THEFT CHARGES RESULTS IN DISMISSAL IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- 40 Hours Charity
- No jail time
- Pretrial Diversion Program
- $300 Fine
DOUGLAS COUNTY – Frederick R. Mann Jr of The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, LLC successfully closed out the traffic court case of his client today in Douglass County, Georgia. The client, a chef at a downtown restaurant in Atlanta, allegedly took a young woman’s cell phone she had put down while shopping in a store in Douglas County.
She later tracked the phone to the defendant’s residence, but he denied knowing anything about it. In fact he had been captured on the store’s surveillance tape taking the phone when it disappeared. The client was offered a PRETRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM deal and accepted.
He must pay $300 by Dec 14 for the cost of the program, and return to court with proof he has worked 40 hours as a chef for a charity, and the case will then be dismissed. The client was very happy.
About Attorney Frederick R. Mann Jr.
Mr. Mann served as a Federal prosecutor (Assistant US Attorney) in Miami for 6 years; as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami (State prosecutor) for over 3 years; and as an Assistant Public Defender in Northwest Florida’s 14th Judicial Circuit, for almost 13 years. He was in private practice 16 years when not in government service.
Mr. Mann has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1994 (24 years, continuously). Only about 3% of Florida lawyers are Board Certified in a specialty. Mr. Mann is fluent in Spanish as well as English, and has also taught law school as an adjunct professor at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Read more.