Blog Posts

Expert Testimony in Forced Confession Cases

Confessions are powerful evidence for criminal prosecutors. But more and more, people are noticing the cracks in the criminal justice systems and that far too many confessions in criminal cases result from coercion or duress. Unfortunately, proving that a confession wasn’t genuine is no easy…

Topic: Criminal Defense

The Status of the SEC’s Crackdown on SPACs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has started to crack down on Special Purpose Acquisition Company vehicles in earnest. This comes after several companies involved in mergers were accused of defrauding investors through all sorts of misconduct, including by not limited to misrepresentation, breach of…

Topic: Fraud, Securities Litigation

Criminal vs. Good Faith Errors on COVID-19 Loan Form

When the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, businesses across New York City and the entire country were temporarily forced to close their doors. Many companies applied for and received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program during this time. PPP loans are for small businesses…

Topic: Criminal Defense

How A Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Handle Your Case

Award-winning criminal defense lawyer Harlan Protass has spent more than 20 years protecting the rights and interests of clients facing criminal, civil, or regulatory charges. His results speak for themselves. However, you deserve a fierce and nuanced defense attorney to preserve your life and liberty….

Topic: Criminal Defense

Don’t Give Up: Maybe You Can Appeal Your Conviction

If you or a relative recently received a criminal conviction or sentence in NYC, there may be grounds to appeal. A criminal appeals attorney can help you understand your rights and how to proceed with an appeal. Are You Entitled to an Appeal? New York…

Topic: Criminal Defense

Press & Publications

Gang Land News

Compassionate Release Motion Granted and Life Sentence Reduced After 29+ Years Behind Bars

A federal judge granted Eric Millian a compassionate release, calling him a rehabilitated “man of extraordinary character.”

Case Results

Financial Recovery in FINRA Arbitration Case

Attorney Protass recovered 80% of the client’s monetary demand on the eve of trial on a FINRA arbitration claim. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result…

Supervised Release Terminated Early for Two Individuals

Attorney Protass secured early termination of supervised release for two individuals who had served lengthy prison terms and had completed approximately half of their 5-year terms of supervised release. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case….