First Coronavirus Compassionate Release Case Won in Florida

Stechschulte Nell Law is proud to help in getting our client released from prison due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge noted that we’re the first attorneys to successfully argue and win this type of motion. 

This pandemic is impacting the prison system nationwide with more and more cases of the novel Coronavirus being reported. Due to compounding health issues our client (considered a non-violent offender) was granted early release from jail.  

We are proud that our defense attorneys could help protect him during these uncertain times. After a short time in quarantine, he was able to return – permanently – to the safety of his home to serve out the remainder of his sentence.  

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Prisons

Due to close quarters and limited access to personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, the Coronavirus has swept through our prisons. The rampant spread of the virus has impacted inmates and prison staff alike.  

By May 6, at least 20,119 people in correctional facilities had tested positive for COVID-19, a 39 percent increase from the week before. 

To date in Florida prisons, there have been nearly 400 cases of the virus statewide. Learn more about tracking the spread of the illness in prisons here.  

Arguing for Compassionate Release

While other Florida attorneys have tried, thus far only our Tampa defense team has succeeded in getting a client released from prison for their own health and safety. We are proud that Ben Stechschulte has this distinction.  

If you have a loved one who’s more susceptible to catching the virus currently incarcerated in a Federal prison, please contact our South Tampa area law firm. Defense attorneys are available 24/7 to help get them back home during these uncertain times. Stechschulte Nell Law also offers payment plans to help you get the legal representation needed. Call 813-280-1244 today or email us about your case.

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