Halperin Law Center Attorneys Jonathan E. Halperin and Andrew Lucchetti recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the victim of a wrongful arrest due to mistaken identity. Read the full story on Fredericksburg.com here.
Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate additional judicial nominees for federal court vacancies throughout the country. One such vacancy currently exists within the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Fourth Circuit”), created by Judge Dennis W. Shedd assuming senior status on January 30, 2018. It is expected that another member of … Continue reading “Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Additional Judicial Nominees”
Criminal and Civil Protections for Law Enforcement Officers By: Isaac A. McBeth, Esq. The NY Times recently reported that civil rights prosecutors recommended charges against a New York police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The circumstances surrounding Mr. Garner’s death have been widely publicized. Mr. Garner died after NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo … Continue reading “Criminal And Civil Protections For Law Enforcement Officers”
A recent article by the Washington Post found that pedestrian deaths have reached the highest level in 28 years. Specifically, nearly 6000 pedestrians were killed in 2016, representing a 46% increase from the number of fatalities documented just seven years earlier in 2009. The finding came from a “Status Report” issued May 8 by the … Continue reading “Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise By Isaac A. Mcbeth, Esq.”
In October, 2017, we published a blog discussing that the Virginia Board of Corrections (the newly created panel of citizens legally responsible for overseeing jail deal investigations in Virginia) had yet to begin any death investigations. As of late October, the Commonwealth had not yet hired an investigator, preventing the Board from performing any meaningful … Continue reading “Virginia Jail Death Review Board Not Releasing Information About Investigations Or Findings”