Call for a free consultation
New Jersey 908-301-9001
New York 212-755-3300

NY & NJ Criminal Defense Law Blog

Robert G. Stahl, Esq. Criminal Defense Lawyer named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 2019 edition. Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers is once again included in the 2019 Best Lawyers® in America list. 

Tags: Criminal Defense Law Firm News

What to Do When the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are Investigating You

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Securities Exchange Commission, SEC, Prosecution, Criminal Investigation, Federal Investigation, Subpoena on Thursday, November 1, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) operates from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and has 11 regional offices. It’s Division of Enforcement investigates cases and recommends to the Commission cases to be brought against individuals and entities. Investigations can begin through whistleblowers, news articles, referrals from other agencies, complaints from the public or data derived from market surveillance.

Tags: Securities Exchange Commission, SEC, Prosecution, Criminal Investigation, Federal Investigation, Subpoena

What Do You Do After Being Served With a Grand Jury Subpoena

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Subpoena, Grand Jury, Criminal Investigation, Federal Investigation, Prosecution, Witness on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A federal or state agent or detective knocks on your door at 6 a.m. and serves you with a grand jury subpoena for documents and/or testimony. Do you simply gather the documents requested and send them to the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the County Prosecutor’s Office, or do you retain experienced criminal defense counsel? If the subpoena requires testimony, what rights do you have?

Tags: Subpoena, Grand Jury, Criminal Investigation, Federal Investigation, Prosecution, Witness

Rapidly Expanding Use of Smart Devices to Solve Crimes

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense, Criminal Investigation, Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Privacy, Spying on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Over the past several months I have written about the increasing use of every day technology that automatically tracks our movements and records our conversations. Cellphones ping off cell towers that give the government access to our daily movements through information stored by carriers like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Alexa and other smart home devices can record our conversations and keep track of our search histories. Smart phone apps and Fitbits that track movement, heart rates and other physical activity can be used to track locations, times and other physical attributes that law enforcement can access to investigate a variety of crimes.

Tags: Criminal Defense, Criminal Investigation, Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Privacy, Spying

Robert G. Stahl Named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Jersey/New York attorney is the newest member of a prestigious group of accomplished trial lawyers.

The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), a preeminent organization of courtroom-proven professionals from across the United States and Canada, has inducted attorney Robert G. Stahl as a Fellow.

Tags: Criminal Defense Law Firm News

Telemedicine - New Frontiers in Medicine and Potential Legal Issues

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Healthcare Fraud on Monday, September 24, 2018

The United States is slowly moving to catch up with medical practices in some European and Asian countries in using technology to avoid an in-person doctor’s appointment. Without having to schedule and wait for an appointment, take time off from work, or leave home, a person can have common aliments diagnosed using their smartphone. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and technology to provide clinical healthcare at a distance.

Tags: Healthcare Fraud

The President’s Tweets Undermine Our System of Justice

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Russia Investigation, Paul Manafort, President Trump, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud on Thursday, August 23, 2018

With Tuesday’s convictions in the criminal trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, has garnered five guilty pleas and 32 indicted individuals still pending. In addition, yesterday’s guilty plea in the S.D.N.Y., by Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and self-styled fixer, admitting to making payments to two women who allegedly had affairs with President Trump in violation of campaign finance laws at the direction of the President along with other charges, demonstrate that our system of justice is working as it should.

Tags: Russia Investigation, Paul Manafort, President Trump, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud

The Government’s Main Witness is a Liar and a Criminal – Happens Every Day

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Russia Investigation, Witness, Federal Criminal Trial, Sentencing on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s former business partner, is the star witness in the first trial resulting from the Special Counsel’s Russia collusion investigation in federal court in Virginia. Gates pled guilty to felony charges and agreed to testify against Manafort in an effort to receive a substantially reduced sentence. The government and defense agree on one thing – the cooperating defendant/witness is guilty of financial crimes, moral misdeeds and has lied repeatedly in the past. Despite that, Gates is on the witness stand, under oath testifying as a government witness in a highly publicized trial of great public interest.

Tags: Russia Investigation, Witness, Federal Criminal Trial, Sentencing

Driving While High – There May Soon be a Breathalyzer for Pot

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Marijuana, Weed, THC, DUI on Monday, August 6, 2018

With the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medicinal uses across the country, police and legislators are scrambling for accurate devices that can detect a person’s impairment for driving under the influence of marijuana. Most law enforcement agencies rely on observation and specific cognitive and field balance tests by certified drug recognition experts (DRE). However, none are scientifically accurate to detect the level of impairment.

Tags: Marijuana, Weed, THC, DUI

Is the NJ Attorney General's moratorium on marijuana prosecutions a "move toward decriminalization?" Probably not.

By Andrew Olesnycky Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Marijuana, Prosecution, Attorney General, Criminal Law, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

When New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a memorandum yesterday ordering local prosecutors to temporarily halt marijuana prosecutions in municipal courts until September, news outlets, including the New York Times, called it a possible "step toward decriminalization." Amol Sinha, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey executive director, praised the move, stating that "[b]y directing prosecutors to pause adjudication of marijuana cases, this letter starts that [decriminalization] process." Marijuana trade magazines were even more effusive. 

Tags: Marijuana, Prosecution, Attorney General, Criminal Law, New Jersey

Subscribe to Email Updates

RECENT POSTS