Many clients seek counsel after they have been interviewed by federal agents. They spoke with the agents after the agents surprised them at home or work. When asked why they spoke to the agents without contacting counsel first, clients routinely say that they thought it would be a brief interview and that they didn’t [...]
For years, courts around the country have admitted “expert” testimony on bitemark analysis. These so-called experts have opined that bitemarks on human skin, often presented in sexual assault and murder trials, are distinct and “match” the defendant’s dental records. A new comprehensive federal report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), still [...]
In United States v. Fallon, a precedential opinion published on September 30, the Third Circuit reversed a defendant’s conviction for money laundering and, more importantly, issued a bright-line rule holding that financial transactions that take place before a defendant receives any proceeds from a fraudulent scheme cannot be considered “concealment” money laundering under 18 [...]
Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Andrew Olesnycky Earns Best Lawyers® Listing for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Andrew Olesnycky, a certified criminal defense attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has been included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers award for The Best Lawyers in America® for Criminal Defense: General Practice. Only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation have qualified [...]
On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that dramatically altered a citizen’s ability to carry a firearm outside one’s home. New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen, No. 20-843, was a challenge to New York State’s Law requiring justifiable need and good cause for an [...]
Last fall Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the Department of Justice’s more aggressive approach to corporate compliance. In her policy speech this week, she highlighted a series of new policies and warned cooperating companies not to slow walk their disclosures, told prosecutors to speed up their investigations and expanded self-reporting programs throughout the [...]
A Federal Restitution Order Leads to Garnishment of the Defendant’s Bank, Retirement and Stock Accounts
Courts uphold federal government’s ability to seize a convicted defendant’s 401(k) accounts to satisfy an Order of Restitution after a conviction at trial or a guilty plea.
Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers® in America, and its Founder Robert Stahl has Received the Prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” Designation
Given his extensive experience in representing high profile clients who face severe charges, Robert G. Stahl has earned the respect and confidence of both his clients and fellow lawyers. These lawyers provided the highest peer feedback earning Mr. Stahl Best Lawyers’ “Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Award” in Newark, NJ. Every year, [...]
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS, OIG) issued a special fraud alert advising healthcare providers to exercise caution when contracting with telemedicine companies. Such alerts are significant as they put providers on notice that OIG intends to investigate and prosecute potential fraud regarding telemedicine. [...]
In the past, federal agents and prosecutors have sought subpoenas and search warrants that authorize the seizure of every electronic device at the location to be searched – computers, servers, external hard drives and cell phones. This policy has resulted in an exponential growth in seized data.