CAL in the Courts

Appellate Division Reverses Conviction on Speedy Trial Grounds


On January 26, 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department reversed the robbery conviction for CAL client J.W., who was serving a term of 12 years in prison.  The New York County District Attorney conceded that JW’s trial attorney had not consented to a six-week pre-trial adjournment. The appellate court agreed that J.W.’s speedy trial rights, under CPL section 30.30, were violated and dismissed the indictment. Abigail Everett represented our client.