New York Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Lawyers


Historic Victory for Legal Aid Society

Just this past week, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legal Aid Society of New York, for the first known time in New York state history, won habeas relief in response to conditions-of-confinement claims, which were brought for certain medically vulnerable pretrial detainees and folks on parole holds being held on Rikers Island.  Read Judge Mark Dwyer's decision on the matter below:

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Felony Assault Acquittal

On February 25, 2020, Sivin, Miller & Roche LLP won a full acquittal on a felony assault case in Kings County Supreme Court. Our client was charged with slashing the complainant in the face with a knife during a fight. We were successful in persuading the jury that the complainant was the initial aggressor and that our client was justified in defending herself.  The Jury found her not guilty of all charges.

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