Dukes Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

After a second trial, CDH Law obtained an acquittal for Sheldon Dukes, accused of predatory sexual assault in Watertown, New York.  He faced life in prison if convicted.  The judge took less than 30 minutes to issue his verdict.  In the previous trial, the jury could not agree and the result was a mistrial.  You […]

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CDH Law PLLC discusses how you can modify a parenting plan.

Parenting Plan Modification

The primary purpose of a parenting plan is to address who will have legal and physical custody of a child. Legal custody refers to the right of a parent or guardian to make decisions regarding your child. There can be sole legal custody or joint legal custody and this can be included in the parenting […]

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CDH Law, PLLC explains the driver violation point system in New York.

Driver Violation Point System

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has the Driver Violation Point System in place as a means of identifying who they deem to be “high risk drivers” and taking action against them. As you accrue more points, you run the risk of fines. You also run the risk of having your driver’s […]

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CDH Law, PLLC discusses the different types of drug charges in New York.

New York Drug Charges

New York is well known as having some of the strictest, harshest drug laws in the United States. While the laws regarding the making, sale, and distribution of drugs are complex, New York has made it clear that those convicted of these kinds of charges will face serious consequences. Extended prison sentences and heavy fines […]

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CDH Law, PLLC discusses aggravated harassment in the second degree.

Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree

Harassment Charges Misdemeanor charges should be taken very seriously. While the penalties may not be as severe for misdemeanors as they are for felonies, facing a misdemeanor conviction still means you will potentially be hit with substantial fines, possible jail time, and other collateral damage to your personal and professional life. A misdemeanor conviction will […]

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CDH Law, PLLC discusses embezzlement and it potential penalties in New York.

Embezzlement and its Potential Penalties

Embezzlement Terms like embezzlement and larceny seem to get jumbled together when thinking about criminal law. To clear things up a bit, embezzlement is a form of larceny. Larceny, what many refer to as “theft,” refers to the wrongful taking of property from its rightful owner. A person may commit larceny through embezzlement. Embezzlement falls […]

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CDH Law discusses why there are so many summer divorces.

Summer Divorces

Memories of summers when you were growing up may bring images of beach time, backyard barbecues, family vacations, and freedom. You rarely see all of the effort that was put into these activities until you are a grown-up with a family of your own. The financial pressures of paying for a vacation, the extended time […]

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CDH Law discusses what you need to do to prepare for divorce in New York.

Preparing for Divorce

Divorce is a major transitional time. Whether it is uncontested or contested, divorce will bring major life changes. If you are in the midst of a divorce or are even considering a divorce, making certain preparations can help streamline the process and prepare you for what lies ahead Things You Can Do to Prepare for […]

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CDH Law discusses what a prenuptial agreement is.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is often a sensitive topic to broach with your significant other. As you plan for marriage and a future together, couples often shy away from discussing such an agreement as it plans for a future in which they are separated by divorce or death. Prenuptial agreements, however, can bring a great deal […]

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New York No-Fault Divorce

If you have looked into getting a divorce in New York, you have probably run into some complicated legal jargon. One of these terms may have been “no fault” divorce. There is enough to deal with when you are contemplating divorce without having to worry about the complexities of the legal process. Here is an […]

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