Recent Case Results


06/09/2016: Case Dismissed after successful completion of Pre-trial Intervention

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05/04/2016: Criminal Charge Reduced on Day of Trial                       (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Indecent Exposure. On the day of trial, the State agreed to a lesser charge of Disturbing the Peace and to withhold adjudication of guilt with the only sanction that the client pay costs of court.

04/25/2016: Felony Jury Trial – Court Dismissed Count 1 prior to Trial and Granted Judgment of Acquittal as to Count 2 at Trial                                                                  (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was facing two Felony criminal counts: (1) Robbery and (2) Robbery by Sudden Snatching. Mr. Sandburg filed a Motion to Dismiss before trial, which the Judge granted dismissal of Count (1). Mr. Sandburg went to trial on Count (2) before a Jury. After the State rested their case and upon argument by Mr. Sandburg for Judgement of Acquittal, the Judge granted Mr. Sandburg’s oral motion and dismissed the Robbery by Sudden Snatching charge. The client pled to a misdemeanor petit theft.

04/19/16: Case Dismissed after successful completion of PTI          (View Court Document Here)

03/04/2016: Violation of Probation Warrant Dismissed and Client allowed to go back into Treatment Program originally entered into                                             (View Court Document Here)

08/20/2015: DUI Case Reduced Reckless Driving on the Eve of Trial

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8/13/2015: Battery Dismissed                                                                        (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Battery based upon allegations made by the client’s wife. After providing investigation evidence to the State declined the charge.

7/30/2015: Two Cases Dismissed after Motion to Dismiss Filed  

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Criminal Violation of Driver License Restriction and Violation of Probation (DUI). Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to dismiss based upon lack of evidence that a crime was committed. After reviewing the motion, the Prosecutor’s office found that it was well taken and did not oppose the motion and dismissed both cases the Criminal Violation of Driver License Restriction and Violation of Probation (DUI).

7/24/2015: Felony Bench Trial – Client Found Not Guilty Reason of Insanity

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Mr. Sandburg’s client, a very well respected retired Police Detective, was charged with three counts of Battery on Law Enforcement Officer and Corruption by Threat against Public Servant.  After extensive investigation and two expert psychological evaluations, the State agreed to a stipulated bench trial, where Mr. Sandburg’s client was found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.

7/20/2015: Possession of Marijuana Case Dismissed After Client Completed PTI

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6/22/2015: Violation of Probation Dismiss/Warrant                           (View Court Document Here)

Violation of Probation warrant was issued for Mr. Sandburg’s client. State agreed to dismiss warrant and Violation of Probation against client after our investigation provided and it was shown that the Statute of Limitations had run.

6/15/2015: Solicitation of Prostitution Case Dismissed After Client Completed PTI

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6/11/2015: Unlicensed Contracting Case Dismissed after PTI Completion        

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5/28/2015: Violation of Probation Dismiss/Warrant Recalled         (View Court Document Here)

Violation of Probation warrant was issued for Mr. Sandburg’s client. The client was arrested on a Violation of Probation warrant issued by the State of Florida in New Jersey. Mr. Sandburg with the local State Attorney’s Office, Department of Corrections, the local jail, and the out of state jail to have warrant recalled and VOP Dismissed prior to client being extradited down to Florida.

5/20/2015: Felony Grand Theft Dismissed after PTI Completion    (View Court Document Here)            

5/19/2015: Burglary of Occupied Dwelling reduced to Trespass      (View Court Document Here)

The State Attorney’s Office originally filed the Felony charge of Burglary of a Dwelling. After further investigation and negotiations, the State agreed to amend the charge to Trespass to Occupied Structure and agreed to a sentence of probation and no jail.

4/27/2015: Trespass and Resisting an Officer without Violence dismissed after client completed Pretrial Intervention (PTI).                                                      (View Court Document Here)

4/2/2015: Battery Dismissed                                                                          (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Battery based upon allegations made by the client’s sister. After providing investigation evidence to the State, charge was declined.

