You may think that criminal charges only apply to situations in which a person has carried out a crime in its entirety. However, that is not necessarily the case. In fact, you or someone else could end up facing a charge for even attempting to commit a crime.
One man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in Queens, according to local police. New York authorities apprehended a 23-year-old Queens man after he was allegedly seen dumping a body near an overpass. The man has an extensive criminal record and was set to be arraigned the night of Sept. 19. It is unclear whether he has retained criminal defense counsel yet.
Two detectives, three sergeants and two officers in the New York City Police force were arrested after a three-year investigation into possible illegal activity came to an end. New York authorities have suspended them without pay during the investigation into an alleged gambling and prostitution ring in Brooklyn and Queens. Some 40 civilians have also been charged, and two more officers are facing possible departmental charges. So far, it is unclear whether any of the accused men have retained criminal defense representation.
Police in New York recently arrested a man who is accused of striking another man in the face following a Little League baseball game. The accused happens to be a police officer for the Troy Police Department and is reported to have a history of utilizing excessive force while on the job. With his history working against him, how he approaches his criminal defense could make or break his case.
A driver for popular ride-sharing program Uber is in legal trouble following allegations that he may have sexually assaulted a passenger. The 26-year-old driver, based in New York, has been charged with felony first-degree sexual abuse, as well as attempted forcible touching and misdemeanor third-degree assault. There is no word as to whether the man has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.