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25 May Domestic Violence Laws in Brooklyn

Domestic violence laws in New York can be confusing – and it’s not always easy to understand what amounts to a domestic violence charge in Brooklyn and what doesn’t. Domestic Violence: Not One Specific Crime The term domestic violence doesn’t necessarily refer to one specific crime. Instead,...

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25 May How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Brooklyn

If police ticket you for speeding, you could be facing a whole host of problems. Your insurance rates could go up, you could have to go to traffic school, and you could even lose your driver's license. If you think you have a case against...

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25 May 3 Things You Didn’t Know About DATs in Brooklyn

We’ve all heard of desk appearance tickets, or DATs, but do you really know what it is and what it means to the person who receives one? The Run-Down on Desk Appearance Tickets in Brooklyn Desk appearance tickets are unique to New York. It’s actually a legal...

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25 May Can a Brooklyn Lawyer Get My DAT Dismissed?

New York is different from other states. We have a type of arrest charge that involves a police officer issuing a desk appearance ticket. A desk appearance ticket, or DAT, requires the recipient to appear in criminal court on a specific date to enter a...

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25 May Will a DAT Go On My Record?

When you receive a desk appearance ticket, you’ve technically been arrested. Many people get it confused, because the handcuffs are absent and they haven’t been “booked” into jail. You can get a DAT for anything from a disorderly conduct charge to possession of a small amount...

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06 Apr Why Do Police Issue DATs in Brooklyn?

In some cases across Brooklyn, police issue suspects desk appearance tickets instead of taking them to jail. If you get a DAT, it means you have been arrested, but that you’re free to go about your daily life instead of being locked up behind bars...

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03 Apr Defending Yourself Against DWI Charges in Brooklyn

If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated on Brooklyn’s roadways, you have a lot on your mind. You’re probably wondering how you’re going to cope with the aftermath. “Will this affect my job?” “Will I be lose my driver’s license?” “Am I going to jail?” These are all...

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01 Apr Can I Refuse a Breath Test in NYC?

Flashing lights in the rearview mirror can send shock, fear and worry through any driver, but they’re enough to spark sheer terror in people who have had a few cocktails with dinner or who have shared a couple of beers with buddies before getting behind...

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30 Mar Coping with the Emotional Toll of Your Own DWI Charge in NY

When you’re charged with driving while intoxicated, it’s a big emotional drain. It puts a lot on your mind, whether you’re thinking about attempting to clear your name or you already know you’re going to plead guilty. Your Brooklyn DWI lawyer will talk to you...

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