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September 2017 Archives

Suspect denies killing New York woman

Authorities are holding a 31-year-old woman at the Monroe County Jail without bail. Police investigators allege that she shot and killed a 33-year-old woman from Brockport. The victim had been taking a lunch break from her job at Lowe's in a nearby park when investigators believe the other woman shot her in the head. When exiting her court arraignment, the suspect directly said no when a reporter asked if she had committed the murder.

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C.

#ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins, the former administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on recent developments in search and seizure law at the Brooklyn Bar Association recently.

The TRAVEL BAN UPDATE

The Justice Department has filed a petition seeking a review of a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, continuing a travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries. This petition for certiorari sets the stage for a constitutional showdown--whether a presidential initiative is lawful. The Supreme Court normally grants review when a federal appeals court holds a presidential initiative to be unconstitutional and the government has asked the Court to expedite its decision on whether to review. Thus the Court could make its decision before it breaks at the end of June. It takes four votes by the Justices to grant a petition for certiorari and, if granted, arguments would be heard in the Fall.

A twist on intent: U.S. Supreme Court reverses wife's chemical weapons conviction

What started out as a telenovela-style plot of revenge: A wronged wife placed two deadly chemicals upon her husband's mistress's doorknobs, mailbox, and car, hoping to make the woman sick. By the way, the mistress was the wife's best friend, and she was pregnant and the husband was the father. The mistress suffered, at most, one slight chemical burn which was alleviated with flushing with water. No other injuries occurred. However, the wife was charged, not with assault and battery, but with violations of the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction.

Identity theft is high on the radar of New York law enforcement

The consequences of a conviction for identity theft are serious and charges should be vigorously challenged.

What factors affect the legality of a dog sniff at a traffic stop?

A new decision by the United States Supreme Court limits the ability of police officers to use a dog to sniff the outside of a vehicle during a traffic stop. Years earlier the Court had held that during a lawful traffic stop, the police may use a trained dog to sniff an automobile, as long as the procedure does not unreasonably extend the duration of the traffic stop.

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Arthur Aidala and Marianne Bertuna are familiar faces onscreen. But it is in the courtroom where their knowledge and their effective defense is most impressive.

They and associates Michael Jaccarino may be the difference for you when you are charged with a serious state or federal crime.

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