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A Brief Summary of Gun Laws in New York

The United States Constitution guarantees American citizens the right to bear arms. With that being said, these rights are not absolute, and the states reserve the right to regulate the distribution, ...
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Different Types of Theft Crimes

If you have been accused of stealing or “permanently borrowing without permission” something in the state of New York, it helps being able to understand the details of your charges. While ...
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Attorney Kevin O'Donnell is committed to providing personalized attention to each of his clients. In order to maintain communication with his current and prospective clients, he holds a presence ...
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Facing Domestic Violence Charges? An Attorney Can Help

Certain domestic violence offenses can expose a person to the possibility of serving harsh criminal penalties if convicted, including: Jail time Expensive fines Probation Damage to one's ...
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Leandra's Law Could Deem Your First DWI a Felony

Along with 36 other states, New York has certain child endangerment laws that impose harsher penalties on those who endanger child passengers while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The ...
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Marijuana Possession in New York

In New York State, drug laws can seem intentionally complicated. By locking up hundreds of individuals a year through drug crime arrests, the government can take in thousands of dollars through fines ...
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What to Do After an Arrest

No matter the circumstances or the criminal act in question, it is never going to be fun or relaxing to be arrested. The feel of the metal cuffs on your wrists might stress you out and all of the ...
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What Consequences Will I Face for a Felony Violent Crime?

Violent crimes can carry serious consequences with them. Whether you have been accused of a hate crime or sexual assault, it is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Thousands of ...
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Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Charged With Death by Auto

Nearby in New Jersey, a tragic accident is still wreaking havoc on the families of several comedians, including the family of James McNair, who was the only fatality in the accident. Actor and ...
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What Happens After an Arrest?

Have you been arrested? Unsure of what steps to take next? It is important that you safeguard your rights and your future. When you are arrested in NYC, the authorities will bring you to a certain ...
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How Does The Prosecutor Decide Whether To File Charges?

Prosecutors use careful evaluation in order to determine if they should file charges. The first aspect taken into consideration is whether or not it is a legally sound case. If there are legal ...
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Should I Take a Breath Test?

If you are arrested for a DWI in New York, you may be unsure if performing a breath test is the right choice. The answer to this question is that it depends. If you are sure that you are under the ...
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Three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety testing is used in New York as a way for law enforcement to determine whether a suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on the road. There are some methods of testing ...
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What is the Difference Between a Crime and a Violation in NY?

The state of New York has a distinction between a violation and a crime in criminal laws. A criminal conviction has permanent consequences and remain on your criminal record. A violation, on the other ...
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New York DWI Laws For First-Time Offenders

New York authorities take drinking and driving offenses very seriously. Drivers in New York should be aware of the state's driving while intoxicated laws and the potential penalties drivers face ...
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Stop-And-Frisk Records Kept In Police Databases?

The stop-and-frisk practices of the New York City Police Department have led to several lawsuits currently in the courts. The procedure allows police officers to question individuals that are ...
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Is DNA Evidence Always As Reliable As We Think?

Often, when people hear that an individual's DNA has matched DNA found at the scene of the crime, they assume that the individual must be involved in the incident. DNA evidence is frequently used ...
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