New York Has Harsh Penalties, Even For Nonviolent Crimes
While they are often penalized less harshly than crimes recognized as violent under New York law, nonviolent crimes can still result in harsh penalties. Charges resulting in probation or jail time can have a tremendous impact on your career, your life and your future.
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Types Of Nonviolent Offenses In New York
Generally, nonviolent crimes are those that don’t cause physical harm to a victim. Crimes classified as nonviolent in New York state include:
- Facilitation or solicitation of a crime
- Prostitution and related charges including promoting or patronizing prostitution
- Escape from custody
- New York state conspiracy
- Disturbance of the peace or disorderly conduct
- Criminal contempt of court
- Resisting arrest or obstruction of justice
Because they do not cause bodily harm, these crimes generally result in less strenuous penalties, but the consequences of being charged with a crime can still have a large impact on your life. Depending on the severity of the crime, these nonviolent crimes could be punishable with probation or jail time. Nonviolent drug crimes often carry harsher sentences including lengthy jail time.
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