The article was originally published here: http://tauschproject.org/category/uncategorized/
The full text has also been republished on our website.
Martin + Colin, P.C. announces a settlement for Westchester County resident injured in a car accident on I-287.
Our client was taken by ambulance from the car accident location to Westchester Medical Center. After release from the emergency room, she continued to experience pain in her right hand and thumb and sought medical treatment. She complained of “use of hand” pain at the right thumb. Her physician diagnosed a right thumb strain and recommended physical therapy for her right thumb. Our client followed up with physical therapy to her right hand.
The experienced car accident lawyers in our firm faced several challenges in this case. One of the most difficult: in addition to the physical pain our injured client experienced as a result of the car accident, she also sustained a serious emotional/mental health injury. Prior to the car crash, our client drove for 20 years without a single parking ticket or accident. She had never consulted with a psychologist before. After the car accident, she could not think about operating her vehicle without being overcome by a crushing anxiety that kept her awake at night and affected every aspect of her daily life. If a meeting required highway travel, our client has to cancel the appointment because she simply could not travel on highways due to the paralyzing fear. Her job required substantial driving locally, and she experienced severe anxiety whenever traveling on the highway. The car crash caused her to experience paralyzing fear and prevented her from driving on highways.
Martin + Colin, P.C. announces a six figure settlement for a passenger injured in a car accident on State Route 84 at the intersection of State Route 23 in the Town of Cairo, County of Greene, and State of New York.
The passenger injured in the automobile accident was a resident of Tarrytown, New York, visiting family members in Greene County in 2013. On her way home, the plaintiff was seated in the rear seat, passenger side, wearing her seatbelt, when her car was struck by another vehicle that failed to yield when entering State Route 23. The front of the vehicle the plaintiff was traveling in made contact with the front left of the other vehicle. The collision of the vehicles was brutal and caused both vehicles to sustain extensive property damage. The plaintiff suffered physical injuries in the car crash. She was transported by ambulance from the scene of the accident to Columbia Medical Hospital emergency room where she made complaints of pain in her neck, shoulder, back and was diagnosed with a broken foot.
The plaintiff, a resident of the City of New York, Borough of the Bronx, was traveling alone on Bronx Park East at the intersection of Allerton Avenue, intending to make a right turn onto the Mosholu Parkway. As he sat in his vehicle waiting to make the right turn, our client’s vehicle was struck from behind by another car. The impact jolted our client and knocked him back and forth inside his car.
The injured car accident victim sought immediate medical treatment at Lawrence Hospital complaining of lower back stiffness, neck pain and shoulder pain. He was evaluated, x-rays were taken and he was released.
Our client, the injured plaintiff, who is a resident of the Bronx, New York, was driving his car westbound on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau County on a summer day in 2013. Our client observed slow moving traffic ahead on the Southern State Parkway and reduced his speed accordingly. However, another driver traveling westbound behind the plaintiff’s vehicle did not slow down in time and ended up rear ending our client’s vehicle. After the accident, the injured plaintiff declined an ambulance to the nearest hospital, and instead drove himself to his preferred medical center, Lawrence Hospital, in Bronxville, New York, where he was examined and treated. During this visit, the physically injured driver complained of severe neck pain and radiating back pain. Health care professionals at the hospital did a CT scan of the lumbrosacral spine, which indicted that there were several disc bulges at L-2 to L-5 with impingement of nerve roots. This objective test result was consisted with the client’s claim of back injury with radiating pain. Afterward, our client received medical treatment from different physicians for treatment of his neck pain and back pain. He was prescribed pain medication and physical therapy, and was also instructed to undergo an MRI.
The plaintiff, a resident of Cortlandt, in Westchester County, State of New York, was traveling northbound on North Highland Avenue in Ossining, New York in the left lane. Another driver was parked on the right side of the road facing southbound when she pulled out and made an illegal U-turn, in an attempt to turn around and head northbound. The other driver cut across the roadway immediately in front of our client’s vehicle, leaving our client no time to stop. The front corners of both vehicles collided into each other. Two witnesses informed the police that they saw the other driver turn around directly in front of our client’s vehicle and that there was no way our client could have stopped in time. The impact was severe and our client’s vehicle was totaled as a result of the accident. An ambulance arrived at the scene of the accident and transported our client to the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Our injured client, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, was admitted to the emergency department as a level 2 trauma admission. At the time of the accident, our client was five (5) months pregnant.
