gay-panic-defense

The “Gay Panic” Defense: Outlawed In New York

In the summer of 2019, New York became one of several states to ban “gay panic” defenses in homicide cases. Now, defendants cannot defend against a murder charge by claiming they were under extreme em...

The Stages of a New York Criminal Case

If you have been arrested in New York, you are at the beginning of what could be a long journey through the criminal justice system. Here, we discuss the steps that most criminal cases follow - from a...
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...