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January 2018 Archives

The charge of assault and its possible defenses

New York recognizes different levels of assault and provides different legal requirements that prosecutors must prove in order to secure convictions on them. From simple assault to assault with the intent to cause serious injury, this post will discuss what must be demonstrated for a person to be convicted on their charges and what defenses they may exercise to mitigate the claims made against them.

DWI penalties can be life-altering

At the end of last year this New York criminal defense legal blog discussed some of the charges that individuals could face if they were stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Those charges ranged from a straightforward DWI charge based on the accused individual's blood alcohol concentration exceeding .08 percent to more serious charges involving greater suspected intoxication or alleged harm caused by the stopped individuals. Even when a person is arrested for a normal DWI stop the consequences that they could face for conviction are significant.

Best Ways To Face Up To A Bench Warrant

It’s been a nagging reality for you for some time. The bench warrant you received years ago that you’ve been trying to forget. You may be tired of worrying if you’ll be included in the next warrant sweep, or very frightened that the recent court date you missed will land you in jail again.

A discussion of New York's drug courts

Drug crimes have been a perceived problem in the United States for decades. While some lawmakers believe that tough penalties and serious consequences are the best way to deal with alleged offenders, others take a less stringent approach to addressing drug offenses in individuals who may suffer from addiction. From this latter form of assessment the drug courts of the country were born.

What is plea bargaining?

If a Carle Place resident is unfortunate enough to begin 2018 facing a criminal charge then they may feel as though there is no changing the course their legal dilemma is on. They may expect that, if they are convicted, they will face the penalties assigned to their charge and experience the life-altering consequences of carrying into the future a criminal record.