Many people do not realize just how much they stand to lose with a drug trafficking conviction. Now that the opioid crisis has become a national epidemic, many doctors and pharmaceutical representatives find themselves playing Russian roulette with their careers and...
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Founder of drug company accused of bribery
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 28, 2019 | Federal Crimes
According to prosecutors, the founder of a drug company that sold powerful drugs gave cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. As a result, use of fentanyl spiked, causing addiction and even death for many users. While this is just one component of the current...
Judge rules that cops can’t force people to unlock their phones
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 22, 2019 | Criminal Defense
In a historic decision that might just signal how the law is catching up with modern technology, a California judge ruled that the government does not have the right to force individuals to open their phones using their biometrics. Citizens of New York will be glad to...
Do New York misdemeanor charges add to inequality?
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 15, 2019 | Criminal Defense
Although the term "misdemeanor" applies to minor offenses, these charges play a considerable role in the U.S. criminal justice system. According to one expert, misdemeanor allegations and the sentences that often come with them only worsen the inequalities in American...
Wrongful convictions remain a serious concern
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 10, 2019 | Criminal Defense
A wrongful criminal conviction may be the worst nightmare for many defendants in New York. Still, innocent people are convicted on a regular basis. In fact, one study estimates that 6 percent of cases may end with wrongful convictions. Some of these miscarriages of...
Terms to know regarding drug charges
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 6, 2019 | Uncategorized
Drug charges are serious and can come with strong penalties. If you are facing such charges, you should try to build the best defense possible. Understanding the process and its important aspects can be vital in building your defense. In doing so, there are a...
Child pornography laws in New York
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Jan 2, 2019 | Federal Crimes
People accused of crimes related to child pornography may face New York state charges as well as federal charges. Under the New York Penal Code, Article 263 defines offenses involving the sexual performance of a child. These crimes include production, distribution,...
Understanding possession with the intent to distribute
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Dec 28, 2018 | Drug Crimes
Possession with the intent to distribute is a serious charge that can lead to prison terms and fines. However, in order for a New York resident to be charged with this crime, three conditions must be met. The first condition is possession. Typically, possession occurs...
What to learn from Bernie Madoff
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Dec 18, 2018 | White Collar Crimes
New York residents and others may remember that Bernie Madoff was taken into custody in December 2008. He was sentenced to 150 years in prison after being convicted of perjury and other felony charges. Madoff ran a Ponzi Scheme, in which investors put money into a...
The difference between tax fraud and negligence
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Dec 11, 2018 | Federal Crimes
According to the IRS, about 17 percent of taxpayers don't follow the tax code in a given year. However, less than 1 percent of taxpayers are convicted of tax fraud or other tax code violations annually. This is because not all violations of the tax code are the same....
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