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Avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong attorney; learn how to hire a great criminal defense lawyer Encountering the criminal justice system can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods of your life.  Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a friend or family member can be one of the most […]

October 21, 2015 In re Matthew Keys To Whom You May Concern: Along with Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe, I represent Mr. Keys in a criminal court case involving convictions for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA” 18 USC section 1030).  Mr. Keys is a journalist and maintains that he was in […]

Basis for Case in Brooklyn Police Shooting: No Threat Led Officer to Fire “The indictment of Officer Peter Liang, who killed an unarmed man, differs from other police shootings because he did not claim he was acting against a threat and therefore can’t claim he was using legitimate force.” Officer Liang claimed his gun went […] I have retitled John Wesley Hall’s well-written dystopian post [linked above, summarized below the “read more” break] reminds us of a few things. First is that with changing technology comes changing surveillance techniques. This is hardly the Snowden/National Security Agency disclosures, but, it can be argued, this is more prevalent, more frequently used, and […]

The president of the United States has the power to grant clemency, commutations or full pardons to those convicted of crimes. This power is interesting in that, as many things political, it has an irreconcilable duality. Every President is accused of not using this power enough, yet when it is used, it is roundly criticized. […]