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How Might a DWI Defense Attorney Challenge Field Sobriety Test Results?

If you’re facing DWI charges, it’s natural to fret about the outcome of your case—and the repercussions it could have on various aspects of your life. Fortunately, a conviction isn’t necessarily imminent. With the right defense strategy, it may be possible to secure lesser charges with reduced penalties—or to get the case dropped altogether. DWI […]

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At LoTempio PC Law Group we are often asked if a criminal conviction can be Expunged

A criminal conviction constitutes a guilty plea or a verdict of guilty on any misdemeanor or felony charge. Despite the growing sentiment, not only in NYS but across the country, to enlarge the ability to get a conviction expunged, unfortunately in New York State, there is no such process. Two options we advise our clients […]

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Under Investigation for COVID-19 Fraud? 3 Essential Steps to Take

In mid-March, the FBI established a nationwide program to combat fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From selling counterfeit personal protective equipment to filing false unemployment insurance claims, there are all kinds of fraudulent offenses that could result in criminal charges. If you’re being investigated for COVID-19 fraud—or you’ve already been charged with a crime—there’s […]

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What Are the Penalties for Theft in New York?

If you are facing theft charges in New York, the consequences of a conviction could affect your life and the lives of your family members for years to come. Depending on your specific charges, the penalties might include tens of thousands of dollars in fines and a lengthy prison sentence. Even petit larceny—a misdemeanor offense—can […]

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What Constitutes an Illegal Search and Seizure?

Most people have only a cursory knowledge of their constitutional rights and are therefore unsure when they have been violated. The Fourth Amendment protects Americans from illegal searches and seizures by law enforcement, and any evidence gathered during an illegal search may not be admissible in court. If you have been charged with a crime but […]

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3 Defenses Against Drug Possession Charges in New York

Some people assume the penalties for drug possession in New York aren’t that severe because it’s such a common offense. But depending on the type of substance allegedly found in your possession and the amount, a conviction could have life-changing consequences including thousands of dollars in fines, incarceration, drug testing, probation, and electronic monitoring. Fortunately, […]

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To end epidemic, Sessions seeks culture ‘hostile to drug use’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears to be calling for an overall crackdown on drug use in the United States, viewing it as the best way to reduce deaths from opioid overdoses. Speaking before the annual meeting of the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Sessions said that 2016 saw the highest number of drug overdose […]

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Criminal Defense Archives: Supreme Court to hear case involving search for stolen motorcycle

If you look under a tarp for what appears to be a motorcycle, have you searched the motorcycle? Or have you searched the tarp? That question may be central to the appeal of a warrantless search meant to find a motorcycle that had been stolen years earlier from New York. Police in Virginia apparently spent […]

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