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    • Charges Dismissed - Driving While Suspended

      State v. S.R.- Client allegedly drove past police when the officer pulled out and tried catching up. When the officer finally caught up, the vehicle client was in was pulled over and he and two (2) friends were standing outside of it. Officer alleged that it was our client who was driving. A record check showed that his license was suspended for a DWI conviction. He was charged with an enhanced Driving While Suspended, Careless Driving and Failure to Exhibit both a DL and registration. Contesting the state's evidence , ALL of client's charges were dimissed saving him from additional two (2) years loss of license , 90 days jail, 2 MVC points and thousands of dollars in fines and surhcarges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Leaving the Scene of An Accident

      State v. W.S.- Client who received three (3) tickets via mail: Leaving the Scene of Accident, Failure to Report Accident and Carless Driving; has all charges dismissed. Although client confirmed he was driving in NJ that day on the parkway, he denied ever being involved in any accident. Contesting the state's evidence, Mr. Cifrodello was able to save the client from six (6) months mandatory loss of license, MVC points and high fines.

    • Charges Dismissed - Leaving the Scene of An Accident

      State v. A.G.- ?Client has Leaving the Scene of Accident and Careless Driving charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. R.S.- While driving in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Defendant was ticketed for speeding (39:4-98) 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. Being a CDL driving, defendant could not afford any moving vilations on his license. Once retained, Mr. Cifrodello vigorously defended his client. After motions were made, the speeding ticket was dismissed with no costs to defendant.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. A.G. - While driving in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Defendant was ticketed for speeding (39:4-98) 99 mph in a 55 mph zone. Already on probation with the DMV, Defendant could not receive any more points on his DL without being suspended for 6 months. Once retained, Mr. Cifrodello vigorously defended his client. After motions were made, the speeding ticket was dismissed with no costs to defendant.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. H.J. - Defendant was one of 3 cars pulled over while in Sayreville, New Jersey. At the time of the stop, the officer cited her for speeding but failed to provide her with the correct summons. Instead, he provided her with one of the other drivers' tickets and left the scene. Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued that this violated the Defendant's right to due process and notice that dictated the dismissal of the charge. Mr. Cifrodello does not know how the other drivers' case fared.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. O.M. - Defendant, a provisional driver, was driving in Woodbridge, New Jersey, when he was pulled over and ticketed for speeding 75 mph in a 35 mph zone. Facing five points and ninety (90) days loss of license, he hired Mr. Cifrodello. Defenses were raised resulting in defendant getting no points on his license or suspension of driving privileges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. D.L. Defendant was charged with Speeding at a rate of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, a five-point violation, and Improper Passing (39:4-85), a four-point violation. Facing nine (9) DMV points and ninety (90) days loss of license, Mr. Cifrodello successfully negotiated a plea whereby Defendant's Improper Passing charge was dismissed and his Speeding ticket was amended to a zero point ticket. As a result, Defendant paid a $383 fine, did not receive any DMV points or loss of license!

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. D.S. - Defendant was driving on the turnpike when he was pulled over and subsequently cited for speeding (39:4-98) 99 mph in a 55 mph zone and careless driving (39:4-97). Despite facing 7 points and up to 90 days loss of license (LOL), Mr. Cifrodello was able to bring to the Court's attention Defendant's defenses as well as all mitigating factors. As a result, Defendant paid a $439 fine and did not receive any DMV points or loss of license!

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. E.N.- Client was charged with assault by the mother of his child. The two were no longer together and the Client alleged that she was just being vindictive. The state offered a plea to a non-criminal charge, but Client did not want to accept any degree of guilty whatsoever. The matter was set down for trial, at which time he was found not guilty and vindicated of alleged wrongdoing.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. P.W- Client blew through a DWI checkpoint and took Metuchen police on a high pursuit chase where she was finally found hiding with her car parked in another house's backyard. Subsequently, she was charged criminally with Eluding, Criminal Mischief, Hindering and Obstructing Justice. She was also charged with Driving While Suspended, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Failing to Report Accident, Driving W/Out Insurance, Reckless Driving, Running a Red Light, Improper Turn, Improper Passing, Careless Driving and Failure to Obey Police Officer Directive. Facing almost ten (10) years jail, five (5) years loss of license and seventeen (17) points, Mr. Cifrodello exhausted an aggressive pre-trial strategy. Prior to trial, Client opted to accept the plea offered extended to her rather then facing the uncertainty of trial. As a result, she pled guilty to Reckless Driving and Driving While suspended with a sixty (60) day suspension of her driving privileges. All remaining charges, both traffic and criminal, were dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. C.R.- Client drug charges thrown out after successful contention of the state's forensics laboratory results.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. L.A.- Client was involved in an accident when he clipped the back of a semi-truck part on the shoulder of the highway resulting in his car flipping over. Upon arrival, officers detect an odor of alcohol on the client and have him perform roadside sobriety tests. He is later charged with DWI and Reckless Driving. Contesting the state's evidence, client keeps his license when the DWI is dismissed and his Reckless driving ticket is reduced to a Careless driving.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.G.- ?Client charged with DWI and Driving While Suspended has all charges dismissed when court grants motion to dismiss based on the state's lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.K- ?Client pulled over for seatbelt ticket and later tested and arrested for DWI keeps his license after issues with the administration of the sobriety tests call for the dismissal of the DWI.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.B.- Facing a potential 2nd offense DWI, client’s .17% BAC reading gets suppressed and her DWI dismissed, saving her two (2) loss of license and jail.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.B.- ?Facing a potential 2nd offense DWI, client who allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that evening and of having liquor in her car has DWI, DWI in a School Zone, Refusal, Careless Driving, Unsafe Lane Change, Failing to Obey a Traffic Signal, Failing to Signal and Careless Driving charges all dismissed, saving her six (6) years loss of license, 8 MVC points, jail, community service and thousands in fines and surcharges

