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July 2018 Archives

Could a drug offense conviction jeopardize financial aid?

New York is home to many outstanding universities, and young adults in college may already be looking forward to the start of the next school year. They understand how important higher education can be, and gladly pursue the major that will hopefully lead to a stable job in their chosen profession upon graduation. However, a college education in New York is not cheap, and many students need to take out federal loans to pay for tuition, books, residence in a dorm and other necessities.

Drunk driving could result in vehicular manslaughter charges

Most of us are aware that driving a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs is a crime in the state of New York and can result in drunk driving charges and a DUI conviction. However, if someone was killed in an alleged drunk driving accident, then you may be charged with intoxicated manslaughter and face even more serious consequences.

Panel recommends legalizing marijuana in New York

Many people in New York may not see much harm in using marijuana. Some may be of the opinion that it is not the dangerous "gateway" drug it had been made out to be in the past. Despite that, using marijuana for recreational purposes is currently illegal in the state. However, there are those that are recommending we change that.

Rapper faces larceny charges after alleged credit card scheme

When someone takes money from another person under false pretenses or uses private information to defraud people, they may be charged with larceny. Ashley Bautista, known by the name 'Young Ash', is a New York rapper with many followers on social media who was recently charged with larceny after allegedly using her fame to defraud her fans. Bautista has pleaded not guilty to the theft charges and has been released without bail.

What can I expect from a field sobriety test?

During a routine traffic stop, a New York officer may suspect that you have had too much to drink and ask you to submit to a field sobriety test, also known as a roadside sobriety test. The results of these tests are often subjective, but can be used against you if you are charged with a DUI.

How does New York law address the making of graffiti?

Most people in New York have seen buildings and other pieces of property "tagged" with graffiti. Making graffiti may not seem like a very serious crime. However, even this seemingly minor property crime can have lasting consequences on a person's life.

How are juveniles classified in New York's criminal court system?

Every year, thousands of people under the age of 18 are charged with various crimes, from shoplifting to drug possession. In New York, children and teens from ages 7 to 16 can be charged with a crime and go to court. Generally, these minors will be classified as juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, or youthful offenders.

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