White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

What is White Collar Crime? White collar crime refers to those offenses that are designed to produce financial gain using some form of deception. This type of crime is usually committed by people in the business world who, as a result of their job position, are able to gain access to large amounts of other…

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Burglary

Burglary

Burglary is typically defined as the unlawful entry into almost any structure (not just a home or business) with the intent to commit any crime inside (not just theft/larceny). No physical breaking and entering is required; the offender may simply trespass through an open door. Unlike robbery, which involves use of force or fear to…

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Fraud

Fraud

A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed—that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it to her or his legal injury. Fraud is commonly understood as dishonesty calculated for advantage….

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Theft

Theft

What is Theft? The term theft is used widely to refer to crimes involving the taking of a person’s property without their permission. But theft has a very broad legal meaning which may encompass more than one category, and multiple degrees, of crimes. Theft is often defined as the unauthorized taking of property from another with…

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Mortgage fraud is a growing crime in New York City, her suburbs and throughout the entire state. Assistant District Attorneys aggressively prosecute Residential Mortgage Fraud, judges are often unsympathetic to those who perpetrate Residential Mortgage Fraud and New York criminal lawyers must remain vigilant and creative in their defence of clients accused of Residential Mortgage…

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Family Law

Family Law

If you have been charged with domestic violence in or around the New York City area, it is important that you contact a domestic violence defense attorney as soon as possible. At Raiser and Kenniff, PC, we are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have effectively defended countless individuals facing criminal charges. As former prosecutors, we…

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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy allows individuals, couples, and businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations to be excused from repaying some or all of their debt. Bankruptcy has been in existence since ancient times. In the United States, the rules and procedures for filing bankruptcy are governed by federal law. States are prohibited from legislating…

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal injury cases can arise in nearly any place and at any time. If you have been injured, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel.Whether you have been the victim of a NJ car accident, trucking accident or dog bite, brain injury, construction accident, pharmacy error, wrongful death, work place injury or any other…

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Weapons Offenses

Weapons Offenses

What are weapons offenses? Weapons offenses are violations of statutes or regulations that control deadly weapons. Deadly weapons include firearms and their ammunition, silencers, explosives, and certain knives. About 2% of arrests nationwide in 1993 were for weapons offenses. All States, some localities, and the Federal Government have criminal laws concerning deadly weapons, including restrictions…

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Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

Drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines are examples of drugs classified to have abuse potential. Drugs are also related to crime through the effects they have on the…

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