A Selection of Our Recent New York City Criminal Defense Results

2015 Attempted Murder – New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for stabbing someone in the back requiring extensive medical treatment. Client faced daunting video surveillance and medical evidence.
  • Severity: Client faced up to 25 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed

2015 Grand Larceny – New York Supreme Court

  • Client was arrested for embezzling over $100,000 and this case was covered in the media.
  • Severity: Client faced up to 7 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Probation granted, no jail

2015 Theft of Services - New York Criminal Court

  • Brooklyn
  • Client was arrested for intentionally failing to pay a cab driver
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed

2015 Assault – New York Criminal Court

  • Brooklyn
  • Client arrested following a fight in a bar. Victim suffered impact trauma and substantial pain.
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: No charges filed, case dismissed, arrest record sealed

2015 Numerous Felony Computer Crimes – New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested following a search warrant which revealed client was in possession of restricted material and client admitted possession
  • Severity: Client faced up to life in state prison
  • Outcome: Probation granted with no jail time

2015 DWI – New York Criminal Court

  • Queens
  • Client was arrested for driving his car into a city park where cars are prohibited and was found to be intoxicated
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail, permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, no jail, small fine, brief alcohol program

2015 Grand Larceny – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was caught on security cameras walking out of a store with a bag worth over $1,000
  • Severity: Client faced up to 4 years in state prison and a felony conviction
  • Outcome: All charges dropped upon completion of community service, no jail, no criminal record

2015 Shoplifting – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was observed taking merchandise and concealing it in her purse
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent record
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed

2015 Leaving the Scene of an Accident – New York Criminal Court

  • Queens
  • Client was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident involving several parked cars and then arrested for the same thing a few weeks later.
  • Severity: Client was facing up to 2 years in jail and a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, no criminal record, small fine, brief alcohol program

2015 Theft of Services – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested after failing to pay a taxi cab
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed.

2015 DWI - New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested after blowing 0.09. Case went to trial.
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail
  • Outcome: We won the trial. Case dismissed after trial

2015 Stalking – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client arrested for harassing and staling client’s ex-girlfriend
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail, a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, small fine, record sealed

2015 Criminal Mischief – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for intentionally damaging someone’s property in the subway
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: No charges filed in court, case dismissed, arrest record sealed

2015 Assault – New York Supreme Court

  • Brooklyn
  • Client was arrested after injuring a police officer who later received medical treatment
  • Severity: Client faced up to 7 years in state prison and a permanent felony conviction
  • Outcome: No jail, all criminal and felony charges dropped, small fine and community service, record sealed

2015 Criminal Possession of a Weapon – New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for possessing a gravity knife in the subway (a knife who’s blade can be deployed using centrifugal force such as with a flick of the wrist)
  • Severity: Up to 1 year in jail and a permanent criminal record
  • Outcome: Case dismissed

2015 Robbery – New York Supreme Court

  • Client was arrested for violently forcing someone to hand over money
  • Severity: Up to 15 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed.

2015 Drug Sale – New York Supreme Court

  • Client was arrested for selling cocaine and had a lengthy criminal record for the same thing – Trial started and during jury selection, we were able to negotiate a very generous outcome
  • Severity: Up to 12 years in state prison
  • Outcome: No jail, no probation, small fine

2014 Strangulation – New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for violently assaulting and strangling another person
  • Severity: Up to 7 years in state prison, permanent felony conviction
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, record sealed, brief out-patient program and small fine

2014 Grand Larceny – New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client arrested for stealing over $2,000 worth of clothing from Sak’s Fifth Avenue
  • Severity: Up to 4 years in State Prison
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, small fine, record sealed

2014 Drug Possession – New York Criminal Court

  • Client’s car was pulled over and client found to be in possession of felony weight controlled substances – Not client’s first arrest
  • Severity: Client faced up to 2.5 years in state prison
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, small fine, brief drug counseling

2015 Shoplifting – New York Criminal Court

  • Queens
  • Client was observed taking merchandise including several pieces of jewelry and concealing it in her purse
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent record
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed

2014 Leaving the scene of an accident

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for hitting a pedestrian near the meatpacking area of lower Manhattan and driving off in front of several witnesses
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent record
  • Outcome: Criminal charges dropped, record sealed

2014 Forcible Touching (Sex offense)

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for an incident in a prominent Manhattan nightclub. Case defended aggressively revealing a major error by the prosecutor
  • Severity: Up to 1 year in jail
  • Outcome: Case dismissed

2014 Felony Drug Sale – New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested on 2 separate occasions for selling a controlled substance
  • Severity: Client faced up to 18 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Successfully negotiated a deal to have entire case dismissed upon completion of drug treatment and staying arrest-free

2014 DWI Accident with Injuries, Client Blew 0.26 (over 3 times limit)

  • Manhattan
  • Client blew 0.26, was at fault in the accident, and it was his second time being arrested for DWI.
  • Severity: Client faced up to 4 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, all charges dropped

2013 Felony Shoplifting - New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Sak's Fifth Avenue - Client was being watched as she removed sensor tags and left with over $2,000 of clothing
  • Severity: Up to 4 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Felony charges were avoided and case ultimately dismissed after client agreed to perform community service

2013 Felony Shoplifting - New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for attempting to take several dresses from Saks Fifth Avenue. The value of these dresses was over $3,000 and my client was charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree
  • Severity: Up to 7 years in state prison
  • Outcome: Case dismissed

2013 Leaving the scene of an accident

  • Manhattan
  • Client was arrested for hitting a pedestrian in Harlem and driving off in front of several witnesses
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent record
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, record sealed

2012 Burglary Trial - New York Supreme Court

  • Manhattan
  • Client was seen breaking into someone's home and taking items
  • Severity: Client faced up to 15 years in state prison
  • Result: Client acquitted (charges dismissed) after jury trial

2015 Shoplifting – New York Criminal Court

  • Staten Island
  • Client was observed taking merchandise including several cosmetic items and concealing it in her bag
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail and a permanent record
  • Outcome: All criminal charges dropped

2011 DWI - New York Criminal Court

  • Brooklyn
  • Client was stopped for driving 125 m.p.h. on his way to work and admitted that he was drinking prior to getting in his car. Officer noted client smelled like alcohol and was slurring his speech
  • Severity: Client faced up to 1 year in jail
  • Outcome: All DWI charges dropped, case reduced to a minor traffic violation

2010 DWI - New York Criminal Court

  • Manhattan
  • Severity: Client admitted having over 20 drinks when speaking with the police – He had watery and bloodshot eyes and was charged with DWI under 1192.3
  • Outcome: Case dismissed, all charges dropped

2009 Violent Felony - New York Supreme Court

  • Brooklyn
  • Client was accused of a class B violent felony and related offenses
  • Severity: Client faced up to 25 years in state prison
  • Result: Case dismissed, all charges dropped after cellphone records showed he was innocent

Results

Macy's - Manhattan

Client left without paying for two sweaters that were hidden in client's purse- Case dismissed, no criminal record, no fines.

Felony Assault - Brooklyn

Client accused of assaulting a police officer. Client was a licensed professional facing a possible state prison sentence and, as a convicted felon, the end of his career. Outcome: All criminal charges dropped, no criminal conviction, no jail time.

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