Firm News

Acquitter in the news. Press coverage of cases involving the criminal defense law firm, Bjorn E. Brunvand, P.A.

Brunvand Seeks Continuance in Smith Pre-Sentencing Hearing

As reported late last week in the Bradenton Herald, defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand of this office has requested a continuance on behalf of Delmer Smith III in Manatee County’s circuit court. Court convened last week to hear motions seeking MRI […]... [Read More]

Brunvand to Represent Smith in Penalty Phase of Manatee Murder Trial

Bjorn Brunvand of the Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand continues to represent Delmer Smith in a Manatee County courtroom this week as the capital murder case against Smith continues. A jury convicted Smith late last week of first-degree murder in […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Representing Smith in Manatee County Death Penalty Case

As reported in the Bradenton Herald, criminal defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand of this office is in Manatee County this week, engaged in jury selection in the trial of Delmer Smith III. Mr. Smith has been charged with the first-degree murder […]... [Read More]

2 Tons of Cocaine. Attorney Jervis Wise Obtains Not Guilty Verdict.

Jervis Wise, attorney with the Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand, here in Clearwater, obtained a not guilty verdict this week for a Honduran client charged in Tampa’s federal court with possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine while […]... [Read More]

Bolin Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

A Hillsborough County jury took found Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. guilty Thursday in the 1986 stabbing death of Natalie Blanche Holley. A judge then sentenced him to life in prison. Bolin had previously been charged with first-degree murder in the […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Defends Bolin in Hillsborough County Murder Trial

As reported by both the Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times, defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand represents accused murderer Oscar Ray Bolin in his retrial on murder charges this week. Bolin is charged in Hillsborough County with the 1986 murder […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Seeks Federal Civil Rights Investigation of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

As reported in the Tampa Bay Times, five Tampa Bay area defense lawyers, including Bjorn Brunvand of this office, are seeking a federal civil rights investigation of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office over allegations that narcotics detectives have trespassed and […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Marijuana Case Dismissed After Allegations of Investigator Misconduct

As reported in the Tampa Bay Times earlier this week, dozens of Pinellas County marijuana cases are being reconsidered and possibly dismissed amid allegations that narcotics deputies trespassed and lied to gather evidence. The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday […]... [Read More]

Plea Agreement Negotiated in Pasco Murder Case

As reported in the Tampa Bay Times, Justin Ash of Zepherhills pleaded guilty last week in Pasco County to second-degree murder with a firearm, avoiding life in prison.  The plea was part of an agreement negotiated by Ash’s defense attorney […]... [Read More]

Palm Harbor Day Care Provider Avoids First-Degree Murder Conviction

As reported in the Tampa Bay Times last month, former Palm Harbor day care provider Stephanie Spurgeon was acquitted of first-degree murder and convicted of a lesser offense, manslaughter, subsequent to the death of 1-year-old Maria Harris in August 2008. […]... [Read More]