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The Hidden Costs of the NY Criminal Legal System

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 restitution, to fines and surcharge...
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DWAI by Drugs in New York: What You Need to Know

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 positive for two or more drugs. A...
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How to Fight a Traffic Ticket in New York

A traffic ticket is something that most drivers will have to deal with at some point. Sometimes, it’s a non-moving violation incurring fines and surcharges but no points. Other times, it’s a moving vi...
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Licensing of Multiple DWI Offenders by the New York DMV

As of October 2012, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began applying certain rules to persons with multiple convictions or incidents involving alcohol- or drugged-driving. As such, licen...
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Additional Reforms in the NY Criminal Justice System

As discussed in last week's blog, the legislature recently passed sweeping bail and discovery reforms. There are also several other reforms taking place. Here, we discuss a few more of the changes to...
Drinking and Driving

Are You Eligible for a Hardship Privilege?

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 classes at school? Or if you ne...
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