The Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence

, New York Law Journal

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In his Ethics and Criminal Practice column, Joel Cohen, a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, writes that a situation that likely keeps the criminal bar awake at night is where the client comes to his lawyer with evidence actually helpful to his defense, but which he obtained by (likely) violating the law - whether by traditional theft or, these days, via computer hacking.

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