New York Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Lawyers

Month: November 2018

What is the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine?

Should you face criminal charges in New York, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine. This long-held legal doctrine could become a major factor as you and your attorney go about defending you. The U.S. Supreme Court first hinted at what would become known as the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine in the 1886 case of Boyd v. United States. The phrase itself was coined by Justice Felix Frankfurter in Nardone v. United States, a 1939 SCOTUS case. The phrase “fruit of the poisonous tree” is a two-part metaphor. The word “fruit” stands for the...

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Advantages of working with a criminal defense attorney

Facing criminal charges in New York is scary, even for someone who has been charged with a crime in the past. Criminal charges can be difficult to fight, especially if you decide to do it alone. This is never the right decision to make when your freedom is at stake. There are a number of reasons you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. You get a clear assessment of your case One of the most important things a defense attorney can do for you is review your case, the evidence, the police report, the charges and any other mitigating circumstances and then provide...

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Damages you can seek in a personal injury claim

Suffering an injury in any type of accident (construction, motor vehicle, violent attacks, etc) can change your life forever. You might not be able to return to work or school. You might not be able to care for yourself anymore. You also might need a lot of medical care in order to recover from said injury. Today, we will take a look at the damages you can seek in a personal injury claim. Any victim of a personal injury accident is entitled to file a claim for lost wages, both current and future. You will need to provide your current employment information, including salary and other data to...

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