• Acquittal on All Counts The Usual Suspect
    A black teen stood trial for committing 9 counts of burglary in Mamaroneck.
  • 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 ...
  • Acquittal
    Attempted Murder
    Assault Teen acquitted after alleged road rage stabbing
  • Released from Prison Pending Appeal
    Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of a Narcotic Drug
    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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Verdict against co-defendant, affirmed on appeal
    Deliberate Indifference to Medical Needs and Wrongful Death
    Inmate committed suicide at correctional facility. Demand in excess of $1,000,000.00 prior to trial. Sealed during trial by County defendants for $500,000.00. Jury verdict against non-settling co-defendant in excess of $1,000,000.00, including ...
  • Summary judgment granted, affirmed on appeal.
    Malicious prosecution and discrimination claim based upon national origin in the discipline of a student.
  • No offer. Defense verdict. No appeal.
    Discrimination claim based upon national origin in the discipline of a student.
  • Charges Dismissed
    Driving While Intoxicated
    Portale Randazzo Attorney Kenneth Calvey, a former New York City Prosecutor in Bronx County, achieved victory on behalf of our client last week in a DWI New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Refusal Hearing. Mr. Calvey conducted the hearing and ...
  • 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 ...
  • No offer. Defense verdict, affirmed on appeal.
    Excessive Force and Assault
    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.
  • 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.
  • Summary judgment granted.
    False Arrest/ Malicious Prosecution
    Plaintiff was arrested and all criminal charges were subsequently dismissed.
  • No offer. Summary judgment granted.
    Federal Constitutional Claim
    Federal constitutional claim arising from the denial of home care services by the Department of Social Services.
  • Hung Jury - Off Duty Policeman shot
    Hung Jury Off Duty Policeman shot and killed friend at point-blank range.
  • Jewelry Heist
    Hung Jury Million Dollar jewelry heist @ Talner’s Jewelers
  • Summary judgment granted, affirmed on appeal.
    Land Use
    Unjust enrichment and breach of contract claim based upon an amendment to the Village's Zoning Ordinance which deprived Plaintiff of the full use and value of his property.
  • Motion to dismiss complaint granted.
    Land Use
    Alleged violation of constitutional rights as a result of the denial of a special use permit.
  • Settled during trial for $300,000.00.
    Land Use
    Plaintiff claimed that the Town unlawfully denied a building permit which prevented plaintiff from developing a hotel project. Claimed damages in excess of $20,000,000.00.
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted
    Malicious Prosecution
    Malicious prosecution against District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney. Motion to dismiss complaint granted based upon absolute immunity, affirmed on appeal.
  • 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 ...
  • No offer. Summary judgment granted.
    Operator of a motorcycle sustained left lower leg crush injury requiring a traumatic below the knee amputation. Plaintiff claimed that the accident was caused by debris left from a road reclamation project.
  • No offer. Summary judgment granted.
    Plaintiff police officer alleged that he suffered hearing loss and PTSD as the result of an accidental discharge of a weapon by a fellow officer.
  • No offer. All claims withdrawn after discovery.
    Plaintiff sustained traumatic injuries including the complete amputation of his right leg as a result of a boating accident and alleged negligence by a 911 operator causing a delay in the provision of emergency services.
  • No offer. Summary judgment granted.
    Town highway employee sustained a comminuted fracture/crush of the right femur requiring closed reduction and internal fixation with rods and screws after his leg was trapped in a County-owned paving machine.
  • No offer. Plaintiff settled.
    Allegations that the police department failed to supervise, intervene and/or otherwise protect plaintiff from an assault by another student. No offer. Plaintiff settled with the school district after discovery and all claims against the police ...
  • No offer. Summary judgment granted.
    Inmate on inmate assault with pool stick at Putnam County Correctional Facility.
  • 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 ...
  • Summary judgment granted, affirmed on appeal.
    RICO and Related Federal Constitutional Claims
    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.
  • 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 ...
  • Summary judgment granted.
    Special Duty/ Police Protection
    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.
  • 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 ...