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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The recent uproar over personal information on Facebook and its use by, now notorious, British company Cambridge Analytica was a firm reminder that devices, apps, web browsers, and email servers are stockpiling our digital data. However, politicians and marketers aren’t the only entities that consider your personal information valuable. During an investigation, law enforcement and…

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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…

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Even when you haven’t committed a crime or done something unlawful, encounters with police in New York can be overwhelming and stressful – particularly search and seizure. Often, police questions are confusing, particularly if you are uncertain of the best answer, or whether to answer at all. Furthermore, an individual is at a disadvantage to…

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Criminal convictions, even for a minor crime, carry a stigma for employers, new relationships, creditors, universities, and other individuals. In many instances, places of employment can’t overlook a criminal record to see the great qualities of a candidate. Other people are haunted by criminal charges where the charges were dismissed or they were found not…

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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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Do You Need to Hire a NY Sex Crimes Lawyer? Are you are under investigation by the police for a sex crime? Have you have been questioned by a detective or other law enforcement officer related to a sex crime? Were you arrested and charged with a sex crime in the State of New York?…

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What Are the Defenses to DWI Being arrested for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated in the State of New York is not a small legal matter. The conviction of driving while intoxicated (DWI) can carry serious financial and everyday consequences. Even a first DWI conviction can result in suspension of your license…

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