What is New York Youthful Offender Status?

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New York Youthful Offender Adjudication is a special provision in the Criminal Procedure Law that allows young people avoid having a permanent criminal record. Individuals who receive a Youthful Offender adjudication are considered not to have a criminal record because … Read More

Can I Terminate Probation Early?

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If you have been sentenced to probation, you may be wondering if you can terminate probation early. The short answer is that you may be able to terminate your probation early if certain conditions are met. How Long Do I … Read More

What is New York Unlawful Surveillance?

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New York Unlawful Surveillance charges involve unlawful monitoring of another individual dressing or undressing or the sexual or other intimate parts of a person, without their consent or knowledge, when such person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Under New … Read More

Is Skipping Jury Duty a Crime?

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The jury system is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Without jurors being available to hear cases, the mechanism by which cases are resolved will come to an abrupt halt. Under New York law, skipping jury duty can result … Read More

What is a Voluntary Surrender?

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A voluntary surrender is a turn-in at the precinct, that has been pre-arranged by your attorney for arrest processing and the commencement of a criminal case against you. Why Should I Agree to a Voluntary Surrender? Admittedly, arrest processing and … Read More

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