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2020-03-19 02:25
Latest Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York Last Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:43 PM Paid Leave for New Yorkers On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed a bill… Read More
2019-05-23 05:10
The use of technology in criminal enterprises has become commonplace. It has been linked to white collar crimes, tax evasion, and most recently (in Manhattan), drug trafficking and money lau… Read More
2019-05-16 05:00
Modern parenting is hard. All parents want only the best for their children, and some parents will stop at nothing to ensure their children get all the opportunities they can. This temptatio… Read More
2019-05-06 19:17
The First Step Act allows for prisoners to earn credit towards spending the last year of their sentence on home confine or in a halfway house by participating in programs recommended by the… Read More
2019-04-18 05:01
New York legislators recently passed new laws that would pose to overhaul the current criminal defense system. Essentially, the new rules would require prosecutors to share evidence (or disc… Read More
2019-04-11 18:58
Grand larceny is at its core a crime of theft. It can be anything from pickpocketing to outright theft of property from the federal government by diverting public money to their private acco… Read More
2019-04-04 05:00
While the current conversation on drug smuggling appears to center over the efficacy of a wall, drugs continue to flow through the country through its various points of entry. Recently, an a… Read More
2019-03-28 05:10
A new kind of crime appears to be on the rise, thanks to the availability of camera phones and the Internet: sextortion. The FBI has defined sextortion as online blackmail, where often expli… Read More
2019-03-14 05:00
Some of the best movies in history were set in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s when crime was at its worst. Taxi Driver, Midnight Cowboy, Dog Day Afternoon – where would Scorcese… Read More
2019-02-01 17:41
DNA has been responsible for the acquittals of dozens of wrongfully convicted individuals around the country. Police departments are investing more time and money into technology that will q… Read More
2019-01-07 19:41
In 2014, Samuel Little, a 74-year-old man, was insistent that he was innocent after being convicted for the murder of three women. Currently serving a life sentence, he has also started talk… Read More
2018-10-25 16:51
Two different stories about DNA and the role it plays in criminal prosecution have recently emerged: one resulting in a wrongly-convicted man’s exoneration, and one pointing the finger… Read More
2018-10-25 16:49
White collar crimes very often deal with property matters in the New York City area. House prices and rent continues to increase at an exponential rate, and it can be very tempting for peopl… Read More
2018-09-25 17:28
The overall crime rate of New York City has been decreasing in the past few years – but one place where crime reports have increased is in the New York City subway system. Sex crimes o… Read More
2018-09-01 12:57
Although it seems like the opioid crisis has most heavily affected the ‘rust belt’ of America, with its shuttered factories and unemployed population, it is a nationwide issue. T… Read More
2018-09-01 12:43
It’s time for our recurring series of The Blotter, where the strangest, weirdest or most unusual crimes from around the world make their way into the blog. Over in Bexley, United Kingd… Read More
2018-08-28 14:37
The Internet has revolutionized the way people communicate, shop, and get their news. It should come as no surprise that it has also changed the way crimes are committed. From new digital cr… Read More
2018-08-02 15:37
Everyone has been buzzing lately with the news of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s impending departure, and the nominee to replace him. But what has been less covered is the recent conf… Read More
2018-07-24 14:19
The Supreme Court recently made a landmark decision regarding the Fourth Amendment and the power of the state to access an individual’s cell phone location information. In the case, Ca… Read More
2018-07-17 14:59
Immigration policies frequently make headlines. The number of arrests and detentions has risen in recent months, which means that the system is actually struggling to maintain the influx of… Read More
2018-07-04 16:41
There has been lots of chatter in the news lately about pardons – who can receive them, who should (or shouldn’t) be able to receive them, and even scenarios where pardons are pe… Read More
2018-06-25 18:41
Whenever anyone says ‘Witness Protection Program,’ the frame of reference (for me at last) always goes to Goodfellas. For all the movies created about people in the witness prote… Read More
2018-06-15 18:40
The Supreme Court recently released an opinion that further solidified the rights of the citizen against the state when it comes to searches and seizures on private property. In Collins v. V… Read More
2018-06-07 18:39
It seems like prosecutors across the country are becoming increasingly tolerant to low-level drug possession, particularly marijuana, in spite of the reversal of the Department of Justice on… Read More
2018-05-29 17:04
Here is another edition of the blotter, where we round up the most unusual or stupid crimes that we can find around the world. Let’s start with Florida first (of course!). Society dema… Read More
2018-05-21 15:45
Thanks to a plethora of cop shows on TV, most individuals can recite their Miranda rights, including the fact that they have the right to an attorney, and if they cannot afford one, the stat… Read More
2018-05-14 13:27
Computers have made the commission of crimes so much easier, from stealing someone’s identity to hacking into bank accounts, and of course, with making fraudulent phone calls to vulner… Read More
2018-04-29 15:41
Some of the biggest worries potential clients have for criminal defense lawyers is what happens next. The criminal justice system can be confusing for those unfamiliar with its landscape. Ma… Read More
2018-04-26 15:40
Welcome to the next edition of the Blotter, where we take a look at some of the weirdest and dumbest crimes that have occurred lately around the world. First up, we travel to Arizona. Albert… Read More
2018-04-20 15:38
Healthcare fraud takes many forms – often with attempts to defraud the government or insurance entities by filing false claims. The government (and as a result, the taxpayers) are clea… Read More

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