Monthly Archives: February 2023
What Crimes Are Eligible For Probation In New York?
In New York, after a person is convicted of a crime, they can be sentenced to probation instead of being sent to jail. However, sometimes, a person can be sentenced to probation and imprisonment. Probation is at times confused with parole. Some people even use these two words interchangeably. Parole is when an offender… Read More »
Do I Need An Attorney For My Arraignment?
After a person is arrested and taken in for booking, the next step is arraignment. An arraignment is when a criminal suspect is taken before a judge for the first time. It is at your arraignment that you are informed about the charges against you. At your arraignment, the judge will advise of your… Read More »
Understanding The Criminal Procedure Process In New York
If you or a loved one is arrested in New York, it’s crucial that you understand what to expect as the criminal case goes through the legal system. That way, you can feel more confident and in control during what can be a difficult and overwhelming time. Indeed, a qualified criminal defense attorney can… Read More »
New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For January 2023
On February 3, 2023, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of January 2023. After 2022 ended with a decrease in major felonies, 2023 started with an increase in crime, even though slightly. For January 2023, the overall index crime increased by 4.1% compared to January 2022. In January… Read More »
When Is The Best Time To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?
No one ever wants to have to hire a criminal defense attorney, but if you have been arrested, it is in your best interest to hire a defense attorney. While you probably already know that you should hire a criminal defense attorney, you might not know when you should do so. Should you hire… Read More »
How Do You Prove Mistaken Identity In A Criminal Case?
Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be distressing. But what is even more painful is being arrested and charged with a crime you did not commit. Unfortunately, getting convicted is still possible even if you are facing false accusations. Wrongful convictions are common in the US. According to the Innocence Project,… Read More »
Getting A Hardship License In New York
In most DUI cases, a defendant’s license is suspended at arraignment. If a defendant’s license is suspended at arraignment, they will have no driving privileges until their case is concluded unless they get a hardship license, also known as a conditional license. A hardship license can allow you to drive legally under restrictions placed… Read More »
Do I Need An Attorney If This Is My First Time Getting Arrested?
If you’ve recently been arrested and it is your first time getting arrested, you might wonder whether hiring a criminal defense attorney is necessary. Getting the answer to the question, “Do I need an attorney if this is my first time getting arrested?” from a criminal defense attorney might seem like you are getting… Read More »