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March 2017 Archives

What scenario may lead to drunk driving charges?


For some New York residents, being charged with driving while intoxicated is the most serious criminal charge they will ever face. Because of this, it can be very scary to have to fight such a serious allegation. There are many potential penalties, ranging from minor fines to jail time. This is why it is critical to mount an effective defense. However, many may not know what an effective defense looks like, or even what a typical scenario that may lead to DWI charges looks like.

DUI and employment background checks in New York


For many New York residents, the possibility of facing a DUI charge is one that is to be avoided at all costs. However, this is a reality that many will have to deal with. There are many questions that can arise when someone is faced with potential penalties. A person may wish to know what specific penalties are involved with a conviction -- and how to avoid them.

Want to fight a minor offense? You may not want to go alone


It may be tempting, in an effort to save money, to try to navigate the courts by yourself when faced with a lesser charge like a misdemeanor. And of course while representing yourself could in fact lead to a favorable outcome, in many cases, your best chance for success is to team up with a firm familiar with criminal law, to fight the charges on your behalf.

The plea negotiation process and how it could benefit a defendant


Facing a criminal charge can be a difficult spot for New York residents to be in. While the charge may be serious or minor, the aftermath of a criminal conviction means that a defendant will have a criminal record. Therefore, those accused of a crime, no matter how minor, should consider his or her defense options. Because going to court, facing a judge and jury and arguing a case can be intimidating and daunting, some defendants seek defense options that will keep them out of a courtroom as much as possible.

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