|Not Always the Smartest Thing to Do|
How to Win the New York DWI Refusal Case
AVVO.com Lawyer and Client Reviews of Larry Newman
FREE BOOKS on New York DWI Defense and Injury Law
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
|Wide Spread Marijuana Use is |
Presenting New Legal Issues
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Would YOU hire him?
Why You're in Deep Trouble If You Can't Afford a LawyerMother Jones Magazine
New York State uses full and part time public defenders as well as assigned counsel lawyers. All are paid for their legal services by their respective county either on a flat rate or an hourly rate. Some seemingly private attorneys also take public defense (assigned counsel) cases. There are numerous issues with New York's public system because it is largely overworked and underfunded.
Can you get by with a New York Public defender for your DWI or DWAI drugs charges?
Friday, January 13, 2017
|Police Officer Using Tint Meter Enforcer|
New York State has long had law that cars and trucks cannot have window tint that is blocks light transmittance of greater than 30%. An amendment to that law has just taken effect on January 1, 2017 that makes checking window tint light transmittance part of every yearly car inspection. New York State like many jurisdictions has a mandatory annual car inspection forever.
This new window tint inspection amendment has been proposed every year since 2003, and the amendment has failed for 13 years running.
Why the New York Tint Inspection law passed this year is the question?
Thursday, January 12, 2017
New York "Move Over" Law Expands Once Again January 2017
The law began in New York state January 1, 2011 after two State Troopers by the names of Ambrose and Searles were both struck and killed by motorists while making traffic stops. The law was expanded in 2012 to include:
tow trucks, snow plows and other vehicles performing road maintenance, construction or repair.The law under New York State Vehicle and Traffic section 1144 (a) MANDATES that motorists slow down and move over for: police, fire, ambulance, tow trucks, snow plows, maintenance vehicles, AND NOW ANY vehicle displaying a blue or green light, including volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers UNLESS traffic or other hazards prevent them from doing so safely.
BILL NUMBER: S7938 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing vehicle displaying a blue or green light PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To increase the roadside safety of volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The bill would require all motor vehicle operators to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a roadway while displaying a revolving blue light or revolving green light as authorized by law. The bill also would require that, on parkways and controlled access highways, due care would include moving from the lane containing or adjacent to the shoulder where such vehicles are parked, stopped or standing.
A violation of VTL 1144 (a) is a non-criminal traffic offense which carries three points, a $275 fine, plus a NYS surcharge. These tickets are usually not given alone and frequently you are facing much higher fines, points, and surcharges. Discuss these and any other tickets with a local traffic attorney.