stalking

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Each year, an estimated 6 to 7.5 million people in the United States are stalked. Stalking is a serious and dangerous offense that impacts every community. And it is a criminal charge in every jurisdi...
constructive-possession

Constructive Possession: Is the Contraband Really Yours?

You can be charged with a variety of crimes for possessing illegal contraband. Namely, this includes drugs, weapons, and stolen property. But what happens if you are not physically in possession of th...
assault-misdemeanor-felony

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...
RAI-risk-assessment-instrument

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...