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Two Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers Named to 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers® List

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News on Thursday, April 8, 2021

We are proud to announce two of Stahl Criminal Defense attorneys have been selected for the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers® list.

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Robert Stahl Featured on Court TV: Mansion Murders Trial

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News on Friday, March 26, 2021

Robert Stahl was featured on Court TV on March 23, 2021 to weigh in on the Colts Neck, NJ, mansion murders of two adults and two children.

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The Straight Dope on Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey

By Andrew Olesnycky Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in New Jersey, Marijuana, Legalization, New laws, Decriminalization, Black Market, Amended Laws on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

On February 22, 2021, New Jersey became the 14th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana when Governor Phil Murphy signed a group of laws that enacted the marijuana legalization ballot measure approved by more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters in November. 

Tags: New Jersey, Marijuana, Legalization, New laws, Decriminalization, Black Market, Amended Laws

NJ Supreme Court Endorses the Reopening of Thousands of Detention Hearings

By Andrew Olesnycky Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Bail Reform Act, Pretrial Detainees, Detention Hearing, Criminal Trial, Aolesnycky@stahlesq.com, Jury Trial on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

One of the great tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the thousands of New Jersey pretrial detainees who – despite being presumed innocent and not having been convicted of any crime – are languishing in unsafe conditions in county jails while courts remain closed to jury trials. On February 11, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court endorsed the reopening of thousands of detention hearings by inmates detained for longer than six months, citing the “due process concerns” caused by the unexpectedly lengthy suspension of criminal trials in New Jersey.

Tags: Bail Reform Act, Pretrial Detainees, Detention Hearing, Criminal Trial, Aolesnycky@stahlesq.com, Jury Trial

President Biden Is Phasing Out Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Executive Order, Private Prisons, Systematic, Criminal Detention, Overcrowding, Racial Disparity on Thursday, January 28, 2021

President Biden just signed an Executive Order to phase out the federal government’s use of private prisons. For-profit, private prison systems have been found to provide less humane and less safe environments overall, in an effort to increase profits. While signing the Order, the President stated that “[t]his is the first step to stop corporations from profiting off incarceration, that is less humane and less safe, as studies show . . . [a]nd this is just the beginning of my administration’s plan to address systematic problems in our criminal justice system.”

Tags: Executive Order, Private Prisons, Systematic, Criminal Detention, Overcrowding, Racial Disparity

New Jersey's Use of Force Policy to Change for the Better

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Reasonable Opportunity, Non-Lethal Weapons, Disproportionate Use of Force, De-escalation on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey State Attorney General, recently announced a new policy that will affect the State’s more than 38,000 police officers beginning on December 31, 2021. The change comes after two years of study into racial disparities and other issues involving the use of force in New Jersey. The new rules, which will limit the use of force, ban using police dogs on suspects who are simply resisting arrest and require departments to review every incident where force was used, are focused on protecting the “sanctity of human life.”

Tags: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Reasonable Opportunity, Non-Lethal Weapons, Disproportionate Use of Force, De-escalation

Department of Justice's Focus on Telemedicine Fraud

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Telemedicine, Medicare Fraud on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

With Covid-19 still surging throughout the United States, telemedicine has expanded as a viable option for patients seeking to limit their exposure to doctors’ offices. To meet this need, Federal and State regulators have both implemented and increased a number of measures allowing telemedicine to reach more people, as well as cover more areas of practice.

Tags: Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Telemedicine, Medicare Fraud

Virtual Grand Jury and Virtual Trial During the Pandemic

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Grand Jury, Indictment, Trial, Virtual Jury, Virtual Trail, jury selection, technology on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Around the country, a number of state and federal courts have started to use virtual grand juries to indict, and virtual juries for actual trials. If you are concerned that jurors involved in virtual processes may not represent a true cross section of the population, or that virtual hearings are inherently unfair, you are not alone.

Tags: Grand Jury, Indictment, Trial, Virtual Jury, Virtual Trail, jury selection, technology

Federal Bail and Pretrial Detention

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act on Thursday, September 24, 2020

It may come as a surprise to most, including many criminal defense attorneys, that the federal system detains a greater percentage of people arrested than state systems. Since the Bail Reform Act (BRA), enacted in 1984, pretrial detention has significantly increased from 19% in 1985 to 75% in 2019, which is particularly astounding, considering violent crime accounts for only 2% of federal arrests.

Tags: Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act

Robert G. Stahl, Esq. Criminal Defense Lawyer Named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America List

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News on Monday, August 24, 2020

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers has once again been recognized by US News and World Report as one of New Jersey's best White Collar Criminal Defense Firm in its 2021 edition. Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers is once again included in the 2021 Best Lawyers® in America list. He has been included on the Best Lawyers® in America list for nine years, since the list was published in 2012.

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