An investigation that began in January has resulted in three arrests on Long Island, according to local sources. New York police arrested three men believed to be responsible for selling narcotics out of a barber shop authorities say they used as a front for their alleged activities. For the moment, it is unclear whether the men have retained criminal defense counsel in advance of a trial date which has not been announced.
A 37-year-old Staten Island resident is under arrest after being accused of a hate crime, according to local news. New York authorities arrested the man for his alleged connection to the beating of an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn. If he is convicted, he could face serious jail time, but he will be represented in court by a criminal defense attorney.
A 28-year-old operator of a limousine business has found himself charged with homicide after a crash that took the lives of 20 people on Oct. 6. The man, who operates the service in New York State, is being charged by prosecutors for the crash, which they say was caused by negligent maintenance. The man's criminal defense representation has come out strongly against these charges, saying that the client is unequivocally not guilty.
Famous rapper Cardi B is in hot water after being fingered in an alleged assault at a nightclub, according to some sources. New York police say the rapper, born Belcalis Almánzar, surrendered to authorities following the alleged incident. It is not clear from the report at this time whether she has retained criminal defense counsel.
A man was arrested in the Town of Avoca and now faces felony drug charges, according to local sources. The New York State Police confirmed that a Sept. 26 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 26-year-old man, who was placed in custody at a county jail. It is unclear whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time, and no court date has been announced.
One man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in Queens, according to local police. New York authorities apprehended a 23-year-old Queens man after he was allegedly seen dumping a body near an overpass. The man has an extensive criminal record and was set to be arraigned the night of Sept. 19. It is unclear whether he has retained criminal defense counsel yet.
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.