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EXPERIENCE

Trial Victories, Dismissals And Beneficial Pleas

Supreme Court - New York County: Client was retried after the Appellate Division reversed Clients conviction after Jury trial. Client was acquitted of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and convicted of assault 2 nd Degree. Prior counsel successfullypreserved the record arguing that the court did not properly instruct the jury. Client is accused of stabbing his roommate during an unprovoked attack. Roommate sustained injuries to the lungs, intestines, kidneys, hands. On the retrial Client is charged with Assault 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client extradited from New Jersey for participation in a robbery gone wrong at a hotel in midtown. Client arrested and charged with Felony Murder, Robbery 1st Degree. Government did not make any pretrial offers. Government would only recommended that the Court sentence the Client to 25 years to Life on a plea to the top count. People make an offer the morning before trial. Client sentenced to 25 yeas on a plea to Manslaughter 1st Degree.

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Supreme Court - Orange County: Client seized due to warrant of arrest. Client is alleged to have purchased items at a local store with a forged check. Client charged with Forgery attempted to purchase charged. Client sentenced to probation. Client ultimately completed probation and earned a bachelorís degree from Columbia University.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client alleged to have swindled an acquaintance of Hundred Thousand Dollars day trading. Client convinced acquaintance that he was a certified stock trader. Client lost Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000). Client charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree. Negotiated a sentence of Probation.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client alleged to be a participant in a check forgery scheme. Client accused of submitting a forged check for Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000). Client charged with Conspiracy 4th Degree and Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. Client is a violent predicate. Negotiated a sentence of Probation.

Supreme Court - Bronx County: after a foot chase client, stopped by the NYPD. NYPD alleged that client was in possession of a 357 Magnum at the scene of a murder Links. Charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd and 4th Degree. Client sentenced to Youthful Offender treatment and probation. Client ultimately completed probation and earned a bachelorís degree from SUNY Albany.

Criminal Court - Queens County: Client wrongly charged with Rape. Government fails to indict. Case and charges dismissed.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of killing a man in a Washington Heights apartment. Client arrested and charged with Murder 2nd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Initially, the Government made no offers and would only recommended that the Client should be sentenced to 15 years to Life on a plea to the top count. Client facing 25 to Life, if he lost at trial. Negotiated a sentence of 15 years on plea to Manslaughter 1st Degree.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of forging the check of a nursing home patient. Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Petit Larceny. Case dismissed after filing of a Motion to Dismiss.

Criminal Court - New York County: Taxi cab drivers get into a fight on street in front of Madison Square Garden. Client is arrested and charged with Assault 2nd and 3rd Degree. Government failed to indict. Case dismissed.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of crimes he committed as a teenager. Client extradited from Pennsylvania and accused of sexually assaulted his younger brother. Client arrested and charged with Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree. Client faced up to 25 years if lost at trial. Client granted Youthful Offender Treatment and sentenced to 1 to 3 years on plea to Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree. Client has no record from this offense and does not have to register as a sex offender.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client stopped on the street after NYPD see him stash a firearm in a the wheel well of a car. Clientís criminal history included a conviction for criminal possession of a weapon . Client charged with cpw 2. Client found Not Guilty after Jury Trail.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client accused of using her apartment to sell drugs. NYPD seized controlled substance and scales on the take down date. Client arrested and charged with Criminal Sale Controlled Substance Degree. Client a predicate felon with severe health issues. Negotiated a plea to an ďAĒ misdemeanor and a conditional Discharge.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client alleged to be a member of an insurance fraud ring. Client arrested and charged with Insurance Fraud 3rd Degree. Charges are dismissed after the filing of a Motion to Dismiss.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client alleged to be a participant in a check forgery scheme. Client accused of submitting a forged check for Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000). Client charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. Negotiated a sentence of Probation on a plea to

Supreme Court - New York County: Juvenile Client accused of stabbing and mortally wounding an acquaintance during a street fight. At the time client was the youngest person to be charged with Murder in the history of New York State. Links Client arrested and charged with Murder 2nd Degree. Negotiated a sentence 3.5 to 7 years on a plea to Assault 2nd Degree and Manslaughter 1st Degree. Client faced up to 25 years if lost at trial.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of robbing a man near 146th Street and Broadway. Client arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Court allows client to plea to guilty Client would have faced up to 25 years if lost at trial. Court encourages client to pursue his plan to relocate and attended a school with strong academics and athletics. Client sentenced to Youthful Offender Treatment and probation after successfully graduating.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of killing a transgender woman after a street fight. Client arrested and charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree, Manslaughter 2nd Degree and Assault 1st Degree. Client faced up to 25 years if lost at trial. Negotiated a sentence of 12 years on a pleato Manslaughter 1st Degree .

