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.
A former New York City police officer is facing serious charges after a car crash that reportedly killed his passenger. The 48-year-old New York resident was arraigned on April 25 for an alleged drunk driving incident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old man. The former officer is due back in court on June 12, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney. It is unknown if he has sought legal counsel at this time.
Noted rapper Kodak Black was arrested with his entourage while attempting to re-enter the United States at the Canadian border, according to local news and entertainment sources. The 21-year-old performer, whose real name is Bill Kapri, is facing weapon and drug charges after his vehicle was searched at the border. He will appear in a New York court to face these charges, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
A man in Lockport was arrested on the morning of April 16 after a search of his home allegedly revealed drugs, according to local sources. Police in the town in conjunction with Niagara County Sheriff's deputies as well as the New York State Police launched the search following a months-long investigation into the man's alleged activities. He was expected to make his first court appearance on April 17, alongside a criminal defense attorney.