Potsdam Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Potsdam, NY or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • 33rd person arrested in a Operation 315a drug sting

    Thursday Jun 11 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    A Bronx man was arrested and arraigned as the 33rd person in the statewide drug sting known as “Operation 315” on Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court. The multiagency investigation, led by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Drug Task Force, the state attorney general's Organized Crime Task Force and state police, resulted in the indictment of 33 people on allegations they took part in a heroin and cocaine distribution ring that funneled the drugs from New York City, Massachusetts and elsewhere to St. Lawrence County.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, St Lawrence County, NY

  • 33rd in a oeOperation 315a charged in unsealed indic...

    Wednesday Jun 10 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    A Bronx man was arrested and arraigned as the 33rd person in the statewide drug sting known as “Operation 315” on Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court. The multiagency investigation, led by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Drug Task Force, the state attorney general's Organized Crime Task Force and state police, resulted in the indictment of 33 people on allegations they took part in a heroin and cocaine distribution ring that funneled the drugs from New York City, Massachusetts and elsewhere to St. Lawrence County.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, St Lawrence County, NY

  • Story from NorthCountryNow.com

    Wednesday Jun 3 | via North Country Now 

    State Senator Joseph Griffo says Senate-passed legislation he authored would prohibit violent felony offenders from being released from prison early if there is convincing evidence that the inmate would be an imminent threat to society. Griffo, who represents Massena and Potsdam, introduced the bill in response to the 2011 sexual assault and murder of 68-year-old Linda Turner at the motel she owned in North Utica.

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    Related Topix: Prison, Potsdam, NY, Oneida County, NY

Potsdam Law

Will I have to take a drug test at my arraignment hearing? If so, how does the drug test influence the judge's decision?
I was arrested for felony misdemeanor b possession of 28 grams of marijuana.
No. Unless that is a local procedure I don't know about. I've only seen in court drug testing where the defendant is in...
When facing jail time for violation of probation what is the length of time facing?
violation of probation
Felony-- 1 13-4 or 2 1/3-7 years. Misdemeanor--up to 1 year Depemds on what charge you were put on probation for....
How long is the due process for a dwi?
I was givin an dwi on january 1st an I was present in the village court on febuary 15th they sent t to county court then I still have not received a court date for the county? How long do they have untill it has to be thrown out?
Some more information may be needed to properly answer you. If the case is going to county court that means that you...
I was pulled over for beeping my horn on a very congested street 6 months ago and got a dwi. my attorney said this isnt PCause.
i was pulled over 6 months ago for beeping my horn on a very congested street at 11:00 p.m.. the police pulled me over in my friend's driveway and gave me a dwi. he pulled me over for beeping my horn, which my lawyer said is not probable cause because vehicle and traffic law states anyone driving on the road has the right to sound horn when necessary if there are obstacles on or about the road. the police statement says i was not driving recklessly or swerving, simply beeping my horn. i have a probable cause hearing finally, 6 months later, this friday....
I'm not sure if this is a question and since you are represented, I can only give general advice. However, it sounds...
Not guilty for DUI
I was arrested in the US by the tribal police for supposedly being under the influence of drugs, which I wasn't. I passed the breathalyser, I didn't do great on the field test (walking in a straight line thing) but it was obviously sober and not under the influence. The copy took me to a hospital to take a blood test, I took it and he said it will be back in 3-6 months. My first hearing is in a few days. I took a test in Canada and it was (unsurprisingly) negative. What should I expect at the first hearing? Will I be arrested? Do I really need a lawyer if the results are obviously negative. Thanks
You were arrested and it sounds as if you are facing criminal charges. Yes, you need a lawyer. As far as what to...
Dui - false conviction
I was arrested in the US by the tribal police for a misdemeanour of supposedly being under the influence of drugs. I passed the breathalyser, I didn't do great on the field test (walking in a straight line thing) because I am a truck driver and I am tired but it was obviously not on drugs. They pulled me over because I was in the middle Lane late at night avoiding livestock on the side during a storm. The cop took me to the hospital for a drug test and the results will be back in 3-6 mths. When will the actual trial be, when the results arrive. Will I be allowed to drive in NY at least until I am found innocent? Will I be arrested after the first appearance? Do I need a lawyer as this is a huge misunderstanding. Not to mention the cop didn't allow me to go to the washroom for 6 hours...
Get a lawyer immediately. Do not wait for trouble confront it
How long should it take to be arraigned for DWI if it is the second charge?
If one is awaiting sentencing for a DWI, gets a second DWI and is taken to the county where the first DWI occurred on a bench warrant and jailed, sentenced for the first charge and remained jailed. How long should it take to be arraigned on the second charge? I thought it was within 48 hours not 10 days shy of six months.
Usually, the arraignment on the local county charge comes before a person is returned to another county on a bench...