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December 2015 Archives

High-speed chase in Clarkstown results in criminal charges

Seeing the flash of red and blue police lights in your rearview mirror can be a scary experience. You may not even know why you are being pulled over until it happens. However, ignoring those signals and fleeing the scene will only result in negative consequences.

Consider help if facing drunk driving charges this holiday

This holiday season, whether it is the office holiday party, a family get-together or a New Year's eve celebration, people across New City, New York, will celebrate with alcohol. Most people handle these situations responsibly, and will not get behind the wheel of a car when drunk. Unfortunately, even those who drink responsibly can still be wrongfully accused of drunk driving.

Do police always need a warrant to perform a search New City?

Residents of New City may be aware that they have certain rights when it comes to a police search and seizure, but they may not know what these rights are. In general, a search warrant is needed for police to perform a search of a person or a location in order to uncover evidence of a crime. However, there are some exceptions to the warrant requirement that should be understood.

Certain theft crimes in New York have affirmative defenses

Previous posts here have mentioned that the two types of theft crimes in New City are the crimes of larceny and embezzlement. In New York, there are various levels of larceny, ranging from petit larceny to grand larceny in the first degree. Being accused of these crimes is a serious matter, since there can be harsh consequences upon conviction. However, it may help to know that under New York law there are some affirmative defenses to the crimes of embezzlement or larceny committed by trespassory taking.

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