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Ben Ostrer Named to the New York Commission on Forensic Science

Governor Cuomo has appointed Ben Ostrer to New York State’s Commission on Forensic Science. The 14-member commission, which develops minimum standards and accreditation programs for all of the state’s forensic laboratories, includes two members of the criminal defense bar – one private practice attorney and one public defender. Mr. Ostrer fills the private practice attorney […]

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People vs Thomson

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 […]

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People v. Victor

Criminal Defendant Wins Conviction Dismissal and Judgment Reversal in NY Court of Appeals Case People v. Victor The defendant was convicted in the County Court of Chenango County of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second and third degrees, conspiracy in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award

Founder of Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Ben Ostrer, was recently honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his pro bono work. As Sharon Stern Gerstman, President of the NYSBA, recently stated, volunteer representation is at the very heart of the association. While the New York Rules of Professional Conduct encourage all lawyers […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

Ben Ostrer was honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his criminal defense work. The NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section presented Mr. Ostrer with the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award. The prestigious award recognizes the professional career of a private practice defense attorney that embodies the highest ideals of the¬†Criminal Justice Section. “I […]

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