Sharifov & Associates, PLLC provides a broad range of legal services with a single goal in mind: to get our clients the best possible results. Our firm represents individuals in all five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland Counties, as well as Federal Courts of New York.
Address :
1629 Sheepshead Bay Rd,
Brooklyn,
New York - 11235
United States.
Tel : 718-368-2800
Fax : 718-368-2800
Email : sharifovR@LawfirmSR.com

Sharifov & Associates, PLLC

1629 Sheepshead Bay Rd Brooklyn, NY, 11235

718-368-2800

Notable Cases

July 2017 – Richmond County


Our client, legal permanent resident, was arrested and charged with felonies Medicaid and Food Stamps fraud. Allegations in the news media were that he and his family illegally obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 in the period of five years. Our client’s ex-wife, who was handling all public assistance applications for his family, left the country. Our client was facing deportation if convicted of the crimes as charged.

Our attorneys met with the prosecutor and the representatives of Human Resource Administration and carefully reviewed the discovery materials. Our attorneys were able to convince the prosecutor to resolve this case with a plea to a misdemeanor, without felony conviction, without jail, without probation and with a reasonable restitution at the fraction of the alleged amount, which did not trigger client’s deportation.


June 2017 – Kings County


Our client, a registered nurse, was arrested and charged with assault, endangering welfare of a child and other related charges, when the mother of the special needs child for whom our client was caring as a nurse, accused him of hitting the child, and claimed that she allegedly observed this over the video surveillance.

Due to the seriousness of the accusations, District Attorney’s office insisted that our client pleads to the criminal charges, thus effectively making impossible his future employment in his field. Our client adamantly maintained his innocence. After approximately one year of pretrial representation, including numerous court appearances and motion practice, the case was set for a jury trial. In the middle of the trial preparation, our attorneys filed a motion in Court requesting approval of various judicial subpoenas in order to obtain prior complete medical records of the child. When the District Attorney’s office was presented with the proof tending to cast doubt on the complainant mother’s accusations regarding the certain bruises on the child’s skin, and in anticipation that medical records may prove that these bruises were related to the medical condition of this very sick child, prosecutors agreed to resolve the case without a criminal conviction, preserving client’s future employment as a registered nurse.


June 2017 – Nassau County


Our client, an Uber Driver, a foreign citizen with a green card, was arrested and charged with forcibly touching his young female passenger. District Attorney’s office insisted that our client must plead guilty to a crime thus making him deportable. DA’s office refused to negotiate a disposition without a plea to crime and jail recommendation.

After approximately one year of pre-trial representation, court appearances, motion practice and pre-trial hearings, our attorneys took this case to a jury trial. During extensive several weeks-long trial preparation, our attorneys prepared for jury selection, opening statements, direct examination of the witnesses, cross-examination of the prosecution’s witnesses, closing statements and various trial motions. At trial that lasted two weeks, our attorneys were able to convince a jury that the complaining witness was not a truthful witness, that investigating detective who took client’s statement after arrest had an agenda of his own, and prosecution’s other witnesses were not credible either. As a result, the jury completely acquitted our client of all the counts. His TLC license was reinstated, he was able to come back to work. Arrest record was sealed.


May 2017 -- Federal Case. EDNY


Client was arrested upon his return from overseas and charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The matter was pending for over 3 years. Upon guilty plea to one count, client was sentenced to 2 days in jail, that he already served, and a fine of $100, avoiding even probation.


April 2017 – Nassau and Suffolk County


Our client was charged with very high speeding and driving with a suspended license in 3 different courts in Nassau and Suffolk counties over the period of several months, including driving 122 mph on Long Island Expressway. The Judge in Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency (“TPVA”) insisted that our client should be incarcerated for at least 15 days for putting other drivers at grave risk.

Our attorneys made numerous appearances in various courts on Client’s behalf, engaged in negotiations with the local prosecutors and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, and investigated proper procedures for Suffolk TPVA cases where incarceration is considered in accordance with the recent Court order by the Suffolk County Administrative Judge. As a result, our client successfully completed Drive Safe program and paid fines, but avoided criminal conviction and jail.


February 2017 – New York County


Our client, a foreign citizen, was indicted on multiple counts of possession of forged instrument after he was arrested in Manhattan in possession of 25 credit cards and over $12,000 in cash. District Attorney’s office initially recommended jail sentence.

Our attorneys filed a motion challenging the validity of the arrest and the admissibility of the recovered evidence. Upon negotiations with the District Attorney’s office we were able to convince the prosecutors to agree to the plea to the charge with the sentence of conditional discharge with forfeiture and 10 days of community service. Our client avoided jail and probation.


