The coronavirus pandemic’s effects on White-collar crimes

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken the world by surprise. As the numbers in the United States continue to escalate, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials such as test kits continues to rise. Additionally, many commercial and government entities have shifted their response. For instance, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense […]

Fraud Schemes in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The severe economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to be felt as the unemployment rates rise. In the United States, the number of cases continues to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and people have been rushing to buy personal protective equipment (PPE). Many ‘agents,’ ‘consultants’ and fraudsters […]

Rochelle S. Berliner Discusses Criminal Defense on Business Talk Radio

Rochelle S. Berliner is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney.  Her well-rounded experience and compassionate approach have helped her build trust with her clients and to provide them with the best representation possible. Rochelle is featured on “Business Talk Radio,” and this broadcast focuses on her desire to enter into criminal law and why she represents […]

Domestic violence on the rise & managing stress during quarantine can help prevent altercations

Recently, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the lives of many in various ways. People are coping with economic stress, job insecurity, and loss and homeschooling children.  Weeks of social distancing and having to stay home can create situations of anxiety, stress, and tension. As the coronavirus cases continue to unfold, relationships are being challenged in […]

New Criminal Justice Reform Bill Could Dramatically Reduce Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

A bipartisan group of United States senators put out a criminal justice bill on October 1 that Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) president Julie Stewart called one of “the most significant pieces of sentencing reform legislation in a generation.” The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act was originally introduced in October by Iowa Republican and Senate […]

New York Federal Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk Program Unconstitutional

Judge Shira Sheindlin of the Federal District Court in Manhattan made a landmark decision in the stop-and-frisk controversy on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, by ruling that the practice was unconstitutional. Judge Sheindlen made the ruling in Ligon v. New York, which directly challenged the Operation Clean Halls or Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP) and is one […]

Governor Suspends Statute of Limitations After Hurricane Sandy

New York City and Long Island residents are spending a great deal of time nowadays reorganizing and recovering after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The last thing they need is to worry about the possibility of being prosecuted for something for which they were investigated months or even years ago. Because of an executive order […]

Multiple DWI Offenses Could Lead to Permanent License Loss

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new restrictions to make life tougher on New Yorkers with multiple Driving While Intoxicated convictions — their entire lives. The new rules permanently revoke the driver’s licenses of people convicted of multiple DWI offenses. Before the law changed, if a driver’s license was revoked for DWI offenses, the driver could […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses New York Juvenile Offender Pilot Program

Taking a step towards developing a truly practical and effective justice system for youth offenders, the state of New York has started an experimental juvenile court pilot program, called “Adolescent Diversion.” Although still under legislative consideration, the Youth Division bill, which contains the details of the new process, has become a beacon of hope for […]