September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a crime in some parts of the world. While it is not criminalized in New York, it is still marked by stigma and taboo. Unfortunately, many people involved in the criminal legal system attemp...
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The Hidden Costs of the NY Criminal Legal System

The old saying goes, “Crime doesn’t pay.” And in New York, getting involved in the criminal legal system can actually cost a lot of money. From supervision fees, to restitution, to fines and surcharge...
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DWAI by Drugs in New York: What You Need to Know

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 positive for two or more drugs. A...
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The Trial of Harvey Weinstein – What Really Happened?

Harvey Weinstein was at the top of his game as a Hollywood producer when women began making accusations. Specifically, they allege he committed sexual harassment and sexual offenses. Then, on May 25,...
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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...

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....
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