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NY Lawmakers Moving Gun Safe Storage Legislation

Fri Mar 15th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Lawmakers in New York are looking to bolster requirements that gun owners store their weapons safely.

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Governor Cuomo to Sign New Revenge Porn Law

Fri Mar 8th, on Sex Crimes |

Add New York to the growing list of states moving to make “revenge porn” a sex crime. In the very near future, Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill that would criminalize...

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Albany Police Officer Busted for Patronizing Prostitute

Thu Feb 28th, on Sex Crimes |

Police officers’ jobs are to keep people safe and enforce the law. Sometimes, however, cops find themselves on the other side of the law. Just take a recent fatal shooting in Utica and the bizarre...

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Minorities Accounted for 89 Percent of NYC Marijuana Arrests Last Year

Fri Feb 22nd, on Drug Crimes |

Ongoing efforts to revise criminal laws across the country and reduce penalties for drug offenses often focus on racial disparities in the criminal justice system. New data out of New York City shows...

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How Domestic Violence Allegations Led to an Albany College Student’s Possible Deportation

Fri Feb 15th, on Domestic Violence |

Domestic violence allegations can have a significant and lasting impact on everyone involved, even in some cases where the claims are never actually proved. A University at Albany student’s recent...

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Cuomo to Push Extending Time to Prosecute Child Sex Abuse Cases

Fri Feb 8th, on Child Abuse |

Child sex abuse victims will have more time to file civil lawsuits against their attackers if Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way.

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New York Lawmakers Want to Revamp Criminal Discovery Rules

Thu Jan 31st, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Anyone who is charged with a criminal offense in New York is looking at significant potential consequences, whether it’s a driving while intoxicated charge, fraud allegations or a violent crime. The...

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What Does the New Federal Criminal Justice Reform Law Mean for New Yorkers Convicted of Crimes?

Thu Jan 24th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Drug Crimes |

President Donald Trump recently signed into law a sweeping, bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The First Step Act is designed to combat mass incarceration by overhauling sentencing requirements...

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Common Defenses in New York Fraud Cases

Thu Jan 17th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Fraud is one of those legal terms that can be more difficult to define than most people think. The term generally refers to a wide range of deceptive behavior for personal monetary or other gain. It...

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How Orders of Protection Work in Domestic Violence Cases

Thu Jan 10th, on Domestic Violence |

Orders of protection (commonly called “restraining orders”) are a legal tool often used in domestic violence cases to ensure the safety of alleged victims. If granted by a court, these orders...

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