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23 Jan Brooklyn Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges in Brooklyn or in any other borough, you’re probably very concerned with knowing what happens during the legal process. Even being accused of a crime is incredibly stressful, and it can lead to a great deal of anxiety over...

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23 Jan What Happens if You Ignore a Desk Appearance Ticket?

Thousands of people get desk appearance tickets in Brooklyn and beyond, and unfortunately, many don’t take them seriously. The problem? Ignoring a desk appearance ticket in Brooklyn will land you in jail. What is a Desk Appearance Ticket? It doesn’t sound that serious, but a desk appearance ticket is...

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23 Jan BK Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’re like most people who are facing criminal charges, you probably have many questions. That’s perfectly normal. Being accused of and charged with a crime is scary—especially if you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of New York’s legal system. You need to have...

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23 Jan Are Breathalyzers 100% Accurate?

The flashing lights, the sirens, the officer at your car door. You’re being pulled over for DWI in Brooklyn, and whether or not you’ve had any alcohol, it’s a terrifying experience. If you’re like most people who are pulled over under suspicion of DWI, the police officer...

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23 Jan Can You Change a DAT Appearance Date?

When you receive a desk appearance ticket, it already contains the date and time you’re supposed to show up in court. Naturally, it’s never a good time. You have to work, you don’t have childcare, or your family is in town visiting. In the worst-case scenarios,...

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17 Oct Child Pornography Convictions: The Devastating Effects

A child pornography charge in Brooklyn or anywhere else can effectively ruin your entire life; everything you’ve worked for can be gone in an instant. The worst part? You don’t even have to be guilty in order to be charged and punished. Many Brooklyn sex...

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17 Oct What Counts as Domestic Violence in Brooklyn?

Domestic abuse, which can be a felony in the state of New York, comes hand-in-hand with some very serious penalties. You could end up spending several years in jail if you’re convicted of domestic abuse, so it’s important that you talk to a domestic violence...

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17 Oct Charged with Unemployment Fraud: What Now?

The economy is really, really bad right now. Even people who have jobs are struggling to make ends meet – and it’s not uncommon for people to file for unemployment just so they can get the money they need for groceries, rent and other necessities....

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17 Oct What You Need to Know About Assault Charges in Brooklyn

New York is unique in that it refers to assault as the acts of hitting, biting, kicking and otherwise physically touching someone; many other states refer to that as battery. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to work with an...

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17 Oct New York’s Crackdowns on DWI

Just before the last 4th of July weekend, Governor Cuomo announced a huge crackdown on DWIs throughout New York. Checkpoints, DWI patrols and other efforts were in full swing, leading to hundreds of traffic stops. Because the state considered the whole operation a resounding success,...

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