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Nurse: Auburn hospital fabricated story about me being held hostage by armed husband

Auburn, NY — Top administrators at Auburn’s hospital filed a false report that a nurse there was being held hostage at gunpoint by her husband in their home, according to a lawsuit filed last week. About the same time, the …

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Albany Police Officers Testing Body Cameras

Beginning today, Albany police officers will be testing body cameras while on duty. Albany police have weathered criticism following an incident that resulted in the April 2015 tasing death of an unarmed city man, Dontay Ivy. No officers were charged …

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An attorney talks difficulties in defending first-degree murder

Ryan Lawrence’s charge has been upped from second to first-degree murder SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) First-degree murder is the most serious criminal charge in New York State, and it comes with a penalty of life in prison without parole. NewsChannel 9’s Jeff …

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Syracuse Lawyer Comments, Mental Examination Could Keep Lawrence Out of Court

Man Accused of Killing 21-Month-Old Daughter to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation by Iris St. Meran The Syracuse man accused of killing his 21-month-old daughter will undergo a mental health evaluation. Ryan Lawrence was not in court but his attorney made …

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Pardons Could Keep Young New York Offenders Crime Free

Thousands of New Yorkers Eligible for Criminal Pardons By Matt Jarchow SYRACUSE, N.Y. — For young New Yorkers, one mistake can close the door on a future. “In New York State, there is no such thing as expungement, and so …

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Secret Sister Gift Exchange seems harmless, it’s against the law

Secret Santa pyramid scheme sweeping social media by storm Secret Santa is taking social media by storm with a new twist — promising users dozens of free gifts in exchange for one. Invites for the Secret Sister Gift Exchange are …

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Attorney Donald Kelly Explains Re-Opened Cosby Case

Cosby Case: Local attorney explains why sealed case was opened Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Bill Cosby was again the talk of the country Tuesday, just hours after court documents show he admitted to getting drugs intended for women he wanted to …

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Managing Partner Donald Kelly Discusses Convicted Axe Murderer Charges with WSYR

Local defense lawyer shocked that convicted axe murderer suspected in deadly Court Street arson was out of prison May 29, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A convicted axe murderer is back behind bars after Syracuse Police charged him with setting …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald E. Kelly Pens Op-ed in Auburn Citizen on Piercing the grand Jury Veil

Guest column: Don’t burn down the grand jury veil May 11, 2015   Unsurprisingly, civil rights activists are not taking “no” for an answer and are now asking an appellate court in Brooklyn to overrule the decision of the trial …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald Kelly Urges Courtroom Reform At Syracuse.com

Change New York’s courtroom rules to allow defendants to see more evidence before trial In this file photo, Donald Kelly, defense Lawyer for Shayne Davis, talks to The Post-Standard court writer, Jim O’Hara about Shayne Davis pleading in the death …

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Onondaga County Bar Reporter Marks Donald Kelly’s Promotion to Managing Partner

Donald E. Kelly Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey Syracuse Office Donald E. Kelly, an attorney whose practice focuses on criminal defense law, has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a solo practice before joining …

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Central New York Business Journal Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC Research on Impaired Driving

Drunk-driving arrests in CNY fell for the fifth straight year in 2014 by Benjamin Fang February 18, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Drunk and other impaired-driving arrests of adults in the five-county Central New York region declined for the fifth …

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Syracuse.com Highlights Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Company news: Donald Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey February 17, 2015   Donald E. Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC. Kelly has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field, and focuses on criminal defense …

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Central New York Business Journal Reports on Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Tully Rinckey names Kelly as managing partner for Syracuse office by Eric Reinhardt February 13, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that operates an office in Syracuse, has named Donald Kelly as managing partner …

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Syracuse Law Marks Donald Kelly’s Appointment As Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Managing Partner in Syracuse

Donald E. Kelly Donald E. Kelly has been named Managing Partner for the Syracuse office of Tully Rinckney, PLLC.  His practice focuses on criminal defense law and has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Donald Kelly quoted in Syracuse.com on what it takes to get a retrial

Thibodeau’s burden at Heidi Allen hearing: show jury would’ve acquitted him with new evidence By John O’Brien January 15, 2015   A rare smile from Gary Thibodeau during a break in the hearing about the 1994 kidnapping of Heidi Allen, …

