Our Results

At the Law Office of Andres J. Bermudez Hallstrom, we have spent more than six years achieving results for our Clients in both criminal and civil cases. Click below for a sampling of the positive results we have earned for our Clients over the years.

2010 – 2011 ~•~ 2012 – 2013
2014 – 2015 ~•~ 2016 – 2017


2010 – 2011

Client charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Co-defendant admitted drugs belonged to him. Result: Charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Assault 3º and Harassment 2º. Complainant did not wish to go forward. Result: Charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Sexual Assault 3º. Our research indicated complainant mixed illegal drugs and alcohol with hallucinogenic medication. Result: Charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Permitting Consumption of Alcohol in Unlicensed Premises. Moved to dismiss due to law not being applicable to store clerks. Result: Charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Assault 3º and Resisting Arrest. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time. No criminal record.

Client charged with Criminal Contempt 2º, Attempted Petit Larceny, Harassment 2º. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Petit Larceny for allegedly stealing $850 from cash register at work. Result: Reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, and case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Contempt 2º and Stalking 4º. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Contempt 2º and Stalking 3º. Result: Reduced to Harassment violation. No jail time and case sealed.

Client charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Littering on Highway. Result: Reduced to Driving While Ability Impaired traffic infraction. No jail time, no criminal record.

Client charged with Assault 3º and Menacing 2º against family member. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Landlord client wanted to evict non-paying nuisance tenants. Result: Client granted eviction after 2-day trial and over six hours of testimony.

Client charged with Unlawful Imprisonment 2º, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Forcible Touching. Result: Client granted dismissal of all charges after adjournment, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Contempt 2º, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º. Result: Charges reduced to Harassment 2º and Disorderly Conduct  violations. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was bar bouncer charged with Assault 3º after defending himself from unruly patron. Result: Not guilty verdict after week-long Jury Trial.

Client was son of landlord charged with Criminal Mischief 4º and Harassment 2º after allegedly breaking window in dispute with tenants. Result: Criminal charge satisfied by plea to Harassment 2º violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was 16 year-old charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5º and one count Criminal Trespass 3º for allegedly stealing property from inside parked cars. Result: Reduction to one count of Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Assault 3º. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Landlord client sued in neighboring city by previously evicted tenants for alleged “retaliatory eviction”. Result: Case dismissed on motion. Decision published here.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4º. Result: Made motion to suppress evidence, resulting in reduction of charges by the DA to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Petit Larceny and Making a False Written Statement during the investigation. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.


2012 – 2013

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs misdemeanor. Result: Reduction to DWAI traffic infraction and Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record.

Client charged with Resisting Arrest after absconding from juvenile detention and being taxed by Police. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º and Drinking Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. Bench Warrant issued after client failed to appear. Result: Charges reduced to Unlawful Possession of Marihuana violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Home Improvement Contracting without a License (misdemeanor) and seven Transportation Law violations. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct and two Transportation Law violations. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was juvenile charged with Assault 3º and Harassment 2º. Result: Complainant recanted on morning of trial. Charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3º. Investigation revealed license was suspended in error by DMV. Result: Case dismissed and sealed.

Client charged with Public Lewdness. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Co-counsel for client charged with Possession of sexual performance by child (E Felony). Result: Charges reduced to Misdemeanor. Client classified as Level 1 (lowest level) offender after Sex Offender Registration Act hearing.

Client charged with Petit Larceny. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Juvenile client charged with Making Graffiti and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º misdemeanor and Trespass violation. Result: Charge reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. 1 year Conditional Discharge. No fine, no jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Mischief 4º. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Obstruction Of Breathing Or Blood Circulation and Criminal Contempt 2º. Child present during altercation. CPS investigated matter. Result: Charges reduced to Harassment 2º violation. 1 year Conditional Discharge. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Landlord client wanted to evict tenant who forged guarantor’s signature on lease and abandoned dog inside property. Result: Money Judgment and Warrant of Eviction granted. Dog saved by Animal Control.

Client charged with Home Improvement Contracting without a License (misdemeanor). Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. 1 year Conditional Discharge with promise not to engage in unlicensed contracting. No fine, no jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was mentally delayed victim of abuse charged with Forcible Touching after touching woman he mistook for his girlfriend. Result: Charges dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD). No criminal record and case sealed.