Martin + Colin, P.C. announced a cash settlement for a driver injured in an automobile accident on Tarrytown Road in July 2013. The injured plaintiff, a White Plains resident, was driving eastbound, on his way home from work. As he was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection with Knollwood Road, our client’s vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. Immediately after the accident, the injured driver sought treatment at White Plains Hospital and informed the physician that during the car crash he was thrown forward and parts of his body struck the inside of his vehicle, including his knees. He also reported neck and mid to low back pain at a level 8 out of 10, as well as left knee pain.
Martin + Colin, P.C. announced a cash settlement for a driver injured in a car accident in the Village of Ossining, County of Westchester, New York.
The plaintiff, a resident of Ossining, in Westchester, New York, was the driver of her own vehicle traveling eastbound on Croton Avenue in Ossining, New York in 2013. She had stopped at a red light when she was struck from the rear by the defendant’s vehicle. The plaintiff had her 9 year old daughter and 15 year old niece in the vehicle while the accident happened. There was obvious physical damage to both vehicles visible to the naked eye.
Martin Colin, P.C. announces a six figure settlement for a passenger injured in a car accident on State Route 84 at the intersection of State Route 23 in the Town of Cairo, County of Greene, and State of New York.
The passenger injured in the automobile accident was a resident of Tarrytown, New York, visiting family members in Greene County in 2013. The victim suffered physical injuries in the car crash. She was transported by ambulance from the scene of the accident to Columbia Medical Hospital emergency room where she made complaints of pain in her neck, shoulder, back and was diagnosed with a broken foot.
Inadequate Guardianship Unfounded and Records Sealed – December 2013
Martin Colin, P.C. announces an absolutely perfect outcome for a young teacher who had received an “indicated” report of child abuse or neglect from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, the local child abuse agency for New York City.The young teacher had received an “indicated” report of inadequate guardianship for failing to prevent a pre-school aged child from walking out of the school, across the sidewalk and into the street, directly into a lane of moving vehicles one afternoon in 2013.
Initially, we were notified that the child protective agency had conducted a review of the file and once again determined that the “indicated” report was the proper outcome to its investigation.
We continued the battle and eventually we struck a nerve. Weeks later, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services announced that a hearing had been held, that the record would be amended to “unfounded” that the file would be sealed and that the file would be closed forever.
This resolution was a complete success for the client and a huge win for our firm.
Martin Colin, P.C. announces the six-figure settlement of a Dutchess County car accident case pending in the federal court, i.e., the United States District Court in White Plains, New York.
The plaintiff, a resident of Wingdale, in Dutchess County, New York, was the driver of his own vehicle traveling to work on Route 22 near River Road in the Town of Pawling, New York. The defendants were the owner and the operator of a vehicle traveling in the same direction. At a bend in the road, the defendant driver apparently dozed off, or was distracted, and did not notice that the plaintiff’s vehicle and the other vehicles in front of him had come to a complete stop as the lead vehicle was making a right turn. As the defendant driver was not paying attention to the road in front of him, he continued to drive at a full speed and crashed with full force into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant’s vehicle struck plaintiff’s vehicle with such force as to cause plaintiff’s vehicle to strike the car in front of it, spin around and come to rest facing in the opposite direction.
The owner and operator of the other vehicle involved in this lawsuit were insured by Progressive Insurance. The favorable car accident settlement provides substantial compensation to the victim and his family, and brings the lawsuit to an end without having to proceed to trial.
Complex Estate Litigation Finally Resolved by Settlement – November 2013
Martin Colin, P.C. announces the settlement of a very lengthy and complex lawsuit with overlapping estate litigation and family law issues. The lawsuit started in 2008, underwent 5 judge changes, and finally resolved in 2013. What took so long? The second wife contended throughout this litigation that she was entitled to more than $160,000 from both the third wife and from the estate. The third wife contended throughout this litigation that she owned nothing, and the estate owed approximately $25,000. Now, one more important fact for you to know: the estate had approximately $75,000 in assets, but after expenses that, based on priority in the law, get paid first, the estate had approximately $25,000 in assets.
