Category Archives: Criminal Law

Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Jones Beach Concerts

New York State is targeting fake IDs and underage drinking at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre Operation Prevent is a multi-agency effort by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Field Investigation, the New York State Liquor Authority, the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies.  The agencies…
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New York State Eliminates Money Bail and Pretrial Detention in Most Cases

In a sweeping reform of current laws Bail and Pretrial Detention will be eliminated in most criminal actions in New York State effective January 1, 2020. Misdemeanors:      With the exception of misdemeanor sex offenses and criminal contempt for violating an order of protection issued in a domestic violence case money bail and pretrial detention…
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“Yes Means Yes” is the new law on New York’s college campuses

Students must obtain affirmative consent for every sexual act; being passive is not consent On July 7, 2015 New York enacted a new law that law requires colleges in New York State to adopt or implement: • A uniform definition of affirmative consent, defining consent as a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants…
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