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NY Penal Law app review: the statutes of the New York Penal Law are now available at your fingertips 2021



If you are looking for a quick reference tool that allows you to view the entirety of the penal code no matter where you are, then NY Penal Law  - New York Statutes is one attorneys app that you must grab quickly on your iPad or iPhone.

This iPhone attorneys app brings you the full text of the Penal Law in New York with amazingly powerful search capabilities that make it very easy to use, and to find what you're looking for.

Available for purchase within the App Store for $5.99, this app isn't exactly the cheapest one out there, but it's easy to see how it is a very reasonable price for a reference guide such as this one, as it frees you from having to go into boring old libraries each time you need to look up the Penal Law. This can be a real time-saver!

Let's have a look at the features of this good iPhone app for attorneys in our NY Penal Law app review.

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Full Text At Your Fingertips

Bringing you the full text of the most up to date version of the Penal Code of the State of New York, NY Penal Code 2014 has a minimalist and no-nonsense user interface that is sleek and speedy, opening up within seconds of tapping on the app icon.

Upon opening up the app, the first thing you will see is the four Parts of the New York Penal Law along with a Bookmarks section. Each Part is further divided into titles and the names and section numbers appear next to them for easy reference.

You will also see a search bar along the top of the navigational menu along with two icons for information and settings.

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Search Functions

Rather than having to comb through a big tome of text, you can use the fast and efficient Search feature to quickly find sections that you are looking for. Searches can be made by keyword as well as phrases, and you can even perform a real-time section number search.

Since the law is vast and search results may be procured from various parts, the developers have put extra thought into helping users find what they're looking for, and the solution they came up with is a meta search of sorts.

This search feature lets you search for additional terms within a search result from a different term to help you narrow down and zero in on the exact section that is of interest to you.

Despite its lightweight and fast nature, this app does not require an internet connection for reference, so you can use it anytime, anywhere.

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NY Penal Law 2016 - New York Statutes


Pros & Cons


  • Receive the entirety of the New York Penal Law on your iPhone or iPad
  • Search by section number, words, or use the meta-search to refine the results
  • View the full text of the New York Penal Law without an Internet connection
  • Enjoy the lightweight nature of the app as it only takes up 7.3 MB of space on your iOS device


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

I think that NY Penal Law 2014 is a fantastic reference tool for professionals and laymen alike. Not only does it eliminate the need to repeatedly comb through big books, but the technological advantages brought to it thanks to the iPhone and iPad's interactive nature and powerful search functions will help you save plenty of time.

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.