There’s no question that the legal world can be confusing and complex to anyone who isn’t properly trained in it. That’s why finding a good criminal defense attorney is so important to anyone in Long Island who is facing a criminal charge of any kind. Continue reading
When it comes to criminal charges, weaving your way through the complex legal system on your own, or with a family attorney can be seriously stressful. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is highly advised, and is more likely to result in a more positive end to your trial, if even minimally. There are several benefits to choosing a criminal defense attorney, and understanding what they are will provide you with insight on why it’s important to leave the tricky legal procedures to the professionals. Continue reading
The white collar crime, as it is informally known, gets its name because this is usually considered a criminal act performed by educated professionals, or “white collar workers” that have jobs in offices. A white collar crime is usually done for financial gain, and will involve high level, complex financial activities such as fraud, insider trading, and other, more abstract forms of activity that are far more complicated than an assault or shoplifting. Continue reading
Home to the world’s biggest banks, hedge funds, financial advisors, and other cottage financial industries, New York City is the financial capital of the world. White collar crimes have always been a part of the industry, but white collar crime is on the rise even outside of Wall Street. Continue reading
Shoplifting is somewhat of a euphemistic word, conjuring images of children stealing candy bars from convenience stores. The legal words for shoplifting is actually larceny, and it carries severe criminal penalties depending on the value of the property that was stolen. Criminal penalties aside, shoplifters (or the parents of minor shoplifters) can be sued by merchants in civil actions to recover the value of any property that was stolen and not returned. Continue reading
If you know anything about the criminal justice system, you know that you have the right to remain silent, and that anything you say can and will be used against you in court. If you know anything about criminal defense lawyers, you know that every last one will tell you to refuse to say a word about the incident that led up to your arrest until you have a lawyer present, and even if you’re completely innocent or the charges are minor you’re typically better off with a lawyer present than without one.
However, there are at least a few things you should say after getting arrested, and if you don’t then you really will be making things harder for yourself than they have to be. Continue reading
There’s no argument that kids and teenagers are our future. Passing the torch to them means instructing them and preparing them for their lives, and at times it can mean protecting them. Long Island is filled with people, and a large number of them are teenagers. Among those teens, some poor choices are simply going to be made no matter how much a parent may try to help their teen make the right ones.
Being charged with any kind of crime can lead to serious consequences in a child’s life. Even the kind of charges that are often thought of as being ‘minor’ can have a major impact. Things like shoplifting, simple possession, and DWI can all seem like minor infractions but when you look at the bigger picture, they’ll be incredibly harmful to a teen’s future. Consider the impact these charges can have: Continue reading
Shoplifting occurs for many reasons, but when a shoplifter is caught, the end result is the same regardless of motivation. There are complications, embarrassment and lingering consequences not just for the person charged with shoplifting, but potentially for others in that person’s life. But what happens during a shoplifting incident and what can a person do if they are charged with this? Continue reading
When most people think of crime, they think of something simple and straightforward: a robbery at gunpoint, an argument that escalates into throwing punches, or else a thieving pickpocket who “accidentally” bumps into a dozen different people on a crowded city street. What people usually don’t think of are well-dressed men and women going to office jobs in big, corporate buildings, sitting down at their computers, and then proceeding to commit acts of embezzlement, fraud, misappropriation, and outright theft. Continue reading
There are millions of people living on Long Island, making it the most heavily populated island in the country. And from time to time, those who call the island home make mistakes. If you’ve made a mistake and found yourself facing a shoplifting charge, it can be difficult to know what steps you need to take. Continue reading