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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • New York's City Council is about to vote on a new bill that will ban private business from asking potential job applicants if they have ever been convicted of a crime – until after the job offer has been made. The Bill, which is known as the "Fair Chance Act," would permit private employers to rescind a job offer if they discovered a prior conviction. To many of our clients ...
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  • A person accused by the United States of committing a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But he faces a foe of powerful might and vast resources, intent on seeing him behind bars. That individual has the right to choose the advocate he believes will most ably defend his liberty at trial. The words above come from a recent Supreme Court decision and eloquently ...
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  • In the Eastern District of New York, over the last year, judges appear to setting a stricter standard for police when considering whether or not to suppress evidence obtained in a warrantless search. In five different decisions handed down since April 24, 2013, judges have granted defendants' motions to suppress firearms obtained either through searches incident to unlawful stops or arrests ...
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  • Federal Sentencing for Drug Crime is about to get smarter; or at least that is what some people think. In what could be a significant change in the Federal Sentencing laws for drug crimes, Senator Richard Durbin sponsored a bill – "The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013" or SSA - that was introduced to the Senate in August of 2013. There is no word on if and when the bill will become ...
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