Richard Donoghue, the former acting U.S. deputy attorney general who defied orders to press false claims of federal election fraud, accepted the Outstanding Prosecutor award given by the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Saturday, Jan. 21, during the association’s Annual Meeting. The Suffolk County sheriff and two New York City defense attorneys … Continued
Practice Area: Criminal Law
The best way to curb the disheartening increase of people with mental illness living in state prisons and city jails is to act before these individuals are incarcerated, panelists told lawyers gathered for Monday’s Presidential Summit at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Jeff Beck, former director of the Prison Visiting Project at … Continued
Children and indigent adults are being deprived of their constitutional rights to meaningful and effective representation in the criminal and family courts because pay for assigned counsel in the state has not been increased in 18 years, the New York State Bar Association contended in a lawsuit filed today. The sole exception is New York … Continued
The New York State Bar Association has launched a Task Force on the Modernization of Criminal Practice to suggest new laws and policies to improve safety, fairness, access to justice and efficiency in the administration of criminal justice.
To ensure access to justice is a reality for all New Yorkers who may not be able to afford legal representation, Governor Kathy Hochul should use this decision as a baseline for increasing compensation statewide.
Neither the United States Supreme Court nor the New York Court of Appeals has ever ruled that deception of a suspect undergoing a custodial interrogation to which Miranda applies is permitted.
As the nation reels in the wake of the Texas and Buffalo mass shootings and urban centers across the country struggle to contain an epidemic of gun violence, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered an ill-conceived decision that will set us back decades and further threaten public safety.