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.
On February 15, 2014, Baltimore Ravens NFL player, Ray Rice, and his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, were both arrested on simple assault charges at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Since the video of the incident has appeared, Mr. Rice's charges were elevated to Aggravated Assault, and he was indicted on that charge on March 27, 2014. Mr. Rice and Ms. Palmer were married the next day.
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.