Month: October 2018

Can You Be Charged with Attempting a Crime in New York?

By Lee Koch | October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Can You Be Charged with Attempting a Crime in New York?

At the time of your arrest or during questioning by the police, you might be shocked to hear charges for attempted robbery or attempted rape. Similarly, you could be formally charged with attempted identity theft or attempted embezzlement as a federal crime in New York. Have you identified what makes these criminal offenses different from…

Searching Cell Phones: When Can the Police Search Your Devices?

By Lee Koch | October 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Searching Cell Phones: When Can the Police Search Your Devices?

Last month, we wrote an in-depth blog post on searches of your home and other personal property. This sparked a lot of conversation around searches, warrants, and when law enforcement is permitted to search your property. While the law around searching your home might be well-known and established, the rules around cell phones, tablets, computer…