John Pappalardo gets criminal charges dismissed in Eastchester attempted robbery case
Pappalardo & Pappalardo succeeded in getting all criminal charges dismissed against a 21-year-old man on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the Eastchester Town Court.
John D. Pappalardo, managing partner of the firm, represented the young man who was charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree from an incident at an Eastchester pub on January 9, 2012. Attempted Robbery in the First Degree is a C violent felony, carrying 3 ½ to 15 years in prison as a first offense. All criminal charges against the firm’s client were dismissed.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office had alleged that the young man and his co-defendant threatened a bouncer outside of an Eastchester pub with a switchblade knife and attempted to rob him in the early morning hours of January 9, 2012.
However, John Pappalardo defended the young man zealously. After a felony hearing, Grand Jury presentation, and nearly a year of litigation, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the criminal charges against the firm’s client on December 5, 2012, before the Hon. Domenick Porco in the Eastchester Town Court.
“This is the very best result you can get in a criminal case,” said John Pappalardo. “We’re pleased that all charges against our client have been dropped.”