Governor Suspends Statute of Limitations After Hurricane Sandy

New York City and Long Island residents are spending a great deal of time nowadays reorganizing and recovering after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The last thing they need is to worry about the possibility of being prosecuted for something for which they were investigated months or even years ago. Because of an executive order […]

Multiple DWI Offenses Could Lead to Permanent License Loss

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new restrictions to make life tougher on New Yorkers with multiple Driving While Intoxicated convictions — their entire lives. The new rules permanently revoke the driver’s licenses of people convicted of multiple DWI offenses. Before the law changed, if a driver’s license was revoked for DWI offenses, the driver could […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Recent Stop-and-Frisk Appeals

July in New York has been an eventful time concerning the controversial stop-and-frisk procedures taking place. Although the practice has been in effect for some time now, added controversy has arisen recently with two felony gun convictions stemming from an initial stop-and-frisk being overturned by a New York Appeals Court. The Appeals Court ruling was […]

Drug Prohibition Will Lead to the Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is unofficially upon us after details were released on the shocking news story about a Florida man who, after taking synthetic bath salts, became psychotic and began eating the face of a homeless individual. From a scene right out of the AMC show The Walking Dead, officers were forced to shoot Rudy […]

Queens Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Proposal to Broaden NY Rape Laws

After a highly publicized and emotional court proceeding that led to a 75-year sentence for ex-cop’s role in the sexual assault by gunpoint of a Inwood teacher, there have been calls to broaden New York State’s rape laws. This includes both the Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. Although the offender had […]

College Student to Receive Rehab After Drug Bust on New York Campus

A Columbia University student was caught in a campus drug bust late last year when trying to sell $5,000 worth of marijuana to an undercover police officer. He faces one year of drug treatment rather than prison time, however. After successfully completing the treatment, this student will have the opportunity to withdraw his plea and […]

iPhone and iPad Theft in Queens and NYC on the Rise this Holiday Season

This holiday season, the New York Police Department (NYPD) pushed a two-pronged strategy to combat the growing rates of theft for the popular iPad and iPhone products. Undercover NYPD officers on MTA subways worked to apprehend offenders for allegedly stealing the electronic gadgets from passengers. Other offenders were arrested for criminal possession of stolen property […]

Queens DWI Lawyer Comments on Man Arrested for Wearing “I’m A Drunk” T-Shirt and Ironic Crash

Last week, a 22-year-old Long Island man was taken into custody by Suffolk County police officers in one of the most ironic drunk driving cases New York has seen lately. The man was wearing a black shirt that read “I’m Not an Alcoholic – I’m a Drunk – Alcoholics Go to Meetings.” The man hit […]

16 Officers Indicted in Most Recent NYPD Police Misconduct Scandal

The NYPD has been in the news quite a bit this month, with the revelation of widespread fabrication in several Queens drug arrests, treatment of protesters during Occupy Wall street, and close attention to selective stop and frisk in light of allegations of racism. The recent culmination of a three-year investigation has also revealed roughly […]

New Drug Charge Fabrication Testimony Reveals Widespread Police Corruption in Brooklyn and Queens Narcotics Squads

In 2010, Maximo and Jose Colon were cleared of falsified drug charges made by Detective Stephen Anderson and Officer Henry Tavarez, NYPD narcotics officers. Video tape revealed that the alleged cocaine deal never occurred, furthering the case in the Colon brothers favor. The two brothers later received a reported $300,000 in a tax-payer funded settlement. […]