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When Might Domestic Violence Charges Get Dismissed?

When police respond to a domestic dispute, their primary goal is to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, that sometimes means making an arrest without conducting a thorough investigation first. As such, charging decisions are often made by prosecutors without all the evidence. If you’re facing domestic violence-related charges but you think the […]

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5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney If You’re Charged with DWI on Labor Day

Because of all the associated festivities, holiday weekends virtually always see an increase in drunk driving-related wrecks. Unfortunately, Labor Day is no exception. This year, the National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 traffic fatalities will occur over Labor Day Weekend, and they expect almost 40 percent of them will be attributed to impaired motorists. As […]

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What You Should Know About Sobriety Checkpoints in New York

In most cases, law enforcement personnel cannot stop motorists to check for impairment unless they have reason to believe that the suspects are, indeed, intoxicated. That means motorists who aren’t exhibiting any signs of drunk driving shouldn’t have to worry about facing DWI charges—unless, of course, they live in a state that allows sobriety checkpoints. […]

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How Do New York Courts Interpret Contracts?

Contract disputes are one of the most common issues that corporate litigators handle. These issues arise so often, in fact, that virtually every organization can expect to find themselves facing one at some point. Thankfully, there are measures you can take when drafting and reviewing contractual agreements to protect your company should some kind of […]

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3 FAQs About Coparenting During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of American life, from grocery shopping to going to school. While it hasn’t been easy on anyone, parents with a joint custody arrangement are facing more hurdles than most. Since every family’s situation is unique, there’s no standard approach for handling parenting plans as long as stay-at-home […]

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The Importance of Preserving Evidence Following Your Motor Vehicle Accident

The preservation of evidence is imperative to any claim resulting from a motor vehicle accident.  Courts have defined spoliation as the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve for another’s use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation.  Spoliation is not limited to intentional destruction.  Non-intentional or negligent loss of […]

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY!

Recent studies have indicated that somewhere between 250,000 and 440,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical malpractice. While almost all medical care providers work hard to avoid making mistakes in the treatment of their patients, it is simply a fact of life that physicians are human as well, and do sometimes make mistakes […]

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Why It’s So Important to Visit a Doctor After a Car Accident

There’s always a lot to do in the wake of a serious wreck. From arranging alternative transportation to getting someone to cover your shifts at work, being involved in a car accident can add dozens of tasks to an already-full schedule. Regardless of just how busy you are, though, you shouldn’t forego a comprehensive medical […]

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When Are Punitive Damages Recoverable in New York?

If you were seriously hurt because someone failed to act with reasonable care—or intentionally caused you harm—you may be entitled to monetary damages. By bringing a personal injury claim, it might be possible to recover compensation for lost income, healthcare bills, pain and suffering, and other compensatory damages. Depending on the circumstances, it might also […]

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