Studies show that eyewitness identification is unreliable and is responsible for sending a number of innocent people to prison.
Any time you enter into a store or public place in New York, the area should be free of slipping and tripping dangers. In fact, the owner and/or property manager of the premises you enter have a legal obligation to ensure that the premises are safe for guests.
A new decision by the United States Supreme Court limits the ability of police officers to use a dog to sniff the outside of a vehicle during a traffic stop. Years earlier the Court had held that during a lawful traffic stop, the police may use a trained dog to sniff an automobile, as long as the procedure does not unreasonably extend the duration of the traffic stop.
The Supreme Court is being asked to review a case that could lead to major changes in how insider trading is prosecuted.
If you refuse a breathalyzer in New York, you had better be ready for a punishment.
The Justice Department has filed a petition seeking a review of a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, continuing a travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries. This petition for certiorari sets the stage for a constitutional showdown--whether a presidential initiative is lawful. The Supreme Court normally grants review when a federal appeals court holds a presidential initiative to be unconstitutional and the government has asked the Court to expedite its decision on whether to review. Thus the Court could make its decision before it breaks at the end of June. It takes four votes by the Justices to grant a petition for certiorari and, if granted, arguments would be heard in the Fall.
#ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins, the former administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on recent developments in search and seizure law at the Brooklyn Bar Association recently.
The state of New York has strict drunk driving laws in place. Throughout the city, police are, at all times, on the lookout for drivers who may be violating these laws.