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Weapons Possession / Gun Crimes


Angelo MacDonald achieves “not guilty” verdict for client in Bronx gun trial

Angelo MacDonald, experienced trial attorney at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, achieved a “not guilty” verdict in a gun trial before the Hon. Dominic R. Massaro in the Bronx County Supreme Court. Angelo MacDonald represented a man charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree under Penal Law § 265.03(3), and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree […] read more »


Angelo MacDonald’s client pleads “not guilty” to alleged serial murders

Angelo MacDonald, experienced trial attorney at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, appeared today with client Lucius Crawford at his arraignment before the Hon. Barbara Zambelli in the Westchester County Court, with Crawford pleading not guilty to charges that he killed two women in Westchester. Click here to see video from today’s court appearance. Crawford was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury for the December 2012 murder of […] read more »


John J. Pappalardo obtains “not guilty” verdict for New Rochelle youth

Pappalardo & Pappalardo achieved success for another criminal defendant on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in the New Rochelle City Court. John J. Pappalardo, senior and founding partner of the firm, tried the case of People v. John Doe, a youthful offender charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, and Harassment in the Second Degree. The 17-year-old was […] read more »


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 »


Man Wrongfully Accused of Threatening to Kill President Obama Vindicated

It is an undeniable fact that 9/11 and the threat of terrorism has changed our country forever. Admirably, the safety of its citizenry has become our government’s top priority. However, this hyper-scrutiny and our knowledge of the consequences of anything less, has an unfortunate side effect: innocent citizens can become victims to the full weight of the power of the state. Take for example, the recent […] read more »