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.
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.
Going to the salon is a time to relax, a time to enjoy a new haircut, hair color, manicure or pedicure. Whatever the treatment, clients often enjoy some chatter with their hairdresser or nail technician while at the salon.
There is an increasing tendency for pedestrians and bystanders to video police interactions with suspects, particularly in New York City. Yet most people aren't sure whether it's legal, or in what circumstances police can ask them to turn off their recording device. Often, the individual attempting to video the police tries to do it without being seen. Others are very direct about what they're doing, almost as if it were a challenge to the officers.
It may begin with a celebration of a friend's birthday, with a promotion, or just a gathering to kick off the weekend. Whatever the reason, getting pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving is a stressful way to end an evening of celebration. Although you may be tempted to brush off the encounter, don't. If a stop leads to charges, it is important to take the charges seriously.
Recent Grand Jury decisions involving claims of excessive Police force in the cases of Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, has caused a great deal of outrage, confusion and questions regarding those decisions by the Grand Jury. With respect to the Brown case, that Grand Jury decision was released on November 24, 2014. The Eric Garner decision was released on December 3, 2014. You can read about both those cases in depth by just Googling their names. The purpose of this blog is just to talk about what a Grand Jury is.
Unfortunately, very serious allegations of criminal conduct have been lodged against lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. The most serious charge in the investigation at this point is Rape. There are different degrees of Rape, i.e., Rape in the First Degree, Rape in the Second Degree and Rape in the Third Degree. Each of these charges are Felonies under the New York Penal Law. Rape in the First Degree is a Class B Felony, while in Rape in the Second Degree is a Class D Felony and Rape in the Third Degree is a Class E Felony.
Corey Dunton, who is only 16 years old, is being charged as an adult in the shooting that left two young men, one only 14 years old, injured. Unfortunately, the news reports that the 14-year-old may be paralyzed from the waist down.
"Wow! You mean I can do life for this?" You certainly can. It happens more often than one would think. Hello, I am a CRIMINAL LAWYER who practices CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW in QUEENS COUNTY, NEW YORK.
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