Leave to Serve Late Notice of Claim Granted – October 2013
Martin Colin, P.C. announced that the White Plains, New York personal injury lawyers in the firm have won their motion for leave to serve a late notice of claim on a local school district. The application for leave to serve the late notice of claim was vigorously contested by the school district’s lawyers. Under New York law, a person must serve a notice of claim on a school district before that person can file a lawsuit seeking to hold the school district liable for the student’s personal injuries.
Our Criminal Defense Practice is Discussed in Recent Article – September 2013
Editor’s note: We are working on a series of communications, including articles, interviews, speaking engagements, etc. intended to help explain and illustrate the types of legal matters handled by our lawyers. We hope that through these communications, individuals facing legal problems will gain more insight into what they can expect during the process and what they might obtain as a final outcome.
The law firm of Martin Colin, P.C. is pleased to announce that the hard work of our criminal defense lawyers was discussed in a recent article posted to the Tausch Project website.
Here is an excerpt from the article –
Right from the time you first suspect that you are being investigated for a crime, you need to consider hiring a competent criminal lawyer. You may think that the crime that you are suspected of being involved in is fairly minor and will get resolved with ease. However, this is rarely the case. The competent defense lawyer knows all means of protecting you at every stage of a criminal investigation. At the law firm of Martin Colin, P.C., you will get qualified legal experts who will give you advice on the best ways to respond to any criminal inquiry. In this way, you will not be responding in a manner that implicates you in the crime. It takes a criminal defense attorney with years of experience to give you good guidance in handling of criminal charges and criminal investigations. Your failure to obtain competent legal representation could be devastating.
Recent Interview Featuring Our Personal Injury Attorneys – September 2013
The lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. are pleased to share with you a recent interview discussing our personal injury law practice. The interview was conducted by Voicu Mihnea Simandan and featured on his website: Simandan.
The article can be found here: http://www.simandan.com/?p=9759. The full text of the conversation is also available on our website.
Here is an excerpt from the interview –
Voicu Mihnea Simandan: Can you tell us of any recent case in which you have helped the plaintiffs?
William Martin: Sure. Recently, we had two separate instances where young women, one in her late teens and the other in her mid-twenties, came to our office more than a year after they had been in car accidents. During that year, they had been haunted by nagging knee injuries that never got better. When the insurance company refused to pay for additional physical therapy, each of these young women contacted our office. In each case, a surgery was eventually required to repair the injured knee. Also in each case, the insurance company refused to pay for the surgery and refused to offer money to compensate the young woman for her pain and suffering. We took on both of these cases, and in each case was able to obtain substantial compensation for the injured party. However, obtaining money in each of these cases was much more difficult because the injured person waited almost one full year after the accident to hire an attorney. If there is one lasting message I hope you take away from this article that message is too consult with an attorney sooner, rather than later. It will be good investment of your time and effort because it will increase the likelihood that the lawyer can help you obtain money compensation.
Our Matrimonial Practice Discussed in Recent National Blog Post – September 2013
Martin Colin, P.C. is pleased to announce that our divorce and family law practice was discussed in a recent article posted to the Primegraphix website.
The article can be found here: http://www.primegraphix.com/legal-guidance-face-divorce.
The full text has also been published on our website.
Cash Settlement for Two Passengers in Car Accident – July 2013
The plaintiffs, residents of Yonkers, New York, were traveling in an automobile northbound on Interstate 684 in winter when their vehicle collided with another vehicle traveling northbound. Icy pavement may have been a contributing factor causing the accident. Plaintiffs felt great pain and required transportation from the accident scene to Northern Westchester Hospital for Emergency Room treatment. Subsequently, the plaintiffs received orthopedic and neurologic care and received physical therapy to assist in their recovery.
As soon as we filed the lawsuit, the insurance company initiated settlement discussions, and we obtained a cash settlement for both clients. This favorable resolution of the case provided monetary compensation to both victims without having to proceed to trial.
