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Bronx teen called 'good kid' facing assault charge over shooting

Too often, people who were born and raised in difficult circumstances and underprivileged areas are the most likely to get in trouble with the law. That doesn't mean that they are necessarily guilty of the crime with which they were charged. Sometimes they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Understanding the insanity defense

Those accused of violent crimes may be interested in the insanity defense, but it's important to understand that the media attention this option receives makes it seem far easier and far more common than it is in reality. The insanity defense applies to very few cases and can be very difficult for the defense to prove because most juries and judges are skeptical of the defendant's sincerity when the topic of the insanity defense comes up.

In New York, a sex crime conviction has many and long-lasting repercussions

While individuals who face any type of criminal charges would be wise to take such charges seriously and consult with a criminal defense attorney, those who are facing charges related to a crime of a sexual nature face some of the harshest of all criminal penalties.

Another student rape alleged at a Bronx school

For the second time in recent months, a Bronx school has been the scene of alleged sexual violence. This latest case involves a 15-year-old girl and a young man who is a 19-year old senior at a charter school in the Bathgate area. The young man was charged with raping the girl in an empty classroom at Bronx Preparatory High School on Nov. 18.

Man accused of robbing convenience store

On the morning of Sept. 12, a New York man was taken into custody after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a convenience store in Binghamton. Authorities in Broome County received a report about the incident shortly after 1:30 a.m. Detectives were able to locate the accused man, and they reportedly interrogated him about the event.

New York man accused of assault using a hammer

A New York man was taken into police custody on Aug. 25 after he and an unidentified accomplice were accused of beating another person on Aug. 23. According to the report, the man was charged with assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree harassment.

Implications of police brutality in New York

Police brutality has become a significant concern, especially in the aftermath of a video clip posted on July 17. The video shows officers of the New York Police Department using an apparent chokehold to restrain a 350-pound man after he was accused of the illegal sale of cigarettes. The man's death shortly after the incident was determined to be a homicide.

New York man detained in deadly bar beating

Police have detained a New York man in relation to the death of a patron at a Staten Island bar that occurred in the early hours of June 10. Police responded to the bar at approximately 3:30 a.m. after receiving an emergency call and discovered a 46-year-old man lying on the ground outside. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.

No murder charges in Bronx street altercation

Prosecutors in the Bronx charged a 19-year-old man with assault in a case that resulted in the death of a tourist. Prosecutors reviewed surveillance footage of an altercation outside of a local deli and concluded that the facts did not warrant a homicide charge. The teenager was held in custody after a judge set bail at $5,000 on the misdemeanor assault charge.

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    • Q: I've been injured — now what? A: First, see an experienced doctor. Your injuries should be taken care of before you even consider making a claim against someone for causing them. Make sure you are receiving top-quality health care. Keep all information from medical visits — good records of your injury and your treatments are vital for your case if you decide to pursue legal action. Then, call us to schedule your free consultation.
    • How long can I wait before I file a claim for my personal injury? You should seek help with your claim immediately. Depending on the state you live in, most cases must be filed within four years of the accident, but the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you build a strong legal claim. If you've been denied Social Security or disability benefits, your appeal must be filed soon after you receive your denial notification. Call us for assistance and an assessment of your case.
    • I was in an accident without insurance. Can you help me? We would need to assess your case. Our assessment might lead us to conclude that the vehicle you were driving was at fault, or perhaps the road conditions were hazardous. We would also need to assess all of the claims against you as the alleged negligent driver. Call us today for your free assessment.
    • A giant commercial truck/semi hit me, and I was injured/my children were injured/other people in my car were injured. What can I do? Large trucking companies have teams of lawyers at the ready to help them minimize payment or avoid paying you for the damage their driver caused you. You need to call us to help you get what you deserve from the company for your injuries, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and any injuries to people riding in your car. To protect your rights, an independent investigation must be executed as soon as possible.
    • 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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