Muldoon, Getz & Reston

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Issues in Criminal Law
100.   Statements in a Disciplinary Proceeding May Be Used in a Criminal Prosecution 
99.     The Adverse Inference Jury Charge
The Offer of Proof
97.     Exceptions to the Preservation Rule
96.     Duplicity and Multiplicity Compared
95.     The Trial of an Ordinance
94.     Using Testimony From Prior Proceedings
93.     Preclusion

92.     Local Court Errors May be Unreviewable on Appeal
91.     Suppression of Police Observations
90.     Evidence "Offered Not Offered for its Truth"
89.     SORA: Double Counting with Assessment Instrument
88.     Mental Health Issues in Criminal Law
87.     E
vidence of Uncharged Crimes: Exceptions to the Molineux Rule
86.     Five Exceptions to the Rape-Shield Law

85.     "Critical Stage" Requires the Presence of Counsel
Standing in the Passenger Seat
83.     The Trial of an Ordinance
82.     Subpoenaing Internet and Telephone Providers
81.     Moving to Withdraw Guilty Plea
80.     Waiver of Presentence Report
79.     Obtaining Information from Child Abuse Investigation 
78.     Immunity from Prosecution
77.     Advising Defendant of Right to Appeal
76.     Civil Penalty for Shoplifting
75.     New and Higher Surchages for Convictions on Crimes and Traffic Infractions
74.     Types of Restricted Drivers Licenses
73.     New York's Drug Reform Acts
72.     Discretion of a Judge in Making Rulings
71.     Methods of Release from State Prison
70.     Post-Release Supervision
69.     Disciplinary issues in criminal law practice
68.     Defendant’s right to jury trial on a misdemeanor
67.     Lesser included offenses in New York State
66.     Court Order after a SORA: Classification Hearing, and Appellate remedies
65.     Variances from the Risk Level Assessment Instrument's numerical score
64.     SORA risk assessment methodology
63.     SORA hearings
62.     SORA risk assessment
61.     SORA introduction
60.     Attempting attempts - a tempting subject
59.     Trial Order of Dismissal Redux
58.     Defense counsel’s role in pre-sentence investigation
57.     Court of Appeals rules revisions in criminal cases
56.     Criminal law proceedings that are conducted ex parte or in camera
55.     Effect of homicide conviction on inheritance rights
54.     Effect of misdemeanor conviction on attorney
53.     "Butterfly knife" is not a "gravity knife" in New York State
52.     Retainer agreements in criminal cases
51.     When may a DA submit charges to a grand jury where that body has previously voted?
50.     Excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule
49.     Recent changes in sex offense prosecutions
48.     The alibi notice
47.     Effect of intoxication on lesser included offense
46.     Sequentiality of convictions  for enhanced felony sentencing
45.     Admissibility of "inferential  hearsay" at a trial
44.     Admissibility of absent witness's statement at trial; Right of Confrontation
43.     Forman hearings
42.     Representing a witness
41.     New York statutes that concern drinking by minors
40.     Partial verdicts
39.     Effect of Alford plea of guilty
38.     Use of a stipulation in criminal cases
37.     Intoxication as a defense
36.     Bootstrapping charges and presumptions
35.     Opening the door
34.     Trial Order of Dismissal
33.     Presumptions in New York Criminal Law
32.     What is an inclusory concurrent count
31.     Going bench - choosing between a jury or non-jury trial
30.     Court's misunderstanding of sentencing range
29.     Criminal motion practice in the Fourth Department
28.     What comes within the sealing  requirement of CPL §160.50
27.     Parker Warnings
26.     Defendant's reciprocal Rosario issues
25.     Admissibility of "Collateral  Evidence"
24.     Propriety of closing a courtroom during a trial or hearing
23.     Can testimony of a witness adduced at grand jury can be used at trial, when the witness is absent
22.     Felony complaint versus indictment or superior court information
21.     The effect of a rightful owner of property not testifying in larceny cases
20.     Sufficiency and weight of the evidence as issues on appeal
19.     How (and whether) a defendant can challenge the constitutionality of a previous conviction
18.     How to compute the time period with a prior DWI conviction, for purposes of a felony DWI charge
17.     To what extent does a sentencing court have the power to change a sentence already imposed
16.     Sentencing for a crime the defendant was not convicted of
15.     May the NYS Attorney General's Office represent a town justice who is sued
14.     At a criminal trial, may the jury decide legal or constitutional issues
13.     To what extent is the "residuum of legal evidence" rule applicable in criminal proceedings
12.     Use of witness lists at trial
11.     May a defendant's testimony from an administrative hearing be introduced at a criminal trial
10.     Scope of the state of mind  exception to the hearsay rule
  9.     What is the effect of a  defendant being indicted on a misdemeanor
  8.     Who gives notice for the defendant to testify at grand jury
  7.     Do Family Court contempt proceedings bar criminal proceedings
  6.     Requirements for obtaining a supporting deposition
  5.     Sealed Indictment
  4.     Defense right to Rosario material when Molineux evidence is introduced
  3.     Recalculating jail time credit on an intermittent sentence
  2.     Constitutional challenge to  predicate felony conviction
  1.     Felony DWI as a predicate felony offense