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.