What Is Mandatory Minimum Sentencing?

Posted on : October 19, 2020
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Facing Criminal Charges In New York? Under the law, crimes are generally ranked according to severity. Typically, a crime that results in greater harm to another person carries a more serious penalty than a crime that does less harm.  For example, the penalty for driving while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle is punished Read More

What Factors Can “Aggravate” a Criminal Charge?

Posted on : August 28, 2020
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Different crimes carry different penalties, and there are numerous factors that go into determining how a suspect is charged and if convicted, penalized. Here’s what you need to know about aggravated crimes, how certain factors can cause you to incur a stiffer penalty, and how to get legal help Using a Firearm or Other Deadly Read More

Burden Of Proof In New York

Posted on : July 16, 2020
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Meeting The Burden Of Proof Anywhere in the state of New York, in order to get a conviction, the prosecutor has to meet the burden of proof for the crime. In the case of criminal charges, the standard is higher due to the impact it may have on the individual’s life. So what do you Read More

Arrested For Protesting In New York?

Posted on : June 8, 2020
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Protesting In New York: What You Need To Know If you are one of the many thousands of New Yorkers on the streets of New York who is protesting and not sure what your rights and obligations are, there are some important elements to consider and understand to protect yourself and your freedom. Do I Read More

How to Defend Yourself Against Possession with Intent to Distribute

Posted on : May 14, 2020
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Possession With Intent To Distribute In Brooklyn Being charged with any crime is a frightening prospect. But be especially concerned if you are accused of possession with intent to distribute (PWID). Under New York law, this crime holds serious consequences that can disrupt your life and cause uncertainty in your future. There are several defenses Read More

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