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Tag Archives: New York

Second Chance For Ex-Offenders Act Gains Support From AFL-CIO

Momentum and Outside Support Continues for Criminal Record Sealing in New York State The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act – proposed legislation to give certain ex-offenders a second chance through the sealing of their criminal records – has just received an important vote of support from the New York State AFL-CIO. This is great news […]

The Decision to Testify in the Grand Jury

If you are arrested on a felony charge in the state of New York, in order for the District Attorney’s Office to take you to trial they must first indict you. What does that mean? It is the requirement that the District Attorney present evidence – testimony of witnesses, police officers, and/or physical evidence – […]

New York’s Proposed “Ban” On Large Sugary Drinks: An Infringement on Our Legal Rights … Or Really Just a “Nudge” In the Right Direction?

Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of large-sized sugary drinks – the so-called “soda ban” – has been met with anger by some, skepticism by many … and will surely continue to be a topic of debate for months to come.  The proposal would prohibit the sale of large (more than 16 ounce)  sodas […]

The First Step to a Second Chance: Criminal Record Sealing in New York Takes a Historic Move Forward …and Our Work to Change State Law, and Change the Lives of Ex-Offenders, Continues

There’s promising news for many reformed ex-offenders deserving of a second chance and a “fresh start” when it comes to the sealing of their criminal records.  On Friday, January 27th, the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates nearly unanimously backed a proposed change in state law that would allow judges to seal the […]

‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn was drunk and driving over 132 mph

This week was another gruesome reminder of how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated and at excessive speeds. The events surrounding the passing of “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn and his passenger Zachary Hartwell in Pennsylvania is something that is becoming all too common in communities throughout the United States, especially here on Long Island. […]

BREAKING NEWS: MMA Legislation Passes the NY State Senate. Now on to the Assembly…

Received today from MMAFacts.com: MMA Fans, Big, big news today.  The New York State Senate passed legislation sanctioning MMA throughout New York! As exciting as this is, we now have to focus our efforts on the New York State Assembly. Please take a couple minutes out of your day to call your local Assembly Member and […]

Continuing to Debate the Legalization Of Mixed Martial Arts in New York

The legalization of Mixed Martial Arts in New York continues to be a hot topic for not only fans of the sport, but the legal and regulatory communities as well.  These different communities all came together recently at a public forum presented by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) – where dozens of MMA […]

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