Individuals who are accused of acts of terrorism against the U.S. face a harsher social reaction, and in some cases more serious legal ramifications, than other people facing criminal accusations. The trial of a New York man accused of planning to commit terrorist acts against the U.S. while in the Middle East recently concluded in federal court. The man faced numerous charges, including plotting to commit murder while overseas, as well as the attempt to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was also charged with the conspiracy to use a machine gun to carry out violent crimes against U.S. citizens.
In New York, the penalty for drug possession can be harsh. Convictions often lead to sentencing that includes jail time and probation. A 21-year-old Bronx woman is now facing drug charge allegations associated with the possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration joined to the Spring Valley police to apprehend four New York men involved in a drug deal that included 1000 decks of heroin and tens of thousands of dollars in cash. Police confirmed that the arrests were part of Operation Life Line, which is a joint effort among several law enforcement organizations hoping to stop mid and upper level drug dealers. The four men arrested now face felony drug charges as a result of their alleged connection to the drug deal.
A 34-year-old assistant district attorney (ADA) in Bronx, New York, has been charged with DWI following a multi-vehicle accident involving three cars that took place on Major Deegan Expressway last year. The DWI charges have resulted in a criminal trial.
When you think of drug crimes, substances like marijuana or cocaine likely come to mind. But law enforcement officials and legislators have their eyes on another type of drug: prescription painkillers like oxycodone.