CAL in the Courts

Client's Conviction Reversed and Dismissed


On May 12, 2017, the Appellate Term, First Department, reversed and dismissed CAL client R.S.’s criminal contempt in the second degree conviction. The court held that reversal and dismissal were mandated because the allegations in the accusatory instrument were jurisdictionally insufficient to meet the elements of the charged crime. Because R.S. was induced to plead to a second count of criminal contempt by the promise that his two sentences would run concurrently, the court also reversed that conviction and remanded the case for further proceedings. The case was ultimately dismissed on speedy trial grounds. Our client was represented by Brittany Francis.