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5 Defenses an NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer Can Make on Your Behalf

The Definitive Guide for Those Charged with Federal Crimes 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!  …

Consequences of Violating a New York Order of Protection

By Jeff Greco / October 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Consequences of Violating a New York Order of Protection

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…

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What Do I Need to Do Before My First NYC Court Date?

By Greco Neyland / July 24, 2018 / Comments Off on What Do I Need to Do Before My First NYC Court Date?

If you are charged with a criminal offense in NYC, then there is a chance you will need to make a court appearance. If this is your first time in criminal court, then that initial court date could be a major source of anxiety and concern. Your NYC criminal lawyer from Greco Neyland will walk…

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Is Shoplifting Different from Other NYC Theft Charges?

By Greco Neyland / June 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Is Shoplifting Different from Other NYC Theft Charges?

You are at the mall and can’t afford a particular jacket from the department store. You decide to put it in your purse and leave without paying. This is shoplifting. Similarly, if you take eight jackets from the department store without paying, or even 200, it is still called shoplifting. Whether you are caught taking…

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Why Is It Important to Hire a Private NYC Criminal Lawyer?

By Greco Neyland / May 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Why Is It Important to Hire a Private NYC Criminal Lawyer?

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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What You Need to Know if Charged with Child Endangerment in NYC

By Greco Neyland / May 23, 2018 / Comments Off on What You Need to Know if Charged with Child Endangerment in NYC

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…

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5 Defenses an NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer Can Make on Your Behalf

By Greco Neyland / May 16, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Defenses an NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer Can Make on Your Behalf

Under New York’s criminal law, there are several elements required for the crime of grand larceny. For example, the property supposedly stolen must belong to another person, if it is the property of the defendant, then there is no theft or larceny. A prosecutor must prove this element, and all the others, beyond a reasonable…

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