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WAMC Public Radio Features Tully Rinckey Partner Donald Kelly in Discussion of Police Body Cameras

Should Body Cameras Be Required For Police Officers? By Dave Lucas December     President Obama’s call to equip police officers across the country with body cameras could change the way police interact with civilians, including those accused of breaking …

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At Syracuse.com, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly Warns Militarization of Police Invites Problems

More militarization not the way toward better Syracuse policing To the Editor: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAP), produced by Navistar International, are loaded onto an airplane at the Charleston Air Force Base in North Charleston, S.C. in this 2007 file photo. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Don Kelly discusses tougher drunk driving rules in “Vince’s Law” with The Star Review

State increases penalties for repeat drunk driving By Sarah Hall November 4, 2014     Michael Iannettoni had been charged with driving while intoxicated five times when he killed Vincent Russo. Iannettoni had four previous convictions for DWI and was …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly discusses toughened drunk driving laws with WSYR-TV

Criminal defense attorney and Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly shares his insights on the possible effectiveness of new, tougher drunken driving laws with Rachel Polansky of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV.  

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Donald E. Kelly ’87 Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2014

  By Margaret Spillett August 8, 2014   Donald E. Kelly ’87, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Syracuse, N.Y., was invited into the prestigious Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization based on his peer nominations and third-party research of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly Esq. analyzes new data on DWI arrests in CNY with WAER News

CNY Drunk Driving Arrests Down for 4th Consecutive Year D-W-I arrests in Central New York appear to be on the decline thanks in part to stricter enforcement and a change in social attitudes. In Onondaga and Madison Counties in particular, …

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NY High Court Rules Police Can Go Too Far in Interrogations, Reverses Convictions

Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations. One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices. In the case of Adrian …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for 2014

Donald Kelly Honored for Stellar Qualifications, Trial Results and Leadership in Criminal Defense Law February 20, 2014 – Syracuse, N.Y. – After practicing criminal defense in Central New York for over 18 years, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly …

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FBI investigating Upstate Medical administrators’ compensation, sources say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating whether top Upstate Medical University administrators illegally received extra pay, intensifying a scandal that has already resulted in resignations, according to three sources. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse recently …

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Lawyer: Suspect in Syracuse handyman murder was himself wounded by real gunman

Syracuse, NY — The lawyer for a Syracuse man accused of shooting a handyman to death during an attempted robbery this summer says his client was actually a victim. Defense lawyer Don Kelly today asked a County Court judge to …

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New York State DWI Arrests Down Ten Percent

Statistics show DWI arrests in Central New York are down almost 10 percent. Some say new, tougher laws are helping to curb the crime. If you’re convicted of a DWI, you’ll pay at least $5,000 in penalties and legal fees. …

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Donald Kelly Discusses Life Sentence for David Renz Child Rape / Murder Case

Syracuse criminal defense attorney Donald Kelly of Tully Rinckey PLLC discussed the child rape and murder case with CBS5. The man who is accused of murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan, 47, and raping a 10-year-old girl on March 14 …

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Donald Kelly Discusses Life Sentence for David Renz Child Rape / Murder Case

Syracuse criminal defense attorney Donald Kelly of Tully Rinckey PLLC discussed the child rape and murder case with CNYCentral. The man who is accused of murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan, 47, and raping a 10-year-old girl on March 14 …

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Social Media’s Growing Role in Criminal Cases

By Sarah Blazonis One criminal defense attorney says evidence can range from written proof to the especially conclusive video evidence, and, he says, most surprising, a lot of times it’s the people who committed the crimes that are actually posting …

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Tough Penalties if Final Four Celebrations are Chaotic

By Iris St. Meran Many people descended upon Marshall Street after the Orange took it all in 2003. Some caused a ruckus by climbing trees and setting fires. But those actions could spell jail time. Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly …

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Syracuse University NCAA Basketball Fan Riot Legalities

For Syracuse Police, the focus is on controlling the chaos expected during and after Saturday night’s game. Massive crowds spilled out onto Marshall Street back in 2003 when SU won the National Championship. Syracuse Police were there to try and …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don E. Kelly appears on WSYR in Syracuse. Don talks about Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget plan to limit the opportunity to plead down speeding tickets. Don also answers listener questions about missing a court …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Criminal Defense Attorney Donald E. Kelly appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Don talks about Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget plan to curb the pleading down of speeding tickets. Don also addresses listener questions regarding speeding tickets and DWI …

