Results: Criminal Cases

State v. T.W. (2015): Possession of Handgun (Second Degree)

Plainfield man accused of gang involvement with prior drug and gun convictions was charged with Third gun offense and faced 20 years in State Prison. Following a lengthy and extensive investigation, the State dismissed the entire case outright.

 

State v. A.S. (2015): Possession of CDS w/Intent to Distribute (Second Degree)

An Elizabeth man was arrested and charged in a major narcotics and money laundering case following his arrest in Linden, NJ. Despite facing decades in prison, following extensive litigation and motion practice by Schiller McMahon, a Superior Court Judge dismissed the indictment in its entirety, due to Government misconduct.

 

State v. R.B. (2015): Possession of Handgun (Second Degree)

A Pennsylvania insurance adjustor faced 10 years in state prison.  We obtained a Graves Waiver and secured a deal whereby our client was admitted into PTI.

 

State v. J.B. (2016): Unlawful Possession of a Gun/Certain Persons Not to Have a Weapon (Second Degree)

Union County man charged with multiple gun and cyber offenses, faces 20 years in State Prison. Following extensive pre-trial litigation, the Mountainside man was sentenced to Probation with a brief county jail term.

 

State v. B.K. (2015):  Possession of CDS w/Intent to Distribute (Second Degree) Client was arrested with second degree weight of CDS on his person while out on bail on a pending major case.  We recovered video surveillance of the arrest of our client, which showed substantially different facts than those provided by the arresting officer.  Rather than serving 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, we secured a plea to a disorderly persons offense and fines only.

Client was arrested with second degree weight of CDS on his person while out on bail on a pending major case.  We recovered video surveillance of the arrest of our client, which showed substantially different facts than those provided by the arresting officer.  Rather than serving 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, we secured a plea to a disorderly persons offense and fines only.

 

State v. D.L. (2016): Theft (Second Degree) Electrical contractor doing public contract work was charged with tampering with public records and second-degree theft, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison. After extensive pre-trial litigation, the Client was recently accepted into PTI, which means his charge can be dismissed in a little as 1 year and expunged just 6 months later. No prison, no jail, no probation. DISMISSED.

Electrical contractor doing public contract work was charged with tampering with public records and second-degree theft, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison. After extensive pre-trial litigation, the Client was recently accepted into PTI, which means his charge can be dismissed in a little as 1 year and expunged just 6 months later. No prison, no jail, no probation. DISMISSED.

 

State v. T.S. (2016): Eluding (Second Degree)

Our client faced 10 years in New Jersey State Prison after he eluded police officers while being intoxicated.  We were able to secure a probationary sentence on a reduced charge of Third degree eluding.

 

State v. J.D. (2013):  Robbery (Second Degree)

PTI.

 

State v. D.C. (2015): Official Misconduct & Theft (Second Degree)

A New Jersey state public-employee was under investigation for official misconduct, a second-degree crime punishable by 10 years in prison and a minimum of five years before parole eligibility, for theft and other conduct related to his official office. Following a Firm presentation of relevant mitigating circumstances, the client pled guilty in Union County to a fourth degree crime, received zero jail, and following a brief probation term, he can expunge the matter in as little as five years.

 

State v. A.H. (2015): Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree)

Hudson county woman charged with two separate indictments alleging aggravated assault and various other offenses, including a second-degree charge punishable by up to 10 years in Prison. Following extensive negotiation, the Client pled guilty to two disorderly persons offenses and 1-year probation, zero felonies, zero jail.

 

State v. Clifford Moore (2015): (Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of CDS within 1000’ & 500’) (Third Degree)

After Moore was convicted by a jury at trial, Schiller McMahon attorney JFM filed a post-verdict motion and had the verdict set aside. After a conditional plea, the Client was immediately released and Schiller McMahon is presently representing Mr. Moore, pro bono, on appeal before the Appellate Division, who will rule on whether a judgment of acquittal should have been entered.

 

State v. D.D. (2014):  Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Distribute (Second Degree)

We succeeded on a Motion to Suppress evidence based on a violation of our client’s Miranda rights and unconstitutional search our client’s vehicle.

State v. M.C.: A young woman from Elizabeth is charged with second-degree Aggravated Assault in a domestic violence incident and faces 10 years in prison subject to NERA. Following extensive litigation, the Client pled guilty to a disorderly persons offense, zero jail, and the matter can be expunged five years from disposition completion.

In the Matter of R.B.: A woman was amongst a list of targets of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation into Organized Crime in the Car Industry. Following successful representation, the Investigators elected to exclude Schiller McMahon’s client from the report.

 

State v. R.D. (2015):  Possession of Marijuana (Under 50 Grams)

The State dismissed all charges after succeeding on a Motion to Suppress the evidence based on an invalid consent to search.

 

State v. D.J (2014):  Possession of Heroin w/Intent to Distribute (Second Degree)

Dismissed.

 

State v. R.G. (2014):  Possession of Marijuana (Under 50 Grams)

Dismissed by the State after successfully suppressing all evidence recovered by police after taking testimony and argument at a Motion to Suppress hearing.

 

State v. A.M. (2014):  Possession of Molly w/Intent to Distribute (Third Degree)

Plea to DP Possession.

 

State v. W.P. (2014):  Possession of Steroids w/Intent to Distribute (Third degree); Burglary (Third Degree)

PTI.

 

State v. D.D. (2014):  Possession of Marijuana (Car Stop – Under 50 grams)

Dismissed after Motion to Suppress based on an illegal search.

 

State v. D.K (2014):  Aggravated Assault (Third Degree)

PTI.

 

State v. C.G. (2014):  Possession of Marijuana (Car Stop – Under 50 grams)

Dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed alleging violation of Miranda Rights and invalid consent to search vehicle.

 

State v. T.D-S. (2015): (Possession of CDS (Marijuana-Disorderly Persons) & Possession of CDS Paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons)

Young man charged with numerous drug offenses in Woodbridge. Schiller McMahon obtained the discovery, immediately filed a motion to suppress, and the entire case was dismissed outright and the matter expunged.

 

State v. D.S. (2014):  Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute (Third Degree)

PTI.

 

State v. A.S. (2013):  Aggravated Assault (Second Degree)

Plea to DP Simple Assault; Fines only.

 

State v. S.G. (2014):  Obstruction (Disorderly Persons)

Dismissed.

 

State v. E.R. (2014):  Obstruction/Disorderly Conduct/Resisting Arrest

Not Guilty after re-trial.  Our client was arrested for 4 disorderly persons offenses, our client was found guilty of two offenses.  We filed an appeal and the matter was reversed and remanded for a re-trial.  At the re-trial, our client was found not guilty of all offenses.

 

State v. D.W. (2013):  Promoting Prostitution Third degree

Dismissed.