Q: How long between arrest and the time the arrestee sees a Judge?   A: In NYC, it generally takes between 15 to 24 hours for the defendant to be arraigned. During that time,...

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Peter A. Crusco, published in the New York Law Journal: October 24, 2016 The easy mobility, storage capacity and varied features of handheld communications devices like smartphones increase our efficiency and access to the...

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By Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal Published: Sep 22, 2016 The intense debate over how transparent presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be about their health gives rise to another question:...

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Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal September 1, 2016 The lawyer for an accountant whose hard drives were seized and held for over two years in a fraud investigation involving a client, and then used...

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Reuters By Nate Raymond Thursday, 11 August 2016 NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Federal judges cannot expunge convictions from people’s criminal records even when it prevents those who have been rehabilitated from getting jobs,...

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  One of the most frequently asked questions of criminal defense lawyers is whether or not a person is better off agreeing to take a breath test or refusing to take a breath test...

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Michael Paul was very professional and was able to get the results I didn’t think I would of been able to get with a public defender. He is very nice and was in constant...

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I have been using Mike’s services and benefited from his advice for over 20 years. There is no finer legal representation at any price out there. He is honest, knowledgeable, and serious. I recommend...

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I was in a terrible situation. I had to fly back and forth from California for this case. Mr. Paul handled a lot of my hearings without me even having to be there. I...

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By Rachel M. Zahorsky New York Times columnist David Pogue shocked his father, a managing partner of what was once Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, with the announcement that he would not be attending...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police conducted a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when they used a police dog to sniff for drugs on the porch of a home....

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  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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NYCLA and the four other county bars are seeking an expedited appeal and stay of the decision permitting the City unilaterally to change a system for assignment of indigent defense counsel that has been...

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