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What Does Impaired Driving Include In New York State?

Buffalonians withstand the frigid snow all winter.  Many await summer, not just to escape the snow, but partly because Buffalo hosts many festivals, parades, art shows and farmer’s markets celebrating the city’s rich ethnic heritage.  While eating great food at these events, many participants also consume alcohol. These same people who drive their motor vehicles… Read more »

New Concealed Carry Laws: What You Need to Know

New York strengthened gun laws after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down its 100-year-old pistol permit process on Thursday, September 1.  The new requirements include:   Strengthened background checks and firearm safety   Live-fire training for individuals seeking to obtain concealed carry permits  Concealed carry permit holders are prohibited from bringing firearms into sensitive locations,… Read more »

Common DWI Questions

FAQ: I Got A DWI, What Is Going To Happen To Me?  If you got pulled over for a DWI in the state of New York, you are likely wondering what is going to happen to you! Although nothing is set in stone, there are a number of common questions you probably have.  If you… Read more »

Why Should I Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

If you’ve put off estate planning, you’re not alone. Life gets busy, and other matters grab our attention. You mean to contact an attorney to get your affairs in order, but you keep putting it off.   Or perhaps you wonder, “Do you need an attorney for estate planning if you don’t have many assets?” Wills… Read more »

Probation in New York and How it Works

What is Probation?  When you face criminal court in New York for either a misdemeanor or felony case, the court may choose supervised probation for you instead of incarceration. If you are placed on probation, you will need to follow a strict set of rules and meet with your probation officer on a regular basis…. Read more »

Can You Refuse A Field Sobriety Test In New York?

A DWI is an offense that is prosecuted aggressively in New York. One of the most controversial yet important laws is the implied consent law. Under New York’s implied consent law, any motorist with a valid driving license automatically consents to take a chemical test to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when requested to… Read more »

What Happens if you Violate Probation in New York State?

Probation allows you to continue living a productive life while serving your sentence. According to the State and Federal constitutions, New York judges may offer two categories of probation: interim and sentence probations. Interim probation is awarded to suspects before their verdicts are read out. However, most probations are often given after the defendant has… Read more »