3/5/2015: Commercial Driver went to hearing to save CDL               (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making left turn. At hearing, Mr. Sandburg negotiated with the State and the charge was amended to a lesser charge, which allowed client to keep his commercial driver’s license.

11/06/2014: Injunction against Client Dismissed                                       (View Court Document Here)

A petition for injunction was filed against Mr. Sandburg's client based on allegations of Domestic Violence. After hearing, the Circuit Court Judge dismissed the Injunction.

11/06/2014: Criminal Jury Trial - Client Found NOT GUILTY               (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Battery and Assault based upon allegations made by the client’s ex-wife after a recent divorce. After a three-day trial, the six-person jury found Mr. Sandburg’s client not Guilty of both charges.

10/23/2014: Traffic Bench Trial - Client Found NOT GUILTY               (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. A conviction for this citation would result in a mandatory suspension of the client’s driving privilege. However, after a trial before a county court judge, the client was found not guilty of the traffic citation.

10/02/2014: Criminal Jury Trial - Client Found NOT GUILTY               (View Court Document Here)

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Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with the crime of Solicitation of Prostitution based upon allegations involving an undercover police officer. At trial, the Jury found Mr. Sandburg’s client Not Guilty.

10/01/2014: Case Dismissed after Motion to Suppress Filed                  (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia. Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to suppress statements based upon an unlawful search of the vehicle where the client was located. After reviewing the motion, the Prosecutor’s office found that it was well taken and did not oppose the motion and dismissed (entered a Nolle Prosequi) the case.

09/24/2014: Case Reduced from Felony to Misdemeanor                       (View Court Document Here)

The State Attorney’s Office originally filed the Felony charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. After further investigation and negotiations, the State agreed to amend the charge to misdemeanor Assault and Disorderly Conduct and agreed to a sentence of probation and no jail.

08/26/2014: Felony Case Dismissed after PTI Completion                     (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’ client was charged with the crime of Grand Theft. Based upon a lack of criminal history, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to allow the client to enter the Pre-trial Intervention program. Upon her successful completion of the program, her case was dismissed.

07/07/2014: Case Reduced from Felony to Misdemeanor                       (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Felony Burglary of a Conveyance. After depositions, Mr. Sandburg set the case for trial. On the day the case was set to go before a jury, the State agreed to amend the charge to misdemeanor Trespass and agreed to a sentence of probation and no jail.

06/02/2014: Violation of Probation Dismissed                                           (View Court Document Here)

It was alleged that Mr. Sandburg’s client violated her Felony Probation. After discussions with the State and proof of completion of conditions, the State Attorney’s Officer agreed not to object to the Judge dismissing the Violation of Probation and the client’s probation was successfully terminated.

05/22/2014: Case Dismissed After Motion to Suppress Filed                (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to suppress statements made by the Defendant that were protected under the Accident Report Privilege. After reviewing the motion, the Prosecutor’s office found that it was well taken and did not oppose the motion and dismissed (entered a Nolo Prosequi) the case.

04/08/2014: Case Dismissed After Client Completed PTI                       (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with False Report to a Law Enforcement Officer.  Based upon a lack of criminal history, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to allow the client to enter the Pre-trial Intervention program.  Upon his successful completion of the program, his case was dismissed.

10/02/2013:  DUI Trial – NOT GUILTY                                                            (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with DUI based on suspect driving, the officer’s observations of alcohol impairment, the client's admission to drinking, and her refusal to submit to field sobriety exercises and refusal to submit to a breath test.  The case was tried before a jury in Sarasota, and the jury came back with a Not Guilty verdict in favor of Mr. Sandburg’s client.  Mr. Sandburg was also able to get her two traffic citations dismissed as well.

09/25/2013: Case Dismissed                                                                                    (View Court Document Here)

08/12/2013: Violation of Probation Dismissed                                            (View Court Document Here)

Mr. Sandburg’s client was charged with violating his probation.  After showing proof of completion of additional public service hours, and upon speaking with probation and the State, they agreed to dismiss the violation against the client.

