ASSAULT

There are several statutes under New York state law concerning the crime of assault, ranging from Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, to Assault in the First Degree, a Class B violent felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.  The crime charged will often depend on whether or not a weapon was used……

DRUG CASES

There are several statutes under New York state law concerning drugs, ranging from Criminal Possession of Marijuana, a violation punishable by up to 15 days in jail, to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, for cases involving small quantity possession of street drugs or prescriptions drugs……

JUVENILE CRIMES

Beginning at age seven, a child can be prosecuted for criminal behavior in New York. A child can be prosecuted as a juvenile delinquent, juvenile offender, or youthful offender.

In New York, a juvenile delinquent is someone “over 7 and less than 16 years of age, who having committed……

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TRAFFIC TICKETS

While far less serious than misdemeanor or felony cases, a traffic ticket can still carry significant consequences.  Traffic tickets can carry steep fines and points on your license.  Traffic tickets can cause you to have your driver’s license suspended or revoked and cause increases in your car insurance.  Common traffic tickets include speeding ……

PROBATION VIOLATIONS

When a person is placed on Probation, they are required to maintain employment or attend school, regularly reporting to the probation officer, allow probation officers to conduct home visits, complete community service and make restitution payments to the victim, attend drug, alcohol or mental health treatment, refrain from using drugs……

THEFT CRIMES

There are several statutes under New York state law concerning the crime of theft, ranging from Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, to a variety of Burglary and Robbery crimes, up to a Class B violent felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Some theft crimes are labeled white collar crimes, where the allegations include theft……

DWI

Driving while intoxicated is a crime. Your judgment, coordination and ability to drive a vehicle change when you consume any amount of alcohol. The level of impairment depends on five conditions……