January 2017 – Kings County


Our client was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs when he lost control of his vehicle and damaged several parked cars.

Our attorneys thoroughly investigated the case, requested and retrieved client’s medical records, that proved that the client suffered stroke and heart attack at the time of the accident and submitted package to the District Attorney’s office indicating client’s health condition and treatment history. District Attorney’s office ultimately dismissed all charges on their own motion.


December 2016 – Kings County


Our client was charged with Grand larceny and other crimes when his former employer accused him of stealing tools from the business.

Our attorneys thoroughly investigated the case and submitted package to the District Attorney’s office indicating client’s health condition and treatment history making it improbable that he committed any crimes in the specified period, as well as potential motive for the complaining witness to falsely accuse client of criminal activity. District Attorney’s office ultimately dismissed all charges on their own motion.


November 2016 - Kings County


Client was charged with a violation of conditional discharge when he allegedly failed two routine monthly registrations with agency servicing ignition interlock device in car.

Attorneys were able to gather acceptable proof that based on circumstances of this case, such steps were not necessary and as the result DA’s office agreed and dismissed both violations.


October 2016 – Kings County


Our client’s was charged with DWI after a very serious accident that resulted in a car being on fire and the client was in a serious condition in hospital for several weeks. While the case was pending, our client got rearrested and charged with a criminal possession of a controlled substance. Because of this new arrest, and the circumstances of the original arrest, District Attorney’s office recommended 1.5 years jail with 2 misdemeanor convictions.

Our Attorneys investigated the case, and drafted and filed a motion challenging the validity of a search warrant that was used by police in order to obtain blood samples of the client. District Attorney’s office was forced to engage in a plea negotiation, and the client ultimately was allowed to plea to a traffic infraction and disorderly conduct, not a crime, and sentenced to a conditional discharge, (i.e. fines only) on both cases.


September 2016 – Nassau County


Our client was charged with possession of controlled substance as a “D” Felony due to the alleged weight of drugs, among other charges. Upon investigation and negotiations with DA’s office, it was established that there was no felony weight and as the result, first the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and eventually the case was resolved with a plea to a violation. Client avoided criminal conviction.


June 2016 – Eastern District of New York


Our client’s corporation was sued by the insurance company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and by the time our firm was retained, Certificate of Default was entered against our client. The nature of the suit was a federal civil RICO. After approximately one year of negotiations with the Plaintiff’s attorney, the case was voluntary discontinued by the Plaintiff against our client with him paying no money to the Plaintiff.


May 2016 – Queens County


Our client was held in jail by NYC Department of Correction for several extra days beyond the expiration of his sentence. We sued Department of Correction and the City of New York and recovered substantial settlement for a wrongful imprisonment of our client.


May 2016 – Kings County


Our client was charged with a Violation of Conditional Discharge (VOCD) on his underlying DWI conviction when he failed to install Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on any vehicle that he operates during the period of conditional discharge period. Upon thorough investigation conducted by our Attorneys which involved obtaining various documents, it was discovered that the client has been incorrectly charged. DA’s office agreed and dismissed these charges.


January 2016 – Nassau County


Our client was charged with a robbery as a domestic violence incident. We filed a Family Offense petition on his behalf and the case was transferred to the Integrated Domestic Violence part. Upon lengthy negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, the criminal case was resolved with a plea to a violation and an Anger Management program.


January 2016 – Nassau County


Our elderly client was charged with a felony assault against his Home Health Aide. Our Attorneys engaged in a plea negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office and provided them with necessary medical documentation explaining that the client was in need of residential nursing care. The case ultimately resulted with a violation plea with restitution for medical expenses.


January 2016 – Orange County


Our client was charged with DWI, obstructing governmental administration both misdemeanors and other VTL infractions. After long investigation and many court appearances all charges (except for 1 traffic infraction) were dismissed including DWI and all criminal ones.


December 2015 – Westchester County


Our clients, husband and wife, were charged with Endangering the Welfare of the Child because they allegedly left their minor child in a locked car on the parking lot of the store and went inside the store. Our Attorneys negotiated with the District Attorney’s office and the case resulted with ACOD for both parents, and both cases were eventually dismissed.


October 2015 – Albany County


Our client was charged with possession of a forged instrument and a knife when his car was pulled over on the way upstate. Our attorneys negotiated an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (“ACOD)” in return for 40 hours of community service that the court allowed to be completed in NYC. The matter has been dismissed after 6 months.


September 2015 – Kings County


Our client was charged with possession of ecstasy pills. After plea bargaining with Kings County DA’s office, an adjournment of contemplation of dismissal (ACD) was granted and in 6 months the matter has been fully dismissed.


