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Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

05/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

The Cheektowaga Town Council held a hearing concerning repealing the town's sex offender law, which is more restrictive than the... more

Uber/Lyft Drivers and Sex Offenses

Uber/Lyft Drivers and Sex Offenses

05/01/2017  |  Comments Off on Uber/Lyft Drivers and Sex Offenses

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft were recently legalized as part of the new New York State budget. As... more

Raise the Age Proposal

Raise the Age Proposal

04/05/2017  |  Comments Off on Raise the Age Proposal

The New York State budget continues to be negotiated but, as of yet, no agreement has been reached. One issue... more

03/30/2017  |  Comments Off on

I wrote a guest column that appeared in the March 27 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal. In “Legally defending... more

Teen Charged with Beating Two-Year-Old Boy

Teen Charged with Beating Two-Year-Old Boy

03/14/2017  |  Comments Off on Teen Charged with Beating Two-Year-Old Boy

On Friday, a two-year-old boy was taken to the emergency room with severe injuries. He was put on life support,... more

Child Found Walking Alone in Niagara Falls

Child Found Walking Alone in Niagara Falls

03/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Child Found Walking Alone in Niagara Falls

Yesterday morning, a passerby saw a 4-year-old girl walking alone near Frankie's Donuts in Niagara Falls. The young girl was... more

Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

03/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

NRP Properties filed a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Byron Brown and others were engaged in “pay-to-play”. A federal judge recently... more

Towne Automotive Employee Charged with Embezzlement

Towne Automotive Employee Charged with Embezzlement

01/06/2017  |  Comments Off on Towne Automotive Employee Charged with Embezzlement

Orchard Park Police have arrested Billie Becker for allegedly embezzling approximately $1,000,000 from her employer, Towne Automotive. I spoke to... more

Conviction Overturned in Buffalo Boy's Murder

Conviction Overturned in Buffalo Boy’s Murder

12/12/2016  |  Comments Off on Conviction Overturned in Buffalo Boy’s Murder

The conviction of Matthew Kuzdzal in the 2013 sexual assault and murder of 5-year-old Eain Brooks was recently overturned due... more

Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

12/09/2016  |  Comments Off on Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

Over the past decade, criminal statutes and sanctions against businesses have surfaced from within federal regulations. These statutes allow what... more