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.
Police in Montauk have taken seriously the complaints of residents regarding the increase in drug trafficking in their hamlet during the summer months. Working with numerous agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, local New York police officers claim to have brought down a drug ring that extended across the country and even beyond the U.S. borders. Those charged with involvement in this operation would benefit from a strong criminal defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.