The New York Post printed a full page article yesterday on the dismissal of the bus matron case that was defended by New York criminal defense firm Tilem & Campbell. As explained in our last blog the case involved a school bus matron charged in Brooklyn Criminal Court with failing to assist and taunting an autistic boy as he banged his head against a school bus window in Brooklyn.
Kings County Criminal Court Judge Gilbert Hong dismissed all charges against the bus matron earlier this week after criminal defense lawyers Peter Tilem and Peter Tilem argued that the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office had violated the bus matron’s speedy trial rights during the three and a half years that the case was pending.
Tilem & Campbell had this case effectively dismissed back in 2006 after another Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge suppressed the tape recordings as illegal wiretap evidence but the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court reversed and the case was eventually scheduled for trial. The Brooklyn DA’s office then failed to be ready for trial on four different occasions in Court leading to the dismissal, this week. Contact Tilem & Campbell for more information or for a free consultation on any criminal case.