July 2015 – Queens County


Our client has been charged with a reckless endangerment as a “D” felony and possession of a weapon when a witness made a complaint that a client was firing a paint ball gun from a top of the bridge into a major highway in NYC. Upon investigation and plea bargaining between our Attorneys and Queens County DA’s office, all criminal charges were dismissed and the client pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, violation, not a crime with 30 days of community service.


May 2015 – Kings County


Our client was charged with possession and sale of large quantities of non-taxed cigarettes illegally imported into the country. Our Attorneys were able to negotiate a non-criminal disposition of the case despite this client’s prior similar arrests.


January 2015 – Kings County


Our clients were charged with a felony assault and other crimes. We engaged with negotiations with the District Attorney’s office and got felony charges dismissed. Ultimately, the case resulted in a violation plea for both clients.


November 2014 – Queens County


Our client was charged with felony possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny. He adamantly maintained his innocence and insisted that he reported to the bank an unauthorized use of his credit card. Our Attorneys obtained numerous financial documents from the bank and proved to the District Attorney’s office that our client was in fact a victim of the fraud and not a perpetrator. All charges were dismissed by the District Attorney’s office.


August 2014 - Nassau County


While being on probation for unrelated drug charges, our client was charged with possession of controlled substance when he was arrested with it in a vehicle. Our Attorneys negotiated a dismissal of these new charges after the client successfully completed drug treatment program; and no violation of probation has been filed.


July 2014 – Nassau County


Our client was charged with a robbery of security guard for the hi-end boutique shop when she drove off the store’s parking lot with merchandise that the security guard believed was stolen. Our Attorneys engaged in plea negotiations with the District Attorney’s office and our client was allowed to plead to a violation of a disorderly conduct, pay restitution and complete community service.


June 2014 - Richmond County


Our client was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell as “B” felony when he was a driver of a vehicle that transported large quantity of heroin. Our attorneys conducted an investigation and secured a complete dismissal of all charges against our client when our attorneys were able to show that our client was used by a co-defendant in the case and lacked the required intent to knowingly transport the contraband.


January 2014 – Nassau County


Our client (who was previously convicted of a DWI) was charged with a failure to install ignition interlock device (IID) on his vehicle as “A” misdemeanor among other charges. Our attorneys had this criminal charge dismissed by presenting certain evidence to DA’s office that he should not have been charged with it in the first place.


November 2013 – Nassau County


Our client was charged with an endangerment the welfare of the child when a child was present with a parent during the commission of another crime, namely petit larceny. Our attorneys secured a non-criminal disposition of both charges for the client.


October 2013 – Nassau County


Client was charged with several counts of “B” felonies – sale of controlled substance. Narcotics detectives organized surveillance of the client’s vehicle and seized a large quantity of heroin when the vehicle was pulled over. Our Attorneys were able to negotiate a drug court disposition for the client. The client successfully completed treatment program and all charges were completely dismissed.


September 2013 – Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with possession of a loaded firearm in the second degree after a gun was recovered from his garment bag. He had a prior felony conviction and faced a minimum of five years’ incarceration. Our Client was adamant that he was innocent and would not negotiate with the District Attorney’s Office.

Result: Our Attorneys refused to discuss any plea offers with the District Attorney’s Office, but did provide them with affidavits indicating that other people had access to the garment bag, and the case was eventually dismissed and sealed.


September 2013 – Kings County Criminal Court


Our client, an NYPD police officer, was charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, and various other charges relating to his involvement in what was alleged to have been an off-duty unjustified shooting in which our client was accused of fleeing the scene by driving drunk, and subsequently refusing a breath test. The District Attorney’s Office refused to offer out client any non-criminal disposition, which he would have been unable to accept in any event as it could have caused him to be terminated from the NYPD.

Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss all charges relating to the shooting on the grounds that the charges were insufficient and improperly filed. The judge granted our motion to dismiss. At the DMV refusal hearing, a police Lieutenant testified that our client appeared intoxicated and refused to take a breath test. Our attorneys pointed out that all of the evidence presented to was observed and obtained after our client was asked to take the breath test, and therefore could not be used to justify the request itself. The judge agreed, our client’s driving license was reinstated, and the DMV action was dismissed.


July 2013 – Queens County Criminal Court


Our Client was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. He had numerous drug and suspended license related arrests, was found in possession of marijuana, and admitted to smoking marijuana right before driving. The District Attorney’s Office initially refused to offer him any kind of offer that did not involve pleading guilty to a crime.

Out Attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to permit our client to Disorderly Conduct, leaving our client with no criminal record and valid driving license.


