Assault

A Guide to Sealing Criminal Records in New York

October 11, 2016
sealing criminal records

If you’ve ever been charged with a crime in New York, one of your primary concerns will be how it affects your record. What information is accessible to employers and the public? What control do you have over the information included in your records? Can you seal your record to prevent that information from getting into […]

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What is Mandatory Minimum Sentencing?

August 12, 2016
mandatory minimum sentencing

In certain cases, the law requires that mandatory minimum sentencing be applied. In this article, we’ll explore what that means and under what circumstances it might apply to a case. Let’s start with the basic question: What is mandatory minimum sentencing? Mandatory minimum sentencing laws require judges to deliver sentences of a certain length for […]

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Top 5 Things To Do If You Are Arrested For Assault

March 8, 2016
arrested for assault

  You’re having a heated argument, when suddenly things turn physical and the next thing you know, you have a voicemail from a detective telling you to come down to the precinct. Here are the top five tips for what to do if you have been or are about to be arrested for an assault in […]

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Lesser Included Offenses

August 4, 2015
LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSES

In many cases when you are charged with a crime, you may notice that there are also a number of other, similar charges against you.  These additional charges are known as lesser included offenses. You may ask, why am I being charged for multiple crimes following a single incident?  For example, if you are charged with […]

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