Category: Criminal Law

Penalties and Punishments for Weapons Charges In New York

The state of New York has some of the most restrictive weapon laws in the country, and New York City has codified even more severe restrictions. If you are facing a criminal…

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How to Beat a Gun Charge in New York

Throughout the United States and more specifically, in New York State and New York City, the issues of weapons possession—specifically firearms—have received much attention as…

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Can a Misdemeanor Be Expunged in New York?

In the United States, about 45 million Americans, or 14% of the population, have been convicted of a misdemeanor. If this is the case for you, you might be asking yourself, can a…

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The Second Amendment and New York State: Walking the Constitutional Line

New York State has imposed rigid laws on carrying pistols since the early part of the 20th century. In 1905, it was a misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 16 to carry a pistol…

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How a Booze-Fueled Bon Voyage Can Turn into a BUI: What New York State Boaters Need to Know

With summer kicking off and the public eager to resume normalcy following the COVID-19 shutdowns, it is anticipated that many New Yorkers will turn to boating this summer season…

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St. Patrick’s Day and DWIs | What’s Your Luck With Law Enforcement?

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the leading holidays when it comes to DWIs and accidents, and with one-third of all vehicle-related fatalities in the U.S. being attributed to drunk…

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“Truth in Vaccination” Bill Seeks to Improve State Response to False Vaccination Records

On December 22, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of legislation focused on improving New York’s response to the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. While much…

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How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Impact My Criminal Record?

Back in March, former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for…

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How to Defend Against Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges: What Students and Parents Need to Know

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should…

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THC you later: New York’s marijuana legislation may include plans to clear past convictions

You’re not ganja believe this. The past, low-level marijuana convictions of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could go up in smoke once adult recreational marijuana is legal…

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