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Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • The Unconstitutionality of Setting Bail on Those Who Can't Afford it

    || 23-Aug-2016

    I remember early in my career as a public defender I appeared in night court during the arraignment shift. The purpose of arraignments in New York State Criminal Court was for a defendant to be informed of his charges and the judge to make a bail determination – or in other words, hold a bail hearing. Most Judges would set bail irrespective of a defendant’s means to post that bail. But ...
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  • Sullivan & Brill Defends Client in RICO Conspiracy

    || 5-Aug-2016

    Sullivan & Brill is now defending a client charged in a criminal indictment in the SDNY charging alleged members of organized crime families with a RICO conspiracy. The charges included accusations of Health Care Fraud, Illegal Sports Gambling, Unstamped Cigarette Distribution, Firearm Possession, and Extortion. The case involves alleged criminal acts by different organized crime families like ...
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