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. D.R.- ?Client found parked on the shoulder of the highway sleeping in the driver’s seat, allegedly smelling like alcohol and unable to successfully perform roadside sobriety tests who is charged with DWI and Refusal is found not guilty of all charges

    • Charges Dismissed - Refusal

      State v. W.L.- Client charged with Refusal to submit to breath testing has charge dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Refusal

      State v. A.G.- Client charged with Refusal to submit to breath testing has charge dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.V.- ?Client charged with Refusal to submit to breath testing, DWI in a School Zone, Reckless Driving and Improper Passing has all charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. K.B.- ?Client facing twenty (20) years in a state penitentiary charged with Robbery and Aggravated Assault has all charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. R.E.- Client facing five (5) years in prison after being charged with making Terroristic Threats is found not guilty and clear of any alleged wrongdoing.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. D.S- Client charged with Assault by Auto for allegedly hitting another with her car intentionally causing serious bodily injury is cleared of alleged wrongdoing after it is show that police failed to follow protocol I. its’ investigation.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. O.G.- Client arrested at Cheesequake rest stop off Garden State Parkway has all drug charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. A.R.- Police respond to a call from a concerned citizen. Police arrive at the Chessequake rest area off the NJ Garden State Parkway to find Client slumped over his wheel unconscious in his car with the door ajarred. Client wakes up and denies consent to search. Police bring in the dogs and allegedly get a hit for narcotics. A search ensues, and heroin is allegedly recovered. Client is then charged with Possession of Drugs, Being Under the Influence of Narcotics and Possession of Paraphernalia. After hearings, Client is found guilty of a local ordinance (non-criminal ticket) for unnecessarily causing a public concern and all remaining drug charges are dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Trespass

      State v. J.J. - Client was charged with criminal Trespass, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct by her ex-husband's attorney for an alleged altercation that took place in the attorney's office. Client then came to us for much needed help. After further review of the case, cross complaints were filed against the attorney-alleged victim. On the day of trial, the opposition agreed to a plea where the attorney-alleged victim would pled guilty to a local ordinance, pay our client $1000 in restitution and drop all charges against her.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. A.W.- Client charged with Simple Assault has charge dismissed for lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. B.K.- Client charged with Assault has case thrown out based on self-defense.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. A.A.- Client charged with Simple Assault has charge dismissed for lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. D.M.- ?Client charged with Bias Intimidation has charge thrown out for lack of prosecution.

    • Charges Dismissed - Harassment

      State v. B.L.- Client charged with Harassment for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos via text messages has case dismissed on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Harassment

      State v. A.C.- ?Client charged with Harassment over a neighborhood dispute has charged dismissed for lack of evidence to support the charge.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. E.B.- Client charged with DWI is vindicated after it is shown her issues with the completion of roadside sobriety tests were very well a result of an auto accident and not reliable signs of impairment due to alcohol.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.G.- Client pulled over by police and charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol for having alcohol in his car has charge dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.J.- Client allegedly hit a parked vehicle near his home one late night and left the scene. Police follow a trail of debris and motor fluid to the client’s home, where his wife answered and welcomed the officers in. While inside, police questioned client on his activities and whereabouts that evening. Subsequently, he was arrested and charged with DWI and DWI w/in a School Zone. Contesting client’s unmirandized inculpatory statements, as well as, his .13% BAC reading, client’s DWI charges were dismissed and his license saved.

    • Charges Dismissed - Harassment

      State v. R.N.-?Client charged with Harassment over a neighborhood dispute has charges dismissed for lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Harassment

      State v. J.K.- Client charged with Harassment from a long time dispute between neighbors has case thrown out on motion to dismiss for lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.G.- Client was allegedly parked in the right lane of the northbound local lanes of the Garden State Parkway early in the morning. Upon arrival, police find client sleeping in the driving seat of the vehicle. After further investigation, he was arrested and charged with DWI (his second DWI charge in 3 weeks). Attacking the state's case, we filed motions contesting both the field sobriety tests and client’s BAC reading. After hearings were held, client’s DWI charges were yet again dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Fraud

