A 71-year-old man is in custody following an investigation by the Department of Environmental Conservation that turned up a bizarre menagerie in his home. New York authorities say they conducted the "largest seizure of illegal reptiles" in the history of the state when they raided the man's house. If the man is convicted, he could spend years in prison. It is unclear whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
Three men in New York accepted plea deals as part of an ongoing case detailing their involvement in a plot to attack an Islamic community center. The three men, aged 19-20, were represented by criminal defense attorneys during trial proceedings, which saw additional charges dropped as part of the plea deals offered to them. They will face prison sentences between four and 12 years, as reported by the New York District Attorney's office in Monroe County.
A Grammy award-winning rapper is facing felony charges regarding an alleged fight that occurred at a strip club last year. Cardi B is charged with two counts of felony attempted assault for her alleged role in the fight in New York. Her criminal defense representation claims she did not harm any one, but she is set to appear at an arraignment the week of June 24 in Queens.
The actor made famous by his roles in films like "Jerry Maguire" voluntarily surrendered to police after it was alleged that he groped a woman at a party, according to local sources. Cuba Gooding Jr. surrendered to New York authorities in Harlem on June 6 and now faces charges of third-degree forcible touching and sexual abuse. If he is found guilty, he could face up to a year behind bars, and it is unknown whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
Circumstances often make one appear to be either guilty or innocent. In addition, emotions often play an important role in forming the public's opinion regarding the individual. As a result, a strong criminal defense is often required whenever a New York resident finds him or herself facing serious criminal charges.
A woman believed to have allowed her child to die of a drug overdose is facing murder charges, according to local sources. The 23-year-old woman stands accused of killing her 1-year-old son. She is being held by New York authorities against $250,000 bail, in advance of a trial date that has not yet been announced. There is no word as to whether she has retained criminal defense representation.
A motorcyclist was tragically killed after reportedly being struck by a vehicle in the early morning of May 27, according to local sources. New York police say they have arrested the driver of the vehicle for suspected drunk driving. So far, no court date has been announced, and it is unclear whether the driver has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
A police officer with the New York Police Department is facing career-ending charges after she was accused of attempting to take a hit out on her estranged husband as well as the daughter of her current boyfriend. New York sources have reported the woman is believed to have attempted to hire someone to kill both individuals, a scenario that seems to be supported by evidence. Her criminal defense attorney's argument for bail was overruled, and she remains in police custody at this time.
A man is facing serious charges after his vehicle reportedly severed a woman's leg, according to local sources. New York Police Department officers in Tribeca responded to the accident and arrested the 27-year-old driver. So far, no court date has been announced, and it is unclear whether the man has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
A high school junior varsity coach in New York is under fire after allegedly interfering with one of his players, according to local sources. The baseball coach, who works in Islip School District, has already been fired from his role at the school after being arrested. He was set to be arraigned shortly thereafter, after which a criminal trial will be set. He will be represented by a criminal defense team throughout the proceedings.