Joseph A. Bondy is a criminal defense and cannabis business attorney in private practice in New York. Mr. Bondy defends all types of criminal cases, from initial arrest through grand jury investigation, pre-trial discovery and motions, trial, sentencing and appeals, in both the federal and state courts, and represents a number of companies in the cannabis and industrial hemp industry on a variety of corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Bondy is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the District District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Understanding Your Right to Present a Theory of Defense

In every matter, civil and criminal, the attorney must develop a strong theory and supporting themes, which simply and persuasively explain why they should win. Developing the best theory and themes of the case allows a practitioner to utilize the dominant emotion and relevant law to their advantage throughout every stage of the litigation. Learning how to brainstorm, identify, and properly deploy the themes in furtherance of the theory, is of critical importance to maximizing one’s chances of prevailing at trial. »

Put Your Best Argument First

Put Your Best Argument First An attorney’s ability to write clearly, persuasively, and effectively cannot be understated, particularly so in federal court. Knowing the rules, general structure, and flow of a federal criminal case is an important starting point to being able to make timely written arguments which are properly sequenced for maximum effect. Identifying the relevant issues, and researching and arguing the law as supported by the evidence, are skills that are learned and honed through practice. »