08/08/2013: Injunction Petition Dismissed

Client came to Mr. Sandburg’s Office with a Petition for Injunction pending against him.  Mr. Sandburg filed a notice of appearance and appeared on Client’s behalf at Injunction Hearing.  The Court dismissed the Petition for Injunction made against Mr. Sandburg’s client.

08/02/2013:  Probation Modified after Violation

Client charged with violating her Felony Probation and the recommendation of probation and the State Attorney’s Office was originally to have her complete a jail sentence and then go back on probation with additional sanctions.  After discussions with her probation officer and the State, they agreed to have her probation modified to include a no-alcohol provision without any further jail or other sanctions.

07/29/2013:  Case Dropped after Motion to Dismiss Filed                      (View Court Document Here)

Client had been charged by Information with one count of Domestic Battery in 2009.  The client lived out of State and hired the Law Office to handle the case.  Mr. Sandburg filed a Motion to Dismiss based on Statute of Limitations and lack of due diligence in locating the Defendant.  After consideration, the State entered a Nolle Prosequi (dropping the entire case against the Defendant) before the scheduled Motion to Dismiss hearing.

07/12/2013:  Battery Case Dismissed                                                               (View Court Document Here)

Attorney client was arrested for two counts of Battery involving allegations of Battery against two different people. After a two-month investigation and discussions with the prosecutor’s office, both charges were declined and the State dismissed the case.

07/11/2013:  Client Received Monetary Settlement for his Wrongful DUI Arrest Claim

Mr. Sandburg was first able to get client’s DUI and Reckless Driving charges dismissed.  Then, Mr. Sandburg filed a demand for civil damages based on wrongful arrest (client had no alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of arrest for DUI).  After months of negotiation, Mr. Sandburg was able to secure a significant monetary judgment on his client’s behalf for the wrongful arrest, which cost his client his job.

06/24/2013:  Case Dismissed                                                                              (View Court Document Here)

Client was originally charged by Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office with Indecent Exposure, Florida Statute 800.03.  Client was a documented photographer who was taking nude pictures in a public, yet secluded, area.  Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to dismiss the charges and the State decided to dismiss the case outright before the motion to dismiss hearing.

06/11/2013:  Client Accepted into PTI                                                              (View Court Document Here)

Client charged by law enforcement with Filing a False Police Report and Obstruction without Violence was accepted into the Pre-trial Intervention Program, which allows for charges to be dismissed upon successful completion of program.

06/05/2013:  Downward Departure of Felony Case Granted

A client whose crimes (Sale of Drugs, and Resisting an Officer) scored him mandatory prison (15.9 months minimum sentence, 65 years maximum sentence) was given a downward departure (plead to 9 months jail with credit for time served) after successful investigation and depositions of the case.

05/16/2013:  Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Charges         (View Court Document Here)

Out of State attorney client was originally charged with felony charges of Resisting with Violence, Battery on a Police Officer, and misdemeanor charges of Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Marijuana.  Through negotiations with the State, Mr. Sandburg was able to get the Felony charges dropped and a plea in abstentia (which means the client pays a fine and accepts a plea agreement without having to return to Florida) to the less serious misdemeanor charge.

05/08/2013:  Case Dismissed                                                                              (View Court Document Here)

Client was charged with two counts of misdemeanor Failure to Provide Information on Secondhand Dealer Form.  Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to dismiss the case and set for hearing.  The State decided to dismiss entire case prior to the scheduled hearing.

04/01/2013:  Client Accepted Into Pre-trial Diversion Program           (View Court Document Here)

Client was charged with Felony of Resisting Arrest with Violence and Misdemeanor of Disorderly Conduct.  After discussions with the State Attorney’s Office, the Client was accepted into the Pre-trial Intervention Program, which allows for her charges to be dismissed upon successful completion of program.

