Case Results

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

BROOKLYN CRIMINAL COURT JULY 17, 2017

THE CLIENT WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (WITH MARIJUANA & ALCOHOL) AND CRASHING HIS VEHICLE INTO A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS.

BECAUSE THE CLIENT WAS ARRESTED AT THE SCENE AND BECAUSE THE CLIENT WAS HELD DOWN UNTIL THE NYPD ARRIVED THE BROOKLYN DAS OFFICE BELIEVED THAT THEY DIDN’T NEED TO PLEA BARGAIN…MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER.

ATTORNEY WILSON ANTONIO LAFAURIE CONVINCED THE JURY THAT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HELD DOWN THE CLIENT WAS A VIOLENT MOB (CLIENT WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN, THE WITNESSES WERE HISPANIC AND RUSSIAN). THE ATTORNEY ALSO CONVINCED THE JURY THAT THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ARRESTING THE CLIENT VIOLATED THE CLIENTS CIVIL RIGHTS AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT WHICH IS A FELONY.

THE JURY TOOK 20 MINUTES TO FIND THE CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES. CREATIVITY, INSIGHT AND BRUTALITY WAS THE KEY FOR THIS RESULT, THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON ANTONIO LAFAURIE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO BE A VISIONARY IN THE REALM OF DEFENDING A CLIENT.

HOMICIDE/MURDER CASE

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT APRIL 5, 2017

THE CLIENT WAS CHARGED ON MEMORIAL DAY, 2016 OF A NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE DWI CASE. THE CASE RECEIVED A LOT OF NEWS COVERAGE GIVEN HOW THE VEHICLE WAS SPLIT IN HALF AND THE PASSENGER WAS DISCOVERED DECEASED.

THE ONLY OTHER PERSON IN THE CAR WAS SHIVA SHARMA, THE ALLEGED DRIVER OF THE CAR. MR.SHARMA WAS TRANSPORTED TO JAMAICA HOSPITAL WHERE A BLOOD ALCHOL TEST WAS ADMINISTERED, THE RESULT WAS .17, MORE THEN DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT IN THE STATE OF NY. ACCORDING TO A HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER & 2 WITNESSES MR.SHARMA WAS SEEN CRAWLING OUT OF THE DRIVERS SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE DECEASED WAS FOUND BUCKLED INTO THE PASSENGERS SIDE OF THE CAR. THE MANHATTAN DA’S OFFICE OFFERED THE CLIENT 8 YEARS IN JAIL, THE CLIENT REFUSED THE OFFER AND THE CASE PROCEEDED TO TRIAL!

AT TRIAL, A FORENSICS EXPERT TESTIFIED THAT THE DEFENDANTS DNA WAS DISCOVERED ON 4 SECTIONS OF THE DRIVERS AIRBAG (TOP, BOTTOM AND BOTH SIDES).

AT TRIAL, A FDNY OFFICER (AND 911HERO/SURVIVOR) TESTIFIED THAT HE MANUALLY CUT-OUT THE DECEASED FROM THE PASSENGERS SEAT.

MOST PEOPLE WOULD CONSIDER THIS AN IMPOSSIBLE CASE TO PREVAIL AT TRIAL…AN EASY CONVICTION FOR THE MANHATTAN. HUNG JURY WAS THE RESULT. THE CLIENT WAS NOT CONVICTED. ONCE AGAIN PROVING THAT THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON ANTONIO LAFAURIE IS UNIQUELY SITUATED TO PREVENT ANY DA’S OFFICE FROM GETTING A CONVICTION AT TRIAL.

ROBBERY/ASSAULT CASE

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT JANUARY 10, 2017

THE CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY 1ST DEGREE (B FELONY), ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE, ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE AMONG OTHER CHARGES. CLIENT WAS FACING 15 YEARS IN JAIL. THE MANHATTAN’S DAS OFFICE OFFERED 3-5 YEARS IN JAIL AS A PLEA BARGAIN GIVEN MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS WERE ROBBED & BEATEN WITH A WEAPON.

AT TRIAL, 3 CHINESE PEOPLE TESTIFIED THAT THEY OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT ROB, BRUTALIZE & COMMIT SEVERAL GRAND LARCENY CHARGES IN THEIR RETAIL STORE. AFTER EXTENSIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION OF ALL THE WITNESSES THE JURY ACQUITTED THE DEFENDANT OF 5 OUT OF THE 6 CHARGES. INSTEAD OF INCARCERATION FOR MORE THE 10 YEARS THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON ANTONIO LAFAURIE WAS ABLE TO GET THE CLIENT STRAIGHT PROBATION. THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON ANTONIO LAFAURIE ONCE AGAIN PREVENTED A CLIENT FROM A LENGTHY JAIL SENTENCE. THE ABILITY, EXPERIENCE & TRIAL ACUMEN OF ATTORNEY LAFAURIE WAS THE DIFFERENCE OF FREEDOM.

PERJURY BY VICTIM:

BROOKLYN, KINGS COUNTY FEBRUARY 20, 2016

FEMALE ACCUSED HER LIVE IN BOYFRIEND OF ASSAULT IN THE THIRD (PENAL LAW 120.00), MENACING AND HARASSMENT. THE COMPLAINANT FEMALE WAS IN THEIR APARTMENT WHEN THIS OCCURRED, WENT RUNNING OUT WHEN SHE RAN INTO A SECURITY GUARD. THE GUARD FLAGGED AN NYPD OFFICER WHICH PROCEED TO ARREST THE DEFENDANT BOYFRIEND.

THE COMPLAINANT HIRED THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON A. LAFAURIE BECAUSE SHE MADE UP THE CHARGES AND THE NYPD OFTEN STILL FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH AN ARREST. WITH ONE ON ONE MEETINGS AND AFFIDAVITS THE BOYFRIEND WAS NOT CHARGED.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED FOR THE 3RD TIME:

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK COUNTY DECEMBER 10, 2015

THE CLIENT HAD TWO PREVIOUS DWI/DUI'S (VTL 1192.2 AND 1192.3) IN MANHATTAN AS WELL AS QUEENS COUNTY. THE CLIENT HIRED THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON A. LAFAURIE FOR HEARINGS & TRIAL PURPOSES. THE CLIENT UNDERSTOOD THAT ACCEPTING A PLEA DEAL WOULD HAVE MEANT JOB LOSS, 5 YEARS LICENSE REVOCATION, 5 YEARS PROBATION, $3,000 FINE AND A SCRAM BRACELET THAT WOULD MONITOR SECRETION FOR ALCHOL VIOLATIONS.

THE JURY DELIBERATED FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE RENDERING A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES. THE CLIENT SUFFERED NO CONSEQUENCES AS A RESULT OF THE ARREST.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD, PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED IN OUTSIDE STATE:

QUEENS SUPREME COURT, JULY 5, 2015

FEMALE ARRESTED FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION OF CREDIT CARD NAMES AND NUMBERS. UPON HER BEING ARRESTED SHE COOPERATED AND GAVE UP INFO ON THE CLIENT. CLIENT WAS ARRESTED, INDICTED AND TRIED ON FELONY CHARGES.

THE TRIAL LASTED 7 DAYS BEFORE JUSTICE KENNETH HOLDER. THE FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED AND THE CLIENT WALKED AWAY WITH 1 MISDEMEANOR CHARGE. HE WAS FACING 5 YEARS HAD THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON A. LAFARGE NOT PREVAILED.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE:

KINGS COUNTY, BROOKLYN, JUNE 7, 2015

CLIENT IS A RUSSIAN MALE WHO RECENTLY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES. THE COMPLAINANT WAS A STRANGER TO THE CLIENT UNTIL SHE POINTED HIM OUT ON THE STREET TO AN NYPD OFFICER INDICATED THAT HE WAS THE ONE THAT SEXUALLY TOUCH AND ASSAULTED HER. THE CLIENT WAS REFERRED TO THE LAW OFFICES OF WILSON A. LAFAURIE FROM THE RUSSIAN COMMUNITY.

CASE DISMISSED DUE TO THE CLIENTS INABILITY TO CONFESS.

DWI REFUSAL HEARING:

MANHATTAN, 2 WASHINGTON STREET, NEW YORK, MAY 11, 2015

CLIENT RETURNED FROM THE MARINES BY SERVING OUR COUNTRY IN AFGHANISTAN. AFTER LEAVING A FRIENDS HOUSE HE WAS PULLED OVER FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.HE WAS ASKED TO SUBMIT TO THE INTOXILIZER 5000EN, HE REFUSED GIVEN HE KNEW HIS RIGHTS AS A CITIZEN.

THE DMV SCHEDULED A REFUSAL HEARING IN AN ATTEMPT TO SUSPEND HIS LICENSE FOR 1 YEAR. THE POLICE OFFICER APPEARED AT THE HEARING AND ATTORNEY WILSON A. LAFAURIE CROSS-EXAMINED HIM UNTIL THE ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE REINSTATED THE SOLDIERS LICENSE.

THE POLICE OFFICER SHOWED NO RESPECT OR DEFERENCE TO THE SOLDIER AND TREATED HIM LIKE A COMMON CRIMINAL. ATTORNEY WILSON A. LAFAURIE RETURNED THE FAVOR BY SHOWING NO RESPECT OR DEFERENCE TO THE POLICE OFFICER DURING CROSS-EXAMINATION.

Murder Second Degree Arrest

January 2013, Kings County, New York-Brooklyn Supreme Court

Domestic violence arrest for a woman who killed her live-in boyfriend inside their home. The father of the defendant/female retained the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie and the attorney was able to submit evidence that reduced the charge in the Grand Jury from 2nd degree Murder to Manslaughter in the 1st degree.

Conclusion: After 12 months of adjournments, one-on-one negotiation, motions based on the law and field investigations the Kings County District Attorney reduced the charge to Manslaughter in the 2nd degree. The women served 11 months in jail. Since then she has been released and is currently employed full time.

Bribery Arrest

April 10, 2014, Queens Supreme Court, Queens New York

A Middle Eastern man was observed offering and rendering money to a local political figure and an undercover police Officer. The Queens District Attorney with the cooperation of the NYPD set up these meetings to gain an indictment against the defendant. The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie was retained and was able to convince the assigned ADA based on evidence compiled and submitted by the Law Firm.

Conclusion: No felony indictment, even though the video tape was visually and audibly clear. A deal was negotiated to a B misdemeanor which allowed the defendant to remain in the country, continue his employment and with no jail or probation.

DWI/DUI - Six Arrests

January 1-April 20, 2014, Brooklyn Criminal Court, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie was retained by 6 different male individuals for Drinking While Driving Intoxicated & Impaired. The dwi/dui arrested had some oddly identical aspects. The locations of each stop was the same, the time of the arrest were approximately 1 hour apart from each other and the arresting officer was either the primary officer or was the partner of the arresting officer.

Worse yet, on each of the cases, the defendants were accused of Refusing The Breathalizer. Thus, no results were available to prove or disprove the allegations. Due to the Law Office being retained by many people in the community the police officers agenda was uncovered.

Conclusion: All cases dismissed or given a disorderly conduct

DWI Refusal Hearings

January 1-September 20, 2014, Manhattan DMV Court, New York

The Law Offices has been retained to conduct 20 different REFUSAL HEARINGS after a DWI arrest occurred.

Conclusion: All 20 refusals were reversed by the Judge allowing all the defendants to restore their full driving privileges.

Forest Hills, N.Y.

In January of 2012, K.W. was accused of stabbing his friend, M.M. to death during a knife fight. The two were allegedly drinking together at the suspect’s apartment, then began to wrestle for fun. At the time, police concluded that the play-fight got out of control and K.W. stabbed his friend in the neck and the head. M.M. was found dead outside of the apartment in the stairwell, but police did not locate K.W. at the scene and they suspected he escaped the scene. Due to Attorney LaFaurie’s skillful and persistent refutations of the evidence, K.W. was exonerated more than a year and a half after the incident’s occurrence. The New York jury deliberated for three days, then acquitted K.W of murder charges. Judge Neil Firetog pronounced the defendant, not guilty. Attorney LaFaurie summarized the case by saying, "After a 2 year battle with the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office, my client Keylester, has been exonerated for the unfortunate murder of Mr. McDuffy. Nothing can bring back the deceased and nothing can restore or repair my client from the time he was incarcerated. Tragedy is the only word that comes to mind.

