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#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. secures release of an #ABKLaw client incarcerated on Rikers Island

Earlier today, our Partner Michael Jaccarino was able to secure the release of an #ABKLaw client who had been incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past several months.  The client, who had been arrested twice and charged with several felony and misdemeanor offenses, was facing several years in prison, and was scheduled to serve at …

#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. secures release of an #ABKLaw client incarcerated on Rikers Island

Earlier today, our Partner Michael Jaccarino was able to secure the release of an #ABKLaw client who had been incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past several months.  The client, who had been arrested twice and charged with several felony and misdemeanor offenses, was facing several years in prison, and was scheduled to serve at …

ABKLaw BLOG: COVID-19 Post-Employment Checklist

BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  COVID-19 Post-Employment Checklist   As stated in our previous post, unemployment insurance filings skyrocketed last week to almost three (3) million new filings.  The St. Louis District of the Federal Reserve estimates that the COVID-19 freeze could cost forty-seven million jobs and send the unemployment rate past thirty-two (32) percent; …

ABKLaw BLOG: DATs or SAP Summons

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  DATs or SAP Summons You’ve been arrested and given a DAT or a Summons – Now What? Enforcement of low-level offenses in New York City has always been arbitrary and inconsistent.  Examples of such offenses are trespass, consumption of alcohol in public, possession of marijuana, being in …

ABKLaw BLOG: Severance Agreements  

“I am going to make them an offer they can’t refuse”  – Vito Corleone   BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  Severance Agreements   The week March 22, 2020 saw over three million individuals file unemployment claims, the most since 1982, as a result of the economic effects of the COVID-19 virus. That represents almost one percent …

ABKLaw BLOG:  COVID-19 will forever alter the criminal justice system  

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  COVID-19 will forever alter the criminal justice system   Courts throughout New York State have decided that the ends of justice are served by ordering the postponements on non-essential court matters, as the COVID-19 health crisis outweighs the interest of the public in having a speedy trial. These …

ABKLaw BLOG:  COVID-19 and Defendants Rights in New York State 

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  COVID-19 and Defendants Rights in New York State  In New York City, three additional correction officers and at least eight inmates have tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.  A doctor on Rikers Island has warned that “a storm is coming.” In related news, the 62 district attorneys …

ABKLaw BLOG: Fair Chance Act

If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.  –Pete Rose. BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  Fair Chance Act   People make mistakes. Unfortunately, some mistakes result in criminal convictions. However, serving a sentence is only half the battle. Once an individual has repaid their debt to …

#ABKLaw IN THE NEWS: News12 The Bronx: “I was not paid a red cent.”- Yankee Stadium concession workers file civil lawsuit

  #ABKLaw IN THE NEWS: Our attorney Lawrence Spasojevich on News12 The Bronx   “Several food concession workers who worked at Yankee Stadium during the summer months are claiming they were not paid. The group has now filed a civil lawsuit at Bronx Supreme Court. Attorney Lawrence Spasojevisch is the group’s lawyer. Spasojevisch says that …

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

The Criminalization of Dangerous Driving In New York, the prosecution of sober drivers who disregard minor traffic regulations and cause the death or physical injury of other motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists, has been criticized as weak or non-existent. This is due, in large part, to a small patchwork of laws that only provide prosecutors with …
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