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2020 Bail Reform and Discovery Update

2020 has been an unprecedented year in many ways. In the New York criminal justice system, there were ...
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How Much Should I Tell My Criminal Defense Attorney

How Much Should I Tell My Criminal Defense Attorney If you are meeting with an attorney for the ...
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Fled US with an Open Criminal Case

I Fled U.S. With an Open Criminal Case, And Now Want to Come Back, What Do I Do? ...
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Can I testify in the Grand Jury?

In New York State, individuals accused of crimes have a right to testify in the Grand Jury. A ...
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NY Green Light Law & Prior Fraudulent Application

NY Green Light Law & Prior Fraudulent Application Since December 2019, New York's Green Light Law has been ...
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New York Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

New York Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (NY DVSJA) was passed in May 2019. This recently enacted law ...
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What is a 5K1 Letter?

A 5K1 letter is a document that the U.S. Attorney's Office files with the federal district court judge ...
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What is a CPL 440.10 Motion?

CPL 440.10 Motion is filed criminal cases to vacate the judgment of conviction. Unlike a direct appeal, that ...
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Should I Take a Plea or Go To Trial? Eight Steps to Your Decision.

"Should I take a Plea or Go to Trial" is one of the most frequent questions clients ask ...
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Criminal Charges for Giving Someone an STD

In New York, in addition to civil liability, there may be criminal charges for giving someone an STD ...
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What is NY Shock Incarceration and How Do I Qualify?

NY Shock Incarceration allows individuals who will become eligible for release on parole or a conditional release within ...
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What is a NY ACD or ACOD?

You may be wondering what a NY ACD is if you have spent any time in New York ...
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Difference between a NY determinate and indeterminate sentence

New York State divides felony matters into two categories - those with determinate and indeterminate sentences. Simply put, ...
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What is a New York SCI – Superior Court Information?

Under New York Law, a District Attorney can issue a Superior Court Information (in NY commonly called "SCI") ...
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What is a NY Conditional Discharge in a Criminal Case?

Under New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 65.05, a NY Conditional Discharge is type of sentence a sentence ...
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What To Do When You Are Arrested for Drunk Driving

Getting arrested for drunk driving may just be one of the worst ways to end your night. Here ...
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