A much-awaited verdict was reached on February 12 in a trial that the world has been watching. After years of allegations, charges, and even a prison escape, an alleged drug kingpin finally learned whether he would be spending the rest of his life in a United States federal prison.
The New York City council passed the Right to Know Act back in 2017 and it went into effect on October 19, 2018. However, as of this year, many citizens are still unclear of their rights under the new law. If a police officer has ever stopped you and asked to search your person or your property without probable cause, or if you want to protect your rights in the event that an officer tries to perform an illegal search or seizure, this new law applies to you. As such, it is important you understand the protections the law affords you.