February 2019 Blog Posts Archives

Child Victims Act—A Central Part of Governor's 2019 Justice Agenda

On February 15, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo fulfilled his promise to sign the Child Victims Act, a key component of his 2019 Justice Agenda,…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 20, 2019

Star Power does not Entitle Free Pass

On March 28, 2018, DMX, the rapper also known as Earl Simmons, was sentenced to one-year prison term for tax evasion along with three years…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 16, 2019

The Benefits Of Filing Police Misconduct Cases In New York State Court

The question of whether to file a police misconduct case in Federal or State Court requires a balance of different factors and the applicable rules…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 16, 2019

News Flash on Immigration Law Update

Trump had said ‘DACA is dead,’ but his administration has approved 55,000 applications

The most recent flashpoint on immigration has been the Deferred Action…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 09, 2019

No Immigration arrest by local cops, NY Appeals Court Rules

Immigration (ICE) showing up to the courthouse to pick up undocumented immigrants on their court dates has become a common occurrence recently as all criminal…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 09, 2019

E-cigarette explodes in man's pants while shopping in store

One of the most common questions that our New York City product liability attorneys here is “I got hurt because a product was defective, what…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 09, 2019

New York Gun Laws to be reviewed in Supreme Court

Our criminal defense lawyers who defend gun charges know that despite the clear language in the Second Amendment, New York continues to have some of…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 09, 2019

2nd Circuit Revives Federal Wrongful Conviction Challenge

Our New York police misconduct lawyers know that police sometimes bend the rules and manipulate if  it create fabricated evidence. When this happens innocent people…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 09, 2019

Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering, firearm charges

The dictionary definition of racketeering is dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.  A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in business, to extort money…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 03, 2019

Partially Blind, Elderly Woman Falls Down Elevator Shaft in New York City

On November 28, 2018, a 66-year-old partially blind woman fell into an open elevator shaft in New York City building late afternoon.  Josephine Camtor, a…

Posted by Michael Joseph on Feb 02, 2019

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