Appellate Division Dismisses Kidnapping Charge

On May 19, 2016, the Appellate Division reversed the kidnapping conviction of OAD client Rafael Nevaro, and dismissed that count.  Although Mr. Nevaro was convicted of other charges which the court let stand, his sentence was reduced from 15 years to a term of 3 1/2 to 7 years.  The court agreed with OAD that Mr. Nevaro never threatened to use force against the complainant, and therefore did not abduct her within the meaning of the kidnapping statute.  Mr. Nevaro is represented by Eunice Lee (with former OAD attorney Leila Tabbaa on the brief).  To read the decision, click here.