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, 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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Heiferman & Associates, PLLC discussed drug possession charges of controlled substances in New York.

New York Drug (Controlled Substance) Possession Charges

For the prosecution to obtain a conviction for drug possession (or sale) in New York, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was knowingly and unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance. The possession of the illicit drug does not need to be physical. It may be constructive, meaning that the […]

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Heiferman & Associates discusses the punishments for misdemeanors.

Punishments for Misdemeanors

Most states categorize crimes as misdemeanors or felonies. New York falls in line with this. Felonies are considered to be more serious crimes than misdemeanors and the relative sentences that come with these crimes reflect that. Felonies carry more substantial prison sentences and fines than misdemeanors. Additionally, a felony conviction may result in a loss […]

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Justin Heiferman Featured in Travel Weekly – Operator arrested, charged with grand larceny and fraud

Jerry Cummings, aka Andrew Cummings, operator of Hempstead, N.Y.-based Sunshine Vacations and Celebrity Travel, was arrested for allegedly defrauding at least 40 clients of Magic Carpet Travel of Tecumseh, Ontario, according to Diane Peress, bureau chief of economic crimes of the Nassau County, N.Y., District Attorneys office. Click Here to read the full article

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Justin Heiferman Featured in New York Daily News – Man stunned over news that the eels in his possession were stolen, claims he’s innocent, says lawyer

An accused thief was shocked to learn the eels he was carting in a U-Haul were stolen, his lawyer said Tuesday. “He’s vehemently telling me he’s innocent,” Justin Heiferman, who reps Wei Da Li, said at the man’s arraignment late Tuesday in Brooklyn Criminal Court. “He does not know anything was stolen.” Click Here to […]

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Justin Heiferman featured in Travel Weekly – N.Y.-based tour operator arrested for third time on fraud charges

Investigators of the Nassau County District Attorneys office arrested Jerry Cummings, aka Andrew Cummings, operator of Hempstead, N.Y.-based Sunshine Vacations and Celebrity Travel, on grand larceny in the third and fourth degrees and scheme to defraud, according to a statement from Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Click Here to read the full article

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