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Thursday, October 24, 2019

New York's Criminal Justice Reform


Effective January 1, 2020, Criminal Justice Reforms in New York State will apply to all cases pending on that date even if the matter commenced before that date.  They will be many significant changes to how criminal matters will proceed. 

Some important changes include that:  Discovery will be automatic and there will not be a need for written demands or discovery motions.  The district attorneys offices will be required to provide discovery to defense counsel not later than 15 days after the defendant's arraignment on any accusatory instrument.  This includes a misdemeanor complaint, felony complaint, or any other instrument.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Have you been arrested in Nassau County, New York?


Have you been arrested or under criminal investigation in New York?  If so, it could be a daunting process and you need a top notch, hard working criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and fight for you.  Attorney Michael A. Arbeit has been representing those accused of crimes and/or under criminal investigation in the State of New York since 1998.  All matters are personally handled by Mr. Arbeit and each case is given the individual attention it deserves.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Sealing of Certain Records in New York State (Effective 10/7/17)


Have you been convicted of a crime in New York? Has it been ten (10) years since your sentencing date? Do you want that conviction sealed?

Well, effective October 7, 2017, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.59, there will be sealing of certain records in New York State.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Top 3 Misconstrued Things About Getting Arrested For a DWI/DUI in New York State


Let's face it, one of the most embarrassing things to ever happen to someone is receiving a DWI/DUI. But, unfortunately, it is very common among high school students, college students, and adults alike, to be pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated by alcohol or driving under the influence of drugs. Due to its popularity, the severity of a DWI/DUI causes many scenarios to be misconstrued.

 

Here are the top three things you need to know the truth about in DWI/DUI situations:

 

1. DWI/DUI matters are only related to alcohol?

 

         False.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Representing Those Accused of Fraud

Representing Those Accused of Fraud


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In New York, What is Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated?

In Nassau County and Suffolk County (Long Island), arrests for Driving While Intoxicated are very prevalent.  It seems as though the word is still not out that to all that Drinking and Driving is not longer socially acceptable (if it ever was) and the police are cracking down hard and the District Attorney's Office and Judges are getting tougher with their plea bargaining policies and sentences respectively.  

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In New York, What is the Difference Between Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny?

In New York, many people think the sole difference between Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny is the monetary amount that is alleged to be taken, but that is wrong.  Some property, when taken without permission of the owner regardless of their monetary value, is considered to be Grand Larceny.   

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Friday, January 9, 2015

What Are The Standards of Proof In A New York Criminal Case?

In New York State, the Standards of Proof in a criminal case are governed by Article 70 of the Criminal Procedure Law.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

What Does "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt" Mean in a New York Criminal Matter?

In New York, the standard of proof the prosecution or government must meet in a criminal case is proving guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”  But, what does “beyond a reasonable doubt” really mean?

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Monday, January 5, 2015

In New York, When Can A Police Officer Approach A Parked Motor Vehicle?

Over the years of practicing Criminal Defense Law, I have represented too many clients who have been arrested in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Queens County New York after they were approached by police while simply sitting in their parked cars.  Is this legal?  Hopefully this article will shed a little light into that question.

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Based in Freeport, NY Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. serves clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, New York County, Kings County, and Bronx County New York.



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