June 2013 – Kings County


Our client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and he was alleged to refuse a chemical test. DMV conducted Refusal Hearing where the client was facing mandatory revocation of his driver’s license for one year. Our Attorneys cross-examined police officer at that hearing and successfully argued that police officer did not read the client required statutory warnings about the consequences of refusal to submit to chemical test in a clear and unequivocal manner as prescribed by law. Administrative judge at a DMV reinstated client’s driver’s license. His criminal case ultimately was resolved with a non-criminal disposition.


June 2013 - Kings County


Our client was arrested and charged with a sale of controlled substance out of a Brooklyn apartment. Client’s apartment was under surveillance for a month by undercover narcotics detectives. Several controlled buys were done by undercover narcotic detectives. Client was charged with several “B” felonies, sale of controlled substance. After negotiations, a violation offer was made and a matter was resolved without any criminal record.


May 2013 – Kings County


Our client was charged with a felony assault, accused by an elderly neighbor based on the dispute and argument regarding a walking of a dog. Our Attorneys engaged in plea negotiations and proved to the District Attorney’s office that our client himself was a victim of assault by the neighbor’s relative. Felony charges were dismissed and the case ultimately resulted in Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (“ACOD”), and eventually dismissed.


May 2013 – Queens County Criminal Court


Our Client was charged with Felony Assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, Driving While Intoxicated, and numerous vehicle and traffic law offenses after he crashed his car into a parked and allegedly fought with the police who attempted to extract him from the car. This client had been charged with DWI before and both times our office was able to have the charges reduced to a non-criminal infraction.

After extensive negotiations, our office was able to convince the District Attorney’s Office to reduce the charges to a non-criminal traffic infraction.


April 2013 – Queens County Supreme Court


Our Client was arrested twice in a one month period, once for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs where he refused all chemical testing, and once for “C” felony drug charges. The District Attorney’s Office initially refused to offer our client a non-criminal disposition, which he needed to obtain in order to pass the background check for the job he had secured at an airport, and refused to offer him any deal that did not involve the suspension of his driver license.

Our Attorneys were able to convince the District Attorney’s Office to reduce both cases to violations, including the DWAI charge, which having been reduced to a violation and not traffic infraction, did not affect his driver license. Our Attorneys sought and succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of the DMV refusal action so our client also avoided any sanctions for refusing the chemical tests.


February 2013 – Kings County Supreme Court


Our client was arrested for Felony Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree after he was arrested following a high speed chase and two police officers claimed to have observed him to be in possession of a loaded firearm which they recovered. Our client had a prior violent felony conviction and faced a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison if convicted of the weapons charge. The District Attorney’s Office refused to offer our client reduction and presented the case to the Grand Jury.

Our Attorneys presented a vigorous defense at the Grand Jury, utilizing our client and two other defense witnesses to convince the Grand Jury that the events did not happen as the police described, and the gun was not found in our client’s possession. The Grand Jury dismissed all weapons charges and voted to indict only on charges related to his alleged reckless driving. He subsequently pled guilty to a Misdemeanor and paid a $5,000fine, with no jail, no probation, and no effect on his driver license.


January 2013 – Queens County


Our clients were charged with assault when in fact they were victims of assault by three males. This was a result of a dispute over a parking spot in Queens. After making sure that this would be the right step and after preparing our clients, our Attorneys brought both clients for an interview to Queens District Attorney’s office. All charges were dismissed against both clients and prosecution against the assailants continued.


October 2012 – Nassau County


Our client was charged with possession and use of forged instrument (“C’’ Felony) namely counterfeit US currency. After long negotiations and plea bargaining, a non-criminal disposition was reached. Client avoided a criminal record.


September 2012 – Kings County


Our client, a partner in a business enterprise, was charged with a felony, possession of forged company check and grand larceny. Our Attorneys presented sufficient evidence to the District Attorney’s office that it was a business dispute between the partners and provided relevant documentation. Felony charges were initially reduced to misdemeanors, and then eventually dismissed.


May 2012 – Kings County


Our client was charged with possession with intent to sell of 153 pills of Oxycodone. After long negotiations between our attorneys and District Attorney's Office, the matter was resolved with a non criminal disposition and 20 days of Community Service.


May 2012 – Queens County


Our client was charged with a sale of large quantities of mushrooms as an A-II felony when a search warrant was executed in his storage space in Queens where drugs discovered. Our client was facing many years in jail. After successful plea negotiations, our attorneys were able to convince District Attorney's Office to offer our client an "A" Misdemeanor with a fine.


