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Voir Dire: The Process of Selecting a Jury in New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In New York, lawyers can question prospective jurors to determine their qualification for service. This questioning process, called voir dire, is important to the criminal...

The “Gay Panic” Defense: Outlawed In New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. 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 claimin...

The Stages of a New York Criminal Case

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. 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 cr...
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Not Guilty Verdict in Trial of Off-Duty NYPD Officer

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. 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. Ada...