Cases

Below is a sample of some of our past cases.  To protect the confidentiality of our clients, real names and initials have been replaced.

Drug Charges

  • Several jury trial acquittals for clients charged with sale and/or possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
  • Won full acquittal at trial for S.E. where law enforcement officers testified that they personally observed client participate in drug transaction and that pre-recorded buy money was found in the client’s pocket.
  • T.U. was charged with federal drug conspiracy where T.U. was held responsible for between 20 and 80 kg of hashish; secured sentence of time served.
  • N.V. a convicted felon out on parole, was charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to possess and distribute crack cocaine and heroin under 21. U.S.C. 841 (b)(1)(C). Although he faced a federal sentencing guidelines range of 30-37 months’ imprisonment, the Court sentenced N.V. to 8 months’ jail. No cooperation or 5K1.1 motion was involved.
  • Y.P. a convicted felon, was charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin in violation of 21 USC 841(b)(1)(A). Although Y.P. faced a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence, the federal prosecutors agreed to reduce the charges to one that did not carry any mandatory minimum sentence. Instead of receiving a sentence of ten years or more, Y.P. eventually was sentenced to 36 months’ of imprisonment. No cooperation or 5K1.1 motion was involved.

Fraud & Theft

  • Co-counsel for CEO of large privately-held company indicted for defrauding a governmental entity of several hundred thousand dollars. Won full pre-trial dismissal of all indicted charges.
  • Gained non-criminal disposition for R.B. charged with fraud involving sum of over $100,000.
  • T.K. a Chinese immigrant who has lived in this country for over 20 years, was indicted on charges of federal immigration fraud and faced up to 20 years in prison for knowingly assisting undocumented immigrants in finding jobs in violation of federal law. After negotiations, the government agreed to defer prosecution. Six months later all charges were dismissed.  
  • H.C. a professional living in the United States with a work permit, was arrested for a felony for illegally defacing the VIN number on a motorcycle. Conviction on the charges would result not only in a felony conviction, but also in the revocation of the work permit and deportation. After negotiations, state prosecutors agreed to reduce the charges to a non-criminal violation with no jail time; the work permit remained intact and no adverse immigration consequences occurred.

Homicide & Assault

  • As appellate counsel for F.E. who was convicted of murder and serving a life sentence, conducted an in-depth investigation and filed a detailed Brady motion. After demonstrating to the Court that the prosecutor’s office had withheld material exculpatory information, including a statement by an eyewitness that identified a different person as the killer, and that trial counsel had failed to discover that several key witnesses had prior convictions and pending criminal cases, the Court reversed the murder conviction and sentence.
  • O.P. After entering the case as appellate counsel for O.P. who had been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, filed a motion for new trial arguing that the combination of errors by the trial judge and ineffective assistance of trial counsel led to a breakdown of the trial process. Murder conviction and life sentence reversed.
  • T.R. Obtained misdemeanor sentence for T.R., who was indicted and set to stand trial for murder by demonstrating to prosecutors that T.R. shot and killed the decedent in self-defense.
  • U.C. was charged with assault for punching and injuring another person and faced deportation if convicted. State prosecutors agreed to reduce the charges to a non-criminal violation with no jail time. U.C. thus avoided a criminal record, jail, and deportation.
  • W.Y. was arrested for possession of a firearm after NYPD conducted a search and recovered a handgun in W.Y.’s bedroom. After prolonged litigation and DNA testing showing that W.Y’s DNA was not on the firearm, state prosecutors dismissed the felony firearms charge.

Investigations

  • Co-counsel for CEO of large privately-held company indicted for defrauding a governmental entity of several hundred thousand dollars. Won full pre-trial dismissal of all indicted charges.
  • Gained non-criminal disposition for R.B. charged with fraud involving sum of over $100,000.
  • L.I. was under investigation by federal authorities on suspicion of providing material support to terrorists. After representation, no charges were filed and adverse immigration consequences were avoided.
  • K.O. was under investigation by federal authorities for links with a person designated as a wanted terrorist by the U.S. government. After representation, no charges were filed.
  • D.F. was under investigation by federal authorities on suspicion of sending threatening materials through the U.S. mails. After representation, no charges were filed.  

Terrorism

  • L.I. was under investigation by federal authorities on suspicion of providing material support to terrorists. After representation, no charges were filed and adverse immigration consequences were avoided.
  • K.O. was under investigation by federal authorities for links with a person designated as a wanted terrorist by the U.S. government. After representation, no charges were filed.
  • D.M. was convicted at trial of providing and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists involved in a conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim individuals overseas. Convinced trial judge to decline to apply the “terrorism enhancement” at sentencing, thus reducing possible sentence of 360 months to life to actual sentence of 168 months.