April 2012 – Queens County Supreme Court


Our client was charged with a felony for calling a bomb threat in to his job. The district attorney's office initially insisted that our client plead guilty to a felony, which he could not do because he worked in a field where every job requires a background check.

Result: Our Attorneys gathered extensive evidence pointing to our client's innocence and after presenting it to the District Attorney's Office they agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.


February 2012 – Queens County Supreme Court


Our client was charged with DWI. She had three previous DWI convictions, two of which were felonies, and the most recent for which she served seven months in jail. This District Attorney's Office was insisting she serve 1-3 years in state prison.

Result: Our attorneys litigated the case, were able to get some of the key evidence against her suppressed, and eventually convinced the judge to sentence her to just probation.


January 2012 – Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with numerous counts of Assault, Menacing, Harassment, Possession of a Weapon, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and related charges after being accused of attacking a seven year old boy and his mother with a hammer and screwdriver. The District Attorney's took a firm position against our client based on the nature of the allegations, but our client adamantly denied any wrongdoing and refused to plead guilty to anything.

Result: Our attorneys exhaustively investigated the case and obtained seven affidavits from witnesses supporting our client's version of events as well as a video taken from a cellular phone proving that all of these witnesses were present at the scene and at a vantage point to observe the alleged incident. Based on the package our attorneys assembled, the District Attorney's Office agreed to drop all charges against our client.


January 2012 – Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and related charges after he was stopped driving a vehicle with license plates that had been reported stolen out of the mail from a dealership.

Result: After a series of negotiations, our attorneys convinced the District Attorney's Office to dismiss the entire case against our client.


December 2011 – Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana for possessing over two pounds of marijuana. He had recently been released early from lifetime parole after serving three years in prison for a Class A1 felony drug sale conviction. He signed a full confession admitting that the drugs were his and that he had consented to the search of his apartment. Because of our client's prior felony conviction, he faced mandatory upstate prison time if convicted of this crime.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney's Office to allow our client to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and avoid jail time, probation, or community service. He was sentenced to just a fine.


November 2011 – Queens County Supreme Court


Our client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third and Fourth Degrees after being accused of possessing twenty-eight (28) bags of crack cocaine. He had previously served two state prison sentences for selling crack and now faced mandatory upstate prison time if convicted in this case because of his record. The District Attorney's Office insisted that our client serve at least two years.

Result: Our attorneys thoroughly investigated the circumstances surrounding our client's arrest and learned of certain past incidents reflecting on the credibility of the arresting officer. After extensive discussions with the District Attorney's Office, our attorneys convinced them to let him plead guilty to a misdemeanor and be sentenced to just $200 in court fees.


November 2011 – Queens County Supreme Court


Our client was charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and related charges after being accused of approaching a man on the street with a broken bottle and demanding all of his money. This was the seventh case we represented this client in and the third for a robbery. Because in each of the six prior cases we were able to prevent our client from being convicted of a crime, the District Attorney's Office insisted he plead guilty to a felony and serve three and a half years state prison time for this case. Our client would also have been deported if convicted of a felony.

Result: Our team of private investigators tracked down the complaining witness and obtained sworn affidavits and audio recordings stating that our client had not committed the crimes he was accused of. The District Attorney's Office reviewed the evidence we obtained and during jury selection offered our client a deal where he would get Youthful Offender Treatment and probation. As a result he would have no criminal record and would not be deported.


October 2011 – Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with a DWI, among other infractions, after being stopped driving 87 miles per hour on the Long Island Expressway.

Result: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a deal with the District Attorney's office where our client was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct. As a result, he has no criminal record and a perfect driving record.


September 2011 - Nassau County District Court


Our client was charged with a DWI, among other infractions, after he was stopped by the police and offered to take a breath test, which he refused. Due to the fact that it was our client's 2nd DWI arrest in a short period of time, District Attorney's Office wanted our client to plead guilty, go to jail and then be on probation for 3 years.

Result: Our attorneys took this case to a jury trial. After 2 weeks of trial, the jury acquitted our client of DWI charges, convicting him only on traffic tickets. As the result, our client avoided any criminal record on his second DWI.


September 2011 - Suffolk County District Court


Our client was involved in a car crash. As the result, Police was called and he was arrested for and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), among other things. Our client's driver license was suspended. Due to the fact that our client's blood alcohol level (BAC) was very high (0.19%), District Attorney's Office made no offers in this case and wanted our client to plead guilty to Misdemeanor DWI and be sentenced to 3 years probation.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss DWI misdemeanor charges in this case based on technicality of how our client was charged with it. Despite District Attorney's Office's opposition, the Judge granted our motion and dismissed DWI charges. Our client's driver license was immediately reinstated.


