NY Defense Attorney Blog

Never before has a judge rejected a grand jury subpoena for using non-specific, boilerplate language. Until now! In a landmark decision, Judge James Orenstein—United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York—rejected 15 grand jury subpoenas due to lack of specificity. In this case,...

Hey, wait! That’s not my signature! I didn’t sign that! You think so? Prove it! I’ve had personal experiences in my trials with handwriting experts. Regarding the questionable signature, the expert—at best—will state his or her finding with a reasonable degree of certainty. Thus, inherent in...

The sentencing of a Stanford University student guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has been met with an outpouring of disbelief across the nation. The extremely low sentence of six months—for a rape conviction—in actuality will be further reduced to four months for good...

New York State’s Court of Appeals recently recognized a new exception to the current eavesdropping statute—vicarious consent. This exception to the law allows parents or guardians to protect the best interest of their children by legalizing surreptitious recordings that would otherwise be defined as eavesdropping. In...

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Privacy is, more than ever, a true commodity. In today’s technologically sophisticated world, the majority of people have some type of easily accessible recording technology. In such an environment, what constitutes eavesdropping? Eavesdropping & Its Implications The following real-life example demonstrates why it is particularly important to understand...

Upon booking air travel, you’ve probably chosen your seat, window or aisle, then row number—in this way you convey a preference. Yet, while you can choose your seat, you, unfortunately, cannot choose the person who is seated next to you. Often, passengers are trapped uncomfortably on...

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