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October 2018 Archives

Has marijuana been decriminalized in New York?

New York is often on the cutting edge of change, but when it comes to marijuana, it is not too far ahead of the majority of states. According to The New York Times, marijuana is still very much illegal in that state except for a very strict medical marijuana law. This law is restricted to only 12 conditions that will qualify you for a medical marijuana card and it cannot be smoked or used in public. This is one of the toughest laws in the country.

What are some common types of white collar crime?

While white collar crimes are not usually associated with violence, they are still taken very seriously by law enforcement. Many types of offenses fall into this category, all of which are enacted in pursuit of financial gain by unlawful means. FBI.gov offers the following insight into common white collar crimes.

What tests are used to determine sobriety during a stop?

If you’re pulled over while driving in the state of New York, you may be given a field sobriety test. These tests are used to determine whether you’re driving while inebriated and may be given in conjunction with a breathalyzer (which calculates your blood alcohol concentration). AAA.com offers some insight into the standard tests utilized during a DWI stop.

Workers' compensation and your sports-related injury

Being part of a professional athletic team in New York is an accomplishment that you have trained for since your earliest days. The time, money and resources that you have poured into strengthening your talent have put you in a pivotal spot where you have an incredible influence to support your franchise by contributing to a strong team. At Villarini & Henry, L.L.P., we represent athletes who may have received injuries stemming from their involvement in professional sports. 

Does New York have the death penalty?

When someone is convicted of a violent crime, he or she faces some of the most severe punishments that the legal system can hand down. In some states, this means such a conviction could get you the death penalty. However, in New York, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, there is no death penalty.

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