For over twenty-five years, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Bondy has advised individuals in a wide variety of complex criminal defense, cannabis business and advocacy, and crisis management matters. Mr. Bondy is well-known for his superlative trial and federal sentencing experience. Mr. Bondy's practice includes representation of clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, from racketeering and murder to high profile white-collar matters in the federal and state courts. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Bondy regularly engages in pre-indictment advocacy and pre-trial negotiations, and handles sentencing, appeals and post-conviction matters, in both the federal and state courts. Mr. Bondy is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and a Vice-President of the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA), and has represented a number of individuals and businesses in the cannabis and industrial hemp industry on a variety of matters. Mr. Bondy is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the 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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Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

“It’s the first time a young child who needs lifesaving medicine has stood up to the government to be able to use it,” “It’s the first time that a group of young millennials of color has stood up to the government and said the marijuana law is wrong and has destroyed their communities.” This suit is much more than aim at policy reform. https://nyti.ms/2BqA6zP »

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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. »

From pot to impeachment: The high-wire legal act from Lev Parnas' attorney

On New Year’s Eve, attorney Joseph A. Bondy hopped on a subway train headed toward the US attorney’s office in lower Manhattan to pick up a disk loaded with Lev Parnas’ cell phone contents. It was the first piece of evidence prosecutors had released to him since his client was arrested in October. (CNN) - The clock was ticking. House Democrats had voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and Bondy watched as witness upon witness testified while Parnas – an associate of Rudy Giuliani in his Ukraine political efforts – sat on the sidelines. »