Post-Conviction Victory on Direct Appeal

On April 14, 2021, the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the conviction of Portale Randazzo client, Elvis Moreno, and dismissed the indictment against him. Although Mr. Moreno was merely an unwitting and innocent passenger in a car where a drug sale took place, he was wrongfully convicted after a jury trial in 2015 of one count of criminal […]

Portale Randazzo LLP Secures Win for Elvis Moreno

In June of 2015, our client, Mr. Elvis Moreno, was indicted along with 13 other people for his alleged involvement in a heroin ring operating in Staten Island, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. His arrest was part of a 15-month long probe called “Operation Lost Boys.” It began after police found a text message from […]

The Great American Privacy Scandal

As posted by my NACDL colleague and brother, Roger Nell Are we ready for the massive breach of privacy? Are we prepared for the truly unprecedented (since the media loves that word of late) intrusion of government into our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms? It’s happening. Right now. Every State, every community. And it’s all […]

Richard Portale Featured in Netflix Documentary ‘The Confession Tapes’

On June 21, 2019, Netflix released the second season of their true crime series entitled, “The Confession Tapes,” which covers coerced or false confessions. Episode 3: “Deep Down” features the case of Angelika Graswald, who was successfully defended by Portale Randazzo attorney Richard Portale for allegedly murdering her husband in 2015 in a kayak in the Hudson River. Shortly […]

New York State Recently Modified its Bail and Discovery Reform Laws and is Beginning to Expand the Types of Matters Being Heard in the Courts While Governor Cuomo’s New York State on PAUSE Executive Order is in Effect: How These Changes Impact Your Case

We previously posted how criminal and civil cases in New York State are being impacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York State on PAUSE Executive Order. The Order mandated that only emergency petitions and new arraignments were to be heard in the New York State Courts. Recently, the courts have begun to expand the types of […]

COVID-19 Outbreak is Affecting At-Risk Incarcerated Individuals: How Portale Randazzo LLP’s Proven Record of Success Can Help You and Your Loved Ones

PORTALE RANDAZZO’s attorneys are working to serve the community by helping those currently incarcerated in New York. We are ready to help by providing legal services in the form of emergency sentence reduction hearings, habeas corpus motions, orders to show cause, and bail reduction applications for all of those at risk from COVID-19, whether due to their […]

How Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Affects Your Case

Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order on March 20, 2020 suspending New York State laws that are in place to protect your constitutional rights, including speedy trial, grand jury presentations, and statute of limitations – how does this affect your case? On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 202.8, which suspends filing […]

Attorney Richard A. Portale Receives 2018 Super Lawyers® Award

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Richard A. Portale has received the 2018 Super Lawyers® award. This prestigious title is granted to those who display exceptional legal achievements and a commitment to client satisfaction. In fact, only 5% of all attorneys in each state are included in the Super Lawyers® list. We are honored to […]

Drug Lord “El Chapo” Extradited to U.S.

Joaquin Guzmán, better known by his alias, “El Chapo,” arrived in New York recently after being extradited to the U.S. following his drug-related crimes as head of the Sinaloa cartel. The extradition comes after Guzmán’s daring escape from a Mexican maximum security prison in 2015. According to reports, Guzmán escaped through an opening in his […]