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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...

Orders of Protection in New York Criminal Cases

An Order of Protection issued in a criminal case will prohibit a defendant from having contact with an alleged victim. Called a restraining order in other jurisdictions, an Order of Protection is an o...

Use of Jailhouse Informants In Criminal Cases

While in jail, inmates will chat with one another about their criminal cases. Sometimes, an inmate will confess his or her crime. But in other cases, an inmate can lie about what they have heard other...
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Additional Reforms in the NY Criminal Justice System

As discussed in last week's blog, the legislature recently passed sweeping bail and discovery reforms. There are also several other reforms taking place. Here, we discuss a few more of the changes to...

Reforms Made to New York Bail and Discovery Laws

As discussed in our recent blog, the New York legislature was considering revisions to the state's discovery laws. Many of these reforms have passed, and effective January 1, 2020, the laws on bail an...