Category Archives: Criminal Arrests

Is Filming the Police Protected by the First Amendment?

Is Filming the Police Protected by the First Amendment

Yes. A police officer was not entitled to qualified immunity for interfering with a YouTube journalist and blogger who were filming a DUI stop, ruled the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court’s July 11, 2022 opinion said there is a First Amendment right to film police performing their duties in public, and […]

What is NY Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle?

What is NY Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

New York Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 511 defines these three degrees of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 1. Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. (a) A person is guilty of the offense of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree when such person operates a […]

Woman Not Guilty Of Enticing A Minor To Have Sex In New York

Woman Not Guilty Of Enticing A Minor To Have Sex In New York

An Ohio woman was acquitted of charges that she enticed a 15-year-old Jamestown, New York boy to have sex with her. An indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York charging defendant, Priscilla Vogelbacher, with the following: From in or about November 2018 until in or about June […]

Common Criminal Defense Questions

Common Criminal Defense Questions

Have you been arrested or charged for a criminal matter? Read the answers to these common criminal defense questions, then call our lawyers. What are the Effects of a Restraining Order? A restraining order is usually issued by one of our local town, village, or city courts, but it may also be issued by the […]

New Yorkers’ Right To Record Police Activity

New Yorkers’ Right To Record Police Activity

Effective July 14, 2020, the New Yorker’s Right to Monitor Act (the “Act”), officially gives persons not under arrest, or in the custody of a law enforcement, the right to record police activity.   The Act further gives such persons the right to maintain custody and control of recordings of police activities as well as the […]

Going to Jail for Distracted Driving in New York

Going to Jail for Distracted Driving in New York

Did you get in an accident because of distracted driving? Watch this video to learn if you might end up going to jail for distracted driving in New York? Unfortunately, we’ve had a few instances in Western New York where distracted drivers have crashed into other vehicles, on the New York State Thruway, and killed […]

Pro Bono Representation Available For Peaceful Protesters

Pro Bono Representation Available For Peaceful Protesters

Senator, Veteran Prosecutor and Seasoned Pro Bono Attorneys Offer Free Defense for Peaceful Protesters in Western NY The criminal defense attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC are offering free  criminal representation of peaceful protesters who are exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech. Attorneys Mike Ranzenhofer, Robert Friedman, Sam Alba,and Justin Friedman can be […]

NY Protesters’ Rights During Covid-19

NY Protesters’ Rights During Covid-19

New Yorkers have the constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest activity on public sidewalks and streets, and in public parks. This includes the right to: Distribute flyers or leaflets; Hold press conferences, demonstrations, and rallies; and March on public sidewalks and in public streets. Know your rights before heading out into the streets. Protest […]

Violation of Probation

Violation of Probation

For less serious crimes, the state of New York will authorize probation in lieu of jail time if they think the defendant is unlikely to end up in trouble again. However, violation of probation is a serious crime in itself. If you have been caught violating any of the terms of your probation, you should […]

Charged with Health Care Fraud

Charged with Health Care Fraud

If you’ve been charged with health care fraud, odds are that there are a number of other related charges. You’re probably accused of bilking insurers or Medicare/Medicaid, or even practicing medicine without proper credentials. Our Rochester health care fraud lawyer has worked with countless clients in your situation, and we know how to get results and will […]