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Traffic / Speeding Ticket Plea Bargain Limitations With New NY State Budget Proposal

Syracuse, NY Attorney Donald Kelly of Tully RInckey PLLC discusses New York State’s recent proposal of ending plea bargains for speeding over 20 miles per hour. Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping to raise state revenues in his new budget proposal. …

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Donald Kelly Weighs in on Recently Passed NYS Gun Laws

President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun control package faces an uncertain future on Capitol Hill. Republicans dominating the House are rejecting his proposals while Obama’s allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action. The fate of …

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Holiday Season Shoplifting a Billion Dollar Drain on Businesses

By Nick Will The season of giving coincides with the season of taking for many U.S. retailers; stores are expecting to lose $8.5 billion collectively from shoplifting and employee theft this holiday season, researchers say. The Centre for Retail Research …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly discusses police enforcement of “Operation Hang-up” during the holidays. Mr. Kelly also answers listener questions regarding jail-time for DWI convictions and the affect of chewing tobacco on a breathalyzer test.

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense and DWI attorney Donald E. Kelly appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly answers listener questions surrounding topics of employing a private investigator, defending a DWI charge and repercussions of a DWI conviction with a …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on WSYR. Mr. Kelly addresses juvenile criminal records, arguing self-defense when charged with assault, and whether or not an otherwise clean driving record will have any bearing on a …

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Suspect in Syracuse Arson Spree Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Fire

A Syracuse man charged in a fire-setting spree on the city’s West End admitted his guilt today in a fire that killed an elderly man. Shayne Davis, 32, of 1902. W. Genesee St., pleaded guilty before state Supreme Court Justice …

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Man Enters “Not Responsible” Plea in Thruway Chase

Monroe County man accused of running a state trooper off the road during a high-speed chase on the New York State Thruway disposed of the case today in Syracuse with a plea under the state’s insanity law. Jesse A. Corson, …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC partner and criminal defense attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly addresses legal limits for blood alcohol content, the implications for after-school fights, and the consequences for driving on a suspended license.

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appeared on Syracuse’s WSYR News/Talk Radio. Mr. Kelly responded to listener questions regarding speeding in a school zone, the repercussions of unpaid parking tickets, and the legal expectations of witnessing fraud in …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly addresses issues of public intoxication, reckless driving, and the possibility of facing a DWI with a blood alcohol content of less than .08 …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appears on WSYR and touches on listener inspired issues surrounding the effect of speeding tickets on insurance premiums, contesting assault charges and the increase in severity of multiple DWI offenses.

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Syracuse’s SUNNY 102. Mr. Kelly addresses juvenile criminal offenses, acting in self-defense, and the implications for refusing a breathalyzer test.

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers legal questions on Radio 106.9 WSYR. Don talks about the new law that requires vehicle interlock systems for those charged with DWI, obligations when witnessing an accident and if it is …

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Stupid Car Thief Posts Video of the Crime on Youtube

It used to be that criminals tried to hide their misdeeds, you know, like so they wouldn’t get caught. But apparently social media has changed all that, and criminals are finding it ever more difficult to resist the urge to broadcast …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appears on Sunny 102 to respond to listener questions regarding hosting a party with possible underage drinking, the levels of speeding tickets and if defending a friend is considered self defense.

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Don Kelly appears on Sunny 102 and discusses how to handle a traffic ticket in another state, the not so privacy call from jail and your rights during a search and seizure.

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Don Kelly arrives at WSYR Radio Studios to provide guidance for listeners on their legal issues. This week Mr. Kelly reminds everyone what the legal blood alcohol limits are, give professional insight on how …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Law Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney Dick Sargent stop by the WSYR studios and provide guidance for listeners who have legal issues. Mr. Kelly answers a parents’ concern after their son is caught selling drugs inside …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey estate planning attorney Dick Sargent and criminal law attorney Don Kelly make their debut together on Syracuse’s newest radio segment, “Ask the Lawyer” on Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent talks about the appropriate time to begin drafting a will …

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