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What Is a Plea Bargain & Does It Benefit a Criminal Defendant?
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! …
It is 2018, and do you know where the majority of NY theft crimes take place? It isn’t on dark alleys in NYC or shopping malls in the NY suburbs. The vast majority of NY theft is occurring online, and the rate of cybercrimes will only increase in upcoming years. As one of the top…Read More
Learning your child is accused of an NY felony is difficult news to hear. Whether the police knock on your front door or you find out through a phone call from your child, you are certain to have some mixed emotions. Disappointment, fear, frustration, and confusion are all common among parents when a minor faces…Read More
False imprisonment and kidnapping are probably familiar terms to anyone living in New York. Yet, familiarity with these words is often mistaken with understanding the criminal laws and definitions applicable to these offenses. For example, did you know that you can be charged for kidnapping an adult? While the word kidnapping is frequently used to…Read More
The State of New York has some of the nation’s toughest drug possession laws, and nowhere are these laws more robustly and routinely enforced than NYC. This makes our city, the Big Apple, one of the most serious places to be accused of drug possession, and the advice of an NY drug possession lawyer can…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
NY criminal law divides crimes and criminal activity in several different ways. The NY Penal Code considers the severity of a crime and based on severity or substantiality, the legislature determines if such offense is a felony or misdemeanor. On the other hand, the law also considers who is harmed by specific criminal activity. In…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
Across the United States the majority of criminal cases don’t end with a jury trial and verdict. A huge number of criminal defendants forgo their day in court, and instead, they agree to a plea bargain with the prosecution. The percentage of cases that end in a plea bargain has continued to rise over the…Read More
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Experience as a former prosecutor gives Jeffery Greco and edge in building the strongest possible defense strategy for the accused in Ney York City
A through investigation is key to finding every reasonable doubt and geting charges reduced or dismissed for NYC defense attorney Dustan Neyland.