Sullivan Brill Successfully Argues for a Deferred Prosecution for a Client Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud in FDNY
When representing a client who is charged with federal crimes, the client may be a very minor player in the crime and have a good explanation for their conduct. They also may have certain attributes in their private life that are very sympathetic. In those instances, we as criminal defense attorneys can file a memorandum with the US Attorney's Office seeking that they dismiss the indictment and defer the prosecution. Although it is rare, we often take the shot. Several months ago we filed this type of memorandum about a client we represent who was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud in the SDNY. The client had a traumatic childhood, recently lost members of his family to COVID, and recently had a baby girl. Last week we got the good news that our request was granted, the indictment is dismissed, and the prosecution dropped.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense