Burglary Dismissed after Trial (Manhattan)
Allegedly, the victim woke up because of a noise coming from the kitchen.
The victim saw a man who the victim did not recognize and went to call
911. Later, the victim positively ID'd our client in a line-up and
our client had a long record for property crimes and other offenses. The
NYPD said they found a fingerprint from our client inside the residence
which supported what the victim claimed to have seen. Client was facing
up to 15 years in jail. We decided to fight it to trial. At trial, Lance
successfully cross examined several forensic experts who admitted to certain
problems with the government’s case related to some of the fingerprint
evidence. Jury Verdict: Total Acquittal – We won - all charges dismissed.