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A BLOG from our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. Partner Hon. Barry Kamins:  VERITAS The above Latin word,  meaning "truth,” is the official motto of Harvard University. Recent events have shown that this prestigious institution has been veering away from that goal. Professor Ronald Sullivan, who teaches...

A BLOG from our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C. Partners Marianne Bertuna: Reckless Endangerment “Woman who pushed friend off bridge pleads guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment - A state prosecutor recommended no jail time for the 19-year-old.” Reckless Endangerment requires that the person being charged is...

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Jury Nullification Jury Nullification is the practice of a deliberating jury voting “Not Guilty” when the jury disagrees with the criminal charge………even after the defendant’s guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.   Some argue, this practice is...

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Sealing In 2017, New York State passed a new sealing law that enables anyone who has been convicted of a crime to have his or her records sealed.  This was huge! Why aren’t we hearing from more of...

A BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner John S. Esposito, Esq.  Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) was convicted of all counts on Tuesday after a three month trial that exposed the inner workings of one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels. The kingpin, who attained folk hero...

A BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins:  Landmark Discovery Legislation in Criminal Cases Almost a half century ago, New York enacted a discovery statute that provided minimal discovery for defendants in criminal cases. That statute is about to be repealed and replaced with a groundbreaking new...

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:   To Arrest or Issue a Summons? A conundrum with huge implications! 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,...