You received a subpoena to testify as a witness in a criminal case in New York. Should you disregard it? Probably not.
An order of protection is a court order that directs one person (the "subject") to avoid behavior directed at another person (the "protected person"). For example, an order of protection might direct John Doe not to communicate with Jane Doe.
There is no single crime called "domestic violence" in New York. Domestic violence is a category of crimes, known as "family offenses", allegedly committed between “members of the same family or household”.
What happens when the NYPD arrests you?
From first police contact to Criminal Court arraignment – learn what to do, and what not to do.
A law passed in 2017 raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18. Many provisions of the so-called Raise the Age Law go into effect October 1, 2018.
The long-overdue legislation will shield many 16- and 17-year-olds from the stigma of criminal convictions that would otherwise follow them for the rest of their lives.
Here are 8 important features of New York's Raise the Age Law:
The purpose of the no-DAT policy is to get you "arraigned" by a judge right away, so the judge can issue a temporary order of protection ("TOP") before you're released from custody.