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Arrest Turns Into Six-Figure Settlement For Civil Rights Violation!

Queens Lawyer Todd Greenberg settled a Federal Civil Rights False Arrest case for our client who was arrested and won her case in the Criminal Court. Our client, a businesswoman from Flushing, was proceeding down Main Street with a green light in her favor when a police car ran the red-light and smashed into her vehicle. She was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The police claimed that they were responding to an emergency. At the trial in the Criminal case, Criminal Defense Lawyer Todd Greenberg, Esq. argued that the arrest was a cover-up for the improper operation of the police motor vehicle. In the middle of the criminal trial, Mr. Greenberg discovered a document that was never turned over to the defense wherein the police department found fault with the operation of the police vehicle by the police officer. Case dismissed in the middle of Trial! At the time of the arrest, our client was placed on the ground by her vehicle, handcuffed behind her back and a picture to of her was taken and published in various Chinese language newspapers, causing serious damage to our client’s reputation. A Federal Civil Rights Action for False Arrest was commenced against the police officers and the City of New York and, thereafter, settled for a six-figure amount. Instead of having a criminal record, our client had the criminal case dismissed and was paid a substantial sum of money for a violation of her civil rights. If you need help in a criminal matter, please call Criminal Defense Lawyer Todd Greenberg at 718-268-0400 or you can reach our firm, Addabbo and Greenberg, at