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Plea Bargain Consequences

Plea Bargain Consequences

If you’ve been charged with a crime, the prosecution may offer you a plea deal. Depending on the circumstances, a plea bargain can provide you with specific benefits such as a lesser sentence — and the certainty of knowing what your penalty will be. But no matter how...

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What is a Miranda Warning?

What is a Miranda Warning?

Every individual is afforded certain rights under the U.S. Constitution when arrested and taken into police custody. One of the most important requirements that law enforcement must follow is providing a “Miranda Warning.” The name of this notification comes from the...

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How Jumping Bail Hurts Your Criminal Defense

How Jumping Bail Hurts Your Criminal Defense

A critical stage of a criminal defense case is being released from jail while your trial is pending. This is known as being “bailed” or “bonded” out of jail. Bail is the fee a defendant must pay in order to stay out of jail, whereas a bond is posted by someone else on...

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New York Sex Crime Laws and Updates You Should Know

New York Sex Crime Laws and Updates You Should Know

Criminal charges related to sex crimes and sex offenses are among the most serious in New York State.  As former NYC district attorneys, we prosecuted numerous sex abuse cases for more than two decades. We have seen how the laws evolved regarding sex crimes. As a...

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Three More Tips on Gun Laws in NYC and NY State

Three More Tips on Gun Laws in NYC and NY State

We presented three tips about gun laws and ownership in New York in last week’s Insights installment. Our visitors and social media followers were inspired and sent us some follow-ups that we are happy to address. D’Emilia Law’s founders spent decades prosecuting...

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Self-Defense in NY

Self-Defense in NY

Understanding how self-defense is governed in New York is critical for residents and visitors. D’Emilia Law has successfully defended against criminal charges of assault, manslaughter, or even murder by demonstrating clients faced immediate danger and had to protect...

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