      State v. W.F- ?Client charged with making a Fictitious Report is found not guilty saving him from a potential eighteen (18) months in a state penitentiary, $15,000 in fines and five (5) years’ probation.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.G.- Client has DWI and Refusal charges dismissed, saving his license from a lengthy suspension, when he is involved in accident after leaving a gentlemen’s club where he allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. D.M-S- Client who allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening is found not guilty of his DWI charge after his BAC reading of .14% is suppressed and roadside sobriety tests were attacked due to police failing to follow proper protocol in the administration of the tests.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. Y.A.- ?Client charged with DWI for allegedly being under the influence of drugs is found not guilty by way of a directed verdict after deficiencies were brought to light regarding the roadside sobriety tests and state lab results.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.S-S- Client arrested and charged with DWI for allegedly being under the influence of drugs has charges dismissed upon successful contention of the reliability and accuracy of the DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) and state forensic lab reports.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. C.L.- Client was involved in a car accident resulting in his leg being broken. Because of this, he was immediately transported to the hospital. While there, police had personnel draw his blood without getting a warrant first or his consent. Facing a 2nd offense DWI (he was not represented by us), his alleged BAC reading of .24% was suppressed on the argument that the warrantless taking of his blood violated his 4th amendment rights. Because client was not able to attempt the roadside tests the state had insufficient evidence, resulting in a dismissal of the DWI charge saving him from a mandatory two (2) years loss of license and potential jail.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. A.G.- Client charged with DWI, Reckless Driving and Carless driving has BAC reading of .12% suppressed, resulting in the dismissals of his DWI and Reckless Driving charges. As a result, client walks out of court with his privileges to operate fully intact.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. A.G.- ?Client charged with DWI and Underage DWI keeps her license when the charges are thrown out after her alleged BAC reading of .10% is suppressed.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. T.P.- ?Client, who admitted to drinking alcohol earlier that evening, has DWI charges dismissed after his BAC of .10% is suppressed as a result of police not following protocol in the administration of the Alcotest, saving him two (2) years loss of license.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. I.Z.-Client was involved in accident when police responded and gave her roadside sobriety tests. Subsequently, she was arrested and charged with DWI after allegedly having a BAC reading of .11%. Facing her 2nd offense (she was not represented by us), the stakes were high requiring aggressive representation. First, we argued that the officer failed to take into account the defendant's prior medical history, thus voiding his on-field testing conclusions. Next, we argued that the officer's administration of the breath testing of defendant was flawed in numerous requests calling into question the accuracy of the results requiring suppression. As a result, she was found not guilty of the DWI charges and her license and freedom were saved.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. K.G.- Client’s car was found disabled in a ditch off the NJ Turnpike with the client sleeping in it. After allegedly admitting to drinking earlier that evening, he was arrested, gave a breath sample of .08% BAC and was charged with DWI. Subsequently, it was successfully argued that client’s BAC reading was susceptible to error based on the polices’ failure to follow protocol in conducting the testing, requiring its suppression. The state then conceded that they could not carrying its' burden of proof and the defenses motion for a directed verdict of not guilty was granted.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. Z.V.- Pursuant to a “concerned citizens” report of an erratic driver, client was pulled over by Woodbridge Twp. Police. He is later given roadside sobriety tests and charged with DWI for allegedly being under the influence of drugs. Contesting probable cause for the initial stop, client keeps his license after all charges are dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.M.-Client’s vehicle broke done on the garden State Parkway. Instead of waiting for a tow truck, client then popped the car in neutral and began to push the vehicle over a grass median and onto an exit ramp in an effort to get off the parkway. Seeing all of this, a local police officer stops the client, and an argument between the two occurs. Subsequently, client is arrested and charged with DWI (for being under the influence of drugs), Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Failure to Use Proper Exits, Failure to Obey Traffic Device, Failure to Obey Officers Instructions and Driving Without a License (39:3-10). Client was initially represented by other counsel but was not happy with the plea offer being given. Our office was then hired weeks before trial. An expert was hired, and motions made. On the day of trial, client accepted a plea whereby he pled guilty to Careless Driving, Obstructing the Flow of Traffic and Failure to Exhibit his License Upon Request. All remaining charged were dismissed. As a result, all though originally faced with fifteen (15) months jail, five (5) years’ probation, three (3) years loss of license and thirteen (13) MVC points, client received no criminal record, jail or probation, only 2 moving points and no license suspension.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. L.S.- Client hit a tree while riding his motorcycle. Upon arrival, police smell alcohol on client who admits to drinking earlier that evening. He is taken to hospital where police obtained a blood draw without a warrant or his consent. Successfully arguing that his BAC reading of .14% be suppressed on the grounds that the warrantless taking of his blood violated client’s 4th amendment rights, his DWI is dismissed and license saved.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. L.A.- Client, pulled over for an equipment violation and subsequently charged with Possession of CDS and Paraphernalia, has all criminal charges dismissed after a successful contention of the state's lab results.

    • Charges Dismissed - Driving While Suspended

      State v. J.K.- Client was charged with Driving While Suspended on two different stop dates in close proximity to one another. Facing 1 year loss of license, thousands in fines and surcharges and jail, Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued that the client was not given proper notice by the state of her suspension requiring that all charges be dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. M.R.- Client came to an intersection where she had the stop sign. After entering the intersection she and another car collided. Subsequently, she was charged with Carless Driving and being at fault in the accident. A trial ensued and client was found not guilty.

    • Charges Dismissed - Leaving the Scene of An Accident

      State v. G.X.- Client charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident for allegeing side swiping three (3) parked cars and continuing on has charge dimissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Driving While Suspended

      State v. J.C.- Client charged with Driving While Suspended has lone charge dismissed based on notice violation.

    • Charges Dismissed - Other Traffic

      State v. A.C. - ?Client's cellphone charge gets thrown out of court.

