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Diversion plans offer treatment instead of jail time to addicts

Many New York residents may not realize that there are diversion programs for people facing drug charges. This means that instead of criminal charges, options include recognizing the challenges that come with addiction and tackling them. The Overdose Addiction and Recovery in the state aims to do that, by allowing people to get treatment without first pleading guilty to a crime that stays on their record, regardless of their efforts to turn their life around.

What is an improper police stop?

With Labor Day and the end of summer approaching, many Albany residents are likely to be heading out on the weekend to celebrate. The last thing drivers want to see after a night of relaxing with friends and having a couple of drinks is police lights in one's rear-view mirror. While many drivers may panic and think of going faster to avoid them, they should never do this. If an officer indicates that he or she wants a driver to pull over, that is exactly what they should do.

Ex-pitcher arrested on drug possession charges

The last time New Yorkers saw the Mets win the World Series Championships was in 1986, and many may remember Dwight Gooden as the hero pitcher who got them there. Unfortunately, his drug troubles drove him out of the career that got him into the Hall of Fame and made him a household name many years ago.

What defenses are available against drug charges?

While it may seem like drug possession charges are final and cannot be challenged, this is not always the case. Albany residents who are facing criminal charges should know that they have legal defenses available to them and an experienced attorney can help them prepare an aggressive defense to protect their rights.

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