Friday, May 25, 2018

Elderly Man with Terminally Ill Wife Saved From False Charges of Sexual Assault

The Law Offices of Robert E. Brown prides itself in defending our clients from unfortunate situations and false charges of misconduct. One recent case we handled stemmed from a verbal altercation in which the complainant, an NYU student, did not pay rent to their landlord and was threatened with eviction. Following a disagreement between the two parties, our client was accused of grabbing the woman's buttocks. Police arrested our client, a 61 year old man with no prior history of sexual assault and no criminal record, and charged him with one count of forcible touching, one count of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree for physical contact.

He was subsequently served with an order of protection, which meant the tenant could remain in his house while he was forced to vacate the premise and leave behind his wife, who was suffering from Stage IV cancer. After hours of hard work from our legal team, and with the help of our Private Investigator John Doherty, we found video proof that these charges were false because our client was not even in his house at the time he was said to have assaulted the tenant. The District Attorney confronted the complainant, who then folded. The case was eventually dismissed.

Since then, our client has continued his peaceful, law-abiding ways and has stayed out of trouble.

Charges of criminal activity could be imposed on anybody, don't let somebody ruin your life because of a meaningless conflict. Instead, let us at the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown defend you.

Let the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown Defend Your Bar from Summonses

Do you run a restaurant or bar and get harassed by law enforcement on a regular basis for behavior from patrons that is out of your control? Are you tired of paying out ridiculous fees for summonses that seem unfair? Let the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown defend you and you could say goodbye to ludicrous criminal summonses and hello again to your hard earned cash. A client we represented was accused of running a disorderly premise, stemming from a fight outside of their bar involving patrons that had been escorted out of the establishment by trained bouncers.

Nevertheless, police gave this violation to the bar, which could damper business and eventually shut the place down. With our help, the case against our client was dismissed, and they could continue running their business without facing legal trouble. Do not fall victim to unfair summonses, pick up the phone and call (718)-979-9779 today and help us help you and your business.

Don't Let Scammers Derail Your Life

Have you ever seen one of those social media posts with a stack of money that asks if you want to make cash quick? A client of ours at the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown saw a page just like this, followed the steps outlined by the scammer, and before they knew it was arrested by the police for grand larceny in the third degree, as well as criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree. These charges equaled a D felony, which carries up to 7 years in jail.

You're probably wondering, how can something as innocent as following a page that'll help you pay your bills end up so badly. Well, allegedly an individual lost $226,000 out of their Citibank account, and under the guidance of a friend who also fell for the scheme, our client received a wire worth $15,739.49. They withdrew $4,000 out of a Staten Island bank, and ultimately the police arrested them.

With our expert legal counsel, our client was able to escape a long term jail sentence and received only 5 years probation and the status of a youthful offender, meaning that the record is eventually sealed, does not have to be reported to colleges or work, and does not prohibit our client from holding public office.

If you or a loved one are faced with a similar scenario, let us at the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown work on your behalf to reach a similar outcome!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RB Law Saves the Day Again

Our client was charged with assaulting her neighbor, which she claims was a complete fabrication. As a Mexican-American, she faced deportation. The prosecutor was steadfast on pushing our client to plead guilty to a violation, which requires up to 15 days in jail and anger management classes. We prepared to go to trial on short notice, since she had originally hired another well-respected Staten Island lawyer. 

Eventually, the District Attorney agreed to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, also known as an ACD, which normally requires a 6 month period of no trouble before the case is dismissed and sealed. Fortunately we convinced both the judge and prosecutor to approve of on an ACD with immediate sealing, and our client was able to return back to her normal life. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

"Raving" Client Freed From the Jaws of Prison

Our client, then 16 years old, was at a “rave” at Citifield when he was approached by a plainclothes officer who claims he observed our client in possession of MDMA also known as ecstasy and LSD.  Our client fled.  The officer recovered the drugs and our client’s wallet with his real identification and fake identification showing he was 21 years old.

The Detective from Queens Narcotics originally wrote the paperwork charging Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree (Possession with Intent to Sell) which is a class B-Felony as well as resisting arrest and criminal possession of a forged instrument (for the fake ID).  On the top count alone, he faced up to 25 years in jail.

We were able to arrange a surrender and convince the officer that our client fled because he thought he was being robbed.  The detective agreed to reduce the initial arrest charges to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.  He even agreed to give our client a Desk Appearance Ticket, which means that they did not even have to go through Central Booking.

Ultimately, he received an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, which adjourns the case for 6 months.  Upon staying out of trouble for the adjournment period of six months, the case will then be dismissed and sealed automatically.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

RB Law Helps Addict Get Help While Avoiding Criminal Conviction

Our client was arrested and charged with a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in Kings County for allegedly possessing 20 glassines of heroin. He faced up to 25 years in jail.

We were able to get our client the help he needed through a private drug counseling program. In addition, the charge against him was lowered to a violation as well as a conditional discharge– a great outcome that’ll allow him to recover and leave addiction in the past.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A win for Robert E. Brown, PC - From Obstructing Firefighting Operations to Dismissal.

Our client was arrested and charged with a class A Misdemeanor- Obstructing Firefighting Operations in Richmond County for allegedly unreasonably obstructing a firefighter. He faced up to 1 year in jail.

Our client ran a pot-bellied stove in his home, where he lived with an elderly aunt. When a neighbor mistakenly called the fire department to the scene, our client tried to diffuse the situation in order to not alarm his relative.  He told the firefighters that nothing was on fire and that it was just the smoke from the stove.  A firefighter struck our client in the head with a crowbar causing a large laceration , which required several stitches. He was then arrested and charged with Obstructing Firefighting Operations.  Through our hard work, the case against him was dismissed and sealed – the best possible outcome for this most unfortunate circumstance.