Month: April 2020

This Tennessee Case Provides a Great Reason to Hire Your Own Lawyer

By Lee Koch | April 29, 2020 | Comments Off on This Tennessee Case Provides a Great Reason to Hire Your Own Lawyer

It’s not a case that got a lot of press coverage, but in 2008 two Tennessee detectives posed as federal defense attorneys to try to get incriminating information out of one of their suspects. They told the suspect they were his federal public defender. They even talked him out of cooperating with his own, real…

In the News: Feds Continue to Crack down on Covid-19 Fraud

By Lee Koch | April 17, 2020 | Comments Off on In the News: Feds Continue to Crack down on Covid-19 Fraud

Covid-19 hasn’t been around very long, but it’s already become a criminal enterprise worth over $13.4 million.  Most of the scams take place online. Perpetrators sell fake cures and counterfeit PPE, not just to individuals, but to agencies and hospitals as well. They run financial relief schemes and take advantage of remote work vulnerabilities to…

Can You Be Arrested for Violating Social Distancing Orders?

By Lee Koch | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Can You Be Arrested for Violating Social Distancing Orders?

COVID-19 has created a lot of confusing change in a very short period of time. For those of us living in New York City, the biggest change has been the way that New York City has essentially been shut down in the wake of the PAUSE order.  “PAUSE” stands for “Policies Assure Uniform Safety for…