Bassett’s Blog

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

Long after any sentence has been served, a criminal record can continue to wreak havoc with your life and limit your opportunities to build your future. It can make it almost impossible to find a decent job. You may be denied housing or disqualified from receiving public benefits. You can find yourself being rejected from...

Driving is society’s easiest and most convenient means of transportation and because there are a lot of drivers on the road, it’s always important to be as safe as possible. However, there is a very fine line that determines what is considered safe while operating a vehicle, especially when it comes to DWI-related charges and...

In response to the dangers posed by people driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, police in New York are constantly on the lookout for drivers whose ability to operate their vehicles seems impaired. Prosecutors, spurred on by constant new reports involving people hurt or even killed by someone driving under the influence,...

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...

The State of New York takes alcohol and drug-impaired driving seriously, so it’s important to understand the consequences after you’ve been charged with a DWI on Long Island. Here in New York, driving while intoxicated is a crime. But there are varying degrees of alcohol and drug-related charges, all with different charging criteria and penalties....

In New York, a DWI is a serious criminal charge that can have a long-term impact on your future and can result in fines, increased insurance premiums, and even jail time. Having the advice and guidance of a New York DWI lawyer can lessen the impact of your charges and may even keep you out...

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