an automobile crash. This is a recent settlement with more information coming soon.
On March 2, 2014, plaintiff Elijah Johnson, a 62 year old disabled man, went to a flea market in Homestead Florida, owned and operated by the Defendant, Redland Market Village, Inc. When he arrived, he was faced with no open gates, even though the market was open, no signs or directions telling him where to go. As a result, after seeing others doing it, Mr. Johnson attempted to cross over a downed portion of the fence and fell, breaking his leg and requiring emergency surgery. We contended that the Defendants were negligent in its failure to properly maintain its fence coupled with the failure to have open gates, posted signs and other directions to its customers. We also conceded some responsibility on behalf of Mr. Johnson. The defendant argued that it did not do anything wrong, properly maintained its premises and that the entire incident was the responsibility of Mr. Johnson. The jury disagreed and found Redland Market Village, Inc. 75% negligent, with 25% negligence on Mr. Johnson, awarding Mr. Johnson $750,000. The award included $140,000 in past and future medical expenses, and $610,000 in past and future pain and suffering.
Settlement in Auto Accident involving a Dump Truck: Client involved in a motor vehicle accident where she was struck by a dump truck who ran through a red light. Client injured shoulder, neck and back and required surgical intervention. Client was involved in two prior automobile accidents with similar complaints of pain.
(Miami-Dade County, FL) Client was a male in his twenties who, when descending a concrete staircase on a commercial property, tripped and fell down, severely injuring his back, because the support railing came off the wall. There was evidence that the commercial property had prior actual notice of the railing being loose. Case resolved at mediation mere months away from trial
Plaintiff struck in face during a softball tournament suffering multiple facial injuries. On May 30, 2015, Mr. Ayub was participating in a softball tournament when he was struck in the face by another player outside the field of play. We contended that the Defendant should have anticipated the attack based on the assailant’s reputation in the softball community and from prior altercations that occurred during the same softball tournament and included physical violence and the use of racial slurs. Mr. Ayub suffered multiple facial injuries as a result of the incident. The defendant argued that it was not in exclusive possession or control of the premises where the altercation occurred. Additionally, it contended that Miami Dade County, as the owner of the par, had the responsibility to insure the safety of the participants. The jury disagreed and found Competitive Softball Promotions 100% negligence, with no negligence on behalf of Mr. Ayub and Miami Dade County, awarding Mr. Ayub damages of $319,914.71. The award included $169,914.71 in medical expenses, $50,000 in past pain and suffering and $100,00 in future pain and suffering.
Settlement in an Auto Accident. Client rear-ended by another vehicle resulting in an elbow injury and a traumatic brain injury. Minor damage to the vehicles. Conservative treatment only with no surgery performed.
Caregiver lost job after injuring back in car accident. On January 2, 2015, plaintiff Lorna Stennett, a 56-year-old caregiver, was traveling in a shopping center parking lot at 4799 Coconut Creek Pkwy in Coconut Creek. She came to a stop at a stop sign and waited to make a right turn. Saul Dreier, who was coming from the right, then attempted to make a left turn into the lane next to Ms. Stennett. His car then hit Ms. Stennett's car head on. She claimed she suffered a lower back injury. Ms. Stennett sued Mr. Dreier and claimed he was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. The defense conceded negligence. The trial addressed causation and damages. The Defendant alleged that Ms. Stennett did not suffer a permanent injury. The jury disagreed. The jury determined that Stennett did sustain a permanent injury and awarded her $192,165 in damages. That included $23,915 for past medical expenses, $62,500 for future medical expenses, $5,750 for past lost earnings, $10,000 for past pain and suffering, and $90,000 for future pain and suffering.
Minor injured while participating on a shore excursion in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Client suffered leg injury on a zip line tour requiring conservative treatment only.
Client was struck by two other vehicles after they were each impacted by a commercial truck. Client suffered a wrist injury. Conservative treatment with no surgery performed and the commercial truck company settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
Client was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle with very minor damage to the vehicles. Fractured rib, neck and back injuries. Conservative treatment only with a series of injections.
Settlement in an Auto Accident. Client involved in two motor vehicle accidents within 6 weeks of one another. Client injured neck and back and underwent conservative treatment only.
Client was riding a bike when she was struck by a vehicle coming out of parking lot. Client injured back and underwent surgical intervention. Insurance company for driver tendered the full policy limits prior to filing lawsuit.
(Pinellas County, FL) - Client was a tenant who was walking to an on-site laundry facility in his apartment complex. The sidewalk had standing water that was negligently created by sprinkler and runoff equipment. Client slipped and fell, sustaining a fracture to his ankle.