Criminal Law

Burglary vs. Robbery: What’s the Difference?

When talking about burglary and robbery, many people use these words interchangeably. However, in New York the legal definition of these terms shows they are two separate and distinct crimes. Here, we...
Trial of Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Not Guilty Verdict in Trial of Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Angelo MacDonald secured a not guilty verdict on all counts for Pappalardo & Pappalardo client "C.H." The bench trial concluded on February 26, 2018 before the Hon. Adam Seiden of the Mount Vernon...
the Fallibility of Testing DNA Evidence

Exploring the Fallibility of Testing DNA Evidence

For decades, forensic DNA evidence has been a useful tool in countless criminal investigations, both for incriminating and for exonerating suspects. Supporters of forensic DNA testing argue that teste...
1 2