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New York Sex Crimes Developments You Should Know

New York Sex Crimes Developments 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 defense firm staffed with NYC sex...

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What You Need To Know If Police Want to Search Your House

What You Need To Know If Police Want to Search Your House

If there is a criminal case being built against you, the first place police usually search is your home or residence.  Events like the March 2020 shooting death of Breonna Taylor—an unarmed Kentucky woman killed while in bed—have put the spotlight on law enforcement. Many are asking about the legal way...

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Pulled Over In NY? Know 7 Quick Tips About Police Searches

Pulled Over In NY? Know 7 Quick Tips About Police Searches

The United States Constitution’s Fourth Amendment guarantees security against unreasonable searches, seizures, and interceptions. In cases where the police have probable cause, they must “describe the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  This requirement acts to...

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Immigration and NYC Criminal Defense

Immigration and NYC Criminal Defense

Undocumented immigrants who are arrested in the U.S. will first face criminal proceedings. Their top concern is typically whether or not they will go to jail if convicted.  But afterward, they will typically face additional civil proceedings in immigration court. This includes the possibility of...

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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 illegal weapons possession charges and now,...

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Three Tips on Gun Laws in NYC and NY State

Three Tips on Gun Laws in NYC and NY State

New York has some of the most intricate gun laws in the United States. You need a handgun license before you can make a purchase, and you then need licenses to carry and conceal a firearm in New York State. If you do not have those licenses, you may be fined and criminally charged. The founders of D’Emilia...

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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 themselves from aggressors. Each...

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Protests & Unmarked Cars: Know Your Rights If Arrested

Protests & Unmarked Cars: Know Your Rights If Arrested

Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. —  Georgia Congressman John Lewis (1940-2020) D’Emilia Law has received criminal defense questions from friends and clients about the arrests during the Black Lives Matter...

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Simple Truths About False Reporting

Simple Truths About False Reporting

The May 2020 video of a white woman calling the cops on a black man and claiming he was threatening her life during a verbal encounter at Central Park recently reached its first stage of legal consequences in New York.   The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office issued Amy Cooper, the woman in the...

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