Case Results

  • Charges Dropped High Profile Murder Case
    Drew Carter III was charged with murder, criminal confinement, and kidnapping in March in connection with the disappearance of Jessica Flores. He was a convicted felon and his bond was set at $100,000. After multiple depositions, Attorney Tavitas objected to a continuance of the trial. Prosecutors asked the case be dismissed without prejudice. The state was under a deadline to hold Carter in jail. Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray took the motions on whether to dismiss the case with or without prejudice under advisement. The judge agreed to drop the charges.
  • Reduced Sentence to Supervised Release Federal Drug Charges

    Client pled to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine. Initially faced a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 5 years in federal prison. Maximum 40 years. Sentenced to 3 years supervised release with a condition of home detention for 6 months.

  • Case Dismissed Unlawful Firearm Possession
    Unlawful Possession of Firearm By a Serious Violent Felony. 2-12 years. Case dismissed.
  • Probation Plea Deal Drug Dealing & Possession Charges
    Client charged with Dealing/ Possession of Cocaine. Attorney Tavitas negotiated plea deal and client was sentenced to 30 months probation.
  • Case Dismissed Child Molestation Charges
    Client charged with 2 counts of Child Molesting. Faced up to 50 years in jail. Trial date was set but Attorney Tavitas got cased dismissed a week prior to the start date.
  • Client Plead Guilty to Lesser Charge Child Molestation Charges
    Client charged with Child Molesting, a level 4 felony. If convicted faced 2-12 years in jail and mandatory sex offender registration. Client pled to Battery where defendant over 18 and Victim less than 14 years old, 18 months probation. No registration.
  • Not Guilty On All Charges Child Molestation Charges

    Case out of Elkhart where client was charged with 5 counts of child molesting with two different alleged victims. Our client was facing 20-50 years for both victims. Attorney Tavitas took the case to trial in April of 2018 and the client was found Not Guilty on all charges.