January 25, 2020

Arrested for DWI?

  Among other criminal cases, our law firm (DWI Lawyer) specializes in Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) or Driving Under Influence (“DUI”) and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. It is very important that these kinds of cases are handled by the specialist, DWI Lawyer and not the general practice lawyer, […]
September 3, 2017

When Contacted by Law Enforcement Officer

    I got a call from a law enforcement officer asking me to meet and answer questions.  Should I talk to this detective? Do I need an attorney? Often times in our practice we get a call from a potential client who was contacted by a police detective asking him […]
December 15, 2017

Sealing of Criminal Record

Sealing of Criminal Record. On October 7, 2017, a new law went into effect in the State of New York, that allowed for sealing the criminal record under certain conditions.  This was codified in New York Criminal Procedure Law (“CPL”) section 160.59 “Sealing of Certain Convictions.” This section provides that […]
July 1, 2020

Medicaid Fraud Investigations in New York

  Sometimes our clients are asking us why they are being directed to appear for an interview with NYC Medicaid fraud investigators in their offices. Usually, the client gets a letter in the mail from the NYC investigator directing him to appear in the Manhattan office for a Medicaid fraud […]
March 25, 2020

Why do I need a Prenuptial Agreement?

In this challenging time of the Covid-19 public health emergency, we need to remind ourselves that life is still going on. Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order allowing people to get marriage licenses remotely and get married via video conference. As Governor Cuomo jokingly noted, there is […]
April 12, 2019

Grounds for Modification of Child Support Order

Often times in our practice, clients ask us how they can modify their child support obligations, do they have grounds for modification of child support. As life circumstances change, people change jobs, their income may be reduced or their business may not do well, or they may start another family. […]
December 4, 2018

Arrest For Petit Larceny In New York

When a person gets arrested for, detained, or charged with a Petit Larceny offense in New York, {s}he will undoubtedly have a lot of questions about what will happen next. Petit Larceny is a class “A” Misdemeanor, (PL 155.25), which is a crime in New York State. People convicted of […]
December 4, 2017

Hit and Run: Leaving the Scene of an accident with property damage or personal injury

New York State law requires that if a motorist gets involved in a traffic accident that results in property damage or personal injury, he or she must exchange their information, such as name, address, insurance policy information, with another driver. In case there is no other driver involved (e.g. you […]
December 4, 2017

Difference between Felony and Misdemeanor charges in New York

  Felony and Misdemeanor charges are both criminal offenses.  Misdemeanor is a criminal offense where a person charged faces up to 1 year in jail, in addition, to other penalties such as fines, surcharges, etc. Felony is a criminal offense where a person charged faces over 1 year in prison, […]
September 1, 2017

Arrested For Domestic Violence Offense. Criminal and Family Court

  Domestic violence is a general term describing various crimes and offenses committed between the members of the same family or household, as this term is defined in the New York Family Court Act (“FCA”). This includes not only spouses or former spouses, parents, and children but also people who […]
September 1, 2017

Driving with Suspended Registration

Driving with a suspended registration is a crime in New York. Common scenario: The driver gets car insurance, pays for 1 month, and gets an insurance card for a period of 6 months. Diver fails to make the next insurance payment on time and insurance sends a letter to the […]
August 25, 2017

Suspended Driver License

  Suspended driver license or driving privilege means it will be taken away for a period of time before it is returned. Period of suspension depends on several factors including your prior driving history as well as ground for initial suspension.  You may also be required to pay a suspension […]
May 25, 2020

Domestic violence and Covid-19 pandemic

  During this challenging time of Covid-19 pandemic and resulting Stay at home Orders covering 90% of the United States population, there have been reports of increased rates of domestic violence arrests in New York and elsewhere in the country. This is understandable, because people are locked down in their […]
August 18, 2017

Consequences of Failure to Answer a Traffic Ticket

   It is very important that you answer your traffic ticket in a timely manner. Failure to answer your traffic ticket may cause your driver license to become suspended.  In addition, if you fail to answer your traffic ticket or appear in court on the scheduled date, after a certain […]
July 16, 2017

What Happens After You Are Arrested?

  Many New York residents will find themselves facing serious criminal charges ranging from DUI offenses to assault or drug possession.  Once you’ve been arrested in New York, you will then be forced to manage and understand the criminal justice system, which requires an understanding of complex processes and procedures.  […]
August 10, 2020

Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Second Marriages in New York. Proper estate planning is imperative considering the current extremely high divorce rate in New York State. When either a single spouse or both spouses in the second marriage have children from the first marriage, a New York State Estate Planning Lawyer can […]