Supreme Court Decides Historic Gun Possession Case - New York Gun Rules May Be in Trouble
On June 28, 2010, The United States Supreme Court decided McDonald v. City of Chicago, an historic gun ownership case. Read an article by New York Criminal Appeals lawyer Tom Theophilos about the meaning of the McDonald decision. If you have been charged with Criminal Possesion of a Weapon or charged with violating other gun regulations this could affect your case. Call 718-268-2171 to learn more.
New York Sentencing Assistant
Estimate New York sentences in criminal cases using our easy New York Sentencing Assistant. See what New York sentencing guidelines say about drug cases, robbery cases, assault cases and more. These guidelines apply in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, all of New York City and New York State. Search online New York Crime database.
Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms 2009
Read our overview of the new Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms of 2009. If someone you know is currently being prosecuted for a felony drug offense in New York, you need to know how the new laws will change the case. Also, anyone who is currently in prison on a sentence longer than 3 years for a felony drug case may be eligible to be resentenced. Consult with a criminal defense lawyer right away at 718-268-2171.
False Confession Victory
Don Murray successfully defended a man accused of stealing about $60,000 worth of lottery tickets. Mr. Murray's client had signed a written confession, but only after enduring hours of questioning and after the police made improper promises. The jury acquitted. Read an in-depth false confession case study of this remarkable case, and look at the false confession itself.
Non-Citizens Accused of a Crime
If you are not a United States Citizen, and you are charged with a crime, you face complex immigration issues on top of the problems associated with being accused of a crime in New York. Read this article about Immigration Consequences of New York Criminal Convictions.
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York - In-Depth review of airport gun cases, gun in car cases and search warrant cases in New York City. Queens County now has followed Brooklyn in creating a new Gun Court. Read article about new Gun Court in Queens.
Bench Warrants in New York City
Read an article providing information on New York Bench and Arrest Warrants issued in New York City and how to return yourself on a warrant.
New York Federal Criminal Lawyers
If you are being investigated by Federal authorities or have been arrested by Federal authorities you need a New York Federal criminal lawyer. We can help. Call us for more information about Federal Court, Southern District or Eastern District of New York.
Desk Appearance Tickets
If you have a desk appearance ticket for Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan or anywhere in New York City, this article will answer many questions you may have. Or for in-depth information about desk appearance tickets visit www.desk-appearance-ticket.com. This site is the most comprehensive source of information about Desk Appearance Tickets in New York on the world wide web.
If you need a New York Criminal Appeals Lawyer click here. Read a Guide to the New York Criminal Appeal Process, written by independent New York Criminal Appeals lawyer Thomas Theophilos. For more information about New York and Federal criminal appeals, visit Mr. Theophilos' website www.newyorkcriminalappealslawyer.com.
DWI Breath Test Information
Read Don Murray's analysis of the frequently asked question about DWI accusations: "Should I take the breath test if accused of DWI or should I refuse?" The answer may surprise you.
New York City Arraignment Video Series
Please watch the first in what will be a series of videos produced by Shalley and Murray about the New York City criminal justice system. This first video addresses the frequent question of how long it will take for a loved one to be seen for arraignment (first appearance) after arrest in New York City.