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May 19, 2012
April 22, 2019
Body Cavity Searches – Can Police Conduct on Anyone?
Earlier this month, civil rights lawsuits filed against New Mexico law enforcement officers after they...
Major Developments in New York City Stop-and-Frisk Case
In a previous post, we addressed the controversy surrounding the stop-and-frisk practices of the New...
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Case About Federal Firearms Law
Next week, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in a...
Does tracking a car with a GPS require a warrant?
If a law enforcement agency wants to track your car with a GPS device, do...
How long will my driving privileges be suspended for not taking the chemical test?
If, after your refusal hearing, the Department of Motor Vehicles finds that you refused to...
Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Searches
The stop-and-frisk search is one of the most controversial police tactics in use -- especially...
Can Police Search My Cell Phone?
If you are arrested with a cell phone on you, can police search its contents?...
How The New York Times Missed The Point: Response to “Citing Family for Furlough from Jail”
Mosi Secret's piece Citing Family for Furlough from Jail, in the September 23, 2013 New...
I was just arrested for drug possession of sale. Now what do I do?
If you were arrested in New York City, you will arraigned within approximately 24 hours...
Gaining Access to Police Personnel Records
An Important Criminal Defense Tool In defending clients' charged with criminal offenses, we routinely search...
Brady Anniversary Marred by Misconduct: New Favorable Evidence Unearthed in case of Thomas Gioeli
This year commemorated the 50th anniversary of the landmark case Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83...
Arrested on Drug Charges – How Much Time Am I Looking At?
The drug penalties in NY state are severe and even possession of small quantities can be punished...
The Officer Stated I Refused To Take a Chemical Test. What Does This Mean?
You are required by law to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol...
Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks: The Lesson of Ozan Williams
Growing up the son of a former federal prosecutor in Connecticut, I would often find...
I am being charged for conspiring to distribute far more drugs than I ever saw. How can this be?
Prosecutors charge drug conspiracies based upon the weight of drugs dealt by the entire conspiracy....