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How DUI Impacts Your Drivers License in New York

When you are charged with DUI there are civil and administrative penalties as well as criminal penalties to contend with. Your license is administratively suspended at your arraignment, even though you have yet to be convicted of a DUI. This happens when you either fail a breathalyzer test or refuse to take one. Obviously here…

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Fighting an Improper Turn Ticket in New York

An improper turn ticket costs $150 and 2 points on your license. It can result in increased insurance rates. In addition, these tickets are often issued in conjunction with other tickets that can cost even more money and add even more points to your license.  Fortunately, you don’t have to plead guilty to these tickets.…

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What Happens if You Are Riding with Someone Who Gets a DUI in New York?

Getting into a car with a drunk driver behind the wheel could be hazardous to your health, but it could be hazardous to your freedom, too. There are situations in New York where you, as a passenger, may find yourself under arrest as well. If you suspect your driver is about to be arrested for…

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Do You Have to Pay Red Light Camera Tickets in New York?

Obviously, you should never run a red light. But that doesn’t mean you should just plead guilty to a charge that you ran a red light, especially if that charge is generated by a red-light camera.  It is possible to fight a red-light camera ticket in New York. You should always consult with a traffic…

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Can You Go to Jail for Hitting a Pedestrian in New York?

In New York, many of the accidents that take place are between passenger vehicles and pedestrians. When is an accident just an accident, and when does it represent major legal trouble with a criminal component? Here’s what you need to know.  Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in New York? Drivers should always…

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4 Mistakes People Make When Getting Arrested in Sullivan County

Many people expect to go their whole lives without getting arrested. Most of what people “know” about getting arrested comes from television, which can be extremely misleading.  So while it’s natural to make mistakes during and after an arrest, it’s vital for you to understand that certain moves can really harm your case. If you…

Do You Have to Answer Sobriety Test Questions When Pulled Over for a DUI in New York?

The moment a police officer asks you to step out of your vehicle you’re probably in some trouble. There’s a good chance that officer already believes you are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.  There’s a good chance you’re about to have to make some decisions. The decisions you make will help to…

Can You Get My New York State Speeding Ticket Reduced?

While it is possible to get some New York speeding tickets dropped, it’s far more common to get them reduced down to a lower point, less-expensive violation. In some cases, we can get them reduced down to a less-expensive non-moving violation that incurs no points and offers no insurance rate hikes.  This is not something…

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What You Need to Know About New York Weapon Laws

Did you know that you can carry nunchucks in New York? Believe it or not, they’re protected by the 2nd Amendment according to Judge Pamela K. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.   Yet there are still plenty of weapons which are illegal in New York, and not all…

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Seatbelt Laws

In 2020, New York began enforcing a law requiring back seat passengers older than 16 to wear seat belts. Anyone younger than 16 was already required to buckle up in the back seat, and everyone in the front seat is required to buckle up. This is true even if you are in a for-hire vehicle…

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