    • Charges Dismissed - Traffic Offenses

      State v. F.F.- Client was involved in an accident and charged with Improper Passing (4 points) when it was alleged that they side swiped another vehicle while trying to force their way on the shoulder to pass. Contestiong these allegations, client was found not guilty and vindicated of all alleged wrongdoing.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. C.R.- ?Client charged with Possession of Drugs has charges dismissed after judge grants defense counsel's Motion to Suppress the state's forensics’ lab results. This was the second drug case we successfully represented Client on resulting in complete dismissals of all charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. C.J.- ?Client was pulled over for a traffic violation. Police search the vehicle which allegedly yields marijuana found in the glove box. A Motion to Suppress the alleged contraband was granted and the drug charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. K.E.- ?Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a minor traffic violation that quickly escalated to a full blown possession of CDS investigation. The vehicle was impounded by police, a search warrant was obtained and a search of the vehicle allegedly yielded drugs. Contesting the basis for the search warrant, Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued that the search violated client's constitutional rights. As a result, the alleged drugs were suppressed and all client's charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.T.- Client was pulled over. After providing his credentials to police a search showed that Client had a warrant out for his arrest. While being searched prior to being arrested, it was alleged that police found marijuana in his pants pocket. Client was then arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (2C:35-10(A). A motion contesting the chain of custody and, therefore, the validity of the State's lab results was granted requiring the dismissal of Client'd drug charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. N.S.- ?Client was charged with one count of Possession of CDS. Contesting law enforcement's chain of custody procedures relative to the packaging, storing and transporting of the alleged CDS to the lab for analysis, as well as, the lab technicians findings, Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued suppression of this evidence resulting in his charges being dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.B.- ?Client was found past out in the restroom of a Texas Roadhouse. Upon arrival, police found Client alert and sitting at a table with an employee. Upon further investigation, police searched client's purse and allegedly found marijuana and she was charged with Possession of CDS (2C:35-10A(1)). Mr. Cifrodello argued that police violated Client 4th amendment rights when they searched her purse resulting in her drug charge being dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. K.M.- ?Client charges for Shoplifting (2C:20-11(b)) and Hindering Her Apprehension (2C:29-3b(4)) dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. B.C.- ?Client was a former employee of a major retail clothing chain where he was employed as a store manager. The former employer alleged that Client, through his position with the company, engaged in fraudulent practices over a six (6) month period of time, thereby resulting in the theft of thousands of dollars from the company. Client was charged with the crime of Theft, faced jail and/or probation and substantial fines. On top of all that, Client was a current green card holder. Therefore, any adverse ruling in the case would have prohibited Client from becoming a naturalized citizen. With the stakes so high, Client hired, Mr, Cifrodello. Once hired, Mr. Cifrodello engaged in an aggressive course of pre-trial discovery and motion practice. The result, Client was vindicated of all charges. Mr. Cifrodello is pleased to announce that Client is currently a US citizen.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. M.G.- Client was charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking (4th Degree Offense). Facing an 18 month prison sentence, two (2) years probation and a $5000 fine. Because Client was in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship, a criminal conviction was not an option as it would have resulted in the denial of her application and deportation from the country. After effectively bringing to light the deficiencies of the state's case, an agreement was reached whereby the Client would forgo the expense and uncertainty of trial and plead guilty to a non-criminal violation. The result was a $139 fine and no negative impact on her application for citizenship.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. M.R.- ?Client was charged with Shoplifting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11(B). Contesting the video evidence, as well as, the security guard's factual account of the incident, Client was found not guilty of the charge against him.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. D.P.- ?Client was charged with Shoplifting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11(B). Hiring Mr. Cifrodello, the evidence relied upon by the state was challenged. As a result, Client was found not guilty of the charge against her.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. D.G.- ?Client, a juvenile, has charges for Possession of CDS and Paraphernalia dismissed after being called into the principal's where his backpack was inspected and a vape pen was found filled with what was alleged to have been cannabis oil.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.S.- ?Client, a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a minor traffic violation that was subsequently searched for drugs yielding positive results, is found not guilty after it is shown they did not have possession or knowledge of any CDS.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. Y.J-J- ?Client was charged with of Receipt of Stolen Property. Contesting the state's evidence as being insufficient, Client’s Motion to Dismiss was granted, resulting in his case being thrown out.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. L.W.- Client allegedly hit a woman in a cross walk resulting in sever injury. Subsequently, she was charged with Assault by Auto, Hindering Apprehension, Reckless Driving and Driving W/Out Insurance. The state advised the defense that given the nature of the incident no offers were being made. That was fine because we believed our client was wrongly charged. After arguing the sufficiency of the state's evidence, all charges against Client were dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. J.C.- ?Client charged with stealing over $16,000 worth jewelry while visiting another person's home has charges dismissed. Charged with 3rd Degree Theft and facing five (5) years in jail, we implored an aggressive pre-trial motion practice challenging the witness statements, motives and value of the alleged items stolen.

    • Charges Dismissed - Fraud

      State v. D. A.- ?Client and some friends were charged with Forgery and Theft by Deception for allegedly going around Essex County and using counterfeit money to purchase things. Facing five (5) years jail, all arguments were raised in attacking the state's case resulting in the dismissal of Client charges. The same cannot be said for his co-Clients.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. K.B.- Client facing twenty (20) years in a state penitentiary charged with Robbery and Aggravated Assault has all charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State J.W- Client allegedly conspired with cohorts to rob another. The prosecutor's office argued that it was a drug deal gone bad but did not have enough evidence to charge the client with any drug related crimes. Instead, he was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly using a bat to harm another. After contentious pre-trial motion practice, all charges against him were dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. C.R.- Client, a Hispanic male, was in Jersey City with a friend when officers seen the two (2) sitting on a bench in what police described as a "high crime area." Allegedly, there was a blunt found on the ground in the immediate vicinity that contain marijuana and the two (2) were charged with Possession of Drugs. Client hired the law office and a Motion to Suppress was filed arguing the constitutionality of the officers conduct which ultimately lead to the dismissal of all charges against Client.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. O.S.- Client pulled over and allegedly found to have cocaine, oxycodone, methamphetamines, Xanax & dextroamphetamine-amphetamine in his car and charged with five (5) counts of 3rd degree Possession of CDS and Intent to Distribute has all charges dismissed, saving him from 30 years jail.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. K.T- Defenant charged with Possession of Drugs and Paraphernalia has all charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. M.H.- Client arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs while at a concert at the PNC Art Center has charges thrown after state cannot show chain of custody.

