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Drunk Driving: A Commentary on the Draconian State of DWI/DUI Laws

WRITTEN BY CHARLES WELCOME, J.D. CANDIDATE 2014 EDITED BY EMILY HENDEL, J.D. CANDIDATE 2013 EDITED BY A. ADAM MEHRFAR, ESQ. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only as a service to the public, and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments; accordingly, information on this Article is not promised or […]

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WILL THEY EVER FIND OUT? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS

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 […]

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ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN NEW YORK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL CASES: BALANCING THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED VS. PROTECTING THE COMPLAINANTS

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 […]

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STATUTORY RAPE: GUILT WITHOUT INTENT

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 […]

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Gilbert Arenas, Plaxico Buress and Prosecutorial Fairness in Gun Cases

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 […]

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