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Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • 30-Jan-2013

    Consequences of a Criminal Arrest for Attorneys in New York

    Attorneys are human beings and make mistakes just like everybody else. Unfortunately for them, those mistakes that result in criminal arrests can have especially dire professional consequences. In New York, New York State Judiciary Law § 90(4) ...
  • 10-Jan-2013

    Criminal Sale of Untaxed Cigarettes (NY State Tax Law § 1814)

    A recent article in CNN declared that 60% of the cigarettes sold in New York had been smuggled in from out of state so as to avoid the onerous New York state cigarette taxes. This is somewhat unsurprising, given that New York state imposes a $4.35 ...
  • 9-Jan-2013

    False Arrests for Trespass

    Today, a federal judge in Manhattan handed down an important ruling by declaring unconstitutional the NYPD’s “Trespass Affidavit Program” for private residential buildings in New York City. This program was also referred to by the ...
  • 9-Jan-2013

    Potential Civil and Criminal Cases stemming from NYC Ferry Crash

    Today, a ferry traveling from New Jersey to Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan and carrying 326 passengers (as well as 5 crew members) crashed into the pier at a high rate of speed causing numerous injuries. As of the time of this post, two passengers were ...