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1991

Special Litigation Unit Wins 24-Hour Standard from Arrest to Arraignment

The Criminal Defense Division’s Special Litigation Unit won a landmark victory in Roundtree v. Brown, which challenged the protracted delays newly arrested persons experienced prior to being arraigned. It was a landmark case which brought about significant improvements in the criminal justice system by setting a 24- hour standard from arrest to arraignment. The case was argued by Michele Maxian.https://www.legalaidnyc.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3514&action=edit#

Michelle Maxian won the unanimous Court of Appeals decision in Rel. Maxion on behalf of Roundtree v. Brown
Michelle Maxian won the unanimous Court of Appeals decision in Rel. Maxion on behalf of Roundtree v. Brown 1991