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May 13, 2024
How Does New York Classify Different Controlled Substances?

In New York, the approach to drug possession charges significantly hinges on how the state categorizes controlled substances. This classification system is crucial as it directly affects the legal ramifications, determining the severity of penalties that one might face. This comprehensive guide delves into the details of this system, aiming to shed light on its […]

April 4, 2024
Is It Possible to Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry in New York?

The question of removal from a sex offender registry in New York carries significant weight for individuals convicted of sex crimes. Being on such a registry can profoundly affect one's quality of life, limiting opportunities for employment, housing and impacting social relationships. New York law does outline specific criteria for removal from the sex offender […]

February 8, 2024
Can You Travel While on Probation in New York?

Understanding your rights and limitations while on probation in New York is critical, particularly when considering travel. Whether planning for business, visiting family, or embarking on a vacation, being aware of your legal standing can prevent unintended probation violations. Probation terms can significantly influence your freedom, including your capacity to travel both domestically and abroad. […]

January 4, 2024
Is It Possible to Get a DWI Charge Reduced or Dismissed in New York?

Facing a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge in New York can be an intimidating and life-altering experience. The potential repercussions—a tarnished record, hefty fines, or even jail time—can have long-lasting effects on your personal and professional life. However, the situation isn't always as dire as it seems. At The Law Offices of Michael J. Borrelli, […]

December 5, 2023
What Happens If You Ignore a Traffic Ticket in New York?

Receiving a traffic ticket in New York can be more than just a mere inconvenience; it can be a gateway to a plethora of challenges. Ignoring the summons might be tempting, but the repercussions of such a decision become clearer. Understanding the consequences of not promptly addressing a traffic ticket is key for any driver […]

November 10, 2023
Understanding New York's 2023 Bail Reform: What You Need to Know

Key Insights into New York's 2023 Bail Reform Legislation In the evolving landscape of New York’s criminal justice system, the 2023 bail reform is a significant milestone that Westchester County residents must be aware of. Here, we demystify the complexities of these changes and their impact on individuals facing criminal charges. 1. The Essence of […]

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