MURDER CHARGE DISMISSED MIDTRIAL
Prosecutors pulled the plug on the trial of Messiah Booker, 32, in the midst of a hearing in which defense attorney Brendan Ahern of Hauppauge was methodically detailing dozens of instances of evidence withheld by Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock.
"Craig McElwee, president of the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, said any lawyer who doesn't do what Ahern did — meticulously examining the file to figure out notes were missing and then making a strong argument about the misbehavior — is failing his or her client and the criminal justice system."
PEOPLE V. KM | VEHICLE ACCIDENT - DRIVER CHARGED WITH DWI
Mr. Ahern secured the dismissal of all criminal charges following a three car fatal accident, in which his client was accused of DWI. Relying on his training as a senior vehicular homicide prosecutor, Mr. Ahern was able to secure the surveillance video within days of being retained by his client. Using the surveillance video, and other evidence Mr. Ahern negotiated for a non-criminal plea without an indictment.
Additionally, using the video, Mr. Ahern was able to win the DMV Fatality Hearing for his client, ensuring that the DMV took no action against his client's driving privileges following the hearing. Please note that his client was hit by the driver of the vehicle on the left side of the screen. That driver lost their life as a result of this horrific crash.