David Feige

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Trial by Plea Bargain

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last year, guilty pleas resolved more than 97 percent of federal cases prosecuted to conclusion by the Justice Department. That rate is way up along with the number of federal criminal defendants in the past decade, a number that has doubled. David Feige, a former Bronx defense prosecutor, explains.

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Inside the Courts: Mired in Misdemeanors

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

The recent arrest of a Queens man for a string of sexual assaults on the Upper East Side has intensified the debate about recidivists in the criminal justice system. Kevin White, it was quickly disclosed, had been arrested 27 times on 57 different charges, of which he was convicted of ...


Inside The Courts: More Latosha

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Earlier, I a mentioned a prostitute I called Latosha we had celebrated her 100th criminal conviction the night before the night before Christmas. When we left her, she had just pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, and prostitution, promising Judge Arthur Birnbaum, that she would come in the ...


Inside The Courts: Latosha

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Just before Christmas eve, I celebrated an unusual anniversary with a client I'll call Latosha. It happened during night court. Most years, there aren't that many arrests in the days just before Christmas, But for some reason, this year was different. It seemed that The New York City Police department ...


Inside The Courts: The People

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

If you were to wander into Bronx criminal court on almost any weekday, one of the first things you'd notice is the people--it's crowded. Hundreds and hundreds of them milling around looking for their lawyers, courtrooms or loved ones. It is a sad fact of criminal court that, because of ...


Inside the Court System

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Public defender David Feige is contributing a series of stories to take us inside the court system and tell us what he's seen.

Mired in Misdemeanors
June 8, 2004
The recent arrest of a Queens man for a string of sexual assaults ...


Inside the Court System

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Attorney David Feige is a public defender and a writer. Until recently, he served as the Trial Chief of The Bronx Defenders, an innovative public defender office in the South Bronx. We asked him to contribute a series of stories to take us inside the court system and tell us ...


Commentary: Stolen Prison Painting Highlights Changes

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

In 1965 Salvador Dali donated a painting of Christ on the cross to the New York City Department of Corrections. Since then, the painting has been hanging around Riker's Island. Until last week, that is, when someone stole it. The disappearance of the Dali has commentator and public defender David ...


The Validity of Confessions: A Public Defender's Take

Friday, January 31, 2003

Although a judge in Manhattan overturned the convictions of the five men charged in connection with the 1989 attack on the central park jogger, this week the police department released a report standing by their original findings. A central issue in the case was the validity of the confessions.

David ...


Commentary: A Moment of Mercy

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

In an overburdened court system, justice can be capricious. Sometimes the difference between freedom and incarceration depends on a single moment of mercy. Commentator David Feige, a public defender in the Bronx, shares this story of one of those moments.


King Of The Courts

Thursday, December 07, 2000

Al Gore's chief lawyer, David Boies will represent the vice president before the Florida Supreme Court. Until recently Boies was best known for winning the government's anti -trust case against Microsoft in April. Commentator David Feige is also a lawyer.


Hate Crimes

Wednesday, July 12, 2000