Post-Conviction Victory on Direct Appeal

Portale Randazzo LLP Secures Win for Elvis Moremo – Criminal.

In April 2021, the Appellate Division Second Department reversed Elvis Moreno’s wrongful conviction. Despite being merely present during a drug sale in 2015, he was wrongly found guilty of drug-related charges and labeled a “drug kingpin,” leading to a seven-year prison sentence. The unanimous Appeals Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove his guilt, as he had no involvement in arranging the drug sale and no knowledge or intent to aid in it. Attorney Vivian Shevitz played a crucial role in this victory, and Mr. Moreno was vindicated after his wrongful conviction.