AD1 vacates reckless-endangerment guilty plea and dismisses indictment


Following AD1’s rejection of an Anders brief filed by other counsel, CAL argued to the NY DA’s office and the First Department that Samuel C’s guilty plea was unknowing and involuntary because it did not address whether Mr C was making an informed decision to waive a potentially viable insanity defense. After the NY DA’s office agreed that vacatur of the plea and dismissal of the indictment was the just result, AD1 agreed. CAL attorney Bryan Furst represented Mr. C on appeal.