What is ‘Endangering The Welfare Of a Child’?

Taking responsibility for the care of a child comes with the expectation that they’ll be kept safe from any unreasonably dangerous situations. Failure to do so can result in arrest, and a charge of endangering the welfare of a child – an allegation that is taken very seriously in the state of New York.  In…

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Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument: NY Law Explained

In New York, any crime relating to forgery is taken seriously. You might be under the impression that adjusting a parking permit or altering details on a MetroCard are insignificant crimes – but even these low-level forgery offenses can potentially carry a jail sentence. Here, we’ll explore criminal possession of a forged instrument crimes in…

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Bail Jumping: NY Law Explained

After your arraignment. the criminal justice process will often slow down. Court dates can often be months into the future – and during that time, you may be released on bail. One of the conditions of your bail will be a requirement to appear in court on a certain date. If you fail to show…

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What is a New York Class E Felony?

Though it may be the least severe felony charge that an individual can receive under New York state penal law, it is nonetheless a serious conviction that can have a major, irreversible impact on your life. Here, we’ll help you to understand what a Class E felony is, how it differs from a misdemeanor or…

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How to Know if You Have a Warrant in New York

If you have ever been charged with a criminal offense in New York, you’ll want to know whether a warrant exists for your arrest so that you can decide on the right course of legal action. However, you may be unclear as to how you find this information, and what it actually means to have…

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Public Indecency: New York Law Explained

Public indecency crimes might not carry the same custodial penalties as violent crimes – but as sex crimes, they can lead to similar, and sometimes more serious, implications for your criminal record and future life. Here, we’ll explain public indecency laws in more detail, including – the full scope of lewdness, exposure, offensive sexual material,…

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What is Seventh Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance?

Reform of cannabis laws here in NYC have seen some criminal possession charges drop significantly – but low-level drug possession tickets and charges haven’t disappeared completely. If you’re caught with a small or trace amount of a narcotic drug like heroin, crack, cocaine or MDMA, there’s a chance you’ll face a charge of Criminal Possession…

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The New York Arrest Process Explained

Whether you’re just generally curious about what’s involved or suspect you might be facing imminent arrest, it’s useful to understand the New York City and wider New York County arrest process. Here,we’ll walk you through what to expect, how long you’ll potentially be held at a police station, and at what stage you should be…

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What Are The Different Degrees of Arson?

In short, you can be charged with arson if you create a fire or explosion that causes property damage, whether it was accidental or intentional. However, there are several different degrees of this crime that are largely dependent on the value of the property and whether anyone was harmed in the process. This means that…

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