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1st Amendment Attorney Corey Silverstein Featured on ABC Detroit

On March 13, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, released an opinion in the case of Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas v. Matthew Wayne Minard. In an amazing opinion written by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Sutton (which can be read here), the Court found the conduct of Officer Matthew Minard to be unconstitutional. More specifically, the Court found that Officer Matthew Minard violated Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas’ first and fourth amendment rights. WXYZ Detroit (ABC) and Reporter Kim Russell provided incredible news coverage of the case and asked First Amendment Attorney Corey Silverstein to weigh in on the case. The full story can be read here.

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Obscenity Charges against Florida Store Owner Dropped

BARTOW, Fla. - Polk County prosecutors dropped all charges yesterday against a store owner who was charged with distribution and possession of obscenity with intent to sell after detectives purchased 10 adult movies at a Sunoco gas station and convenience store in Dundee, Fla. "There will be no jail time, no conviction and no fines" for Minakashiben Patel, adult industry attorney Lawrence Walters told XBIZ. Walters and another adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein, represent Patel and worked together to strike a deal with prosecutors. A total of 20 misdemeanors and one felony charge were filed against Patel, relating to adult DVDs sold from her gas station and convenience store in Polk County. Patel also was charged with sale of drug paraphernalia, based on selling Detox brand energy drink. Those charges were dismissed early on. "The obscenity charges have now been dismissed per an agreement with the state, where Ms. Patel agreed to make a $2,000 donation to a drug education and prevention fund," Walters said. "She further agreed to abide by existing state obscenity laws and not to sue the sheriff or prosecutors as a result of the arrest. “Corey and I are proud of the result we obtained…

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