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August 2013 Archives

New York officer faces criminal charges for alleged false report

There are accusations that are sometimes made against police officers alleging that they made false representations in their arrest report. In many of these cases, after a review of the facts, these allegations are showed to be unsubstantiated. However, in the recent arrest of a New York police officer, criminal charges have been brought as a result of allegations that the officer falsely represented facts after he arrested a photographer in 2012.

Pharmaceutical error allegedly caused 6-year-old�s death

The loss of a child is particularly devastating to mothers; in most cases, mothers do all that they can to keep their children safe from harm. Unfortunately, New York parents who do not have medical knowledge have to trust doctors and pharmacists to avoid deadly errors.

Fewer stops and frisk joined by drop in violent crime rate

As stop and frisk procedures have gone down dramatically in New York City in 2013, so has the rate for violent crime dropped. With the stops down by about half this year, there have been 27 percent fewer killings and 26 percent fewer shootings this year, in comparison to the same stretch in 2012. Those statistics militate against Mayor Bloomberg's assertion that the violent crime rate in New York City is declining because of the stops. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the simultaneous decrease in stops and in violence instead shows there's no relation between the two.

Boy who slips from New York roller coaster suffers injuries

One of summer's great joys for children in New York is visiting the amusement park in Coney Island to experience the kiddie rides. From carousels to little roller coasters, most children find the park to be great fun. Parents expect that as long as their child meets the height requirement necessary to comply with attraction requirements, there will be ample protections to keep the child safe. Whether the safety system consists of a seat belt, lap bar, or harness system, it should be tight enough to prevent a child from climbing off or falling before the ride comes to a complete stop. When an amusement park owner maintains dangerous property conditions resulting in a child's injury, the victim and family may have a premises liability claim.

New York drug crime: Over 2 dozen arrested at music festival

Officers working undercover at the Big Up Festival in New York arrested 27 people on various drug-related charges. They also confiscated a variety of drugs such as hashish, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Many of the accused are residents of our state, and the ages of those arrested range from 17 to 53. Anyone accused of a drug crime in New York may face potentially severe criminal penalties if he or she is convicted.

New York transit imposter sentenced on latest criminal charges

Only in New York could a repeat criminal offender become a celebrity hero of sorts. Since he was 15, this 49-year-old man has been illegally piloting the various vehicles of the New York public transit system, including buses and trains of all sizes and models. He's spent a lot of time in jail on criminal charges for it, but because he's never violent and does his thing with an affable flair, New Yorkers have come to love the guy.

Bride-to-be, best man killed in Hudson River boating accident

Drunk driving can cause deadly accidents, not only on New York's roads but also in its rivers and lakes. For this reason, people who cause fatal accidents often face criminal charges, and the victim's family members may also file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible.

Domestic violence arrests increase in State of New York

When couples argue disputes can become quite heated. Emotions usually are running high and people are not thinking reasonably during these times. This is how many domestic violence incidents end up occurring. Recently released crime reports show that there has been an increase in domestic violence in New York that affected over 85,000 victims.

New York man arrested for drug crime involving ice cream truck

Ice cream trucks are a hit with kids, but a recent crime in New York involving an ice cream truck shows that it may have more sinister uses. Undercover police recently arrested a Brooklyn man whom they say was selling drugs out of an ice cream truck in an area that is very popular with local families. If convicted of these drug crime accusations, the 20-year-old man could face up to 20 years in prison.

New York residents could face assault charge for child abuse

When it comes to abuse on a child, it is never okay. An individual charged with assault on a child can face harsh consequences if convicted. New York takes these types of charges seriously and legislators have recently passed a law that allows police to charge a person with a felony if they have a previous conviction.

New York doctor facing charges stemming from drug crime

It may be commonplace for New York residents to hear about a drug crime on the news or read about one through another form of media. When the crime involves a celebrity or a well known person in the community, people could take a special interest in the case. Recently, a local doctor has been charged with a drug crime.

East Harlem residents seeking more safety measures for pedestrians

When several pedestrian accidents occur frequently in a particular part of New York, local officials often react swiftly to enact safety measures. Pedestrian-crossing lights, warning signs, and a lower speed limit often reduce the number of pedestrian accidents, which can result in serious injuries or even death.

New York man accused of vicious assault that killed woman

It is every police officer's desire to be able to secure a confession from a defendant to solidify the strength of their case. These confessions are often secured while a defendant is in police custody. However, despite the belief that a confession was secured, looking into the details of the confession, along with an analysis of applicable New York law, may put into question that validity of the defendant's statements. In a recent arrest of a man for the assault and resulting death of his girlfriend, police claim to have secured such a confession although details of the confession remain sketchy at this time.

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    • If I get hurt on the job, what should I do? Tell your supervisor or someone in your human resources department immediately, and then get help with your injuries. It's imperative that you file a report about the accident with your employer, or you may be denied any disability or workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. Then, file your workers' compensation documents according to your company's guidelines. If you are turned down, give us a call to get your case assessed. We'll help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries on the job.
    • What should I do if I was injured on a construction site? You should take the same steps as anyone injured at any other job. File an injury report and file for workers' compensation benefits. If you are denied benefits or mistreated by your employer, contact our law firm immediately. Also, contact us immediately if your injury might have been caused by a party other than your employer such as a product manufacturer or another party on a construction site. You might have an underlying personal injury claim.
    • If medical treatment was unsuccessful or caused my condition to worsen, do I have a medical malpractice case? Not all instances of poor medical outcomes are medical malpractice. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific circumstances.
    • If injured in a police misconduct/brutality incident, what should be done? Get names of witnesses. Take photos of injuries. Get immediate professional medical attention. Contact our Bronx-based police brutality attorney today.
    • What actions should I NOT take when speaking with a police officer? Don't say, "I know my rights," "I'm going to file a complaint/sue" or "I pay your salary." Don't resist or fight if you're going to be arrested even if the cop is wrong, or he or she doesn't tell you why.
    • What should you do in the event of police misconduct/brutality? Note the date, time and location of the incident. Note — but do not ask for — the name, badge or car number of the officers involved. Note the physical description of the officers.
    • What should you do when confronted by a police officer? Stay calm and be courteous. Don't be rude or curse at the officer. Take off your headset or turn down your music. If asked, give your name and address. You don't have to answer any other questions. Tell the officer(s) that you would like to exercise your right to attorney representation.
    • Contact a civil rights attorney or group immediately. If criminally charged, don't speak until you've consulted a defense attorney. What steps should be taken after experiencing police misconduct/brutality?
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