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New York’s “Crimes of Poverty”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In just the first three months of 2017, the New York Police Department arrested more than 4,500 people for fare evasion and 90 percent of them were black or Hispanic. In 2016, young black men between the ages of 16 and 36 made up half of all fare evasion arrests even though they represent… Read More »

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New York City Settles Infamous Kalief Browder Civil Rights & Wrongful Death Case

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In late January, New York City reached a $3.3. million settlement with the family of Kalief Browder, the young juvenile who spent three years detained at Rikers Island without even been tried or convicted after being accused the theft of a backpack at the age of 16, and who also spent most of that… Read More »

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Therapists Arrested In New York For Billing Fraud Demonstrate Severity of These Charges

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On October 4, eight therapists were arrested in New York on federal billing fraud charges for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from developmentally disabled children by billing for services that were never provided between 2012 and 2018. According to reports from federal prosecutors, the fraud included forcing the names of parents or… Read More »

Driving Another’s Car Without Permission in New Jersey: What are the Consequences?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Earlier in August, 47 year old Eduardo Huaman of Bergen County was given permission by his boss to retrieve items from the company’s work van. After gaining access to the vehicle, he apparently drove away in it and Mr. Huaman’s former supervisor called the police to report the vehicle stolen. Shortly after the report… Read More »

Larceny vs. Burglary: Low-Value Theft Can Land You a Felony Charge

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As we discussed earlier this year, larceny is a term that applies to several different crimes. In general, larceny charges result when a person has in some way wrongfully taken or kept something that belonged to another person. Stealing something is considered larceny and the theft will be considered petit larceny, chargeable as a… Read More »

Theft: Not Just for Property

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Previously we wrote on the concept of theft and the many laws tied to theft. As you may now know, the various forms of theft can largely be affected by the nature of what is being stolen. This is especially true of property since the value of the property may be able to either… Read More »

Nothing Grand About Larceny Charges

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Stealing something seems like a fairly straightforward act. Most people would likely consider this theft and leave it at that. However, the law is not quite as simple. The taking of someone else’s property can take the form of many different crimes under the law. When you are charged with a crime, the distinction… Read More »

Crimes that can Lead to a Larceny Charge

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Larceny is a general term that encompasses a variety of criminal acts. If you or someone you know has been charged with larceny, it is necessary to immediately inquire into the specific allegations raised. Some common offenses that may lead to a larceny charge include theft of property, writing bad checks, acquiring lost property,… Read More »

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