“Textalyzer” may be Coming to New York

“Textalyzer” may be Coming to New York

Texting and driving is a serious public health issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates there were 431,000 people injured in accidents involving distracted drivers during 2014, and smartphones and text messaging undoubtedly played a role in a significant number of these incidents. Because of the significant dangers posed by texting and driving, … Continue reading “Textalyzer” may be Coming to New York

How to Prevent False Eyewitness Identifications

How to Prevent False Eyewitness Identifications

False eyewitness identifications are the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. Approximately 1 in 4 eyewitness identifications are incorrect. Despite a high rate of error, eyewitness testimony is considered to be some of the most powerful evidence against a suspect. Surveys show that the majority of jurors rely heavily on eyewitness testimony … Continue reading How to Prevent False Eyewitness Identifications

Statutory Presumptions: What are they and how will they affect your case?

Statutory Presumptions: What are they and how will they affect your case?

A presumption is a conclusion of fact that is assumed to be true unless and until that presumption is proven to not be true.  The linchpin of the great American criminal jurisprudence is that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A statutory presumption occurs when a proven or basic fact is established, some … Continue reading Statutory Presumptions: What are they and how will they affect your case?

What’s the Difference between Petit and Grand Larceny?

What’s the Difference between Petit and Grand Larceny?

According to New York Law, larceny is the left of property with notable value. It occurs when an individual wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds property from the rightful owner, with the intent to deprive the owner. Property is defined as any substance or item of value. This can include money, personal property, intangibles, contracts, credit/debit … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Petit and Grand Larceny?

Caught with Oxy, What Now?

Caught with Oxy, What Now?

If you are caught with OxyCodone, you can be charged with a criminal offense, even though it is a legal, prescription drug. Commonly referred to as OxyContin or Percocet, it is a narcotic pain reliever prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Although it is a legally prescribed drug, there are still some serious side … Continue reading Caught with Oxy, What Now?