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Archive: 2019

Local New York Legislator Faces DWI Charge

Fri Apr 12th, on DWI |

Police officers and prosecutors in the Capital District take drinking and driving very seriously. A driving while intoxicated conviction can come with serious consequences, including steep fines, the...

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New York Sex Workers Seek to Decriminalize the Job

Fri Apr 5th, on Sex Crimes |

The sex trade has long been a shadow industry with norms and rules that vary widely and little oversight for the health and safety for those involved. Now, a group of sex workers is pushing leaders in...

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Task Force Calls for End to New York’s Cash Bail System

Fri Mar 29th, on Criminal Defense News |

Cash bail could soon be a thing of the past in New York, thanks to concerns that the system discriminates against minority and low-income communities.

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Former NY Police Officer Sentenced for Role in Hit and Run

Fri Mar 22nd, on Criminal Defense Articles |

When Raymond Beckley was a police officer, he often put people in jail to try to keep his community safe. Now the former Westchester cop is taking his own trip behind bars.

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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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