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  • Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Three
    Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Three

    This is the third part of a multi-part blog post about how the Grand Jury in New York works and whether a defendant should testify in it. As mentioned before, this blogpost is written for laypeople to ...

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  • Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part One
    Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part One

    As a NYC criminal defense attorney, I get the question of whether a criminal defendant should testify in the Grand Jury a lot. I would venture to guess that the discussions related to this topic cause ...

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  • Why Don't We Think Ramos Did It?
    Why Don't We Think Ramos Did It?

    Suppose hypothetically speaking that a six-year old child disappeared without a trace in lower Manhattan in 1979. Suppose further that there are two suspects in this disappearance. One is a mentally ...

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  • How does the Grand Jury work in New York?
    How does the Grand Jury work in New York?

    The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have gotten a lot of attention lately. And because in both instances the grand jury failed to indict, the grand jury system has also gotten a lot of attention. ...

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  • When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?
    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?

    There is obviously a lot of talk in the media lately regarding whether Police Officer Darren Wilson was legally justified in killing Michael Brown. In addition, Akai Gurley was fatally shot by a ...

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  • Gigi Jordan and Extreme Emotional Disturbance
    Gigi Jordan and Extreme Emotional Disturbance

    Gigi Jordan, a multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical executive, was found guilty of Manslaughter earlier this week. In 2010 she killed her autistic son by jamming a cocktail of drugs and alcohol down his ...

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