Results

  • No Jail Time
    Arson / Theft / Grand Larceny – Arson Charge
    This young man was accused of blowing up a car that was parked in an attached garage: at a time when there were innocent people in the house. When police arrested him he was allegedly driving a stolen car. From the day we took over the client did not ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Assault / Attempted Murder / CPW – Mount Vernon Dad Shoots Assailant
    Mount Vernon Dad Shoots Assailant in the Leg – This well-known dude was simply picking up his dinner when he was jumped and assaulted with a baseball bat. This was not a wise move, as our client quickly wrestled the bat away from his attackers and ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Assault / Criminal Trespass / Harassment – Confrontation With Police Chief
    A concerned Westchester professional confronted a local police chief about the lack of concern and action after Hurricane Sandy. The Chief physically initiated chest-to-chest contact, knocking our client to the ground. Our client was then arrested ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Assault / Reckless Driving / Leaving the Scene – Auto Accident
    She was a 64-year-old retired teacher and she suffered from kidney failure. She was driving home from dialysis to see her husband, a retired New York City Fireman. She got into an auto accident and she hurt someone. Police and the DA over-reacted and ...
  • Plea Deal
    Assault / Reckless Endangerment / Reckless Driving / Resisting Arrest – Police High Speed Car Chase Defense
    After allegedly attacking two men outside a local bar with a 6-inch knife; this man led Police on a car chase at speeds of over 100 mph through 3 jurisdictions – after being cornered by Police vehicles, he rammed his way out using his Lincoln Mark VI ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    CPW / Menacing – Teenage Actor Cornered by Thugs – Acts in Self-Defense
    College student cornered on MTA. A young Hawaiian actor in the United States to attend a local college was surrounded and threatened with violence by several larger men, one of which put the young man in a choke hold. The Defendant pulled out a knife ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    CPW / Violation of Parole – Possession of an Illegal Weapon Dropped
    A young man that police knew was on felony probation was found to be in possession of legal knife. He was inappropriately arrested, jailed and his probation violated. Westchester Criminal Attorney Richard A. Portale not only had the improper charges ...
  • All Charged Dismissed
    Criminal Nuisance / EWC – Westchester Mom Studying for Ph.D.
    Her daughter had a house party and the police were called. They refused to listen to reason and arrested this single mother of two, charging her with the crime of Criminal Nuisance in the Second Degree. Westchester Criminal Attorney, Richard A. ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Drugs / Cocaine – B Felony Cocaine Case
    A young father had recently been released from prison and was living in a group home to regain his footing in life and reintegrate into society. While he was taking a shower in a communal bathroom, he was confronted by a reckless, aggressive police ...
  • Motion denied. Affirmed on appeal.
    Excessive Force and Malicious Prosecution
    Verbal dispute between plaintiff and a police officer escalated into a physical confrontation. Plaintiff claimed injuries to his neck and back requiring three surgical procedures. $1.2 million demand during trial; $800,000.00 offer was rejected. ...
  • No offer. Defense verdict. No appeal.
    Excessive Force and Wrongful Death
    Two peace officers shot and killed plaintiff's husband after responding to a 911 hang-up call and being confronted by him.
  • Acquittal
    Murder / Manslaughter / Assault / EWC – Mom Acquitted of Killing Her Baby
    Young mother wrongfully accused of killing her baby, Westchester Criminal Attorney Richard Portale sets her FREE. A 1-year old little girl was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital and over a year later – mom continued to sit in an orange ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Resisting Arrest / Obstructing Governmental Administration – College Student Falsely Arrested
    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 ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Sex Crimes / Rape / Drug Possession – Girl Lies about Threesome, Cries Rape
    A New York City working man and his fiancé were accompanied home by a third female – this dream turned into a nightmare when the young woman later accused the client of forcible rape. New York Sex Crimes Attorney Richard A. Portales’ working ...
  • Cleared of All Charges
    Sex Crimes / Rape – Client Accused of Rape on the West Coast
    A longtime client of ours was on the west coast for business and had no choice but to blow up the cell phone of Westchester Criminal Attorney Richard A. Portale in the middle of the night. The client shared that he was wanted for questioning by ...
  • No Jail Time
    Sex Crimes / Rape – Rape Charge
    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 ...
  • Reversal of Conviction
    Sex Crimes / Rape – Teen Falsely Accused of Forcible Rape
    Putnam County teen FALSELY accused of forcible Rape, successfully defended by NY criminal attorney, Richard Portale. This promising young man lived with mom and was a conscientious student. But the two of them were still struggling with the death of ...
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Sex Crimes / Sex Abuse – Molestation Charges Dismissed
    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 was ...
  • No offer. Defense verdict. No appeal.
    Wrongful Conviction and Malicious Prosecution
    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 ...