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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A man meeting his criminal defense attorney.

How to Choose the Right New York Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime of any kind in New York, you need a criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights and freedom. Given the potential consequences of a criminal conviction, this is not a decision that you should take lightly. Therefore, it is important that you understand how […]

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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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Heiferman & Associates PLLC explains DWI/DWAI penalties in New York.

An Overview of DWI/DWAI Penalties in New York

New York takes driving while intoxicated (also known as DWI in New York, driving under the influence or DUI in some states) and DWAI charges seriously. In addition to the penalties discussed below, a DWI (DUI) or DWAI conviction can haunt you for life. Therefore, if you’ve been charged with a DWI or DWAI in […]

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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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