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6 Ways People Violate Orders of Protection in New York

By Greco Neyland | December 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Ways People Violate Orders of Protection in New York

Criminal charges involving domestic violence, stalking, assault and battery, sexual assault, and harassment are very personal. The defendant is accused of committing a crime that directly harms the person and hinders the safety of the victim. For this reason, a judge, whether in criminal court or family court, will frequently issue an order of protection…

6 Questions You Should Be Asking a NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Greco Neyland | November 5, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Questions You Should Be Asking a NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges in New York, you likely started the process of finding and engaging a lawyer to handle your defense. You’ll quickly find there are a substantial number of lawyers in New York City, and hiring the right NYC criminal defense lawyer can require research and time commitment. Some people spend…

Do You Need a Lawyer for DWI Charges in NYC?

By Greco Neyland | October 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Do You Need a Lawyer for DWI Charges in NYC?

On a Thursday night on the Upper East Side you are pulled over by an officer with the NYPD, and subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The next morning you are arraigned in court and formally charged with a criminal offense. By Friday night you face the challenge and uncertainty of DWI charges in…

Four Defenses to White-Collar Crimes in NYC

By Greco Neyland | October 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Four Defenses to White-Collar Crimes in NYC

Typically, white-collar crimes in NYC are prosecuted at the federal level. This means the charges for embezzlement, forgery, money laundering or insider trading are brought against a defendant in federal court and subject to federal law. However, this doesn’t change the basic requirements for the prosecution to win a conviction. A federal prosecutor must prove…

What Is a Plea Bargain & Does It Benefit a Criminal Defendant?

By Greco Neyland | September 21, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is a Plea Bargain & Does It Benefit a Criminal Defendant?

Across the United States the majority of criminal cases don’t end with a jury trial and verdict. A huge number of criminal defendants forgo their day in court, and instead, they agree to a plea bargain with the prosecution. The percentage of cases that end in a plea bargain has continued to rise over the…

First Steps If You Are Arrested for Embezzlement in New York

By Greco Neyland | September 1, 2017 | Comments Off on First Steps If You Are Arrested for Embezzlement in New York

Maybe the movies made it seem exciting to be involved with white-collar crime and embezzlement in New York, but reality lacks any of Hollywood’s glamour. Instead these serious criminal charges come with the potential for a life-altering prison sentence and other negative consequences. In fact, even in the movies these individuals rarely end up with…

Stay Safe on the Road: Driving Tips from a New York DWI Defense Attorney

By Greco Neyland | August 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Stay Safe on the Road: Driving Tips from a New York DWI Defense Attorney

Whether you are planning a big night out or simply heading to happy hour, the combination of alcohol and transportation is always a sticking point. It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel after you had a few beers, and in a city like New York there are plenty of other options.…

NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains: What Is Statute of Limitations?

By Greco Neyland | August 3, 2017 | Comments Off on NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains: What Is Statute of Limitations?

NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains: What Is Statute of Limitations? There are actually two layers to criminal law in the State of New York. The first layer is comprised of prohibited and illegal activity – crimes. All crimes in the state, except those proscribed at the federal level, are found under the New York Penal…

Defending Against Assault Charges in New York City

By Greco Neyland | July 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Defending Against Assault Charges in New York City

Defending Against Assault Charges in New York City Assault is one of the most common crimes in the State of New York. There are nearly 45,000 assaults reported to police in New York every year. Of this 45,000, a vast number occur in New York City. In 2016, 20,876 assaults were reported in NYC. However,…

How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Case

By Greco Neyland | July 6, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Case

How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Case Criminal defense lawyers are consistently asked, “How do I hire the best criminal lawyer after I’ve been arrested?” or “How do I find the right criminal lawyer for my case?” These questions typically come from friends, family, and acquaintances living in other cities or…

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