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Clarkstown police searching for alleged burglar

Sometimes individuals in New City are accused of the crime of burglary, but it can be difficult to discern what this crime really means. In the end, there are numerous instances that could be construed as a burglary. However, one should not paint with a broad brush and accuse individuals of burglary when in fact that person did not commit any illegal acts.

What are the elements of first-degree arson in New York?

Individuals in New York City may have heard of the crime of arson, but may not know exactly what it means. In fact, whether an incident can be considered arson depends on the specific facts of the situation, and how the law applies to those facts. Moreover, there are various degrees of arson an individual in New York can be accused of. Today, we are going to look at first-degree arson.

Making graffiti is a misdemeanor in New York

Whether it is on bridges, overpasses or on the side of a building or fence, graffiti is a common sight in New York. Some New Yorkers may even consider graffiti to be an art form. However, that doesn't change the fact that making graffiti is still considered to be a crime in New York.

What is the criminal possession of stolen goods in New York?

Sometimes, people come across a deal that they know is too good to be true. They may suspect that the goods were stolen. Most people know that they can get in serious legal trouble if they are accused of theft, but they may not understand the trouble they can get in if they purchase or accept goods that are stolen by someone else.

What constitutes 'criminal mischief' in New York?

When one thinks of vandalism crimes, they may not seem too serious. However, depending on the degree of damage done, vandalism crimes in New York could range from a class A misdemeanor to a class B felony. Graffiti charges and other vandalism crimes fall under the crime of "criminal mischief." Criminal mischief can occur anywhere from first degree to fourth degree.

17 people accused of using counterfeit credit cards in New York

Most residents of New York City are aware that the creation and use of counterfeit paper currency is a highly illegal activity. Yet, credit cards can also be counterfeited. In fact, 17 individuals from New York have been accused of that very crime.

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