The decision to testify in an NYC criminal trial is always made with the advice and counsel of your NYC defense lawyer. The decision to testify is often a tough one. There are often competing reasons in favor and against testifying in front of the jury. On one hand, a defendant’s testimony in an NYC…

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Are you facing NY criminal charges? If so, it is time to hire a defense lawyer. Throughout an NY criminal case and trial, your criminal defense lawyer will perform a number of crucial functions. Your NY lawyer will communicate with the court and file court documents, negotiate with the prosecutor, and advise you on whether…

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This past summer several newspapers and online publications released startling statistics about reports of rape and NY sexual assault in NYC. In the month of May 2018, there were 181 rapes reported, which is an increase of 39% from a year earlier. And this statistic doesn’t account for the climbing number of other sexual-based offenses…

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Are you facing charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York City? All charges for DWI are intimidating and stressful, but a first DWI in New York can be particularly nerve-wracking and scary. There is so much unknown about a criminal trial and court hearings – even the terminology used during a DWI in…

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At the end of October, a woman from the Upper West Side of New York City was charged with the murder of her neighbor. While the investigation is ongoing, the 24-year-old was arrested on October 31st after her 70-year-old neighbor was discovered with a slash wound to her neck. The defendant is also accused of…

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It is 2018, and do you know where the majority of NY theft crimes take place? It isn’t on dark alleys in NYC or shopping malls in the NY suburbs. The vast majority of NY theft is occurring online, and the rate of cybercrimes will only increase in upcoming years. As one of the top…

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Learning your child is accused of an NY felony is difficult news to hear. Whether the police knock on your front door or you find out through a phone call from your child, you are certain to have some mixed emotions. Disappointment, fear, frustration, and confusion are all common among parents when a minor faces…

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Assault and aggravated assault are serious offenses in the State of New York. Either of these charges can result in a criminal sentence and imposition of a criminal fine if you are convicted in court or plead guilty. Meaning if you are charged with an assault offense in NYC you better act fast to contact…

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The consequences of date rape accusations can be devastating. Following a report to the police or school administration, there is likely to be an investigation by the police and possibly criminal charges for sexual assault or rape. Criminal charges of this severity and caliber can alter your entire life – making it imperative that you…

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If you are charged with a criminal offense in NYC, then there is a chance you will need to make a court appearance. If this is your first time in criminal court, then that initial court date could be a major source of anxiety and concern. Your NYC criminal lawyer from Greco Neyland will walk…

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