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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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