Criminal Law-General

Thursday, June 4, 2020

What Happens After I am Arrested in New York?

Stages of a Criminal Case

Monday, June 1, 2020

What is Menacing in New York?

What is Menacing in NY?

120.13 Menacing in the first degree.
 A  person  is  guilty  of  menacing in the first degree when he or she  commits the crime  of  menacing  in  the  second  degree  and  has  been
previously  convicted  of  the crime of menacing in the second degree or  the crime of menacing a police  officer  or  peace  officer  within  the
preceding ten years.
Menacing in the first degree is a class E felony.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree,Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Criminal Contempt (NYS Penal Law Section 215.50, 215.51, & 215.52)

In most criminal matters in New York State, when there is an alleged victim, an Order of Protection will be issued in favor of that individual by the judge at the arraignment stage.  The Order of Protection can either be a "refrain from OP" or a complete "full stay away OP."    

  When a person (defendant) is subject to a valid Full Stay Away Order of Protection, disregards the Order, and contacts the individual in favor of the Order of Protection, he or she is in direct violation of the Order and can be re-arrested and charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.  Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail, 3 years probation, or a combination thereof.


Criminal contempt in the second degree.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Criminal Law Definitions

  • Acquittal: A disposition of a case in which the defendant is found not guilty after trial.
  • Assistant District Attorney (ADA): Abbreviation for Assistant District Attorney. See also Assistant District Attorney.
  • Adjourn: To suspend a proceeding to a later time and perhaps different place.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What Happens after I am Arrested in New York?

What to Expect If You’re Arrested

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