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Your First Six Steps if Charged with Assault in NYC

By Greco Neyland | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Your First Six Steps if Charged with Assault in NYC

Your participation in your defense to NYC assault charges in crucial to an acquittal. An NYC assault lawyer can set the strategy, coordinating due diligence, and handle the investigation into evidence supporting your case. However, your actions are just as helpful to a strong defense, as these legal services – and building a strong defense…

Do You Need an NYC Assault Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges?

By Greco Neyland | April 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Do You Need an NYC Assault Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges?

If someone throws a single punch in a New York City nightclub, a prosecutor can charge the individual with assault. Similarly, if a person brutally beats a victim in one of the city’s back alleys, the actor will be charged with assault. However, these charges for the same type of crime can be dramatically different,…

4 Arguments an NYC Shoplifting Lawyer Can Make in Your Defense

By Greco Neyland | April 20, 2018 | Comments Off on 4 Arguments an NYC Shoplifting Lawyer Can Make in Your Defense

Whether you are charged with shoplifting from the mall or grocery store, fighting the charges can be complicated and hard to defend. Yet, just as with all other crimes and offenses in New York City (NYC), the prosecutor must prove certain elements beyond a reasonable doubt, and an NYC shoplifting lawyer must provide arguments and…

How Electronic Devices Are Used to Put You in a New York Jail

By Greco Neyland | April 13, 2018 | Comments Off on How Electronic Devices Are Used to Put You in a New York Jail

The recent uproar over personal information on Facebook and its use by, now notorious, British company Cambridge Analytica was a firm reminder that devices, apps, web browsers, and email servers are stockpiling our digital data. However, politicians and marketers aren’t the only entities that consider your personal information valuable. During an investigation, law enforcement and…

Felony, First Degree, & Class A Violent Felony: How Does New York Divide & Classify Crimes?

By Greco Neyland | March 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Felony, First Degree, & Class A Violent Felony: How Does New York Divide & Classify Crimes?

Terminology is a confusing aspect of New York’s criminal justice system. Not only are a huge number of unique terms used on the legal side, the very description and classification of crimes are unfamiliar to most people who are not a New York criminal lawyer or in law enforcement. You might be thinking, “why is…

New York DWI Lawyer Answers to the Most Common Questions About Field Sobriety Tests

By Greco Neyland | March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on New York DWI Lawyer Answers to the Most Common Questions About Field Sobriety Tests

A New York police officer stops you for swerving, dangerous lane change, or other erratic driving. While speaking to you, the officer suspects that you are under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Maybe the officer noticed slurred speech, forgetfulness, or other signs of intoxication. At this point, the officer has suspicions of…

Explanation of Criminal Mischief Under NY Criminal Law

By Greco Neyland | March 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Explanation of Criminal Mischief Under NY Criminal Law

NY criminal law divides crimes and criminal activity in several different ways. The NY Penal Code considers the severity of a crime and based on severity or substantiality, the legislature determines if such offense is a felony or misdemeanor. On the other hand, the law also considers who is harmed by specific criminal activity. In…

Refused a Breath Test? Get Help from an NYC Criminal Lawyer

By Greco Neyland | February 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Refused a Breath Test? Get Help from an NYC Criminal Lawyer

New Yorkers are well aware that driving while intoxicated, or DWI, is a crime. It’s also common knowledge that the fines, administrative penalties, and possible jail time for DWI are serious punishments. In many instances, DWI defendants work with an NYC criminal lawyer to fight DWI charges. Yet, it surprises most New York residents to…

Accomplice Liability in New York: What Is Your Crime?

By Greco Neyland | February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Accomplice Liability in New York: What Is Your Crime?

You’re sitting in criminal court on a Tuesday morning, listening to a judge read the charges against a friend for burglary. Your friend had broken the window of a townhouse in Greenwich Village and went inside to steal the homeowner’s television, stereo, and other costly electronics. He’d made it out with a few items when…

Search and Seizure in New York: What Are Your Rights?

By Greco Neyland | February 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Search and Seizure in New York: What Are Your Rights?

Even when you haven’t committed a crime or done something unlawful, encounters with police in New York can be overwhelming and stressful – particularly search and seizure. Often, police questions are confusing, particularly if you are uncertain of the best answer, or whether to answer at all. Furthermore, an individual is at a disadvantage to…

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