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May 2018 Archives

Always fight cocaine charges in New York

No matter what circumstances lead to your cocaine charges, you should and probably do have the right to build a strong legal defense. In the moment, it is not always easy to see how building a defense is even possible, but with careful attention and understanding of the law and the criminal justice system, you almost certainly have more defensive options than you realize.

How many people attend drug court?

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a suspected drug crime in New York, you might want to learn about the state's drug court program. Within the greater New York City area there are multiple drug court programs based in part on geography as well as on area of focus.

Batting continues over breathalyzer accuracy

People who are arrested for and charged with driving under the influence offenses in New York often provide breath samples designed to capture and identify their blood alcohol level. This information can then become critical evidence in the case against them. The accuracy of the readings provided by breath test devices is therefore something that is of great importance to prosectors, defense teams and defendants alike.

Proposed law expands state prosecutors’ powers

State lawmakers in New York are working on amending legislation to expand the scope of power granted to prosecutors pursuing charges against individuals who receive a presidential pardon. Under current statutes, a person who receives a presidential pardon for federal crimes may be exempt from prosecution of state laws as well.

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