Arthur in the News

New York may raise the age of criminal responsibility this year

New York is considering raising the age of criminal responsibility for most crimes from 16 to 18.
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Understanding the truth about eyewitness testimony

Eyewitnesses are often used in investigations but science and new evidence points out that they are often inaccurate.
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Why hire an attorney after a DWI arrest in New York

The risk of steep financial penalties, points on driving records, time in jail and more make working with an attorney after a DWI arrest a wise choice.
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What factors affect the legality of a dog sniff at a traffic stop?

A new decision by the United States Supreme Court limits the ability of police officers to use a dog to sniff the outside of a vehicle during a traffic stop.
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New law in New York City gives hope to those with criminal records

A new law in New York City, the Fair Chance Act, prohibits most employers from asking applicants if they have been convicted of a felony.
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Innocent man released from prison after serving 25 years

Studies show that eyewitness identification is unreliable and is responsible for sending a number of innocent people to prison.
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Insider trading may be redefined if Supreme Court hears case

The Supreme Court is being asked to review a case that could lead to major changes in how insider trading is prosecuted.
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Breath test refusal laws in New York, the basics

If you refuse a breathalyzer in New York, you had better be ready for a punishment.
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DUI convictions in New York: A breakdown of penalties and cost

DUI convictions in New York come with harsh penalties, including potential jail time.
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Mandatory minimum drug sentence reform still faces challenges

In recent years the United State Department of Justice has substantially reduced its reliance on mandatory minimum sentences, especially when prosecuting low-level drug offenders.
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Identity theft is high on the radar of New York law enforcement

The consequences of a conviction for identity theft are serious and charges should be vigorously challenged.
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Making sure the Miranda warning actually helps

People who face criminal charges should understand how they can get protection from the Miranda warning—and how it may hurt them.
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A twist on intent: U.S. Supreme Court reverses wife’s chemical weapons conviction

What started out as a telenovela-style plot of revenge: A wronged wife placed two deadly chemicals upon her husband's mistress's doorknobs, mailbox, and car, hoping to make the woman sick.
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