Assault & Battery
Although assault and battery are frequently charged together, they are actually two separate offenses. Assault refers to threatening violence against another person, or attempting to inflict violence against them. On the other hand, battery refers to the act of making actual physical contact with the victim as in hitting the person or punching them, or worse
Burglary is frequently referred to as breaking and entering, and it is a criminal offense that is typically associated with theft. While it's not necessary to actually walk away with stolen goods, simply breaking and entering with the intention to commit a crime or any felony offense such as robbery or murder would suffice.
In America's never-ending war on drugs, virtually any kind of activity with a controlled substance has been criminalized. Such criminal offenses associated with controlled substances include: possession, cultivation of marijuana, distribution, importation, and trafficking to name a few. Since prescription drugs are controlled substances, there are numerous crimes connected with them as well such as "doctor shopping" or selling your prescription to someone else.
There are a broad range of controlled substances ranging from Heroin to LSD, marijuana, Xanax, pain killers, pseudoephedrine and everything in between. How one is prosecuted will depend upon the type of drug, the quantity, what they intended to do with it, and their criminal record. Even possessing drug paraphernalia is a criminal offense which is punished to the full extent of the law.
It is against the law in all 50 states to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater. After the initial arrest, if the driver fails to schedule a DMV hearing within 10 days, then their driving privileges will be suspended automatically, regardless if they were guilty of drunk driving or not.
Under New Yorks "three strikes" laws, felonies are nothing to be laughed at. If you are facing a first or a subsequent felony charge, it's critical that you get the assistance of an attorney from our firm without delay. Having an attorney fighting to get your felony charges reduced, if not dropped can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case, thus improving your chances dramatically.