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Living in New York, you gotta be aware of the criminal laws – otherwise you could end up in some serious trouble without even realizing it! I’m here to break it all down for regular people like you and me. I ain’t no fancy lawyer, just a local trying to help out.
There’s a whole book of criminal laws in New York called the Penal Law. It’s got all kinds of legal mumbo jumbo divided up into articles and sections. Most folks don’t have the time or need to read through all that. The key things to know are:
The more serious the crime, the higher the penalties. Felonies can get you years in prison. Misdemeanors months in jail. Violations just fines and such.
Some of the most common crimes prosecuted in NY:
Possession, sale, trafficking of illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, meth etc. is against NY law. Charges and penalties depend on the type and amount of drug. Small amounts for personal use can be a misdemeanor. Large amounts or selling can be a felony.
When you intentionally hurt someone, like punching or kicking them. Can range from misdemeanor to felony assault depending how bad the injuries are.
Taking someone else’s property without permission. Includes shoplifting, pickpocketing, employee theft, etc. Charges based on value of property taken. Under $1,000 is petit larceny misdemeanor. Over $1,000 is grand larceny felony.
Illegally entering a building to commit a crime inside like theft. Charged as various degrees of burglary felony.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Misdemeanor for first offense with fines, license suspension, alcohol education. Felony for repeat offenses or if someone gets injured.
Forced sexual acts without consent. Rape, molestation, and other sex offenses are felonies. Penalties very severe.
If you get accused of a crime, there are some defenses that might get the charges dropped or reduced:
Having a good lawyer who knows these defenses is key!
The criminal laws are always evolving. Here are some important recent changes:
Staying up to date on the laws is important so you know your rights and can get a fair shake if accused.
Dealing with criminal charges is scary. But don’t panic! Here are some tips:
Having a criminal record ain’t no joke. It can really impact your life and future. So take any charges seriously and protect yourself. We all make mistakes sometimes – focus on learning from them and moving forward.
And remember, I’m rooting for you! Us regular folks gotta stick together and stand up for our rights. We may not know all the legal mumbo jumbo, but we know right from wrong. This too shall pass.
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