New York Computer Crime Laws are Serious Business
New York is the country’s fourth most populous state, but it ranked second in cybercrime losses for 2020. Financial losses from cybercrime reached nearly $416 million in 2020. The state’s response to increasing rates of computer and cybercrime is tougher laws with steeper penalties for convictions.
New York 2020 Bail Reform Law
Prior to the New York Bail Reform act that took effect in January 2020, many people in New York were forced to wait in jail for months while their criminal cases were sorted out. The Bail Reform Act was designed to reduce the number of people waiting in jail by providing for both no pretrial incarceration and no cash bail in most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases.
Understanding Federal Drug Crimes in New York
Facing a federal drug crime charge can have a lasting impact on your future. You may feel hopeless and scared. Federal drug convictions usually carry stiff penalties and potentially life-long consequences. It’s imperative that you take immediate action and speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Prosecuting Drug Overdose Cases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The ramifications of these statistics are not only felt by the victim and their loved ones, but also extends to doctors, drug distribution companies, and dealers.
Justice Department to Collect Data on Police Shootings
The Justice Department recently announced that it would begin the nationwide collection data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public in 2017. The news comes after a series of protests and investigations since 2014 stemming from several deadly episodes. The project, reported by the New York Times, is the most ambitious federal […]