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NYC Petty Arrests Are on the Rise

In 2011, almost 420,000 adults were arrested for misdemeanor crimes in the state of New York. Misdemeanors are divided into two levels, and can result in up to a year in county jail. Common misdemeanors include shoplifting,…more
| Criminal Law

Minimum Mandatory Gun Sentences May Have More Flexibility Than You Think

The Sandy Hook massacre sparked a massive nationwide debate on gun laws. In New York, this resulted in the enactment of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE Act). Under the new gun…more
| Criminal Law

Fighting Crime in the 21st Century — on Facebook

With the advent of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, police have a new tool at their disposal to fight crime. Oftentimes, unsavvy criminals expose their guilt with a tweet or a status update. However, police…more
| Criminal Law

The Sad Aftermath of New York’s Rockefeller Drug Sentencing Laws

In a recent edition of National Public Radio’s Prison Time Media Project, a victim of the Rockefeller drugs laws shared his tragic story. In the late 1970s, George Prendes was a young Cuban immigrant facing eviction from his…more
| Criminal Law

Know Your Rights When You’re Under Arrest

In New York, the police take their duties very seriously — even when it comes to laughter. Long Island resident Robert Schiavelli was chuckling in his living room until police charged him with disturbing the peace…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

NYC Man Convicted Of Manslaughter After Third Trial

After a mistrial, a conviction and a successful appeal for a new trial, a New York man is behind bars for good. For nearly three decades, a fatal shooting left Atlantic City police puzzled. But in 2002, authorities finally…more
| Criminal Law

Joseph Tacopina: “Don’t Blame The Jury” For Zimmerman’s Acquittal

The highly publicized trial of George Zimmerman captured the attention of people everywhere. The jury’s decision to acquit sparked outrage among those who believe that the death of Trayvon Martin was a direct result of racial…more
| Criminal Law

The Flip Of A Coin: Alternative Currencies

Deep Web, Bitcoin, Silk Road…together, what might these words mean? Bitcoin is an open-source alternative currency that can often be used without revealing your identity…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Problem Of Prescription Drugs In New York

With the Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing (I-STOP) program, New York hopes to grapple with the problem of addicts and doctor shoppers and reduce the flow of illicit prescription drug use…more
| Criminal Law

Jury Decides Against Wrongful Death Verdict In Jackson Case

I talked earlier about the deposition of the children of Michael Jackson as part of the wrongful death action brought by their maternal grandmother, Katherine Jackson after the death of her son, pop star Michael Jackson. …more
| Personal Injury

Justice Department: What About Those Wiretaps?

In July, the Justice Department acknowledged that terrorist suspects must be notified if government surveillance programs produced evidence being used against them. The statement relates to Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi,…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

Insider Trading Fells SAC

First JPMorgan Chase agrees to accept fault for manipulating the market, then SAC Capital Advisors makes financial history the wrong way — by accepting a record $1 billion fine and agreeing to admit to insider trading charges…more
| Criminal Law, Business Torts, Securities Law

Revolving Doors: Anthony Marshall Out Again

I talked earlier about fiduciary duty and the conviction of Anthony D. Marshall, the son of Brooke Astor, on charges that he breached that duty while handling her financial affairs at the end of her life. In a six-month trial,…more
| Criminal Law

The Curious Case Concerning Edward Snowden

In June, the United States filed criminal charges against Edward J. Snowden. The charges were expected in light of the disclosure by Mr. Snowden of top secret information about United States and British domestic spying programs…more
| Criminal Law

A Whale Of A Tale: JPMorgan Accepts Fault

In a legal and regulatory scandal once described by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon as a tempest in a teapot, the bank agreed in October to pay a $100 million fine and admit wrongdoing, which is an unprecedented move the bank greatly…more
| Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law
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