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Is Leaving My Kids at Home Alone Child Abuse?

Is Leaving My Kids at Home Alone Child Abuse?

Saturday Dec 28th, on Child Abuse |

Child abuse and neglect are serious crimes that can lead to prison time, fines and even the loss of your kids. New York laws are largely designed to try to protect children. Sometimes, however, it may be unclear where parents’ freedom to make decisions about how to raise their kids ends and criminal behavior begins. That’s particularly […] Read more

What Marijuana Decriminalization Means for New Yorkers

Saturday Dec 14th, on Drug Crimes |

New York could eventually join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The Empire State has already authorized limited use for medical purposes. State and local lawmakers and prosecutors have also moved to “decriminalize” possession of marijuana, a substance once considered a harmful drug. Because restrictions on marijuana are still complicated and […] Read more

Unlicensed Drivers Beware: NY is Cracking Down on Traffic Offenses

Saturday Oct 5th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Motorists who cause serious injuries or who cause fatalities while behind the wheel could find themselves facing criminal charges and may need an Albany criminal defense lawyer to help them fight against accusations of wrongdoing. Soon, those who are accused of certain traffic offenses will definitely need to take their charges seriously and will likely […] Read more

Presidential Advisor Ramps Up the Push for Criminal Justice Reform

Saturday Sep 28th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Criminal Investigations |

There are many widely-recognized problems with the criminal justice system in the United States. Overly-harsh mandatory minimum sentencing rules have led to mass incarceration, with people often serving long prison sentences for minor offenses. This has led to the U.S. having one of the world’s largest incarceration rates. This is also why it is so […] Read more

What are Felony Murder Charges?

Saturday Sep 21st, on Criminal Defense Articles, Violent Crimes |

An Albany felony attorney can provide representation when you face serious charges, including charges for murder. Many people are surprised to learn that they can actually be charged with murder even if they did not kill anyone. That’s because there’s a legal doctrine called the felony murder rule. The New York Times reported recently on felony murder, […] Read more

Young Girl Accused of Shoplifting Gets Tased By Police Officer

Saturday Sep 14th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Criminal Investigations |

Shoplifting offenses can result in serious consequences if convicted and those who have been accused of taking possessions that do not belong to them should consult with an Albany shoplifting lawyer for help understanding options. There are often diversion programs that can make it possible to avoid a criminal record, and an attorney can provide […] Read more

NY State Senate Examines Governor’s Use of Pardons

Saturday Sep 7th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Conviction for a criminal offense can affect future opportunities that last long after you’ve served your sentence. An Albany felony attorney can provide you with help in fighting conviction so you don’t have to deal with criminal penalties and cope with the aftermath of a guilty verdict. An attorney can also offer assistance fighting for […] Read more

Deputies Accused of Hit-and-Run Coverup

Saturday Aug 31st, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Leaving the scene of a crime can result in criminal charges. An Albany criminal defense lawyer can provide representation to those accused of a misdemeanor or a felony in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a driver flees the scene of a crash.  Motorists are expected to stop at a crash scene both to […] Read more

Local New York Legislator Faces DWI Charge

Friday Apr 12th, on DWI |

Police officers and prosecutors in the Capital District take drinking and driving very seriously. A driving while intoxicated conviction can come with serious consequences, including steep fines, the loss of driving privileges and even jail time, in some cases. Just ask Rensselaer County legislator Daniel Casale, who was cited for DWI in February. The son of former […] Read more

New York Sex Workers Seek to Decriminalize the Job

Friday Apr 5th, on Sex Crimes |

The sex trade has long been a shadow industry with norms and rules that vary widely and little oversight for the health and safety for those involved. Now, a group of sex workers is pushing leaders in New York and Albany to bring the industry out into the light. Decrim NY is urging lawmakers to remove or […] Read more

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