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December 2017 Archives

Possible drunk driving charges in New York


During the busy holiday season New York law enforcement officials often patrol local communities in search of drivers who may be operating their vehicles while influenced by alcohol. Driving while impaired is a charge that the courts of New York recognize and that can penalize a person with criminal sanctions if sufficient evidence is offered to prove that they were in violation of the drunk driving law.

What are juvenile curfew laws?


Although some individuals have jobs and other responsibilities that may take them out of their homes during the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning, many New Yorkers are ready to end their days well before midnight so that they are able to rise again for new mornings. For this reason one may notice that the roads are less busy after 10 o'clock in the evening and before 5 o'clock in the morning. It is also the reason that many shops and restaurants close during these twilight hours.

Criminal defense strategies should meet individuals' needs


When a New York resident is arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, their entire world may be turned upside down. Particularly when they have no experience with the criminal justice system may they be rightfully concerned about the pending threats to their rights and liberties. Understanding the charges that have been lodged against a person can be confusing enough, not to mention the difficult process that individuals must face when their legal matters come to trial.

NY criminal records seal has limits

As of October 2017, New York has a law on the books that could offer welcome relief to some individuals in Nassau County and elsewhere in the state. The measure amends the code on criminal procedure to allow the records of some adult convictions to be sealed – a process known as expungement.

Penalties for alleged speeding in New York


Driving is a privilege enjoyed by many New Yorkers but it is also a necessity for those who must use their personal cars to get their kids to school, take themselves to work and travel to the shops and stores where they buy the goods their families need each and every day. The threat of losing one's driving privileges due to alleged speeding can be a devastating blow to a person who relies on their ability to operate a motor vehicle. In many cases it is advisable for a person facing speeding charges to challenge the allegations brought against them as the penalties associated with speeding convictions can be significant.

Actress Naya Rivera charged with domestic battery


Different jurisdictions throughout the country have different laws that govern the permissible and impermissible conduct that their residents may undertake. However, physical violence against another person is a universally criminalized action and one of the forms it may take in terms of a criminal charge is battery.

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