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NEW YORK STATE DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY ASSESSMENT AND OUT OF STATE DRIVERS

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not happy. I know this, because several times a week, I receive a call from an out-of-state driver (most often New Jersey or Connecticut) who is ...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT A FIRST TIME DWI ARREST CAN BE CHARGED AS A FELONY? - ROCKLAND COUNTY DWI ATTORNEY

To the average person, the idea of being charged with a felony conjures thoughts of committing a robbery, selling drugs, and the like; things that they could never imaging themselves doing. However, ...
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THE DANGERS OF TAKING SELFIES WHILE DRIVING - ROCKLAND COUNTY DISTRACTED DRIVING ATTORNEY

It turns out that we need to be told that we shouldn’t take selfies while driving. Why? Because it’s dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that “…[t]he New York State Department ...
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N.J. BILL AIMS TO BAN EATING, DRINKING, GROOMING, READING BEHIND THE WHEEL - IS NEW YORK NEXT?

I represent a large number of drivers who receive traffic tickets for various violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. As a DWI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Ticket Attorney, I try to ...
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POKÉMON GO AND DRIVING - NEW YORK POKÉMON HUNTERS BEWARE

File this under never say never. After graduating college and then law school, taking and passing the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams, working as a Senior Assistant District Attorney and opening the ...
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LEANDRA'S LAW - DWI WITH A CHILD PASSENGER

On November 18, 2009, then New York Governor, David Patterson, signed into law the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra's Law. In doing so, the State of New York placed on the ...
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RESULTS OF MEMORIAL DAY 2016 DWI CRACKDOWN

On June 1, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Police issued 11,946 tickets following their increased enforcement efforts during the 2016 Memorial Day holiday (May 27, 2016 ...
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DWI CRACKDOWN - MEMORIAL DAY 2016 - ROCKLAND COUNTY DWI ATTORNEY

In a May 25, 2016 press release, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced, "…State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be increasing patrols to combat drunk and ...
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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY 2016 DWI CRACKDOWN - ROCKLAND COUNTY DWI ATTORNEY

In a March 9, 2016 press release ( click here ), New York State Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State Police and local law enforcement will initiate "special St. Patrick's ...
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MY TEENAGER WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI)

When our children are little, the parents of teenagers and young adults often tell us "just wait until they are older: Small Kids, Small Problems. Big Kids, Big Problems." Unfortunately, ...
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SUPER BOWL 2016 : DWI CRACKDOWN - ROCKLAND COUNTY

In a February 5, 2016 press release ( click here ), the New York State Police announced a crackdown of impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend from Saturday, February 6, 2016 until midnight, ...
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TEN FACTS ABOUT IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES IN NEW YORK

On November 18, 2009, Leandra's Law (The Child Passenger Protection Act) was signed into law by then New York State Governor, David Patterson. Once of the many provisions of this law enacted ...
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DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER - 2015 HOLIDAY SEASON

In a December 17, 2015 press release ( click here ), New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, announced that the State Police and local law enforcement agencies across New York will participate in the ...
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TIPS FOR AVOIDING A DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKET

At one point or another, we've all been guilty of it: at stop sign, or a slow point in traffic, or even traveling down the highway, we've glanced at our phones. While it may seem harmless, ...
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SCANNABLE BY EVERNOTE - A LAWYER'S BEST FRIEND?

I am a DWI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Ticket attorney practicing in Rockland County, New York. What I am about to discuss today may sound like a paid product placement or a commercial, but in ...
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2015 END OF SUMMER DWI CRACKDOWN - DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

As announced in an August 20, 2015 press release ( click here to view ), Governor, Andrew Cuomo, directed the New York State Police to "ramp up" enforcement efforts as part of a national ...
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VILLAGE OF NEW HEMPSTEAD JUSTICE COURT - WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Sometime during the early 2000s, the Village of New Hempstead Justice Court closed its doors and the Town of Ramapo Justice Court resumed jurisdiction of criminal, traffic and civil matters taking ...
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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE SPEED WEEK 2015

August 6, 2015 commences the New York State Police "SPEED WEEK" campaign and will run through August 11, 2015. As stated in a recent press release ( click here ), this week-long enforcement ...
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DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER FOR MY DWI CASE?

When I was in law school, a well-respected professor told me that he would rather handle a murder case than a DWI case. This, to me, was a bold and surprising statement. Nearly 20 years later, I have ...
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Super Bowl Sunday STOP-DWI Campaign - Rockland County DWI Attorney

The New York State Police report that on February 1, 2015, Troopers issued 1,390 tickets during the Super Bowl Sunday STOP-DWI enforcement period. "The campaign began at noon on February 1st, ...
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TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN JUSTICE COURT - DWI AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

The Town of Clarkstown Justice Court, located at 20 Maple Avenue, New City, New York (Rockland County), is said to be one of the largest courts, in terms of criminal cases handled in the State of New ...
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MY TEENAGER WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSING MARIJUANA.

With all the talk of legalization of marijuana and medical marijuana, the fact remains that it is still illegal to possess marijuana in the State of New York. Along with shoplifting (petit larceny) ...
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DRUNK DRIVING, DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER - NEW YORK DWI

The New York State Police report (see press release ) that “a recent two-week statewide campaign by troopers to crack down on impaired drivers resulted in the arrests of 663 people for driving ...
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NEW YORK STATE POLICE RELEASE RESULTS OF "SPEED WEEK" CAMPAIGN

As a DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Rockland County and the State of New York, I am often contacted by drivers who have received traffic tickets from the New York State Police. In ...
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VILLAGE OF HILLBURN JUSTICE COURT - ROCKLAND COUNTY DWI, CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY

Sitting in the Town of Ramapo, New York, the Village of Hillburn is considered one of the more rural communities in Rockland County. Located at 31 Mountain Avenue, Hillburn, NY 10931 (845-359-2036,) ...
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