In the latest round of the battle against Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD and their stop and frisk policy, a federal judge granted class-action status to several thousand New York citizens who claim that they were illegally stopped and/or frisked. This decision comes on the heels of a report by the NYCLU who has found that the number of stops and/or frisks by the NYPD has drastically increased on a year over year basis. The federal judge out of the SDNY called the City's attitude towards stops and frisks "cavalier."
The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Sullivan & Brill, LLP handle illegal stop and frisk matters routinely. In any criminal matter where contraband is recovered from the defendant, a stop and frisk issue may very well arise.
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