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Top 5 Mistakes Defendants Make After an Arrest for Domestic Violence
When is it Smart to Take a Plea Deal?
While a plea deal is never anyone’s first choice, there are times when it makes sense. Here’s when you and your attorney should start having serious discussions about plea bargaining your case. 1. When the prosecution’s case is just too strong. This often happens when you are, in fact, guilty. You know…
In the News: Marijuana Legalization Struggling in NY
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting marijuana legalization you may be in for a disappointment. According to The New York Times, two days ago, efforts to legalize marijuana seemed to stall in New York, in part because they fell apart in New Jersey. Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) responded by introducing a new bill. She has…
In the News: Disclosure Laws Change to Give Defendants a Fighting Chance
Spend a few hours listening to the hit podcast Undisclosed and you’ll hear some jaw-dropping stories. Many of them revolve around prosecutorial misconduct which leads to wrongful conviction. As the name might imply, much of the misconduct revolves around evidence which never quite makes it to the defense. New York has one of…
5 Grim Yet Surprising Facts About Our Criminal Justice System
Most people believe they know all about our criminal justice system. Television shows present us with a familiar semblance of it. And every episode of almost every show brings us a miracle. The good guys win without fail. The bad guys are the ones that get arrested. The trial takes place the very next…
In the News: State Budget Includes Bail Reform
New York City has already reduced the use of cash bail, but the new state budget puts real reforms into place. Though cash bail won’t be eliminated entirely, it will no longer be used for misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies. This means individuals of modest means who are charged with these crimes will have an equal…
What Are the Duties of a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Every lawyer has ethical and professional duties to their clients. It’s important to know what those duties are before you hire a lawyer. How else will you know what questions to ask? How else are you going to know whether those duties are being met? Here are the three things you should expect from your…
Do Confessions Always Lead to Convictions in New York?
Once upon a time, if police got you to confess to a crime in an interrogation room, they could almost count on a slam-dunk conviction. Juries often took the confessions at face value, reasoning nobody would ever confess to a crime they did not commit. But thanks to podcasts like Serial and documentaries like Making…
What is a Pretrial Motion?
A criminal defense lawyer’s work starts well before the trial does. In addition to examining your case, following up on potential alibi witnesses, and there are a range of issues that will get decided, or may get decided, well before you get into court. The way we decide those issues is by submitting certain motions…
4 Things to Know About Criminal Case Appeals
Appeals are extremely misunderstood. In dozens of crime dramas, brooding detectives snarl about the slick criminal who appealed his conviction and “got off on a legal technicality.” They downplay the fact that legal errors by the judge or the prosecution often represent gross violations of the civil rights of the accused. Trust us, appeals are…
5 Ways to Tank Your Criminal Case
As criminal defense attorneys in NYC we meet plenty of people who make our jobs a lot harder long before they become our clients. Dealing with the criminal justice system is so confusing and so stressful making mistakes is easy. Ideally, if you know you’re under investigation for a crime, or could be, you’d have…
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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