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...
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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...
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...
sexually-motivated-felony

Sexually Motivated Felony Charges in NY

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. When a crime has been committed but is not a sex offense, there may have been a sexual motivation. In New York, such can be charged as a “sexually motivated felony.” When t...

Factors Which Lower Risk of Future Criminal Behavior

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Recidivism is when someone who has been convicted of a crime commits another crime thereafter. Punishment for an offense is one way to lower the risk of future criminal beh...
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