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Category: Criminal Defense Articles

Mandatory Minimums

Friday Sep 15th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

The United States has an over-incarceration problem, and many people believe that mandatory minimum sentences are a major cause of this problem.  Mandatory minimum sentences are imposed upon defendants who are convicted of particular crimes.  These sentences are imposed by statute. If a defendant is found guilty of a crime that carries a mandatory minimum […] Read more

National Advocacy Groups Show Support for NY’s Clemency Program

Thursday Aug 31st, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Schenectady criminal defense attorneys provide representation to individuals accused of criminal offenses with the goal of avoiding a guilty verdict and resulting penalties.  Avoiding conviction or using a plea bargain to reduce penalties can be vital to an accused defendant’s future because a conviction could result in incarceration and other serious consequences. Some defendants, however, […] Read more

Advocates Rally Against New York’s “Blindfold” Law

Thursday Aug 10th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

When you are accused of breaking the law, a lot is at stake. Your future hangs in the balance and you want to make sure you have a skilled Albany criminal defense attorney who can provide you with help in putting together a strong strategy for responding to charges.  Unfortunately, defense lawyers and defendants are […] Read more

Court Affirms New York State Law Governing Anonymous Juries

Thursday Jul 20th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

In some criminal proceedings, the identity of jurors can be withheld. Typically, this occurs in sensitive cases where there may be a risk to the safety of the jury members or in situations where it is possible that defendants or their associates could attempt to corrupt, bribe or intimidate members of the jury. While there are […] Read more

DOJ Backing Away from Oversight of Police Departments with Consent Decrees

Friday Apr 28th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Some police departments throughout the United States have been accused of not respecting the civil rights of community members. In particular, there have been specific police departments which have been found to violate people’s rights and some of these departments have agreed to reforms. The Department of Justice sued certain departments, for example, and consent […] Read more

Millions of Dollars Taken by Police from Motorists Who Aren’t Charged With Crimes

Wednesday Apr 19th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

A New York federal criminal defense attorney can provide representation to individuals who are accused of wrongdoing and facing legal penalties. When you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you have the right to a lawyer and the right to a trial in which you are treated fairly and viewed as innocent until proven guilty. […] Read more

Will Rikers Island Close?

Friday Apr 14th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

When you have been accused of violating the law, one of the big reasons it is so important to work with skilled Albany criminal defense attorneys is because conviction for many criminal offenses could potentially result in you being forced to serve jail time. Incarceration can take you away from your work and family. This […] Read more

Rising Deportation Risks Raises Stakes for the Undocumented Who Face Charges

Monday Mar 20th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

When President Obama was in office, he provided guidance on immigration that aimed to keep families together and focused on deporting undocumented immigrants who had committed only serious offenses. President Trump, however, has taken a much more hardline approach on immigration.  One of the major shifts that President Trump instituted early during his first term […] Read more

Criminal Justice Reform Bills Introduced In NY

Friday Feb 24th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

Criminal justice reform has long been a hot button issue at both the federal and state levels. There is a major over-incarceration problem in the United States, in part because of three strikes laws and strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Defendants charged with federal crimes could end up sentenced to lengthy prison sentences, even for […] Read more

Even the Innocent Could Be Charged A Fee For Getting Arrested

Tuesday Feb 14th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

In the United States, you should not be deprived of your property without due process of the law. Before government authorities can impose fines or other penalties on you, you should be given the chance to defend yourself with the help of Albany criminal defense attorneys. You are innocent until proved guilty, and the state […] Read more

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