RB Law Saves the Day Again

August 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Our client was charged with assaulting her neighbor, which she claims was a complete fabrication. As a Mexican-American, she faced deportation. The prosecutor was steadfast on pushing our client to plead guilty to a violation, which requires up to 15 days in jail and anger management classes. We prepared to go to trial on short notice, since she had originally hired another well-respected Staten Island lawyer. Eventually,...

"Raving" Client Freed From the Jaws of Prison

July 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Our client, then 16 years old, was at a “rave” at Citifield when he was approached by a plainclothes officer who claims he observed our client in possession of MDMA also known as ecstasy and LSD.  Our client fled.  The officer recovered the drugs and our client’s wallet with his real identification and fake identification showing he was 21 years old. The Detective from Queens Narcotics originally wrote the paperwork...

RB Law Helps Addict Get Help While Avoiding Criminal Conviction

July 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Our client was arrested and charged with a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in Kings County for allegedly possessing 20 glassines of heroin. He faced up to 25 years in jail.We were able to get our client the help he needed through a private drug counseling program. In addition, the charge against him was lowered to a violation as well as a conditional discharge– a great outcome that’ll allow him to recover and...

A win for Robert E. Brown, PC – From Obstructing Firefighting Operations to Dismissal.

July 18, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Our client was arrested and charged with a class A Misdemeanor- Obstructing Firefighting Operations in Richmond County for allegedly unreasonably obstructing a firefighter. He faced up to 1 year in jail. Our client ran a pot-bellied stove in his home, where he lived with an elderly aunt. When a neighbor mistakenly called the fire department to the scene, our client tried to diffuse the situation in order to not alarm his...

What do plea bargains and tattoos have in common?

July 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Question: What do plea bargains and tattoos have in common?Answer: Both are drawn in permanent ink. And they may not age well. According to Chief Judge Edward Carnes in an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit who reversed Chief Judge Kristi DuBose of the Southern District of Alabama in her ruling that a sentence ordered under a plea bargain could be reduced later. Carnes directed the judge...

NYC Complex in High-Profile Suit Regarding Pitbull

July 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

In a complaint filed last week in Manhattan Supreme Court against Michelle Kelban-Carteron, the board of the Chelsea Modern condominium alleges that the co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ real estate practice committed breach of contract by owning and harboring an aggressive pit bull in her unit. Kelban-Carteron has retained high-profile local real estate lawyer Adam Leitman Bailey. The latter claims this case...

Staten Island Man Arrested for Torturing Cat

July 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

A South Beach man was busted for brutally beating his neighbor's defenseless cat and broadcasting the cowardly act on social media, according to police and multiple law enforcement sources.Tyrike Richardson, 21, was arrested Thursday morning at the 121st Precinct stationhouse in Graniteville and charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and torturing and not feeding an animal, according to an NYPD spokesman.Richardson allegedly...

Supreme Court says cities can sue banks over predatory loans

May 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities can sue banks for discriminatory mortgage lending practices, but they must prove that predatory loans led to damages such as lost tax revenue and higher spending on municipal services.The decision was a partial victory both for Miami, which sought standing to sue banks under the Fair Housing Act, and for Bank of America and Wells Fargo, which argued that the city's damages...

Creditors’ And Debtors’ Rights

March 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Plaintiff moved for summary judgment, appointment of a referee to compute and a default judgment against non-appearing defendant. The original balloon note and mortgage was between Home Funds Direct and defendants, who allegedly defaulted by failing to make payments. US Bank Trust (USBT) moved for summary judgment, while defendants argued USBT did not have standing claiming MERS was never authorized by the original lender to assign...

High Court Says Fannie Mae Has Limited Path To Fed. Court

January 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off

Law360, Minneapolis (January 18, 2017, 10:55 AM EST) -- The nation's high court on Wednesday reversed a Ninth Circuit ruling that found Fannie Mae can remove state suits to federal court, striking a blow to Fannie, which has argued that its charter allows it to bring suits to federal courts.Fannie Mae, which is currently involved in tens of thousands of cases in state courts, has lost its U.S. Supreme Court battle to move those...