One of the most frequently asked questions people have after they get arrested is will anyone else find out about it. Most often people are concerned that their employers or prospective employers will find out. The answer is complicated and depends on the situation. Read below to find out more. I. Federal Records Criminal histories…

Ever since Galina Komar was killed in February 1996 by her ex-boyfriend after he was released on bail, New York Criminal Courts have struggled with how to balance the rights of the accused while protecting the complainant/victims. In the Komar case, Judge Lorin Duckman of Brooklyn Criminal Court was widely criticized after Komar’s death for…

Although having sex with a 13 year old girl hardly makes Mr. Polanski a sympathetic figure, his recent arrest brings into the spotlight the often inherent unfairness of America’s strict liability statutes and specifically the crime of “statutory rape”. As is the case in New York, most states have laws that make it a crime…

The recent news that the NBA Star Gilbert Arenas received a sentence of 30 days in halfway house and 2 years probation for unlawful possession of firearms calls to mind the infinitely unjust sentence imposed upon the NFL player Plaxico Buress in New York not too long ago. Whereas Arenas will not even serve one…