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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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Is Leaving My Kids at Home Alone Child Abuse?

Fri Dec 28th, on Child Abuse |

Child abuse and neglect are serious crimes that can lead to prison time, fines and even the loss of your kids. New York laws are largely designed to try to protect children. Sometimes, however, it...

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Refusing a Breathalyzer? Read This First

Fri Dec 21st, on DWI |

Police officers and prosecutors in New York take drinking a driving very seriously. A driving while intoxicated charge can have significant consequences. That’s why many drivers may be hesitant to...

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What Marijuana Decriminalization Means for New Yorkers

Fri Dec 14th, on Drug Crimes |

New York could eventually join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The Empire State has already authorized limited use for medical purposes. State and local...

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New York May Be Getting Stricter Gun Laws

Fri Dec 7th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

New York is already home to some of the tightest gun restrictions in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that additional limits on the purchase, possession and use of firearms may be on...

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NY District Attorney Seeks to Dismantle the Legacy of Tough Marijuana Enforcement Laws

Fri Oct 26th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Drug Crimes |

Drug laws throughout the United States have long resulted in offenders facing harsh punishments. That is why getting help from an Albany drug crime lawyer is essential to fight for your future. In...

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Federal Judges, Lawmakers Disagree on Ankle Monitoring for Non-Violent Offenders

Fri Oct 19th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Criminal Investigations |

After an arrest, the freedoms available to defendants are immediately curtailed. In many cases, offenders are imprisoned unless or until they make bail and are released under certain conditions such...

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