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Papppalardo & Pappalardo responds to allegations against Ashhurst-Watson

Pappalardo & Pappalardo represents Garvey-Malik Ashhurst-Watson. Recent articles have been published reporting an allegation made by Sarah Lawrence College student Annie Robertson that Mr. Ashhurst-Watson committed a sexual assault upon her in her on-campus dorm room. We were initially reluctant to speak about this matter as Mr. Ashhurst-Watson was never prosecuted by authorities, but we feel compelled to respond based on the false statements of Ms. […] read more »

Posted at 12:00 PM in In The News, Media Library, Sex Crimes | Permalink

Justice Scalia Reminds Prosecutors that the Constitution Isn’t Optional in Melendez-Diaz

The recent United States Supreme Court holding in the case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts is a huge victory for criminal defense attorneys, and more importantly for the rights of defendants and the sanctity of the Constitution.  The attorneys at the Westchester, New York criminal defense law firm of Pappalardo & Pappalardo have been actively following this case, and are in a position to utilize it for […] read more »


Victims of False Rape Allegations Beginning to Get Justice

Rape is an extremely serious crime.  The psychological effects that it can have on a victim are severe and sometimes lifelong.  Largely because of the severity of this crime, a false rape allegation can have an equally horrific effect upon its victim.  It is not uncommon for victims of false rape allegations to have their reputation damaged irreparably, lose their job or suffer severe marital and […] read more »

Posted at 3:17 PM in Criminal Law, In The News, Sex Crimes | Permalink

John D. Pappalardo Quoted by NY Times in High Profile Human Trafficking Case

According to the New York Times there have been less than 18 arrests under New York State’s human trafficking law, which took effect in 2007. Those arrests have resulted in even fewer prosecutions; there are currently less than 5 pending prosecutions across the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx combined. In terms of experience in this emerging area of law, Pappalardo & Pappalardo stands alone. […] read more »

Posted at 3:10 PM in Criminal Law, In The News, Sex Crimes | Permalink

Human Trafficking Prosecutions Come to Westchester County

Recently the crime of human trafficking is one that has received significant coverage from the news media and an accompanying raised level of awareness in local communities. As a result, prosecution for human trafficking crimes has become a high priority for federal, state, and local law enforcement. While this is commendable, this response to public pressure may sometimes result in prosecutors targeting innocent citizens. The criminal […] read more »

Posted at 2:48 PM in In The News, Sex Crimes | Permalink