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Blog Posts in 2013

  • The Holiday Season is Upon Us and So Too Come DWI Arrests

    || 27-Nov-2013

    The holiday season is upon us. This means family dinners, office parties, social gathering and lots of travel. But at the same time, the holiday season here in New York means something else for the NYPD: a time of increased number of DWI checkpoints, car stops for all types and traffic infractions and a prioritized focus on making DWI arrests. Needless to say that being arrested for a DWI crime is ...
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  • The dangerous reality of civil forfeiture At Sullivan Brill, we have noticed a disturbing and escalating trend: more and more individuals, not accused of any crime, are finding their cars, bank accounts, homes even "approximately 81,454 cans of baby formula" seized by the government with little or no due process. At Sullivan Brill we represent clients victimized by the government's ...
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  • In an effort to minimize what are considered excessive prison sentences and help reduce prison overcrowding, federal judges and prosecutors are collaborating on programs that have been adopted at the state level in a growing number of states. The special treatment programs are meant to minimize what had long been considered significant prison times for defendants who are drug addicted, The New ...
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  • The issue of how bail is determined and how bail is paid were addressed this week. The Conference of Chief Justices just adopted a new resolution calling for an overhaul to the way in which individual states’ court systems determine bail for their pre-trial defendants. Also, a pilot program implemented with the New York Criminal Court has been expanded to allow for some credit card bail ...
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  • The issue of how bail is determined and how bail is paid were addressed this week. The Conference of Chief Justices just adopted a new resolution calling for an overhaul to the way in which individual states’ court systems determine bail for their pre-trial defendants. Also, a pilot program implemented with the New York Criminal Court has been expanded to allow for some credit card bail ...
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  • Google asks "Where's Your Warrant?"

    || 27-Jan-2013

    Google, Inc., the internet giant, recently announced that it would require warrants from law enforcement officers before releasing information relating to its e-mail service, Gmail, or any data stored through its cloud service. The announcement came within days of Google’s most recent “transparency report,” ( ...
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