Blog Posts in 2012

  • 13-Dec-2012

    Felony case dismissed for G&A client.

    Our client was charged with burglary and grand larceny (felonies) for allegedly stealing materials from a worksite. We analyzed the evidence against him and advised our client to testify in the grand jury. The grand jury was convinced of his ...
  • 30-Nov-2012

    Matthew Galluzzo quoted as expert in AP/NY Post

    Matthew Galluzzo - an expert in sex-crimes related litigation - was interviewed by the Associated Press for his opinion on the settlement of the civil rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The article and his quote appeared in numerous news ...
  • 30-Nov-2012

    Drugs at the Airport Charges Explained by a New York Criminal Defense Attorney

    Despite the improvements in drug-detecting technology and processes - as well as the steep criminal penalties for those caught importing drugs into the United States - the drug smuggling business still remains lucrative enough to cause many people to ...
  • 30-Nov-2012

    Predicate Felonies (as described in NY Penal Law Chapter 70)

    A conviction for a New York state felony is very serious and can involve lengthy sentences of probation or even incarceration. However, what many people do not realize is that a felony conviction can also greatly increase the possible sentence a ...
  • 15-Nov-2012

    Criminal case dismissed for G&A client

    Today, the attorneys at Galluzzo & Arnone successfully obtained a dismissal of all criminal charges for our client, a professional man working at a high-level job in Manhattan. Charged with a misdemeanor sex crime and facing a potential jail ...
  • 14-Nov-2012

    Murder in the First Degree, Penal Law Section 125.27

    The most serious crimes in New York state law are classified as Class A-I felonies; one of these Class A-I felonies is Murder in the First Degree, Penal Law Section 125.27. The majority of homicides in New York are prosecuted pursuant to Penal Law ...
  • 12-Nov-2012

    Shoplifiting Civil Demands under N.Y. General Obligations Law §11-105

    First-time offenders arrested for shoplifting at large department stores in New York (such as Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Century 21, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, or Uniqlo) typically receive Desk Appearance Tickets, or DATS, from the police. ...
  • 9-Nov-2012

    First Time Arrests For Drug Possession in New York

    Many of our clients come to us after being issued Desk Appearance Tickets (“DAT”‘s) charging them with cocaine or other drug possession (the charge is usually “Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh ...
  • 8-Nov-2012

    What if I missed my court date? Warrants and returns.

    If you’ve been told to appear in court for a summons, Desk Appearance Ticket (“DAT”), or other criminal case, you can face serious consequences should you fail to appear on your scheduled court date. We advise that you retain an ...
  • 25-Oct-2012

    Penal Law Section 120.05: Assault in the Second Degree (MTA and subway employees)

    Recently, a video of a fight between a bus driver and a passenger in Cleveland has gone viral and sparked a great deal of debate. To summarize, a passenger on a Cleveland bus captured cell phone footage of a male municipal bus driver in a profane ...
  • 19-Oct-2012

    Reuters reports on G&A appellate victory

    G&A successfully represented a woman on appeal to the Court of Appeals, the highest state court in New York. As a result of their efforts, the most serious charges against her were dismissed in a case that may have serious precedential ...
  • 19-Oct-2012

    Arraignment at 100 Centre Street (New York County Criminal Court)

    If your friend or loved one has just been arrested for a state-level crime in Manhattan, you are unlikely to be able to see him again before his arraignment at 100 Centre Street. Typically, a person arrested for a crime spends a few hours (though ...
  • 19-Oct-2012

    Criminal Contempt – Penal Law Sections 215.50, 215.51, 215.52

    Criminal Contempt charges are very serious and can be quite difficult to defend against in some circumstances. The overwhelming majority of the Criminal Contempt cases pursued by prosecutors involve violations of orders of protection, and usually are ...
  • 19-Oct-2012

    Enterprise Corruption – a recent decision from the Court of Appeals

    The authors of this blog represent an individual that recently had a significant charge dismissed against her by the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest state appeals court. The case involved a very interesting and complicated question ...
  • 18-Oct-2012

    G&A wins appeal at Court of Appeals

    Today, the Court of Appeals (New York's highest state court) announced that it was reversing a decision of the Appellate Division, First Department, in the case of the People v. Western Express, et al. As a result, the most serious charge against ...