1. Understanding Controlled Dangerous Substances

    Felony drug charges are a very serious matter, and there is a lot of official terminology involved in the judicial process related to these matters. If you’ve been charged with drug possession, distribution, or manufacturing, it helps to be familiar with classifications of drugs in our state, and …Read More

  2. What Should You Do When Arrested?

    Being arrested is unlikely to be on the daily agenda for most people, however, untimely arrests happen each day in our state. In fact, according to recent statistics released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, nearly 479,000 individuals were arrested in 2016 alone. Being arrested…Read More

  3. How a Felony Conviction Will Change Your Life

    After being accused of a crime, many clients come to our Chestnut Ridge office feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frightened. This is understandable given the prospect of a potential conviction that could impact a large part of their future. A felony conviction, in particular, can have far-reaching e…Read More

  4. Understanding Sexual Assault Charges in New Jersey

    In a previous article, we discussed the differences between simple offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. It might not surprise you to learn that rape or sexual assault can result in a felony charge in the state of New Jersey. Like many other felonies, the charge can vary in severity and comes with p…Read More

  5. An Introduction to Federal Crimes

    For many citizens, the U.S. legal system is a complex web of terminology and nuances that can be challenging to understand. To make matters even more complicated, within our legal system, there are numerous types of crimes that range in severity from simple offenses to more serious felonies. Some fe…Read More

  6. Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you’re facing a felony charge, you’re probably thinking about how to find a trusted criminal defense attorney to take on your case. However, it can be difficult to choose the right lawyer for your case, and be sure that he or she will have your best interests at heart. While it can be overwhe…Read More

  7. Defining Felony, Misdemeanor, and Violation in New York

    Being faced with a possible conviction can be horrifying, especially if you’re unsure of what your sentence might be and what to expect in the coming weeks. It’s best to always be educated and understand the differences between a felony, misdemeanor, and a violation and what the possible outcome…Read More

  8. What is a Class A Felony in the State of New York?

    In the state of New York, a Class A felony is serious and carries the highest penalties of any felony possible. While being convicted of a felony can be scary, the sentencing of this crime can cause you to be in prison for decades. If you’re facing a felony charge in New York, it’s vital to the …Read More

  9. What is a Class B Felony in New York?

    While a Class B Felony in New York State isn’t the absolute worst crime you can commit, it is quite serious and you could be facing serious jail time, as well as fines. Felonies will also be listed on your permanent record and the charge will affect you for the rest of your life. In this blog, we…Read More