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 New York Family Court Act (“FCA”). This includes not only spouses or former spouses, parents and children but also people who are […]
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 next insurance payment on time and insurance sends a letter to driver /registered […]
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 […]