Having a felony conviction for a white collar offense is an extremely serious matter. In addition to the legal consequences such as jail sentences, fines and restitution to the victims, there are also the personal consequences. In a place like New York, where so many careers are associated with the financial industry, a conviction for a white collar offense can be devastating for a person's career.
Police in Verplanck, New York recently arrested two men, an 18-year old and a 20-year old, for possessing illegal drugs. The drug charges included misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument. Both men were arrested at the same time in Peekskill, New York. The 18-year-old man was accused of possessing heroin, and the 20-year-old man of possessing cocaine, according to New York State Police.
Battery is an offense that occurs when an actor commits a harmful or offensive touching against another person, resulting results in harm to that person. To be liable, an offender need only have intended the touching, and not necessarily the harm that resulted. Recently, Andruw Jones, a former outfielder for the New York Yankees, was accused of committing battery against his wife.
Recently, federal authorities investigated the use of the international banking group HSBC by a group of NYC men accused of trafficking in drugs. The men were additionally accused of laundering money, and the investigation ultimately resulted in a $1.9 billion settlement between the bank and the federal government.
It is always good to remind people not to drink and drive. And it's best to relay that message before someone is stopped and charged with DWI. New York is doing just that, with the "Tie One On For Safety" campaign. The state's Thruway Authority toll collectors are working with Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and handing out red ribbons for a day. The ribbons commemorate MADD's annual campaign.