Can I be Arrested for a DWI in New York if I Blow Below the Limit?

April 10, 2017

One of the most common methods used by law enforcement when determining whether a person is intoxicated is a breathalyzer test. In New York, a person can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if the results of this test demonstrate that he or she has a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more. However, police officers can take other evidence into consideration after pulling someone over, including observations of slurred speech, an […] Read On

Can I get a DWI for Driving With Marijuana in my System in New York?

March 29, 2017

In New York, driving under the influence of marijuana falls under the category of Driving while ability impaired by a drug (DWAI/drug) or if a driver had consumed both drugs and alcohol, driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs or alcohol (DWAI/combination). Both of these offenses have serious consequences, so if you were arrested in New York for driving while under the influence of marijuana, it is critical to contact an experienced […] Read On

In New York, Can I get a DWI if I’m not Driving?

March 20, 2017

In New York, a person does not have to actually be driving a car to be arrested for a DWI, so if you were arrested in New York for a DWI and your engine was not running or you were not sitting in the driver’s seat, it is still critical to speak with an experienced DWI attorney who can help protect your interests. Totality of the Circumstances Even when a driver is not actually driving […] Read On

NY Court of Appeals Will Hear Challenges to License Revocation Rules

March 17, 2017

Later this month, the New York Court of Appeals will hear three cases that bring into question the fairness and validity of certain restrictions placed on those who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on more than one occasion. Passed in 2012, these rules place a series of severe limitations on drivers in New York who are attempting to restore their previously revoked license privileges. These are the cases: Acevedo v. New York […] Read On

What are the Penalties for a DWI in New York?

March 9, 2017

In New York, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime. There are, however, varying degrees of DWI charges, all of which carry different penalties, so if you were recently charged with a DWI, it is critical to speak with an experienced DWI attorney who can explain your charges and help you formulate a defense.   Types of Violations Under New York law, there are a number of different types of DWI offenses, some of […] Read On

Can I Refuse a BAC Test in New York?

March 3, 2017

New York, like all other states, has an implied consent law, which means that all drivers make an implicit agreement when they get behind the wheel to take a chemical test if arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The test, which is usually done on a suspected driver’s breath, blood, urine, or saliva, is then used to measure the amount of alcohol or drugs that are in his or her system. To ensure that drivers […] Read On

When Do I Need a Tax Fraud Lawyer?

December 20, 2016

Accusations concerning tax fraud are very serious. The Internal Revenue Service will waste no time and show little mercy in attempting to recover money from you if they feel you’ve acted fraudulently. Going up against the tax code in the US can be a daunting task for the uninitiated; the code weighs in at more than 70,000 pages at last count. If you don’t know your way around the tax code already, having to defend […] Read On

What Constitutes Stalking in The State of New York?

December 2, 2016

Stalking cases are often confusing for the accused. In many cases, it’s hard to conceive of how the actions that resulted in your stalking charge could have frightened the alleged victim. It should also be mentioned that what may ‘frighten’ an alleged victim can be a very wide range of actions, and this can make what promises to be an emotional case even more confusing for the accused. Stalking is recognized as a crime in […] Read On

First Time Marijuana Penalties in New York

October 10, 2016

Cannabis laws are swiftly changing across the country. States like Washington, Colorado, and Oregon have fully-regulated, legal marijuana markets. As perceptions change towards the drug, legislature follows. However, marijuana is still an illegal substance in New York. That means you can be arrested, processed, and jailed if you are caught with marijuana. The outcomes of your interaction with the police will differ based on the facts of the case. Still, the point remains – you […] Read On

Criminal Justice Reform in New York Lags Behind Other States

September 8, 2016

You might expect New York, which some view as the bastion of liberalism in the United States, to be at the forefront of criminal justice reform. After all, in several states, marijuana has been decriminalized, and many states have taken steps to reduce their prison populations, have made possession of hard drugs a misdemeanor, and have restricted police tactics such as the use of cellphone tracking technology. The fact is, however, that justice reform in […] Read On