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Prosecutors can charge someone who didn't commit a crime

New York prosecutors can level charges against people deemed to be accomplices. While these individuals are distinct from the actual perpetrators, they can be found guilty because they do things that help others commit crimes. For instance, someone who loans a vehicle to a person they know is drunk with the knowledge that they're going to drive home may be found liable when that person later harms a pedestrian. Or someone might be charged with enticing a victim into a secluded area where a criminal is waiting even though they don't actually participate in a robbery.

Hedge fund manager facing DUI charge after crash

A leading New York hedge fund manager is facing drunk driving and drug possession charges after being involved in a two-car crash in the Hamptons during the early morning hours of Aug. 13. Later in the day, a Suffolk County justice revoked the 35-year-old executive's driver's license for refusing to submit to a breath test before setting his bail at $1,000. The man is widely regarded on Wall Street after parlaying an initial investment of less than $1 million into a $500 million fund.

FAQs about rising use of the synthetic drug K2 in New York

An accusation of violating drug laws in New York can be serious. Depending on the details of the charges, a conviction could result in serious criminal penalties including hefty monetary fines and potential imprisonment. Additional, social penalties can also apply. These can include difficulty finding a place to live, getting a job and even losing out on scholarship opportunities.

Uber may not reduce traffic fatalities in New York

A study from researchers at Oxford University as well as the University of Southern California disputes earlier assumptions about Uber and safer roadways. The study looked at 100 different metropolitan areas and determined that there were no fewer alcohol-related traffic fatalities before or after the service became available. Uber had previously touted a survey it took in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving on its website.

New York man arraigned on DWI charges after fatal crash

A 33-year-old New York man is facing a raft of charges including a felony count of drunk driving in connection with a July 27 accident in Cayuga County that claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman. The man also suffered injuries in the crash, and his arraignment was held in his room at a Syracuse hospital. His bail was set at $50,000 in cash or a $100,000 bond. Prosecutors say that additional charges may be filed against the man once the police investigation into the accident is complete.

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