You received a subpoena to testify as a witness in a criminal case in New York. Should you disregard it? Probably not.
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.
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.
*** A June 7, 2018 Court of Appeals decision relates to the original blog entry.
The Penal Law defines "switchblade" as: "any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife."