People v J.S. (Favorable Plea Disposition)
Court: Supreme Court Queens County
Disposition: After timely and intensive investigation conducted by my office leading to the recovery of videotape and witness interviews, a disposition involving no jail time (despite earlier demands by the prosecution for a substantial jail sentence) was obtained.
People v. J.S. ( JURY TRIAL )
Charges: Rioting in the First Degree
Court: Supreme Court Queens County (Hon. Thomas Demakos, J.S.C.)
Result: Client was found Not Guilty (http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/16/nyregion/4-acquitted-of-felonies-in-race-case.html ) after a 2 month jury trial as well as one and one half years of litigation involving discovery and suppression hearings (to address admissions made by the client and co-defendants). This highly publicized case highlighted racial tensions in Queens County, the first appearance of television cameras in the courtroom in New York and the experiment of conducting a dual jury trial with two separate juries.