Notable Criminal Defense Cases

Criminal - Charges Dismissed - Westchester County

Client was charged with Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, for allegedly violating the stay away provision in a Family Court Order of Protection. The charges were dismissed at the time of Trial.

Criminal - Charges Dismissed - Westchester County

Our client was charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Assault in the Third Degree (Class A Misdemeanors), as well as Harassment in the Second Degree (a violation). The charges stemmed from two incidents involving the client's mother. The cases were consolidated for Trial and subsequently dismissed.

Criminal - Charges Dismissed - Westchester County

Client was charged with four crimes, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Trespass, and Petit Larceny. Our male client allegedly entered the apartment of an ex-girlfriend, and choked her in front of her child. The People's offer was for client to plead guilty to all charges and accept a year incarceration. All charges were dismissed at Trial. The Temporary Order of Protection against the girlfriend and child was vacated.

Criminal - Not Guilty Verdict - Orange County: PSNY v. Confidential

Defendant was charged with 2 counts of driving while intoxicated after operating an ATV. His BAC reading was .16. After a bench trial, he was acquitted of all criminal charges.

Criminal - Not Guilty Verdict - Westchester County: PSNY v. Confidential

Defendant was originally charged with felony assault. The charge was subsequently reduced to a misdemeanor and the matter was tried. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after a four day trial.

Criminal - Charges Dismissed - Westchester County: PSNY v. Confidential

Defendant was charged with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Assault in the Third Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors. After extensive discovery and preparation for Trial, the charges were dismissed on the day of the scheduled Trial.

Criminal - Bronx County: PSNY v. Confidential

Resulting from an investigation by the Attorney General of the State of New York, client was charged with Grand Larceny 2nd and was extradited from Florida to face charge. Unable to make bail, client was confined to jail for four months while counsel was attempting to resolve her case. Facing a maximum jail sentence for a "C" felony of up to 15 years and restitution of over $370,000.00, a plea was entered whereby a sentence of time served (4 months), probation, and a fine of $10,000 was imposed.

DWI/Criminal - Westchester County: PSNY v. Confidential

Defendant was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the First Degree, an E Felony, and two counts of driving while intoxicated, both Misdemeanors. After negotiating with the District Attorney's Office on behalf of the defendant, a plea of guilty was entered to two violations (not crimes), and the defendant was sentenced to a fine/surcharge and a conditional discharge.

Criminal - Not Guilty Verdict - Orange County: PSNY v. Confidential

Accused of Burglary 3rd, a class "D" felony as a second felony offender and facing up to 7 years in State Prison, after extensive preparation and preliminary hearings, the matter was tried. The client was found not guilty and released.

Criminal - Westchester County: PSNY v. Confidential

Faced with two Felony charges of Trademark Counterfeiting and four years in prison, a plea to Disorderly Conduct and a fine was obtained for this client after several conferences with the District Attorney's Office pointing out the search and seizure defects in their case.

Criminal - Charges Dismissed - Westchester County: PSNY v. Confidential

Defendant was charged with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Facing a maximum sentence of one year in jail, the charge was dismissed by the Court.

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