Recent Cases

CLIENT’S GUIDELINES REDUCED FROM 120 MONTHS TO 6 MONTHS – EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Client was accused of being a member of a large scale crack cocaine distribution conspiracy.  After reviewing the discovery, it became apparent that client was not involved in a crack cocaine conspiracy, but rather was a marijuana dealer.  After providing the relevant conversations to the government , the plea agreement guideline calculation was reduced from 120 months to 6 months.

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Class A Felony Indictment Dismissed-Central Narcotics Part New York County

Client was indicted for possession of a large quantity of cocaine recovered from a car he was driving that was stopped for a “traffic infraction”.  Client was ordered out of car and searched.  According to the police a quantity of cocaine was found on the defendant’s person.  Car was impounded and  subjected to a trained narcotics dog “sniff test”.  The test was positive and a search warrant issued.  A subsequent search revealed a large quantity of cocaine in a hidden trap.  I sent my investigator to the area of the car stop and we ascertained that there was a number of security cameras on the street.  We located the videos relating to stop and search and they revealed that the police version of the stop and search was false.  After filing an extensive motion to suppress and providing a copy of the videos in question, the Office of  the Special Narcotics Prosecutor moved to dismiss all charges and agreed to release my client’s vehicle and a large sum of United States Currency.

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Sex Abuse Indictment Dismissed

An indictment, filed in Kings County,  accusing my client of sexual abusing his young grandson was dismissed.  After obtaining extensive medical and psychological records of both the child and other family members,  I established that the child had been manipulated by other family members in order to gain an advantage in a Family Court proceeding.    I filed a Motion to Dismiss in the Interests of Justice, and rather than respond the District Attorney moved to dismiss all charges.

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Client Found Not Guilty After Trial – Six Counts of Domestic Violence

My client was the son of a former South American Ambassador to the United Nations.  He was here on a work visa and applied for permanent resident status.  An ex-girlfriend filed charges initially accusing him of one count of assault.  She subsequently convinced the prosecution to add two additional counts against my client. A plea of guilty or a conviction would have resulted in his removal from the United States.  After an extensive investigation witnesses to the alleged assaults were located and agreed to testify.  Further investigation revealed that the complaining witness had “stalked” a prior boyfriend and had an arrest record for assault in another jurisdiction.  After a week long trial, the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on all counts.

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Client found Not Guilty of Murder

A 70 year old client was accused of intentional murder.  After a two week trial the defendant was found not guilty of all charges.  His three year nightmare of being wrongfully accused was finally over.

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Felony Charges Dismissed

A college student was found in possession of a number of forged identification documents as he was attempting to board a plane. The client was arrested and charged with numerous felony offenses. After a series of meetings with supervisors in the prosecutor’s office, and the presentation of mitigating evidence,  we were able to convince them to dismiss all charges. Our client graduated college and enter the job market with a clean record.

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Reduced Sentence in Mortgage Fraud Case

In a highly publicized case, our client, an attorney was accused of participating in a 23 million dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. After a lengthy trial he was found guilty of bank fraud and wire fraud. We prepared an extensive pre-sentence submission and made sure that it was in the hands of the probation officer who was preparing the pre-sentence report, and the Court. In spite of a guideline range of 46-51 months, the Court sentenced our client to twelve weekends!

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Reduced Sentence in DUI Case

In a second driving while intoxicated prosecution, convinced the prosecution to offer a non – criminal disposition based upon the hardship that the collateral consequences of a dwi conviction would have caused our client.

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Client will Avoid Tax Fraud Prosecution

Currently representing a businessman with respect to a criminal tax fraud investigation. After consultation with a forensic accountant, met with agents of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service and persuaded them not to refer the case for criminal tax fraud prosecution. Client was required to file amended returns.

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Client Acquitted of All Homicide Charges

Client was accused of homicide. His defense was that he was the wrong man. Two “eye witnesses” picked him out of a line up and told the police the our client was the shooter. After an exhaustive investigation, not only did we present an alibi defense, we also discovered that one of the witnesses has picked out a photo of another individual, and the other could not have seen what actually took place. Our client was acquitted of all charges.

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