Case Results

Following are some results achieved on criminal cases without the necessity of a trial.  As evidenced below, I have had many criminal cases dismissed and/or reduced to non-criminal dispositions against a diverse array of criminal charges.

* Cases that result in an “Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal” or “ACD” are Dismissed and Sealed 6 months or 1 year from the date the ACD was entered.

Please remember that PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME. Client/Defendant names are not published to maintain confidentiality.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. Y.M.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 120.14(1) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Menacing in the Third Degree

PL 265.01(2) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

PL 240.26(1) Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the 2nd Degree – Physical Contact

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 03-13-24

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. K.A.

Indictment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**

PL 130.25 03 Class E Violent Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Rape in the 3rd Degree – Sexual Intercourse with Person Less Than 17 Years Old

PL 130.40(2) Class E Violent Felony, 1 counts, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree – Engaged in Oral Sex with Person Less Than 17 Years Old

PL 130.20 (1) A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Sexual Misconduct – Sexual Intercourse without Consent

PL 260.10 (1)  A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Disposition: *CLIENT WAS A PREDICATE FELON AND WAS FACING SIGNIFICANT MANDATORY PRISON TIME AND SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.  THROUGH A LOT OF HARD WORK AND NEGOTIATION, I WAS ABLE TO GET HIM A DEAL TO A NON-SEX OFFENDER MISDEMEANOR AND 3 YEARS PROBATION ON 2-8-24

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. R.G..

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 120.00(1) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 120.00(2) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree – Recklessly Cause Physical Injury

PL 110/120.00(1) Class B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 240.26(1) Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the 2nd Degree – Physical Contact

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 01/10/24

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. R.G.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 145.00 (1) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 01-10-24

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. F.B.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 120.00(1) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 120.00(2) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree – Recklessly Cause Physical Injury

PL 110/120.00(1) Class B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 220.03) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree

PL 240.26(1) Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the 2nd Degree – Physical Contact

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 12/01/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. A.C.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 140.35 Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Possession of Burglar’s Tools

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 155.25 Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Petit Larceny

PL 165.40 Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 12/1/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. C.T.

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

**TOP CHARGE**

VTL 1192 (2) Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated .08 Of 1% Alcohol-1st Offense

VTL 1192 (3) Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated

VTL 1192 (1) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: DWAI- Driving While Ability Impaired

Disposition:  Driving While Impaired (not a crime) ON 11/30/2023* Client lost control of car
and hit at least 2 other cars, was visibly intoxicated on the body cam footage, and blew a .15
(BAC) on the “chemical” test at the station. NY County DA’s office has a policy of no offers on
DWI cases with an accident or a reading of over .12 BAC. This client had both, but was still
able to get her an offer to the impaired result so that she would not have a criminal record.
Fantastic result!

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. P.Z.

Indictment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 120.00(1) Class A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3 rd Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 240.26(1) Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the 2 nd Degree – Physical Contact

Disposition: ADJOURNED IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) on 11/16/23

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS

PPEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. M.N.

Indictment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 130.35 01 Class B Violent Felony, 2 counts, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Rape in the 1st Degree – Forcible Compulsion

PL 130.25 03 Class E Violent Felony, 3 counts, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Rape in the 3rd Degree – Incapacity to Consent

PL, 130.65 01 Class D Violent Felony, 3 counts, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree – Forcible Compulsion

PL, 130.20 01 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Sexual Misconduct

PL 265.01 02  A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree – Intent to Use

PL 135.05 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlawful Imprisonment

PL 120.14 01 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Menacing in the Second Degree

Disposition: THIS WAS A 15 COUNT INDICTMENT.  ALL 15 CHARGES DISMISSED ON 10/30/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. S.T.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 260.10 (1) **TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description:      Endangering the Welfare of a Child

PL 140.00 (01) Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

Disposition: ALL COUNTS DISMISSED on 9/06/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. A.S.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 265. (01) **TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

PL 265. (02) A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

AC 10-131(g) A Misdemeanor, Arraignment charge

Description: Possession of an Imitation Pistol

AC 10-131(b) A Misdemeanor, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Posssession of Knives or Dangerous Instruments

Disposition: ALL COUNTS DISMISSED on 9/14/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. K.M.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 215.50 (03) **TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 3 counts, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree – Disobey Court Order

PL 240.26 (03) Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Harassment in the Second Degree – Alarm or Annoy Another

Disposition: ALL COUNTS DISMISSED on 8/22/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. C.P.​

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 140.14 (01) **TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Menacing in the Second Degree – Weapon/Knife/Cutting Instrument

PL 120.15 Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Menacing in the Third Degree 

PL 265.01 (02) Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree – Intent to Use

Disposition: ALL COUNTS DISMISSED on 8/22/23

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. N.C.​

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 170.20

**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree 

Disposition: ADJOURNED IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) on 8/15/23*

 
A. Adam Mehrfar

SUPREME COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. K.S.

