Significant Cases

Below are just a few of the results of Mr. Bondy’s dedicated advocacy:

• Gaard Biopharma Inc, Client granted one of 15 NYS CBD processing licenses, out of a pool of 352 applicants.

• Bedessee Disribution Corp., Client granted one of 15 NYS CBD processing licenses, out of a pool of 352 applicants.

• People v. MN, Dismissal of attempted murder and all other charges, due to prosecutorial misconduct in attempting to manipulate speedy trial exclusions, New York County.

• People. v DS, Trial acquittal for persistent violent felony offender, aided by police misconduct in collection of evidence, New York County.

• United States v. IO, Federal trial acquittal in Nigerian “advance fee” fraud prosecution.

•United States v. HDR, Federal entrapment acquittal in prosecution charging conspiracy to defraud the United States Attorney’s Office.

• United States v. WPG, Federal dismissal of two successive complaints charging Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) fraud.

• Burden v United States, Post-conviction vacating of client’s life-without-parole sentence, pursuant to 28 USC 2255, and re-sentencing to 30 years.

• United States v. Mikhael, Downward variance to fifteen (15) months imprisonment, after defendant lost federal trial in a 6.5 ton marijuana distribution case.

• United States v. Haberstroh, Downward variance to thirty-six (36) months imprisonment, for leader of long-ranging federal marijuana cultivation conspiracy, arrested with over 2,000 plants under cultivation.

• United States v. Pastor Perafan-Homen, Successfully argued international treaty limitation on sentence for extradited defendant, convicted in federal court of leading 28 ton cocaine and money laundering conspiracy.

• United States v. Peter Gotti, Successfully argued against upward departure to life in prison for alleged head of Gambino Crime Family, convicted of federal racketeering charges and conspiring to murder Sammy “The Bull Gravano.”

• People v Posner, NYS Appellate Division (1st Dept.) affirming the release of money from seized funds alleged to be criminal proceeds, to pay defendants’ attorneys’ fees, investigator fees, accountant’s fees, and living expenses.

• People v. DH, Negotiated misdemeanor, fine and no forfeiture for defendant found with over 1,200 marijuana plants under cultivation in his commercial warehouse.

• People v. RD, Trial acquittal of defendant alleged to have assaulted two NYPD officers, followed by federal civil rights settlement.

• People v TF, Trial acquittal of parent alleged to have assaulted minor child.

• United States v. Casallas-Orjuela, Federal Fatico hearing victory, and downward departure from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 108-135 months’ imprisonment to sentence of 60 months.

• United States v. Centeno, Downward variance from United States Sentencing Guidelines career offender range of 262-327 months’ imprisonment to sentence of 121 months.

• United States v. Fargas, Downward departure from United States Sentencing Guideline range of 168-210 months’ imprisonment to sentence of 24 months.

• United States v. Giampa, Downward variance from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 70-87 months to sentence of 17 months’ (“time served”) imprisonment.

• United States v. Marrero, Downward variance from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 360-life to sentence of 120 months’ imprisonment.

• United States v. Menoria, After winning remand from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, downward variance from original sentence of 41 months to 15 months’ imprisonment.

• United States v. Montoya, Downward departure from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 168-210 months to sentence of 36 months (“time served”).

• United States v. Prieto, Downward departure from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 70-87 months’ imprisonment to sentence of 14 months (“time served”).

• United States v. Ramirez, Downward departure from United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 324-405 months’ imprisonment to sentence of 36 months (“time served”).

Joseph A. Bondy

Joseph A. Bondy is a criminal defense and cannabis business attorney in Manhattan. A graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Bondy is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Over the past twenty-four years, he has represented more than one thousand individuals at all stages of litigation, including dozens of federal and state cannabis clients.

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