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John Castellano on People v. McKinnon - What is Disfigurement in Criminal Assault

By John M. Castellano In People v. McKinnon , the Court of Appeals addressed for the first time the meaning of the terms "disfigurement" and "disfigure seriously" as used in New York's criminal assault statutes. In this commentary, John M. Castellano, a 27-year veteran of...

The Limits of New York's Indelible Right to Counsel

Castellano on People v. Pacquette, People v. Lopez, People v. Gibson, and People v. Lewie: The Limits of New York's Indelible Right to Counsel By Mr John Castellano Excerpt from 2011 Emerging Issues 5910 SUMMARY: In People v. Pacquette, People v. Lopez, People v. Gibson, and People...

John Castellano on United States v. Jones: Defining the Scope of the 4th Amendment in a Digital Era

In United States v. Jones [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court announced that a warrant is required to track a suspect by attaching a GPS device to the suspect's vehicle, even though the suspects' movements are public and could be fully discovered by simple...