The Village of Bayville, often referred to as Pine Island, is located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 7,135 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1919. Bayville was a popular tourist destination in the early 20th century, featuring a sandy beach and an entertainment "casino" with dining, dancing and lawn bowling. Historically Bayville was known for its production of The Pine Island Oyster. It was also the home, beginning in 1927, of Harrison Williams. Williams has been estimated to have been the wealthiest man in the nation on the eve of the Great Depression. He amassed a fortune of between $680,000,000 and one billion dollars, by consolidating electric utilities companies into investment trusts, with the help of his attorney John Foster Dulles & the firms of Dillon Read & Goldman Sachs. Williams' wife Mona was voted "The Best Dressed Woman in The World" several times. Other notable residents of Bayville have included:Robert Clarkson, the President of The American Express Company; Hon. Alexander Del Giorno Esq. , New York State Court of Claims - Supreme Court Judge; Joseph "Frenchy" Ferrarro, convicted murderer; Brad Fiedel, Hollywood Film Musical composer; Ferdinand Jelke Esq. , Attorney and socialite; William McKittrick, Director, Pan American Airways; Sal Mineo, Actor and Film Maker; Michael Novak, Philosopher & Diplomat; Rick Pitino, Coach, University of Louisville Basketball Team; James O. Stack, the President of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chain; Michael Genovese, brother of Vito Genovese (Gangster); and for several summers the Actress Kim Novak. Bayville has traditionally been served with rail service to New York City through the Locust Valley Station of the Long Island Railroad, and its children attend the Locust Valley Schools. Bayville is connected to the main body of Long Island by a beautiful stone draw bridge erected in 1922 and refurbished in 1938. During the 1960s Bayville became a center of statewide controversy when then Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller announced his plan to build a bridge connecting Nassau County to either Westchester County or Connecticut, using Bayville as the stepping-off point of the southern side of the bridge. Local residents resisted the idea and eventually defeated it, utilizing the Federal Wetlands Protection Act as their principal weapon. Even the Governor's sister, then a resident of nearby Mill Neck, privately supported the defeat of the bridge plan.

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What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

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The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

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There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

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Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

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The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

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