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  • Opioid Courts

    July 20, 2017

    Opioids and prescription painkiller addiction has become a major public health crisis within the last decade in this country. These addictions have also presented problems for law enforcement, because they cannot be handled like most other narcotics in the country. With typical street drugs, officers are able to run stings and pinpoint major cartels, their […]

  • Times Square Suspect

    July 14, 2017

    On May 18, 2017, citizens were terrified as images from Times Square in Manhattan showed a vehicle deliberately running over pedestrians. After various terrorist attacks in Nice and London, everyone immediately was on edge, wondering if this was the latest culmination of ISIS-led attacks on the West. Shockingly, however, the man behind the attack was […]

  • Sex Trafficking and Criminals in Manhattan

    July 11, 2017

    The District Attorney of Manhattan, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has successfully prosecuted and convicted a 35-year old man for running a sex trafficking and prostitution operation across New York and New Jersey. Michael Lamb was found guilty and is expected to be sentenced in September of this year. Lamb targeted homeless and runaway teenagers, where […]

  • Venus Williams – fatal car crash

    July 5, 2017

    This blog has covered various times when athletes and the law intersect. It just goes to show that no one likes a lawyer until they need one – and everyone needs one at some point! The latest athlete to run into problems with the law is tennis champion Venus Williams. On June 9, while in […]

  • Text Message Manslaughter

    June 27, 2017

    June 2017 has been one of the stranger months when it comes to criminal defense. Bill Cosby was tried for rape, but his trial ended in a mistrial when the jury could not come to an agreement about his guilt. Then there was the confounding finding that there would be no charges brought against the […]

  • The Democratic Republic of Democrats v Trump

    June 21, 2017

    Just as the Sessions/Comey/Russia-Gate issue started to really heat up, Democrats added insult to injury when nearly 200 members of Congress filed a lawsuit which accused President Trump of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, by profiting from his businesses with foreign governments. This is actually the third lawsuit against Trump since his inauguration, but it […]

  • The Continuing Saga of Comey and Sessions

    June 16, 2017

    In another chapter of the Trump-Russia-Comey-Sessions-FBI cloud over the Whitehouse, this past week has seen its fair share of drama, when both Mr. Comey and Attorney General Sessions testified in an open hearing before the Senate. James Comey testified as to various conversations he had with the President. Some of them concerned the investigation into […]

  • Comey, Trump and Obstruction of Justice

    June 13, 2017

    The biggest news blurb this month is surely that of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate committee concerning certain conversations he had with President Trump. After his testimony, while not incendiary, pundits and legal experts debated over whether the testimony would be enough to impeach Mr. Trump on claims of obstruction of […]

  • Sex Crimes and the SOL

    June 6, 2017

    If you are like the rest of America, you might be binge-watching the fairly addicted docu-series on Netflix called The Keepers. It chronicles a cold case murder of a nun, and (SPOILER ALERT) ends up turning into an exploration of the rampant sex abuse and subsequent cover up within the Catholic church in the Baltimore […]

  • Ryan Blanch defends his client in front of 6 judges – NY State Court of Appeals

    May 18, 2017

    Top-rated criminal defense attorney Ryan Blanch of The Blanch Law Firm defends his client charged with murder by pointing out mistakes by the prosecution – Westchester County Courthouse April 2017.