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About Robert G. Stahl, Esq.

Robert Stahl Esq. is the managing Partner at Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense every year since 2006; The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense; AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Stahl represents individuals and corporations in federal and state criminal matters, with a focus on white collar crime and serious federal and state charges. I personally handle all major cases in court and in meetings with agents and prosecutors. In addition to taking cases at the investigative or trial stage, he represents individuals in their post-convictions motions and criminal appeals. He also handles corporate internal investigations.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upends Bill Cosby’s Conviction

In an internationally watched case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction finding that he had been improperly prosecuted after relying on what he believed was a promise of immunity from then District Attorney Bruce Castor which caused Cosby to testify in a civil case brought by one of his victims and make various [...]

By |2021-07-06T10:21:53-04:00July 6th, 2021|Convictions, Fifth Amendment|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upends Bill Cosby’s Conviction

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows the Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

In its June 3rd decision, the Supreme Court greatly narrowed the scope of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The CFAA, the main federal anti-hacking law, prohibits outside actors from illegally accessing – breaking into – government or private computer networks. In addition, it is routinely used to charge authorized users of a [...]

By |2021-06-29T23:06:19-04:00June 29th, 2021|Internet Crimes|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Narrows the Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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

We are proud to announce two of Stahl Criminal Defense attorneys have been selected for the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers® list. Robert G. Stahl for White Collar Crime Andrew Olesnycky for Criminal Defense Robert Stahl’s 2021 selection marks his 15-year anniversary as a Super Lawyers® honoree, as he has been listed in every edition [...]

President Biden Is Phasing Out Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

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.”

By |2021-05-25T17:48:57-04:00January 27th, 2021|Federal Courts, Prison|0 Comments

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

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.”

By |2021-05-25T17:49:18-04:00January 18th, 2021|Police|0 Comments

Department of Justice’s Focus on Telemedicine Fraud

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.

By |2021-05-25T17:49:36-04:00November 11th, 2020|Healthcare Fraud|0 Comments

Virtual Grand Jury and Virtual Trial During the Pandemic

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.

Federal Bail and Pretrial Detention

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.

NJ Supreme Court Compels Defendant to Provide Cellphone Password

In an extremely controversial 4-3 opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld trial and Appellate Division rulings compelling a defendant to provide his cellphone passcode pursuant to a search warrant. The defendant was an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer accused of providing a drug dealer confidential information about an investigation into the dealer and his co-conspirators.

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