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January 2014 Archives

Bitcoin Exchange exec faces drug crime charges in New York

Bitcoin has taken center stage as a potentially unique way of monetizing goods and services. However, one New York CEO of a Bitcoin exchange company, BitInstant, is being accused of drug crime charges and money laundering on an illegal website known to drug users. Whether these drug crime allegations will stick will depend upon a number of factors, not the least of which is a thorough look at the underlying facts.

Man from Southern Tier of New York charged with drug possession

There is often more than meets the eye when it comes to drug possession charges. That is one of the reasons it is so inherently critical for anyone who is accused of drug possession to make sure his or her rights are followed to the letter of the law. No doubt that will be a key factor for a man from the Southern Tier of the state of New York who has been accused of having drugs, drug selling equipment and weapons in his possession.

Lawsuit filed against gas station for dangerous conditions

When a customer sets foot on the property of a business they intend to patronize in the Bronx, they do so with the assumption that the owner has done everything in his or her power to provide for the safety of those entering the business. This not only includes removing any obvious hazards inside the store like liquids on the floor or faulty fixtures, but also potentially dangerous things in the parking lot.

Police brutality and assault claims made against New York cops

It can be very difficult to be a police officer, as every move can be misinterpreted. Additionally, many people are quick to point fingers against authorities, accusing them of assault and brutality. That's what happened to several New York state cops who are now at the center of an assault case.

Infamous New York escort booker charged with drug crime

When former New York Governor Spitzer was caught in a call girl scandal in 2008, one woman's name came to the forefront: Kristin Davis. Davis said she provided escorts for Spitzer. Now, she's the one in the public eye, as drug crime charges have been filed against her. As she fights against these accusations, the press is having a field day because of her association with the salacious Spitzer activity.

1 dead after car accident in New York

Chances are you’ve probably heard it said that car accidents often happen close to home in the Bronx. This seems like it wouldn’t be true since car accidents occurring from driving in a strange neighborhood or drowsy driving on a long trip would seem more likely. However, we may tend to get complacent with the familiarity of our neighborhoods and don’t pay as much attention as we should while driving through them. Also, close to your home is most likely where you do the most driving, so the chances are higher that you’ll get in a car accident near home at some time. This is why it is so important to always wear a seat belt and pay close attention to the road no matter where you are.

New York driver faces drug possession charges after police stop

A police stop in the central region of the state of New York has led to charges of drug possession against a local man. Though the case is being written in the press as if it is cut-and-dry, it will be interesting to see what happens after all the evidence is culled and evaluated. After all, drug possession is a serious crime, which is one reason why every person accused of it is entitled to fair and impartial proceedings according to the strict tenets of our criminal justice system.

Motorcyclist collides with pedestrian, killing both

With the large number of pedestrians in the Bronx, it is important that drivers always keep an eye out for them. After all, pedestrians have just as much right to cross the street as automobile drivers have to drive on them. Because serious injuries and even death can occur when a car collides with a pedestrian, it is important for motorists to take driving seriously and always maintain a proper lookout.

Pair arrested in New York on drug possession and other charges

Being accused of drug possession is a serious crime, and if convicted, an individual could spend a significant period of time incarcerated. That's why it's so important to look at every aspect of a drug possession charge. In a New York incident that happened recently, a thorough investigation will no doubt turn up more information than has been given to the media.

New York driver pleads not guilty to drunk driving charges

A drunk driving charge is not to be taken lightly, especially if it is compounded by other charges. That is why it's so critical that any drunk driving case be fairly considered from all angles. One case that has just hit the papers in New York has resulted in a "not guilty" plea by the defendant, who is accused of driving while intoxicated as well as potentially being charged with other crimes.

9 hospitalized after cab collides with bus

Passengers on a bus have the right to feel safe and comfortable with the driving abilities of the driver. Because of the unique nature and handling of commercial buses, bus drivers in the Bronx are required to undergo specialized training on how to safely operate them. This can ensure that the driver has the tools necessary to operate the bus safely. However, because of the actions of other drivers on the road, in some instances there is nothing a bus driver can do to avoid a collision.

Teens face assault allegations in New York attack

It's no secret that the media has given preference to all the "knock out" assault incidents that have happened through the country. It's certainly understandable, especially when the victims of such "games" were elderly persons. However, it's also important to understand that not every assault has such clear-cut motives, and that those who are accused of such crimes are not necessarily guilty of what they are charged. That's why it will be interesting to see what happens when they catch the group of teens alleged to have hurt a man in New York.

Some fans of Phish may battle drug crime charges in the new year

Phish fanatics who wanted to support their favorite band during a New Year's Eve celebration in New York could end up facing drug crime charges. According to reports, police who were both in uniform and plain-clothed infiltrated the crowd in search of drug users. As a result, more than 200 Phish enthusiasts were nabbed as having been part of some sort of drug crime activity.

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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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