RE: Dismissal and Expungement:
This case requires an experienced NY appellate attorney. First the trial transcript would be essential. What did the eyewitness say about what happened? Did the complainant (female) exactly identify the wrong person and is she available to testify now! Also, the most important fact would be was there a rape kit prepared and could there be unexamined DNA evidence which could help exonerate you! We are doing this a lot in Texas (both Dallas and Houston). Also the real perp (now in prison) has a stake in how all this turns out. Has anyone interviewed him? I am not a NY lawyer but to ans. ur Q: It is never too late to clear your name. It takes time, money, and expertise... Good luck!