Bernie Madoff’s Brother Will Serve 10 Years Behind Bars

July 9, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Bernie Madoff’s brother has agreed to plead guilty and serve 10 years in prison for fraud-related criminal charges. According to United States prosecutors, Peter Madoff will plead guilty to conspiracy and falsifying records. These charges come more than three years after Bernie Madoff began serving his 150-year sentence for creating a fraudulent multi-billion dollar private […]

New York State Expected to Pass Cyber-Bullying Law

July 6, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature plan on passing a state-wide cyber-bullying bill. Currently, all but one state have laws prohibiting bullying. Although 42 of them include harassment perpetrated electronically, only 14 states included “cyber-bullying” in that clause. To combat this troubling loophole, New York is making an unprecedented move by trying […]

Why Did the Police Officer Ask Me What I Had to Eat in a DUI Investigation?

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One of the many questions a police officer will ask during a DUI/DWI investigation is what you had to eat.  He is not asking you for the hell of it. What you say at this moment of the DUI/DWI investigation can be used against you in the court of law.  The reason is the amount […]

How Much Do Traffic Tickets Increase Your Insurance Rates?

July 2, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Guest Post By: Andrea Storey Rogers Did you know that insurance agents review your driving record before giving you a price quote for car insurance? Having traffic tickets on your driving record can cause the price of your car insurance to increase, and the amount of the increase depends on the type of violation, such as […]

New Virginia Ignition Interlock DWI / DUI Laws Effective July 1st, 2012

June 25, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

 This is a guest post from James R. Parrish of the  Parrish Law Firm. James focuses his practice on personal injury as well as traffic tickets in Virginia.     Tougher DUI (driving under the influence) / DWI (driving while intoxicated) laws will be enforced beginning on July 1st, 2012 that require the installation of an ignition interlock device […]

Buffalo Implementing Strike Force to Combat Rising Crime

June 14, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Recently, New York State has seen an unprecedented upswing in violent crime, especially in Buffalo. In order to combat this, Buffalo has decided to launch a new strike force. The city is utilizing a new approach in order to curb violence by launching a strike force made up of Buffalo Police as well as state […]

Top 5 Things to Know About Marijuana Charges in New Jersey

June 13, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

1 – Having a Lot of Marijuana on You is Considered “Intent to Sell” Although you may not have any genuine intent to sell the marijuana that is in your possession, the law will presume that you do when you have a lot of it. For example, if you are caught growing 10 marijuana plants […]

New York Seeks to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

June 11, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Mayor Bloomberg recently said that he would support Governor Cuomo in his attempt to lower the rate of individuals who could be arrested for marijuana possession during police encounters. The Governor would like to pass a state-wide law that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana found in public view. The Governor, along with […]

Huge Drug Sweep Nails 24 in Western NY

June 4, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Over two dozen people were recently arrested on narcotics trafficking charges in connection with drug distribution networks in Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Genesee Counties. The investigation that led to these arrests and indictments was called “Operation Babcock.” The name came from a neighborhood in South Buffalo where much of the investigation occurred. Operation Babcock was […]

Q & A: Move Over Law

May 24, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

  Q: What is NY’s Move Over Law?  A:New York’s Move Over Law is a traffic law that requires all drivers to use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lights. At a minimum, this means that when you approach a police car or emergency vehicle that is pulled […]