Attorney Alan R Soven – Significant Cases

United States v. Francis Foree,  43 F.3d 1572 (11th Cir. 1995)  First case in United States requiring government to prove marijuana plants had a root structure and were plants.

United States v. Ivan Lopez-Vanegas, 493 F.3d 1305 (11th Cir. 2002) Reversal of conviction, first case requiring government to prove a conspiracy to traffic in cocaine was intended to be distributed in the United States.

United States v. Wayne Ottey Drug Trafficking indictment dismissed of largest cocaine distribution syndicate in Western Pennsylvania.

United States of America v. Tremaine Major Dismissal of Drug Trafficking indictment due to government’s delay in arresting Defendant.

State of Florida v. Maria Tarrago Mother poured gasoline over daughter and lit her on fire, found not guilty of attempted murder

State of Florida v. Ernest Yardo Yardo confessed to first degree murder charge, found not guilty by jury.

State of Florida v. Lindy Slappy Slappy confessed to first degree murder charge, two eye-witnesses testified at trial, found not guilty by jury

State of Florida v. Andrew Foster First degree murder charge, two eye-witnesses identified Mr. Foster as the shooter, found not guilty by jury.

State of Florida v. Steve Milien Armed trafficking in cocaine, 20 DEA and State Police Officers testified, found not guilty by jury

State of Florida v. Lafayette Bigelow First degree murder charge found not guilty by reason of insanity