Released from Prison Pending Appeal

Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of a Narcotic Drug Criminal

On March 3, 2021, the Appellate Division, Second Department granted our client’s motion pursuant to C.P.L. 460.50 for a stay of the judgment against him and ordered his immediate release from prison on his own recognizance while his appeal is decided. The decision and order on motion was handed down a day after vigorous oral argument, during which the Court aggressively questioned the prosecution about the weakness of the evidence underlying our client’s convictions for Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of a Narcotic Drug. We are hopeful that his conviction will be overturned in the very near future.