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What can I do to drop an Order of Protection in New York?
There are two types of Orders of Protection (OOP) in New York, usually referred to as a Full order and Limited order. The full order prohibits all contact of any kind (subject sometimes to family court orders) while a limited order of protection prohibits specific conduct (assaul... more...

Posted over 5 years ago.


Understanding the ACD in New York
Basic Overview: An ACD [Adjournment in contemplation of dimissal) also known in some locales as ACoD is a mechanism which allows for a postponement of a criminal case or summons with the understanding that if the accused fulfills certain conditions, all charges will be dismissed ... more...

Posted almost 6 years ago.


Better to be a prostitute than a masseuse in New York?
There seems to be a renewed interest by New York law enforcement in the world's oldest profession. This increase in arrests and prosecution has raised many questions in the sex trade industry about the difference bewtween "massages" and prostitution. More specifically, there is a... more...

Posted over 5 years ago.


The punishment for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in New York
Leaving the Scene of an Accident is governed by New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 600. Its consequences vary depending on whether anyone was hurt and whether the driver has a prior conviction for the same type offense. The good news is that it may not be a crime. If the d... more...

Posted over 5 years ago.


What can I do to get my criminal record expunged in New York?
One of the questions I am asked most frequently on this site and in generalis "How do I go about getting my misdemeanor/felony criminal record expunged?" It is incredibly frustrating because no matter how well this person has done with their life since their earlier legal trouble... more...

Posted over 5 years ago.