6 posts from June 2012

The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, June 29, 2012

By: Larry W. Zukerman, Esq. and Mark M. Jablonski, Esq. The Constitution guarantees anybody accused of a crime the opportunity to confront and question their accusers. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case that could narrow that right of confrontation in certain circumstances, a decision that could affect the... Continue reading "The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause" …

Challenge to Intoxilyzer 8000 rejected in Cuyahoga County, but issue is far from settled

Posted by Zukerman on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan J. Sheehan recently rejected a challenge to the controversial Intoxilyzer 8000 BAC testing machine, but the issue of the device’s reliability is far from settled. Trial court judges from across the state have expressed concerns over the 8000’s operation, and the Twelfth District Court... Continue reading "Challenge to Intoxilyzer 8000 rejected in Cuyahoga County, but issue is far from settled" …

ZDL convinces Court of Appeals to reverse client’s convictions and seven-year prison sentence

Posted by Zukerman on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to seven years in prison, Roy Bell’s situation was bleak. Mr. Bell was convicted of marijuana trafficking with a schoolyard specification, drug possession, and possession of criminal tools. Mr. Bell was also forced to surrender his assets to the state. Attorneys at ZDL appealed... Continue reading "ZDL convinces Court of Appeals to reverse client’s convictions and seven-year prison sentence" …

LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Roger Clemens was recently acquitted of Obstruction of Congress, False Statements, and Perjury. Many other celebrities in recent years, including Scooter Libby, Martha Stewart, and Rod Blagojevich have faced similar charges in Federal Court. It is my experience that many Americans feel that they, as non-celebrities, are not susceptible to... Continue reading "LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001" …

ZDL wins third appellate victory, resulting in expungement of client’s felonies

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It took three appeals, but the court of appeals ordered the trial court to expunge our client’s felony conviction. In 1998, M.D. was convicted of receiving stolen property, forgery, uttering, obstructing justice, and tampering with evidence. In 2009, M.D. applied to have his convictions expunged pursuant to R.C. 2953.32. The... Continue reading "ZDL wins third appellate victory, resulting in expungement of client’s felonies" …

Eighth District sides with ZDL, overturns precedent.

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a major victory for our client, attorneys at Zukerman, Daiker & Lear convinced the Eighth District Court of Appeals to overturn one of its own cases and find that the law required the trial court to conduct an evidentiary hearing on his expungement application. In 2005, defendant R.A. was... Continue reading "Eighth District sides with ZDL, overturns precedent." …