Controversy Over Political Yard Sign

July 18, 2018  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Controversy Over Political Yard Sign

Town of Niagara resident Charles Lagreca was asked to get a permit for an "Impeach Trump" sign on his lawn. At a recent hearing, the town ruled that he was allowed to keep the sign up. I spoke to WIVB about the legality of towns prohibiting political yard signs and what people should know if they want to put signs in their lawns. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

New York Attorney General Sues Donald J. Trump Foundation

June 20, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
New York Attorney General Sues Donald J. Trump Foundation

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation for illegally using fundraising money to support the President's 2016 campaign. I spoke to WIVB about the case. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Sheldon Silver Retrial

May 2, 2018  |  APPEALS, CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Sheldon Silver Retrial

An appeals court recently overturned a former State Assembly speaker’s bribery conviction. Sheldon Silver was found guilty in 2015, but an appeals court overturned that conviction and his 12 year prison sentence due to a Supreme Court ruling. I spoke to WIVB about this case and other issues. Click the picture above to learn more and click here for the full story.

Legal Consequences of Swatting Prank

May 1, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Consequences of Swatting Prank

“Swatting” is when someone makes a prank call to 911 in order to get law enforcement, particularly a SWAT team, to respond to a fake incident at someone’s home. I spoke to WGRZ about this new trend and whether new laws should be put in place to keep up with the changing landscape. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Buffalo Attorney Indicted on Felony Charge

April 3, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, ETHICS, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Buffalo Attorney Indicted on Felony Charge

Buffalo attorney Matthew Albert has been indicted on three new charges, including a felony, related to a domestic violence incidence in which he was involved in June of 2017. I spoke to WGRZ about the charges and what the penalties could be for him as an attorney. Click the picture above for more information and click here for the full story.

Domestic Violence and Gun Control

April 3, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Domestic Violence and Gun Control

As part of state budget negotiations, the New York State legislature and Governor Cuomo passed changes to gun control that require people convicted of domestic violence to surrender their firearms. I spoke to WGRZ about this change. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Testimony on Kingsmen Clubhouse

March 6, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Testimony on Kingsmen Clubhouse

I was quoted in a Buffalo News article regarding the Kingsmen. For the full story, click here.

Maziarz Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

March 6, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Maziarz Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

Former New York State Senator George Maziarz pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge of offering a false instrument for filing. I spoke to WIVB about the charge and the penalties Maziarz will face. See more by clicking the picture above and click here to read the full story.

Cheektowaga Town Councilman Arrested

February 27, 2018  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Cheektowaga Town Councilman Arrested

I spoke to WIVB about the charges against Cheektowaga Town Councilman Jim Rogowski. Read the full story here.

Buffalo News Editorial on Speedy Trials

February 26, 2018  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Buffalo News Editorial on Speedy Trials

On February 24, the Buffalo News published an editorial on what constitutes a "speedy" trial, as laid out in the 6th Amendment of the United States Constitution. I represent Daniel Rodriguez, a defendant in one of the trials mentioned in the editorial. Click here to read the full article on the Buffalo News website.