As many people in New City already know, individuals accused of a crime have the right to an attorney, and if the individual cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be provided to the individual at no cost. This right starts from the arrest and goes throughout the trial process, and into an appeal, if necessary. This very important right can be found in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Anyone accused of a crime in New York may feel scared and confused, especially if they are facing serious charges and a potential trial. A criminal defense attorney can be the best source of information for individuals in such situations, but it is important to do all you can to educate yourself about the criminal court process and your rights. Today we are going to look at the grand jury process, which in New York will take place if a person is charged with a felony crime.
While some New Yorkers may be tempted at one time or another to break the law, they do what is right and do not do so. However, sometimes it is possible to commit a crime via conspiracy, even if it wasn't you that committed the actual crime itself.
There are many reasons a person may be legally barred from purchasing a firearm in New York. While it may not seem fair to some New City residents, it is the law. However, one man has allegedly tried to circumvent those laws through bribery.
Being charged with a crime is undoubtedly a frightening and confusing experience. Those accused of a crime may have many questions about what will happen to them. This post will attempt to explain, in general, how the criminal trial process works in New York.
All couples in New City have fights from time to time. While some of these arguments simply involve verbal slurs and insults hurled between the individuals, some fights become more heated. Unfortunately, sometimes physical altercations occur between two angry individuals. When this happens, one or both individuals may be charged with domestic assault.
There are various degrees of assault in New York and various types of assault, such as vehicular assault and gang assault. Today we are going to examine the elements of first-degree assault in New York.
Police officers in New York City and across the state will go to great lengths to prevent crimes in their jurisdictions. However, it is important that they do not overstep their boundaries and unlawfully arrest an individual.
Watch any criminal drama on television, and you will likely hear the phrase, "You have the right to remain silent," at least once. Where does this phrase come from, and what does it mean for an individual's rights in New York 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.