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UFC's McGregor faces criminal charges after alleged bus attack

Conor McGregor, one of the UFC's biggest stars, was recently arrested in New York following a chaotic incident involving other fighters. McGregor was arraigned on criminal charges, including one count of criminal mischief and three counts of assault. The judge set his bond at $50,000 and ordered McGregor not to contact a list of MMA members.

Navigating serious and complex domestic violence charges

Offenses alleging domestic violence are often more complex and carry more substantial penalties then simple assault and battery offenses. The law has reacted to society's increased awareness and advocacy in areas of domestic violence over the years. As a result, we have continuously seen heightened penalties for these types of offenses.

Charged with assault: now what?

Finding yourself charged with any type of crime can be stressful and overwhelming. Maybe you had a disagreement with another person that got out of hand and now you find yourself facing assault charges in criminal court. You're probably wondering what this means and what you should do next.

Were my Miranda rights violated?

As you may have seen on TV, when someone is in police custody or under interrogation, the police are supposed to make the person aware of their Miranda rights. While the language may differ from state to state, these rights generally include the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation, as well as a warning that anything the suspect says could be used against them in a court of law.

Should people accept plea bargains?

If New Yorkers are facing criminal charges, they should know that a vast majority of criminal cases do not go to trial. If they go to trial, their attorney may come up with a criminal defense strategy to minimize penalties. The attorney may negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor with the hopes of getting a lighter sentence on lesser charges, instead of going to trial. Before accepting a plea bargain, one may discuss options with an attorney and decide whether accepting will be in one's best interest.

Governor Cuomo works to change New York's criminal justice system

When someone is charged with a crime in New York, there are many things working against them. While a solid criminal defense strategy can help the accused significantly, there are still many things that can be done to protect them from injustice. Governor Andrew Cuomo is working to reform the criminal justice system in New York with a number of proposed changes.

Non-consensual pornography will soon be a crime in New York City

Internet sex crimes are becoming common as social media continues to increase in popularity. According to a study by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, over 12 percent of United States internet users have been a victim of non-consensual pornography, or "revenge porn."

Our criminal defense attorneys are available to assist you

Police officers everywhere are cracking down on crime. Whether it be drug possession or assault and battery, all criminal charges can lead to serious consequences and should be taken seriously. If you have been charged with a crime, you need a knowledgeable New York attorney to handle your case and get you the best results possible. The attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel LLC are experts at criminal defense and can help you with your case.

Current discovery rules make criminal defense more challenging

If you have been charged with a crime, you and your attorney will work together to come up with the best strategy to present your case in court during trial. A strong criminal defense can result in the lessening of your penalties or the dismissal of your charges. However, New York prosecutors may make things more difficult for defendants to defend themselves.

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