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What are the different types of misdemeanors in New York?

When residents in New York are accused of committing a crime, it is not only important to understand the details that led to their arrest, but also what they are being charged with. While misdemeanors are considered a lesser offense and carry lesser penalties than a felony, such crimes should still be taken seriously. Defendants in New York should understand the different types of misdemeanors and the penalties they could impose.

Preschool teacher relieved after sexual abuse charges dropped

It could be just about every teacher's nightmare - in the course of a job dedicated to helping raise the next generation, someone makes an accusation of impropriety. Even worse, the allegations center around inappropriate sexual contact or abuse that could derail one's future and lead to time in jail. Despite professed innocence, the criminal justice system can be aggressive in seeking to punish those accused of such acts, which can leave those facing charges uncertain of their future.

Addressing the increase of misdemeanors in New York

Being accused of a crime is a serious situation, regardless of the crime. Even though misdemeanors are considered a lesser crime in New York, these allegations should be addressed in the same manner as if it were a harsher crime. Defendants could face serious penalties, and it is important to understand the details of the allegations, so they can take appropriate action, such as developing a defense strategy.

Navigating a drug possession charge in New York

Facing criminal allegations often involves confronting the potential for serious penalties as well as life-impacting consequences. Our law firm understands that being charged with a drug crime can not only carry the potential for serious penalties for New York defendants, but could also cause the accused to endure a damaged personal and professional reputation. In order to initiate a defense and understand the best legal strategy, it is important to analyze all possible defense routes that could lead to reduced or dismissed charges.

New York driver faces drug charges after traffic stop

Residents of New York understand that a traffic stop could have various results depending on chance and other factors. While it is common for the driver to face a citation for a traffic violation, drivers and even passengers could face more serious charges. If officers search the vehicle during a traffic stop, they might uncover evidence such as an illegal substance. This could lead to drug charges and much harsher penalties, which is why drivers should understand their rights in case the search and seizure process was conducted improperly. Devising a strong defense strategy could lead to reduced or even dropped charges.

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