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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.

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Federal Conspiracy Law

Data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program indicates that 1,462 persons were arrested for federal offenses by FBI field officers in New York in 2019. A federal conspiracy occurs when two or more people agree to commit a federal crime or defraud the United States.

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Understanding the Criminal Appeals Process

In New York State, the appellate division is composed of four different departments that review issues and resolve appeals in both civil and criminal cases that come up from the lower courts.

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Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other nationwide incidents, the State of New York in 2013 tightened firearm possession and registration laws and elevated criminal possession violations from misdemeanors to the felony level.

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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.

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What to Expect from Your DWI Charge

According to a recent study performed by Backgroundchecks.org, more than 25,000 people are arrested in New York annually for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Every one of their lives will be negatively impacted forever by that arrest.

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Conspiracy Drug Charges: What You Should Know

Conspiracy drug charges are complex. You don’t have to actually handle drugs or exchange money to be charged. You don’t have to be “caught in the act.” You don’t need to have actually executed a reported plan to manufacture, sell, or distribute drugs.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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