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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...