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New York student killed in car accident

Authorities are still investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old female college student. The New York student was majoring in political science and was a member of the sorority, Kappa Delta. In response to the fatal car accident, the university is offering counseling services to those in the community.The accident took place on a recent Friday afternoon. According to reports, the student was attempting the cross the street and was walking behind another person when she was struck. Upon an initial investigation, authorities determined that the driver had swerved in an attempt to steer away from hitting the other individual, but ended up striking the student. Sadly, the student was pronounced dead, and her organs are being donated.At this time, authorities have not charged the driver. The [...]

New York student killed in car accident2014-08-29T00:00:00+00:00

Fighting back against charges of white-collar crimes in New York

Being charged with a white-collar crime in New York can tarnish your reputation in your workplace and community for years to come, even if you are found not guilty." No one deserves to be portrayed as guilty before the outcome of the case is known. HoweverIn general, white-collar crimes are based on some sort of deception or cover-up in order to benefit financially. What are some types of white-collar crimes? White-collar crimes include extortion, fraud, identity theft and embezzlement, just to name a few. A conviction can result in fines, a prison sentence, restitution and parole. These are consequences that any person will strive to avoid, particularly if they are not guilty of the charges against them and have a reputation to uphold.In the end, each person is innocent until [...]

Fighting back against charges of white-collar crimes in New York2014-08-27T00:00:00+00:00

New York woman dies in drunk driving accident

A woman was killed in a recent accident that happened in Brooklyn. She was a passenger in an apparent drunk driving accident that, according to the police, had more than one intoxicated driver. New York authorities have charged two motorists in this matter.The accident happened on a recent Sunday morning, and according to reports, a 32-year-old woman was a rear seat occupant in a Nissan sedan that was traveling in the eastbound direction. The driver apparently tried to turn left at an intersection, but her vehicle collided with a Chevy Camaro. The impact ripped apart the back of the Nissan, and the off the roadway and into some parked cars. Authorities do not know if the woman was ejected from the vehicle or if she suffered head trauma within the [...]

New York woman dies in drunk driving accident2014-08-25T00:00:00+00:00

New York criminal trial process: a brief overview

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. After all, many people in New York do not have experience with the judicial system before having to face a courtroom. All of this could make going through a criminal trial incredibly stressful, especially if the accused is not guilty of the charges against them. For these reasons, it is important to have a basic understanding of the criminal trial process.In general, the first step in the criminal trial process is selecting a jury. A pool of potential jurors will be created and the judge, usually along with the prosecuting attorney and the defense attorney, will ask the potential jurors questions. Depending on the juror's answers, some will be dismissed, leaving a jury of one's peers. In New York, this [...]

New York criminal trial process: a brief overview2014-08-21T00:00:00+00:00

New York woman accused of stealing $3,000 from town

A recent post here discussed the differences between various theft crimes. This information is important, especially in light of a recent story about a woman who is being charged with larceny in the third degree.A 75-year-old New York woman accused of stealing town funds has been charged with larceny in the third degree. The woman allegedly stole more than $3,000 from the Cayuga County town of Springport. She was the town tax collector. The missing funds were allegedly stolen between January 28 and March 18.Larceny is a serious crime. According to the New York Penal Code, a person can face criminal charges of third-degree grand larceny if that person is accused of unlawfully taking property worth more than $3,000. Third-degree grand larceny is a class D felony.Felony crimes are taken [...]

New York woman accused of stealing $3,000 from town2014-08-14T00:00:00+00:00

New York man allegedly drunk at the time of auto accident

A man was allegedly driving under the influence when he was involved in a recent car accident in Suffolk County. The auto accident injured two people in a head-on collision, and one is in serious condition. The New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated and was detained overnight.Reports indicate that the man was headed east on a local roadway early on a Saturday morning. His Chevy Malibu crashed head-on with a Toyota sedan that was headed west. The Toyota driver suffered only minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. A 21-year-old female occupant in the Toyota suffered serious injuries and was also taken to the hospital. There were four other occupants in the Toyota, but the exact details of their conditions have not been reported.The [...]

New York man allegedly drunk at the time of auto accident2014-08-14T00:00:00+00:00

Woman accused of drunk driving after being struck by motorcycle

Accusations of driving while intoxicated can come with serious repercussions in New York, if one is convicted that could affect the accused for months or years to come. That is why it is important to understand these types of charges, so one can wage a defense against them.Recently, a fatal crash lead to DWI charges for a 59-year-old New York woman. A 45-year-old man was reportedly riding his motorcycle, when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with an automobile that was waiting at a red light. According to police, he then struck a second automobile driven by the accused. The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. The accused reportedly remained at the scene of the accident, and now faces DWI charges.All of these penalties could have [...]

Woman accused of drunk driving after being struck by motorcycle2014-08-07T00:00:00+00:00

Car accident that killed 8 people results in settlements

One of the most common causes of severe injuries and death are auto accidents. This is true for this case in which 8 were killed in the tragic New York car accident. Lawsuits were filed and, recently, settlements were reached for undisclosed amounts.The accident was reportedly caused by a wrong-way minivan driver. Back in 2009, a woman was on her way home, but for some reason, she ended up driving in the wrong lanes. She traveled for two miles until she ended up crashing into an SUV in a head-on collision. The aftermath of the crash left multiple people dead, including the driver of the minivan and her 2-year-old daughter.Three men were also killed along with three other children. An autopsy was performed of the minivan's driver, and it reportedly [...]

Car accident that killed 8 people results in settlements2014-08-07T00:00:00+00:00

New York couple and daughter killed in car accident

A 20-year-old man was recently arrested. He faces multiple charges regarding a car accident that killed two people and injured an 11-year-old. New York authorities are still investigating this incident.According to reports, the man was operating in a dangerous manner while three underage children were in the vehicle with him. He dropped the passengers off at a fast food restaurant and then reportedly proceeded to drive in the wrong lane. One of the vehicles forced off the road to avoid an impact was a police cruiser. A police chase eventually ensued, the man reportedly crashed into a Honda and the occupants were trapped in the vehicle until rescue crews extricated them.Sadly, the driver of the Honda was declared dead at the scene. A 38-year-old female occupant was flown into a [...]

New York couple and daughter killed in car accident2014-08-02T00:00:00+00:00

New York law on larceny, robbery and theft

Many New Yorkers have heard larcenyAs defined under New York law, larceny is the wrongful taking of property from another with the intent of depriving someone else of the property, whether the accused intended to keep it or transfer it to someone else.The big distinction between larceny and robbery is that robbery involves force or threat of violence, while larceny does not. Thus, larceny can involve many different types of property crimes. Even wrongfully keeping someone else's lost property can be considered larceny if the person intends to deprive the true owner of the property - either permanently or for so long a period that its worth is significantly damaged for the true owner. Likewise, embezzlement and certain types of fraud can also fall under the umbrella of larceny.In addition [...]

New York law on larceny, robbery and theft2014-08-01T00:00:00+00:00
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