03/12/2013:  Case Dismissed                                                                               (View Court Document Here)

Client was charged with Battery based on a dispute between two guys during a music audition.  Mr. Sandburg investigated the case and was granted depositions of the alleged victim.  In depositions, Mr. Sandburg revealed clear inconsistencies in the victim’s statement and other problems with the victim’s credibility.  Based on the victim’s deposition, the State entered a Nolle Prosequi of the case against the client and his entire case was dismissed.

02/26/2013:  Case Dismissed

Client was charged with Battery by the State based on alleged fight with his girlfriend.  Mr. Sandburg set the case for trial and completed depositions of the witnesses in the case.  After motions were filed and depositions completed, the State dismissed the charge for lack of evidence less than a week before trial.  With this successful dismissal, the client is now eligible to have his case expunged (have his record cleared).

02/11/2013:  Felony Charge Dropped

Client was originally charged with Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification (2nd Degree Felony) and Contracting without a License (Misdemeanor).  After complete investigation of charge and depositions of crucial witnesses, Mr. Sandburg negotiated a plea with the State where they dropped the Felony charge and the jail recommendation and the Defendant pled to misdemeanor probation and minimal sanctions.

11/07/2012:  DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Client was charged with a DUI with allegations that he had a prior DUI conviction.  The State originally offered the client a jail sentence followed by mandatory DUI sanctions.  After extensive discovery, depositions and investigation, Mr. Sandburg convinced the State to amend the charge to Reckless Driving with no jail sentence.

10/25/2012:  Felony DWLS Reduced to Misdemeanor NVDL

Client was arrested for the Felony Offense of Driving while License Suspended as a Habitual Traffic Offender. The State originally agreed to reduce the charge Misdemeanor Driving while License Suspended. After further negotiations and proof of license, the State further reduced the charge to No Valid Driver’s License, which ensured that the Client’s license was not suspended for five years.

09/07/2012:  Felony Case Dismissed

Client was falsely accused of Sexual Battery by his girlfriend and arrested by law enforcement.  Mr. Sandburg was retained on the case and filed his notice of appearance.  Mr. Sandburg then investigated the case and discovered several issues of credibility, bias, and motive to lie on the behalf of the accuser.  Mr. Sandburg contacted the State Attorney’s Office.  The State declined to file the case against the client less than a week later and the case was dismissed.

9/07/2012:  DUI Sanctions Reduced at Motion to Dismiss Hearing

Client was charged with DUI with Prior Convictions and Refusal to Submit to Testing and State alleged that it was his fourth DUI offense.  State originally offered consecutive jail of One Year followed by six months (18 Months Total) or that they would re-file the charge in Felonies.  Mr. Sandburg fought the charge.  Mr. Sandburg filed a Motion to Compel the alleged DVD of his Client, which was apparently lost by the Law Enforcement Agency.   This Motion was granted and Mr. Sandburg then filed a Motion to Dismiss the case.  On the Eve of the Motion, the State amended their offer from 18 Months Jail and a Permanent Lifetime DL Revocation to 60 Days Jail and a 6 Month DL Revocation. 

08/23/2012:  Case Dismissed

Client charged with Battery in an altercation with her employer.  The State filed a formal information against the Client.  Then, Mr. Sandburg was retained on the case and presented the State with information regarding prior similar claims made by the “victim” employer against other employees.  After further discussions, the State agreed to dismiss the entire case against Mr. Sandburg’s client.

07/09/2012:   DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving on Eve of Trial            (View Court Document Here)

Client was charged with a DUI with a prior DUI conviction within five years.  The State originally offered the client a significant jail sentence followed by numerous mandatory 2nd DUI sanctions.  After extensive discovery and investigation, Mr. Sandburg set the case for trial and filed several pre-trial motions.  On the morning of Jury Selection, the State amended the charge to Reckless Driving with no fine, no jail, and no license suspension (the only condition of probation was that the client complete DUI School).