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Supreme Court - New York County: Client arrested near 125th Street and Lexington Ave. with BB gun after being accused of robbery. Arrested and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree - displayed what appeared to be a pistol. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty

Supreme Court - New York County: Client arrested in park located at Canal Street and 6th Avenue. Older man charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance - Upon School Grounds; Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. An undercover testified that the client was in a public park selling crack cocaine. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of shooting an acquaintance over a money dispute near 116th Street and 7th Avenue Frederick Douglass. Arrested and charged with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree and Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty.

Supreme Court - New York County: Juvenile accused of shooting a taxi driver near 117th Street and 5th Avenue. Client charges with Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty

Supreme Court - New York County: Client a teenager, accused of robbing a teenager in St. Nicholas Park. Client charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree. Client allowed to enroll in residential program. Upon completion of the program, the case was dismissed.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client and acquaintances charged for engaging in a street brawl . Links. Alleged victim sustained injuries to the ear drum and ribs body. Client is charged with Gang Assault 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree. Best offer made by the government was on a plea to Assault 2nd Degree and an 8 years state prison sentence. Jury Verdict: Assault in the 1st Degree Not Guilty. Gang Assault 1st Degree, Gang Assault 2nd Degree. Client sentenced to 4 years and Five Years Post Supervision. Saved client at least 3 years by beating the top count.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client visiting in NYC as a tourist. Arrested after being accused by Century 21 of shoplifting. Client charged with GL3 and petit larceny. Accepted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal on behalf of client. The client received no criminal record from this incident.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client accused of selling angel dust at the corner of 115th and Lenox Avenue. Client arrested and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. At trial, undercover officer admitted that client was arrested over two weeks after the alleged sale. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty

Supreme Court - New York County: Client is accused of injuring a NYPD officer while the officer was arresting her boyfriend. Officer testified in the Grand Jury that Client caused injury that required medical treatment. Client allowed to plea to Disorderly Conduct. A violation and not a crime. Successfully avoided the creation of criminal record.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client on video surveillance taking a turkey sandwich from the cooler at a local Seven Eleven. Client also seen fighting with store employees outside the store. NYPD alleges that client was in possession of a box cutter at arrest scene. Client charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree. Best offer made by Government is a plea to 8 years to Robbery 2nd Degree. Verdict at Bench: Not guilty to Robbery 1st Degree. Guilty: Criminal Possession of Weapon 3rd Degree. Client sentenced to 2 to 6 yrs. Acquittal on top count saved client at least 4 year in prison time.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client on video surveillance taking deodarant and sop from a local Duane Reade. Client also seen lunging toward store employees with a weapon before fleeing the store. NYPD alleges that client was in possession of a box cutter at arrest scene. Client charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Robbery 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree. Best offer made by Government is a plea to 8 years on Robbery 2nd Degree. Verdict after Jury trial: Not guilty to Robbery 1st Degree. Guilty: Robbery 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Weapon 3rd Degree. Client sentenced to 2 to 4 yrs. Acquittal on top count saved client at least 4 year in prison time.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client subjected to a traffic stops while traveling west on the 145th Street Bridge. NYPD alleges that Client is in possession of a controlled substance. After a hearing the Court suppressed the evidence seized by the NYPD as fruit of the poisonous tree. Client pleas guilty to an ďAĒ misdemeanor and is sentenced to time served. Best offer made by the Government was the minimum on a plea to the top count.

Supreme Court - New York County. Client subjected to a traffic stops while traveling south on Vermilyea Avenue. NYPD alleges that Client is in possession of a controlled substance. On behalf of client, successfully convinced the Court to suppress the evidence seized by the NYPD as fruit of the poisonous tree. Case dismissed. Client faced up to 25 years if lost at trial.

Supreme Court - New York County: Client and acquaintance subjected to a traffic stop near 125th Street and 12th Avenue. Client was the driver. When the NYPD approach the passenger, they discover that he is covered in cocaine and had a bag filled with cocaine on his lap. Client is arrested and charged with Criminal Possession os a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. Jury Verdict on All Charges: Not Guilty

Supreme Court - New York County: Client and acquaintances charged for engaging in a street brawl with a rival group. Clients group are the victors. Links. One member of the other group is killed and the others sustained injuries. Client is charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree, Gang Assault 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree. Best offer made by the government was on a plea to Assault 2nd Degree and an 8 years state prison sentence. Verdict at the Bench: Manslaughter 1st Degree, Not Guilty, Gang Assault 1st Degree, Gang Assault 2nd Degree. Client sentenced to 4 years and Five Years Post Supervision. Saved client years by beating the top count.

Criminal Court - New York County: Client a NYC Elementary School Teacher accused of assaulting a student. Arrested and charged with Assault 3rd Degree. Case dismissed.