U.S. Seeks 23-Year Term for Drug Lord

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked a judge to impose a 23-year prison sentence on Christopher M. Coke. A man, who has been described as one of the most powerful and brutal drug lords in Jamaica and whose arrest in 2010 came after a month-long manhunt that left more than 70 people dead. M...

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Queens computer teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing two elementary school students, authorities said. Wilbert Cortez, 49, allegedly touched the genitals and the buttocks of an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old over their clothes in his classroom at Public School 174 in Rego Park on at leas...

Folk Nation gang leader Devon Rodney captured by Feds

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A leader of the violent Folk Nation gang was captured Wednesday morning hiding in his girlfriend's Brooklyn apartment, authorities said. The gang leader, Devon Rodney, is being charged in a racketeering indictment for ordering gang members to kill rivals and conspiring to rob jewelry stores in Ma...

In Albany, Top Judge Seeks to Curb False Convictions

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The state's chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, said that instituting new safeguards against wrongful convictions and raising the age at which criminal defendants are considered adults should be top priorities of legislators and the legal community in New York State, reported the New York Times. Judge...

NYPD Policy for issuing DATs for Marijuana Possession

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 13, 2012 | 0 Comments It is important to note that the NYPD has set out to take a different approach on marijuana possession – a very common charge that led to a summons or a DAT. Now, the NYPD commissioner, R...

Opening statements heard at Virginia lacrosse trial

Posted by Steven G. Brill | Feb 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

Opening statements were heard today on the case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who is accused of fatally beating his ex-girlfriend in May of 2010. The prosecution and criminal defense attorney gave their statements and described the rocky relationship between the accused, Geor...

  • 3 of 4

Areas We Serve

Our firm serves clients in New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.