New York Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Lawyers

Month: August 2019

Get help if you have been falsely imprisoned

If you are imprisoned by someone who doesn't have justification or legal authority, then you may be a victim of false imprisonment. False imprisonment takes away your ability to move to where you want to go freely. For example, if someone stops you and will not allow you to leave, this could constitute false imprisonment. Interestingly, false imprisonment can occur when you are arrested improperly. For instance, if you are arrested by someone without legal authority and then taken into custody, you'll be a victim of false imprisonment from the time when you were take away and restrained....

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Understanding the preliminary hearing process

Facing criminal charges is a serious matter. Such charges may carry serious penalties, such as large fines and possible incarceration. For those looking to fight criminal charges, the trial process is vital. Also, there are a few pre-trial elements to be aware of. Preliminary hearing As the name indicates, a preliminary hearing is a hearing that occurs before the case goes to a grand jury. It is important to note that this aspect of the trial process is not required; some prosecutors may skip it and proceed straight to the grand jury. However, if the judge does institute...

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Don’t forget the risk of a delayed-onset injury

Of the injuries you can suffer in a crash, one of the most unusual is the delayed injury. Delayed-onset injuries are special since they can take many hours or days to emerge. From slow bleeds to pain from broken bones or other significant injuries, delayed injuries can take many forms. At the scene of a car accident, you're in shock. You've been through a traumatic event, and you may not be thinking straight. Though you feel fine, the reality is that adrenaline is coursing through your veins. Adrenaline and other chemicals are released by your body to help you stay alert and active in a time...

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Are you under investigation for healthcare insurance fraud?

Let us say that you and your partners operate a family medical practice. There are three physicians and a staff of 12 that includes two people who handle accounts payable and receivable. With Mary and Joe as the focus, your office is currently under investigation for possible healthcare insurance fraud. What should you do? A little background Fraud is a white-collar crime that takes many forms: money laundering, embezzlement, credit card fraud, mail fraud, tax evasion and healthcare fraud, among others. While these are not violent crimes, they cost the public billions of dollars, and the...

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El Chapo sentenced, faces allegedly unfair trial, poor conditions

If you have been following the news, then you may have heard that the so-called drug lord "El Chapo" has been sentenced to life in prison. It's believed that he will be sent to the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. The man, 62, is to be sentenced to the prison, which is known to house some of the most high-risk and dangerous prisoners in the United States. He is, after all, one of the most notorious outlaws in the United States today; he ran a Mexican cartel and smuggled over $12 billion of drugs into the country. A federal judge in New York City sentenced him to life in prison, which...

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