Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Brief Overview of the Criminal Trial Process

After Pre Trial Motions have been decided by the Judge, whether with or without a hearing on the motion, the next step generally may be renewed discussions between Defense Counsel and the Prosecutor regarding a possible plea bargain to dispose … Continue reading

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A Brief Overiew of Residential Landlord/Tenant Cases

A Landlord -Tenant Relationship can be established either by 1) the Landlord  and the Tenant entering into a Written Lease or by 2) an unwritten agreement for  an unspecified amount of time, but with the rent specified, such as on … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of the Appeal Process

The process of appealing an unfavorable decision ( usually after a trial ) whether in a Criminal  or Civil Case  and whether in a NY State or in a Federal case is substantially the same with some relatively minor differences. … Continue reading

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Pre Trial Motions in a Criminal Case

If the  Defendant is charged with a felony and if he was Indicted by the Grand Jury ( see previous article ” The Grand Jury “) the Defendant’s attorney should consider making a ” Motion to Inspect the Minutes of … Continue reading

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Preliminary Hearing (aka Felony Exam )

The question of whether a defendant should request and participate in a felony exam is similar to the questions of whether the defendant should testify before The Grand Jury (see previous article “The Grand Jury “) and whether the defendant … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Federal Civil litigation

Unlike in State Courts in New York where  only certain types of cases require electronic filing of documents, the Federal Courts ( both Bankruptcy Courts  and the U. S. District Courts ) require it in all cases. ( See previous … Continue reading

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The Grand Jury

The Grand Jury.

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