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November 2017 Archives

Protecting your rights during a criminal legal matter

Often when a crime allegedly occurs much of the narrative surrounds the alleged victim. The victim is the person who purportedly suffered the consequences of another person's alleged criminal actions, and in New York and other American jurisdictions the person who allegedly committed the criminal wrongdoing is the defendant. Defendants are often seen as bad individuals even before the facts of their cases are heard due to the allegations prosecutors bring against them.

5 men facing drug charges

Facing criminal charges, especially serious drug charges, is an uncertain and fearful experience. A group of men from New York are in such a situation after being arrested by police.

The basics of underage DWI charges in New York

Throughout New York state, there is a zero tolerance policy concerning underage drinking and driving. Young people who are under 21 years old and are caught driving after consuming any amount of alcohol are likely to be charged with underage DWI/DUI under the zero tolerance law. Whether or not they are charged may depend on the prosecutor's reading of the zero tolerance law.

What is a felony charge?

If you have been accused of a crime, you may know that there is a difference between misdemeanor and felony charges but may wonder what that difference is. Felony charges are the most serious type of charges an accused individual can face. Felonies may be divided into classes and penalties associated with a felony charge may vary according to the class of felony charged.