Client had money taken from him after traffic stop. Government refused to give it back, claiming it had a "scent" of marijuana and thus illegal connected to crime. We challenged the asset forfeiture and got it all back.
Client was charged with illegal use of a laser pointer; specifically, it was alleged he targeted an aircraft with the laser. Client faced up to five years in prison. we argued for much less and the judge eventually gave him one year.
Mr. Capozzi was one of two attorneys working on this case. He was in charge of the research and writing portion. After a lengthy jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty — Client had been charged with murder.
State police illegal took clients money after simple traffic stop (asset forfeiture). We filed a claim for return of the property with the Drug Enforcement Administration. They initially refused to give it back but after presenting our case, all the money was returned.
Client charged with illegal reentry into the United States. Was facing three years in prison. We argued for nine months, which is what he received.
Client was charged with having violated his supervised release and was facing up to five years in prison. We argued that he deserved credit for time served and that he should receive no more time. The judge agreed with us and he received credit for time served, no additional time, and immediately after sentencing was a free man.
Client was charged with illegal possession of an assault weapon after being arrested for a DUI. District attorney refused to settle case. We filed several motions to the trial and appellate court that eventually led to all the evidence being suppressed (thrown out) due to the illegal search and seizure. Case was dismissed.
High publicity case where client was charged with solicitation for murder. Despite strong surveillance evidence client received the minimum punishment and time served.