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Deep Legal Insight Keeps NYC Client From Jail For Drug Charges

Deep Legal Insight Keeps NYC Client From Jail For Drug Charges

D’Emilia Law’s skepticism of police procedure at a traffic stop led to a favorable resolution for a client accused of drug possession Challenge: Our client was a young man in his 20s from the Dominican Republic who resides in New York City. He is a loving son who supports his mother, but also has an arrest...

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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 the defendant’s behalf. The bail or...

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Understanding How 30.30 Motions Can Impact Your Criminal Defense

Understanding How 30.30 Motions Can Impact Your Criminal Defense

The NYC Criminal Defense lawyers of D’Emilia Law saw firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted New York’s legal and judicial system. Its impact on the ability to conduct a speedy trial is one of D’Emilia Law’s top concerns, as many clients’ cases were affected. If you were (or are) criminally charged...

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NY Criminal Records Sealing: What You Should Know

NY Criminal Records Sealing: What You Should Know

The NYC criminal defense firm of D’Emilia Law often receives questions from clients about criminal records and how to seal or remove them. We will address some of the most commonly asked questions here and provide some updates. Could you explain the difference between expungement and record sealing? An...

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Understanding the Stages of NYC Criminal Defense Cases

Understanding the Stages of NYC Criminal Defense Cases

While every criminal defense case is different, most follow a similar path in the NY legal system.  Every defendant should have a basic knowledge of criminal procedure in the event they are ever arrested or need an NYC criminal defense lawyer. Even if you have never been arrested before, this...

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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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