Brooklyn Criminal Court

On June, 2003, the NYPD arrested Samuel Velez and Nestor Alvarez for menacing and harassing the Ex-heavy weight boxing champion, Mike Tyson. Additionally, allegations were made that Mr. Velez was reaching for a firearm/gun in an attempt to shoot Mr. Tyson. Because Mr. Tyson was well known and respected in Brooklyn, Mr. Velez and Mr. Alvarez felt that if they did not hire the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie, their chances of success were diminishing. They would get convicted and serve jail time. After 100 hours of investigation and trial preparation attorney Wilson A. LaFaurie left no other choice for the Kings County District Attorney's office but to dismiss all charges against his clients. Attorney LaFaurie subsequently filed civil rights lawsuits against the New York Police Department, the Marriott Hotel and Mr. Mike Tyson.

New York County

In 2004, a young woman was assaulted by a police officer in front of her 10-year-old daughter, then arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Because the officer swore under oath to the prosecuting officials, the young lady was charged and forced to fight these allegations made against her. She researched, did her homework and hired the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie. After drafting over 20 subpoenas to different state agency attorney LaFaurie discovered a video tape being held, but not produced by the prosecuting agency. The tape showed the officer slapping the women in the face multiple times before placing her under arrest. Case dismissed.

Bronx Supreme Court

In 2005, Attorney LaFaurie received a phone call from an inmate from Rikers Island indicating that he has been incarcerated for over four years without bail and without his constitutional rights to confront his accusers. The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie accepted the inmate's case and learned that the inmate was charged with kidnapping, loan-sharking and robbery, among six other charges. At attorney LaFaurie's first court appearance, the Bronx County District Attorney indicated that the case should begin jury selection and trial. The ADA recommended that the client should accept 25 years as a persistent violent felony offender. The defense refused any plea bargains and commenced trial. The jury came back with a not guilty verdict on all the charges, the inmate walked out the front door of the court house after four years of incarceration.

Current News Profile Case

An NYPD officer was charged and arrested for multiple domestic violence offenses, including a violation of an Order of Protection. Because of the distinguished nature of this particular police officer, the Kings County District Attorney's Office placed multiple prosecutors on this case. Prior to retaining the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie, the police officer charged with these crimes was represented by a Police Union attorney. After one year of no positive results, the officer sought the legal expertise of attorney LaFaurie, even though the union attorney was highly recommended by other law enforcement agents. The case has proceed to trial in front of the honorable Judge Cyrulnick, DV1. The prosecution's case has already been dismantled by Attorney LaFaurie's exact cross-examination. The client has recognized that switching a criminal defense lawyer is never too late.

Murder/Homicide 2010

A young man was about 50 feet away from individuals he knew, when one of the other men shot and killed another man. The young man was charged with murder under the "acting in concert" and "aiding and abetting" rules established by the criminal law statutes. This real case example is common in our major cities and often the poor and underprivileged are left to fight charges that could incarcerate them for over 25 years. The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie has been retained on similar homicide/murder charges in multiple counties in the State of New York. In this current case, the attorney has spent more than 100 hours going to the crime scene, reviewing police documentation, speaking to witnesses, reviewing the current law on "renunciation" and everything available under our State and Federal Constitution. Due to the relentless work on behalf of attorney LaFaurie the District Attorney is attempting to negotiate a lesser plea. The defense is not accepting the prosecutor's recommendations.

DUI/DWI Richmond County 2010

An older gentlemen was driving back home from his 65 birthday celebration with his wife. A police roadblock was set up that night and his celebration was spoiled by an arrest for driving while intoxicated, VTL 1192 & 1193. Not only was his license restored by the department of motor vehicle but the entire case was dismissed on a defense that was not anticipated by the prosecution. Because the defendant had a 20-year career as a nurse at Long Island College Hospital, he was able to argue successfully that the breathalyzer machine appeared to be contaminated with material not suitable to be placed in one's mouth. Thus, he never legally refused to cooperate with the arresting officers.

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