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Criminal defense: Man faces drug charges

An out-of-state man is in hot water following a traffic stop, according to local sources. New York State Police say they arrested a man for potential drug crimes on Aug. 9. If he is found guilty of the myriad charges filed against him, he could face serious jail time. It is unclear whether the man has retained criminal defense representation at this time. 

Very little information is available regarding the traffic stop and subsequent arrest of the 35-year-old Lakewood resident. It has been confirmed that he was stopped by police when entering the northbound off ramp at Exit 20 around 11:45 the night of Aug. 9. This information has been provided to the public by way of the official New York State Police website. However, no details about the stop were mentioned, including the reason the man was pulled over to begin with. 

Criminal defense: CEO of NASCAR charged with DUI

The chief executive overseeing the massively popular NASCAR sports franchise is in hot water following a traffic stop in Sag Harbor, according to local reports. New York police report they arrested CEO Brian France on Aug. 5 under suspicion of drunk driving. So far, it is unclear whether Mr. France has retained criminal defense representation.

According to the arrest report, officers in New York pulled Mr. France over after he allegedly failed to stop at a marked stop sign. Officers on the scene said they believed he was intoxicated at the time of the stop, though they did not mention what prompted their suspicion. Police arrested Mr. France and conducted a search of his person, whereupon he was found to be carrying what officers believed to be oxycodone pills.

Criminal defense: Man faces attempted murder charge

A man accused of assaulting another man during an alleged road rage incident is facing serious charges, according to Brooklyn authorities. New York police say the 46-year-old Queens man has been charged with attempted murder, as well as several other charges, in connection with the incident. He is currently being held against $100,000 bail, and he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney at his preliminary hearing and throughout the trial process. 

The incident occurred on the afternoon of July 29 in Greenpoint when two men apparently became involved in a minor traffic dispute. Video evidence shows the two men, the 46-year-old and a 24-year-old driver, exit their vehicles and begin arguing. The victim claims the older man attempted to assault him with a knife before reaching into his car to steal his keys. The alleged attacker then fled to his vehicle while the other man chased him in an attempt to retrieve his keys. The older man drove away, pinning and dragging the other man. 

Understanding metabolism can help you avoid DUI arrest

How much do you know about your body as it reacts to alcohol? Are you someone most people consider a "lightweight" when it comes to "how well you hold your liquor," or are you better known for being able to toss back quite a few before feeling a buzz? No two people react to alcohol in their systems in exactly the same way; however, the human body has several basic functions that handle eliminating alcohol from the system, and these functions are the same for everyone.

The more you know about how alcohol leaves the body, the easier you'll be able to discern whether you should get behind the wheel of a car to drive if you've had one or more alcoholic beverages. Understanding the science of it all is not a foolproof way to avoid DUI problems, however. New York police can make mistakes, just like everyone else. Breath test devices can malfunction. Knowing where to seek support may be key to obtaining a positive outcome if you face arrest.  

Criminal defense: 3 charged with drug crimes

Three people have been arrested in Bath under suspicion of drug possession, according to local and state police. New York authorities apprehended all three individuals after a routine traffic stop on State Route 54 in Bath. Two of the three have been released and are expected back in court at a later time, while the third remains in a county jail. Each individual will be represented by his or her own criminal defense attorney at their respective hearings.

According to the report, the car was pulled over for an unspecified equipment violation that caught the attention of police. Once the car was pulled over, all three occupants were found to be in possession of what police believed to be crack cocaine. The driver also allegedly had drug paraphernalia and packaging materials, indicating a potential resale of the prohibited substance.

Criminal defense: New York man charged with hate crime

A viral video was released earlier this month, allegedly showing a man berating a woman for wearing a t-shirt of the Puerto Rican flag. The man is now facing serious charges in a New York court after the initial charges against him were upgraded by the court. He now faces two counts of felony hate crime and, if convicted, could face jail time. No court date has been set, but the man will be represented by a criminal defense attorney throughout the proceedings.

According to video recorded at the scene of the altercation on June 14, the man, who police believe was intoxicated at the time, reportedly verbally abused a woman at a park for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag. The man allegedly used racist language and became physically intimidating as the altercation progressed. A Forest Preserves officer on the scene reportedly ignored the woman's pleas for help and has since resigned from the service.

Criminal defense: Man charged with murder

A man in Albany is facing charges after another man was stabbed to death on July 5. New York authorities arrested the 21-year-old who is believed to have committed the murder. The man has been arraigned and is being represented by a criminal defense attorney moving forward into his trial. He has yet to enter a plea.

According to the limited information available, police say a 29-year-old man was stabbed when attempting to break up a fight in Albany. Witnesses say the man was trying to protect a woman who was being attacked when he was himself stabbed. It is unclear whether he died at the scene or later at a hospital.

Criminal defense: Advocate against sex abuse charged

A 22-year-old Columbia University student who made a name for himself fighting child sex abuse now finds himself charged with similar crimes. The man has been charged with numerous child porn charges as well as several other serious sex abuse charges. If he is found guilty, he could get 50 years in prison for one charge and a further 10 years on the other. He has retained New York criminal defense counsel, who has argued against his viability as a flight risk and a danger to the community.

According to the report, the man founded an organization intended to raise awareness about sexual violence, a project that took him all the way to the United Nations General Assembly where he spoke on the importance of protecting children. At the same time, the man allegedly became involved with another person he believed to be 18 years old. The other individual turned out to be 13, though his defense counsel argues the younger individual wilfully misrepresented himself.

Are you facing charges for illegally possessing a weapon?

Many people across the country have strong views when it comes to the right to bear arms. It can be a point of contention in many debates, but on an individual level, you may feel that owning a weapon is your right. However, you may want to remember that certain factors could prevent a person from legally possessing a firearm.

In the event that police believe you illegally possess a weapon, you could face serious criminal charges. As a result, you will find yourself in need of a criminal defense against those charges. Therefore, it may benefit you to understand when firearm possession may fall into the category of a crime.

Federal criminal defense: Man accused of terrorism

A man is facing 28 federal charges following what has been called the deadliest terror attack since Sept. 11. The accused man, who is believed to have been responsible for an attack that killed eight people back in 2017, is now slated for a trial date in New York next year. He has retained federal criminal defense representation, but his attorneys have not spoken to the press at this time.

The attack took place on Halloween 2017 on a bike path near the site of the World Trade Center. The man is believed to have driven a pickup truck down the path, causing injuries and deaths along the way, before crashing into a school bus. When he exited the vehicle, he was shot on sight by a police officer on the scene. A total of eight people were killed and another 12 were sent to local hospitals with various injuries.

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