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Lyann Goudie

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Lyann has practiced criminal law for thirty years and has been defending clients accused of crimes since 1997. Her early experience as a prosecutor in both Florida and New York gives her a unique strategic insight in identifying and capitalizing on weaknesses in the prosecution’s cases.

Lyann is a fluent Spanish speaker who has a statewide reputation for her passionate and skillful defense of her clients. She defends those accused of federal and state crimes, including but not limited to:

  • Federal & state crimes including:
  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • RICO
  • Drug trafficking
  • White-collar (Fraud/Theft) crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Felonies

Lyann is Licensed to Practice in:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District-Florida

Lyann Goudie has handled more than a thousand criminal cases, a few of which are highlighted below:

First Degree Murder Cases (punishable by a mandatory life or death sentence)

  • State v. Franklin Smith – Death Penalty case – Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • State v. Michael Balkaran – Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • State v. Deandre Williams – Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • State v. Alfredo Duenas – Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
  • State v. Travis Miller – All charges dismissed.
  • State v. Clayton Maxwell – State dropped 1st degree murder charge and client accepted 5-year prison offer.
  • State v. Gary Brown – State dropped 1st degree murder charge and client accepted 5-year prison offer.
  • State v. Amaury Speing – State dropped 1st degree murder charge and client accepted 6-year prison offer.
  • State v. Juan Ramirez – After a jury hung 10-2 in favor of not guilty, State dropped 1st degree murder charge and client accepted 10-year prison offer.
  • State v. Brendan Terry – Death penalty case. After Lyann’s investigation and depositions, Client accepted a waiver of the death penalty, reduction of the charge, and a 30 year Florida State prison offer.

Second Degree Murder Case:

  • State v. Garibaldi – State dismissed charges.

Traffic Homicide/DUI Manslaughter/Leaving the Scene of an Accident Cases:

  • State v. Henry Tippins – Client charged with DUI Manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death. 45 year prison sentence resolved to 10 years.
  • State v. Nicole Bailey – Client charged with DUI Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death. 20 year prison sentence resolved to supervision.
  • State v. Jennifer Porter – Client charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death. 15 year prison sentence resolved to supervision. Note, Lyann worked this case with Barry Cohen.

Drug Trafficking and RICO:

  • U.S. v. Milko Masullo – Client charged with drug trafficking. Case dismissed at trial.
  • U.S. v. Irasema Moreno-Rojas – Client charged with drug conspiracy. Case dismissed.
  • State v. Orbedela Melvin – Client charged with drug trafficking. Client received pretrial intervention.
  • State v. Willie McMillan – Client charged with RICO and drug trafficking. Charges reduced to misdemeanor on morning of trial.
  • State v. Juan Londono – Alleged drug Kingpin charged with RICO and drug trafficking. Client received pretrial diversion.
  • State v. Omari Tolbert – Client charged with RICO and drug trafficking. Case dismissed.
  • State v. Samuel Alvarado et al. (the “Latin King Case”) – Client and 22 other defendants charged with RICO. Case dismissed.

Pre-File Cases:

  • University football player arrested on sexual battery charge. Charges dropped.
  • High school student arrested on felony theft and drug possession charges. Charges dropped.
  • Teacher arrested on felony battery and child abuse charges. Charges dropped.
  • University student arrested on battery on a law enforcement officer charge. Charges dropped.
  • University student arrested on drug trafficking charges. Charges dropped.
  • Father arrested on felony child abuse charges. Charges dropped.

Personal Injury Cases:

  • $16.4 million verdict for woman shot in the head at an apartment complex.
  • $6 million verdict for a young man who was shot and killed in a parking lot of a local Club.

*Each case is different and the above results are not predictors or guarantees of results

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