Will I Receive Grand Jury Immunity For Testimony?

Grand Jury immunity is sometimes conferred to individuals that testify before the Grand Jury. Whether Grand Jury immunity ...
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What Are Criminal Defense Discovery Obligations?

Typically, when you think of discovery on criminal cases, it is the discovery by the Government or the ...
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What Bail Conditions Can Be Set in New York?

In 2020, New York introduced bail reform, which eliminated cash bail in approximately 90% of all cases pending ...
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What is a Federal Detention Hearing?

Detention hearings are evidentiary hearings that are conducted by Magistrate Judges or District Court Judges to determine if ...
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How To Prepare For a Proffer Session

If your attorney is counseling that you should consider going in for a proffer session, you may be ...
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FAQs About New York Child Pornography Cases

New York Child Pornography cases are aggressively prosecuted under both New York State and federal law. Some of ...
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What is New York Youthful Offender Status?

New York Youthful Offender Adjudication is a special provision in the Criminal Procedure Law that allows young people ...
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Can I Terminate Probation Early?

If you have been sentenced to probation, you may be wondering if you can terminate probation early. The ...
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Will I Be Detained After a Guilty Plea in Federal Court?

It is important to understand whether you will be detained after a guilty plea in federal court. In ...
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What Happens if I Tamper With a Witness?

Anyone with a criminal case has probably wondered, what happens to my case if a witness doesn't show ...
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What To Do If You Missed Your Court Appearance

One of the most stressful things about having a criminal case is keeping track of your appearance dates ...
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What is a Federal Pre-Trial Interview?

During your first appearance in federal court, a District Court Judge will determine if you should be detained ...
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What is New York Unlawful Surveillance?

New York Unlawful Surveillance charges involve unlawful monitoring of another individual dressing or undressing or the sexual or ...
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Is Skipping Jury Duty a Crime?

The jury system is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Without jurors being available to hear cases, ...
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How Do I Seal a Criminal Case on My Rap Sheet?

If you have previously been arrested in New York, you may be wondering if there are ways to ...
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What is a Voluntary Surrender?

A voluntary surrender is a turn-in at the precinct, that has been pre-arranged by your attorney for arrest ...
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