An arrest for making a false statement to a police officer may understandably be terrifying and even frustrating. However, just because authorities have accused you of lying to a federal agent does not mean you are automatically guilty in the eyes of Lady Justice.
A fatal shooting in upstate in New York has led to the arrest of one man, according to local law enforcement. Police say the 30-year-old man is in custody after a fight at a bar resulted in the death of a 44-year-old man the night of April 22. The man is currently being held without bail ahead of a trial date, and there is no word as to whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
A student at Binghamton University has been accused of stabbing another student to death on campus, according to local sources. The 20-year-old New York student has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder. The plea was entered before the court by his criminal defense attorney on April 16. It is unclear whether he is in police custody at this time.
Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship are doubtless familiar with Irish fighter Conor McGregor, who was charged with one count of criminal mischief and three counts of assault following a bizarre incident during a press event on April 5 in Brooklyn. New York authorities say the acclaimed fighter has already appeared in court and was released on $50,000 bail. When he returns to court in June, he will be accompanied by his criminal defense representation.
Money laundering is a criminal offense that is typically associated with racketeering operations and organized crime. It essentially refers to making a financial transaction -- or multiple ones -- with money you gained by participating in criminal activity.
Authorities have indicted a man they believe has been bringing the dangerous drug fentanyl into the United States. New York police arrested the 41-year-old Mexican native on suspicion of trafficking enough fentanyl to kill some 10 million people. It has been confirmed that he has retained criminal defense counsel, though his lawyers are not issuing public statements at this time.