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Protective Orders in Criminal Prosecutions in New York

A protective order is an order that prevents the disclosure of certain information under certain circumstances. In New York criminal prosecutions, protective orders are being sought by prosecutors and...

Calls Recorded By Jails Can Be Used By Prosecutors

If you’ve ever received calls from someone in jail or prison, you’ve likely heard a recording prior to accepting the call. And it usually states that the phone call will be monitored and recorded....

False Confessions: Do They Really Happen?

Many people assert they would never admit to something they hadn’t done. And they believe that anyone who confesses to a crime must be guilty. The reality of false confessions, however, is much more c...

What is Restitution, and Will You Have to Pay it?

In some criminal cases, a prosecutor will seek restitution from a criminal defendant. Restitution is money the prosecutor claims the victim lost as a result of the crime. Here, we’ll discuss precisely...

The Rape Shield Law in New York

In New York, there are limitations about the cross-examination of complaining witnesses about their sexual history. This evidentiary rule is commonly referred to as the “rape shield law.” It prohibits...

The Stages of a New York Criminal Case

If you have been arrested in New York, you are at the beginning of what could be a long journey through the criminal justice system. Here, we discuss the steps that most criminal cases follow - from a...
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