Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

New York Hit and Run Laws

Under title 6 section 600, New York Hit and Run laws, leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, or exchanging information with the struck person is a felony or misdemeanor. The amount of damage done determines the charges. Quick take: leaving the scene of an accident in New York You must call the police … Read more

New York Sexting Laws

Under the New York sexting laws/diversion program (see Cybercrime Youth Rescue Act), teen sexting that involves the exchange of inappropriate images is a felony. Furthermore, anyone, be it a teen or adult, who sends sexually explicit images to a minor is guilty of Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor, a crime that warrants mandatory registration … Read more

New York Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws of New York

A Summary of New York Whistleblower Laws New York is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, the state has protections that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. New York does not have a common law protection since the state does not … Read more

New York Lemon Law

Lemon Laws as they apply to the state of New York

New York Lemon Laws New York’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 4 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty … Read more

New York Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of New York

Everything you need to know about New York child support laws, updated for 2020. New York child support guidelines say that upkeep ends when a child reaches 21, and it is the legal responsibility of both parents to provide said upkeep. At 21, a child is practically an adult. So, the question is why, and … Read more

New York Car Seat Laws

Car Seat Laws as they pertain to the state of New York

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in New York New York law requires children to ride on rear-facing seats from birth until the age of 2 years. Children 2-4 years who weigh 40 pounds or less are required to ride on federally approved forward-facing seats. The law requires children 8 years and under who … Read more

New York Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations NY- Summary New York’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of … Read more

New York Audio and Video Recording Laws

New York Recording Law Summary: Is New York a One Party Consent State? New York recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. Therefore, in New York, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record, obtain, share or use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent … Read more