Ilissa Brownstein - Case Sucesses - Criminal Defense Law

Ilissa Brownstein has a long history of winning criminal defense and civil rights cases and getting the best possible results for her clients.   Ms. Brownstein is dedicated to your cases and stays in communication with your loved ones.

Case Successes

Ilissa Brownstein has a long history of winning cases and getting the best possible results for her clients.

State Crimes

Drugs

Charge: Felony sale of crack
Potential Sentence: 6 - 15 years in jail
Result: Acquittal after trial

Charge: Felony sale of crack
Potential Sentence: Up to 9 years in jail
Result: Acquittal after trial

Charge: Possession of cocaine
Potential Sentence:  Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Case dismissed for unlawful arrest

Charge: Felony possession of over 10 pounds of marijuana
Potential Sentence:  1 - 5 ½ years in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Violent Crimes

Charge: Robbery
Potential Sentence: 3 ½ - 15 years in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Charge: Burglary
Potential Sentence: Up to 15 years in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Charge: Felony possession of a knife
Potential Sentence: 3-7 years in jail
Result: Case dismissed for unlawful arrest

Charge: Felony possession of a gun
Potential Sentence: 5-15 years in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Charge: Assault
Potential Sentence: Up to 15 years in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Charge: Assault (domestic violence)
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Theft, Larceny & Identity Theft

Charge: Identity theft (unlawful use of credit cards)
Potential Sentence: Up to 7 years in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Charge: Grand larceny (Shop lifting)
Potential Sentence: Up to 7 years in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

DWI

Charge: DWI (Refusal to take breathalyzer)
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Acquittal after trial

Charge: DWI breathalyzer reading .16 (double the legal limit)
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Charge: DWI breathalyzer reading .16 (double the legal limit)
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Driving violation instead of misdemeanor

Sex Crimes

Charge: Rape
Potential Sentence: Up to 7 years in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Charge: Child molestation
Potential Sentence: Up to 7 years in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Charge: Subway groping
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail & deportation
Result: Acquittal after trial.  No deportation

Charge: Public exposure (masturbation)
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Case dismissed

Charge: Patronizing a prostitute
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: ACD

Fraud

Charge: Forgery (tax documents), possession of a fraudulent instrument (tax documents)
Potential Sentence: Up to 7 years in jail
Result: Documentary and statement evidence excluded from trial due to wrongful search

Charge: Trademark counterfeiting
Potential Sentence: Up to 1 year in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Gambling

Charge: Felony gambling
Potential Sentence: Up to 4 years in jail
Result: ACD

Federal Crimes

Charge: Possession of a gun & possession with intent to sell crack cocaine
Potential Sentence: Minimum 10 years in jail
Result: Acquittal after trial

Charge: Bribery, accepting bribes as a public official, conspiracy, day care fraud
Potential Sentence: Up to 10 years in jail
Result: Probation

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana (18 kilograms)
Potential Sentence: Up to 5 years in jail
Result: Probation

Charge: Bulk cash smuggling ($200,000)
Potential Sentence: Up to 5 years in jail
Result: Probation

Charge: Felony sexual abuse on an airplane
Potential Sentence: Up to 5 years in jail
Result: Misdemeanor

Charge: Bank fraud: theft of $430,000
Potential Sentence: Up to 30 years in jail
Result: Probation

Charge:  Violation of supervised release
Potential Sentence: Up to 4 years in jail
Result: Dismissed

Civil Wrongful Arrest & Police Brutality Cases

Favorable Settlements:

Assault
Drugs (Possession, Sale)
Grand Larceny (felony theft)
Petit Larceny (misdemeanor theft)
Gun Possession
Knife Possession
Resisting Arrest
Obstruction of Governmental Administration
Trespass
Gambling
Unlicensed General Vending
Trademark Counterfeiting
Criminal Mischief (property damage)
DWI