In this section of our website, we have answered hundreds and hundreds of questions our clients have asked us over the years. Instead of looking all over the Internet for an answer to a question you have about an arrest or investigation in New York City, spend 10 seconds and see if we have answered it here. Here’s how to find your answer….Read More
In the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the US Supreme Court heard arguments related to the long standing contribution cap on how much money an individual can give to all federal candidates, political parties, and political action committees in each two-year political cycle.Read More
No, and more importantly, if you are the target of a criminal investigation, you should avoid answering questions to the police without capable legal representation at your side.
We work with clients all the time who agreed to be “interviewed” by the police, thinking they could clear up whatever issue was at hand.Read More
Now that two states have legalized marijuana and many more allow various approaches to Medical Marijuana, you may feel like it’s pretty safe to ask a friend in Denver or Seattle to mail you some pot.Read More
New York’s Office of the Medicaid Inspector General is one of the country’s most successful Medicaid fraud investigation agencies, and has recovered well over $1B in fraudulent billings over the last few years.Read More
After the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, New York’s lawmakers took steps designed to minimize the risk of similar incidents here.
One of the changes that followed that tragic incident was to boost the penalty of carrying an unlicensed or unregistered firearm from a misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.Read More
Laws related to domestic violence crimes have evolved in unexpected ways over the last two decades or so. At the state level, New York has adopted strict policies related to automatic arrests and the issuance of orders of protection in cases where domestic violence is suspected.Read More
The Department of Justice has wide latitude in charging public officials it believes have betrayed the public trust or otherwise abused their offices.
One particular charge that public officials are especially prone to draw in a corruption investigation is known as Honest Services Fraud.Read More
Rather than being a specific crime that prosecutors charge, Domestic Violence is a category of offenses that can include charges like stalking, menacing, assault, harassment, and more.
Penalties vary widely, from a single count charge on a misdemeanor that may lead to no jail time, to multiple-count felony charges that can put you away for years.Read More
Tax Refund Fraud is a crime that has seen tremendous growth in the last few years.
It is usually committed when a person allegedly files taxes to receive refunds using stolen Social Security numbers, and is typically investigated and charged under Title 18 U.S.C. 1028, the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.Read More
If you meet the terms of an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, then the charges against you will be dismissed after the adjournment period and the case will be sealed.
Records of the charges should not be visible to most employers, colleges, and others who may run a background check.Read More