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Protective Orders in Criminal Prosecutions in New York

A protective order is an order that prevents the disclosure of certain information under certain circumstances. In New York criminal prosecutions, protective orders are being sought by prosecutors and...
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Opinion: Why We Needed Bail Reform

By Jill K. Sanders The views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the writer only. They are not necessarily the views of the law firm or any of its attorneys.   Beginning January...
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Did New York’s Bail Reforms Go Too Far?

New York’s criminal justice system will soon undergo dramatic changes. As detailed in our two recent blogs, beginning January 1, 2020, there will be many changes. One such change will be regarding...
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You Received an Appearance Ticket or DAT – Now What?

An appearance ticket or DAT (Desk Appearance Ticket) is a summons issued by a police officer to appear in criminal court. If you’ve received an appearance ticket or have been arrested and received a D...
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Hate Crimes in New York – What You Need to Know

Hate crimes are frequently talked about in the news. And in some cases, bias intent coupled with violence has led to serious injuries or even death. Such hate crimes are punished more harshly under fe...
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Decriminalization of Marijuana in New York

In June, the New York legislature passed a bill which decriminalizes many marijuana possession offenses. While not fully legalizing the drug's possession, it shows that New York may soon become anothe...