Criminal Defense Procedural Law in New York

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Criminal Defense Procedural Law refers to the body of law that ensures that each case brought to court is treated justly. In our guide to New York criminal procedural law, understand what rules govern the police and the appointed judges.

  • ContentStop and Frisk Law in New York - How Can It Affect My Case?

    The stop and frisk laws are in contention because of privacy and rights against discrimination in various cities in the state of New York, and this has led to the ban of the activities by police officers. The courts viewed these actions as unconstitutional per the equal protections granted under the Fourteenth Amendment.

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  • ContentWhat are the Fifth Amendment Rights?

    Established to prevent a suspect from self-incrimination during the arrest and throughout the criminal process, the violation of a person’s Fifth Amendment rights can have a catastrophic outcome on the case. If you believe that your rights have been violated, or you want to learn more about your rights given by the U.S. Constitution, don’t wait any longer to talk to a legal professional.

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  • ContentKatie's Law May Change New York's Approach to DNA Sample Collection

    If you are convicted of a violent crime in the state of New York, you are required to provide a DNA sample to authorities.

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  • ContentSupreme Court Narrows Right to Remain Silent

    In early June, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the parameters of the Miranda decision (requiring the familiar warning that begins "You have the right to remain silent."), asserting that criminal suspects must now explicitly state to police that they're invoking their right to remain silent. Dissenting justices wrote that the decision turns Miranda "upside down."

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  • ContentKnow Your Legal Rights in the Criminal Process

    Failure to understand one’s legal rights can lead to self-incrimination, false confessions, eyewitness misidentification and wrongful convictions. Having an attorney can avoid the above negative consequences, all the while protecting your legal rights throughout the criminal process.

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