How Many Points is a DWI in NY?

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 […]

What Does an Order of Protection Do?

An Order of Protection limits or prevents contact when one person claims to feel threatened by another and when the court feels protection is warranted. As part of a domestic violence incident and investigation, an Order of Protection may be ordered by the criminal court to keep the parties separate while the case is ongoing. […]

What Does The Prosecutor Do?

Facing criminal charges in New York is a serious matter where the stakes are incredibly high. In the courtroom, the government’s representative is a prosecutor. With the power to decide what to charge and what pleas to offer, it can seem like the prosecutor holds a criminal defendant’s very life in their hands. If convicted, […]

Are DWI Checkpoints Illegal In New York?

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 […]

What Is The Difference Between Petit And Grand Larceny In New York?

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 […]

What Is The Difference Between A DWAI, DWI, And A DUI?

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle 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 operating a motor vehicle after having had too much to drink or after you took drugs, the specific […]

Is it worth fighting a DWI in New York?

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 […]

Can a DWI Be Reduced in NY?

Getting charged with a DWI in New York is a serious offense. But there may be some circumstances that may allow charges against you to be reduced to a DWAI. This is when it is critical to have an experienced New York DWI defense lawyer on your side. DWI Vs. DWAI — What Is the […]

Why Would a Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed in New York?

In New York, domestic violence is considered a serious crime, so much so that police are now required to make a mandatory arrest for any domestic violence call if they have probable cause to believe that violence has taken place. In these cases, an arrest will be made even if the accuser retracts their accusation. […]

How Are Domestic Violence Cases Handled In New York?

While domestic violence has long been a problem throughout the country, allegations of domestic violence have increased dramatically in part due to living conditions caused COVID-19 lockdowns. Lawmakers and law enforcement alike have faced increased pressure to treat those charged with domestic violence swiftly and harshly. While domestic violence should always be treated seriously, in […]