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A Defense Attorney Weighs In on Court-Ordered Rehab

A Defense Attorney Weighs In on Court-Ordered Rehab

The value of court-ordered rehab is being questioned these days due to a growing trend to see drug and other offenses as health and safety problems rather than criminal law issues.[1] For many years, the law took a lock-them-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach to drug...

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What You Should Do if There’s a Warrant for Your Arrest

What You Should Do if There’s a Warrant for Your Arrest

A statute of limitations applies to crimes. Once the SOL expires, which is normally two years for a misdemeanor and five years for a felony, prosecutors cannot press charges. But arrest warrants have no statute of limitations.[1] Once authorities issue them, they are...

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Should I Hire a DWI Attorney if I’m Under 21?

Should I Hire a DWI Attorney if I’m Under 21?

Many minors do not think they need an attorney for a zero-tolerance DWI. It’s rather easy to see why. This infraction is not technically a criminal offense in New York.[1] Furthermore, the possible penalties, which mostly include license suspension and a fine, are...

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Legalized Marijuana in NY FAQs

Legalized Marijuana in NY FAQs

In March 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that legalized marijuana for most purposes.[1] Lawmakers boldly predicted the measure would create significant tax revenues, tens of thousands of jobs, and other social benefits. Like all other...

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