The client, an ex-Marine, had been charged with reckless conduct for shooting a rifle at a target in a rural area, where a house was about 200 yards behind the target but obscured by foliage.
The bullet entered a wall of the house but no one was injured. Because the defendant had no prior record, the Solicitor’s Office offered him an invitation to enter the Pretrial Diversion Program for 90 days, during which time he must complete a gun safety course and perform 40 hours of community service.
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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.