Criminal Law-General

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

How Do I Find the Best Criminal Lawyer in New York

Meeting with Criminal Defense Attorney

If you already understand the importance of having an excellent attorney when you’re facing a criminal charge, the next step is finding the best criminal defense attorney to represent you. Not all lawyers are created the same, and finding the right attorney can make all the difference when it comes to putting up the best defense possible.


Taking the time to seek out the best defense attorney can ensure you are represented in the best light possible when you go to court. Although the process of searching for a lawyer can seem daunting, especially when dealing with the repercussions of a criminal charge, this is arguably one of the most important steps of the entire case. Here are ten tips to help you find the best Criminal Defense Attorney in New York



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Monday, July 6, 2020

Revenge Porn Law In NY- Penal law Section 245.15

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed a law, Senate Bill S1719C (A5981), which “establishes the crime of unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image” (a/k/a “revenge porn”).

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Nassau County, NY Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Traffic Ticket Attorney in Nassau County, Long Island New York

Most traffic citations are issued by officers with the Nassau County Police Department or by New York State Troopers. Citations can also be issued by other police departments. Traffic infractions are usually not criminal charges, although more serious traffic violations can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Nassau County, New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nassau County, New York Premier Criminal Defense Attorney- Michael A. Arbeit, Esq.  If you have been arrested or under criminal investigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Kings County, NY County, Queens County or The Bronx, call attorney Michael A. Arbeit for a free and confidential consultation.  Mr.
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime in New York State?

240.20 Disorderly conduct. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof: 1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or 2.
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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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