A Sarasota man in his late 30s was facing a 3rd-degree felony resisting and obstructing an officer with violence charge. The man, a construction worker in the area, was facing significant jail time up to five years if convicted of this serious charge. Attorney Erika Valcarcel took responsibility of handling his case.

Valcarcel represented her client with a strong defense and was successful in her negotiation attempts. Our client saw a reduced sentence including a 1st-degree misdemeanor resisting and obstructing an officer without violence, 2nd-degree misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and 2nd-degree misdemeanor failure to change motor vehicle registration. However, after a favorable outcome, our client was not sentenced to any jail time or probation and only paid court costs. Our client essentially missed five years in jail.

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