Cash Settlement of Bus Accident Case – June 2013
The accident attorneys at Martin Colin, P.C. announce a cash settlement for a personal injury client, a passenger travelling on a New York City bus who was injured when the bus operator made a sharp turn while braking, causing the passenger to be thrown forward, landing face-first in the center aisle, causing a bruising to her forehead and severe knee injuries. The plaintiff was travelling on a Q-50 MTA Bus from Flushing, Queens to Pelham Bay in the Bronx. The accident happened near Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx.
After the accident, another bus passenger helped our injured client back to her home. Our client received prompt medical attention. Her right knee required surgery at Sound Shore Medical Center to repair her torn medial meniscus and torn lateral meniscus. After the surgery, the client’s recovery was aided by physical therapy.
The case settled as it was being added to the trial calendar in Bronx County. We evaluated our case as we prepared for trial, engaged in lengthy settlement negotiations, and eventually obtained a favorable settlement for our client. By negotiating a favorable settlement prior to trial, the victim received monetary compensation for her injuries, and she was able to bring an end to the lawsuit without having to proceed to trial.
Martin Colin, P.C. – Accident Lawyers White Plains
Our Case is Again Featured in NYC Public Defender’s Newsletter – May 2013
Holy mackerel! Twice in one month!! Martin & Colin, P.C. is pleased to announce that another one of our law firm’s appeals was featured prominently in the April newsletter of New York City’s largest public defender’s office: i.e., the Legal Aid Society.
On two different occasions in April 2013 a case handled by our law firm is chosen to be featured in the newsletter. Yeah, baby!
Our Case Featured in NYC Public Defender’s Newsletter – April 2013
Martin & Colin, P.C. is pleased to announce that our appeal was featured prominently in the April Newsletter of New York City’s largest public defenders office, i.e., the Legal Aid Society.
Our case was featured. Very nice!
Cash Settlement of a Slip and Fall on Ice Case – April 2013
The injury lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. announce a cash settlement for a pedestrian who suffered a fractured left arm when he slipped and fell on a portion of sidewalk that was also used as the driveway entrance to an auto quick-lube business. The plaintiff was walking on the path that had been cleared of snow earlier that morning by a quick-lube employee. Apparently, a patch of ice caused the plaintiff to slip and fall. The pedestrian sustained a fractured left wrist, which was placed in a hard cast. Although the cast has been removed, he continues to experience numbness of the left arm and radiating back pain since the accident.
ReFinance of $4.3 Million Commercial Building Completed – March 2013
The real estate lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. announce the successful refinance of a $4.3 Million commercial building in the Bronx, New York. The building is a classic commercial building containing, among other tenants: a laundromat, a pharmacy, a variety (5 & Dime) store, a chinese restaurant, a jewelry store, a bakery and a check-cashing location.
Our Recent Win Featured in New York Law Journal – Dec. 2012
The accident lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. obtained a victory in Rockland County for our client seriously injured in a bus accident. We successfully petitioned the Supreme Court, Rockland County, to set aside an arbitration award. The case was featured in the New York Law Journal as a significant decision of interest to the entire legal community. Here’s the NYLJ article, case summary and full decision:
Matter of Andrews v. County of Rockland
Rockland County : Alternative Dispute Resolution
New York Law Journal Summary of Decision:
Andrews sought to overturn an arbitration decided against her in this personal injury action. She was injured when the Rockland County T.R.I.P.S. bus she was riding rounded a corner and she was thrown from her seat. The arbitrator concluded he did not need to decide if the driver was negligent as Andrews was not wearing a seatbelt, ruling she would not have fallen had she been wearing it, thus was barred from recovering regardless if respondent was negligent. The court concluded that while the award offered “barely colorable justification for the outcome reached,” it was fatally flawed as the arbitrator failed to determine the percentage of culpability on Andrews’ part for failing to wear her seatbelt, and the driver’s part, if any. It noted the arbitrator appeared to have concluded the accident was solely Andrews’ fault, but stated it was incumbent on the arbitrator to decide the percentage of liability attaching to each party. The court ruled it could not speculate as to the arbitrator’s intent. It granted the petition to set aside the award and remanded the case to be heard by a different arbitrator.