06/12/2012:  Felony charge Reduced to Misdemeanor, Warrant Vacated

Out of State Client realized that he had an outstanding warrant in Sarasota for a Felony case.  Mr. Sandburg worked to get the warrant vacated/dismissed.  Then, Mr. Sandburg negotiated with the State Attorney’s Office to reduce the case to a misdemeanor and allow the Client to Plea in Abstentia (Plea without Traveling Back to Florida) to a fine and court costs.

06/06/2012:  Motion for Discharge Granted, Case Dismissed

Client was charged with misdemeanor Contracting without a License.  Mr. Sandburg filed a Motion for Forever Discharge based on a Violation of his Client’s Speedy Trial Rights.  The Judge granted Mr. Sandburg’s motion and the Client was forever discharged from the alleged crime.

05/30/2012:  Felony Case Dismissed

Client was charged with Child Neglect and was in custody on a $100,000 bond.  Mr. Sandburg was able to negotiate a $2500 bond and Supervised Release.  Then Mr. Sandburg provide information to the State Attorney’s Office that led to the State agreeing to dismiss the case.

05/25/2012:   VOP Dismissed

Client was charged with violating his probation and a warrant was issued with a no release bond.  Mr. Sandburg convinced the State Attorney’s Office to stipulate to the client’s release on his own recognizance, while the Violation was pending.  Then, later after success in getting the Client’s new charges declined, the State agreed to a dismissal of the Violation of Probation and the Judge then signed an Order dismissing the Client’s alleged Violation.

 05/21/2012:  Grand Theft and Unlicensed Contracting Dismissed

Client charged with two felonies by law enforcement.  After intervention by Mr. Sandburg, the State agreed with the victim’s consent to drop both charges and the case was dismissed.

05/15/2012:  Burglary Charge Dismissed and Warrant Recalled

Client was charged with Felony Burglary and had a warrant out for her arrest.  Upon intervention by Mr. Sandburg, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to decline the charges and signed a stipulation recalling the outstanding warrant for the client’s arrest.

05/10/2012:  Battery Case Dismissed

Client in Manatee County accused of Battery involving a dispute between a landlord and tenant.  Mr. Sandburg contacted the State Attorney’s Office.  After the State’s investigation was concluded, the State declined to file any charges against Mr. Sandburg’s client.

03/27/2012:  Five Year Driver’s License HTO Suspension Removed

Client was previously convicted of three charges of Driving While License Suspended.  These convictions caused him to lose his license as a Habitual Traffic Offender for five years.  Mr. Sandburg was retained on the case and filed a motion to modify the previous sentences.  The Judge granted the motion and amended the previous sentence to reflect a withhold of adjudication.  This allowed the Client to get his license back instead of having a five year suspension.

03/08/2012:   Order to Modify Sentence Granted

Client’s family came to Mr. Sandburg after their son had already pled to charges and was ordered to remain in custody until treatment program had seating available.  Mr. Sandburg spoke to the prosecutor, the client’s probation officer and another treatment provider who all agreed to a modified sentence that would allow the Client to get out of custody and go to a more suitable treatment facility.  Mr. Sandburg was able to get the Court to sign an order releasing the client from Sarasota County Jail on that same day.

02/06/2012:  Case Dismissed

Client was charged with Disorderly Conduct by Law Enforcement.  Mr. Sandburg spoke with the prosecutor immediately, provided case law, and convinced the State to dismiss the case without a trial.

01/13/2012:  Warrant Withdrawn.  Charges and Plea Offer Reduced

Client came in with a warrant for non-appearance in Court on a Manatee Violation of Probation.  Mr. Sandburg convinced the State to stipulate to withdraw the bench warrant, which the Judge then signed an order to withdraw.  Further, the Prosecutors in Manatee and Sarasota were both seeking jail time to resolve the Client’s cases.  Mr. Sandburg negotiated a non-jail plea in both cases.

