November 2019 Archives

New York police confused hemp with marijuana

Drug charges in New York are not unbeatable. As it turns out, some of them do not have the merit that police and prosecutors think they have when they are levied. One recent case is showing the limits of field tests for narcotics and other illicit substances limited or prohibited by New York law.

Possession of prescription drugs can be a crime

You've probably seen the public service announcements on television. One family member goes to the doctor and receives a prescription for what ails them. That individual discontinues the use of the medication before they've finished the bottle. Another family member gets hurt, and instead of going to the doctor, decides to open up the medicine cabinet and take whatever is in there. You should know that taking a medication without it being prescribed to you is illegal.

Worried about a conviction? You may be able to appeal

Everything seemed to go smoothly during your criminal case. There wasn't much evidence against you, and you felt that you had a great defense. Strangely, you were convicted. You worry that someone on the jury may have been racist, that a mistake was made or that other issues led to this outcome.

Man facing weapons charges now faces bail violation

There are a lot of legitimate reasons to carry a firearm in the State of New York. Concealed carry permits and special licenses open up a lot of possibilities for people to carry weapons for self-defense or hunting. But this is far from a free pass if the safety of nearby people is unduly threatened.

A concealed carry permit doesn't allow you free rein in New York

New York state is classified as a may-issue state by the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). This means that concealed weapons permits are left up to local law enforcement agencies including court systems and county sheriffs to make such decisions.

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