CAL in the Courts

Client's Conviction Reversed, Accusatory Instrument Dismissed


On April 10, 2017, the Appellate Term, First Department, reversed the conviction of CAL client DB and dismissed the accusatory instrument. DB had been accused of fifth-degree possession of stolen property and petit larceny for clocking out a co-worker from work on a single date. However, there was no allegation that he had clocked in the co-worker. On that set of facts, there was no basis for finding reasonable cause to believe that he had committed an act aimed at depriving his employer of any wages. Kate Skolnick represented DB.