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Find information and criminal law articles – from drug possession and drug crimes, to domestic violence, assault, theft, DUI and more. Read our past blog posts for educational articles, FAQS, and legal information by Matthew Hug – Criminal Defense Lawyer serving the Albany / Capital Region in Upstate NY.

Drug Possession: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

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There are six different degrees of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and the higher counts carry with them withering penalties. This is true, despite the growing change in popular opinion that stiff prison sentences for drug possession are too … Read More

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I have been convicted of petit larceny and received a letter from an attorney for Walmart demanding that I pay a civil penalty, must I pay?

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If you have been convicted of the crime of petit larceny (an “A” misdemeanor), you may be unlucky enough to receive a letter from an attorney demanding payment for the items allegedly stolen, in addition to a civil penalty. Walmart … Read More

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Proving Drug Conspiracy – US Circuit Court of Appeals Reduces Government’s Burden of Proof

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In United States v. Anderson, the Second Circuit of the US Court of Appeals has significantly reduced the burden of proof regarding drug conspiracy and possession charges. In Anderson, a case decided by the Court on March 4, 2014, the defendant was … Read More

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New Crimes Created by the New York State SAFE Act

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A number of new crimes were created with the passage of the SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) when it was passed by the New York State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Criminal possession of … Read More

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Can Police Search My Home Without A Warrant?

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US Supreme Court Further Erodes Protection Against Searches of Your Home without a Warrant On February 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court made it even easier for police to search the homes of citizens without a warrant. The distinct issue … Read More

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