Trial Attorney Tag

BLOG from #ABKLaw attorney Lawrence Spasojevich: Fair Chance Act   If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.  - Pete Rose   People make mistakes. Unfortunately, some mistakes result in criminal convictions. However, serving a sentence is only half the battle....

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...

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.:  New York City’s “Vision Zero” Law New York City’s “Vision Zero” Law, which we detailed in an earlier blog post, allows criminal charges to be filed against drivers who strike, and either kill or seriously injure a pedestrian...

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...