What is going to happen to me? It is one of the first questions everyone asks if they find themselves charged with a crime in NY. If you are talking about the outcome of the case, that is impossible to answer. Every single case is unique, and there are many variables involved that go into…

New York law says that employers may not discriminate against someone due to a conviction on their record – regardless of the offense. And there is a general political encouragement towards hiring those with criminal records. Does this mean that you don’t have anything to worry about if you are convicted of a crime that…

You’ve heard the Miranda Rights over and over during every arrest scene on cop shows and in movies. But what do the Miranda Rights really mean – and how do they help protect you? First, let us go over what the Miranda Rights are: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can…

The penalties of a felony conviction do not end once you have completed your jail sentence or paid restitution. Being saddled with a felony conviction can cost you your right to own a firearm, keep professional licenses that you earned pre-conviction, or apply for certain kinds of housing. This type of mark on your criminal…

If you are convicted of a crime, the consequences of the conviction go far beyond jail time. Even if you are able to get probation or a moderate fine, having a conviction (especially for a felony) can limit you for the rest of your life. You may be barred from holding certain jobs, living in…

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