Monthly Archives: October 2022
What Are Your Defenses When Accused Of Violating An Order Of Protection?
An Order of Protection is a court order in which a judge orders a person to follow specific conditions of behavior. Specifically, it is an order in which a judge directs a person to avoid doing certain things against the alleged victim. For example, in this Order, a judge can direct the defendant to… Read More »
What Should You Do If You Have Been Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors that a person uses to maintain power and control over a family member, spouse, or cohabitant. Domestic violence comprises different crimes, including assault, harassment, stalking, menacing, and reckless endangerment. In New York, the crime of domestic violence is taken very seriously. Unfortunately, domestic violence accusations can have… Read More »
Dismissal With Prejudice Vs. Dismissal Without Prejudice
Being charged with a crime can be a nightmare. A conviction can come with harsh consequences, such as jail time and hefty fines. After being charged with a crime, all criminal defendants hope for a dismissal. A criminal case can be dismissed before the trial, during the trial, or even after the trial. When… Read More »
Signs You May Be Under Criminal Investigation
As criminal defense attorneys, we always tell people to reach out to us as soon as they find out they are under criminal investigation. However, because law enforcement officers use different techniques when investigating crimes, sometimes it can be difficult for a person to know they are under criminal investigation. Unfortunately, if you do… Read More »
Can I Get A Non-Automobile DUI In New York?
In New York, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense. And the state takes this offense very seriously. Some possible penalties for driving under the influence in New York include jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges. When people hear of DUI charges, they often think of automobile… Read More »
New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For September 2022
On October 7, 2022, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of September 2022. Overall, in September 2022, New York City saw a decrease in shootings and murders while the overall crime index increased. According to NYPD statistics, shooting incidents in New York City reduced by 13.2% for the… Read More »
6 Important Rights Criminal Defendants Have In The U.S.
Everyone in the U.S. has rights, including criminal defendants. This is true regardless of whether a criminal defendant is innocent or guilty or has a criminal history. If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial that you understand the rights that the U.S. Constitution grants the accused. When you know the rights you… Read More »
Debunking Some Common Myths About White-collar Crimes
Almost everyone has heard of the term “white-collar crimes.” However, many people do not understand these types of offenses and what they mean. A white-collar crime is a type of crime that does not involve violence. Usually, white-collar crimes are characterized by concealment or deceit to obtain money or property, avoid losing property or… Read More »