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Category: Criminal Defense Articles

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

NY Lawmakers Moving Gun Safe Storage Legislation

Friday Mar 15th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Lawmakers in New York are looking to bolster requirements that gun owners store their weapons safely. The state legislature in early March passed legislation that would require gun owners to take certain steps to safely store their weapons. That includes locking the gun in an “appropriate safe storage depository” when it’s not in the person’s possession or […] Read more

What Does the New Federal Criminal Justice Reform Law Mean for New Yorkers Convicted of Crimes?

Thursday Jan 24th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Drug Crimes |

President Donald Trump recently signed into law a sweeping, bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The First Step Act is designed to combat mass incarceration by overhauling sentencing requirements and giving those convicted of crimes a better shot at going straight on release through employment services program. As its name suggests, the legislation may be the first of […] Read more

New York Lawmakers Want to Revamp Criminal Discovery Rules

Sunday Jan 13th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Anyone who is charged with a criminal offense in New York is looking at significant potential consequences, whether it’s a driving while intoxicated charge, fraud allegations or a violent crime. The good news is that cops and prosecutors have the burden at all times to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That means going farther than just showing it’s […] Read more

New York May Be Getting Stricter Gun Laws

Friday Dec 7th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

New York is already home to some of the tightest gun restrictions in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that additional limits on the purchase, possession and use of firearms may be on the way. Cuomo, following a spate of mass shootings elsewhere in the U.S., said he wants to make New York gun laws “even […] Read more

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