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 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 […]

New York’s New Prescription Drug Laws Pending in the Legislature

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has introduced legislation  in the State Legislature that would aggressively expand New York’s prescription drug laws and existing Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs). Many argue that the new legislation goes too far and interferes with the special relationship between a patient and a doctor. It is expected to […]