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ABKLaw BLOG: The Innocent Should Remain Silent

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  The Innocent Should Remain Silent  Most convicted criminals know not to talk to the police.  Generally, the first time they were arrested, they confessed, were prosecuted, and went to jail.  They won’t make that mistake again. It is the innocent people who do not know, or utilize, their …

ABKLaw In The News: SILive.com: Trial-by-combat lawyer agrees to plea deal; awaits sentencing

Our #ABKLaw Team in SILive.com  Managing Partner, Arthur Aidala in court with his client Richard Luthmann on Monday. SILive.com  “Trial-by-combat lawyer agrees to plea deal; awaits sentencing” ‘STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The controversial trial-by-combat lawyer facing money laundering and kidnapping charges in an alleged scrap-metal fraud scheme agreed to a plea agreement Monday afternoon in …

ABKLaw BLOG: Reckless Endangerment

A BLOG from our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. Partners Marianne Bertuna: Reckless Endangerment “Woman who pushed friend off bridge pleads guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment – A state prosecutor recommended no jail time for the 19-year-old.” Reckless Endangerment requires that the person being charged is aware that their actions place another person in danger …

ABKLaw In The News: NewYorkPost / PageSix: Harvey Weinstein switches up legal team again

Our#ABKLaw Team in the NEW YORK POST / PageSix:  “Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has added three fresh attorneys to his criminal defense team — including New York power couple Arthur Aidala and his wife, Marianne Bertuna. The married lawyers filed their notices of appearance Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court — along with their new …

ABKLaw BLOG: New York City Teachers – Collateral Consequences of an Arrest

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.: New York City Teachers – Collateral Consequences of an Arrest For most people who get arrested, the concern over jail time and a criminal record is equaled to the shame and embarrassment they feel.  For some of those folks, these feelings are often diminished after our lawyers are …

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 …
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