Criminal charges linked with illegal drugs run a wide gamut in New York. Legions of defendants across the state face legal challenges relevant to simple possession of a relatively small amount of marijuana intended for personal use. Others face allegations tied to sale or distribution. At one extreme end of the charging spectrum reside charges related to trafficking of drugs like heroin, cocaine and opioids.
Your life may have drastically changed when you learned that authorities were investigating you on suspicion of embezzlement. You may never have expected your life to take such a serious turn as possibly facing criminal charges.
Virtually any New York motorist facing a drunk driving charge knows that he or she faces notable challenges. Notwithstanding that realization, though, many individuals underestimate the sheer downsides of a DWI conviction in the state.
If police have access to a powerful crime-solving tool, should they be allowed to use it with very few restrictions? Some might say yes. But what if this tool invaded the privacy of millions of Americans – not just those who may have committed a crime? The crime-solving tool at the heart of this debate is called genetic genealogy, and it was the subject of a recent New York Times piece.