Excessive 52 Years'-Life Sentence Reduced

On December 26, 2019,  the Appellate Division, First Department, reduced E.M.’s sentence in the interest of justice. E.M. had previously been sentenced to an aggregate term of 52 years to life, the maximum sentence allowable under the law, for charges related to burglary and assault.  The Court reduced his sentence to the minimum possible sentence of 20 years to life.  Megan D. Byrne represented E.M. on appeal.