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12/21/2011

Justice Scalia Reminds Prosecutors that the Constitution Isn’t Optional in Melendez-Diaz

The recent United States Supreme Court holding in the case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts is a huge victory for criminal defense attorneys, and more importantly for the rights of defendants and the sanctity of the Constitution.  The attorneys at the Westchester, New York criminal defense law firm of Pappalardo & Pappalardo have been actively following this case, and are in a position to utilize it for […] read more »

12/21/2011

New York State’s Tough New Drunk Driving Laws

On November 18, 2009, Governor Patterson signed into law the Child Passenger Protection Act (Leandra’s Law).  As a result, New York State now has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the entire country.  While much of the law covers situations where a young child is injured or killed, several provisions of the law provide significant punishment for first time or comparatively minor offenses.  For […] read more »