Notable Case Results
Criminal Defense – Notable Case Results
Vacated felony narcotics conviction
Following motion practice and oral argument, persuaded a court to vacate a felony narcotics conviction based on a man’s denial of the effective assistance of counsel. As a result of the court’s decision, the man was able to avoid deportation and remain in the United States with his family and children.
Dismissal of indictment of rape charge
Secured a dismissal of an indictment where a man was charged with rape.
Acquittal of rape in the first-degree charges
Secured acquittal on two counts of rape in the first degree where man was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and up to 25 years in prison.
Acquittal of rape and other related charges
Secured acquittal of rape and other related charges where man was facing decades in prison.
Acquittal of multiple drug charges
Secured acquittal on multiple drug charges of man facing up to 15 years in prison.
Deferred prosecution and dismissal on money laundering conspiracy
Secured a deferred prosecution and dismissal of the indictment by federal prosecutors for a client charged in a money laundering conspiracy.
Dismissal on federal robbery case
Secured a dismissal of federal robbery charges following negotiations with prosecutors and after presentation of compelling mitigation information and post-arrest rehabilitation efforts of client to court.
Alternative to incarceration for firearms trafficking
Secured an alternative to incarceration and participation in a program operated by the Fortune Society for a man charged with trafficking firearms.
Alternative to incarceration for narcotics conspiracy
Secured an alternative to incarceration sentence after persuading federal prosecutors to allow a woman, with a history of drug abuse and charged in a narcotics conspiracy where she faced a 10 year mandatory minimum sentence, to plead guilty to a lesser charge and participate in a residential drug treatment program.
Misdemeanor plea on assault in the second degree
Secured a plea to a misdemeanor charge after a woman was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and other related charges in two separate indictments.
Secured plea on vehicular assault with probation sentence
Secured a plea to Vehicular Assault and a probationary sentence where a man seriously injured two young women after driving intoxicated.
Secured plea on vehicular assault
Secured a plea to Vehicular Assault and other related charges, and a sentence of 10 months incarceration where a man injured eight people, three of them seriously, after driving intoxicated. After zealous advocacy and early investigation, over objection by the prosecution who sought a sentence of 6 years imprisonment, we were to persuade the judge that a sentence of less than one year imprisonment was appropriate based on the client’s criminal history and relevant mitigating factors.
Acquittal on federal narcotics conspiracy
Secured acquittal on federal narcotics conspiracy charge where man with no prior criminal history was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment.
Acquittal of assault in the second degree of police officer
Secured acquittal of Assault in the Second Degree charge for a woman who was accused of assaulting and injuring a police officer.
No charges brought against “C-level” employee for fraud
Convinced federal prosecutors not to pursue fraud charges against “C-level” employee where colleagues and associates had engaged in massive fraud.
Reduced sentence for man accused of premeditated murder
Man was accused of premeditating a murder and faced a life sentence. Following a sentencing hearing, the Court found that Mr. Whiteside did not premeditate or intend to kill the victim. Rather, he committed manslaughter. He was sentenced to 115 months imprisonment.
Reduced sentence for man convicted of felony murder
Man was convicted by plea of “felony murder.” Facing 40 years in prison, he was sentenced to 101 months’ imprisonment.
Probationary sentence for man convicted of firearms offense
Man was convicted by plea of facilitating the sale of a firearm. Facing 4 to 5 years in prison, he was sentenced to probation.
Reduced sentence for man convicted of federal narcotics conspiracy offense
Man was convicted by plea of participating in a narcotics offense. Facing 20 years in prison, he received a 4 year sentence.
Misdemeanor plea offer in massive fraud case in federal court
Civil Litigation – Noteworthy Case Results
$750,000 Sexual Assault – Successfully negotiated a settlement of $750,000 for a transgender former inmate who had been sexually assaulted by employees of the City of New York while incarcerated.
$200,000 False Arrest – Successfully negotiated a settlement of $200,000 with the City of New York following the false arrest and malicious prosecution of a man by police officers in Brooklyn.
$150,000 Excessive Force – Successfully negotiated a settlement of $150,000 with the City of New York for a former inmate who had been physically assaulted by correction officers.
$100,000 False Arrest – Successfully negotiated a settlement of $100,000 with the City of New York following the false arrest and malicious prosecution of a woman by police officers in the Bronx.
$80,000 Assault – State offered an $80,000 settlement near close of trial in federal civil rights case involving a transgender former inmate who had been physically assault by correction officers.