Recent Criminal Cases
People of the State of New York v. PD
Mr. Kelly successfully defends prominent New York City attorney accused of causing serious injury when driving while intoxicated. After a lengthy trial, our client was acquitted of all serious charges and only found guilty of a traffic infraction and unclassified misdemeanor. He had been facing years in state prison. With his tough and aggressive trial tactics, Mr. Kelly was able to ensure that our client will not automatically lose his license to practice law. Our client was thrilled that he will be able to continue earning a living as a practicing lawyer in New York.
People of the State of New York v. JD
Mr. Rubin successfully negotiates a plea deal for a high level New York City Schools administrator accused of sex abuse. The deal guaranteed our client will not receive a jail sentence and also avoid registration as a sex offender. Our client could not be more happy with the outcome.
People of the State of New York v. KB
Mr. Rubin works to obtain reduction of DWI (misdemeanor criminal charges) to driving while ability impaired (a traffic infraction akin to a speeding ticket) for client who had refused to take a breathalyzer test. The client had been stopped for having excessively tinted windows. Our client was so happy that this one error in judgment will not saddle him with a criminal conviction for the rest of his life.
People of the State of New York v TT
Mr. Rubin is able to obtain a reduction of felony riot charges with state prison time down to a misdemeanor and time served.
People of the State of New York v MS
Client found not guilty after trial by Mr. Kelly after being accused of robbery in the 2nd° in Queens County, facing seven years in state prison.
People of the State of New York v GG
Retired Vietnam vet charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of weapon has case dismissed after Kelly & Rubin investigation and pre-trial suppression hearing showed that police lied about searching his home.
People of the State of New York v RV
Client facing life in jail for drug possession has case dismissed after Kelly and Rubin showed that police search was of his backpack was unconstitutional.
People of the State of New York v GC
Client facing life in jail for drug possession has case reduced and serves 1 year after Kelly & Rubin showed that police search of his car was unconstitutional after a traffic stop.
People of the State of New York V GL
DWI charges dismissed after motion filed by Kelly & Rubin showed that the prosecution unreasonably delayed in bringing the case to trial.
People of the State of New York v EJ
DWI case dismissed after Robert Kelly showed that police officer lied about the arrest of client.
People of the State of New York v AS
DWI client had charges reduced from aggravated DWI to Driving While Ability Impaired after Kelly & Rubin negotiated a special arrangement with the DAs office allowing client to complete a treatment program.
People of the State of New York v WG
Client charged with kidnapping conspiracy has charges dismissed after investigation by Kelly & Rubin.
Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Goods – United States District Court – Western District of New York
Client who faced five years in federal prison was sentenced to only one year of probation after successful investigation showed extremely limited role in the conspiracy.
Driving While Intoxicated with Accident
New York City Criminal Court, Bronx County
All charges dismissed against client after successful speedy trial motion filed by Kelly & Rubin.
New York City Criminal Court, New York County
All charges dismissed against our client who was arrested after being found in a New York City park after closing hours. Charges dismissed after it was revealed that the police officers had brutally assaulted our client at the time of his arrest. A successful excessive force claim was brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York resulting in a $65,000.00 payment to the client.
Murder in the Second Degree
New York State Supreme Court, Kings County
Client facing 25 years to life for a shooting in the vestibule of a Brooklyn apartment building, sentenced to only 10 years after an investigation by our office revealed substantial weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
New York State Supreme Court, New York County
All charges dismissed against client who was an employee of a shipping store after Kelly & Rubin conducted a full investigation revealing that client was improperly arrested and charged. Successful false arrest civil suit was filed against the City of New York which resulted in a $25,000.00 payment to client.
Manslaughter in the First Degree
New York State Supreme, Queens County
Client found not guilty of all charges after killing her husband following years of physical and psychological abuse. Client rejected an offer of probation and was acquitted on all charges after trial, when Mr. Kelly demonstrated that our client was properly acting in self defense.
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree
New York State Supreme Court, New York County
All charges dismissed against client facing 25 years to life for possession of more than a kilo of cocaine, after cross-examination by Mr. Kelly showed that investigating detective lied about the seizure of the bag containing drugs.