Criminal charges in New York that are related to domestic violence are very serious, even when the charge is a misdemeanor and against a person without a criminal history.
Like several other states, New York has what is referred to as a Zero Tolerance law when it comes to people under 21 accused of drinking and driving in this state.
In what police are describing as an incident of road rage, a man has been arrested and accused of being involved in the death of New York City firefighter. The firefighter was not on duty at the time of the incident. This story has attracted the attention of the national news media.
A teacher at a prominent school in White Plains, whose first career was playing wide receiver in the NFL, has been arrested for allegedly slapping one of his students.
State Police in New York arrested almost 30 people during a recent crackdown on drunk driving. While most of the arrests were in connection with police pulling over drivers who had supposedly violated another traffic law, in some cases, the drunk driving charges arose in connection with an accident.
A New York woman, although almost 80 years old, is facing serious charges relating to an alleged drunk driving incident that injured 9 people in a town just a few miles from White Plains. Of these 9 people, 5 were taken to hospitals and 4 were described as critically injured.
As is the case in other parts of New York, residents of White Plains who have the misfortune of being accused of a drug possession crime or even, in some cases, selling or manufacturing drugs can attempt to get involved in the local drug court or participate in another type of diversion program.
While other states have laws pertaining to knives, New York's regulations are known for being somewhat strict. They are rigorous enough where even a well-meaning resident of White Plains could find herself in trouble for possessing or illegally distributing knives. These charges are serious and can carry with them long-term consequences.
Car accidents can be scary events. They are ones that are unexpected, and are of course a difficult situation to process. What can make a hard time even more challenging is a motorist facing criminal charges following such an incident. This can cause an overwhelming matter to impact an individual in many ways, often making it difficult to navigate it.
A prominent figure in the music industry is facing more charges after a police raid. According to a recent news report, federal prosecutors in New York filed drug charges against hip-hop talent agent James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond this past summer. Now the prosecutors have added more charges against Rosemond for allegedly possessing a sub-machine gun and silencer. Authorities claim the possession was illegal.