12/15/2011:  Juvenile’s Case Dismissed

Juvenile client charged by the State with misdemeanor Battery. Mr. Sandburg provided the prosecutor with evidence of his client's innocence, which lead to the State dismissing charges without a trial.

10/21/2011:  Both DUI and Reckless Driving Charges Dismissed by State

Client was originally arrested on charges of both DUI and Reckless Driving.  Mr. Sandburg filed a motion to dismiss the case and after numerous discussions with the State Attorney’s Office, all charges were dismissed by the State without a hearing.

10/03/2011 State Declined to File Charges

Florida Department of Financial Services charged Client by Probable Cause Affidavit with Worker’s Compensation Fraud.  Mr. Sandburg spoke with the prosecutor assigned the case who agreed to decline the charges against the client after reviewing information on the case provided by Mr. Sandburg.

08/22/2011 Cline Charged with Misdemeanor Crime Accepted into Pre-Trial Intervention

Client was facing criminal charges.  Mr. Sandburg intervened and contacted the Prosecutor regarding the charges.  The Prosecutor agreed to submit the case for Pre-Trial Intervention, which upon successful completion will lead to the dismissal of case.

08/15/2011 VFOSC Client Obtained a Modification of Probation after VOP

Client was facing multiple violations of community control and scored prison under the sentencing guidelines.  Mr. Sandburg negotiated a modification of probation with no jail or prison.

08/15/2011:  Client’s Mug Shot Removed from Online Website and Record Expunged

Client had previously gotten charges dismissed, however, her mug shot and personal information remained on an online website.  Mr. Sandburg contacted the owner of the website and was able to get the client’s mug shot and personal information removed.

08/01/2011:  DUI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). After multiple negotiations, Mr. Sandburg convinced the State to reduce the charges of DUI to Reckless Driving.

07/22/2011:  Criminal Case Dismissed 

Client was charged with Trespass from the YMCA on 7/16/2011.  Mr. Sandburg set up meeting with the YMCA and contacted the prosecutor immediately upon being retained.  Mr. Sandburg convinced State not to pursue charges and the case was formally dismissed on 07/22/2011 (only six days after client was arrested).

07/21/2011:  Petition for Injunction Dismissed

Client came to Mr. Sandburg’s Office with a Petition for Dating Violence Injunction pending against him.  Mr. Sandburg filed a notice of appearance and appeared on Client’s behalf at Injunction Hearing.  The Court dismissed the Petition for Injunction made against Mr. Sandburg’s Client.

07/14/2011:  DHSMV DUI Suspension Vacated

Client was charged with DUI and retained our office.  Mr. Sandburg immediately filed for Administrative Review Hearing regarding the Defendant’s License Suspension.  Mr. Sandburg argued successfully at the Administrative Review Hearing to vacate (remove) the Client’s license suspension.  The Hearing Officer agreed and the license suspension was vacated.

07/05/11:  Client Accepted into Pre-Trial Intervention

Client was facing criminal charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.  Mr. Sandburg intervened and contacted the Prosecutor regarding the charges.  The Prosecutor agreed to submit the case for Pre-Trial Intervention, which upon successful completion will lead to the dismissal of all charges.

06/16/11:  Five Year Driver’s License Suspension Removed

Client was previously convicted of three charges of Driving While License Suspended.  These convictions caused her to lose her license for five years.  Mr. Sandburg was retained on the case and filed a motion to modify the previous sentence.  The Judge granted the motion and amended the previous sentence to reflect a withhold of adjudication.  This allowed the Client to get her license back instead of having a five year suspension.

06/06/11:   Case Dismissed

Client charged with Criminal Offense of Worthless Check.  The Client had an outstanding Warrant for her arrest from 2005 for the offense.  Mr. Sandburg filed a Motion to Recall the Warrant as well as a Motion to Dismiss the case.  The Judge granted both motions, recalling the outstanding Warrant and dismissing the State’s Case.