Being convicted and sentenced for a crime is no guarantee that a person will not run into further legal trouble. The case of a former surgeon currently serving time in a New York prison is evidence of that. The former orthopedic doctor is now facing felony charges regarding allegations that he committed fraud following a prior arrest on a separate matter and while serving a sentence for the conviction that was handed down in that case.
UFC giant Conor McGregor is known for his rowdy, often rambunctious disposition. Traditional boxing fans throughout the world have come to know more about this man since his $30 million-guaranteed fight against boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. From this point forward, he may also be known as the superstar fighter who got arrested on felony charges for supposedly inciting a brawl with other fighters in New York.
Most New York banks have systems in place to identify suspicious financial transactions. For instance, most banks hire workers to scrutinize incoming transactions to watch for possible money laundering activities. Federal prosecutors say the system at one bank based in another state was insufficient and that the bank tried to conceal the deficiencies from regulating bodies and prosecutors. U.S. Bancorp has since agreed to pay more than $600 million to avoid prosecution for felony charges in connection with the situation.
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.
Three teenagers have recently been arrested and accused of multiple crimes following an alleged string of automobile thefts in New York. All three face numerous charges, including grand larceny and criminal trespassing, the penalties for which are severe if a conviction is obtained. Those accused of similar crimes might choose to prepare for legal proceedings by seeking guidance from a criminal defense attorney.
Until very recently, New York was one of two remaining states in the nation that charged some teens accused of crimes as adults, and punished them thusly upon conviction. All that changed on the evening of Friday, April 7, 2017 in a move that will have some definite – and hopefully positive – effects on the criminal defense of 16 and 17-year-olds. Not only will the process change for future teens facing charges, but the legislation also deals with their relocation from jails and prisons -- where the youths are currently being held -- to a more suitable facility.
Felonies are considered more serious than misdemeanors and typically involve mandatory jail time. This may paint a rather dire picture for any New York individuals facing felony charges, but when it comes to criminal charges, there are also different degrees and classes of these crimes. For example, one New York woman has been charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, which is a non-violent crime considered a class E felony.
Even when they are non-violent, felonies are considered the most serious types of crime, and while the sentencing for anyone convicted may vary depending upon the type of crime committed, they are generally subject to prison sentences of longer than one year. For this reason, the knowledgeable legal counsel of an experienced defense attorney can prove invaluable when someone has been accused of any type of felony. One such New York man will undoubtedly wish to secure such legal counsel, as he is currently facing a number of felony charges.
Two New York men were arrested on Jan. 18 after allegedly being caught by police with fake bank debit cards and forged driver's licenses. The men are now facing a number of felony charges for these and other accusations. They are currently being held in the Westchester County Jail.
Nancy Wiener, a prominent New York antiquities dealer, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 18 on accusations of trafficking in illegal and stolen antiquities. She is now facing felony charges of criminal possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Authorities believe that she illegally sold millions of dollars' worth of stolen artifacts obtained from international looters and smuggled into the country.