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What is Reckless Driving in New York?

What’s the difference between speeding and reckless driving? And what happens when you’re charged with reckless driving?   Here’s what you need to know. Reckless driving has no hard definition.   Have you heard people say, “it’s not reckless driving until you’re doing 20 mph over the speed limit?” That’s not strictly true.   An…

4 Reasons Your DUI/DWI Case May Not Be Open & Shut

Many people don’t fight DUI/DWI charges. They plead guilty. Sometimes they take a deal.   They often do this because they think there’s no way out. They got caught. The police must know what they’re doing.   But the truth is most DUI/DWI cases are less black and white than people think. #1) The Field…

Should You Plea Bargain Your Orange County Traffic Ticket?

Even the best traffic court lawyer can’t get all charges dismissed or dropped. And “arguing innocence” is something of a trap in traffic courts. The defendant is guilty about 95% of the time. Speeding and traffic violations happen. Often it happens because the driver is distracted and not because the driver is wilfully violating the…

5 Reasons You Can Fail a Field Sobriety Test that Have Nothing to Do With Being Drunk

If you believe a field sobriety test is an objective, clear way to determine if someone is drunk or sober, you’re not alone. The media has done a good job of working to convince everyone that only the most obviously drunk drivers would ever fail this test. In reality, this test is difficult to pass…

Does it Make Sense to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Orange County, NY?

Less than 5% of the population of any New York county fights traffic tickets. There’s some psychology behind that. Many people assume it’s not worth it. That they were speeding (or violating some other traffic law) and the case is open-and-shut. That it’s easier to pay the ticket because they’re going to be found guilty…

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What’s the Law on Traffic Cameras in New York?

Do you remember a few years back when the debate around traffic cameras in New York was on the front page of every local newspaper and at the forefront of every municipal debate? In fact, the opposition to newly installed traffic cameras wasn’t limited to New York. In Ohio, North Carolina, and a number of…

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4 Tips for Dealing with the Police After You Are Pulled Over

Stopped by the police for speeding or reckless driving? Maybe the reason you were pulled over was running a red light or having invalid tags on your license plate? No matter the reason or circumstances, the moment you see those sirens in your rearview, there is a small jump of surprise and twinge of uncertainty.…

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5 Crucial Facts If You Are Pulled Over for a First DWI

Fighting your first DWI charges is all about having the right information and legal assistance. It is only when you are armed with the correct facts and knowledge that you can actually fight back against your arrest and charges for DWI. However, your case against DWI charges in New York begins before you ever set…

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Driving on a Suspended License? Why You Should Think Again

The State of New York and the Department of Motor Vehicles are very clear. Driving and use of New York roads is a privilege, not a right. This is a crucial distinction, one recognized by every other state in the United States, that allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend or revoke your driver’s…

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Why Are the Holidays a High Time for DUI Arrests?

With Halloween well in the review mirror and November nearly half over, we are officially approaching the holiday season. The weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year are filled with excitement and celebration. There are gatherings and fun events. However, amidst all the joy and seasonal cheer, DUI or DWI lawyers in New York have a…

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