NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Steve Raiser, criminal defense attorney, and President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County, was featured on NBC, 2/2/2014, in a news expose regarding a violation of the attorney-client privilege by the Nassau County District Attorney's office.
Conversations between the Office of Raiser & Kenniff, and his client, were recorded, and presented in Court.
Steve Raiser, had this to say, "Attorney client privilege is so important, because it's one of the underpinning of our system. The fact is that there's an attorney client privilege phone call, the District Attorney is not supposed to use those communications. It's the same thing as if someone were to go in and speak to their priest."
Touro College law professor, Richard Kline, "Listening to an attorney client privilege conversation is absolute…that's not to be done. That's a serious violation that took place. I think that we have to make sure that occurrences like that don't happen."
In a response to accusations made by Steve Raiser, the Nassau County DA responded, "not all conversations with an attorney, or his employees, are privileged." Yet the DA failed to indicate how in this particular case it fell outside of that privilege.
Steve Raiser is a founding partner of Raiser & Kenniff, PC. Steve's practice area is criminal defense and litigation. His experience includes serving as an Assistant District Attorney, where he was involved with high profile cases such as those involving rapper DMX, and NY Rangers Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh. While serving as a prosecutor, he joined the U.S. Army. As a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard Judge Advocate General's Corps, Steve volunteered for active duty in Iraq. There he served the troops in the office of the Staff Judge Advocate, defending soldiers from actions instituted by the federal government, making probable cause determinations for the command, and assisting in the training of Iraqi soldiers in legal proceedings. Steve has appeared as a legal analyst for FOX, CNN, and Court TV (TRU TV). His interviews on CNN and FOX have been posted to their websites and have been showcased under "must see videos."
Media Contact: Steve Raiser, Raiser & Kenniff, PC, 516-742-7600, firstname.lastname@example.org
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