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Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • After an Arrest, Should I Tell the Police My Side of the Story?

    || 20-Sep-2013

    At Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, we understand that nothing is more frightening than the time following an arrest. Most of our clients never expected that they would find themselves in trouble with the law, but the unfortunate truth is that it could happen to anyone. For this reason, we encourage you to keep a few simple tips in mind if you, yourself ever have a run-in with the law. The way ...
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  • Is Public Intoxication Illegal in New York?

    || 18-Sep-2013

    While many states throughout the U.S. uphold laws against public drunkenness, it is not a crime to be publicly intoxicated in New York; however, it is important to understand that this only applies to alcohol-related impairment. New York Penal Code § 240.40 states that it is a violation to appear in public while under the influence of narcotics or a drug other than alcohol "to the degree ...
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  • The Difference Between DWI & DWAI in New York

    || 16-Sep-2013

    If you reside in the state of New York, it is possible for you to be charged with a number of different alcohol-related offenses. Among these include driving while intoxicated (DWI) , driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and zero tolerance violations. Each crime ranges in severity, meaning that you could expect to face varying legal penalties. For example, driving while intoxicated is prosecuted ...
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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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  • How Do I Defend Myself Against Cyber Crime Charges?

    || 11-Sep-2013

    Cyber crimes are criminal offenses committed using a digital device, such as a computer, tablet or smart phone, or the internet. Some of the most well-known and publicized cyber crimes are identity theft and credit card theft and fraud. Some commonly charged cyber crimes include computer tampering, unauthorized use of a computer, cyber-harassment, accessing or distributing child pornography, ...
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  • How Would You Waive Your Right to an Appeal?

    || 4-Sep-2013

    When an individual is charged with a criminal offense in New York City, he or she has certain legal rights afforded by state and federal laws. There are specific actions, however, which could lead to your rights being waived with or without your prior knowledge. Should that occur, you could find yourself facing charges much more serious than is warranted, being convicted of a crime you did not ...
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