A New York prosecutor in the high-profile murder trial of an 11-year-old boy has revealed that a witness saw someone who was not the accused entering the boy's home minutes before he was murdered. On trial for the murder is the boyfriend of the boy's mother despite no forensic evidence tying him to the case. The man allegedly seen entering the house was an ex-boyfriend of the mother.
If you have been following our blog, you know that having a drug charge on your criminal record can create obstacles in seeking out future employment, educational opportunities or housing. This is why it is so important to contact a knowledgeable attorney should you be accused of committing a drug crime. Defense attorneys are able to provide valuable advice regarding mounting a successful challenge to charges filed because they remain educated on legal precedents that may impact court proceedings.
When a New York resident is charged with a crime, there are three areas of negotiation that a defense attorney may potentially use if the prosecution has strong evidence. These areas include charge bargaining, sentence bargaining and fact bargaining.
New York rapper Desiigner, whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby, was released without bail on Sept. 10 after being handed two misdemeanor counts of drug possession and menacing. The charges for alleged drug crimes were a result of a 'road rage" incident that occurred on Sept. 8. Though a witness claimed that the rapper pointed a gun at him, Selby was not handed any weapons charges.
In New York, a BBQ fork- and knife-wielding man is facing harassment, robbery and grand larceny charges after allegedly robbing a livery driver in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood on Aug. 31. According to prosecutors, the 19-year-old passenger relieved the cabbie of his debit card, cell phone and keys before allegedly carjacking the 41-year-old man's 2006 Lincoln Town Car. Sources indicate that the incident took place in the vicinity of an apartment building on Stagg Walk shortly after 5:30 a.m.
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Three New York hospitals have agreed to pay a $2.95 million settlement for charges of Medicaid fraud after violating the False Claims Acts. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals along with their former venture Continuum Health Partners stood accused of failing to repay improper billings within the legally required 60 days. The inaccurate charges totaled over $844,000 from 444 claims between 2009 and 2010.