Judges in New York and throughout the nation hear cases all the time that result in acquittals. In fact, some cases are dismissed before ever going to trial due to lack of evidence or because a particular defendant's rights were violated in the arrest process. There are also situations were false accusations are made, such as in incidents of alleged domestic violence. An experienced defense attorney knows just what to do to bring such matters to light in court.
Many New York residents face criminal charges at some point, although being accused of a crime is a far cry from a conviction. Especially in situations involving domestic violence allegations, the type of criminal defense presented often weighs heavily upon an ultimate outcome. Time will tell what the outcome of a particular situation will be, involving a mayor from upstate who is accused of repeated acts of domestic violence.
Facing allegations of violence and abuse can be a stressful and daunting process. Those accused of similar crimes may find it beneficial to prepare for legal proceedings by focusing on their defense. A 61-year-old man in New York has recently lost his job after he was arrested and accused of domestic violence for the second time in the past 10 months.
Allegations of abuse are serious in nature and carry severe penalties should a conviction be obtained. Although some domestic disputes may involve nothing more than a heated argument, others may unfortunately turn violent. Once a dispute becomes physical, causing injury to one party, the potential consequences increase significantly, especially if a minor is involved. A legislator is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at her place of residence in New York.
Many couples keep their affairs private, working out their troubles--and especially their legal issues--outside the public eye. However, that is not always possible for celebrities, and Jose Reyes is one example. After being accused of domestic violence, the former New York Mets player may have a difficult time returning to his old team.
Drug courts are a promising way to combat the prior insidious practice of incarcerating non-violent drug offenders who have an addiction problem. New York has long been a pioneer in the use of drug courts to eliminate or minimize drug charges filed against non-violent addicts. The program involves a rather aggressive intervention by treatment counselors, medical people, defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement agents and the courts.
A big drug sweep in which 18 persons were arrested culminated several months of an investigation by authorities in Rockland County. The accused individuals are facing various drug charges, including selling one or more of the following: cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs like oxycodone. Several small New York towns in the county were targeted by the Rockland County Drug Task Force over the past several months.
Everyone has domestic disputes, but the law steps in when the conflict becomes threatening to the security of one or more family members. Incidents of domestic violence in New York are often reported by neighbors in response to loud noise and arguing that signifies something is extraordinarily amiss. The incident is alternatively often reported by the victim of the assaulting behavior.
Law enforcement officers are human, and as such, they may encounter the same kinds of human problems and weaknesses as other members of society. It is not unusual to hear that assault and domestic violence charges have been brought against a police officer due to incidents in his or her personal life. While it's not an unusual event, an officer who is arrested for domestic violence in New York and elsewhere will possibly pay a severe price for the transgression, depending on the severity of the facts.
The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act is a bill that was introduced in 2011 and is still being debated in the New York legislature. The Act recognizes that a major path to incarceration for many women is through the violence cycles of domestic abuse. Many women have ended up in prison after saying no to continuing acts of domestic violence by a spouse or domestic partner.