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What are the long-term consequences of a criminal record?


Facing criminal charges is a difficult situation to deal with for defendants in New York and elsewhere in the nation. Not only do the allegations create hardships such as a damaged reputation, but past convictions or a conviction on the current allegations could have long-term impacts that could be worse than the penalties they could or will face as a result of the criminal charges.

Criminal defense strategies to protect a defendant's rights


When residents in New York are accused of a crime, they may not only think about the potential impact the accusations might have on their personal and professional lives, but they might also be concerned about the penalties and consequences they could endure if convicted. The best way to reduce the impact of criminal allegations or a criminal conviction is by devising a strong criminal defense strategy.

What is plea bargaining in a criminal case?


For some criminal defendants in New York, navigating the criminal law system can be challenging. Whether it is their first criminal charge or they have faced other allegations in the past, defendants should be fully aware of their rights and legal options so they can take proper action to protect their interests. Furthermore, the accused should exercise their right to develop a unique defense for every charge they face, which could help reduce or dismiss some or all of the crimes they have been charged with.

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.

How do you use a plea bargain to your advantage?


When defendants in New York are facing a criminal charge, they often consider not only how the charges will affect them but also how they can avoid any penalties. Depending on the crime they are being accused of, the suspect could implement a defense strategy in order to avoid any consequences and a damaged reputation. When assessing possible defenses against the criminal allegations, a defendant might consider a plea bargain, but they might not fully understand how to do it and how it could affect them.

Understanding options when defending criminal charges


Facing a criminal charge should never be taken lightly. When defendants in New York endure criminal accusations, their life could be impacted no matter the results of the case. Our firm understands that criminal allegations can be just as harmful as a conviction. Even if criminal penalties are not endured, the accused's personal and professional reputation could be severely damaged. By taking action and devising a defense strategy, the suspect could reduce or eliminate penalties and consequences.

Activists protest against man charged with animal abuse


Facing criminal charges can have several effects even if the defendant is not convicted of the alleged crime. For some defendants, the media coverage of their charges and pending cases can often impact their life. Even if conviction does not result, this could impact the defendant's life significantly. This could mean enduring consequences much worse than the possible penalties the crime could carry.

Police arrest a group of acrobats on New York City subway


When a person is suspected of a crime, they can endure serious penalties while also incurring damages to their personal and professional reputation. Even if they are accused of a lesser crime such as a misdemeanor, the defendant should understand their rights and options in the situation. This could help reduce the consequences they face while also limiting the personal impacts the allegations and charges will have on them.

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