human-trafficking

Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Recently, there was coverage in the news of a large operation to combat human trafficking at the World Games in Alabama. Homeland Security Investigations headed-up “Operati...

Assault Charges in New York: Misdemeanor or Felony?

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. 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...

Elder Abuse Criminal Charges in New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Elder abuse is common – it is estimated that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced it. Further, those who have been abused have a 300% higher risk of death....

Orders of Protection in New York Criminal Cases

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. 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...
Police Duty

4 Officers Charged After a Brawl in Yonkers

WHITE PLAINS — Four New York City police officers were charged Friday over their roles in a late-night brawl in Yonkers in September in which a man suffered a cracked skull outside a strip of Iris...