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4 Dumb Marijuana Mistakes You Might Be Making (and Why You Need a Marijuana Defense Lawyer)

By Jeff Greco | June 14, 2018 | Comments Off on 4 Dumb Marijuana Mistakes You Might Be Making (and Why You Need a Marijuana Defense Lawyer)

Marijuana legalization is a hotly contested topic all over the nation. While New York seems to be moving towards marijuana legalization, we’re not there yet. Marijuana use and possession has been decriminalized to some degree, but this has only led good people to making some big mistakes which can get them into real trouble. Read…

5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Being Accused of a Crime

By Jeff Greco | June 7, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Being Accused of a Crime

Most people understand television gets things wrong a lot, but the more realistic a show looks the more likely it is to influence people’s perceptions about the world around them. And no genre seems to impact people’s perception of their reality quite like the police procedural, whether we’re talking about Law and Order, CSI, or…

Is Shoplifting Different from Other NYC Theft Charges?

By Greco Neyland | June 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Shoplifting Different from Other NYC Theft Charges?

You are at the mall and can’t afford a particular jacket from the department store. You decide to put it in your purse and leave without paying. This is shoplifting. Similarly, if you take eight jackets from the department store without paying, or even 200, it is still called shoplifting. Whether you are caught taking…

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Accused of a Crime

By Jeff Greco | May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Accused of a Crime

Most law-abiding citizens don’t have much experience with being accused of a crime. Most of what they know about the process is inaccurate. They’ve watched Law and Order or CSI, and have entered fictional worlds where the cops are never wrong, prosecutors never move forward unless they’re sure they’ve got their guy, and the world…

Why Is It Important to Hire a Private NYC Criminal Lawyer?

By Greco Neyland | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Is It Important to Hire a Private NYC Criminal Lawyer?

The U.S. Constitution explicitly guarantees every criminal defendant the right to legal counsel. The Sixth Amendment has further been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court to require that if an individual can’t afford legal counsel, the government must provide a public defender to assist in his or her defense. In New York, eligibility for a…

What You Need to Know if Charged with Child Endangerment in NYC

By Greco Neyland | May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know if Charged with Child Endangerment in NYC

An NYC criminal lawyer knows that any and all criminal charges can impact your personal life and relationships, but few offenses have the direct effect associated with accusations of child endangerment. Depending on the severity of the situation, a child could immediately be removed from your care and custody called into question. Often, charges for…

A Litany of Wrongful Convictions Demonstrates Need for Competent Representation

By Jeff Greco | May 18, 2018 | Comments Off on A Litany of Wrongful Convictions Demonstrates Need for Competent Representation

As New York Criminal defense lawyers we often face the perception that our job is to help guilty people walk. And while we won’t say our clients are never guilty (guilty people have rights too) we represent many who are innocent. And if you’re convicted of a crime, you need us. A public defender is…

5 Defenses an NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer Can Make on Your Behalf

By Greco Neyland | May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Defenses an NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer Can Make on Your Behalf

Under New York’s criminal law, there are several elements required for the crime of grand larceny. For example, the property supposedly stolen must belong to another person, if it is the property of the defendant, then there is no theft or larceny. A prosecutor must prove this element, and all the others, beyond a reasonable…

Recent DWI Case Demonstrates Police Aren’t Always in the Right

By Jeff Greco | May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Recent DWI Case Demonstrates Police Aren’t Always in the Right

As New York City DWI lawyers one of the most curious things we run into as we try to defend client’s rights are good people who are reluctant to push their cases forward because of the perception that the courts believe the police are always right. They end up accepting plea bargains when they really…

What to Do If You’re Accused of Shoplifting

By Jeff Greco | May 5, 2018 | Comments Off on What to Do If You’re Accused of Shoplifting

As criminal lawyers here in New York City we encounter plenty of people who make big mistakes in the frightening early moments when they’re being accused of a crime. We’ve also defended plenty of people who are accused of shoplifting but who are innocent. Maybe there was a mishap at the self-checkout line, and you…

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