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Penalties For Ransomware Attacks In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While ransomware attacks clearly reached their peak in 2022, the threat is still present for companies across New York and the rest of the nation. If you commit these cybercrimes, you can expect very serious penalties. Not only are law enforcement officials becoming more adept at detecting these offenses, but they are also more… Read More »


Lying To Investors Can Put You In Prison

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We live in a world where investors are constantly searching for the next big thing. We’ve all seen how profitable an idea can be – whether it’s Apple’s first iPhone or Tesla’s first electric car. But what happens when your idea is just that – an idea. What happens when it’s nothing more than… Read More »


Facing Charges As A Correction Officer In New York: What Can You Do?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Correction officers play a valuable role in New York’s society. Without them, it would be impossible to incarcerate the state’s population of criminals and felons. Each day, they expose themselves to serious danger and abuse. But what happens when correction officers face criminal charges themselves? What can you do if you were charged with… Read More »


Drunk Driving Laws in New York: How A DWI Defense Lawyer Can Help

By Phillip J. Murphy |

All 50 states have laws against drunk driving, usually defined as operating a motor vehicle when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 or higher, but New York’s driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws are especially detailed.  In New York, it matters not only how much alcohol you consumed and whether you have previous DWIs… Read More »


Report Reveals Government Using Foreign Spying Exemptions for Routine Domestic Criminal Investigations & Making Too Many Mistakes Along the Way

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Years ago, Congress provided the executive branch with very particular and somewhat unlimited surveillance powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, in order to enable them to track down foreign spies in the United States. FISA allows the government to ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for approval to wiretap people to… Read More »


As Criminal Justice Reforms Make Headway In New York Starting January 1, Some Push Back

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 1, critical criminal justice reforms here in New York went into effect and already changed a number of practices that affect criminal defendants every day.  Most notably, prosecutors can no longer wait until the morning of jury selection to hand over evidence to the defense but must, instead, turn everything over within… Read More »


New Jersey Could Be the Next State to Eliminate the Use of ‘Gay or Trans Panic’ Defense

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Following proposed federal legislation and other states that have enacted bans, in November, New Jersey lawmakers introduced legislation banning the use of gay or trans panic defense in criminal cases. The bill proposes to prohibit the use of the defense in cases that involve murder/homicide charges; specifically, the act of reducing murder charges to… Read More »


The US Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Lead to Criminalizing All Immigrant Advice & Advocacy

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear one case that could significantly affect the ability of attorneys to represent immigrants. The case – United States v. Sineneng-Smith – involves a relatively unknown provision in immigration law that forbids “encouraging or inducing an alien to reside in the United States” when that individual knows… Read More »


New York Criminal Defense Attorneys Move On from Criminal Justice Reforms to Marijuana Legalization & Preventing ICE from Arresting Anyone Entering or Leaving Courthouses

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In December, a number of criminal defense attorneys called on the New York legislature to approve another set of reforms, including the legalization of marijuana, expunging affected criminal records, and preventing immigrant arrests at state courthouses. These same advocates were linked to successful criminal justice reforms that previously passed in New York, including eliminating… Read More »


The Inability for Law Enforcement to Distinguish Hemp from Marijuana Leads to False Arrests

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Police officers around the country have routinely been mistakenly cracking down on what they believe are marijuana busts, but what actually turn out to be sources of legal hemp. Law enforcement arguably found itself unprepared for the legalization of hemp, as even traditional tools – such as drug-sniffing dogs and tests that still only… Read More »

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