February 2019 ARCHIVES

ABKLaw BLOG: Jury Nullification

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Jury Nullification Jury Nullification is the practice of a deliberating jury voting “Not Guilty” when the jury disagrees with the criminal charge………even after the defendant’s guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.   Some argue, this practice is a juror’s constitutional right. Is it? In New York …

ABKLaw BLOG: Presidential Pardons and the Double Jeopardy Loophole

A BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: Presidential Pardons and the Double Jeopardy Loophole Under the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Federal and State Constitution the government is not permitted to make multiple attempts to try an individual for the same offense.  Many states do allow a prosecution for a crime following a …

#ABKLaw LIVE with Imran H. Ansari, Esq. – Child Victims Act and what you need to know

Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. #ABKLawLIVE — what goes on behind the scenes at a NYC law firm. Today our Partner Imran H. Ansari, Esq. talks about the Child Victims Act and what you need to know. #ABKLaw LIVE with Imran H. Ansari, Esq talking about Child Victims ActAidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. #ABKLawLIVE — what goes on …

ABKLaw BLOG: Sealing

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Sealing In 2017, New York State passed a new sealing law that enables anyone who has been convicted of a crime to have his or her records sealed.  This was huge! Why aren’t we hearing from more of you about this? The reason is, outside of legal …

ABKLaw BLOG: “I am declaring an emergency”/ “I didn’t have to do this now”

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: “I am declaring an emergency”/ “I didn’t have to do this now” With those two diametrically opposed statements, President Trump declared a national emergency last week to try and build a border wall. Forty-three years ago, Congress enacted the National Emergencies Act that created a process presidents …

ABKLaw BLOG: The Law on Bicycles on the Sidewalk in New York City

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:   The Law on Bicycles on the Sidewalk in New York City The next time you are thinking of riding your bike on the sidewalk – think twice, or make sure there are not any police officers around.  Indeed, you may be surprised to learn that it is …

ABKLaw BLOG: NY State Passes Child Victims Act. Learn About Your Rights as a Survivor.

VICTIM OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE WHILE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN NEW YORK STATE? DON’T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT. LEARN ABOUT THE NEW YORK CHILD VICTIMS ACT. Today Governor Cuomo signed into law a landmark legislation called the Child Victims Act. This law extends New York’s statute of limitations to …

ABKLaw BLOG: Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) convicted of all counts

A BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner John S. Esposito, Esq.  Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) was convicted of all counts on Tuesday after a three month trial that exposed the inner workings of one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels. The kingpin, who attained folk hero status in parts of Mexico, now awaits sentencing where …
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