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Richard Levitt’s Legal Cases

24 total

  • U.S. v. Spano

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    case concluded with guilty plea to single count information charging tax offense carrying potential sentence of 0-3 years
    Description:
    Lengthy investigation of popular former NYS state Senator
  • U.S. v. Muhlstock

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 08, 2012
    Outcome:
    Rule 29 Motion to Dismiss Granted
    Description:
    Judge Pisano (D.N.J.) today granted the defendants' Rule 29 motion to dismiss in U.S. v. Muhlstock, agreeing that the proof prejudicially varied from the indictment and that the government failed to prove that the charged wires were connected to the indicted scheme. We were pleased to have assisted Ed Sapone in the preparation of the Rule 29 papers. Ed brilliantly tried the case to a hung jury prior to the court's decision dismissing the indictment.
  • Lopez v. Miller

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    Petition Granted. Court orders that Petitioner be released if not retried within 60 days
    Description:
    Habeas Corpus Petition brought on behalf of inmate who served 22 years for murder.
  • U.S. v. Benowitz et al.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2013
    Outcome:
    Motion to change venue granted
    Description:
    Fraud prosecution brought in the Southern District of Florida. Critical threshold issue was whether case could be transferred to the Eastern District of New York, which government strategically opposed
  • People v. [client]

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed, record sealed
    Description:
    April 18 -- After our client's innocence proffer in a large Internet gambling case brought under New York's OCCA law (similar to RICO) and a further good faith investigation by the prosecutor and his detectives, the Queens District Attorney's Office announced in open court that it was withdrawing all charges against our client. Case dismissed. Record sealed.
  • People v. Canales

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 02, 2013
    Outcome:
    Appeal granted. Conviction reversed
    Description:
    Appeal from partial denial of NYS Art. 440 motion arguing that defendant was denied effective assistance of counsel with respect to his conviction for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. See https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwN13pDp6hT2Vm9IYXlIbXdkNGs/edit?usp=sharing
  • United States v. Morrison

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Motion for new trial granted by Hon. Denis R. Hurley, EDNY. Decision viewable at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwN13pDp6hT2d2VURUN3MkR1WjA/edit?usp=sharing
    Description:
    Government disclosed that it learned after trial that a deliberating juror was offered a bribe. Defendant moved for a new trial based on Remmer v. United States and McDonough Power Equipment v. Greenwood.
  • United States v. Morrison

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 06, 2013
    Outcome:
    Motion for new trial granted by Hon. Denis R. Hurley, EDNY. Decision viewable at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwN13pDp6hT2d2VURUN3MkR1WjA/edit?usp=sharing
    Description:
    Government learned after trial that juror had been offered a bribe. Defendant moved for new trial under Remmer v. United States and McDonough Power Equipment, Inc. v. Greenwood.
  • Lopez v. Miller

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Apr 03, 2014
    Outcome:
    Newly elected Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson voluntarily dismissed the appeal just days before oral argument, citing possibility that Mr. Lopez in fact was innocent.
    Description:
    State appealed to the Second Circuit EDNY Judge Garaufis' grant of habeas corpus to inmate wrongly imprisoned for 22 years for a murder he likely did not commit.
  • People v. (xxxxxx)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    Client arrested and charged by complaint with rape and strangulation. We made a detailed presentation to the Assistant District Attorney, resulting in further investigation.