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

**TOP CHARGE**
PL 155.35(1) D Felony, 3 counts, Arraignment charge
Description: Grand Larceny in the Third Degree

PL 155.30-6 E Felony, 3 Counts, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree- Cocaine

LAB 198-B(2) A Misdemeanor, 1 Count, Arraignment charge
Description: “Kick-back” of wages prohibited

Disposition: Disorderly Conduct, a Violation, PL 240.20* on 04/03/23

*I represented the client 8 years ago on very similar charges; demanding kickbacks from workers at a construction site in order for them to keep their jobs.  I was able to the client a violation on that previous case, which was prosecuted in Manhattan.  Yet, this being his 2nd time charged with the same offense, the prosecutor was taking a hard line, telling me there would be never be a deal offered that did not include a plea to a crime.  This was a long term investigation by the NYC School Construction Authority, which has it’s own team of lawyers and investigators.  They spent about 2 years and lots of staff hours to collect evidence and arrest my client.  Nevertheless, after about a year of litigation and demonstrating that not only were we preparing to go to trial, but that we had a solid defense, did the prosecutor finally give in and make an offer that my client could not refuse.  There were 7 counts in the indictment, but my client ended with just a violation and no criminal record.  Another fantastic result!!!

DISTRICT COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. E.P.​

Arrest/Arraignment Charges:

**TOP CHARGE**
PL  270.25  A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree

VTL 1212  Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Reckless Driving

VTL 511.1(a) 01 Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

VTL 509(1) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlicensed Operation

VTL 340(a) Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Failure to Surrender License and Evidence of Registration

VTL 1180(a) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Speed Not Reasonable & Prudent

VTL 512 Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Operating While Registration Suspended/Revoked

VTL 306(b) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Uninspected Motor Vehicle

VTL 1180(d) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Speed In Zone

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED on 3/29/23*

*9 charges all together, 5 of which were misdemeanors.  Negotiated a deal for client to pay a fine on a parking ticket violation under VTL 1202(b) in exchange for all charges being dismissed.  Fantastic result!

STATE OF NEW YORK: SCARSDALE VILLAGE COURT​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. E.K.​

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

VTL 1180(c) Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Speeding in a School Zone (Over 30 mph above school zone speed limit)

Disposition: DISMISSED on 3/22/23*

*This VTL charge carried with it a potential 30-day jail sentence.  Was able to get ticket dismissed and client plead guilty to a parking violation and paid a fine

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. J.C.​

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail

PL 220.03

**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge

Description: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Cocaine)

Disposition: ADJOURNED IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) on 3/10/23

SUPREME COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. A.P.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

**TOP CHARGE**
PL 220.43 01 A-1 Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree- Cocaine

PL 220.41(1) A-2 Felony, 1 Count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree- Cocaine

PL 220.39(1) B Felony, 3 Counts, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree- Cocaine

PL 220.16(1) B Felony, 3 Counts, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Posession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree- Cocaine

PL 220.31(1) D Felony, 1 Count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree- Ketamine

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON 11/10/2022!!!!!! This was an 18 month joint investigation by the NYPD and Office of Special Narctoics. They alleged the client sold a significant weight of cocaine, among other narctics, to undercover officers on several occasions. The top charge was a A-1 felony, the highest non-violent charge under the law. The evidence of guilt was overwhelming. Nevertheless, I was able to persuade the prosecutor and the judge that the client’s mental health issues were partly to blame for his involvement in this significant drug selling operation. After a year and half treatment, all charges were dismissed! An incredible, fantastic result. I couldn’e be happier for the client and his family.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. J.J.

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
PL 145.00 01
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
PL 165.09 01
A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Auto Stripping in the Third Degree

Disposition:  ADJOURNMENT IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) ON 04/29/2022* Video survelliance showed my client doing exactly what he was accused of doing. The prosecutor took a hard line on the case at first, but there were enough mitigating factors I was able to negotiate it down to an ACD, meaning no plea and no conviction. A very good result.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. L.J.B.

