In Matter of Brianna L., 2012 NY Slip Op 09066 (2d Dept 12/28/2012), the Appellate Division, Second Department held that Family Court judges have authority to modify criminal court orders of protection that...

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  In People v Pealer (2013 NY Slip Op 1019 ), the Court of Appeals held that “records pertaining to the routine inspection, maintenance and calibration of breathalyzer machines” are nontestimonial evidence and so are...

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I was caught with drugs. Do I need to hire an attorney? Most drug sale offenses are felonies, which could subject you to jail or prison. I, as an experienced attorney may be able...

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The 22-year-old student who strode across the Queens campus of St. John’s University on Wednesday wearing a mask and carrying a loaded rifle suffers from severe mental illness and had no intention of harming...

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A Queens man has been charged with forcing two runaway girls, ages 13 and 15, into prostitution on the streets of Jamaica after beating and raping them, prosecutors said yesterday. Richard A. Brown, the...

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The traditional legal billing method entails hourly rates dependent upon the experience level of the associate or partner handling the matter.  However, clients today no longer wish to pay high hourly fees, which often...

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The Legislature of the State of New York has enacted historic revisions to the “Rockefeller” Drug Laws as part of the 2009-2010 budget.  New York State Governor David Paterson signed the law on April...

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Aside from optional externship opportunities, most law schools in the United States do not require its students to participate in any sort of hands on legal training.  In fact, outside of the typical classroom...

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What are the arguments for and against holding Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) workers criminally liable when children are injured and/or killed? Given recent events surrounding the death of four year old Marchella Brett-Pierce,...

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Pro’s and Con’s to the Expansion of DNA Sampling How would you feel about proposed legislation: that would require DNA samples from people convicted of ALL Penal Law misdemeanors; that would require DNA samples...

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