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March 2015 Archives

No serial numbers on many weapons seized in police raid

Assault rifles and handguns along with over 10,000 rounds of ammunition were found in the home of a convicted sex offender in Cato, New York. A raid was conducted on the 34-year-old man's home in Cayuga County by State police after investigators obtained a search warrant.

New York Senate passes Alix's law for 4th consecutive year

The New York State Senate has once again passed Alix's Law. The upper chamber voted unanimously in favor of the law, which makes leaving the scene of any accident illegal for drunk drivers, but approval by the Assembly is far from certain. This marks the fourth time that the bill has been passed by the Senate, but the measure has yet to reach the governor's desk.

Potential defenses for assault or battery charges

A New York resident can be charged with assault or battery if they cause harm to another person. However, these incidents sometimes occur during an altercation that was started by the other individual. There are four main defenses for assault and battery that may be utilized: self-defense, the defense of others. consent and the defense of property.

DOJ objects to white collar crime sentencing reform

New York residents may have seen media reports concerning a number of proposals made by a federal panel that would change the way penalties are calculated for white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement. While defense attorneys have criticized the proposed reforms for not going far enough, the U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the measures. The department made its views known by releasing a letter during a March 12 U.S. Sentencing Commission hearing.

New York teen charged with DWI after traffic stop

Police in upstate New York have reported that a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving after a traffic stop in Niagara County on March 7. The Pendleton resident was charged with driving while intoxicated and cited for a number of traffic violations, including speeding and making unsafe lane changes.

Penalties for drug possession in New York

Drug possession charges can result in harsh penalties that can impact the rest of your life. However, not all drugs are treated the same by prosecutors. The possession of marijuana is treated very differently compared to the possession of a controlled substance, such as heroin or cocaine. 

Woman charged with DWI in New York

After driving the wrong way on an exit ramp, a 37-year-old woman crashed into another vehicle. Her own car caught fire and both drivers were taken to a local hospital in New York as a precaution. Fortunately, neither driver was injured. Once at the hospital, the wrong-way driver was reportedly uncooperative with authorities. A blood test was taken to determine if she was intoxicated.

2 men receive drug charges after raid

On Feb. 27, police in New York charged two men for drug crimes following a raid at their home. The raid took place in Riverhead after authorities gathered information about drug sales that were taking place at a residence on Wilson Avenue. Two occupants of the home, a 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, were taken into police custody at the scene.

Woman charged with aggravated DWI and leaving the scene

According to New York State troopers from the Village of Lake Success, a 45-year-old woman was detained after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident. The incident occurred on Feb. 24 on the Northern State Parkway close to Meadowbrook Parkway.

Protective orders in New york

The extent of the domestic violence problem in New York and the serious long-term risk to people caught in such situations is now more commonly understood. In addition, domestic violence does not happen only between married couples. There are many people inside a family or any close living situation who may have to endure incidents of violence and coercion, and they are typically offered the protection of the law.