Carfentanil – An Opioid More Dangerous Than Fentanyl

The news about the country’s opioid epidemic is not new. Every day, Americans are dying from drug overdoses, with opioids being the biggest culprit. Over the past several years, a deadly synthetic opi...
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Did New York’s Bail Reforms Go Too Far?

New York’s criminal justice system will soon undergo dramatic changes. As detailed in our two recent blogs, beginning January 1, 2020, there will be many changes. One such change will be regarding...

Can Your Criminal History “Rap Sheet” Be Wrong?

Can you rap sheet be wrong? The short answer is "yes." And if it is incorrect, it could impact you dramatically. For example, you could lose job opportunities or be denied certain licenses. As such, i...
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You Received an Appearance Ticket or DAT – Now What?

An appearance ticket or DAT (Desk Appearance Ticket) is a summons issued by a police officer to appear in criminal court. If you’ve received an appearance ticket or have been arrested and received a D...
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Licensing of Multiple DWI Offenders by the New York DMV

As of October 2012, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began applying certain rules to persons with multiple convictions or incidents involving alcohol- or drugged-driving. As such, licen...
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Revocation of Parole in New York State

When on parole or post-release supervision (“PRS”), a person is at liberty after serving time in prison. The parolee is under the supervision of a parole officer (“P.O.”) and must follow certain condi...

Gravity Knives No Longer Illegal In New York

On May 30, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill removing criminal sanctions for the possession of gravity knives. This bill brings the state’s laws into line with a recent federal court decisio...