Category Archives: Criminal Defense

New Legislation Affecting Juveniles

New Legislation Affecting Juveniles

As a result of new legislation effective October 1st, 2017, the vast majority of cases involving 16 and 17-year-olds will be heard in Family Court and not in Criminal Court. Youth cases heard in the Family Court will be processed pursuant to existing Juvenile Delinquency (JD) laws which includes the opportunity for adjustment. They will […]

What You Should Know If You’re Accused Of A Crime

What You Should Know If You're Accused Of A Crime

© 1998 – Joyce B. David, Attorney at Law INTRODUCTION People exposed to the Criminal Justice System for the first time often feel like they’re in a foreign country with strange rules, procedures and language. This handbook is geared to the state system in New York, but many of the general principles apply to other […]