Five Mistakes People Make When Accused of a Crime

There were more than 250,000 people arrested for alleged criminal acts throughout New York State in 2020, or around 700 people every day. However, even people arrested for the same crimes can have wildly different outcomes to their cases, depending on what they choose to do after their arrest. Here are five common mistakes people make when accused of a crime, which can negatively affect their ability to defend themselves: Continue reading “Five Mistakes People Make When Accused of a Crime”

Potential Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Among all of the potential crimes one might be accused of, there are few with more far-reaching implications than a domestic violence conviction. Even relatively minor domestic violence allegations can carry major consequences for the accused, and a conviction can result in consequences that follow a defendant long after they have served their time. Here are five potential consequences of a domestic violence conviction: Continue reading “Potential Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction”

New York Passes Law Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

As of March 31, it is now legal in New York State for people over the age of 21 to possess up to three ounces of marijuana for recreational purposes. In addition, certain people currently behind bars for marijuana-related offenses will have those sentences expunged. However, New Yorkers should still be wary about openly partaking in the substance, because it has not been legalized on the federal level. Continue reading “New York Passes Law Legalizing Recreational Marijuana”