The New York Criminal Law Blog

February 2014 Archives

Legal to Leave Your Kids in the Car While You Run Errands?

A Long Island man is facing child endangerment charges after he left his two children locked in a car in the winter weather while he went shopping.

32-year-old Luis Fajardo left his 5-year-old and 5-month-old sons inside the car while he went shopping. At the time, the outside temperature was about 25 degrees, New York's WCBS reports.

Is it generally illegal to leave kids in the car while you run errands?

Gay Spouses Get Marriage Privileges in Fed. Court

On top of marital privileges in the state, gay spouses in New York now have marriage privileges in federal courts, too.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memo on Monday stating that same-sex married couples should be treated the same and given the same marital privileges as opposite-sex married couples.

So what marital privileges can be used by gay couples in a criminal case?