From the show:
Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners. I am your host, Zehava Schechter.
First, I hope everyone out there is feeling well and staying safe. There is an uptick of Coronavirus positive cases so please be careful out there.
There are many issues affecting us on Long Island and the nation and world as a whole: the health pandemic, racial disparity, climate change, upcoming election. The list goes on. To that end, we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. As they say, all politics are local. So, today we will focus on issues facing the criminal justice system in New York State and specifically on Long Island. Our discussion today concerns:
The likelihood of the recreational marijuana bill passing in 2021.
The state of bail reform – Is it working?
Crime statistics on LI – why are LI politicians talking about a NYC crime uptick when it is not happening here – or is it?
The state of discovery rules – are ADA’s complying?
Our guest on this 55th episode is Daniel A. Johnston, Esq., an attorney specializing in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Business and Consumer Litigation. Dan’s motto is “Call me when you’re arrested, injured, or ripped off.” Dan was a guest on our show for the 4th, 14th, 28th, 42nd, 43rd, and 47th episodes and we are glad to have him back.
Dan is a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s office who has also handled civil litigation defense matters in large NYC firms. Dan’s practice focuses on helping individuals and small businesses when it matters most (mostly criminal defense and plaintiff’s side civil litigation).