New Concealed Carry Laws: What You Need to Know

Hangun laying on a Gun / Firearms License Certificate

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

More Wine or Enough. Question mark over a wine glass on a white background

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?

birth of a grandchild

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 »

Charges for Carrying a Concealed Weapon Without a Permit

Man hiding gun behind his back.

The State of New York makes it possible for individuals to carry concealed weapons as long as they have obtained a permit and obey all concealed carry laws. The charges for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit can bring charges ranging from a misdemeanor crime to felony crimes. These charges are officially called Criminal… Read more »

Probation in New York and How it Works

suspect with handcuffs being interviewed in interrogation room

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?

Police officer demonstrating a field sobriety test to a motorist.

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?

Law enforcement officer interrogating Criminals male with handcuffs

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 »

Can I Get My License Back After a DWI? (in NY)

New York State driver license in wallet

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the leading causes of road accident fatalities in the United States. The misdemeanor carries hefty penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license. Of course, your license can also be suspended if you commit other road traffic rules violations, but they often carry less suspension time compared to DUI.   … Read more »

How Much Does a DUI/DWI Cost in Legal Fees?

Handcuffs on $100 Bills on Concrete Floor for Crime or DUI

New York’s judicial system is very tough on DUI and DWI offenses because of the potential dangers involved, especially injurious or fatal car accidents. Besides jail time, probation, and license suspension, other consequences of a DUI include fines and other financial penalties. Hiring a good DUI lawyer also comes at a cost.     What is… Read more »