No offer. Defense verdict. No appeal.

Wrongful Conviction and Malicious Prosecution Civil Plaintiff owned a restaurant and was convicted of selling alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated person who subsequently caused a fatal two car motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff was incarcerated for six months before his conviction was overturned. Plaintiff alleged police misconduct during the criminal investigation, including coercion of witnesses. […]

Summary judgment granted.

Special Duty/ Police Protection Civil Decedent was taken hostage and killed by her husband after the court had issued an order of protection. Decedent’s estate alleged that the police failed to protect her.

Summary judgment granted, affirmed on appeal.

RICO and Related Federal Constitutional Claims Civil RICO and related federal constitutional claims arising from the Town’s enforcement of its wetlands law, which plaintiffs claimed was unconstitutional. Summary judgment granted against all eight plaintiffs, affirmed on appeal.

No offer. Defense verdict, affirmed on appeal.

Excessive Force and Assault Civil Female plaintiff alleged that she sustained injuries to her shoulder, elbow, and wrist during an arrest, which resulted in three surgical procedures. $250,000.00 demand before trial; $750,000.00 and then $1,000,000.00 demand during trial. 

All Charges Dismissed

Sex Crimes / Sex Abuse – Molestation Charges Dismissed Criminal Westchester Taxi Driver FALSELY Accused of Molesting Girl in Back of Cab. A White Plains taxi driver was the victim of false allegations that he raped a New Rochelle woman in a church parking lot – when the woman couldn’t pay her fare. The man […]

No Jail Time

Sex Crimes / Rape – Rape Charge Criminal A young man was charged with rape in the stairwell of the mall. The evidence included our client’s DNA recovered from a cigarette butt found inside the stairwell. From the moment Westchester Criminal Lawyer Richard A. Portale took over the case, the client did not spend another […]

All Charges Dismissed

Resisting Arrest / Obstructing Governmental Administration – College Student Falsely Arrested Criminal A college student in Brooklyn New York was falsely arrested. This bright young student who was wrongfully stopped and frisked and charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration in his very own neighborhood for allegedly riding his bike while not in the […]