Probation violation

handcuffs and probation

The criminal justice system in New York often takes a heavy-handed approach to probation violations. Anyone convicted of a VOP, or a violation of probation, can face a heavy fine and incarceration for the duration of their original sentence. Probation vs. parole Although often confused, the two conditions are not the same. Parole is an…

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Heroin possession

drug crimes

On March 10, 2016, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and New York City Police Commissioner confirmed the indictment of 20 defendants for their individual roles in two drug trafficking organizations responsible for distributing heroin and PCP in Manhattan and the Bronx. Detectives executing the search warrants seized, among other things, 14 kilograms of heroin, 14…

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Criminal Tax Fraud

tax fraud crime

Last July, John Cisneros, who prepares taxes, was indicted for preparing fraudulent returns and defrauding the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Cisneros, who was charged in New York State Supreme Court, faced several counts, including Criminal Tax Fraud in the First, Second, and Third Degrees. He is said to have prepared more…

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