Criminal

Monroe Woman Found Not Guilty of all Charges

The Times Herald Record, December 17, 2010

Benjamin Ostrer obtained a not guilty verdict on the second day of deliberations on all charges in a case brought by Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force. The defendant a 23 year old woman had served as a Grand Juror and had been accused of leaking information to targets of the Grand Jury investigation which […]

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Sex Abuse Charges Dismissed

February 18, 2009 - People v. Michael L. Indictment # 703-2008

Secured dismissal of indictment for B Felony Sexual Abuse and related charges based upon the District Attorney’s failure to advise the Grand Jury that the alleged minor victim had denied any misconduct to County Investigators.

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DWI Charges Dismissed

November 18, 2008 - People v. Chris S. Indictment # 531-2008

Obtained dismissal of all charges against local man. Hoovler successfully asserted the Grand Jury had not been properly instructed with respect to the location of the car in the defendant’s driveway.

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Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Case

March 10, 2008 - People v. Pitkin Ind. # 15-2007; Ulster County, N.Y.

Ben Ostrer obtained a not guilty verdict on Murder 2nd Degree and related charges filed against a 26 year old man accused in the death of a 10 month old child left in his care. The prosecution alleged that the child had been shaken by the defendant. Read More

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Not Guilty Verdict in Sexual Abuse Case

February 14, 2008 - People v. J.V. Case # 07020305

Ben Ostrer obtained a not guilty verdict on all charges against J.V. who was accused of sexually abusing the teen-age daughter of his former girlfriend.

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