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Woman arrested on felony drug charges after investigation

New York State law enforcement is vigilant about seeking out people who are committing drug crimes. They do so in a variety of ways including during traffic stops and with other investigating techniques. People who are arrested on drug charges could have a significant amount of the substance on them and face allegations of distribution and sale. Or they could have a smaller amount that could be viewed as for personal use. The amount can be a vital difference when the charges are filed. Regardless of the circumstances, those who are arrested for drug possession and related crimes must make certain they put the pieces in place for a strong defense in the immediate aftermath.

Understanding dispositional orders for juvenile offenses

A criminal record can have a profound effect on a young person's life. For those who are arrested for what would be a crime if the person was an adult and they are older than 7 and younger than 16, they might be labeled as a juvenile delinquent. This is to supervise, treat or confine the juvenile. Depending on the crime, a juvenile between 13 and 15 can be charged as an adult. These individuals will not be considered a juvenile delinquent if they are convicted, but will be called a juvenile offender. A key part of these cases is the dispositional hearing.

Allegations involving criminal acts and DWAI lodged against teen

In New York State, it is not uncommon for a person to be arrested on multiple offenses that run the gamut of violations. If it is a young person who has just reached adulthood, mistakes happen frequently and this can result in allegations and harsh penalties. With a combination of alleged criminal behaviors and driving violations, the long-term consequences can severely damage a person's life. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who can handle all areas of the case is imperative to the defense.

What if I am a new driver and face traffic violations?

In New York, a person who is getting his or her first driver's license or a person who had lost his or her license and has finally gotten it back might be under the impression that it is smooth sailing moving forward. However, they often fail to realize that new drivers must adhere to certain rules based on their probationary license. Drivers who are on a probationary license must understand the rules that apply to them. Committing a traffic violation can result in penalties that could lead to the loss of driving privileges.

What are the different categories of rape in New York?

Sexual assault and accusations of rape in its varying forms are cropping up regularly today. In New York and across the country more and more people - both men and women - are sharing their stories of being victims. While rape is a terrible crime, accusations against a person do not automatically imply guilt. Given the harsh penalties that can result from a criminal conviction after a rape charge, it is crucial to lodge a strong defense. Part of that is understanding the various laws and degrees under which rape is categorized.

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