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March 2018 Archives

New York man faces serious felony charges for drug possession

Individuals who keep up with this New York criminal defense blog know that any drug charges, regardless of the substance the accused is claimed to have dealt with, can be very serious. Drug charges can be penalized with significant criminal sanctions and can cause otherwise successful men and women to carry criminal records with them for the rest of their lives. A New York man was recently charged with a drug crime related to crystal meth and oxycodone.

Defend yourself against damaging DWI charges

Prior posts on this New York-based criminal defense legal blog have introduced some of the serious penalties that can apply if a person is convicted of a drunk driving charge. In New York, penalties for drunk driving can include fines, the loss of one's driver's license and even time in jail. Depending upon the type of charge an individual faces, their punishments can be significant and long-lasting.

What is shoplifting under New York law?

Shopping is a pastime loved by some and loathed by others. When a New Yorker needs to buy a particular item and cannot trust the power of online shopping to get them what they want in time, then they may have to walk into a store and purchase actual merchandise in order to acquire the desired item. Most shopping transactions occur without incident, but from time to time retailers may suspect that their customers are engaged in the illegal practice of shoplifting.

Sexting can get your teen into serious legal trouble

A generation ago New York parents did not have to deal with cellphones, the Internet and all of the other technology-related headaches that can get their kids into loads of trouble. Now, however, a child may run afoul of the law by engaging in electronic behaviors that are common to and even encouraged by their peers. One of those behaviors is sexting, and this post will attempt to provide a definition for the term as well as a discussion of why it can get kids into trouble.

What is reckless driving in New York?

A driver's license is a badge of honor for many New York youths. When they are able to get their driver's license, most teens feel rush of freedom that they have never before experienced in their lives. Driving is a skill that many adults continue to use as they age so that they can get to their jobs, travel where they want to go, and help their families.