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February 2017 Archives

Multiple-offense DWI drivers face harsher penalties

Did you know that special regulations pertain to those accused of multiple drunk driving offenses in New York? If you have several DWI convictions during a short period of time, you could be subject to additional penalties, license revocation, or permanent prohibition from being able to drive. These added fines and barriers to license reinstatement can be particularly challenging for our clients, which is why we recommend reviewing your case with one of our qualified attorneys before simply pleading guilty to drunk driving charges.

Shoplifting suspect escapes police custody in East Harlem

A shoplifting suspect in East Harlem, New York, escaped from police custody as he was being escorted into a cruiser on Feb. 11. The man, who had been accused of shoplifting from a Duane Reade store between Park and Madison avenues, was handcuffed when he ran away from police officers who were attempting to detain him. Police officers spent additional time searching nearby residences and buildings, but they were unable to locate the suspect.

Criminal justice reform in New York: Is it finally time for a change?

The New York General Assembly is considering a dozen criminal justice reform bills. The provision considered most likely to pass is one that would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Currently, New York is one of two states (the other is North Carolina) in which youths as young as 16 are charged as adults.

Tips for New Yorkers who got a DWI after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl weekend is known as a time to get together with friends, cheer on a team and let go of reality for a couple of hours. Unfortunately for some, reality may hit when you see red and blue flashing lights in your rearview mirror as you head home after the game.

Basketball player facing assault charges after New York brawl

Professional basketball player Matt Barnes is facing criminal charges in connection with an altercation in December in New York City. Barnes, who is a forward for the Sacramento Kings, is mounting a criminal defense against misdemeanor assault charges for his alleged involvement in the incident, which happened at a night club in Chelsea. Barnes, age 36, and his teammate DeMarcus Cousins are both implicated in the assault charges. Authorities say the fight occurred after Barnes bumped into a woman and she slapped him. Cousins and Barnes allegedly began beating a male victim after that initial encounter.

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