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November 2017 Archives

Graffiti as a crime in New York

New York is a popular place for artists, especially in the city. It is not only professional artists with studios and exhibits who are recognized – graffiti artists have gathered a large following in recent years, some of them obtaining celebrity status. In fact, many tourists look for signature graffiti pieces by famous graffiti artists in large cities across the country.

Overdoses looked at as potential crimes

Most New York residents have likely heard that the United States President recently declared that the nation is facing an emergency situation regarding opioid addiction. While that may sound positive and some people might be hopeful that more help may be made available to people with addictions, it appears other things are also happening.

Avoiding a DUI during the holiday weekend

Christmas is just a few weeks away, followed by New Year's Eve. This is a time of parties and festivities, and also one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers. These are holidays that promote drinking, and, as a result, there are many more drunk-driving-related crashes than at other times of the year.

How strong is the connection between drugs and crime?

If you or someone you know has ever been arrested for and charged with a crime in New York, you may quickly learn that even if the alleged offense did not directly involve drugs or alcohol, these substances may end up being factors in some way. Understanding the relationship between legal or illegal substances and criminal activity may be vital, especially to people who need to defend themselves against such allegations.

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