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Putting up a posters in New York? Be aware of property crimes law

Did you know that property crimes in New York carry significant penalties? Even if you are not accused of shoplifting, you could find yourself in hot water for property crimes such as vandalism or graffiti charges. Even seemingly innocent handbills can get you in trouble with New York City law enforcement officers -- so it is important to know your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to property crimes defense.

Major League baseball player's domestic violence charges dismisse

A criminal case against against Juerys Familia, a pitcher for the New York Mets, was dismissed last week in New York Municipal Court. The judge presiding over the matter dismissed the matter with a Code 6, signifying that there was a lack of prosecution. The baseball player's record will now be expunged.

NFL star released after alleged drunk driving incident

NFL fans in New York and around the country will likely be familiar with the former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd. The 27-year-old former first round draft pick had been expected to sign a lucrative new contract at the end of the 2016 football season, but he was released by the Cardinals on Dec. 14 after being taken into custody by Scottsdale police on drunk driving charges.

Woman charged with DWI after driving wrong way on I-87

A 36-year-old woman in upstate New York was charged with drunk driving on Dec. 5 after she reportedly drove the wrong way on a highway. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, a report came in just before 12:50 a.m. about a pick-up truck that was allegedly heading northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87. When police arrived at the scene, the vehicle was found parked beside the highway with its front end pointed in the opposite direction of traffic.

Marijuana laws may change with new administration

Over the last decade, many states including New York have going through the process of decriminalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes. At the end of the most recent election cycle, over half of the nation has legal marijuana use in some form. It would appear as though the nation is making a decision about how they think marijuana should be treated by the federal government. However, the incoming federal administration may have a contradicting view.

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