After someone has been arrested in New York City, one of the first things they discuss with a criminal defense attorney are the sentencing possibilities they face if convicted on the charge. Unfortunately, answers to these types of questions are not always as clear as everyone would like them to be.
July 2019 Archives
Retired prosecutor Robert Morgenthau recently died just 10 days short of what would have been his 100th birthday, but his mark on New York City is likely to last well into the future. One of the longest-serving public prosecutors in U.S. history, he built a reputation for taking on mobsters, politicians and people accused of white-collar crimes.
There are reportedly “reservoirs of records” on NYPD databases that one national publication notes city cops and other investigators “shouldn’t be able to see.”
Back in the day, it was a short trip from Kew Gardens to Shea Stadium in order to see the New York Mets play. One of the best and brightest reasons to make the jaunt in the 1980s was Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Along with slugger Darryl Strawberry, Gooden led a Mets resurgence that culminated in their seven-game World Series triumph over the Boston Red Sox in 1986.
Although domestic violence was akin to a taboo subject and often shielded from public view in past generations, that is far less the case these days. Indeed, home-linked abuse is now – and has been for some years -- a hot-button topic in New York and nationally, with law enforcers being typically quick to act and aggressive in their follow up when responding to a contact for help.
Here’s a quick and common response from individuals in New York City and across the state and remainder of the country to the above-posed blog headline: I don’t know why.