What New York Might Expect with Full Legalization of Marijuana Possession

January 18, 2013 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

New York may not have the toughest marijuana laws in the country, but many people are wondering if perhaps New York should join Washington State or Colorado in fully legalizing marijuana possession. Interestingly, New Jersey just opened its first medical marijuana dispensary which is an indication that the state may possibly move towards legalization. Last November, […]

The Abuse of New Jersey’s Anti-bullying Law

September 13, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Bullying has become a national problem. Many states in the U.S. have enacted laws that laid out specific rules on bullying. New Jersey, for instance, is sending a strong message with its new anti-bullying law that took effect on Sept 1, 2011. The new law was intended to strengthen the state’s already existing laws and […]

NY Hate Crimes Unit Investigates Graffiti Incidents

August 27, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

The Suffolk County Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a string of graffiti incidents that recently occurred at several local parks. Although gang activity is not suspected, the markings were undeniably offensive and could even lead to felony arrests. Detective James Mosby told reporters this past Tuesday that his unit is seeking the public’s assistance in […]

How are the criminal lawyers helpful for you?

July 26, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

If you have fallen on bad times, and if you are set to face some time in the prison, it may be better for you to try and get the help of a criminal layer. They may help you deal with the situation, and also defend yourself in the right way. The legal system is […]

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 […]

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 […]