DWI Conviction and Travel to Canada

June 20, 2016 in DWI, Frequently Asked Questions
Travel To Canada

I have been arrested for a DWI or DUI offense.  Can I still travel to Canada? If you have been convicted of a DWI or DUI offense in New York or elsewhere in the United States, you may be refused entry into Canada on the grounds of criminal inadmissibility. It is important to understand how criminal […]


DWI Refusal Hearing FAQs

May 17, 2016 in DWI, Frequently Asked Questions
DWI refusal hearing

If you’re pulled over for a DWI in New York and refuse to take a breathalyzer test or chemical test, you may be subject to a DWI refusal hearing.  Here’s a quick Q&A about that process: Question: If I am pulled over by the police in NY, do I have to submit to a chemical […]


Bigg Base, BuzzFeed & Justice

March 25, 2016 in News
Bigg Base

I wanted to share a recent case because it was a remarkable experience and worth knowing about—certainly BuzzFeed thought so. Ronald “Bigg BASE” Goland was a 24 year-old African American man who lived with his mother, father and siblings in the Bronx. The first time that I met Bigg BASE, he was sitting behind the […]


Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights to be Free from Sexual Abuse Protected by Second Circuit

August 11, 2015 in Civil Rights, Victories

The Second Circuits Ruling in Crawford v. Cuomo Today Clarifies that Any Sexual Abuse of a Prisoner is a Constitutional Violation A terrific ruling today in Crawford v. Cuomo, a case brought by Perlmutter & McGuinness and the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, protects prisoners’ constitutional rights to be free from sexual abuse.  It should seem obvious, […]