Schedule Your Confidential Consultation 212.256.9491
152 W 57th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Criminal Defense

Recent Posts in Criminal Defense Category

  • Manhattan Supreme Court Dismisses Perjury Charges for NYPD Detective

    || 27-Mar-2015

    16-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Said Salim, saw his perjury charges dismissed on 24 March regarding his testimony concerning a drug bust back in 2009. Salim was charged with lying to a grand jury when he searched two suspects, claiming he had probable cause after witnessing a bag of drugs fall to the ground. The prosecution alleged Salim lied about the drugs to cover up his illegal search ...
    Continue Reading
  • Only in New York: Jewelry as a "Weapon"?

    || 5-Jan-2015

    In one recent Manhattan case, a fashionable New York photographer was arrested for the very serious sounding crime of possession of a weapon with intent to use it unlawfully against another. The "weapon": a two-fingered ring with a flat and narrow metallic bar extended across the outside of the hand which was marketed, sold and worn exclusively by the photographer as a fashion accessory. ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Overlooked Element of "Knowing" Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm

    || 5-Jan-2015

    New York has some of the most restrictive gun possession laws in the United States. It is one of a handful of jurisdictions which does not grant reciprocity to any other state's valid firearm licenses. New York Penal Law Section 260.00(15) defines a firearm as "loaded" even if it is unloaded, as long as the person in possession of an unloaded firearm is also in possession of ...
    Continue Reading
  • Gun In Glove Box-NYC Jury Finds Florida Driver Not Guilty

    || 10-Nov-2014

    In February, Jonathan Ryan, a Florida landscaper, was acquitted in 30 minutes by a Manhattan jury of a weapons possession charge carrying a three-and-a-half year minimum prison term. Ryan, unfamiliar with New York traffic regulations, was stopped by police for making a right turn on a red light. When he complied with a police request for identification, he opened his glove box to retrieve his ...
    Continue Reading

Reach Out to a Former Prosecutor

Send Info

Case Results

  • 30 Minute Acquittal of Firearms Charges

    Client acquitted of possession of a loaded firearm after 30 minutes of deliberation by Manhattan jury trial. Client accidentally brought a loaded firearm to New York and was facing years in state prison.

  • Academic Fraud and Forgery

    Represented an academic administrator charged with several counts of academic fraud and forgery. Negotiated a sentence which spared client state prison sentence.

  • Acquittal of Assault Charges

    Gained acquittal for a banking executive accused by Manhattan DA of assaulting and engaging in involuntary intercourse with his girlfriend.

Read More