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Defending against auto theft charges in New York

Being accused of stealing a car or another type of vehicle in New York is obviously very serious, and it should not be taken lightly. If found guilty, you will be charged with grand larceny resulting in a felony. This means that you could serve between one and 25 years in prison, depending on the value of the property you stole and your prior convictions.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, gets life in prison

'El Chapo' Guzmán has been chased by federal agents for many years. As a Mexican cartel leader, he has notoriously smuggled more than $12 billion worth of drugs into the United States and is responsible for bloodshed as part of his pursuits.

The long-term consequences of a criminal record

When accused of a crime, many people become worried about the possible consequences that a conviction will have in the near future. For example, they may worry about being subject to a fine, being banned from participating in a certain activity (such as driving) for a certain amount of time or about the effect that the conviction will have on their reputation.

Who gets arrested for shoplifting?

If you are facing charges for shoplifting, you are certainly not alone. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), roughly 27 million shoplifters live here in the United States, which works out to about one in every 11 individuals. Within just the last five years, over 10 million people were arrested for allegedly shoplifting.

Don't bother lying when applying for a job with a criminal record

If you're facing criminal charges, it is important to think beyond the immediate consequences and consider the big picture. Even after you have paid your fines and/or served your time behind bars, that conviction may impact your life. If the offense stays on your permanent record, for instance, it can make it difficult or even impossible to find a job in your chosen field.

Claiming self-defense in an assault charge

If you have been accused of an assault in New York, you are probably feeling worried about the potential consequences of the accusation. Being charged with any type of assault can lead to life-changing consequences for your entire future. That's why it is important that you take action to defend yourself.

Negotiating a plea bargain in New York

If you have been accused of a criminal offense in the state of New York, it is likely that you will be feeling overwhelmed and confused. Facing criminal charges can feel like a lot to handle. But it is important to understand how you can work to possibly minimize the charges. Many defendants in the state of New York have the opportunity to negotiate a plea bargain -- but there are numerous things that need to be considered before you start.

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