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  • Our Clients Deserve More Opportunities Post-Conviction
    Our Clients Deserve More Opportunities Post-Conviction

    The criminal law can be unforgiving. If you happen to find yourself convicted of a New York State of Federal crime – whether misdemeanor or felony – the conviction plants itself on your record forever ...

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  • When Art and Real Life Collide in the Courtroom
    When Art and Real Life Collide in the Courtroom

    The relationship between art and real life has been the source of great debate. Recently, questions surrounding the relationship between art and life have entered the courtroom – more specifically the ...

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  • An Uptick in Granting Suppression Motions: Is
    An Uptick in Granting Suppression Motions: Is "Stop and Frisk" to Blame?

    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. ...

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  • Federal Drug Sentencing is about to get Smarter: How the War on Drugs is Changing.
    Federal Drug Sentencing is about to get Smarter: How the War on Drugs is Changing.

    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 ...

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  • The Question is Just how Responsible is a Drug Seller for the Actions of a Drug User
    The Question is Just how Responsible is a Drug Seller for the Actions of a Drug User

    The death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose has triggered an interesting debate as to whether the individuals who sold Mr. Hoffman the drugs should be criminally liable for his ...

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  • Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Improper Stop and Frisk Claims
    Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Improper Stop and Frisk Claims

    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 ...

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