Practice Area: Criminal Law

Champion of New York State Mental Health Court, Five Other Lawyers, Honored by New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

On a frigid Saturday in January, the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan was wall to wall with attorneys and their supporters all present to honor the best in prosecution, criminal defense and the judiciary. The Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association honored Judge Matthew D’Emic, a pioneer who … Continued

Social Media Can Change Outcomes in the Courtroom

Social media affects the public’s perception and results of jury trials – and legal experts are examining the true impact. Brian Donnelly and Gary Muhlstock, partners at Cullen and Dykman, discussed how social media has already affected court cases in a New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education course. The Effect on Jurors “Does … Continued

New York Criminal Law Newsletter – Vol. 21 No. 2

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Fighting Hate: Addressing a Wave of Antisemitism, Anti-Asian Hate

Vincent Chang and Brian Cohen, co-chairs of the Task Force on Combating Antisemitism and Anti-Asian Hate After former President Donald Trump called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” in a tweet on March 16, 2020, tweets with anti-Asian hashtags rose dramatically in the week that followed. In 2022, the Anti-Defamation League reported the highest number of antisemitic … Continued

Tools To Help Clients Dealing With Domestic Violence

Statistics on gun violence bear the grim reality that cases of domestic violence turn deadly more often if there are firearms in the home. “Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide 20 times when there is a history of domestic violence,” says Ronell McGlothan, a domestic violence advocate coordinator at the … Continued