Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter, and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
Under New York City's opaque and arbitrary civil forfeiture system, seizing money from a woman not accused of a crime is a perfectly legal thing to do.
James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?
The HBO crime drama has been very good at showing how slippery the notions of guilt or innocence can be.
HBO's fantastic crime drama turns the routine stuff of bureaucracy into agony.
To get some insight into the world of deceit, we talked to people who have to lie like it's their job.
On Thursday, the ACLU released a collection of memos spelling out exactly why they think so many of Donald Trump's statements are unconstitutional.
From Tennessee to Illinois to California, attorneys are telling festival-goers how to avoid arrest and advising them about what to do if they do end up in cuffs.
"Implicit bias" may not affect only judges, cops, and prosecutors, but also the lawyers defending America's poor.
We talked to New York ethics attorney Nicole Hyland about why she started a blog dissecting the conduct of everyone's favorite fictional defense lawyer.
In an interview with TMZ, Kachinsky said that in hindsight, he wouldn't have let his client talk to the police alone.
"For someone my age, climate change is a reality. It's a reality that's already having an impact on my life."
We asked a lawyer what to do when a big corporation steals your money and then says you can't join a class action suit against them.
A bit of knowledge will make a big difference when facing the ultimate comedown.
Many public defenders in the United States only have minutes to prepare for a case that might result in years in prison for the accused, as well as the loss of benefits, employment, or custody of their children.
From Teklife to a digital arts collective, Anibal Luque has made a career out of helping DIY artists and alternative entrepreneurs navigate the often-complicated legal snags that come with starting a business.
Like a lot of people who are young and broke, I've fantasized about going to law school. But does an advanced degree really offer a path to riches?
Climbing the ladder at a major firm can lead to substance abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts—or at least, that's where it led me.
Prisoners who help other inmates with legal filings can actually have a major impact.
Serra, who took a (probably LSD-inspired) vow of poverty and has been jailed twice for refusing to pay taxes, has been a go-to lawyer for what he calls "anti-government entities" since the 1960s.
A Monday ruling offers hope of new witness testimony for the man convicted of murder in 2000.
"Our issues involving space are seen through the lens of geopolitics on the Earth. Our problems originate on Earth, not in space."
"For every one lawyer that we lose, that's 240 Indigenous people that will miss out on representation."
As New York state considers releasing sex offenders previously held in civil commitment, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner's research on the Depravity Standard asks the public to consider how to judge the worst crimes people can commit.