How To Help Someone Battling Addiction

Reading Time: 3 minutes Addiction is a very scary, very real thing – and it is something that more and more people are dealing with in their families, friendship groups, and workplaces. You could get in trouble or worse, face Federal Drug Possession charges. So before it’s too late, helping them is a very good choice. Helping someone who … Continue reading »How To Help Someone Battling Addiction

Must-have qualities of a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Win the case but don’t spend a lot”, is what most people think when we’re in a situation where we need a Criminal Defense Lawyer, right? We don’t want to spend too much money without the assurance of winning our cases and getting the judge’s favor on our sides. Lawyers are everywhere; promoting themselves and … Continue reading »Must-have qualities of a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Trespass (NYPL 140.10)

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you simply enter property of another person and remain there unlawfully you would have trespassed.  Doing so is not a crime, but a violation.  However, if you trespass onto property and there are certain aggravating factors such as you have a weapon, then the trespass would be classified not as a violation, but as … Continue reading »Criminal Trespass (NYPL 140.10)

Kidnapping (NYPL 135.20)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kidnapping is one of the most serious crimes in New York’s criminal code.  While on television crime dramas kidnapping cases often involving a stranger being kidnapped in an effort to get money, in reality the victims of kidnapping are commonly family members and acquaintances.   Regardless of who the victim is, kidnapping is considered one of … Continue reading »Kidnapping (NYPL 135.20)

Child Abuse (NYPL 120.02)

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are several different offenses in New York’s criminal code drafted to punish those who abuse children.  Such crimes include reckless assault of a child, aggravated assaulted upon a person less than eleven, and reckless assault of a child by a child day care provider.  In addition, if you do not take measures to prevent … Continue reading »Child Abuse (NYPL 120.02)

Bigamy (NYPL 255.15)

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you want to apply for a marriage license, you have to get the dissolution or annulment of all previous marriages. If one spouse intentionally fails to do this, it results in the crime of bigamy. Bigamy, from french bigamie, from Latin bis, twice, and Greek gamos, marriage is a formal entering into of a marriage while a … Continue reading »Bigamy (NYPL 255.15)

Forcible Touching (NYPL 130.52)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Criminal sexual act is the New York term for forced oral or anal contact what used to be known as forced sodomy or deviate sexual intercourse. A relatively recent statute, criminalizing “forcible touching”, was added after high-profile incidents at the Puerto Rico Day Parade in which women were allegedly forcibly touched in a degrading manner. … Continue reading »Forcible Touching (NYPL 130.52)