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John J. Carney
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John Carney’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Gun Charge Manhatan

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 04, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    Client faced mandatory minimum 3 1/2 year prison term for possession of a loaded weapon. I convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case as the client has a valid gun permit in another state and was aiding Sandy Hurricane victims. He only had the weapon because he believed his out of state license was valid, although it was not. He received a complete dismissal with no criminal record.
  • Robbery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    Client was accused of armed robbery. After hearings I proved that he was not the perpetrator of the crime and the case was dismissed. He faced 20 years in prison. He was released from jail and sued the police since I proved at he hearing that they lied and improperly showed a photo of him to the witnesses just before the line up.
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    acquitted at trial
    Description:
    Client was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and stolen credit cards. After a jury trial he was acquitted of all charges. He faced 15 years in prison as a predicate felon.
  • Extortion Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    My client was charged with extortion and was facing 10 years in prison. The District Attorney alleged that my client blackmailed a doctor for a million dollars. After extensive motions and a year long investigation I made a motion to have the case dismissed and the judge granted the motion. All charges were dismissed and my client will not have any criminal record, probation, or prison.
  • Drug Charges

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    My client faced up to 15 years for possession and sale of cocaine. All charges were dismissed and the client did not get a fine, probation, drug court, or spend any time in jail as he was released on his own recognizance pending trial.
  • Theft of Services

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    My client mistakenly went through an exit on the subway after an MTA employee told him to go to the other booth. His entire medical career and future would have been destroyed by any theft conviction. I persuaded the District Attorney to dismiss the case in the interests of justice so that he would not have any record and would not loose his internship or medical license.
  • DWI charge

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    My client had a .08 BAC but the District Attorney did not have the calibration documents to prove that the test was accurate and the test was not done within the two hour period. I persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss all charges saving my clients career since his company would have fired him if he was convicted of any DWI charge. His insurance would have doubled and he would have had a criminal record making it very difficult to get other employment. Less than 1 in 100,000 DWI cases are dismissed by a prosecutor and about the same ratio are won at trial.
  • Shoplifting

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    My client was visiting from another country and was accused of Petit Larceny or "Shoplifting". She would have had a lot of problems with her visa, internship, travel, and her career if convicted of any theft charge. Because of the large amount the prosecutor refused to offer the ACD dismissal. I persuaded the judge to dismiss the charges with one day of community service and she was able to make her flight back to her country with no criminal record.
  • SUV Biker case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Outcome:
    Case is still pending
    Description:
    My client was charged along with 11 other bikers in the famous Biker case on You Tube in New York City. I was able to get him a plea of straight probation while the other defendants were offered from 5 to 9 years and face 25 years in prison. This is a case with national attention and one of the most famous cases in the history of New York City.
  • Iron Pipeline Gun Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Outcome:
    Faced 25 years and received 4 months because she could not make bail.
    Description:
    My client was the only defendant offered a plea in the largest gun seizure case in the history of New York City. She received 4 months in jail and is out and the other 22 defendants are still in custody awaiting trial and face 25 years in prison. She faced 25 years in prison but was offered a plea bargain and released from custody.