Martin Colin, P.C. – Accident Lawyers White Plains
Victory at Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board! – November 2012
Martin & Colin, P.C. has obtained a reversal of a prior ruling and reinstatement of unemployment benefits for our client. Our law firm does NOT usually handle matters involving unemployment benefits. However, we are experienced courtroom attorneys, and when an established client has a legal problem, we help them whenever we can. In this case, our client is a member of a family for whom we have rendered legal services on several different occasions. Our client’s employer contested her right to collect unemployment benefits, and after a hearing, the New York State Department of Labor determined that our client was ineligible for unemployment benefits. Our law firm was asked to enter the case and assist the client, and we did so. At the conclusion, the Administrative Law Judge overruled the initial determinations of the Department of Labor and restored our client’s eligibility for unemployment benefits. Although we do not usually get involved in unemployment benefits cases, in this case we were able to obtain for our client the benefits she was entitled to and had earned.
Six Figure Car Accident Settlement for Orange County, NY College Student – June 2012
The injury lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. announce the six-figure settlement for the passenger in a head-on car crash.
The plaintiff, a resident of Highland Mills, in Orange County, New York, was the front seat passenger of a vehicle traveling on Route 105 near Dennis Drive in the Town of Highland Mills. At a sharp bend in the road, the driver of a car travelling in the opposite direction lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the center line and struck our client’s vehicle head-on with great force and impact, causing serious and permanent injuries and damages to our client, the plaintiff.
Our client complained of right knee and left hand pain continuously since the accident. Eventually, she underwent a right knee surgery, during which the physician repaired tears in both the lateral meniscus and the medial meniscus.
Our client presented as a careful, likeable college student who would have great jury appeal, who has suffered greatly, and will continue to suffer, as a result of the defendant’s careless driving.
Our attorneys engaged in lengthy settlement negotiations, eventually obtaining a six-figure settlement for our very satisfied client.
One Appeals Court Has Just Cited Two of Our Cases – August 2012
Just last month, in August 2012, even though there were thousands and thousands of cases to choose from, we had the good fortune of having TWO of our past court victories cited by an appellate court in ONE decision. That’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
Sometimes, our prior court victories are cited by other attorneys in their legal briefs to court. Those other attorneys and law firms bring our cases to the attention of the judges in their cases in the hope that citing our cases will help them win their cases. Of course, lawyers who utilize this process do not cite just the cases won by this law firm alone. They also cite cases won by other law firms. This is one of the most common methods used by all lawyers everywhere to strengthen their cases.
But in a case decided just last month, i.e., August 2012, the Appellate Division, Second Department ruling cited not one, but two, prior cases in which the family law lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. won substantial victories for our clients.
In last month’s ruling, a total of five cases were cited. Two are ours. That’s a large accomplishment for a small law office. And a huge compliment just bestowed on us by the appeals court.
Settlement for Police Officer Struck By Car – April 2012
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces the settlement of a car accident involving an injured police officer.
Unfortunately, the owner and operator of the other vehicle maintained only the minimum insurance coverage required by law. Making matters even more difficult, the offending driver’s insurance company had financial problems, and was taken over by the New York State Insurance Department. Notwithstanding these challenges, the negligence lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. were able to recover the maximum amount of money available on this insurance policy for the injured officer.
Martin Colin, P.C. – Accident Lawyers White Plains NY
Complete Dismissal of All Criminal Charges against Business Owner – Nov 2011
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces that it has obtained the complete dismissal of all charges filed against a New York City business owner (identity withheld) in Manhattan. As part of his business operation, the owner delivers cash to several different locations throughout Manhattan and the Bronx each day. The businessman was seated in a work vehicle when NYPD police detectives approached, with guns drawn but without any probable cause, and ordered all occupants to get out of the van. While the occupants were handcuffed and seated behind the van, the detectives conducted an illegal search of the entire work vehicle. The NYPD police officers seized the owner’s van and tens of thousands of dollars in cash stored within the van, charging the business owner and all other occupants of the vehicle with drug possession. As soon as they were retained, the lawyers at Martin & Colin, P.C. aggressively pursued complete dismissal of all charges based on the business owner’s Fourth Amendment constitutional right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure. On November 10, 2011, the date trial was scheduled to begin, the New York County District Attorney’s Office conceded that the defendants had been deprived of their right to a speedy trial, and the judge dismissed all charges. Records of the case were sealed.
