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The Order of Protection in New York State

By |May 17th, 2018|

Very often in a criminal matter, when a person is arraigned before a judge, the judge will issue what is […]

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The Grey Area of Mental Illness

By |June 6th, 2017|

Over the past year or so I’ve handled about a dozen cases that involved mental illness as a major aspect […]

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The DMV 3 in 25 Years Revocation Rule: Constitutional? Political? Both or Neither?

By |October 5th, 2016|

Lately I’ve had a few clients who are dealing with the NY DMV 3 in 25 rule. If you’ve never […]

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The Albany County DWI Policy: An exercise in confusion

By |September 12th, 2016|

Around the State, many counties have a standard DWI policy that dictates the terms of a plea bargain for a […]

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Officer: If it’s okay with you, I’m just gonna look through the car? You: Noooope

By |August 16th, 2016|

WHY CONSENTING TO A SEARCH OF YOUR CAR WILL NOT HELP YOU

You can tell the officer whichever way you prefer… […]

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Can’t make bail? 11 steps on how to make it through your jail time…

By |May 11th, 2016|

Often enough, when a man or woman is awaiting their trial or plea deal, they have to spend their time […]

So you were arrested… your life IS NOT OVER!

By |March 28th, 2016|

A client came to me the other day and told me, in his words, that his life was over because […]

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5 Tips: If you get stopped by the police

By |March 3rd, 2016|

We at the Kokosa Law Firm often get asked what the difference is between a $1,500 defense fee and a […]

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