Running a successful business can be hard work, but it can also be a part of the American dream for many in New City, New York. When allegations of white-collar crimes surface, claiming a person committed computer fraud, embezzlement financial crime or business crime, a person's very livelihood could be put at risk. While such allegations can have an immediate effect on a person's life, the future ramifications could be disastrous.
It is an unfortunate fact that counterfeit currency is present in New York. A person may even unknowingly pass it on when purchasing goods. However, sometimes a person is accused of intentionally trying to use counterfeit money, leading to criminal charges.
Last week we discussed an incident in which a New York man was accused of credit card fraud. Today, we are going to take a look at another type of white collar crime -- identity theft.
Semi-trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles travel down New York's streets and highways everyday. It is an essential part of commerce in the state and across the nation. Driving these types of vehicles takes special care and skill, and usually drivers must hold a Commercial Driver License. However, did you know that the penalties associated with drunk driving are stricter for those who hold a commercial driver license, as compared to drivers of standard automobiles?
There are several forms of larceny in New York, all of which carry legal penalties if a person is convicted on a charge. One such form is larceny by false promise.
When one is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in New York, the officer may ask the driver to submit to a chemical test, such as a breath test. Drivers have the right to refuse to submit to such tests. However, there are consequences for doing so.
Seeing the flash of police lights in your rearview mirror can be a tense situation. If you are accused of drunk driving, the situation becomes even more serious, particularly if you are innocent. Due to this, it is important to have a basic understanding of the different types of alcohol-related driving offenses in New York.
Being accused of a crime in New York can be a frightening thing, especially when legal jargon is thrown around. For example, there are important differences between felonies and misdemeanors that should be understood, particularly when it comes to the penalties associated with these classifications.
With the popularity of criminal dramas on TV and in movies, when one thinks of theft crimes, one of the first crimes that come to mind is burglary. However, what exactly constitutes the crime of burglary in New York?
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.