Client was on Felony Probation and charged with Attempted Assault 3º. Complainant repeatedly harassed our client. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial. All charges dismissed and case sealed.

Landlord wanted non-paying tenants evicted. Tenants filed Order to Show Cause challenging issuance of Warrant of Eviction. Result: Money Judgment and second Warrant of Eviction. Tenants evicted.

Co-counsel on case of daycare owner repeatedly harassed by neighboring property owners. Result: Pre-trial settlement. Our client now owns a chain of daycare centers.


2014 – 2015

Client was charged with Harassment 2º over real estate dispute while in State Prison. Client had allegedly asked friend to take photos of property in dispute. Result: Case dismissed after motion. Case sealed.

Client was charged with Assault 3º and Criminal Mischief 4º against family member. Client also charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 2º, a charge requiring Probation or Jail sentence. Result: Complainant failed to appear at trial on domestic charges. Assisted client in clearing up driver’s license. Driving charged reduced to traffic infraction. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Home Improvement Contracting without a License (misdemeanor). Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. 1 year Conditional Discharge with promise not to engage in unlicensed contracting. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation and Criminal Mischief 4º. Result: Charges dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD). No criminal record and case sealed.

Client charged with Unlawful Imprisonment 2º, Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2º, Criminal Mischief 4º, and Resisting Arrest. Result: Reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No jail time, no criminal record, and case sealed.

Client charged with Petit Larceny. Result: Client granted Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) after performing 30 hours of Community Service. No criminal record and case sealed.

Co-counsel for Client charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4º (gravity knives). Result: Reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. No fine, surcharge only. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º. Result: Charge reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation. 1 year Conditional Discharge with drug treatment. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Petit Larceny. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation with 1 year Conditional Discharge. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2º, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct. Result: Charges reduced to two counts of Disorderly Conduct violation. No fine, surcharge only. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Trespass 2º. Client was homeless and snuck into abandoned building to stay warm during winter night. Result: Charge reduced to Trespass violation. Time served for 2 days in jail. No criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Alcohol Chemical Test, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3º, Unlicensed Operation, No Seat Belt. Result: Client found not to have refused during DMV hearing, avoiding 1-year revocation of license. Charges reduced to Driving While Ability Impaired traffic infraction. Client received 1 year Conditional Discharge with DWI conditions and only 90 day license suspension. No jail, no criminal record.

Client charged with two counts of Criminal Trespass 2º at SUNY Purchase dorms. Result: Charge reduced to Trespass violation with 1 year Conditional Discharge and fine. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was honorably discharged Marine Corps Combat Veteran charged with Leaving Scene of a Personal Injury Accident (misdemeanor). Result: On eve of trial, charge reduced to Traffic Infraction of Leaving Scene of Property Damage Accident. One year Conditional Discharge with fine and 50 hours of Community Service. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2º, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and three Traffic Infractions for refusing to cooperate with Police Officer during traffic stop. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly violation and two Traffic Infractions.  No jail time, 1-year Conditional Discharge, fine. No criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2º for refusing to provide pedigree information during booking. Result: Case dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal and 35 hours of Community Service. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (misdemeanor), Unlicensed Operation, and Driving Left of Pavement Markings. Client originally arrested in 1992. Client had been in State Prison on unrelated charges and released without bring brought to Court for these charges. Result: Motion to dismiss for violation of speedy trial rights was granted. Case dismissed, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Criminal Mischief 4º for allegedly breaking car window, and subsequently charged with Criminal Contempt 1º felony in related case. Result: Charges reduced to Harassment 2º violation. Client paid fine and restitution with Permanent Order of Protection. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with two counts Driving While Intoxicated and two counts of Leaving Scene of a Property Damage Accident for allegedly driving drunk and hitting vehicles in three municipalities. Result: On eve of trial, charges reduced to one count of Driving While Ability Impaired traffic infraction, and two counts of Leaving Scene of a Property Damage Accident. One year Conditional Discharge with DWI conditions and fine. No criminal record.

Client charged with Menacing 2º for threatening parents during episode of bipolar mania. Result: Charge reduced to Harassment 2º violation with fine only. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Without Insurance. Client had insurance, but accidentally plead guilty, resulting in license revocation. Result: Case dismissed after motion to dismiss. Client’s license restored by DMV.