    • Charges Dismissed - Criminal Mischief

      State v. S.R. - ?Client's charge of Criminal Mischief gets dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Harassment

      State v. V.E.- Client charged with Harassment by former tenant has charge thrown out after judge grants defense counsel's motion to Dismiss for lack of evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Terroristic Threat

      State v. A.F.- ?Client charged with threatening to cause serious bodily injury to his former landlord during a confrontation the two men had over outstanding rent and the security deposit has all charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Contempt

      State v. C.G.- Client’s soon to be ex-wife filed for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). As part of the order, Client was to have no contact with her. During the proceedings, it was alleged that he had made several calls and sent several text messages to her, thus violating the order and being charged with Contempt (a 4th degree crime). Contesting the authenticity of the text messages and cell phone logs attempting to be introduce by her attorney, Mr. Cifrodello’s application for suppression was successful, resulting in the dismissal of the charge and saving the Client from up to eighteen (18) months jail.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. N.D.- ?Client charges for Possession of Heroin are dismissed after it is showed police did not follow proper procedures in the storing and transporting of the alleged drugs recover on Client person.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. N.D.- ?Client charges for Possession of Heroin are dismissed after it is showed police did not follow proper procedures in the storing and transporting of the alleged drugs recover on Client person.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.B.- ?Client was at the Lombardi rest station off the NJ Turnpike when his vehicle was approached by undercover officers and searched. It was alleged that the search yielded drugs. The Client was already on parole for a federal crime. Therefore, if convicted, he would have had to go back to prison and serve out the remainder of his sentence. Luckily, Client’s case was a complete success and all of his drug charges were dismissed. After the disposition, his parole officer decided not to violate him from his parole.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.B.- ?Client was at the Lombardi rest station off the NJ Turnpike when his vehicle was approached by undercover officers and searched. It was alleged that the search yielded drugs. The Client was already on parole for a federal crime. Therefore, if convicted, he would have had to go back to prison and serve out the remainder of his sentence. Luckily, Client’s case was a complete success and all of his drug charges were dismissed. After the disposition, his parole officer decided not to violate him from his parole.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. M.R.- Defendant arrested for possession of drugs while traveling through Cranford, NJ has all drug charges dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. YT.G.- Client charged with DWI and drug charges is found not guilty of all charges and keeps his license.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.B.- Client allegedly side swiped a parked car and left the scene. Following a trail of debris, police came upon client at his home. Police questioned both the client and his parents. A witness to the accident was also brought over and allegedly ID’ed the client. The vehicle was then searched and allegedly yielded a glass pipe and bottle of alcohol. Client was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Justice, Underage Possession of Alcohol, DWI, Underage DWI, DWI in a School Zone, Driving While Suspended, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Reckless Driving and Failing to Yield. Facing one (1) year jail, six (6) years loss of license, 11 MVC points and thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges the stakes were high. A number of motions were filed contesting the state’s evidence, including contesting the ID lineup procedure implemented, the unmirandized statements of the client and the search of client’s vehicle, resulting in the dismissal of all charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. O.S.- Client was involved in a car accident. Upon arrival, police observed client to be slurring her words and had her perform roadside sobriety tests. Pointing out a number of deficiencies in the officer’s administration and scoring of the tests, clients DWI was dismissed and she retained her license.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. Z.V.- Client, with an extensive criminal drug history, was sitting in his vehicle parked in a parking lot when local police noticed and approached. During the investigation client's passenger fled, however, client remained and was arrested. While arrested, police alleged that client gave consent to search the vehicle. Alleged drug contraband was found. Facing significant exposure to jail and loss of license, a vigorous pre-trial defense was employed. Motions to Suppress both Client unmirandized statements, as well as, the warrantless search of the vehicle were filed. After arguments were heard, his charges were dismissed. The same cannot be said for the passenger who fled.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.M.- Client was charged with Possession of CDS (2C:35-10(A)) and Possession of Paraphernalia (2C:36-2). Initially, he hired another attorney. While counseled, client entered a plea whereby he was put on probation for one (1) year. Client then violated probation by committing another offense, was kicked out of the program and his charges were reinstated. Client then hired Mr. Cifrodello. This time the defense argued that the state failed to meet proper protocol in both the transport and testing of the alleged CDS in question, an argument that was not raised in his prior defense. A motion was filed to exclude the lab techician's anaylsis, which, after hearings, was granted by the Court resulting in the Client's charges being dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. L.L.- Client was pulled over by police. Upon further investigation, a joint was allegedly observed in the front ash tray. The Client was then ordered out of the vehicle and searched, allegedly leading to the recovery of additional CDS on his person. Client hired Mr. Cifrodello. Contesting the validity of the stop, Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued that police did not have legal grounds to stop Client, thereby, tainting any alleged evidence recovered. Client charges were dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. A.R.- Client was charged with Possession of CDS (2C:35-10(A)) and Possession of Paraphernalia (2C:36-2). Client hired another attorney initially and entered a plea and put on probation for one (1) year. Client then violated probation by committing another offense, was kicked out of the program and his charges were reinstated. Client then hired Mr. Cifrodello to defend him at trial. This time the defense argued that the state failed to follow proper procedures in the transport and testing of the alleged CDS in question and sought suppression of the lab techician's analysis. A hearing was held, aftherwhich, the Court granted defendan'ts motion resulting in all charges being dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. S.D.- Client, with an extensive prior criminal drug history, was arrested and charged with possessing a large amount of heroine. Client retained Mr. Cifrodello, who then argued a number of violations of Client Due Process Rights resulting in a dismissal of all charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. R.P.- Client was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroine, Evidence Tampering, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Subsequently, he allegedly gave a confession. It was successfully argued that his alleged confession be suppressed on the grounds that it was not voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently made thus violating his consitutional rights. Once suppressed, the state had insufficent evidence to proceed and all of client's charges were dimissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. T.P.-?Client charges of Possession of CDS and Loitering to Obtain or Distribute Drugs were dismissed after it was shown law enforcement's procedures, or lack thereof, during the stop and subsequent search and seizure of Client, violated his Due Process Rights.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. T.P.-?(Client's 2nd case) Client's charges of Possession of CDS, Failing to Dispose of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and one traffic ticket for Operating a Motor Vehicle While in Possession of CDS all dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. W.W.- ?Client charged with possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Motor vehicle While in Possession of CDS has all charges thrown out after Court finds questionable the state's testing of the alleged drugs.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. B.D.- Client cocaine possession charges dismissed after it was shown police violated his consitutional rights against unlawful asearches and seizures

