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Spring Valley HS stabbing: Bermeo free on bail
“If he was some rich kid, he wouldn’t be sitting in jail,” Greenwald said.
Art contest draws attention to teen dating
An art show that exhibited work by teenage students to commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month was hosted by Safe Homes of Orange County and sponsored by the law office of Benjamin Greenwald in New Windsor.
Husband’s pal cops to conspiracy, will testify against Novak in trial for wife’s murder
Counting the time he has spent in jail, Sherwood could be out of state prison within two years after he is sentenced, Greenwald said. “He made the best of a bad situation,” he said of his client.
Bail set for man in prostitution case
Adams’ court-appointed lawyer, Benjamin Greenwald, argued for bail of no more than $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond. Adams has always made court appearances in the past, Greenwald argued, and this is a complex case that will require lawyer and client to work together very closely.
Newburgh man indicted in sex-trafficking case
Adams’ lawyer, Benjamin Greenwald, said Monday afternoon he has not yet seen the indictment, but he was interested in reviewing the materials the prosecution must turn over as part of the pre-trial discovery process. “My client adamantly states that he’s done nothing wrong,” Greenwald said.
Man gets 11 years for drugs, firing shots
McDonald’s lawyer on the attempted murder cases, Benjamin Greenwald, argued for a lesser sentence – six or seven years – arguing that McDonald has lived a life of hardship: raised by his great-grandmother, his father nowhere to be found and mother long since gone to Albany, McDonald has lived without supervision or guidance. Greenwald argued that the victim in the case is also involved in street violence.
Heather Yakin: Bill aims to give New York teen offenders special status
It’s an argument that lawyer Benjamin Greenwald made on Tuesday, even after watching a 16-year-old client plead guilty to a pair of shootings – one committed when the defendant was 15 – that will net him a 22-year prison sentence.”The system needs to take a long, hard look at the collateral consequences of juvenile conduct,” Greenwald said. A 16-year-old’s entire life can be affected by a conviction – what job he or she can get in the future, whether he or she will be able to go to college. “There has to be some way we can do more,” Greenwald said. “What we’re doing is not working.”
Driver in Crawford crash had previously done time for driving drunk
Mance’s lawyer, Benjamin Greenwald, said his client has no chance of making that bail, calling the figure “draconian in nature” and punitive. He asked for a reasonable bail, suggesting $10,000 cash and $30,000 bond.
1 suspect, 2 shootings, 2 bails
McDonald’s lawyer, Benjamin Greenwald, argued that bail should be set at no more than $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond because McDonald is a lifelong Newburgh resident with a supportive family.
Prison time in Middletown shooting
When Mojica was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County Court, prosecutors recommended a 20-year sentence. In keeping with the plea deal negotiated with Mojica’s lawyer, Benjamin Greenwald, to consider a shorter sentence, Judge Jeffrey Berry imposed 14 years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision by parole.
Guilty plea in crash that killed 16-year-old Pine Bush girl
Judge Richard Sise promised to cap his sentence at one to three years in prison, and said he’ll treat Geiss as a youthful offender, meaning that her record will be sealed. She’ll be sentenced Nov. 17. Sise also said he’ll consider a split sentence of some jail time and some probation. Her lawyer, Ben Greenwald, said, “She’s exceptionally broken up, and really upset. She accepted full responsibility for her actions.”
Lawyer calls witness ‘Judas’ in Newburgh drive-by shooting case
Lawyer Ben Greenwald was especially contemptuous of Joshua Torres, a 17-year-old from Beacon, who testified that he drove the car and heard the shots on DuBois Street on May 6, the day that Jeffrey Zachary died. Torres was charged with hindering prosecution and faces up to six months in jail. He could have faced state prison time, but he made a deal with prosecutors. “Josh is Judas, and his 30 pieces of silver is a plea deal,” Greenwald told the jury.