May 2011 - Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was arrested for and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Reckless Driving (both misdemeanors), among other charges. Our client was also involved in a car accident and was taken into hospital. As a result of these charges, his driver license was suspended, and his home health aide license was also suspended. District Attorney Office offered our client to plead guilty to DWI as a Misdemeanor and be sentenced to 3 years probation in addition to monetary fines and license revocation for one year.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss all the charges based on the technicality of how an accusatory instrument was filed in this case. Despite District Attorney's Office's opposition, the Judge granted our motion to dismiss all the charges. Entire case was dismissed and our client's licenses were reinstated.


February 2011 - Nassau County Court


Our client was arrested for, and then indicted on, two counts of Grand Larceny based on several incidents in which she was accused of stealing various clothing items from a store. The District Attorney's Office asked for a substantial jail time because our client had several prior criminal convictions for the same type of crime, in addition to being on probation.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the indictment. The judge partially granted the motion dismissing several felonies. As the result, District Attorney Office extended a much better plea deal to our client.


October 2010 - Richmond County Criminal Court (Staten Island) - Grand Larceny, Identity Theft


Our clients, a mother and son, were charged with Second Degree Larceny and First Degree Identity theft. They were accused of participating in a scheme where over $100,000 was stolen from various people’s 401K accounts.

Result: All charges against our clients were dismissed.


September 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court - Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance


Our client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the Third Degree and various related drug charges after he was arrested with 62 bags of heroin and $7,400 in cash. Our client had a long record and had previously served state prison time for a felony conviction.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to allow our client to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and receive no jail time, no probation, no community service, no drug treatment, and no fine. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge that required him to pay $200 in court fees.


September 2010 – Nassau County District Court-- Possession of Controlled Substance


Our client was arrested and charged with a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, after police received a call that there was a suspicious activity on the street, and police found drugs in our client’s car. District Attorney would not offer our client reduced offer.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion, and the Court dismissed the case and sealed our client's arrest. Click here for copy of decision.


August 2010 - Nassau County First District Court - Reckless Driving, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation


Our client was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Reckless Driving, and numerous other traffic infractions. The District Attorney’s Office insisted that our client would have to plead guilty to a crime or go to trial.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss all the charges which the judge granted. Click here for copy of decision.


July 2010 Nassau County First District Court - Trespassing


Our client was charged with misdemeanor trespassing for allegedly breaking into his high school at night. We had previously represented this client in a petit larceny case which we were able to obtain a dismissal. Because of the prior case, the District Attorney’s Office was unwell to make an acceptable offer.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. Click here for copy of decision.


July 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court - DWI


Our client was charged with DWI after he was involved in a car accident and the police claimed he smelled of alcohol, showed signs of intoxication, and refused to take a chemical test. He had been arrested for DWI two years earlier, and been allowed to plead guilty to the reduced traffic infraction of DWAI.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to let our client plead guilty to disorderly conduct.


June 2010 Queens County Criminal Court - DWI


Our client was arrested for DWI and a breathalyzer test administered shortly afterward indicated he had a BAC of .14. He had a previous DWI conviction from four years earlier.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to let our client plead guilty to disorderly conduct.


June 2010 - Queens County Supreme Court - Robbery


Our client was charged with Second Degree Robbery. We had previously represented this client in a different Robbery case which our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to dismiss, and two separate assault cases which our attorneys also had dismissed. Because of our client’s prior arrests the District Attorney’s Office insisted our client serve 3 ½ years if he plead guilty. Because of his immigration status our client could not be convicted of anything or he would be deported.

Result: Our attorneys took the case to trial and our client was acquitted.


May 2010 - Yonkers City Court - Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration


Our clients, a husband and wife, were charged with numerous crimes including resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration in an incident where they were both beaten and seriously injured by the Yonkers police. Our clients were adamant that they had done nothing wrong and did not wish to plead guilty to anything.

Result: Our attorneys took the case to trial and both clients were acquitted of all criminal charges. Our attorneys then filed a federal lawsuit against the city and police department for false arrest and excessive force.


April 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was arrested on Grand Larceny charges outside of an ATM machine after he was seen withdrawing large amounts of money using several different cards. He was found with twenty different bank cards which contained ten different people’s names.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s Office to dismiss all charges against our client.


March 2010 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client was arrested on misdemeanor charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer and reckless driving, and additionally charged with the traffic infractions of speeding, failing to signal, driving without headlights, and failing to yield. The arresting officer claimed that he tried to stop our client’s vehicle but she fled, leading him on a high speed chase that caused him to crash his cruiser into a tree. The District Attorney’s Office initially refused to offer our client a reduction and our client refused to plead guilty to even a reduced charge because she insisted she was not even the driver of the car.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss, and the judge granted it with respect to six of the seven charges. Click here for copy of decision. Nearly one year later, our attorneys convinced the District Attorney’s office to drop the remaining charge, and they filed a Federal lawsuit seeking damages for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and violations of our client’s civil rights.


