In a decision that could impact the rights of drivers in New York and nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases involving whether states can charge suspected drunk drivers with a crime for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. The court announced its decision on Dec. 11.
A trader who allegedly lied to investors about the prices of mortgage bonds has had some of his convictions overturned. The 3-0 decision was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York on Dec. 8.
There are several violent crimes that individuals may be charged with in New York. Murder in the first degree is a charge brought in connection with an intentional killing where any one of several aggravating factors is present. These factors include taking the life of a police officer or killing an individual during the commission of a crime. Second degree murder in New York can be committed in one of five ways.
New York residents may have heard that a married couple was convicted of defrauding NASA on Nov. 20. The accused individuals are a 53-year-old engineering professor at Lehigh University and his wife, a 41-year-old doctor of physics. The pair owns a startup company called ArkLight that was allegedly used to commit fraud.