holiday-season-crimes

Common Criminal Offenses During the Holiday Season

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. The holiday season is known for spending time with family and friends. However, for some the season brings trouble. During this time of year, there are several types of cri...
Predicate-Felony

Predicate Felony Sentencing in New York Criminal Courts

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. When it comes to sentencing, a person’s criminal history matters. If a person has prior convictions – whether for violations, misdemeanors, or felonies – the prosecutor and...
voting-felony-record

Voting in New York With a Felony Record

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. When a person has lost the right to vote, this is called “disenfranchisement.” In the United States, an estimated 4.6 million citizens are barred from voting due to a felon...
halloween-safety

Halloween 2022: Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Halloween is a day most kids in the United States look forward to. However, it can also be dangerous. Whether it's costumes, trick-or-treating, or candy, there are various...
domestic-violence-awareness-month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was launched in the United States in October 1987. In 1989, Congress passed a law officially designating the month. This serves to highlig...
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