Criminal Defense


Oct

04

2014

Faulty Evidence Frees Queens Man From Prison After 24 Years

This has been a busy summer for New York’s wrongfully convicted.  At age 79, Han Tak Lee is both the oldest and newest addition to an ever-growing list of exonerated defendants — a list which already includes Jonathan Fleming, Jabbar Collins, David Ranta, and the members of the notorious “Central Park Five.”  Lee was convicted of murdering his mentally ill daughter by way of arson in 1990, and spent nearly a...

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Aug

29

2014
Queens Teen Joseph Beer Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in Marijuana DWI

Queens Teen Joseph Beer Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in Marijuana DWI

Two years ago, 17-year-old Queens teen Joseph Beer was driving around Long Island with four of his friends.  Impaired by marijuana, Beer crashed his Subaru Impreza into a tree at over 100 mph, totaling the car and killing all four of his teenage passengers in a fiery wreck.  Now 19, Beer has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular...

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Jun

10

2014
Criminal Suppression Hearings – Challenging the Credibility of Police Testimony

Criminal Suppression Hearings – Challenging the Credibility of Police Testimony

It is typical that in criminal matters, the prosecution will attempt to introduce certain types of evidence that might have been improperly obtained by the police. This evidence will usually take the form of statements made by the accused (confessions or admissions), physical evidence (i.e., contraband or the “smoking gun”) or identification testimony (i.e., derived from a photo array, show-up or line-up identification procedure). Prior...

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May

27

2014
From Arrest to Arraignment

From Arrest to Arraignment

Perhaps you already know the value of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even more important is to know the point in a criminal investigation or prosecution when it is best for the target or subject of the investigation or arrest to seek out the best legal representation possible. In most cases, timely involvement by an experienced lawyer can have a drastic impact on the outcome...

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Oct

25

2013
What to Do When You Are Facing Probation Violations

What to Do When You Are Facing Probation Violations

If you were assigned probation by the court, it is absolutely necessary to do everything in your power to avoid violating the terms of the agreement. Many people make the mistake of thinking that if they only get probation, they are off scot-free. Rather, probation is an agreement between yourself and the court that is designed to keep you from committing another offense. By violating probation,...

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