Cash Settlement Announced in False Arrest Case!! – September 2011
The false arrest lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. have obtained a financial settlement for a Westchester County resident who had been falsely arrested by local police and prosecuted as a criminal. Our law firm assisted the victim in getting the criminal charges dismissed; then we filed a civil lawsuit for false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and other claims. The civil suit has now been settled. However, the parties agreed that all terms of the settlement would remain confidential.
Husband Wins at Trial – Awarded 50/50 Split of All Assets Although He Was the Non-Monied Spouse and Tested Positive for Cocaine Four Months Prior to the Start of Trial!! – August 2011
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces that it has won a trial court victory in Supreme Court, Westchester County, for the husband and father of three children in a contested divorce. The husband’s testimony at trial established that: throughout the 20+ year marriage, the wife worked on Wall Street making a substantial income but was away from the children for most of the workday; initially, the husband had successfully owned and operated a local business; but as the children grew older, his business suffered because the father frequently stayed home to serve as the children’s primary caregiver…
Husband Wins on Appeal – Awarded One-Half of All Assets, Including the Wife’s Pension, Although He Spent Three Years of the Marriage in Federal Prison!! – August 2011
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces that it has won an appeals court victory in favor of a divorced ex-husband. After a divorce re-trial, the trial court had ordered that the ex-wife could keep her entire civil service pension for herself, although almost all of the pension benefits accumulated during the twenty year marriage. The ex-husband appealed. In its decision, the Appellate Division reversed each and every aspect of the trial court’s order and directed that the ex-wife’s entire pension be divided evenly between both parties.
Appeals Court Victory Upholds Father’s Rights in Family Court – July 2011
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces that it has won an appeals court victory in favor of a divorced, working dad paying child support to the child’s mother. The Family Court had denied the father’s application to reduce his court-ordered obligation to pay child care because the child was now in elementary school full-time and did not require child care. The father appealed. In a decision and order dated July 12, 2011, the Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed the trial court and ordered that the father receive a reduction of his childcare obligation retroactive to the date the father filed his petition. In its decision and order, the appeals court held that the father should only be required to pay his share of the child care expenses actually incurred by the mother.
Our Client Obtains Sole Legal and Physical Custody!! – May 2011
Martin & Colin, P.C. announces that it has obtained sole legal and physical custody of a six year old child for our client, the child’s aunt, effective immediately. The case was especially difficult because the aunt sought to take custody away from the child’s mother (i.e., the aunt’s own sister), and it is well established law in New York State that a petitioner must demonstrate the existence of extraordinary circumstances in order for that petitioner to be awarded custody away from a parent.
Attempted Murder and nine other criminal charges – Dismissed!! – March 2011
The criminal defense attorneys at Martin Colin, P.C. announce that they have obtained the complete dismissal of the charge of Attempted Murder and nine other serious criminal charges lodged against a client in the Bronx, New York. Our client expressed immediate relief that justice had been served, that the criminal case was disposed of quickly and efficiently, and that the case was resolved entirely in his favor.
Appeals Court Victory Upholds Mother’s Right to Appropriate Child Support – March 2011
The family law lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. announce that they have won an appeals court victory in favor of a divorced, working mother receiving child support from the child’s father, who is now her ex-husband. The father had returned to court to obtain a reduction in his child support obligation based upon his claimed reduction in earnings. The trial court denied the father’s request for a downward modification of his child support obligation.
Cash Settlement Paid to Car Accident Victim!! – February 2011
The accident attorneys at Martin Colin, P.C. announce the six-figure settlement of a car accident case in which the owner and operator of the other vehicle were insured by Travelers Insurance Company. The favorable settlement provides substantial compensation to our injured client but also lets him put the incident behind him without having to proceed to trial.
Off Duty Police Officer Acquitted of all Charges – Case Dismissed!! – October 2010
The criminal defense lawyers at Martin Colin, P.C. announce that they have obtained the complete dismissal of all charges filed against a local village police officer (identity withheld) in Westchester County, New York. The officer had been charged with attacking another individual, while off duty, at a local summer camp. The trial was concluded in one day. Upon conclusion of the trial, the judge dismissed the charge, finding the off-duty officer was not guilty. Records of the trial were sealed.