concealed carry permit

New Concealed Carry Permit Laws Take Effect September 1

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Gun possession is a hot topic in New York. As covered in our blog back in June, the US Supreme Court struck down part of New York’s concealed pistol carry permit licensing...

Federal Criminal Offenses of Mail and Wire Fraud

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In the movie The Firm, Tom Cruise’s character helps the FBI get the bad guys in his law firm. But not by exposing their more serious offenses. Instead, he helps the FBI pro...
distracted-driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq.   April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the U.S. And in New York, law enforcement ran a targeted initiative over the past week. Indeed, the state pr...

Proffer in a Criminal Prosecution: A Negotiation Tactic

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In the criminal legal world, the word proffer takes on a special meaning. It refers to a meeting between the defendant, his attorneys, and the prosecution. During this sess...

Facial Recognition and Its Use by Law Enforcement

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Facial recognition is a way of identifying someone using a picture of their face. Then it is compared to pictures in a database. For example, if you have an iPhone, you may...