Running a successful business can be hard work, but it can also be a part of the American dream for many in New City, New York. When allegations of white-collar crimes surface, claiming a person committed computer fraud, embezzlement financial crime or business crime, a person's very livelihood could be put at risk. While such allegations can have an immediate effect on a person's life, the future ramifications could be disastrous.
There are several forms of larceny in New York, all of which carry legal penalties if a person is convicted on a charge. One such form is larceny by false promise.
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.
Allegations of sex crimes can be especially onerous, due to the perverse nature of the crimes. Even mere accusations can have a significantly negative effect on the accused's life.
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.
New York fans of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" may be following the sordid allegations against a former manager of a New Jersey diner featured on the Food Network show. The 45-year-old man, who may be mounting his criminal defense under home confinement, was accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the iconic Tick Tock Diner. The supposed hit man that he spoke to, however, was an undercover state cop. The man was taken into custody on an attempted murder charge before being released on $600,000 bail.
A man who was allegedly involved in a cigarette-smuggling ring that stretched from New York to Virginia has additionally been accused of plotting to have witnesses murdered while he was in prison. His criminal defense lawyer claims that the man was "venting" rather than actually planning murder.