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
PL 265.01 01
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree- Possession of firearm/weapon

Disposition:  ADJOURNMENT IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) ON 01/11/2022* Not only were we able to get an ACD on a weapon case, but was able to get the prosecutor and Judge to agree to a one month early sealing date. So instead of waiting for six months for the case to be dismissed and sealed, the case will now be dismissed and sealed after one month. Very happy client. Very nice result.

STATE OF NEW YORK; COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER CITY COURT; CITY OF WHITE PLAINS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. C.Z.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

**TOP CHARGE**
PL 240.20(1) Violation, 1 count, Arrest Charge
Description: Engage in Fighting, violent, tumultuous conduct

Disposition:  Pre-Arraignment Diversion to Head Start program on 01/05/2022* Was able to negotiate a deal where the client would not be arraigned, and thus no charges formally filed in court, provided the client participates in the Head Start program, which in this case meant she had to watch a 3 hour video virtually. Really nice outcome.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. S.F.A.C.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

**TOP CHARGE**
VTL 1192.2X 2X Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se

VTL 1192.2 02 Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated .08 Of 1% Alcohol-1st

VTL 1192.3 03 Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated 1

VTL 600.1A 1A Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Leaving Scene Of Incident without Reporting

VTL 509.1 01 Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlicensed Operation

VTL 1192.1 01 Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: DWAI- Driving While Ability Impaired

LOC 10-125 00 Violation, 2 counts, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Consumption of Alcohol on Streets

Disposition:  Driving While Impaired (not a crime) ON 11/15/2021* This was an Aggravated DWI which involved an accident. Client was not licensed and absconded from the jurisdiction during the case. Was able to negotiate a deal so that all charges were dismissed and client only admitted to Driving While Impaired which is a traffic infraction, not a crime. In addition to being charged with Aggravated DWI and several other charges, client could have been charged for Bail Jumping as well. Great result.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. J.M.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

PL 120.00 01
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree- Intention to Cause Physical Injury

PL 120.00 02 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the 3rd Degree- Recklessly Causes Physical Injury

PL 110-120.00 01 B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree- Intention to Cause Physical Injury

PL 240.26 01 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the 2nd Degree- Physical Contact

Disposition:  ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON 11/04/2021* The allegations were an assault with a beer bottle, which could have been upgraded to a felony charge. I was able to get the case dismissed by effectively arguing in court that the prosecution had not met their burden under the new speedy trial statute (CPL 30.30 (5)). The prosecution (after making an offer) conceded that they had not met their obligations under the statute and the case was dismissed. Victory!

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. Z.A.

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence

PL 130.52 01
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Forcible Touching- Intimate Parts

PL 130.55 00 B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree

Disposition:  ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON 08/03/2021* Another amazing outcome. Client was charged Forcible Touching and Sex Abuse, which the NY County DA’s office takes very seriously- all cases must go through their Sex Crimes Bureau. The client professed his absolute innocence and I concluded that he was being truthful and the evidence bore it out. I drafted and submitted a very substantive memorandum laying out significant detail why the complainant was not being truthful and that the case could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. That submission, followed by a “proffer” laid the groundwork for the DA’s office to dismiss all charges. Very, very tough to get the prosecutors to dismiss all charges in a sex case. This was not only a great result, but the right result. Very happy for the client. Innocent people get charged with crimes and to get this result for someone who was is very satisfying.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. G.F.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
PL 245.15 00
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlawful Publication of Intimate Image

LOC 10-177 00 Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Unlawful Disclosure of Intimate Image

Disposition:  ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON 07/01/2021* Another very big victory. Client had been previously been prosecuted for other criminal charges related to the same incident. When the complainant found out he was getting an ACD on the case, she went back and filed another police report alleging the client also sent intimate images of her to someone else. The police arrested him on those allegations in court the day I got him the ACD on the initial case. The prosecutor took a very harsh stance and refused to make an offer on the case, recommending jail time if he were to plead guilty. In the end, I was able to persuade the judge to dismiss all the charges on speedy trial (CPL 30.30) grounds.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. D.C.​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
PL 140.05 Violation
Description: Trespass

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 04/30/21. Court agreed to dismiss case in the interest of justice.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. G.R​

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
AC 10-125 (b) Violation
Description: Consumption Of Alcohol On Streets

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 04/030/21

DISTRICT COURT: NASSAU COUNTY​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. N.S.