March 2010 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client was charged with reckless driving, speeding (ninety-seven mph in a fifty-five mph zone) and numerous other traffic infractions. This District Attorney’s Office refused to offer him a non-criminal disposition.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed.


March 2010 - Village of Suffern Justice Court


Our client was charged with two counts of harassment and trespassing. At the time of his arrest he was serving three years probation for a prior conviction which would be violated if he was convicted of any new offense. The District Attorney’s office refused to offer any reduction and insisted our client serve jail time.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


March 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was arrested on charges of first degree kidnapping and first degree robbery. According to the allegations, our client and a co-defendant sold narcotics to two other men in a deal arranged through an intermediary. When the buyers took the drugs and left without paying the full amount agreed upon, our client and his co-defendant allegedly bound and gagged the intermediary with duct tape, threw him into the trunk of the car, took the $250 he had in his pockets, and demanded he have the rest of the money delivered to them. The intermediary cooperated with the District Attorney's Office and was prepared to testify against our client.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney's Office to dismiss all charges against our client.


February 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court


After an investigation by the NYPD Vice Squad, our client was arrested on charges of promoting gambling and running an unlicensed liquor establishment. Two undercover officers had entered the address where he was suspected of running an underground casino, posed as customers, purchased chips, placed bets, and were served alcohol by our client. The police raided the house, and seized over $1,000 in cash and gambling equipment.

Result: All charges against our client were dismissed and a judge ordered all money seized from him returned.


February 2010 - Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with Criminal Mischief, Menacing, Harassment, and several violations for allegedly breaking the front window of a restaurant window during fight. At the time of his arrest, our client had already pleaded guilty to unrelated crimes in Federal Court and was awaiting sentencing. A conviction on any new offenses would likely have drastically increased his sentence in the federal case.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney's Office to dismiss all charges against our client.


February 2010 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Our client was arrested and indicted for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly defrauded banks out of $270 million. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines called for a sentence of between twenty-four and thirty months. Our client was not a United States citizen and any sentence of greater than twelve months would have subjected him to mandatory deportation. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines called for a jail sentence of between twenty-four and thirty months.

Result: Our attorneys argued vigorously for leniency at sentencing and the judge ultimately imposed a sentence of only nine months in jail.


February 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was indicted for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old girl numerous times over a several month period. The District Attorney's Office was seeking a state prison sentence and lifetime registration with the state sex offender registry.

Result: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a deal in which our client pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor that did not require him to register as a sex offender. His sentence of a conditional discharge included no jail time, no probation, no counseling, no community service, and no fine.


February 2010 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs, reckless driving, and numerous other traffic infractions after the police observed him driving 100 miles per hour in a forty mile per hour zone. According to the police, our client stated I smoked weed two hours before driving. At the time our client was arrested, he was on probation for a robbery conviction and had been arrested for drunken driving just two months earlier.

Result: Our attorneys convinced the District Attorney's office to drop all criminal charges against our client. He pled guilty to a three-point speeding violation and was fined $75.


January 2010 - Suffolk County District Court


Our client was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree and several other traffic infractions. The District Attorney's Office was unwilling to allow our client plead guilty to a lesser charge.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


December 2009 - Nassau County District Court


Our client was arrested for petit larceny after an incident in which he was charged with stealing $999.98 worth of electronics from a store. Because of his prior record, the District Attorney's office refused to even consider any plea agreement that did not involve significant jail time.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


November 2009 - Nassau County Court


Our client was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident and was later indicted on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident without reporting. He could not plead guilty to any charge because at the time of the incident he was prepared to enter the police academy, and could not do so unless the charge was dismissed or he was acquitted.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the indictment which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed, allowing him to enter the police academy. Click here for copy of decision.


November 2009 - Nassau County Court


Our clients, two brothers, were charged with attempted first degree assault, first degree reckless endangerment, and other felonies arising out of an alleged gang related dispute in which one brother stood in front of a moving vehicle to keep it from driving away while the other brother fired five gunshots at its occupants. Our client who allegedly blocked the vehicle was apprehended at the scene and the alleged shooter, who had recently served three years in state prior on a prior gun conviction, surrendered after a month long nationwide manhunt for him.

