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Assault Charges in New York: Misdemeanor or Felony?

Assault is one of the most common charges in the criminal legal system in New York. Yet many don’t understand why its charged sometimes as a misdemeanor, and sometimes as a felony. Further, there are...
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RAI for Sex Offense Registration May Change With New Bill

In New York, persons convicted of certain sexual offenses are required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act (“SORA”). They are assigned a risk level, mostly determined by their score on...
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Gray Divorce – Ending Your Marriage Later in Life

The saying goes that one in every two marriages will end in divorce. In reality, the divorce rate in the United States is more like one in three. For those aged 50 or more, the divorce rate is signifi...
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The Basics of Child Custody in New York

When a couple splits up, one of the primary concerns of the parties is what happens to the kids. Who gets custody and what the terms of custody are concerns for parents no longer in a relationship or...
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Mistakes Not to Make When Getting Divorced in New York

We recently published a blog about the mistakes not to make when you've been arrested. Other than a criminal case, getting a divorce may be one of the toughest things you ever have to go through. Ther...
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The “Gay Panic” Defense: Outlawed In New York

In the summer of 2019, New York became one of several states to ban “gay panic” defenses in homicide cases. Now, defendants cannot defend against a murder charge by claiming they were under extreme em...