Handcuffs laying on top of a pile of money, a concept of grand larceny.

Is Grand Larceny a White Collar Crime?

New York has a longstanding reputation of being a hotbed of financial crimes. New York City represents a global financial capital and thus, New York City prosecutors on the state and federal level are particularly sensitive to potential financial crimes being committed. Prosecutors in New York have continued to crack down on financial crimes. This […]

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Criminal defense attorney meeting their client to discuss charges.

Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

Innocent until proven guilty is the cornerstone of the U.S. criminal justice system, but it often does not feel like it. Prosecutors carry the burden of proving that a defendant is guilty of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest threshold to meet, as well it should be since a person’s life […]

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H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021

USCIS announced they will implement an electronic registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. This electronic registration process begins on March 1, 2020.  Under the new policy, employers will need to complete a registration within the period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. Electronic Registration only requires the basic information […]

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Heiferman & Associates gives an overview of tax evasion.

Tax Evasion

People do not serve time for making simple errors or omissions on their tax returns. The IRS understands the U.S. tax code is complex, to say the least. An error in filing your taxes is not a crime. Purposefully hiding income, under-reporting income, or claiming deductions you are not actually entitled to, however, is a […]

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Heiferman & Associates, PLLC gives an overview of what is involved in New York field sobriety tests.

Field Sobriety Tests

New York saw 5,857 people injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2016 alone. Needless to say, the state takes Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases very seriously and the sentence for those convicted often reflects this. If you are facing a DWI charge, you may have been subjected to a standardized DWI field sobriety test. These tests […]

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Heiferman & Associates discusses what a white-collar crime is.

What Is a White-Collar Crime?

“White-collar crime” refers to financial crimes. White-collar crime encompasses various forms of embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and more. Law enforcement takes these crimes extremely seriously, and the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Therefore, if you have been charged with any of the following types of white-collar crime, it is imperative that […]

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Heiferman & Associates, PLLC discusses how the USCIS seeks to limit asylum applicants from working while their applications are still pending.

USCIS Seeks to Limit Asylum Applicants’ Ability to Work While Their Applications Are Pending

This week, there was yet another update released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). reporting that they are proposing a new regulation. This new regulation will restrict asylum seekers’ ability to obtain work authorizations while involved in immigration court proceedings.  Their goal is to “promote greater accountability in the application process for requesting employment […]

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