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. R.J.- ?Client charged with Possession of CDS (2C:35-10), Possession of Paraphernalia (2C:36-2), Operation of Motor Vehicle While in Possession of CDS (39:4-49.1) and Maintenance of Lamps (39:3-66) all dismissed after state could not prove its case.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. K.B.- ?Walmart employees alleged a female had left the store with merchandise that was unpaid for. Police were called and were given a description of female and the vehicle she left the premises in. A few miles away from the store client was subsequently stopped by local police where it was alleged that client gave a false name during questioning. During the search of the vehicle, police allegedly found a zip lock bag containing marijuana, various ID cards and driver licenses in different names and from various states and alleged store merchandise. Client was charged with one count of Wrongful Impersonation (4th Degree Crime), Possession of False Government Documents (3rd Degree Crime), Contempt (4th Degree Crime), Possession of CDS (Disorderly Persons Offense) and Shoplifting (Disorderly persons Offense). She was also issued traffic summonses for Operation while in Possession of CDS (39:4-49.1), Driving While Suspended (39:3-40), Careless Driving (39:4-97), Tailgating (39:4-89) and Unsafe Lane Change (39:4-88). Facing 11 years incarceration, 6 1/2 years loss of license, 9 motor vehicle points and tens of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, Client hired Mr. Cifrodello to represent her. After contesting both the validating of the stop and subsequent search of client's vehicle, as well as, the state's proofs on the shoplifting charges, client entered into a plea whereby she pled guilty to Careless Driving (39:4-97) and Failing to Exhibit her License upon request (39:3-29(A), with the remaining traffic summonses and ALL criminal charges being dismissed. As a result, client received no criminal record, no loss of license and only 2 DMV points.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. E.G.- ?Client was charged with Shoplifting for allegedly attempting to conceal merchandise and leave the store without paying. Contesting the State's evidence, Mr. Cifrodello set the matter down for trial. On the day of trial the state was not prepared and so the defense moved for a Motion to Dismiss, which was granted. The charge against Client was dismissed.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. J.M.- ?Client and his friends were on their way to a Metallica concert when they were approached by undercover officers at the Vince Lombardi rest stop off the NJ Turnpike. An investigation ensued and a search of the vehicle allegedly yielded drugs, resulting in Possession of CDS and Paraphernalia charges. After a successful contention of the transporting, storing and testing of the alleged CDS, all criminal charges were dismissed against him.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. K.M-J-? Client charged with allegations of smuggling drugs to her son in prison serving a life sentence is vindicated of all charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. P.P.- ?Client arrested at Cheesequake rest area for possession of cocaine has all charges dismissed after the state was not able to prove under scientifically accepted means the nature of the substance taken into evidence.

    • Charges Dismissed - Theft

      State v. F.P.- Client alleged to have stolen $3500 worth car parts from supplier has charge thrown out at court.

    • Charges Dismissed - Assault

      State v. M.N.- ?Client charged with Aggravated Assault for allegedly running her then boyfriend over with her vehicle after a lovers' quarrel is vindicated of all charges.

    • Charges Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. P.P.- ?Client, charged for a second time with Possession of Cocaine and Paraphernalia, has all charges dismissed.

