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September 12, 2018

DA Vance Moves to Dismiss 3,000 Marijuana Cases in Manhattan Criminal Court Click For More

As Your Honor knows, we stand here today to address the more than 3,000 open Criminal Court bench warrants for cases my Office no longer prosecutes: marijuana possession and smoking, under Penal Laws 221.10(1), a class B misdemeanor, or PL 221.05, a violation.

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September 10, 2018

DA Vance Delivers Remarks at the International Association of Prosecutors Conference in Johannesburg Click For More

Today in the United States, prosecutorial independence is under attack as at few times in our nation's history. And the principal reason is not hard to discern: we have a President with very expansive views of his power, who chafes under constitutional and normative restraints, and who is himself under investigation.

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May 14, 2018

Testimony Before City Council Justice System and Finance Committees on FY19 Executive Budget Click For More

Thank you, on behalf of District Attorney Vance, for holding today’s hearing and affording me the opportunity to speak with you about our Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget.

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April 16, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Testimony Before City Council Committee on the Justice System Click For More

"According to Cornell University’s Worker Institute, wage theft in New York accounts for nearly $1 billion in lost wages each year and affects tens of thousands of workers – that’s close to $20 million per week."

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April 10, 2018

DA Vance Announces Investment of $7.2 Million in New Yorkers Reentering Their Communities After Incarceration Click For More

"We should firmly and finally acknowledge that when we play a role in sending someone to prison, we own some of the responsibility for what happens when they get out."

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March 12, 2018

Testimony before City Council Public Safety and Finance Committees: FY19 Preliminary Budget Click For More

Good afternoon Chairmen Richards and Lancman, and members of the Committees on Public Safety and the Justice System. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about my Office’s Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget.


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office4 days ago
🏅 Last night Assistant D.A. Antoinette Carter earned New York County Lawyers Association’s Public Service Award for her decades of tireless service on behalf of crime survivors. ADA Carter recently secured the convictions of all three defendants involved in the brutal murder of Joseph Comunale.