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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.

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.

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.

Mounting a defense against drunk driving charges in New York

The penalties for DWI can be severe in New York, and even motorists with no prior record of drunk driving may face jail time and a loss of their driving privileges. However, there are a number of ways that a criminal defense attorney can advocate on behalf of a client charged with driving under the influence. While attorneys will often challenge the evidence that prosecutors rely on to establish intoxication, such as the results of toxicology tests, there are situations where an affirmative defense will be mounted.

New York official bringing fraud cases against banks

A New York attorney general announced on Jan. 15 that he planned to bring fraud cases against large banks that were accused of selling securities that were mortgage-backed prior to the United States' 2008 financial crisis. Some of the targeted banks include Bank of America Corporation, Citigroup Inc. and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Man drives car into Niagara River, faces DWI charges

A New York man has been accused of DWI after a single-car accident that left his car partially submerged in the Niagara River, according to reports. The accident took place on Dec. 29 at about 5:30 p.m. Only one person was involved in the crash.

Study shows genes may contribute to antisocial behavior

New York residents may have heard that scientists have found a link between genes and the likelihood that people will exhibit delinquent tenancies, but a new study suggests that the same genes may contribute to improved outcomes as well. The study involved nearly 1,400 high school aged students in a county in Sweden and was recently published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Man detained for DUI in New York

A 27-year-old New York man was detained on suspicion of drunk driving on Dec. 6 after allegedly speeding. Deputies pulled the man over after they say they found him traveling at 61 mph in a 40-mph zone. They followed him into a 30-mph zone where he allegedly drove 55 mph.

DWI penalties in New York

In the state of New York, there are a number of different charges associated with drunk driving. For example, someone driving with a blood alcohol content of at least .18 percent may be charged with aggravated DWI. Even if a driver's BAC is less than .08 percent, a driver may still be charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol. An impaired driver under the age of 21 could be charged under the Zero Tolerance Law if his or her BAC is between .02 and .07 percent.