Notable Decisions and Other News


Case Remanded for Youthful Offender Determination

December 16, 2015

Shanice Lormil was convicted, after a jury trial, of gang assault in the second degree.  Although the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed her conviction on December 16, 2015, the Court agreed that the record did not "demonstrate that the Supreme Court considered whether to adjudicate the defendant a youthful offender." Accordingly,the Court vacated Ms. Lormil's sentence and remanded the case for resentencing, to be preceded by a determination as to whether she should be granted youthful offender status.  

John Latella briefed and argued the case on behalf of Appellate Advocates.