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When Is Property Forfeited In New York Criminal Cases?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

When most people face criminal charges in New York, they are concerned about two things: incarceration and fines. However, there is actually another potential consequence that many individuals overlook. This is the forfeiture of property. If the authorities believe that your property was illegally or fraudulently obtained, they may order that you forfeit this… Read More »


Can You Go to Jail For Threatening A Teacher In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

It is only natural for parents to be concerned about the education their child is receiving. But what happens if you go a little too far in your criticism of their teachers? What happens if you threaten your child’s teacher? Could you go to jail? In the current political climate, there are many subjects… Read More »


Colombo Crime Family Suffers Major Blow In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On September 14th, it was reported that the 10 members of the Colombo crime family had been charged with a wide range of offenses, including labor racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, money laundering, and other offenses. The Department of Justice is claiming that the “entire administration” of the crime family could have been taken down, which… Read More »


What Is The Penalty For Possessing Precursors In New Jersey?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The popularity of shows like Breaking Bad has made it clear that even average citizens with relatively little scientific knowledge can manufacture methamphetamine. However, these individuals need the right supplies to produce this drug, and some of the most important supplies are known as “precursors.” Some of these precursors can be obtained legally, while… Read More »


Man Caught Packing Cocaine Into Shipments Of Chili Peppers

By Phillip J. Murphy |

You can charge drug smugglers with many offenses, but you can never accuse them of lacking creativity. A federal court in Brooklyn recently sentenced a man to 13 years after he was caught packing cocaine into shipments of chili peppers. Apparently, the practice of hiding drugs in shipments of produce is a relatively common… Read More »


Is Hoarding PPE Illegal In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

During Covid-19, many savvy entrepreneurs have adapted to the changes in the economy, offering New Yorkers valuable services in the face of the pandemic. Companies have suddenly started selling masks en masse, and various types of sanitization equipment have become highly sought after. But could you actually experience legal consequences for trying to profit… Read More »


Questions Raised Over Traffic Cameras In Buffalo School Zones

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you are facing charges for a traffic violation in New York, one of the most important steps is to gather evidence. But what happens if the evidence used against you is unreliable? Questions are being raised about traffic cameras in Buffalo’s school zones, and local New York lawyers are beginning to point out… Read More »


Penalties For Real Estate Money Laundering In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Like so many major cities around the world, New York is an attractive real estate market. Some individuals are simply attracted to the Big Apple because of its various attractions, while others see its real estate market as an opportunity to launder large sums of money. Real estate has emerged as one of the… Read More »


All The Ways You Can Lose Your License In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In New York, your license can be suspended for a number of different reasons. For those of us who are just trying to earn a living and get from point A to point B, a suspended license can be incredibly frustrating. It can also lead to economic losses if we are unable to continue… Read More »


What Is Embezzlement?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

You may have heard the term “embezzlement” before, but do you know what it actually means? For many people in New York, this is just another one of those legal terms that we have only a vague understanding of. Essentially, embezzlement is a type of fraud. If you have been accused of embezzlement, you… Read More »

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