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25 May Your Best Response to a Reckless Driving Charge

Reckless driving is more than just a traffic violation – it’s a criminal misdemeanor. The consequences are more severe than those you’d face from a regular speeding ticket. If a judge convicts you of reckless driving, you could be fined up to $300, lose your license...

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25 May Cell Phone Ticket Lawyer

In New York, it’s against the law to use a cell phone while you’re driving. If a judge finds you guilty, or if you admit guilt,the judge will put points on your license. You can expect your insurance rates to go up, too. No driving to...

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25 May Can a Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer Help You?

If someone has accused you of domestic violence, it’s probably a good idea to call an attorney as soon as possible. Do You Need a Brooklyn Domestic Violence Lawyer? Before you can be convicted in a domestic violence case in Brooklyn courts, police will conduct an investigation....

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25 May What to Expect with a Domestic Violence Lawyer in Brooklyn

Domestic violence is a crime in the state of New York, and if a judge convicts you of this type of abuse, you’re facing serious penalties. Many people make the mistake of defending themselves or relying on a public defender for help. In most cases, those are...

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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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