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What Does the New Federal Criminal Justice Reform Law Mean for New Yorkers Convicted of Crimes?

What Does the New Federal Criminal Justice Reform Law Mean for New Yorkers Convicted of Crimes?

Thursday Jan 24th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Drug Crimes |

President Donald Trump recently signed into law a sweeping, bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The First Step Act is designed to combat mass incarceration by overhauling sentencing requirements and giving those convicted of crimes a better shot at going straight on release through employment services program. As its name suggests, the legislation may be the first of […] Read more

New York Lawmakers Want to Revamp Criminal Discovery Rules

Sunday Jan 13th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Anyone who is charged with a criminal offense in New York is looking at significant potential consequences, whether it’s a driving while intoxicated charge, fraud allegations or a violent crime. The good news is that cops and prosecutors have the burden at all times to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That means going farther than just showing it’s […] Read more

How Orders of Protection Work in Domestic Violence Cases

Thursday Jan 10th, on Domestic Violence |

Orders of protection (commonly called “restraining orders”) are a legal tool often used in domestic violence cases to ensure the safety of alleged victims. If granted by a court, these orders often come with significant restrictions on a person accused or convicted of a crime. They also carry serious consequences for anyone who doesn’t abide by […] Read more

Investigating High-Profile Sex Allegations: NY Creates Special Section in SVU

Saturday Dec 15th, on Sex Crimes |

A New York sex crimes defense attorney provides representation to any defendant who has been accused of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Having the right legal representation is important when accusations of sex offenses are made because law enforcement takes allegations of sex crimes very seriously. In fact, as the New York Post explained, the […] Read more

New York May Be Getting Stricter Gun Laws

Friday Dec 7th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

New York is already home to some of the tightest gun restrictions in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that additional limits on the purchase, possession and use of firearms may be on the way. Cuomo, following a spate of mass shootings elsewhere in the U.S., said he wants to make New York gun laws “even […] Read more

Refusing a Breathalyzer? Read This First

Friday Dec 7th, on DWI |

Police officers and prosecutors in New York take drinking and driving very seriously. A driving while intoxicated charge can have significant consequences. That’s why many drivers may be hesitant to agree to take a breathalyzer test when they’re pulled over by the cops. Here’s what you should know before you make that decision. How Breathalyzers Work New […] Read more

NY District Attorney Seeks to Dismantle the Legacy of Tough Marijuana Enforcement Laws

Friday Oct 26th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Drug Crimes |

Drug laws throughout the United States have long resulted in offenders facing harsh punishments. That is why getting help from an Albany drug crime lawyer is essential to fight for your future. In recent years, the good news is that authorities in New York have begun to scale back enforcement of marijuana laws so fewer […] Read more

Federal Judges, Lawmakers Disagree on Ankle Monitoring for Non-Violent Offenders

Friday Oct 19th, on Criminal Defense Articles, Criminal Investigations |

After an arrest, the freedoms available to defendants are immediately curtailed. In many cases, offenders are imprisoned unless or until they make bail and are released under certain conditions such as returning to court for a trial and potentially engaging in specific behaviors or refraining from certain behaviors.  And, in other cases, defendants are required […] Read more

Racism in the Justice System

Friday Oct 12th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Protecting your rights when navigating the criminal justice system is imperative. That’s why anyone accused of wrongdoing should be represented by an Albany felony attorney. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to ensure fair outcomes in the justice system as a result of entrenched racism. Recent reports confirm that racism is an inherent problem within the […] Read more

Criminal Justice Reform: Reducing the Number of Laws on the Books

Friday Aug 24th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Recently, there was a White House conference on criminal justice reform. There is universal agreement that the criminal justice system in the United States needs to be reformed, although there is disagreement on the right approach to take. Reforms are necessary because of a mass incarceration problem in the United States and because many of […] Read more

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