Blog Posts in March, 2010

  • 16-Mar-2010

    New York City Open Container of Alcohol Violations

    This post will provide the basics on the oft-cited provisions of the New York City Administrative Code dealing with the possession of open containers of alcohol on the streets of New York City. Simply put, it is illegal to possess open containers of ...
  • 10-Mar-2010

    New York Gang Assault Offenses

    The topic of this post is New York Gang Assault Offenses, the crime defined in Article 120 of the New York Penal Law. Gang Assault can be described as a simple assault plus the “aided” element borrowed from the robbery statutes. There are ...
  • 1-Mar-2010

    Justification defense causes appellate court to overturn manslaughter conviction

    On Tuesday, February 16, the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed the 2008 conviction of Freddy Rodriguez. Rodriguez had been convicted in Bronx County Supreme Court of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and two counts each of assault in ...