Criminal

Criminal Defendant’s Saratoga County Judgment is Vacated on Appeal

People v. Thomson The defendant allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase across Albany and Saratoga Counties, which ended when he drove the vehicle into occupied police cars. He was indicted in both counties, where charges against him included attempted murder in the first degree. While represented by local counsel, the […]

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Child Porn Charges Dismissed

Ostrer & Associates, Marissa Tuohy obtained Appellate Division reversal of Orange County man’s 52 count conviction after trial for possession of sexual performance by a child (child pornography); All charges were later dismissed after case returned to County Court for new trial.

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12 Year Old Murder Conviction Vacated by Saratoga County Court

Ben Ostrer & Vernon Broderick, Corey Chivers and Tashanna Pierson obtained an order vacating the 2001 plea of guilty entered in a Saratoga County homicide case by Katherine Seeber, a then 19 year old defendant accused of being complicit in the murder. The Court vacated the conviction based upon constitutional violations which prompted the original […]

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Monroe Woman Found Not Guilty of all Charges

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

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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