New York is often a trendsetter when it comes to passing new criminal laws. It was one of the first states to enact a stalking law and the city of New York has infamously tried to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. New York also has some of the strictest guns laws in the United States. New York State does not honor licenses or permits from other states and permits from other areas of New York State don't necessarily apply within New York City. The pages below provide links to statutes, with select overviews, penalty ranges, and resources on a number of crimes, including assault, theft, DUI, and drug crimes.
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