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4º, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, two Traffic Infractions. Result: Client granted Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) for Marihuana charge. Remaining charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation and Parking Ticket. One year Conditional Discharge with fines. No jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Harassment 2º–Physical Contact after domestic incident. Client had cell phone video of complainant assaulting him. Result: Case dismissed and sealed after complainant did not appear for trial. No criminal record.

Client charged in Federal Court for Harassment 2º after domestic incident at West Point. Complainant admitted to being under influcene of medication at time of incident. Result: Case dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. No jail time, no fine, no criminal record, case sealed.

Landlord client wanted to evict tenant after end of lease. Tenants appeared to have been running illegal restaurant/social club in apartment. Result: Case resolved by stipulation. Tenants paid Use and Occupancy and left property prior to eviction.

Client charged with two counts of Assault 3º against ex-girlfriend. Result: Case dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. No jail time, no fine, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and License Plate Missing. Result: Charges reduced to Driving While Ability Impaired traffic infraction. Fine and 1-year Conditional Discharge with DWI conditions and 90-day license suspension. No jail time, no criminal record.

Client was civilian employee of law enforcement agency charged with Petit Larceny. Result: Case dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal after 30 hours of Community Service. No jail time, no fine, no criminal record, case sealed.


2016 – 2017

Client charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7º, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3º, Operating Vehicle While Using Cell Phone. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation and Traffic Infraction. Fines only, no jail time, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Speeding and Following Too Close, traffic infractions with 10 points that would have resulted in license revocation. Result: Charges reduced to no-point Traffic Violation with fine and Point Reduction Course. No license suspension or revocation.

Client charged with Aggravated  Unlicensed Operation 2º (mandatory jail or probation), Circumventing Ignition Interlock, and other traffic offenses. Result: Charges reduced to Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3º with a fine and no jail or probation time).

Client was a youth charged with Menacing for allegedly pointing a fake firearm out of a car window. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct violation with no jail and no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was a “sovereign citizen” charged with Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2º, Possession of a Forged Instrument 3º, and several Traffic Misdemeanors and Infractions. Result: Charges reduced to Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3º and Disorderly Conduct. Client received a fine and Conditional Discharge. No jail or probation time.

Client was charged with six Class E felonies after allegedly finding a lost purse and forgetting to hand it over to the Police. Client was facing possibility of 1-4 years in State Prison. Result: Charges reduced to one count of Disorderly Conduct Violation. Client was sentenced to a  Conditional Discharge and a fine. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client was charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument 3º after allegedly attempting to cash a forged check. Result: Charges reduced to one count of Disorderly Conduct Violation. Client was sentenced to a  Conditional Discharge and a fine. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

Client charged with Operating Heavy Duty Vehicle Without Heavy Duty Emissions Inspection. Result: Charges dismissed upon motion due to jurisdictional error. Case sealed.

Client was charged with Displaying Forged Vehicle Inspection Certificate misdemeanor. Client was scammed by unauthorized inspection station. Result: Charges reduced to traffic infraction of Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. Client was sentenced to a fine. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.

International student was charged with Operating with Suspended Motor Vehicle Registration misdemeanor. Result: Charges reduced to Operating Unregistered Vehicle infraction. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed, student visa preserved.

Client was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 5º, a misdemeanor. Result: Charges dismissed after Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) upon proof of employment. No criminal record and case sealed.

Clients were Tenants who owed $24,000 in back rent on property damaged by Hurricane Irene. Result: After filing of Answer and Counterclaims, Landlord settled for $6,000 and allowed Tenants to stay in property for two more months.

Client was charged with Operating with Suspended Registration (misdemeanor) and Operating without Insurance. Client faced a revocation of their license for at least one year if convicted. Result: All charges dismissed after proving client had insurance and registration was suspended due to DMV error.

Client was Tenant owed $13,600 security deposit on property being foreclosed on. Landlord has failed to provide deposit to previous Tenant as well. Result: Recovered $11,600 from Landlord in pre-trial settlement.

Client charged with shoplifting mints and feminine hygiene products. Result: Charges reduced to Disorderly Conduct with fine and Conditional Discharge. No jail, no criminal record, case sealed.