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Blog Posts in January, 2014

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  • If Congress Fail to Act, the Attorney General Says Low-Level Non-Violent Drug Prisoner Can Ask for and Expect Clemency.
    If Congress Fail to Act, the Attorney General Says Low-Level Non-Violent Drug Prisoner Can Ask for and Expect Clemency.

    Although 2014 is only weeks old, the Obama administration is making good on its promise to use the power of the executive branch to advance the President’s policy agenda when Congress will not, or is ...

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  • Not so Fast! Federal Government Ordered to Return Seized Money
    Not so Fast! Federal Government Ordered to Return Seized Money

    The federal government wields tremendous power when it comes to civil or criminal asset forfeiture laws. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 981, permits the government to seize "any property, real or personal, ...

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  • Did Chris Christie Commit Crimes in New Jersey?
    Did Chris Christie Commit Crimes in New Jersey?

    The following blog post was written by Kenneth Del Vecchio, a well-respected New Jersey criminal defense Attorney, a former New Jersey Judge, a legal book author, a prolific filmmaker, and a good ...

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  • POVENTUD v. CITY OF NEW YORK: GOOD NEWS FOR SOMEAND POSSIBLE STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON.
    POVENTUD v. CITY OF NEW YORK: GOOD NEWS FOR SOMEAND POSSIBLE STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON.

    A sharply divided Second Circuit Court of Appeals (9-6) issued a decision in Poventud v. City of New York , et al that clarified the Circuits understanding and application of Heck v. Humphrey, 512 ...

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  • STOP THE PRESSES! LET
    STOP THE PRESSES! LET"S WAIT FOR THE EVIDENCE: DA Oversteps Boundaries in Announcing Arrest of 106 NY Police Officers and Firefighters

    STOP THE PRESSES! LET”S WAIT FOR THE EVIDENCE DA Oversteps Boundaries in Announcing Arrest of 106 NY Police Officers and Firefighters Certainly, a hot button issue in New York City has been, and will ...

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  • Your family member has been arrested by the NYPD, what should you expect between arrest and arraignment?
    Your family member has been arrested by the NYPD, what should you expect between arrest and arraignment?

    Odds are the call will come at the most inopportune time – middle of night, during your work day. The important thing to do is to get information that will help an attorney help your family member as ...

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