Case Studies

Charge of Refusal to Submit to Chemical Breath Test Dismissed at Refusal Hearing

Our client was pulled over and charged with DWI. She declined to submit to the chemical breath test at the station. At the DMV administrative hearing, we demonstrated that the police did not have probable cause to pull our client over. The refusal charge was dismissed and our client was spared a one-year revocation of her license.

DWI Charge Dismissed

DWI charges were dropped against our client after several months of aggressive negotiations. We demonstrated that our client’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was in fact below the legal threshold for intoxication and that the case was impossible to prosecute based on the evidence.

Felony Charges of Hindering Prosecution Dismissed

Our client was charged with Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, a Class D Felony carrying a maximum prison sentence of 2 and one-third to seven years in state prison. After aggressively litigating pretrial motions, the Court dismissed the charge on the basis that insufficient evidence was presented to the grand jury.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child Charge Dismissed

Our client was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon after allegedly hitting his stepchild with a belt. We successfully demonstrated that the child was fabricating the allegations and the case was ultimately dismissed.

State employee found Not Guilty of trespassing at work.

Our client was acquitted of criminal trespass after a bench trial. She was charged for allegedly showing up to work at her place of state employment after being told by her supervisor to stay home. We proved that the state failed to follow its own procedures for placing employees on leave, and thus our client was licensed to be present at work. The verdict: Not Guilty of criminal trespass.

Felony DWI conviction vacated, client released from prison.

After spending 2 years in prison for a felony DWI he did not commit, our client hired us to bring a motion to vacate the conviction. We successfully brought a CPL Section 440 motion to vacate the judgment by showing that the toxicology evidence was insufficient to support the conviction. Our client was released from prison days later.

Charges dropped for a young man who slid on black ice while speeding.

The client was speeding when he hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his truck. These types of conditions are very common in Central New York especially during the winter months when the incident occurred. Our team worked hard to dismiss the charges filed against this young man and eventually the charges were dropped.

Misdemeanor and conditional release set for man who faced jail time.

Our client was facing a possible felony and jail time after obtaining his second DUI. The incident occurred here in New York, but the client lived in Arizona. We knew how important it was for him to be able to go home after the case had ended and the conditional release was imminent on making that happen.

Dismissal of a traffic ticket issued in a different county.

Our client was told that he would have to go to trial or accept points on his license after receiving a speeding ticket in a different county. With this being his first traffic ticket, we knew he was nervous about how this would affect his driving record going forward. We were able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a dismissal of his ticket.

Young girl charged with harassment in high school free of jail time and civil suit.

A family received charges against their daughter, stemming from a disagreement between high school girls. They needed guidance and for someone to explain the next steps in moving forward with her case. Our knowledge of prior police and assistant DA work experiences eased her parent’s minds that everything was going to be OK. Our team was able to keep their daughter from jail time and to avoid a civil suit.

Speeding and traffic ticket reduced.

Client was charged in separate courts with multiple misdemeanor offenses of driving with a suspended license, as well as the pointed violations of speeding and passing a stopped school bus (9 Points). The charges were reduced to two zero point traffic violations following successful plea negotiations.

Third arrest for DWI reduced to one and minimum fine.

Client was arrested for a third times and posted a BAC over .18 resulting in 3 DWI charges and two traffic violations. Outcome: One plea to lowest DWI charge, no jail or probation, minimum fine and surcharge allowed, permitted to drive on conditional license while case was pending.

Criminal defense charges reduced and dismissed.

Client was charged with multiple vehicle and traffic offenses. After successful plea negotiations, one ticket was reduced to a zero-point parking ticket and the other ticket was dismissed.

Domestic argument lead client to be charged with assault.

The client was charged with Assault following a fight with a family member. The charge was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal after successful plea negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office.

DUI and DWI reduced to traffic violation.

Client had two previous DWI convictions and facing two charges of DWI along with several traffic tickets. After picking a jury, opening statements, and examination of the first witness our client was offered a violation to settle the matter during break.

Road rage traffic ticket dismissed in court.

Officer’s described the incident as road rage and ticketed our client for causing the accident. After an independent investigation it was shown that the other party manipulated the events. The case was dismissed after trial.

Criminal defense and theft-related charges reduced with only a fine.

Client was charged with a theft-related criminal offense. After successful negotiations, the charge was reduced to a violation level offense with a fine.

Client’s sentence reduced after fourth DWI.

Client had been advise to enter into his fourth dwi plea which left him facing 3 years in state prison. Client had never been to jail and a family member searched for an attorney who could figure out if the sentence could be changed? After a review of the plea, case, and equites the sentence was reduced to 6 months incarceration.

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