New York Court Ruling Sheds Light on Discovery Obligations and Speedy Trial Rights

Date: December 14, 2023

Introduction: In a landmark decision, which has been long overdue, New York's highest court has provided crucial clarity on the intersection of discovery obligations and the right to a speedy trial, as outlined in the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). This ruling, concerning the case of Michael...

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Navigating NY Vehicle and Traffic Law 1225-D: Avoiding Distracted Driving Charges

Distracted driving has been a serious issue of concern due to its alarming contribution to road accidents. In response, various legal provisions such as New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1225-c and 1225-d have been instituted to control this growing menace. These laws, if misunderstood or misapplied, could lead to complications...

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The Fugitive From Justice Complaint: Understanding the Grounds to Challenge Extradition Under a Governor’s Warrant

Legal proceedings can be complex and overwhelming, particularly when it comes to extradition. Simply put, extradition refers to the process through which a person who is accused or convicted of a crime is transferred from one jurisdiction to another. However, contrary to what some may believe, there are limited legal grounds upon...

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Why Hiring a Traffic Lawyer Can Make All the Difference: A Case Study

It's a sunny morning, and you're driving through Yonkers in Westchester County when you see those dreaded flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Suddenly, you're facing a potential 11-point speeding ticket for going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. What you do next could have long-lasting implications on your driving record...

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Demystifying Larceny: An Overview of Different Forms of Theft Under New York Law

As a trusted criminal defense attorney, I understand the importance of arming my clients with knowledge about the law. Today, I'd like to shed light on an often misunderstood area of criminal law: larceny. Specifically, I'll break down the different forms of larceny defined under New York's Penal Law § 155.05(2). Understanding...

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