The Legal Rights of NY Human Trafficking Victims

The Legal Rights of NY Human Trafficking Victims

Criminal Conviction Vacatur Law Expanded New York became the first state in 2010 to enact legislation allowing trafficking victims to vacate criminal convictions resulting from their trafficking. The law at the time only provided for vacatur of certain prostitution charges and other sex-related offenses. While sex trafficking is the most discussed form of human trafficking, […]

Woman Not Guilty Of Enticing A Minor To Have Sex In New York

Woman Not Guilty Of Enticing A Minor To Have Sex In New York

An Ohio woman was acquitted of charges that she enticed a 15-year-old Jamestown, New York boy to have sex with her. An indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York charging defendant, Priscilla Vogelbacher, with the following: From in or about November 2018 until in or about June […]

Charged With a Crime? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Charged With a Crime Don't Make These Mistakes

Were you charged with a crime? Don’t make these mistakes to ruin your criminal defense claim. Contact our Buffalo lawyers to get started now. Steps in a Criminal Case Criminal prosecution follows four basic steps. Arraignment is when a defendant is brought before the judge and assigned an attorney. The defendant’s charges are read and […]

4 Criminal Defense Tips

4 Criminal Defense Tips

Did you get arrested and need legal help? Check out these 4 criminal defense tips for guidance, then give our Buffalo lawyers a call today. 1. The Steps in a Criminal Case Criminal prosecution follows four basic steps. Arraignment is when a defendant is brought before the judge and assigned an attorney. The defendant’s charges are […]

Abandonment of a Kid

Abandonment of a Kid
Did you or a loved one get arrested and have questions about the abandonment of a kid? Watch this video, then give our Buffalo a call today. This is a Class E felony chargeable against the parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a child under the age of 14 who intentionally abandons that child. [...]

Sealing Your Criminal Record

Sealing Your Criminal Record
Were you arrested and have questions about sealing your criminal record? Watch this video, then call our Buffalo lawyers for a legal review. [/vc_column_text] As an experienced Buffalo Criminal Lawyer, clients often ask me whether their criminal records will be sealed and if so, how to seal your criminal record. Certain records are automatically sealed, [...]

Types of Assault

Types of Assault

Were you arrested for assault and have questions about the types of assault you can be charged with? Contact our lawyers today for help. First Degree Assault in the first degree is a Class B felony. Assault in the first degree means that, in the commission of another felony – or in flight from one […]

Plea Bargaining in Buffalo

Plea Bargaining in Buffalo
Have you or a loved one been arrested and have questions about plea bargaining in Buffalo? Watch this video, then give our lawyers a call today. Most criminal cases are resolved via plea bargaining with a prosecutor’s consent prior to a verdict or a guilty plea. By entering a guilty plea through a bargaining agreement, [...]

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have marijuana convictions expunged from their criminal records under New York’s new marijuana laws effective March 31, 2021. About 107,000 convictions will be automatically expunged. A conviction on your criminal record is normally permanent. Marijuana convictions can lead to the denial of various applications, including  Section 8 housing […]