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When Can You Get a New York Criminal Conviction Sealed?

If you have ever been convicted of a crime in New York, you know that it may be more difficult to find employment or get government assistance or housing. However, there may be some options for you such as getting your criminal record sealed. Requirements to Get Case Sealed In order to qualify to get more »


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Predictive Data and Judge’s Sentencing Patterns

Attorney General Holder spoke to the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys in a meeting in Philadelphia on Friday August 1 regarding his opinions on judges sentencing low level non-violent offenders based upon risk assessments. Holder believes that judges should not base sentencing guidelines for offenders on risk assessments of whether someone’s educational or socioeconomic more »


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Criminal Trespass or Burglary Crimes

Two thieves broke into an upper West side apart on the 17th floor of the building on West Avenue near West 10th Street July 12, 2014, by being able to get past a doorman. The two suspects broke into the apartment of a 26 year old woman and her 31 year old boyfriend. When a more »


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Another Russian Arrested on US Warrant

Vadim Polyakov, a Russian national, has been taken into custody in Spain and is being held for extradition to America. Polyakov, 30, is accused of hacking into internet users’ accounts and stealing $10 million of e-tickets that he ultimately sold. Russian media reported Tuesday that Polyakov is being detained in Madrid while awaiting trial. The more »


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Reckless Driving in New York

New York Statute § 1212 defines reckless driving as any means of operating any kind of motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the use of the highway by others and endangers others unreasonably. Reckless driving is a prohibited offense in New York. A reckless driving violation is considered a misdemeanor. The NYPD has more »


Child Pornography

Child Pornography : The Problem Continues

A rabbi, a registered nurse and a Boy Scout troop leader were among the people arrested recently in New York City on charges of swapping child pornography. The case is being called by federal officials one of the largest-ever roundups in the metro area. The arrests came as the result of an extensive investigation by more »


Dmitry Belorossov

Dmitry Belorossov : A Victim of Extradition or Kidnapping?

Dimitry Belorossov’s extradition is one that many countries are carefully watching, as they believe that it is kidnapping, rather than a legal process. Countries usually issue travel alerts for citizens who may be traveling to areas thought to be a threat because of political unrest, natural disasters or health scares. The Russian Foreign Ministry, though, more »


Edward De Sear

Attorney from Saddle River charged with distributing child pornography

FBI agents arrested a 64-year-old lawyer Thursday on charges of distributing child pornography after executing a search warrant at his home in Saddle River on Thursday, authorities said.   Edward M. De Sear, a partner at the New York office of Allen & Overy, an international law firm, was charged with distributing at least three more »


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Steps to Getting a Law Degrees Online

There are many advantages to doing law degrees online but there can be some disadvantages too. It is important to know about both before you enroll for a distance learning law course.   The most important thing to find out before you start is the exact requirements for practicing law in your jurisdiction. The rules more »


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Considering Criminal Law?

If criminal law is your passion, there is little doubt that you will be well suited for the law arenas that it enforces. For those who are looking for a major, it is wise to study this area of the law. In criminal law, The People can punish the criminal based on what he or more »