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New York cardiologist charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Criminal allegations could stem from different events. In some cases, defendants might be accused of committing serious and even violent crimes that relate to their occupation. In these matters, even a simple accusation could greatly harm the accused's personal and professional life. This is why it is important to make a timely defense against serious allegations, allowing the defendant to clear their name and reduce or avoid penalties and consequences related to the criminal charges they face.

'Raise the Age' bill could help juveniles in New York avoid jail

When a New York juvenile is accused of a crime, it can be an emotional and nerve-wrecking situation for the accused offender and their family members. Depending on the details of the crime and the criminal history of the juvenile, they could potentially face harsh penalties. But many are concerned that serious penalties for youth offenders could negatively impact their adulthood.

Understanding criminal defense options and strategies

When residents in New York are accused of a crime, one of the first things they consider is how they will get out of it. Making a strong defense against criminal charges is an important step. Not only could this help them reduce the charges and penalties they could face, but it could also result in dismissed charges and avoided consequences.

Taking steps to invoke a criminal defense strategy

Whether it is a traffic offense, a misdemeanor or a more serious criminal allegation, defendants should understand their rights and options following a criminal charge. The law firm of James M. Wagman understands that defendants can be wrongfully accused or improperly charged. This is why defendants should seek to protect their rights and invoke a defense strategy that could help them reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

What is drug court and how does it help New York defendants?

Facing a drug crime usually means facing serious penalties and consequences. But an offender convicted of a serious drug charge may not always face a prison sentence. The details of the crime and the criminal background of the accused are put into consideration when placing offenders into a detention alternative program such as drug court.

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