The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, hereby withdraws the Notice of Suspension issued on July 31, 2023. Respondent’s Concealed Weapon License is currently valid and in good standing. Counsel Drew K. Patterson, Esquire
Attorneys Drew Patterson and Robert Eckard asked Judge to dismiss the case calling the complaint against their client “duplicitous.” They argued that the allegations were insufficient for there to be a claim for damages. The case was dismissed “with prejudice” which means the lawsuit cannot be refiled.
Robert D. Eckard was successful in getting an Investigation Dismissed by the Florida Department of Health, and State Attorney’s Office.
Our client did not sign a Non-Compete that was presented to him by his former employer. Instead, he decided to leave and open his own business. he was subsequently sued for: (I) Breach of the Duty of Loyalty; and (II) Tortious Interference.
Attorney Drew Patterson and our team were able to successfully resolve this case with our client Paying Nothing to his former employer.
(Southern District of California, San Diego Federal Court). 2021. [Client was a Colombia National, extradited to the United States]. International Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substance, a class A felony, 21 U.S.C. §§959, 960 and 963. The penalty is based on five (5) kilograms and more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine which places the sentencing range from ten (10) years to life with at least five (5) years of supervised release, maximum $10,000,000.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. Client scored a Level 38 under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. SENTENCE: 33 months Bureau of Prisons, statutory fines and court costs waived.
(Pinellas County Florida Circuit Court), 2021. Felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Statutory Sentence: Minimum 10 years in state prison with a Maximum of 30 years in state prison. Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence pending before offer from the State. SENTENCE: November 24, 2021 – Charge reduced to misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, time served (17 days) and fine. No jail and no probation.