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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • What If I Accidentally Downloaded Child Pornography?

    || 28-Apr-2014

    If you are worried about facing charges of child pornography possession after accidently downloading an image or video onto your computer, a New York City criminal defense attorney from Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP may be able to help. We are both former prosecutors, who have since dedicated our careers to defending people against the criminal charges and penalties they face. Child pornography ...
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  • What Constitutes a "Hate Crime" Under New York Law?

    || 25-Apr-2014

    According to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a hate crime occurs whenever an individual commits a crime against another individual, property or group as a result of his or her alleged bias or hatred towards the apparent race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, gender identity or any other characteristic represented by that individual, ...
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  • Could I Be Charged with Tax Fraud Over an Honest Mistake?

    || 22-Apr-2014

    The tax auditors with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are specifically trained to detect instances of tax fraud. Claiming dependents you do not have, keeping two different sets of financial records, using a fake or fraudulently obtained Social Security number, submitting false receipts or altering checks to try and increase deductions are all examples of ways people have tried to defraud the ...
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  • What Qualifies as Resisting Arrest in New York?

    || 21-Apr-2014

    Any time an officer tries to place you under arrest or take you into police custody for a suspected crime, you could find yourself facing additional charges and penalties if you attempt to resist the arrest. Many people are unaware of what qualifies as resisting arrest here in New York, and they do not understand the effect their actions could have on their criminal case. Violence or outright ...
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  • What If I Was Coerced Into Giving a Confession?

    || 18-Apr-2014

    If you were coerced into giving a confession, you are probably wondering how to find a criminal defense attorney in New York City who you can trust to help you avoid the serious penalties of a conviction. Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser is a well-known criminal defense firm based in New York City. We have more than 60 years combined legal experience and are committed to advocating on behalf of ...
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  • Dan Hochheiser's Client is Cleared of Shoplifting Charges

    || 2-Apr-2014

    Attorney Daniel Hochheiser was recently hired to represent a Venezuelan tourist who had been wrongfully accused of shoplifting at Macy's. The woman claimed that she had been handcuffed, detained for hours, urged to sign a confession and even pay a fine of $500—all while her 12-year-old son waited for her in the store, unaware of where she had gone. She was then charged with a misdemeanor ...
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