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Post-Conviction Relief: A Second Look at Conviction

According to The Innocence Project, nobody knows just how many innocent people are sitting in prison after being wrongly convicted. This organization works tirelessly with defendants who believe they were wrongly convicted to secure post-conviction relief. Post-conviction relief is a mechanism for the court to review the conviction under certain circumstances and, if appropriate, reduce… Read More »

Joseph Tacopina – Drive and Desire

Joseph Tacopina knows firsthand how to work against the odds. He will take unpopular cases, especially those against police officers. When Richard Sanfilippo faced corruption charges in the famous 1994 “Morgue Boys” cases and Kenneth Moreno was accused of taking advantage of an intoxicated woman while he was on patrol, it was Tacopina who stepped… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Federal and State Criminal Prosecution?

Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2011 after allegedly downloading millions of academic journal archives via a laptop housed in a network closet in MIT. He was charged by Massachusetts state authorities with two counts of breaking and entering, one count of larceny over $250 and three… Read More »

Mitigation in Capital Punishment Cases

This past August, a jury in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, decided on a death penalty verdict for 22-year-old Melvin Knight, who pleaded guilty to murder in the torture killing of a mentally disabled woman he held captive in a dingy western Pennsylvania apartment. The prosecutor had argued Knight deserved the death penalty because his crimes were… Read More »

Years in the Making, Brokers Charged for Securities Fraud

The financial meltdown in Wall Street and the subsequent bailout of major financial institutions by the U.S. government has placed undue pressure on white collar defendants, particularly those charged with securities fraud. Such is the case for three New York City brokers under the employ of Linkbrokers Derivatives Corporation, a subsidiary of London-based ICAP PLC… Read More »

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Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C.
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