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  • Parolees Can Now Vote in New York
    Parolees Can Now Vote in New York

    If you have been convicted of a felony , and are now on post-release supervision after serving a state jail sentence, you are free to vote. The right to vote is a sacred one. For years, those who have ...

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  • Sealing Criminal Records in New York
    Sealing Criminal Records in New York

    There is finally some good news when it comes to criminal justice reform. A bill just signed by Governor Cuomo, entitled CPL §160.59, gives a court the discretion to seal up to 2 convictions for all ...

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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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  • What Happened to Getting a Second Chance?
    What Happened to Getting a Second Chance?

    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 ...

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  • Understanding Bail in New York
    Understanding Bail in New York

    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 ...

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  • Joseph Sullivan & Steven Brill Selected by Super Lawyers for 2015
    Joseph Sullivan & Steven Brill Selected by Super Lawyers for 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 ...

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