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October 2017 Archives

Can I get my criminal record expunged in New York?

Question: About fifteen years ago, I was involved in a night of youthful indiscretion: I went out drinking with some friends (I was underage), and we ended up stealing a car. We were caught that night (it was a stick shift and we didn’t really know how to drive it.)

What is drug trafficking and how serious are the charges?

Drug trafficking charges are unquestionably serious but if you have been charged with them, you may wonder what they entail and what you are facing. Drug trafficking laws make it illegal to sell, transport or import unlawful controlled substances and provide penalties for the sale, transportation and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances. Unlawful controlled substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.

Man faces DWI and other charges following traffic stop

Driving while impaired allegations and charges require a strong criminal defense response. Following a traffic stop in a New York community north of Carle Place, one man is facing DWI and drug charges. According to authorities, two men in the vehicle are facing charges after they were pulled over and were allegedly in possession of drugs and the driver allegedly had a blood alcohol content level triple the legal limit and was driving an unregistered vehicle with stolen license plates.

Understanding juvenile defense rights and options

When a juvenile has been charged with a crime, and is facing serious potential penalties and consequences that go along with the charges, it is important for them and their parents and loved ones to be familiar with their criminal defense rights and options. Both misdemeanor and felony charges can be serious for juveniles and the criminal justice system can be understandably intimidating.

Understanding drug charges and penalties in New York

The potential penalties and consequences for drug possession charges in New York are serious which is why accused individuals should be familiar with the elements of the crime of drug possession that must be proved against them to face a conviction for drug charges. It is also important for accused individuals to understand that the prosecution is required to prove the elements of a drug possession crime against the accused individual beyond a reasonable doubt.