New Criminal Justice Reform Bill Could Dramatically Reduce Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

A bipartisan group of United States senators put out a criminal justice bill on October 1 that Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) president Julie Stewart called one of “the most significant pieces of sentencing reform legislation in a generation.” The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act was originally introduced in October by Iowa Republican and Senate […]

Queens Defense Attorney Discusses New York Domestic Violence Laws

The State of New York has tough laws concerning domestic violence. This is for good reason, with current statistics showing that 432 individual acts of domestic violence occur daily. Of these attacks, four will be deadly. This prevalence of situations that include domestic violence has created an environment of fear and anxiety for many. Unfortunately, […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses New York Juvenile Offender Pilot Program

Taking a step towards developing a truly practical and effective justice system for youth offenders, the state of New York has started an experimental juvenile court pilot program, called “Adolescent Diversion.” Although still under legislative consideration, the Youth Division bill, which contains the details of the new process, has become a beacon of hope for […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Recent Stop-and-Frisk Appeals

July in New York has been an eventful time concerning the controversial stop-and-frisk procedures taking place. Although the practice has been in effect for some time now, added controversy has arisen recently with two felony gun convictions stemming from an initial stop-and-frisk being overturned by a New York Appeals Court. The Appeals Court ruling was […]

Queens Drug Attorney Discusses Difficulties for Andrew Cuomo’s Pot Decriminalization Plan

It looks as though New Yorkers will have to wait until the state legislature reconvenes in January to see any progress made in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to decriminalize marijuana in the state. Hoping to turn this bill into law by the end of the 2012 legislative session, Governor Cuomo has been thwarted by GOP […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Governors Call to Decriminalize Marijuana

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, has recently detailed his interest in reducing the penalty for public possession of small amounts of marijuana. This is a strong stance by one of the most influential politicians in New York and has the potential to help many individuals throughout the state who have been charged with […]

Drug Prohibition Will Lead to the Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is unofficially upon us after details were released on the shocking news story about a Florida man who, after taking synthetic bath salts, became psychotic and began eating the face of a homeless individual. From a scene right out of the AMC show The Walking Dead, officers were forced to shoot Rudy […]