What is a false arrest?


One of the cornerstones of individual protection in the U.S. is that a person should not be detained or arrested without probable cause. The problem is that even though these guidelines are quite clear, sometimes police officers still overstep their authority or make mistakes that lead to false arrests. To say that it is a…

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Is the Sullivan Act under attack?

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Eight plaintiffs in Buffalo have taken issue with the pistol permit law in New York and are filing a civil lawsuit. According to Edward Garrett and the other plaintiffs in the case, the gun control law stretching all the way back to 1911 is unconstitutional. Those who filed the suit believe that the pistol permit…

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What differentiates a bench trial from a jury trial?


One of the biggest reasons to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest is so that you can be adequately prepared for what to expect in court. Believe it or not, real court does not always operate just like television or movies. Do not count on your assumptions of what…

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What to do if you think you are being investigated by FINRA

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If you work in securities, then you are likely familiar with FINRA investigations in general, but becoming the subject of one can be overwhelming and confusing. Your best course of action is to hire a New York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, even if no charges are pending against you/ As a securities…

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