The Constitutionality of Implied Consent Laws

On April 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could mean changes to implied consent laws across the country. The case, Birchfield v. North Dakota, presents the question of whether or not a driver can be criminally charged for...

New York’s Proposed “Textalyzer” Law

When a person drives drunk, it is usually possible for the police to test for the person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) soon after the accident, which can show whether or not the driver was committing a crime by driving while his or her BAC was over the legal...

Murder By Extension: The Felony Murder Rule

It may seem unbelievable that a person can go to prison for murder when the authorities know that a different person killed the deceased and these facts are presented to the jury. However, it is possible for a person under certain circumstances to be legally charged...

New York State and Revenge Porn

There have been many reports of people’s intimate and explicit videos being shared online without their knowledge or consent. The videos and photographs have been of both celebrities and everyday people, and there are even websites dedicated to hosting these...