Bassett’s Blog

“There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance.” – Siddhartha Gautama

We know that driving in New York state can be stressful especially since police on Long Island closely monitor traffic violations. Law enforcement is particularly strict when it comes to drunk driving, and the consequences of being convicted of a violation of DWI laws can be life-changing. If you are stopped on the road in...

Getting behind the wheel of a car under the influence of alcohol, drugs (illegal or prescription), or a combination of these substances can have serious consequences in the state of New York. If you are arrested for drunk driving or after you took drugs, the specific criminal charges you will face depend largely on the...

Today in New York State, when the police are sent to a domestic violence situation, a “mandatory arrest” will be made. If the accuser has pointed at you as the perpetrator, you will be arrested. Period. Even if the accuser changes their mind about pressing criminal charges.  If you are facing a possible mandatory arrest,...

The theft-related crimes defined by New York State law as “Larceny” can be difficult to navigate. Here are several things you should know when it comes to theft charges. Larceny crimes are classified as Petit or Grand. If convicted of either Petit or Grand Larceny, the penalties in NY are severe. This is why it...

An offer of a plea bargain can come at just about any time during a criminal case, however, most prosecutors are not completely familiar with the case in the early stages so most offers are made after some time has passed. For a more basic matter, it should only take a little while for the...

Here in New York, moving violations result in points against your driving record. This is the state’s way of monitoring offenses and punishing drivers for violations. The number of points you earn for each violation is dependent on the severity and nature of the violation. Once a driver reaches 11 points in an 18-month time...

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