Trial Case Successes

Trial Case Successes

These are just a summary of typical court trial successes:



State vs. J.V.

Diversionary Treatment

Client charged in Bergen County Superior Court for theft and CDS offenses related to oxycontin. Charges issued in 2 separate towns were downgraded to municipal court. Motion to consolidate all charges into one court granted. Client given 6 months of diversion program - All non drug related charges held in abeyance and are scheduled to be dismissed in 6 months.

State vs. R.B.

NJ Superior Court Morris County - State Grand Jury Case

Client charged in with First Degree Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity (money laundering), Second Degree False Representation for Government Contract, Second Degree Theft by Deception (2 counts), Second Theft of Services, Second Degree Misconduct by Corporate official. State offered client a plea of 8 years in jail without parole. Motions were filed attacking the validity and legality of the charges in the indictment. Court dismissed 5 out of 6 charges. The only charge left is a theft of services charge where the alleged corporate victim has provided an affidavit that the defendant did not commit a crime against the alleged corporate victim.

Case Dismissed Pretrial

USA vs. J.F

Federal District Court - New Jersey - Probation vs. Prison

Client pled guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute oxycodone. Federal sentencing guidelines called for 46 months to 57 months in prison. Court granted variance motion made by defense counsel and sentenced client to probation.

State vs. B.J

Lyndhurst Municipal Court

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Client accepted into Conditional Discharge Program - all charges will be dismissed after 6 months.

State vs. DG

Bergen County Superior Court - Probation not Prison.

White Collar Defense - Client charged with 2nd Deg. Misconduct of Corporate Official and 2nd Deg. Theft by Deception. $398,000 alleged fraud - 10 year maximum prison sentence - Convinced prosecutor to allow client into PTI - a diversionary program. All charges to be dismissed - Client will have no criminal record.

State VS. B.J.

Lyndhurst Municipal Court

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Client accepted into Conditional Discharge Program - all charges will be dismissed after 6 months.

State vs. L.F.

Union Municipal Court

DWI Client with .14% BAC reading receives reduced 3 month NJ License suspension (rather than a 7 month suspension), minimum fines, all other tickets dismissed. After Thomas Ambrosio makes successful legal attack of Alcotest procedures.

State vs. M.L.

Client had 4 criminal complaints – possession of heroin, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a stun gun and 4 motor vehicle tickets.

Client plead to failure to make a lawful disposition of drugs and a 2 point ticket. All other charges dismissed, 1 year probation, partial waiver of mandatory fines, no drivers license suspension.
Clifton Municipal Court

State vs. A.P-T

Client was accused of 5 counts including conspiracy – second degree, maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility – first degree, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance with intent to Distribute – first degree, Possession of a Control Dangerous Substance – Third Degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree, Money Laundering – Third Degree,

Case dismissed with prejudice.
Passaic County Superior Court

USA vs. M.V.

Client was involved in a 25 kilo cocaine conspiracy and arrested with $500,000 cash and captured on wire tap. He had 7 prior criminal convictions and was facing 20 year mandatory minimum sentence and life in prison if convicted at trial. US Probation and the government requested a 140 month sentence. At sentencing the Court was persuaded to grant client a variance based upon the argument that client had a severe drug addiction which was used by the Government’s cooperating witness to entice client into participating in a large drug deal. The Court ended up imposing a 96 month sentence, a huge reduction of prison time.

Southern District of New York


State vs. Rorys V.

Client charged with $8,000.00 theft. Case was dismissed.


USA vs. Santagelo

Doctor Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Accepting $1.8 Million in Bribes for Test Referrals

Practice Area: Medicare Healthcare Fraud

Date: July 08, 2015


State vs. Wisnewski

DWI trial – client charged with DWI. Client was given improper prescribed dosage of Ambien. Client consented to blood test. Municipal court denies defendant’s motion to suppress illegal warrant-less taking of blood. Case appealed to Superior Court – DWI is Dismissed

Practice Area:DUI & DWI

Date: Nov 05, 2014

Union County Superior Court


USA vs. Chung

Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, Wire Fraud, – 9 week federal trial – Hung Jury – client Not Convicted, client alleged to have confessed to FBI Agent – 1,000s of pages of documents, 9 co-defendants testified against client at trial. Government sought 5 years federal prison. Client ultimately agreed to a sentence of house arrest. On house arrest client was allowed to leave home to work, attend church, seek medical attention.

Practice Area:Federal Crime

Date:Jul 18, 2013

District of New Jersey


USA vs. Gumbs

Complex Federal RICO case – represented leader of one of the largest gangs in New Jersey – 100s of hours of wire tap conversations –The racketeering conspiracy count to which Gumbs pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Reduced a 20 year sentence by a full 6 years.


USA vs. Hassan Fahim

Eastern District of NY – Money Laundering charges – Client accused of laundering $600,000 in cash while attempting to board a plane bound for Egypt. Government plea offer called for over 1 year federal prison, a loss at trial would have resulted in a 5 year prison sentence. Jury found client NOT GUILTY of all counts.

Practice Area:Federal Crime

Date:Jul 23, 2003

US District Court, Brooklyn

USA vs Brugat

Federal Court – Tampa, FL – 2500 kilo cocaine case – client facing life in prison – negotiated very favorable plea of 10 years

USA vs Nowak

Complex Mortgage Fraud – 50,000 pages of documents –


State vs. Jesus Suarez

Death Penalty Double Homocide Trial – full acquittal – 22 counts Not Guilty – one of the few attorneys in the state on NJ (perhaps the country) to get a complete Not Guilty verdict on a Death Penalty case. Thomas Ambrosio fights hard and does not back down.

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Date:Jun 30, 1995

Essex County Superior Court, Newark NJ