Two Wins in the Appellate Division

On June 7, 2018, the First Department vacated Mr. Travis Breckenridge’s first degree assault conviction after concluding that “the court’s jury charge failed to convey that an acquittal on the top count of attempted second-degree murder based on a finding of justification would preclude consideration of the count of first-degree assault.” 

On May 31, 2018, the First Department exercised its discretion to reduce Mr. Sean Christianson’s sentence from eight years to six years, after OAD argued that he entered an invalid waiver of his right to appeal and that he was entitled to the minimum sentence.  

Kudos to OAD Staff Attorneys Katherine Pecore and Emma Shreefter!