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The Definitive Guide for Those Charged with Federal Crimes in NYC

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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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How Does the Grand Jury Process Work in NY?

Your right to a Grand Jury hearing is guaranteed by the Constitution. Yet few people understand what a Grand Jury is, or what it’s for. Yet this is a vital step in the criminal justice process, and one which could play a role in securing your freedom. What is a Grand Jury? The Grand Jury…

How We Defend Computer Crime Charges

The most basic computer crimes are governed by New York State Penal Law 156: Offenses Involving Computers. While this isn’t the only statute involving computer use, it is the one that covers the crimes of hacking and downloading illegal materials. In a world where we all use computers every day it is important to understand…

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How a New York Attorney Gets Charges Dismissed

The best criminal case is often the one that never happens. And sometimes, by working with a New York criminal lawyer, it’s possible to make it happen by having your charges dismissed. Does it seem like an impossibility? It’s something we do for our clients quite often. There are a few instances where we can…

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Is My Weapon Illegal in NYC?

Many people own weapons for innocent purposes. Some carry them for self-defense.   But in New York City it’s easy to get in trouble if you are carrying the wrong kinds of weapons, or carrying them in the wrong way. Weapons charges come with mandatory minimum sentences.   It’s not just knives and guns!  …

Consequences of Violating a New York Order of Protection

By Jeff Greco / October 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Consequences of Violating a New York Order of Protection

If you are accused of a violent or domestic offense, it is likely the alleged victim will seek a New York order of protection against you. This court order comes with a specific set of conditions that must be followed. Not only does the consequence of violating a New York order of protection include a…

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What Are the Common Fraud Charges in New York?

By Jeff Greco / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on What Are the Common Fraud Charges in New York?

Fraud charges in New York are confusing. Often, these charges aren’t confusing because they are complex or the underlying criminal law is complicated, but rather because there are many different types of fraud charges in New York. You can be accused of fraud involving information, money, bank accounts, credit cards, personal data, and more. What…

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Can a Victim Drop Domestic Assault Charges in NYC?

By Greco Neyland / June 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Can a Victim Drop Domestic Assault Charges in NYC?

Charges for domestic assault are some of the most complicated and personal that a private defense lawyer in NYC will handle. Not only can these charges result in serious repercussions if you are convicted, but they also involve matters of the heart and home. In some instances, domestic violence charges are the result of ongoing…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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Is Crime Heating Up in NYC in the Summer?

By Greco Neyland / June 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Is Crime Heating Up in NYC in the Summer?

Is Crime Heating Up in NYC in the Summer? In New York City the month of June means baseball games, warmer temperatures, crowded restaurant patios, rooftop bars, and the official start to summer. Sometimes this season can feel idyllic in the Big Apple, but the start of summer also means an increase in the number…

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