October 2019 ARCHIVES

ABKLaw BLOG: The Pro Se Defendant

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  The Pro Se Defendant   Many infamous criminals have represented themselves while on trial. Some examples are Colin Ferguson, John Allen Muhammed, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Zacarias Moussaoui, and even Ted Bundy.  They all have one thing in common…. they all embarked on a reckless path of self-destruction, confirming …

ABKLaw BLOG:  (Un)lawful traffic stops and the exclusionary rule

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  (Un)lawful traffic stops and the exclusionary rule   American courts use the exclusionary rule to deter police officers and other government agents from abusing constitutional rights. According to the rule, courts will suppress evidence that the government obtains through unconstitutional conduct—often an unlawful search or seizure. Suppression means …

ABKLaw BLOG: DNA databases, Ancestry.com, and Privacy

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  DNA databases, Ancestry.com, and Privacy Can your Ancestry.com purchase help solve a crime? Forensic genealogy is the use of DNA to help solve crimes.  CODIS is the largest and primary law enforcement DNA database.  It is maintained by the FBI. CODIS consists of local DNA profiles, State …

ABKLaw BLOG: New Development in Employment Law: Dramatic Increase in Employees Eligible for Overtime Pay

BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  New Development in Employment Law: Dramatic Increase in Employees Eligible for Overtime Pay    “Remember, everything is right until it’s wrong.” – Ernest Hemingway   Everyone, paid either by salary or paid by the hour, is entitled to receive overtime pay until they are properly classified as “exempt”. As an employee’s …

ABKLaw BLOG: New York City’s “Vision Zero” Law

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  New York City’s “Vision Zero” Law New York City’s “Vision Zero” Law, which we detailed in an earlier blog post, allows criminal charges to be filed against drivers who strike, and either kill or seriously injure a pedestrian who has the “right of way” to cross the …

ABKLaw BLOG: “NOT GUILTY” Verdict on all Felony charges after a jury trial in Manhattan Supreme Court

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.: “NOT GUILTY” Verdict on all Felony charges after a jury trial in Manhattan Supreme Court Our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins client was facing a mandatory sentence of 7 years incarceration if convicted, and was found NOT GUILTY of all felony charges after a jury trial in Manhattan …
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