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.C.- Refusal Charge, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Careless Driving, Driving Wrong Way On A One Way Street & Unregistered Vehicle - Dismissed

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.D.- Refusal Charge, Consumption of Alcohol in Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving & Unsafe Lane Change - Dismissed

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. G.G.- DWI (2nd Offense), Reckless Driving, Tailgating & Careless Driving - dismissed

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. A.F.- Refusal Charge, Open Container of Alcohol in Vehicle & Consumption of Alcohol in Vehicle - Dismissed

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. A.C.- Refusal Charge, Speeding & Careless Driving - dismissed

    • Dismissed - DWI/DUI

      State v. H.W- Refusal Charge, Driving While Suspended & Driving Without Insurance - dismissed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v/ L.M.- .19% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. I.J.- ?.12% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. S.R.- .18% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. T.G.- .14% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. W.P.- .22% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.M.- .10% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v.L.S.- .21% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. M.G- .19% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. D.L.- .15% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. D.M-S- .12% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. G.H.- .16% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. J.P.- .25% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. G.H.- .17% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. K.K.- .34% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed. DWI w/in School Zone, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of Accident, Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belt & Failure to Exhibit Document - Dismissed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. A,M.- .17% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. C.O.- .17% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. C.C.- .18% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. B.R.- .16% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v.C.S.- .13% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. B.R.- .19% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. N.B.- .18% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. N.B.- .18% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. C.S.- .13% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. P.F.- .28% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.P.- .24% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. S.M.- .23% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Evidence Suppressed - DWI/DUI

      State v. F.D.-.20% BAC Reading - Evidence Suppressed

    • Not Guilty - DWI/DUI

      State v. R.W.- Refusal Charge - Not Guilty

    • Not Guilty - DWI/DUI

      State v. F.N.- Refusal Charge - Not Guilty

    • Plea - Other Traffic

      State v. D.I.- Client was pulled over texting while driving. Contending with her third cellphone violation, she faced 3 MVC points, $800 fine and 90 days loss of licnese. Mr. Cifrodello sucessfully negotiatied a plea whereby her cellphone charge was amended to a reduced charge. As a result, she received no points, surcharges or loss of licnese and was given a modest $200 fine.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. E.M.- Client was involved in a road rage incident with what happened to be an undercover officer. He was subsequently charged with Carless Driving, Unsafe Lane Change, Reckless Driving, Tailgating, Improper Passing and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Facing 18 MVC points and 90 days loss of license, the stakes where extremely high given that he worked as a limo driver. After a highly contesting pre-trial phase, client chose to accept a plea offer given on the day of trial where he pled guilty to Careless Driving and ALL remaining charges were dimissed. He receive 2 MVC points and a $200 fine.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. J.R. - Client charged with Speeding (114 mph), Reckless Driving, Tinted Windows and Obstruction of View walks out of court with his license. Facing 10 MVC points, 4 months jail and six (6) months loss of license, client pled guilty to driving 89 mph in a 65 mph zone on the condition that neither his freedom nor his drivers' license be taken, and all remaining charges be dismssed. He received 4 MVC points and a minor fine only.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      Client charged with Speeding (104 mph), Reckless Driving, Tailgating, Failure to Signal and Tinted Windows walks out of court with his license. Prior to hiring Mr. Cifrodello, client paid the Reckless Driving and Tailgating tickets, resulting in ten (10) points on his licnese. The first thing Mr. Cifrodello did was file a motion to Reopen those guilty pleas. All matters were then consolidated. Facing 17 MVC points, 4 months jail and six (6) months loss of license and thousands of dollars in fines and srucharges, client pled guilty to driving 69 mph in a 55 mph zone on the condition that neither his freedom nor his drivers' license be taken, and all remaining charges be dismssed. He received 2 MVC points and a minor fine only.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. G.K - While driving on the NJ Turnpike in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Defendant was stopped and charged with speeding (39:4-98) 104 mph in a 55 mph zone. Facing five (5) points, ninety (90) days loss of license and up to thirty (30) days jail, Defendant hired Mr. Cifrodello. After obtaining discovery and filing motions, Mr. Cifrodello successfully negotiated a plea whereby Defendant's pled guilty to a no point ticket. As a result, Defendant received no points, loss of license or jail.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. A.Z. - While driving in Old bridge, New Jersey, Defendant was stopped by local law enforcement and charged with speeding (39:4-98) 64mph in a 45 mph zone and failing to exhibit his license (39:3-29). Asserting his innocence, defendant elected to retain counsel and hired Mr. Cifrodello. Once retained, Mr. Cifrodello requested discovery. After the exchange of discovery, Mr. Cifrodello was convinced that the state would have a difficult time carrying it's burden of proof regarding the speeding allegation. By way of a negotiated plea, the state agreed agreed to dismiss the speeding charge on the condition that the defendant plead guilty to failing to show his license.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. J.M. - Defendant was driving on the Parkway when he was stopped by Clark police. Subsequently, he was cited for speeding (39:4-98) 99 mph in a 55 mph zone, careless driving (39:4-97) and unsafe lane change (39:4-88). Despite facing 9 points and up to 90 days loss of license (LOL), Mr. Cifrodello was able to bring to the Court's attention Defendant's defenses as well as all mitigating factors. As a result, Defendant pled guilty to driving 69 mph in a 55 mph zone (a 2 point offense) with the remaining summonses being dismissed, and no loss of license.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. L.S. - Defendant was charged with operating his motor vehicle at a rate of 114 mph in a 65 mph zone. Facing 5 motor vehicle points, 90 days loss of license, DMV surcharges and up to 30 days in jail, Mr. Cifrodello was able to successfully negotiate a plea whereby defendant pled guilty to a zero point ticket, received no license suspension or surcharges.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. P.K. - Defendant was charged with Speeding in excess of 69 mph over the posted speed limit in a 35 mph zone. Mr. Cifrodello successfully negotiated a plea whereby defendant pled guilty to a zero point ticket and did not lose her license.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. P.D. - Defendant was driving on the Turnpike in Elizabeth, New Jersey when he was stopped by police and charged with Speeding 109 mph in a 65 mph zone, a five (5) point ticket that carries with it a potential ninety (90) day suspension of license, Carless Driving (39:4-97), a two (2) point ticket and failing to Exhibit License (39:3-29). After contesting the Officer's observations relative to Defendant's alleged speed, Mr. Cifrodello was successful in negotiating a plea whereby Defendants Speeding charge was amended to a zero point ticket and the remianing charges were dismissed. As a result, Defendant did not receive any DMV points or suspension of license.

