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Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (“CIMT”)

Jersey City, New Jersey – The law is constantly evolving. New laws are passed and courts are always interpreting, and re-interpreting, those laws. Some changes are clear, but some generate a lot of confusion and the need for extended litigation.…
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What Are the Most Common Crimes in New York?

Over the years, New York’s crime problems have fluctuated considerably. The prevalence of crime in the Empire State has surged and dwindled throughout the decades, with some periods being notably worse than others. Over the last year or so,…
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Punitive damages resulting from criminal driving charges in Westchester New York.

New York – October 30, 2020  Individuals, law enforcement and public institutions can take measures that will reduce the incidence of automobile accidents, especially those that arise out of reckless, or drunk driving in Westchester County…
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A drunk driver was indicted in New York for fatally injuring a Westchester woman. 

New York – October 8, 2020 A Yonkers man was indicted by Westchester County grand jury for a drunk driving accident that fatally injured a young woman last March.  She was hit by the car after the driver lost control and it drove off the…
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How does DWI and DWAI affect legal outcomes for drivers in White Plains New York?

New York - October 31, 2020 Serious charges. The charges for DWI and DWAI are different, in New York, drivers are charged with a DWI if a blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or higher. If a BAC is at .08 or higher, this means that individuals…
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Is driving without a valid driver’s license really that bad in White Plains New York?

New York - October 30, 2020 Penalties and jail. Driving without a valid driver’s license in New York could land a person in jail. It is actually considered a serious offense and is punishable by a fine of $75.00 to $300.00, or possible fifteen…
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Speeding ticket offenses in Westchester County New York can be detrimental without legal counsel.

NEW YORK - October 21, 2020 An experienced New York defense attorney can negotiate a reduced plea on a traffic matter that may save money, exempt drivers from driver’s school, stave off license suspension, or revocation and avoid criminal…
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Can a criminal lawyer have DWI charges reduced in Westchester County New York?

Almost one third of  U.S. traffic crash deaths involved drivers who were under the influence of alcohol at levels of .08 g/dL or higher, and alcohol-related accidents were still increased by impaired drivers with lower alcohol levels.  Drunk…
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Is an attorney necessary after excessive speed causes an accident in White Plains New York?

Because New York is a “no fault” insurance state, reimbursement to drivers is facilitated with a shorter waiting time and covers certain injuries and vehicle damage directly related to an accident.  Victims who are injured can seek compensation…
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What is Considered a Hate Crime in the State of New York and What are the Penalties for Committing One?

New York State defines a hate crime as “a traditional offense that is motivated by bias.” A person is guilty of committing a hate crime when he or she engages in an act that “targets a victim because of a perception or belief about their…
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What are the Penalties for Underage Drinking in New York State?

In the state of NY, is it considered unlawful for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in any amount or possess an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume [Source: NY ABC Sec. 65 (C)]. Despite the fact that the law prohibits…
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Darren DeUrso

Being involved in any type of legal matter can be a very stressful experience. Two of the most common legal situations that White Plains residents find themselves in is facing a criminal charge or being part of a family law case. Although it's…