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Blog Posts in 2015

  • What Happened to Getting a Second Chance?

    || 23-Nov-2015

    In 1993, a 25 year old woman living in New York pleaded guilty to bank fraud, and received one day in jail, six months of house arrest, and four years of probation. She did her time, began to pursue nursing school, and was able to move forward and put the whole incident behind her - or so she thought. In 2010, while in her last semester of college, the woman filed a petition for expungement of her ...
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  • Understanding Bail in New York

    || 14-Oct-2015

    When it comes to the inner-workings of the criminal justice system, there is no other component more integral but less understood than bail. The main reason for this confusion is that each state has its own way of handling the bail process. For example in New York State, bail is typically imposed in 2 forms: cash or bond. In other words, following a bail hearing or an arraignment, a judge will set ...
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  • Joseph Sullivan & Steven Brill Selected by Super Lawyers for 2015

    || 7-Oct-2015

    Sullivan & Brill, LLP, a New York City based personal injury and criminal defense law firm with offices in Puerto Rico, is pleased to announce that its founding partners, Joseph Sullivan and Steven Brill, have been selected as Super Lawyers for 2015. Both Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Brill were named New York Metro Area Super Lawyers for the second consecutive year in the categories of ...
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  • Sullivan & Brill, LLP is pleased to announce a positive development in the case of Vitaly Korchevsky, our Ukrainian client who is currently charged with cybercrimes and insider trading. On the morning of August 26, Attorney Steven Brill, against considerable resistance from the Honorable Raymond Dearie, successfully argued for the bail release of Mr. Korchevsky until the start of his criminal ...
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  • Prison and Sentence Reform on the Horizon

    || 17-Jul-2015

    When it comes to prison and sentence reform, the winds of change are starting to blow. Recently a small number of non-violent, drug offenders were granted clemency from serving multi-year and life sentences and yesterday, for the first time ever, a sitting President visited a federal prison. Also, perhaps for the first time, the President publicly recognized that sentences for nonviolent crimes ...
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  • Last month, TV viewers were captivated by HBO's true crime documentary series, The Jinx, and its enigmatic subject, real estate heir and three-time alleged murderer, Robert Durst. Among them was Attorney Steven Brill, who has now lent his legal insight on the series' shocking, final "confession" to Huffington Post. In the final moments of The Jinx, Robert Durst exits an interview ...
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  • The Huffington Post has published a new and thoughtful piece by Attorney Steven Brill. The article, "Everybody Deserves a Second Chance, Right?" explores new efforts on the state and federal level to help make those with a criminal record more employable—and the many obstacles those individuals still face. In the piece, Attorney Brill details recent measures taken all over the ...
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