A teenager accused of taking part in a joyride is facing charges after his friend was killed in the resulting accident. New York authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy, who allegedly took part in the theft of an SUV that later crashed, killing a 13-year-old boy who had been at the wheel. The 15-year-old has not been publicly identified due to his age, but it has also not been disclosed whether he will be tried as an adult. There is no word as to whether he or his family has retained criminal defense representation at this time.
A Cheektowaga man is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting his girlfriend, according to local sources. New York police arrested the man, who was arraigned on March 6 and now faces several charges pertaining to the incident. The man has retained criminal defense representation, and the attorney was set to meet with his client for the first time on the date of the arraignment.
An altercation turned deadly on Feb. 11 when one woman was apparently beaten to the point of death. The New York Police Department has arrested one of the three individuals implicated in the incident, which took place in the Bronx. The arrested woman has retained criminal defense counsel, and a not guilty plea was entered at her Feb. 28 arraignment.
A former police officer with the New York City Police Department has been charged, along with four other individuals, in a large drug sting, according to local sources. The former New York officer is reportedly still at large as of this report, but his four alleged accomplices have all been arrested. All of the accused individuals, including the former officer, will be represented by criminal defense counsel at their hearings and throughout the trial process.
Protesters blocking traffic in midtown were reportedly arrested by police on Feb. 16, according to local sources. New York police were required to remove protesters who were there to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. None of these individuals have been identified publicly at this time, so it is unknown whether any of them have retained criminal defense counsel.
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.