It is an unfortunate fact that counterfeit currency is present in New York. A person may even unknowingly pass it on when purchasing goods. However, sometimes a person is accused of intentionally trying to use counterfeit money, leading to criminal charges.
Some states allow a person to expunge their criminal record -- that is, have it disappear forever. Unfortunately, New York is not one of these states. However, New York will allow a person's criminal record to be sealed in certain circumstances. What does that mean?
Someone who thinks that something valuable has been stolen from them may exaggerate the worth of the item. However, it is important not to get carried away. When it comes to the crime of larceny, it may be necessary at times to ascertain the true value of the property that was allegedly stolen. New York Penal Code section 155.20 describes how to determine such value.
Driving is not without its risks, and there are many potentially dangerous conditions that a driver may face. Not only could adverse weather conditions or improperly maintained roads create the possibility for an accident to occur, but there are also other situations in which a person is accused of a traffic violation that is simply not their fault. However, that does not mean that a person will avoid being ticketed or charged with a traffic offense.
"Black Friday" is either a much-loved or much-hated part of the Christmas season. Someone's opinion on Black Friday often depends on whether that person loves the fantastic bargains and holiday spirit or hates the massive crowds and crass commercialism. Either way, on Black Friday stores in New York are packed with customers. Unfortunately, two women in Clarkstown, New York, found themselves facing criminal charges after shopping on Black Friday.
A recent post here discussed the differences between various theft crimes. This information is important, especially in light of a recent story about a woman who is being charged with larceny in the third degree.
A celebrity's every little move is always under the intense glare of the public's eye. Therefore, when an actor is accused of a crime, the entire situation could be blown out of proportion and have a serious impact on that person's career and personal reputation.
A strong criminal defense may be able to minimize the harm criminal charges and accusations can bring. Two CNN news reporters will have charges against them dismissed after allegedly trespassing at the World Trade Center site. The two were accused of trespassing at the World Trade Center site while reporting on security lapses at the site. One of the producers will have the misdemeanor charges against him dismissed, provided he completes two days of community service. The charges against the other producer were dropped, as he only recorded video at the site during the alleged incident.
Charges of theft crimes can be very serious. While some petty theft crimes may be classified as misdemeanors, others are considered felonies. New City residents may be interested in the following story about an alleged theft crime in New York state.
In a combined effort between the New York Police Department and the FBI, law enforcement officials have identified and detained several individuals in relation to an alleged robbery ring. According to authorities, the men facing robbery charges targeted jewelry stores on Fifth Avenue, in Atlantic City and in Virginia.