The Order of Protection in New York State

May 17th, 2018|Comments Off on The Order of Protection in New York State

Very often in a criminal matter, when a person is arraigned before a judge, the judge will issue what is called an “Order of Protection” or sometimes called a “Restraining […]

The Grey Area of Mental Illness

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on The Grey Area of Mental Illness

Over the past year or so I’ve handled about a dozen cases that involved mental illness as a major aspect of the case. To be clear, I’m differentiating this from […]

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

October 5th, 2016|Comments Off on The DMV 3 in 25 Years Revocation Rule: Constitutional? Political? Both or Neither?

Lately I’ve had a few clients who are dealing with the NY DMV 3 in 25 rule. If you’ve never heard of this rule, let me give you a quick […]

The Albany County DWI Policy: An exercise in confusion

September 12th, 2016|Comments Off on The Albany County DWI Policy: An exercise in confusion

Around the State, many counties have a standard DWI policy that dictates the terms of a plea bargain for a person charged with DWI. In most counties it is pretty […]

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

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Officer: If it’s okay with you, I’m just gonna look through the car? You: Noooope

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

You can tell the officer whichever way you prefer… my favorite is the Bill Lumberg. “I’m gonna have to […]