New York Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Lawyers

Month: February 2020

Man spends 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

Can you imagine being accused of a crime, convicted and then serving the longest possible sentence? It would be a miserable situation, and you'd probably fight to prove that you were innocent the entire time. That's what happened in this case. Freedom is in the air for a man from the Bronx who spent 25 years of his life behind bars for a crime that he did not commit. According to the news from Jan. 28, the 60-year-old man cried out of joy as he left the courtroom after having a rape conviction vacated. The man had been accused of a rape that took place in 1984 in East Harlem. If he pleaded...

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Consider this when accused of health care fraud

Merely riding your bike or driving your car shouldn’t be a nerve-wracking experience. Yet, in New York, law enforcement has made it just that. Have you been the subject of racial profiling or excessive force perpetrated by New York’s law enforcement officials? If so, you’re not alone. The sad reality is that the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies continue to violate the civil rights of everyday citizens, thereby subjecting them to physical and emotional suffering. Police brutality is the focus on one recently filed lawsuit against a New York police department. There,...

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Police misconduct a growing concern in New York

Residents and tourists of New York rely on the police force to keep them safe. Whether it is during the day or night, at home or at a hotel, on the subway or walking on the street, police officers are looked at as a means to address crime in the city and create a safe place to live or visit. With this task comes much power, and with power comes responsibility. In some cases, this power is not used appropriately, resulting in an officer overstepping legal lines. This could give rise to false arrests, police brutality, police shootings and other civil rights violations by a police officer....

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Hurt by a defective product? You deserve support

When a product is defective and causes injuries to yourself or others, you have every right to ask that the designer, manufacturer or seller is held responsible. For example, if you buy a bicycle from a local shop and are told it's new, you would be shocked if the middle bars snapped from rust. You could be thrown, cut and badly injured by that kind of defect, and you would deserve the right to file a complaint and to seek compensation. No matter what kind of item is defective, you can seek compensation if you're hurt. From medications that were not manufactured properly to toys for children...

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