Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested

If you have been accused of a crime or arrested, it is easy to make a mistake that could significantly impact your ability to defend yourself in court. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Here are five ways to protect yourself if you get arrested by the police: Continue reading “Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested”

Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law

This past April, New York passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which made marijuana legal to purchase, sell, and possess within the state. In addition, the law also expunged many criminal sentences for possession of the drug. However, that does not mean that it is now a free-for-all when it comes to pot in New York, and there are certain regulations New Yorkers should be wary of. Here are seven things you should know about marijuana legalization in New York: Continue reading “Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law”

Five Possible Consequences of a DUI

One of the most serious potential traffic offenses that someone can be arrested for is driving under the influence (also known as a DUI). In New York, this is split up into two types of offenses: driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI), with a DWI being more severe than a DWAI. If you are arrested and convicted on a DUI charge, you could face numerous potential consequences, including the following: Continue reading “Five Possible Consequences of a DUI”

Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights

Even if you have never been involved with the police in real life, chances are you are at least passingly familiar with the Miranda warning, which police officers are supposed to tell you when you get arrested. This warning, which tells criminal suspects about their basic constitutional rights, is considered an essential part of the law, but the public often misunderstands their Miranda rights. Here are five things you should know about your Miranda rights, just in case you ever have a bad encounter with the police: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights”

Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Every American citizen has a fundamental right against self-incrimination thanks to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which is often referred to as the right to remain silent. Many people are under the impression that exercising this right only makes things worse, though, and will gladly talk to the police, unaware of the potential consequences. However, even people who are completely innocent should consider exercising their right to remain silent, and here are five reasons why: Continue reading “Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent”