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Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Possession in New York

Criminal drug possession is one of the more serious crimes that an individual can be accused of.  Drug crimes will tarnish your record, prevent you from getting certain jobs, and will result in both monetary fines and limitations on certain rights.

Sentencing Guidelines for Assault in New York

Criminal assault is one of the most serious crimes that an individual can be accused of.  Assault, whether it be simple assault, physical assault, aggravated assault, or sexual assault, will tarnish your record, prevent you from getting certain jobs, and will result in the future limitations of your rights as a United States citizen.

Sentencing Guidelines for Theft in New York

Theft is a very serious crime to be accused of.  After being charged and labeled a thief, a defendant will face serious consequences.  A theft charge will tarnish your record, prevent you from getting certain jobs, and may result in future limitations of your rights as a United States citizen.

Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Sale of Controlled Substances in New York

New York takes a tough approach to drug crimes – and to penalizing those who commit them.  Sentencing guidelines establish long determinate sentences for offenders who are convicted, though the law makes exceptions for certain crimes.  In this article, our New York drug distribution lawyers explain how drug sale offenses are graded and sentenced, including...

Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Sale of a Weapon in New York

New York takes an aggressive approach to enforcing gun laws – and to penalizing people who break those laws. If you or one of your loved ones was charged with gun crimes in New York, you risk facing years of incarceration, thousands of dollars in fines, loss of your gun privileges, and other serious penalties....

Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Use of a Firearm in New York

Much like the criminal possession of a weapon in New York, the criminal use of a firearm is a violent felony subject to harsh mandatory minimum sentencing laws.  This article will explain which weapons count as firearms, go over some of the reasons a person could be charged with this offense, and outline the mandatory...

Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York

Bans on criminal possession of a weapon are some of the most aggressively-enforced laws in New York – and a convicted offender will face some of New York’s toughest criminal penalties.  While judges typically have discretion when determining how an offender should be sentenced within a certain range, New York’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws create...

Despite Overall Drop in Marijuana Arrests, Arrests of Minorities Increase

In November of 2014, roughly one year ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Chief Bill Bratton began to alter NYC’s approach to marijuana possession. The NYPD’s policies resulted in the disproportion application of “stop and frisk” interactions with young African-American and Latino men. These frequent interactions resulted in arrest rates that...

Is it Legal for the Police to Lie to Criminal Suspects?

New Yorkers should know that, in certain scenarios, it is legal for the NYPD to lie.  However, while deceit is permissible within certain bounds, there are also times when an officer’s conduct crosses the line from acceptable behavior into coercion and even entrapment.  The concept of police entrapment is shrouded by a stubborn veil of...

Can You Get Arrested For Smoking Marijuana In NY?

In the United States, marijuana is becoming more and more liberalized. States such as Washington and Colorado have completely legalized marijuana, while Washington DC and Philadelphia have decriminalized it. A common question that many people find themselves asking is whether their city or state has legalized/decriminalized marijuana.