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May 2018 Archives

Heroin possession consequences in New York

Being found in the possession of any illegal drug is not a good situation to be in, no matter what state of the country you reside in. But heroin is one of the most serious drugs in regard to the laws that prohibit it. Law enforcement has made it a higher priority to crack down on heroin in recent years.

What to do at an accident scene in New York

New York has some of the busiest highways and roads in the Northeast. With millions of residents, visitors and workers in Mahopac and around the state, many drivers are bound to find themselves involved in a motor vehicle accident at one time or another. This post will explain what you should do at an accident scene in New York so you do not compromise the scene or put yourself in any further legal trouble.

Breathalyzer results shouldn’t be an automatic DUI conviction.

You’re driving home after spending a pleasant night at a friend’s house. You’re not speeding, and although you had a couple beers over the course of the evening, you don’t feel impaired. Suddenly, you see those tell-tale lights flashing in your rearview mirror. You pull over.

Did an officer use a non-standardized test before your arrest?

Any number of things can go wrong while you're driving along New York roadways. Another motorist might cut you off at a merge, you could get in a major traffic jam, get a flat tire or have a minor fender-bender in a grocery store parking lot. Worse yet, you might be one of many travelers whose day gets off course when you see flashing police car lights in your rear-view mirror, signaling you to pull over. 

Memorial Day weekend DWI warnings

For many in New York, Memorial Day weekend represents the gateway to summer. It is an unofficial summer holiday that represents time with family, barbeques in parks, camping trips or even trips to the coast. It also is the first major travel holiday of the summer driving season.

A Minor Misdemeanor Can Cost You Your Gun Rights

The New York legislature recently passed a bill to expand the number of criminal offenses that can lead to loss of the offender's right to possess a firearm. According to those in support of the bill, the goal is to reduce the risk of future shootings by keeping guns out of the hands of domestic violence offenders. However, critics of the bill argue that it targets much more than domestic violence offenders and includes many low-level misdemeanors.

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