Pressing Criminal Charges: Who makes the call?

July 26, 2016 in Frequently Asked Questions
pressing criminal charges

In movies and television shows, you frequently see that the victim of a crime deciding to “press charges,” or later wanting to “drop the charges.”  These are handy plot devices used to create twists and turns in the storyline, but in reality victims often have much less control over pressing criminal charges and, in fact, over the case […]

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DWI Conviction and Travel to Canada

June 20, 2016 in DWI, Frequently Asked Questions
Travel To Canada

I have been arrested for a DWI or DUI offense.  Can I still travel to Canada? If you have been convicted of a DWI or DUI offense in New York or elsewhere in the United States, you may be refused entry into Canada on the grounds of criminal inadmissibility. It is important to understand how criminal […]

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DWI Refusal Hearing FAQs

May 17, 2016 in DWI, Frequently Asked Questions
DWI refusal hearing

If you’re pulled over for a DWI in New York and refuse to take a breathalyzer test or chemical test, you may be subject to a DWI refusal hearing.  Here’s a quick Q&A about that process: Question: If I am pulled over by the police in NY, do I have to submit to a chemical […]

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Bigg Base, BuzzFeed & Justice

March 25, 2016 in News
Bigg Base

I wanted to share a recent case because it was a remarkable experience and worth knowing about—certainly BuzzFeed thought so. Ronald “Bigg BASE” Goland was a 24 year-old African American man who lived with his mother, father and siblings in the Bronx. The first time that I met Bigg BASE, he was sitting behind the […]

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