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New York man guilty of drug possession

A resident of Spring Valley, New York, arrested in September of last year, recently pleaded guilty to first-degree cocaine possession with intent to distribute. The man was brought up on drug charges after the cocaine was found in his car during a traffic stop.

Video from 'Friends' actor may be used to support assault charges

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a violent brawl erupted in a New York City apartment that left one man’s face slashed and another man in police custody. There was little evidence aside from conflicting accounts of those involved until a surprise witness came forward to help support the charges.

Dozens face computer hacking charges

Regardless of the allegations, criminal charges should never be taken lightly. Any criminal conviction, regardless of whether the individual is facing felony or misdemeanor charges or a combination of the two, can haunt an individual with long-term consequences. A conviction can impact future employment and other aspects of daily life.

Charges upgraded against alleged drunk driver after victim dies

Motorists across the country, including those who travel on New York roads, are aware of the dangers of drunk driving, and we know that it is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol level above 0.08 percent. Unfortunately, even with this knowledge many accidents still happen as a result of this behavior and drivers accused of being impaired can find themselves in serious trouble if they are stopped or are involved in a crash.

Alleged drug conspiracy charges result in long prison sentences

A number of alleged gang members were sentenced to prison for drug trafficking convictions. One 47-year-old man claimed to have taken part in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison. A 23-year-old man was also sentenced to five years in prison.

Traffic Court Judges Busted in Inside Edition Sting

Traffic Court Judges get Busted in Inside Edition Sting. An Inside Edition shows a number of traffic court judges violating New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws that they preside over and rule on. The "swift justices" include the Staten Island Traffic Court Judge Brian Levine who is an appointed administrative law judge (not elected). He was clocked doing 70 mph in a 40 mph construction zone according to the show. Another Nassau County's Judge James Tini was a preformed a number of violations according to the "Inside Edition" by speeding, double-parking and ignoring posted limits in a school zone.

New York mother facing serious charges after car accident

A young mother with her three children in the back of the car was recently charged with DUI after wrecking her vehicle.  The New York woman allegedly crashed her vehicle into a light pole before fleeing with her children. However, there is still no evidence available to support the accusation that the woman was drunk at the time of the crash.

New York City marijuana arrests decrease, but is it enough?

Rockland County residents visiting nearby New York City may want to know that the rates of arrests for low-level marijuana crimes in New York City have dropped almost 35 percent over recent years according to statistics from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Results of 'Speed Week': Nearly 25,000 tickets issued

As we discussed in a past post, New York State Police conducted a “Speed Week” campaign April 17 through 24 in effort to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers. Law enforcement officials reported that nearly 24,354 traffic tickets were issued to New York drivers during the week-long sting operation.

New York State to Investigate Complaints against Prosecutors

Some New York legislators are calling for a New York State commission to investigate complaints against prosecutors, including District Attorneys and Special Prosecutors, similar to the panel that oversees the state's judges. While many traffic violations are prosecuted by the police office who issued them, a large number of traffic tickets are represented by the Assistant District Attorney in the County where the ticket was issued, up until the Trial.

New York cop charged with perjury in connection with drug arrest

When suspected of a crime, or charged with a crime, all citizens have certain due process rights that are guaranteed by our Constitution. One of those fundamental rights is the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

In New York, Distracted Driving Month ends in traffic tickets

The New York State Police have recently concluded two campaigns aimed at discouraging drivers in the state from driving while intoxicated or distracted. The results reveal that many New York drivers may soon find themselves in need of defense lawyers, for matters ranging from speeding tickets to arrests for major drug violations.

Manhattan's fastest loop driver arrested for driving with suspended license

Many New York drivers would likely admit to driving over the speed limit on at least one occasion. Most, however, don't record the entire event. For one 30-year-old man, his decision to video record his speeding adventures around Manhattan eventually lead to his arrest last September.