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.

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.

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.

E.E.

a 15 year-old, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm stemming from a shooting in Manhattan. After negotiations, state prosecutors agreed to dismiss the attempted murder charge and permit E.E. to plead guilty to a reduced charge. E.E. eventually was sentenced to five years of probation as a youthful offender, meaning that there was no criminal conviction on E.E.’s record.

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.

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.