A Few Examples of Past Results*
*NOTICE: past performance does not predict or guarantee future results
CHARGES: By way of County Court Indictment, Armed Robbery, Grand Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, DWI
PROCEEDINGS: Defendant stood trial in a County Court, vigorous cross
exam by J. John Sebastian of a detective who took a written unsigned
alleged confession from the defendant. A defense of voluntary
intoxication raised by J. John Sebastian with defendant testifying in
his own behalf.
RESULT: Defendant ACQUITTED by a County Court jury of all felony
charges. Convicted of DWI as a misdemeanor, sentanced to 3 years
probation by an Acting Supreme Court Justice.
CHARGES:By way of CDWriminal Court Information, dwi I as misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration
PROCEEDINGS: Defendant stood trial in a Criminal Court, glaring
inconsistencies in testimony and questionable police conduct on the
night of the incident brought out through cross examination by J. JohnSebastian. No defense witnesses called.
RESULT: Defendant was ACQUITTED of all charges by a Criminal Court Judge.
CHARGES: By way of District Court Information, Patronizing a Prostitute
PROCEEDINGS: Prosecution consented to defense motion to adjourn for six months and dismiss the matter per 170.55 CPL.
RESULT: Motion to adjourn and DISMISS GRANTED by a District Court Judge.
CHARGES: By way of County Court Indictment, Attempted Murder, Assualt with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Weapon
PROCEEDINGS: Defendant stood trial in a County Court, compelling
cross exam of complaintant by J. John Sebastian. Defendant, a disabled
vet, testified in his own behalf raising the defense of self defense.
RESULT: Defendant was ACQUITTEDby a County Court Jury of all charges.
CHARGES: By way of Criminal Court Complaint, Driving While Impaired
By Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance as a
PROCEEDINGS: Defense Motion to Dismiss for prosecution's failure to
timely convert misdemeanor complaints to misdemeanor informations.
RESULT: Defense Motion to DISMISS GRANTED by a Criminal Court Judge.
CHARGES: By way of District Court Felony Complaint;DWI a a Felony
PROCEEDINGS:Plea offer of AS CHARGED with DA recommendation for 5
years probation and no jail, plea offer with mandatory license
revocation; rejected by defense, case presented to a County Grand Jury.
RESULT: A County Grand Jury found "NO TRUE BILL" case DISMISSED.
CHARGES: By way of County Court Indictment, DWI as a Felony, Criminal
Mischief as a Felony, and Leaving The Scene of an Accident
PROCEEDINGS: J. John Sebastian filed a pre trial motion to inspect
the grand jury minutes and to reduce or dismiss all of the charges
contained in the indictment.
RESULT:Motion GRANTED, all charges DISMISSED by a County Court Judge.