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New law allows for sealing of old criminal offense records

A hopeful law went into effect in New York State on Oct.7. It allows for the sealing of criminal conviction records in specified circumstances. Both private attorneys and public defenders can file the paper work on behalf of clients. The conviction for a criminal offense must be at least 10 years old. Some types of offenses are automatically prohibited from relief.

Search of apartment results in drug charges for 3 in New York

Law enforcement agencies across the nation employ a variety of tactics in the pursuit of stemming the flow of drug activity. In some cases, these investigations may culminate in the search of a home, and if illegal narcotics are found, those who reside within could be left facing criminal charges. Three men have reportedly been arrested and are facing drug charges following the recent search of an apartment in New York.

1 facing drunk driving charges after crash at construction site

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a stressful and intimidating experience. A conviction for similar charges carries serious consequences, which may only become more severe should an accident occur, especially if another party suffers injuries in the process. A 28-year-old man is facing several charges after he was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving following an accident involving a construction worker in New York.

Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for 1 in New York

In many cases, a routine traffic stop may involve little more than a warning or a small monetary fine. In others, the consequences could be significantly more severe, especially if authorities suspect the driver of involvement in drug-related activity. A 28-year-old man is currently facing numerous drug charges after he was recently arrested during a traffic stop in New York.

Hit-and-run collision leads to drunk driving charges for 1 man

A 62-year-old man has recently been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a recent motor vehicle accident in New York in which he allegedly fled the scene. Leaving the scene of a collision is never advisable, and may only increase suspicion of wrong-doing among investigating officers. Individuals who are accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances may find it beneficial to seek guidance as soon as charges are filed.

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