On Nov. 28, a New York bodybuilder pleaded guilty to a high-level drug charge and holding his wife captive. As a result, he will spend a minimum of 18 years in prison. In November 2017, the defendant, a 39-year-old resident of DeWitt, was found to be in possession of...
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How does a drug conviction affect NY voting rights?
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Dec 3, 2018 | Uncategorized
If you face felony drug charges in New York, you likely have a variety of concerns. While mounting a good defense and limiting prison time are probably at the front of your mind, you cannot forget about your post-conviction civic life. You may wonder how a drug...
Federal felony fraudulent use of a credit card
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 30, 2018 | Federal Crimes
Fraudulent use of a credit card in New York can be a federal crime if it involves interstate commerce. Chapter 15, Section 1644 of the United States Code contains provisions defining fraudulent use of a credit card. A person who knowingly uses or attempts conspire to...
The contents of the First Step Act
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 27, 2018 | Criminal Defense
For those who have been charged with crimes or are currently in federal prison, the First Step Act could make their lives easier. Individuals who have homes or family members in New York would be required to be incarcerated within 500 miles of those homes or loved...
Former sports radio co-host convicted of fraud
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 16, 2018 | White Collar Crimes
Former sports radio co-host Craig Carton was convicted of fraud in a New York court on Nov. 7. Carton told reporters after leaving the Manhattan federal court that while he was disappointed in the verdict, he respected it. Carton's lawyers are planning to appeal the...
Former TV star could be jailed on fraud charges
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 9, 2018 | White Collar Crimes
New York officials have announced that former TV star Shannade Clermont from the reality show "Bad Girls Club" has pleaded guilty to charges of felony wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said that Clermont attempted to make...
New York man admits to running fentanyl ring
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 1, 2018 | Drug Crimes
A 30-year-old New York man faces a custodial sentence ranging from 10 years to life after admitting to being the leader of an Elmira-based fentanyl ring. The man entered guilty pleas to conspiracy, drug possession and drug distribution charges in a Monroe County...
How does bail work in New York?
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Nov 1, 2018 | Uncategorized
No matter where in the United States you are, bail allows people to stay out of jail until the court decides on their case(s) while providing an incentive to not flee before the trial date. Some have been vocal regarding New York's bail system because it can...
Two Utica men arrested after cocaine found in vehicle
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Oct 26, 2018 | Drug Crimes
On Oct. 12, New York State Police troopers arrested two Utica men on drug charges after allegedly finding a large amount of cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Troopers pulled over the vehicle for multiple violations at approximately 9:02 p.m. in Ardsley,...
Police chief charged with taking painkillers from drop box
On Behalf of Law Offices of Samuel Gregory, P.C. | Oct 10, 2018 | Drug Crimes
The chief of police of a New York town was arrested and charged with a federal drug crime on Oct. 5. If convicted, he could face up to one year in federal prison and be slapped with a $100,000 fine. According to local media reports, the defendant is accused of taking...
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