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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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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