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October 2014 Archives

Facing drunk driving charges in New York with the right help


Being charged with drunk driving can be a frightening experience. You may wonder whether you will be able to keep your driver's license. You may also be facing fines or even jail time, depending on the circumstances. When this happens, it is important to know your rights.

Air bag recall may be expanded

New York car owners may be interested that Toyota recalled 247,000 vehicles with Takata airbags on Oct. 20. The airbags may explode sending metal shrapnel into the vehicle. The recalls in the U.S. started in June. Florida and Puerto Rico were the first regional areas involved.

Five Saks Fifth Avenue employees accused of theft


Many people in New York and across the nation hit New York City's downtown department stores when shopping, particularly for luxury items. However, recently five employees of midtown's Saks Fifth Avenue store have been accused of grand larceny, identity theft and other crimes after allegedly stealing customers' credit card numbers and using them to purchase luxury items that were later sold on the black market.

Workers injured, exposed to asbestos in ceiling collapse

Two workers for an asbestos removal company were not only injured but also exposed to asbestos when a Mineola building's ceiling collapsed during a renovation of the property. According to authorities, 17 other individuals were in the building at the time of the collapse but escaped the incident without injury. The event took place at the former site for social services in Mineola, New York, a building that is now being converted to a family court.

When can a warrantless arrest be made in New York?


In a previous post, we discussed the requirements that must be met for an officer to obtain an arrest warrant. In general, a police officer must obtain a warrant in order to arrest a person for an alleged crime. However, one might wonder whether there are times when a police officer can arrest a person without first obtaining a warrant?

Taxi jumps curb and strikes building

In New York City, a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and jumped the curb on Oct. 6, hurting two people and damaging a building. The vehicle struck the building around 11:50 a.m. hitting an eyeglass store. A vacant commercial space next door sustained most of the property damage, and no one inside the eyeglass store was injured.

Three New City men accused of drug offenses


Drug crimes in New City, New York, are taken seriously. They can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the type of drug activity suspected, as well as the alleged drugs confiscated. Therefore, it is important for those accused of drug offenses to fight the charges against them.

Selecting jurors in a New York criminal trial


When it comes to selecting a jury for a criminal trial, there are times during the general questioning of jurors in which either the prosecution or the defense objects to a particular juror. However, under New York law, these objections -- also known as challenges for cause -- can only be made for certain reasons.

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