${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Are You facing a criminal defense or
securities dispute?
It pays to have experience on your side.
917-639-5370 / 877-388-6461
917-639-5370
877-388-6461
View Our Legal Services

criminal defense Archives

Tax crimes aren't due to accidental problems

There is a saying that there are only two sure things in life -- death and taxes. Well, some people end up trying to skirt by without having to pay taxes. This is a decision that usually doesn't end well. If you don't pay taxes or don't pay enough in taxes, there is a chance that you could face criminal charges.

Know about your right to have an attorney present

The right to have legal counsel present during questioning is one that is provided by the United States Constitution. You have to be sure that you invoke this right as early in your encounter as possible. This can help you to have as much protection as possible.

Think about how things are perceived as you work on a defense

Being accused of fraud is something that can lead to you facing criminal charges. You might be facing felony charges that demand that you take action to fight back against them. This is a sad situation, especially when the fraud is in connection with a business that you have worked hard to build.

Know when you can claim you don't recall something

Any questioning in connection with a criminal case is frustrating. Not only do you need to ensure that you are being truthful, you also need to ensure that you are protecting yourself. Many people think that they can just say that they don't recall certain things and that will be the end of it. While you do have that right, you have think carefully about doing this.

Know when to plead the Fifth

Facing any type of criminal charges means that you have to be careful about what you say and do. One of the reasons for this is that you have the right to avoid self-incrimination. This doesn't mean that the prosecutors have to ignore statements you make. In fact, if you do make incriminating statements, they can use them against you.

Know how your defense options impact your life now and later

Facing criminal charges of any sort can throw a wrench in the plans you made for your life. The difficulty of dealing with these situations is affected by the type of charge you face. Dealing with a misdemeanor isn't going to require quite as much effort as you would put into a fighting against a felony charge. This doesn't mean that you should just ignore a misdemeanor and let the chips fall where they may. Instead, you must take immediate action for any criminal charges.

The difference between violations, misdemeanors and felonies

Figuring out the New York criminal system can be pretty difficult if you aren't familiar with the terminology being used -- and being in a courtroom where everyone is throwing around words that are meaningless to you can be confusing and intimidating.

White collar crimes and similar crimes have significant penalties

In our previous blog posts, we have discussed some white collar crimes. In the most recent one, we discussed a securities crime case. In all of these cases, the defendants aren't automatically assumed to be guilty by the court. Instead, they have the right to present a defense against the charges in an effort to show that they aren't guilty.

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.