CAL Wins 15-Year Sentence Reduction for Client
On January 24, 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department found that the lower court improperly imposed consecutive sentences on WL for the illegal possession and sale of firearms. The People conceded---and the Appellate Division agreed---that because there was no evidence that WL possessed the guns other than at the moment he sold them, consecutive sentences were illegal. Rather than remand WL’s case to the lower court for resentencing, the Appellate Division modified the sentences to run concurrently, effectively reducing WL’s sentence from 30 years’ imprisonment to 15 years. Our client was represented by Rachel T. Goldberg.