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Can You Get Removed from the Sex Offender Registry in New York?

By Jeff Greco | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Can You Get Removed from the Sex Offender Registry in New York?

For sex offenders, the punishment for being convicted doesn’t stop after getting out of jail. It continues with the sex offender registry. Being on the registry can lead to social isolation, humiliation, loss of relationships, an inability to get jobs, and an inability to get housing. It comes with restrictions on where you can live…

What is New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law?

By Jeff Greco | January 21, 2022 | Comments Off on What is New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law?

Picture this. You’re at a party where the drugs and alcohol are flowing freely. Your friend suddenly passes out and seems to be in deep trouble. You think they’ve overdosed. Will they go to jail if you call 911? Will you? Thanks to New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, you can generally do the right…

What is Entrapment in New York Criminal Defense Law?

By Jeff Greco | January 18, 2022 | Comments Off on What is Entrapment in New York Criminal Defense Law?

Sting operations have been part of law enforcement for at least four decades. They can entice a minor criminal into committing major crimes. In some cases, they can entice someone who has never committed a crime in their life into making a deadly mistake that can set them up for a mandatory minimum sentence.  Stings…

What is the Difference Between Possession and Possession with Intent in New York City?

By Jeff Greco | January 12, 2022 | Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Possession and Possession with Intent in New York City?

Every day, New Yorkers get convicted of drug crimes. There are two classes of drug possession crimes in New York. The first is Possession of a Controlled Substance. The second is Possession with Intent. Possession with Intent means that you’re being charged with a Class B felony. You’re being accused of being a drug dealer.…

The Definitive Guide for Those Charged with Federal Crimes in NYC

By greconeyland | September 5, 2019 | Comments Off on The Definitive Guide for Those Charged with Federal Crimes in NYC

When the United States Department of Justice charges you with a crime in New York City, you’ve got a long road ahead. The full weight of the federal government’s law enforcement and prosecutorial machine is arrayed against you.   Protecting your freedom and guiding your case to its best possible outcome is going to depend…

Is It a Crime to Insult a Police Officer?

By Jeff Greco | July 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Is It a Crime to Insult a Police Officer?

It is not a crime to insult a police officer. It is, in fact, your First Amendment Right to do so. There have even been Supreme Court decisions about this. In 1987, the City of Houston vs. Hill case protected this type of speech, in response to an ordinance that prohibited citizens from “interrupting police…

The 5 Forms of Credit Card Fraud You Could Be Committing

By Jeff Greco | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on The 5 Forms of Credit Card Fraud You Could Be Committing

When you think of credit card fraud you probably think of large rings of career criminals who have the kinds of operations it takes law enforcement months to investigate. Maybe you think of hackers, or card scanners at gas stations, or people who commit identity theft to apply for all kinds of cards. But credit…

Can You Get Student Loans With a Criminal Record?

By Jeff Greco | July 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Can You Get Student Loans With a Criminal Record?

If you’ve already been convicted of a crime and have finished your sentence, then you’re in a position where you’re trying to put your life back together. If not, but have been charged with a crime, then this information may factor into whether or not you make the decision to hire a private lawyer. Because…

What Happens When Criminal Charges Get Dropped in NYC?

By Jeff Greco | July 5, 2019 | Comments Off on What Happens When Criminal Charges Get Dropped in NYC?

Dropped charges and dismissed cases are some of the best outcomes a criminal defendant could ever have. It means there won’t be a trial, you’re not going to jail, and nothing is going on your criminal record. But it’s important to understand what’s happening when charges are dropped, what it means for your case, who…

Why Good Defense Lawyers Accept Guilty Clients

By Jeff Greco | June 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Good Defense Lawyers Accept Guilty Clients

Most people understand why a defense lawyer would want to defend an innocent client. But one of the questions we get asked is how we can possibly defend someone who isn’t innocent. It’s a good question, and one worth examining. Here are some reasons why we’re passionate about defending everyone who chooses to retain us.…

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