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Recent Posts in Violent Crime Category

  • 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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  • What Should I Do if Someone Accuses Me of Rape?

    || 14-Sep-2013

    If you have been accused of rape, it is essential that you get immediate legal representation from a New York City criminal defense attorney. Rape is an extremely serious charge and is a felony offense in the state of New York. A criminal conviction for rape could lead to between 18 months to 25 years in prison in a conviction, based upon the facts in the case. A conviction often requires ...
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  • What Qualifies as Kidnapping in New York?

    || 31-May-2013

    For many people, kidnapping is assumed to be a crime with the same penalties for every case. In fact, there are many different definitions and classifications of kidnapping, ranging in penalties if the accused is found guilty. Being informed on the different degrees and consequences of kidnapping is important, especially if you have been accused of a similar crime. At Hochheiser & Hochheiser, ...
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  • 8 Shot During "National Night Out Against Crime"

    || 9-Aug-2012

    The national anti-violence event, "National Night Out Against Crime," took place on August 7, 2012, prompting the Mayor of New York, law enforcement officers, several district attorneys, and various other city residents to take to the streets in an effort to support the anti-violence campaign. Amidst the celebratory event, however, eight people were shot and injured on the streets of New ...
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