Homicide & Assaults

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

  • 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.