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ABKLaw BLOG: Can the police Photoshop a mugshot before showing it to a witness?

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Can the police Photoshop a mugshot before showing it to a witness? Continuing on our discussion from last week concerning the use of facial recognition software to identify suspects, another disturbing trend has developed in the area of suspect identifications.  In Portland, Oregon, the police arrested a suspect …

ABKLaw BLOG: NYPD Using Facial Recognition Software to Identify Suspects

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  NYPD Using Facial Recognition Software to Identify Suspects On August 16, the police arrested a man after he placed a pair of rice cookers in the subway, sparking terror among many who thought they were bombs.  They turned out to be harmless. However, the far more interesting …

ABKLaw BLOG: The Criminal Justice System & the Vanishing Trial

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:   The Criminal Justice System & the Vanishing Trial  They say lady justice is blind, for her blindfold represents objectivity, the ability to allocate justice without the fright of bribe, without the influence of money, wealth, power and identity.  But many today feel like the system has failed …

ABKLaw BLOG by Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: New York Law Journal Criminal Law and Procedure column

New York Eliminates a Criminal Defense: A Due Process Violation? On June 30th, New York became the seventh state to ban what is referred to as the “gay and trans panic defense”. Under the new law (Ch.45, L. 2019) that became effective immediately, a defendant is now precluded from raising the defense of extreme emotional …

ABKLaw Blog: ABKLaw and Alan Dershowitz

Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, PC partners Arthur L. Aidala and Imran H. Ansari are lead attorneys for renowned attorney and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. Arthur and Imran are defending Dershowitz in a highly publicized defamation lawsuit filed by one of the Jeffrey Epstein accusers, who has also made accusations against Dershowitz: accusations that Dershowitz …

ABKLaw BLOG: Gravity Knife ban lifted

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Gravity Knife ban lifted  A gravity knife, small, easy to use blades that are defined under New York law as a knife with the blade in the handle that can be opened with a one-handed flick of the wrist, are now legal. The knives, which were illegal …

Behind the scenes – Renovation updates at #ABKLaw with Arthur Aidala and Hon. Barry Kamins at our 546 Fifth Avenue offices

Behind the scenes with #ABKLaw LIVE with Arthur Aidala and Hon. Barry Kamins Let the renovations continue at our 546 Fifth Avenue offices…take a tour with us. The construction continues for the next two weeks, and we’re sharing the progress along the way.  We’re expanding our physical location taking over the whole floor, and we …

Behind the scenes at #ABKLaw at our 546 Fifth Avenue offices with Arthur Aidala

What it’s really like at a NYC law firm…at times a bit messy. Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. is expanding and growing…our Manhattan offices are under construction at 546 Fifth Avenue, and behind the scenes‬ our attorneys are still working on their cases. Take a peak with our Managing Partner Arthur Aidala, just back from …

ABKLaw BLOG: New York State recently enacted CPL 160.59

BLOG:  #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. – New York State recently enacted CPL 160.59 Did you know: Our Partner Michael Jaccarino recently successfully petitioned New York County Criminal Court to seal the prior conviction and criminal record of an Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins client, a great victory for the firm, but more importantly, the client! …

ABKLaw In The News: Update – Harvey Weinstein case

You can’t turn on the news without hearing about the Harvey Weinstein case, which is precisely why the hearing on Friday was so important to our #ABKLaw Defense Team helmed by Executive Partner Marianne Bertuna, accompanied by Diana Fabi Samson, Arthur Aidala and Hon. Barry Kamins. On Friday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James Burke ruled …
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