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NY’s Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. An allegation of child abuse or maltreatment can lead not only to criminal charges. Such can lead to a parallel investigation by a child protective agency. If they determin...

The Hidden Costs of the NY Criminal Legal System

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. The old saying goes, “Crime doesn’t pay.” And in New York, getting involved in the criminal legal system can actually cost a lot of money. From supervision fees, to restitu...

DWAI by Drugs in New York: What You Need to Know

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In 2018, 12.6 million people drove under the influence of drugs. And in 2016, 43.6% of fatally-injured drivers tested positive for drugs; half of those drivers tested posit...

Aggravating Factors in New York DWI Cases

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. If you've been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated ("DWI") or any alcohol- or drugged-driving offense, you may already be wondering what the possible punishment will be....
Drinking and Driving

Are You Eligible for a Hardship Privilege?

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. If you’re arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”), your license will likely be suspended at your arraignment. But what about getting to work? How about attending cla...