Jury Trials

In New York County, the average acquittal rate (NOT GUILTY on all counts) for felony trials is only 14%.  A. Adam Mehrfar’s jury trial acquittal rate is 71%.  Below are some of the results in criminal case jury trials.  Please remember that past results on jury trials are not a guarantee of future success.

(Names of the accused have been withheld to maintain confidentiality)

Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Roger Hayes presiding:
People v. ____________

Charges in the Indictment:

Penal Law(PL) 220.31(1) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree – Sale of Ecstasy to an Undercover Police Officer;
PL 220.44(2) Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree- Possession of Ecstasy with the Intent to Sell.

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Phillip Grella presiding:
People v. ____________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 220.39(1) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree – Sale of Cocaine to an Undercover Police Officer;
PL 220.44(2) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in or near School Grounds.

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Renee White presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 120.05(4) Assault in the Second Degree- By means of a Deadly Weapon or Instrument

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Criminal Court – Kings County

Honorable John Carter presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Information:

PL 120.00 (1) Assault in the Third Degree – Intentional
PL 265.01 (2) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree – Possession of a Firearm
PL 120.14 (1) Menacing in the second degree – Intentional
PL 240.26 (1) Harassment in the Second Degree

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Carol Berkman presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 220.44 (2) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance – Upon School Grounds
PL 220.39 (1) (2 Counts) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
PL 220.16 (1) Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree – possession with the intent to sell

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable John A.K. Bradley presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 220.39 (1) (2 Counts) Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
PL 220.16 (1) Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree – possession with the intent to sell
PL 220.16 (12) Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree – aggregate weight of more than one-half an ounce or more

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Bud Goodman presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 155.30(4) Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree – Credit Card
PL 155.30(5) Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree – Taken from the Person of Another

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Criminal Court – New York County

Honorable Arlene Goldberg presiding:
People v. ________

Charges in the Information:

PL 130.55 Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree – Sexual Contact
PL 135.05 Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Criminal Court – New York County

Honorable Ruth Pickholtz presiding:
People v. ____________

Charges in the Information:

PL 120.00(1) Assault in the Third Degree – Intent to Cause Physical Injury;
PL 120.00(2) Assault in the Third Degree – Recklessly Cause Physical Injury;
PL 120.14(1) Menacing in the Second Degree – Intent to Place Another in Fear of Physical Injury;
PL 265.01 Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree – Possession with Intent to Use.

Jury Verdict on All Charges: NOT GUILTY


Supreme Court – New York County

Honorable Bonnie Wittner presiding:
People v. ____________

Charges in the Indictment:

PL 165.10 Auto Stripping in the Second Degree;
PL 140.35 Possession of Burglar’s Tools.

Trial Order of Dismissal (Case Dismissed by the Court before Jury Instructions)


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