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June 5, 2020

If you want to change the world, you begin now and start with yourself.  If you want to change the System, you change the law's that supports it and the time to act is now.  Currently, there is legislation being proposed in congress, the "End Qualified Immunity Act" th...

April 2, 2019

Have an open criminal case in New York? You’re about to learn a whole lot more about the evidence the prosecutor has against you.

In the recent budget, legislation was passed that will require prosecutors to turn over discovery within 15 days of a person’s arraignment...

January 14, 2019

Today, a grown man cried to me.  He shed joyful tears; thankful that after 22 years he no longer has to live in the shadows for a mistake he made a lifetime ago.  Back then, facing serious felony charges, he made the fateful decision not to return to court.  Thereafter...

January 6, 2019

Every moment the police take away your freedom may later be worth money ($$$$) in civil court under a false arrest claim.  

I have developed a simple two question quiz to test if someone may have a viable false arrest claim...

THE TWO QUESTION FALSE ARREST QUIZ:

(1) Were...

December 12, 2018

Many people ask, “How do I clear my criminal record?” The question is natural and obvious.   A criminal conviction can haunt you for life; effecting job opportunities, limiting housing options, hurting your credit, being a reoccurring personal embarrassment, and much m...

December 5, 2018

She was innocently standing on the sidewalk talking with a friend when her life changed suddenly and forever. A livery cab driver lost control of his car, hopped the curb, and crashed into her.

Our client- an active mother of two who was fully employed - lost consciou...

December 3, 2018

The government can’t just take and sell your stuff after an arrest- that’s the signal the Court’s Justices gave during recent oral arguments.

The custom, officially known as civil asset forfeiture and pejoratively as policing for profit, was justified b...

November 28, 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to fight.  A recent fight I had was with a DA's office that was trying to railroad my client, an 18 year old female with no criminal record.  

While the People set about bringing attempted murder charges against my client, m...

November 21, 2018

This week, a former client sent me a recent picture of himself with his two kids along with the simple words, ‘Thanks for helping me get my boys back.’  

The client had been accused of committing a serious crime in front of his children and was thereafter arreste...

December 9, 2014

Many people have been asking me, a former prosecutor and current defense counsel to explain the Grand Jury system and how in the world the Missouri and New York Grand Juries could have reached their decisions.  Let me explain...

What is a Grand Jury?  Can I get out of i...

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