The last comprehensive revision of the criminal law in New York State was 1965.
Organizers of the review effort say New York is only one of two states that has kept its age of adult criminal responsibility at 16, along with North Carolina.
The review was prompted after the 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary “Capturing the Friedmans” questioned whether Jesse Friedman had been wrongfully prosecuted.
Friedman, who is married, served 13 years in prison for the sexual abuse but was freed when the case was reopened. He appeared in State Supreme Court in Mineola Tuesday as continues his quest to clear his name.
Many of those arrested in the month-long sting, dubbed “Operation Flush the Johns,” include lawyers, bankers, teachers and medical professionals.
German Gutierrez, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to assault, depraved indifference, aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced.
Pamela Efraimov, 39, walked out of court in Hempstead Tuesday without having to post bail. She is accused of stealing more than $200,000 and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
James Ryan, 26, was arraigned Wednesday on new charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, among others.
Contractors were were supposed to cut up trees, install water heaters, and remove mold from homes on Long Island damaged by superstorm Sandy.
Nancy Boland, 57, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges back in January, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.
Under the terms of the plea deal, Raymond Roth has agreed to serve 90 days in jail and five years of probation, according to the Nassau County district attorney.
John E. Benstock will get probation and must surrender his teaching license. He also must register as level one sex offender for 20 years.
A New York grand jury has indicted 15 Long Island Rail Road workers and two others accusing them of participating in the theft of copper wiring.
Six months after a cement truck slammed head-on into a school bus filled with summer campers, prosecutors in Nassau County said the driver of the truck was on drugs.
The boat, a 34-foot Silverton Cruiser had 27 people on board, including 10 children. The three children that died, Victoria Gaines, Harley Treanor and David Aureliano, were trapped in the cabin, investigators said.