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Understanding Age of Consent and Statutory Rape Charges 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.…
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…
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…
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! …
Criminal defense is available to all people in New York, correct? Most people in NYC and the surrounding area know it is an option and their right to contact a New York criminal lawyer after an arrest for DWI, theft, disorderly conduct, assault, or drug charge. However, one category of people in the United States…Read More
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…Read More
Statutory rape charges in New York are difficult to defend. Not only do the legal parameters of statutory rape make defense complicated, but the charges are rarely uncovered and brought to court by the victim. Instead, the victim’s parents and the state push for a defendant’s arrest, arraignment and conviction. In fact, the victim’s opinion…Read More
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