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Andrew Alperstein Receives Not Guilty Verdict in Defense of Local Police Office

Criminal defense attorney, Andrew I. Alperstein, was successful in his defense of local police officer, Freddie Puryear. In July 2015, Puryear was accused of pointing a gun at his neighbor, Jason Wojciechowski. The jury found that Puryear was acting in self-defense. To watch Andrew’s interview and read the story in its entirety, click here.

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Former Prosecutor Warren Alperstein Quoted in The New York Times

Alperstein & Diener’s own Warren S. Alperstein was recently quoted in The New York Times regarding the circumstances of Freddie Gray’s initial arrest. Mr. Alperstein stated that “The Supreme Court has made it very clear that in circumstances like this, law enforcement has the absolute legal right to chase, pause, apprehend an individual who, for…

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Warren Alperstein Gives Commentary on Officer Nero’s Request for a Bench Trial

Alperstein & Diener attorney, Warren S. Alperstein, offered commentary on Maryland’s News This Week regarding Officer Nero’s request for a bench trial. Mr. Alperstein said that due to “some complicated constitutional issues regarding the legality of Gray’s arrest, that a judge might better understand than a jury.” There are mixed reviews on this particular procedural…

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Warren S. Alperstein Quoted in NPR's Around the Nation

Alperstein & Diener attorney, Warren S. Alperstein, was recently quoted in NPR’s Around the Nation piece regarding the trials of the officers connected with the death of Freddie Gray. The trials are set to resume in May, more than a year after Gray’s death occurred. Thus far, the hearings have left a trail of unanswered…

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Recognizing the Difference Between a Grand Jury and a Jury Trial

Grand juries and trial juries are made up of everyday citizens who are called for jury duty. However, they serve different purposes. What is a grand jury? The grand jury is called to assist the prosecution in deciding whether to bring criminal charges against a suspect. There are usually 23 people who make up a…

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Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

Meeting with a family law attorney can be a nerve-racking experience, but it shouldn’t be. Many people worry about what it really means to meet with a divorce attorney. Oftentimes, the biggest concern is whether or not their spouse will find out. People worry what others will think, and that if they meet with an…

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