kratom

Kratom: The New Herbal Drug That May Be Deadly

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Kratom is an herbal substance that has been around for many, many years - since the 1800s. More recently, it has become a popular drug for various reasons, including for re...
physician-criminal-misconduct

When Physicians Face Charges in NY Criminal Courts

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In New York, when a person becomes a physician, they get a license through the Department of State. There are many collateral consequences of an arrest or conviction, and f...
xylazine

Xylazine: The Dangerous New Drug Linked to Overdoses

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. A new drug is being linked to overdoses in the US. The drug, xylazine, is being combined with opioids such as fentanyl. But the combination is deadly, and now the Drug Enfo...
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...
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...
synthetic_cannabinoids

Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids Laws in New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. If you go to a convenience store, gas station, or smoke shop, you may see colorful packets at the register labeled as “incense” or “synthetic marijuana.” Often times, these...
expunge-marijuana-conviction

How to Expunge a Prior Marijuana Conviction in New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In 2021, New York didn’t just decriminalize marijuana – the state legislature made it legal for recreational use. Under these new laws, convictions for such can, in some ca...

DWAI by Drugs in New York: What You Need to Know

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In 2018, 12.6 million people drove under the influence of drugs. And in 2016, 43.6% of fatally-injured drivers tested positive for drugs; half of those drivers tested posit...
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