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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The last big BWI (boating while intoxicated) law that passed in New York State was in 2016. It was called "Tiffany's Law" so named after a child named Tiffany that was killed by a drunken boat operator.
What is Tiffany's Law as it relates to BWI (boating while intoxicated)?
Does Tiffany's Law change any of the DMV rules and laws as they relate to BWI driving privileges?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
|Some of the funniest internet stuff involves cats?|
How dangerous is it to drive while cross faded?
Is it any less dangerous for the chronic THC user?
Does alcohol increase the effects of THC?
Monday, May 22, 2017
|If sealing records was as easy as this|
I got an email the other day from an old client, it had been a number a years but I remembered the case. A bar fight, he got thrown out, and then too drunk to know better came back in. Cops called, the charge criminal trespass. It started out as a misdemeanor but we got it reduced to a disorderly conduct with a one year conditional discharge. The basic stay out of trouble and be done.
Why was he calling me after all these years?
What was the problem he was having about something that resolved so long ago?
Sunday, May 21, 2017
You will sometimes have judges stop defense attorneys from speaking to them because there is NO district attorney present (prosecutor). Beyond discussing the weather or how the hunting is this year case discussions of any type must be delayed till both sides are present.
Why would a judge stop a defense attorney from discussing a criminal case if no DA is present?
Why would a judge not be able to hear just from the district attorney if no defense attorney was present?
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Just how ironclad is our right to an attorney?
Does having a right to an attorney also mean that you are also entitled to the best defense possible?
Does having a right to a public defender also guarantee anything else?
Thursday, May 18, 2017
It has to be ordered for a minimum time period of ONE YEAR. It can be ordered longer than that BUT one year is the absolute minimum.
What is the process to get an early release from the ignition interlock condition?
Are there ways to speed up the process?
Are some courts and/or judges unwilling to even entertain early releases?
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Maybe people are under a mistaken impression that criminal case negotiation is like other types of negotiation, quite simply, it ain't. In other types of negotiation you can just walk away. As in No Sale today, but if it's criminal charges you are facing then that's just Not an option. You can't just look elsewhere or take a break or come back with a lower price, no.
How do criminal case negotiations work?
How do older defense attorneys size up a plea?
How do you really know if you got the best deal possible?