Arrest/Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence:
PL 215.50 03
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree: Disobey Court Order

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 02/04/21* This was a Violation of an Order of Protection stemming from a Domestic Violence case where the complainant was cooperative with the District Attorney’s Office and wanted the case to be prosecuted. I argued that the case was not legally sufficient as a matter of law and persuaded the District Attorney’s office to agree to join the application to dismiss. Big win for the client who had removed from his house after the arrest.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS​

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. M.T.​

Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail **TOP CHARGE**
PL 120.50 01 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Stalking in the Third Degree (DQO)

PL 120.45 01 B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Stalking in the Fourth Degree (DQO)

PL 120.45 02 B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Stalking in the Fourth Degree (DQO)

PL 120.45 03 B Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Stalking in the Fourth Degree (DQO)

PL 240.30(1)(A) A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree

PL 240.30(1)(B) A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree

PL 240.30(2) A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree

PL 240.26 01 Violation, 2 counts, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the Second Degree – Physical Contact – Physical Contact

Disposition: ALL 8 CHARGES DISMISSED ON 01/14/21.  Client was a two-time violent predicate felon who had spent more than 20 years in prison. The criminal complaint made allegations in a fashion that made it seem the client was an unhinged maniac trying to stalk and harass a family. Took some time, but was able to persuade the prosecutor that he could not prove this case at trial. Prosecutor agreed and dismissed all charges. Great outcome.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: QUEENS COUNTY

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. L.L.

Arrest/Arraignment Charges:

VTL 1192.3 03

**TOP CHARGE**

Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge 

Description: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated 

VTL 1192.1 01

Infraction, 1 Count, Arrest Charge, Arraignment Charge

Description: Driving While Impaired

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED on  10/22/20*  DWI.  Client refused to take the breathalyzer which usually means the prosecutors will take the case even more seriously.  (They try to punish people who refuse.) The criminal complaint alleged that the client was asleep at the wheel at 3 am when the police arrived, and that he was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot, watery eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.  Tough allegations to defend but we held strong and eventually got the case dismissed.  Very happy client, lawyer too.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: NEW YORK COUNTY

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. D.N-B

Arrest/Arraignment Charges:

PL 155.30 01
**TOP CHARGE** Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree – Stealing Property from Person 

Disposition: ADJOURNMENT IN CONTEMPLATION OF DISMISSAL (“ACD”) ON 11/13/19*

*Client was charged with stealing a woman’s handbag and was caught with the handbag in his possession by the police. I was able to ultimately persuade the prosecution that it was not a crime because the client genuinely believed the handbag contained his wallet. This wasn’t easy as the prosecutor first took a very hard line and said she would never offer the ACD. Here is the text from the email:

"Mr. Mehrfar,

If I may. I believe that what I’ve read so far comports with what I told you on the phone. That my position is that I am not offering an ACD, and will not be offering an ACD. I also told you on the phone that there is nothing that could be said in a proffer session that would change my position, and it would constitute nothing but a waste of time for both you and your client.

If you and your client believe that a disorderly conduct with community service is an offer that you’d be unwilling to avail him of, please let me know by the end of the week."

After working on it for another month or so, I received the following email:

"Hi Mr. Mehrfar,

Sorry for the delay. We are ready to move for an ACD on the next court date.

Thank you"

Great outcome for a client who is a post doctoral researcher here in the US on a J1 Visa. And I was able to persuade the judge to agree to dismiss and seal the case the ACD after only 1 month, rather than the statutory 6 months. Big victory.

CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: BRONX COUNTY

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. R.M-V

Arrest/Arraignment Charges:

Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence:
PL 120.00 01
**TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Assault in the Third Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury

PL 240.26 01 Violation, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
Description: Harassment in the Second Degree – Physical Contact

Disposition: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED AND SEALED ON 10/28/19* This was a Domestic Violence case with fairly serious allegations against my client. The Complainant, his estranged girlfriend, signed the Supporting Deposition, allowing the prosecution to move forward with the case. Nevertheless, I was able to persuade the Assistant District Attorney to Dismiss all charges outright. Big win for the client who had an outstanding petition to change immigration status.