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Arrested for Domestic Terrorism

In New York, domestic terrorism – committing a terrorist or dangerous act against fellow citizens – is a serious offense that is often punished severely.

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Ineffective Representation Can Have Costly Consequences

A conviction can have life-altering consequences. In addition to fines and potential incarceration, a conviction on your criminal record can follow you for the rest of your life, creating significant barriers to finding a job or housing.

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Should I Still Hire an Attorney If I Think I’m Guilty?

Money. It’s inevitably one of the main reasons defendants avoid hiring an attorney. The truth is yes, attorneys are expensive, but not having one can cost you far more money, time, and trouble in the long run.

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What Qualifies as Solicitation of a Minor?

Any conviction for a sex-related crime requires registration as a sex offender. For those convicted of any sex-related crime involving a minor, “pedophile” is a label that they may never be able to shed.

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Can I Get My Records Sealed?

You don’t have to be convicted of a crime to have a criminal record. At least for a while, arrests without charges and charges without convictions also appear; so do acquittals.

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The Consequences of Parental Kidnapping

If you’re facing a charge of custodial interference—or parental kidnapping—you might be feeling overwhelmed.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you need to be aware of all the possible penalties. For most charges, judges are given sentencing options that can include alternatives to jail. However, it can require a skilled criminal defense attorney to argue on your behalf for reduced or alternative sentencing.

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What You Need to Know About Your First DWI

In 2020, New York State Police arrested 676 people for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) during active anti-DWI sobriety checks, according to the New York State Highway Safety Annual Report. If you or a loved one has recently been charged with your first DWI, you probably have many questions about what happens next while navigating the stressful legal situation.

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Understanding The Heroin & Opioid Epidemic

In 2018, drug overdose deaths from synthetic opioids — namely fentanyl and fentanyl analogs — totaled 2,195 in the state of New York. Another 998 individuals died of prescription opioid overdoses, and an additional 1,243 more from heroin overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New York Persistent Felony Offenders

In New York, prison sentences and other penalties depend on a number of factors, such as the defendant's criminal history, the nature of the crime, and other surrounding circumstances. Felonies in the state of New York carry multiple years of incarceration in state prison. In the event that the person has two or more previous felony convictions, they may be considered a “persistent felony offender,” and this may result in longer prison sentences.

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