New $10 million Crime Lab for Albany

December 25, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

A new state-of-the-art crime lab has been provided to Stewart International Airport. The Port Authority teamed up with the New York State Police to build the $10 million lab, which will provide critical testing services to local law enforcement. The new lab is intended to help state police analyze evidence and study samples in DWI […]

Two Busted for Unemployment Fraud by New York State Police

October 15, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

As a result of the high number of people collecting unemployment insurance during these tough economic times, the New York State Department of Labor has been aggressively pursuing those who take advantage of the system. Last week, State Police arrested Lea King and Mark Pritchard on unemployment insurance fraud charges. Like most people arrested for […]

First Man Convicted Under Vince’s Law for Multiple DWIs

September 17, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

A man from Saratoga County, NY has become the first in the state to be convicted under Vince’s Law after pleading guilty in a felony drunk driving case. In August 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation entitled Vince’s Law to punish motorists who have repeated DWI charges against them. Vince’s Law was named after […]

Activists Protest 9-yr Sentence for Teen Who Stole Sneakers

August 21, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Earlier this month, activists and community members rallied outside Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office to launch the Release Marquis Coalition. The rally was in support of Marquis Dixon, a 16-year-old who was sentenced to nine years in an adult maximum security prison for stealing a pair of sneakers at gunpoint, even though no […]

New LEAD Program in Albany Aims to Help Low-Level Offenders

July 21, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

This summer, Albany leaders have announced the city will become the third in the nation to initiate a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. The new LEAD program gives police the discretion to arrest offenders for certain low-level crimes but also provides officers with the option of directing offenders to case managers who would determine […]

Authorities Bust 2 Drug Rings in Albany County – 25 People Indicted

March 25, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Albany County’s community got a little safer last week after New York authorities indicted 25 people, alleging they were part of two narcotics drug rings that sold cocaine and heroin in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Washington counties. The March 18 indictments were the result of a 10-month investigation involving state and local law enforcement […]

State Senator Murphy Unveils Seven Point Plan to Tackle Addiction Epidemic in the Hudson Valley

February 5, 2015 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

As the epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse has erupted throughout the country, NY state Senator Terrence P. Murphy has made it his priority to combat the scourge of heroin addiction that continues to plague the Hudson Valley.  In an effort to effectuate his lofty anti-addiction campaign, last week Senator Murphy brought together local elected […]

NY Cop Accused of Tipping Off Drug Ring Pleads Not Guilty to Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

December 10, 2014 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

A 10-year veteran of the Troy Police Force is accused of tipping off a woman about a drug raid in North Central. 32 year old Patrolman Brian Gross, of North Greenbush, who was assigned to the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, is accused of telling a young woman that a narcotics team was investigating her brother and planned to raid his home. As a result, Gross faces a felony charge for tampering with physical evidence, as well as misdemeanor charges for two counts of official misconduct- one count of obstructing governmental administration and one count of divulging an eavesdropping warrant. The felony charge carries a maximum jail sentence of 1 1/3- 4 years.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Sergeant Charged With Misconduct After Slapping Driver

November 12, 2014 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Thanks to a video leak that exposed a Saratoga County Sheriff Sergeant’s hostile encounter with two young men in Halfmoon on Friday, Sergeant Sean R. Glans, a 27 year veteran of the force, has resigned from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. Originally Glans was suspended without pay pending an investigation, but news of his resignation […]

Video Shows Albany Teen on Knees Being Tasered By Police

October 22, 2014 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

A police video was released depicting an Albany County Sheriff’s Sergeant firing a Taser at a Colonie teenager who was kneeling in front of police officers with his hands on his head at the end of a high-speed chase across two counties. The video was taken from a dashboard camera in a police cruiser. Interestingly […]