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FOIL-Criminal Defense and Privacy

Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL), Criminal Defense and Appellate Legal Challenges, New York, Florida, Federally? seeking insights into defensive strategies? Take a look at some FOIL requests and recent criminal defense trends in the Big Apple.

When dealing with legal matters in New York, understanding the nuances of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) can be a game-changer. Whether you are involved in a criminal case, personal injury claim, or require legal advice on DUI matters, grasping the intricacies of FOIL requests is essential.

FOIL, often the only means of transparency in New York, allows individuals to access agency records as defined by the Public Officers Law. For those navigating the complexities of a legal dispute or seeking information crucial to their case, leveraging FOIL requests can provide a wealth of valuable insights and sometimes hold the key to a criminal defense, literally liberating the accused.

By harnessing the power of FOIL requests, you can obtain essential documents, data, and records, enabling you to mount a robust criminal defense and navigate the legal landscape with confidence. Florida Criminal Defense is no different. Moreover, New York FOIL requests serve as a potent tool in advocating for justice, preserving evidence and upholding legal rights.

User Insights : FOIL Requests & Recent N.Y. Criminal Defense

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For those embarking on a legal journey in New York, staying informed and seeking expert legal guidance are paramount. Our commitment to excellence in legal practice, coupled with a client-centric approach, sets us apart as a trusted ally in your pursuit of justice and legal resolution.

If you require expert legal assistance in criminal defense, records requests, personal injury claims, or DUI (substance abuse related) matters, do not hesitate to reach out. Let us navigate the legal intricacies together and strive for a favorable outcome tailored to your unique circumstances.

Case in Point: N.Y. Criminal Defense Attorneys anticipating FOIL Follies


In People v.  Johnny Romero, 83 Misc.3d 1202 (Cr. Ct. Bx. Co. 2/28/24), N.Y.L.J. 23/8/24 @ p. 17,the court denied the defendant’s motion to strike the People’s certificate of discovery compliance because there was a good faith reliance on Public Officers Law 89-2b (a Freedom of Information Law exemption) because of certain personal information for police officers that may be withheld in Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests, as compared to material that may be withheld under C.P.L. Art. 245, the People would be permitted to re-file their discovery production or seek proper protective orders and thus, not suffer a speedy trial dismissal. See People v. Patsy Sanders, 81 Misc.3d 1223(A), 2023 WL 9052878 (Crim. Ct. Bx. Co..2023); but see People v. Mesa, 2024 NY Slip Op 50488 - NY: City Court, Criminal Court, 2024 ("That the People inexplicably dispensed with the plain text of the Criminal Procedure Law in favor of an unrelated law governing FOIL requests evinces neither good faith compliance nor due diligence.");

Recently, MATTER OF RUSSELL v. Town of Mount Pleasant, 2024 NY Slip Op 2920 - NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept., 2024 rejected the personal privacy issue accepted in the criminal court above.

Hire an experienced Appellate Practitioner, a FOIL Attorney who has experience with Criminal Defense matters, make the Freedom of Information Law Request rather than rely on the criminal court. See, e.g., People v. Flores, 217 AD 3d 29, 191 NYS 3d 322, 2023 NY … - NY: Appellate Div …, 2023. While some courts (see People v. Mesa) may state otherwise, when incarceration is a possibility, the failure to FOIL should not be a defense to ineffective assistance of legal counsel.

Cory H. Morris, Esq. New York and Florida, Injury, Addiction, Accident, Call the Law Offices of Cory H. Morris, 631-450-2515 (NYS) (954)-745-4592 (FLA)

New York State Freedom of Information Law - State/Federal - Freedom of Information Law and Freedom of Information Act | Call 631-450-2515 or E-Mail to arrange for an evaluation of your matter (injury, accident, traffic matter, criminal matter or appellate matter also).


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