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Go – kart DWI, A First

Kart-150x150Can you receive a driving while intoxicated (DWI) criminal charge for driving a go – kart? The answer to that question is yes. Lennon Safati, age 18, has been charged with a felony for driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and other criminal charges. Lennon violated New York’s Leandra’s Law. He was driving a go – kart while he was allegedly intoxicated, while he was carrying an underage passenger.Lennon was riding his go – kart with two minors aboard. One was holding onto his back and the other was sitting on his lap.

Leandra’s Law

Leandra’s Law, in the State of New York, makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated with a minor under the age of 18 in the vehicle. Conviction under Leandra’s Law carries a penalty of up to four years imprisonment for first time offenders.

Lennon’s blood alcohol level, as tested by a breathalyzer, was .11. This is higher than the standard of .08 necessary to be charged with driving while intoxicated in the state of New York. Lennon is currently being held on $10,000.00 bail.

Criminal Lawyers

If you are charged with crime, it is extremely important to have the best possible legal representation. Conviction of a crime can land you in jail, give you a criminal record, and create difficulties in obtaining employment for the rest of your life. At the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo, our team of dedicated, experienced criminal attorneys have been representing New Yorkers for more than 30 years on a variety of criminal charges. Our firm has extensive experience in dealing with drug offenses, assault and battery, juvenile offenses, shoplifting, burglary, driving while intoxicated (DWI), weapons possession, sex crimes, white collar crimes and all types of misdemeanors and felonies. We also have recently developed an expertise in handling computer and internet crimes. Should you, a friend or loved one be investigated or charged related to a crime, feel free to call us at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802 for a free consultation.

Nassau County Loses Marijuana Evidence

crime-150x150Recently, Nassau County, New York lost two bags of marijuana. The bags of marijuana had been seized as evidence by police officers. Due to problems with Nassau County’s crime laboratory, the marijuana was being shipped to a laboratory in Pennsylvania for drug testing. The shipment was carried by Federal Express. Unfortunately, the marijuana never arrived in Pennsylvania. I wonder where it went?!

Nassau County Police to Transport Drugs to Pennsylvania

As a result of the lose of the marijuana shipped by Federal Express, Nassau County police will be using their own police officers to drive drug evidence to laboratories in Pennsylvania from this point forward. Thereafter, the drugs will be tested in Pennsylvania.

The round trip to Pennsylvania will take approximately eight hours. There will be extremely expensive transportation costs incurred by the citizens of Nassau County for the transporting of these drugs.

As of now, it costs Nassau County approximately $100,000 a month to ship drugs seized by police officers to Pennsylvania. It is a shame that Nassau County must send more than a million dollars a year to Pennsylvania for laboratory testing, instead of creating local jobs for qualified individuals to work in a well supervised crime laboratory.

The procedures for the transporting of drug evidence came at the recommendation of State Inspector General Ellen Biben. She is still in the process of investigating the negligence and mismanagement that caused the Nassau County Crime Lab to be closed.

Criminal Attorneys

Should you, a friend, family member or loved one be investigated or charged with a crime, it is important to retain experienced, competent legal counsel as early in the investigation and/or arrest process as possible. For more than 33 years, the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo have provided criminal defense throughout the Metropolitan New York area for individuals charged with drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, driving while intoxicated, juvenile defenses, shoplifting, burglary, weapons possession, sex crimes, white collar crimes, and all other types of misdemeanors and felonies. Our office is on call 24/7.

Iraq Immigrant Kills Daughter for Being too Westernized

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Faleh Hassan Almaleki was convicted of murdering his daughter, Noor Faleh Almaleki. His daughter was 20 years old at the time he murdered her. He ran her over with his car because he felt she was “too westernized”. This sick philosophy was the product of his upbringing in Iran. Honor killings are still common in Arab countries. In such situations, family members kill women and girls they view as having dishonored their family. He was tried in a court house in Maricopa County, Arizona and convicted for this heinous crime.

Falen Hassen Almaleki is an Iraqi immigrant. He immigrated to the United States in the mid 1990’s. He had grown concerned that his daughter, Noor, had abandoned traditional Iraqi values, so Faleh decided to deal with the problem. He went into his Jeep, he put his foot down on the gas petal and intentionally struck his daughter while driving fast. After he hit his daughter, he went to Mexico. He eventually found his way to Mexico City. In Mexico City, he took an airplane to Great Britain. He was stopped at the airport by British authorities and then extradited back to the United States. Are these the people we have been shedding our blood for in Iraq? What kind of father murders his own daughter?

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Long Island Criminal Lawyers

Our law office has extensive experience in representing individuals charged with crimes throughout the Metropolitan New York area. We represent individuals charged with white collar crimes, sex crimes,weapons possession, drunk driving (DWI), shoplifting, burglary, juvenile defense, assault and battery,domestic violence, drug offenses and all types of felonies and misdemeanors. If you are charged with a crime, call us for a free consultation.

The Right to Counsel in a Criminal Case

right-150x150Ollman Lopez was in jail in Pennsylvania. He was charged with possession and sale of illegal drugs. Detectives from the state of New York went to Pennsylvania and interviewed him in jail. The New York detectives did not make an inquiry as to whether Ollman was represented by an attorney regarding the Pennsylvania criminal charges.

Ollman Waives His Right to Counsel

At the time of the interrogation, Ollman waived his right to have an attorney present. He then made statements which implicated him in a robbery in Staten Island that took place in 2002. A store clerk died during the course of this robbery. Mr. Lopez was convicted in New York state regarding the Staten Island robbery. His attorney appealed. His attorney argued although Ollman did not have an attorney representing concerning on the New York criminal charges, he was already represented by an attorney on the Pennsylvania criminal charges.

Conviction Overturned

The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York, in overturning his conviction, stated a defendant who has an attorney even in an unrelated criminal case can not waive his right to counsel unless the attorney is present to advise him regarding this matter.

The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo represents individuals charged with crimes or who are being investigated for crimes. We are experienced in representing individuals charged with computer and internet crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes, sex crimes, weapons possession, driving while intoxicated (DWI), shoplifting, burglary, juvenile offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, drug offenses and all other types of misdemeanors and felonies. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

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