People v. Torricella
U.S. Park Police officer charged with weapons possession and menacing for allegedly displaying and threatening to harm his problematic teenage son. Found not guilty after trial.
People v. T. Williams
Client, an Air Force Veteran who resided in Virginia, was charged with illegally possessing five (5) firearms in NYC and was believed to be a firearms trafficker from Virginia. The District Attorney’s Office was originally seeking ten (10) years prison. Mr. Watford was able to demonstrate that all of the firearms were legally purchased by the client while he was an active member of the service. Mr. Watford filed a motion to dismiss all weapons charges which required mandatory prison time in the interest of justice due to the unique circumstances related to the client transporting the weapons with him during his visit to NYC. The judge granted the motion and dismissed all felony weapons charges.
People v. Dunkley
Drugs and weapons charges dismissed against client after it was demonstrated that the arresting officers illegally entered the home of the client and conducted a search of the residence which resulted in the recovery of the items. The officers were seeking to arrest the client’s boyfriend on a traffic violation warrant. Prior to the case being presented to the Grand Jury, Mr. Watford was able to convince the prosecutor that the outstanding warrant needed to be a felony warrant in order to permit the police to forcibly enter the residence of a third party and that there were no exigent circumstances that justified the entry or search of the premises.
People v. P. Byas
Felony gun possession charges dismissed on speedy trial grounds where during prosecution of the case, it was discovered that the arresting detective’s credibility was questionable. The gun was recovered in a car with 4 occupants and never processed for fingerprints or DNA evidence. During the prosecution it was also discovered that the arresting detective had several lawsuits and allegations filed against him for false arrest and fabricating evidence. Consequently, the DA never produced the arresting detective to testify at the pre-trial suppression hearing which ultimately violated the client’s right to a speedy trial.
People v. G. Williams
A NYC Correction Officer was charged with misdemeanor weapons possession for allegedly shooting a BB which shattered the window of the complainant’s car. At he suppression hearing Mr. Watford was able to demonstrate that the arresting officer’s search of the client’s car was illegal. The police admitted during the hearing that they searched he client’s vehicle minutes prior to the complainant arriving at the scene and identifying him as then perpetrator. The judge suppressed the BB gun and the all charges were dismissed.
People v. C. Williams
Client was charged with felony gun possession and facing a potential mandatory prison sentence of 16 years to life. At the suppression hearing, Mr. Watford was able to demonstrate that the arresting officers illegally seized the client without reasonable suspicion when the officer grabbed the client who refused to allow the police to enter the house after he answered the door. The officers subsequently kicked in the door and illegally pursued the client who allegedly threw an unidentifiable object which the police said was a firearm. After the hearing, the judge reviewed the memorandum of law submitted by Mr. Watford and granted the suppression motion.
Listed above are just some of the weapons possession cases we have handled for our clients. An experienced Weapons Possession Attorney in New York, NY knows exactly how to fight such charges to have the penalties reduced or dismissed. Attorney Gregory Watford has been practicing as a New York Weapons Possession Lawyer in New York, New York City, NYC, and New York County. He is a seasoned attorney with twenty five years of litigation experience and has been practicing as a Weapons Possession Attorney in New York City. He also has over ten years of law enforcement experience. So if you are looking for a Gun Possession Lawyer in NYC or a Weapons Possession Attorney in New York County, call the office of Watford Jackson, PLLC at 1-855-(928-5225) to Schedule a Case Evaluation. We can also assist you if you are looking for a Gun Possession Lawyer in Brooklyn County, Weapons Possession Attorney in Queens County or a Weapons Possession Lawyer in Bronx County.
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