New York Court of Appeals Overturns Harvey Weinstein Conviction, Orders New Trial

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Albany, NY – April 25, 2024

The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of New York, overturned Harvey Weinstein ’s 2020 rape conviction, finding the judge at the landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced the ex-movie mogul with “egregious” improper rulings, including a decision to let women testify about allegations that were not charged or otherwise part of the case.

What Could Happen at Trial? | Law Office of John Guidry

John Guidry

Oh, the questions I get. I wish I could answer every one of them. After defending criminal cases here in Central Florida for over 30 years, I have a pretty good idea of what happens at a criminal trial. But I’ve also been around long enough to know that I don’t know everything. There are some things we know we don’t know, and there are some things we don’t know that we don’t know.
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Breaking News in New York Criminal Law by Jason Russo, Esq. – January, 2024

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Cases we’ll cover include Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the Third Degree, Harassment in the Second Degree, not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect, CPL § 330.20, civil commitment, dangerous mental disorder, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, deportation, aggravated felony, immigration consequences, ineffective assistance of counsel, Kidnapping in the Second Degree, Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, motion in limine, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Penal Law § 265.03, reasonable suspicion, postrelease supervision, Post Release Supervision, suppression, and more.

Breaking News in New Jersey Criminal Law by Steven Gaitman, Esq. – January, 2024

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Cases we’ll cover include Post conviction relief, PCR motion, evidentiary hearing, prosecutorial misconduct, hearsay, plain error, first-degree murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3(a)(1), second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b)(1) second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a)(1), and more.

Breaking News in Florida Criminal Law by Attorney Jack Palmeri – January, 2024

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Cases we’ll cover include Possession of Cocaine, suppression, Disorderly Conduct, search incident to lawful arrest, illegal arrest, Lewd of Lascivious Molestation of a Child Twelve Years of Age or Older But Less than Sixteen Years of Age, clergy-penitent privilege, Florida Statutes § 90.505, Florida Statutes § 790.25, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Florida Statutes § 790.01, probable cause, search warrant, warrant application, downward departure sentence, Sexual Battery, Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Adult, Fraudulent Use of Personal Information, Money Laundering, DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, Due Process, Ex Post Facto, Single Homicide Rule, Burglary of a Dwelling, DNA evidence, DNA testing, statute of limitations, speedy trial, writ of prohibition, firearms possession, sale of cannabis, and more.

Breaking News in Alabama Criminal Law – December, 2023

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Cases we’ll cover include violation of probation, First Degree Promoting Prison Contraband, Alabama Code § 13A-10-36, Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle, First Degree Assault, hearsay, insufficient evidence, corroboration, trial de novo, recusal, motion to dismiss, and more.

Breaking News in Eleventh Circuit Federal Criminal Law by Attorney Jack Palmeri – December, 2023

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Cases we’ll cover include First Degree Murder, Attempted Robbery with a Firearm, Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, lesser included offense, lesser-included offense, lesser included offenses, lesser-included offenses, ineffective assistance of counsel, jury instructions, defective jury instruction, post-conviction relief, 28 U.S.C. § 2254, petition for writ of habeas corpus, habeas corpus, Rule 3.850 motion, motion for post conviction relief, Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity, Child Pornography, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Guideline § 3D1.2, downward variance, and more.

Breaking News in Florida Criminal Law with Attorney Jack Palmeri – December, 2023

Florida First District Court of Appeal

Cases we’ll cover include nondeadly force, jury instruction, self defense, aggravated battery, Reckless Driving, Florida Statutes § 316.192, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, Florida Statutes § 843.02, double jeopardy, dismissal, jurisdiction, Possession of a Depiction of Sexual Performance by a Child, Florida Statutes § 827.071(5)(a), Soliciting a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using a Computer, Florida Statutes § 847.0135(3)(b), motion in limine, prejudicial effect, probative value, relevant evidence, Florida Statutes § 90.402, Defendant Trafficking Between 25 and 2,000 pounds of Cannabis, Florida Statutes § 893.135(1)(a)1., Possession of a Place for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cannabis, Florida Statutes § 893.1351(1), and Trafficking More than 1,000 grams of a Synthetic Cannabinoid, Florida Statutes § 893.135, and more.

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