A woman in Plattsburgh has been accused of abandoning her child in a store as well as stealing almost $1,200 in merchandise from a Walmart, according to local sources. The New York State Police say the woman was arrested twice in the same day for the two alleged infractions. It is not yet known whether she has retained criminal defense counsel, and no court date has been announced at this time.
A woman accused of a bizarre crime could be facing criminal consequences, according to local sources. An upstate New York woman stands accused of hurling pork products at a synagogue, an action authorities are calling a hate crime. She has been released on her own recognizance and was scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 3, likely alongside a criminal defense attorney.
A New York City police officer and his fiancée are facing serious charges following the death of the man's autistic son, according to local sources. New York authorities arrested the pair after the body of their 8-year-old child was found in their garage, dead of exposure. They have both been charged with second-degree murder, and the man has been suspended from his position with the police. It is unknown whether they have retained criminal defense counsel.
An official in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing serious charges after being accused of attacking her partner and possibly endangering her child. Melissa Quesada, the New York State director of Latino Affairs, is believed to have committed the attack back in November. She is due back in court in early February, where she will be represented by a criminal defense attorney who will work with her throughout her court proceedings.
A 21-year-old man is facing serious charges after being accused of the assault of a 92-year-old woman in Queens. The New York woman was initially believed to have died of a fall, but subsequent investigation by New York law enforcement authorities led police to believe her death was actually a murder. The man faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He will be represented by a criminal defense attorney throughout all court proceedings.
A man from out of state is facing serious charges after he was pulled over by state police on Jan. 5, according to local sources. The New York State Police stopped the man, who has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. No court date has been announced, but the man will be represented by a criminal defense attorney from that point forward.
A woman in Brooklyn who has been accused of slapping three different women in the face is now facing hate crime charges, according to police. New York authorities have charged the woman with attempted assault as a hate crime. She has been released without bail, but her criminal defense attorney could not be reached for comment.
Those who face charges of driving while intoxicated likely know how serious the potential punishment may be. What they may not realize is just how long lasting the effects of a DWI conviction can be in several different facets of a person's life. This is why it is important that those charged with DWI ensure that they have a strong criminal defense strategy, particularly if they have had a prior conviction. This can be seen in the recent case of one New York man who did not attend his sentencing hearings for his DWI charges and is now facing serious jail time.
The tragic death of a freshman at Barnard College is being attributed to a 13-year-old boy, who has been charged with murder. New York authorities arrested the boy in Manhattan after the alleged attack. Police say they are searching for additional suspects in this case, with a second person being in custody, but no charges against that individual have been filed. There is no word as to whether the boy has been assigned criminal defense representation.
Police in Moreau arrested seven people on suspicion of selling drugs, according to local sources. New York State Police conducted the arrests, which involved Troop G's Violent Gangs Narcotic Enforcement team. Trial dates have not been set for the individuals arrested at this time, but when they appear in court, they will each be represented by a criminal defense attorney.