    • Plea - Drug Related

      State v. A.M- ?Client allegedly boarded a New Jersey Transit train without a ticket. When confronted by the conductor, she allegedly attached the conductor and another passenger. Subsequently, she was charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct and Unlawful Interference with Transportation. Initially, she was represented by the public defender where. A plea demanding two (2) criminal convictions and jail time was extended by the state. Client then hired Mr. Cifrodello and an aggressive defense was employed. In the end, Client accepted a plea where she pled guilty to a city ordinance (a non-criminal offense) and paid a small fine. All remaining criminal charges were dismissed.

    • Plea - Assault

      State v. P.L.- Client was indicted on one count of Possession of a Weapon for a Unlawful Purpose (2nd Degree Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Degree Felony), Aggravated Assault (4th Degree Felony) and Resisting Arrest (4th degree Felony). Facing the requirement of having to serve a minimum of 85% of his sentence before parole eligibility under the No Early Release Act (NERA), defendant faced a minimum of 4 1/2 years in a state penitentiary before even becoming eligible for parole and up to 18 years in jail. Pending this matter, and while out on bail, defendant was again indicted with one count of Possession of CDS (3rd Degree Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons Offense) facing another 5 1/2 years in prison. After a year of pre-trial litigation, Mr. Cifrodello was able to successfully consolidate the matters and formulate a plea whereby defendant agreed to serve 6 months at an in-patient drug rehabilitation facility in lieu of any jail.

    • Plea - Drug Related

      State v. E.P.- Client was pulled over while driving. The stop turned into a search of the vehicle that allegedly yielded marijuana and a fake drivers' license, at which point an argument ensued between her and police. Subsequently, Client was charged with Possession of CDS, Forgery and other minor traffic offense. Having a profession in pharmaceuticals, she could not afford a drug charge conviction. Eventually, she accepted a plea whereby her Forgery charge was amended to a township ordinance (non-criminal ticket), Failing to Exhibit a Valid DL and all remaining charges were dismissed.

    • Plea - DWI/DUI

      State v. G.G.- Client allegedly lost control of her vehicle and struck another vehicle head-on on the opposite side of traffic. Subsequently, she was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence and taken into custody. At the station, it was alleged that Defendant refused to provide breath samples to determine her blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). Subsequently, she was charged with DWI, Refusal to Submit Breath Sample, Reckless Driving and Driving Without Insurance. As a result, she faced 22-45 months loss of license, mandatory ignition interlock device and other fines and penalties. After successfully contesting the Refusal charge, Defendant opted to forgo her right to a trial and entered into a negotiated plea whereby she pled guilty to a "1st tier" DWI losing her license for three (3) months and all remaining charges were dismissed.

    • Plea - DWI/DUI

      State v. A.L.- Client was found passed out in the driver seat of her vehicle with half her body hanging from outside the window while idling in a no parking zone. After Defendant was awoken, questioned and given road side field sobriety tests, she was arrested and taken back to police barracks to submit to breathe testing, the results of which yielded a 0.27% BAC. Subsequently, Defendant was charged with DWI, Parking Prohibited and Possession of Alcohol in Motor Vehicle. She faced twelve (12) months loss of license, 48 hours of IDRC, mandatory implementation of an ignition interlock device, and thousands of dollars in fines and penalties. We successfully argued for suppression of her BAC reading. Based on the remaining facts of the case, the client elected to forgo her right to a trial and accept a negotiated plea to a "1st tier" DWI, with the remaining charges being dismissed. As a result, she received a 3-month suspension, no ignition interlock device and no points on her DL.

    • Plea - Traffic Offenses

      State v. F.F. - ?Client was charged with Speeding (99 mph), Reckless Driving and Failure to Observe Traffic Device. Facing 12 MVC points, 4 months jail and six (6) months loss of license, client pled guilty to driving 65 mph in a 55 mph zone with the remaining charges being dismissed. He received 2 MVC points and a minor fine only.

    • Plea - Drug Related

      State v. A.S.- Client allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer. He was then arrested, his car impounded and a warrant to search the vehicle was sought and obtain. The subsequent search allegedly yielded positive results for additional CDS. Initially, the state was not offering any plea deals. Motions were filed, and hearings set when the state extended a plea offer. The Client would have to pled guilty to a local ordinance (non-criminal ticket), pay a small fine and all remaining charges would be dismissed. Suffice it to say, the Client accepted the offer.

    • State v. W.B. - Refusal

      Client charged with Refusal to submit to breath testing has charge dismissed.

    • VOP Dismissed - Drug Related

      State v. E.E. - Client was represented by prior counsel when he pled guilty to possession of drugs and was put on three (3) years probation. His P.O. alleged that he violated the terms of his probation (VOP) and requested that his probation be vacated and sentenced to 3 years jail under his original charge. Mr. Cifrodello was then retained for the VOP hearing. At the hearing, Client was fount not guilty of the VOP. Furthermore, Mr. Cifrodello successfully argued that Client probation be terminated early, resulting in the Client leaving court that day off probation!