Lesser Included Offenses

August 4, 2015

In many cases when you are charged with a crime, you may notice that there are also a number of other, similar charges against you.  You may ask, why am I being charged for multiple crimes following a single incident?  For example, if you are charged with the class A misdemeanor of assault in the […]


New York City Intoxilyzer Breath Testing Records Now Available Online!

May 9, 2015
NYPD Intoxilyzer

All NYPD Intoxilyzer records are now available to the public.  Following our lengthy legal battle, Perlmutter & McGuinness, P.C is now exclusively hosting all of the maintenance, repair and calibration records for the Intoxilyzer 5000EN breath testing machines used by the NYPD.  We currently have all records from January 2008 to August 2012, and will be adding records […]


Why We Represent Akhror Saidakhmetov

April 7, 2015
Akhror Saidakhmetov

Over the past month, the press and individuals from around the world have asked how we could represent Akhror Saidakhmetov, a 19-year-old Brooklyn resident from Kazakhstan accused of attempting to join ISIS.  We wanted to set the records straight with a simple answer:  It is our privilege to be assigned to represent Akhror.  This case […]


Breathalyzer Records Granted in Bronx DWI Case

January 16, 2015
NYPD Intoxilyzer

Today we received a Decision and Order from the Bronx County Criminal Court granting our discovery requests for all materials related to the Intoxilyzer 5000EN machine used to test our client’s breath on the night of his arrest.  As with many DWI cases, the prosecutor fiercely resisted our attempts to see the documents related to […]


The Passing of our Friend and Client, Sharrif Wilson

January 11, 2015

On January 10, 2015, Sharrif Wilson died at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan. Sharrif’s passing comes almost a year after his exoneration and release from prison where he spent almost 23 years for three murders he did not commit. Over the past few years, we have been fortunate to spend time with Sharrif and get […]


Appellate Court Rules Breathalyzer Materials Must be Disclosed

December 11, 2014

Earlier today the New York State First Appellate Division affirmed the lower court and ordered that the NYPD turn over the breathalyzer maintenance records we have been fighting for.  Today’s decision found the NYPD’s claims that the release of the documents would interfere with pending DWI matters completely unsupported. We began this fight over two […]


“A View from the Bench”: Observations on an Oral Argument

December 2, 2014

To view an event “from the bench” in sport means watching from the sidelines. On November18th , I had the privilege of watching from the sidelines as Daniel McGuinness capably argued an important Freedom of Information Law case before the New York Appellate Division – First Department: Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter, P.C. v. […]


Discovery Decision Uncovers Prosecutorial Wrongdoing

November 12, 2014

After nearly a year of stalling, the New York County District Attorney’s Office has finally asked the NYPD what New York law has required for decades: Has the breath machine in a specific case ever been repaired? However, when the answer is “Yes”, the Manhattan DA’s Office is still trying to avoid fulfilling its legal […]