Result: Our attorneys were able to convince the District Attorney's Office to dismiss all charges against the brother accused of blocking the vehicle. The brother who was accused of being the shooter was permitted to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to time in jail he had already served.


October 2009 - Nassau County First District Court


In one month, our client was arrested for smoking marijuana in public in one incident, arrested for two counts of petit larceny for breaking into two cars in a second incident, and caught without a license driving an uninsured vehicle that had a suspended registration in a third incident.

Result: Our attorneys obtained a resolution in which all charges in all three incidents were dismissed and our client's record was sealed.


September 2009 - Suffolk County First District Court


Our client was charged with two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, two counts of operating with a suspended registration, and operating without insurance. The District Attorney's Office refused to offer a reduction to non criminal charges and our client would have lost her job if she was convicted of a crime.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the case which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


September 19, 2009 - United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Our client was arrested in the Bronx at the location where a tractor trailer truck filled with cocaine arrived to make the delivery. He was found with the cell phones used to communicate with the driver and was indicted for his role in a conspiracy to possess and distribute seventy kilograms of cocaine. Our client pled guilty and faced up to life in prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, he faced a sentence of between 108 and 135 months incarceration.

Result: Our attorneys argued for a lenient sentence and convinced the judge to sentence our client to twenty-four months in jail, sixteen of which he had already served.


July 2009 - New York County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and seriously injuring her back.

Result: All charges were dismissed and our client's record was sealed.


July 2009 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client was arrested and charged with two counts of Reckless Driving, speeding (ninety mph in a fifty-five mph zone), tailgating, failing to signal, unsafely changing lanes, and other traffic infractions after a high speed pursuit through various towns in Nassau County.

Result: We were able to negotiate the two misdemeanors and thirty-two points worth of traffic infractions down to a single three point speeding ticket.


June 2009 - Nassau County Court


Our client was arrested for, and then indicted on, two counts of Grand Larceny as a result of several incidents in which he was accused of stealing various clothing and electronics items from stores. The District Attorney's Office refused to reduce the felony from a misdemeanor, and because our client had a prior felony conviction, he faced mandatory upstate prison time if convicted of the felony charges.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to reduce the felony counts in the indictment to misdemeanors. The judge granted the motion, our client pled guilty to the misdemeanors, and was sentenced to six months in jail, most of which he had already served. Click here for copy of decision.


May 2009 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and gave the police a full signed confession. The entire incident was caught on video tape and the victim identified our client from a photo array. The District Attorney's Office refused to offer our client any reduction.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


April 2009 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor menacing for allegedly breaking a man's nose after a traffic accident by hitting him in the face numerous times with a screwdriver.

Result: Our attorneys proceeded to trial and the jury acquitted our client of all charges.


April 2009 - Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with three felonies and five misdemeanors related to accusations he seriously injured a woman in a domestic violence incident.

Result: All charges were dismissed and our client's record was sealed.


April 2009 - Yorktown Justice Court


Our client was charged with Reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, and using a cell phone while driving. He was on felony probation, the district attorney's office was unwilling to reduce the reckless driving charge, and a conviction would have violate his probation.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


January 2009 - White Plains City Court


Our client was arrested on charges of petit larceny, forgery, and identity theft, for opening a credit card with someone else's identity and using it to buy several hundred dollars worth of clothes. At the time he was arrested, he was on probation for a felony gun charge.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


November 2008 - Kings County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with first degree rape in Brooklyn for allegedly forcing his housekeeper to engage in various sexual acts with him.

Result: All charges were dismissed and our client's record was sealed.


October 2008 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was charged in an eighteen count indictment with a variety of charges in including Grand Larceny in the Second and third degrees, possession of a forged instrument, and scheme to defraud.

Result: Our client was acquitted of seventeen of the eighteen counts.


July 2008 - Queens County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with reckless driving and the District Attorney's Office did not offer to reduce the charge.

Result: Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss which the judge granted. The case was dismissed and our client's record was sealed. Click here for copy of decision.


April 2008 - Nassau County First District Court


Our client was charged with possession of a handgun, endangering the welfare of a minor, and several other related counts. Because he was not a United States citizen, a conviction for any crime would have caused him to be immediately deported. The District Attorney's Office refused to offer our client a non-criminal disposition.

Result: Our attorney's proceeded to trial and our client was acquitted on all counts.


June 2007 - New York County Criminal Court


Our client was charged with felony assault and related charges arising out of an incident in which he was accused of becoming intoxicated and belligerent at a bar, grabbing a waitress's buttocks, then head butting and biting two bouncers who tried to eject him.

Result: Our attorneys extensively investigated the matter and met with prosecutors numerous times. The District Attorney's Office ultimately agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.



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