What is a White Collar Crime?

White collar crimes are named because they are often related to the realms of white collar workers such as finances, politics, or business. It is not, however, necessarily restricted to these kinds of workers. A white collar crime is considered to be a non-violent criminal act committed with the intention of unlawful financial gain. White […]

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What is the Difference Between DWI and DWAI?

New York DWI Versus DWAI While most people have heard of driving under the influence DUI, that is not actually what it is called in the State of New York. In New York, what is commonly referred to as a DUI is actually called a DWI or driving while intoxicated. In addition to a DUI, […]

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What do Points on Your Driving Record Mean?

Points on Your Driving Record When you get a traffic ticket in New York, you get more than just a fine. You also get points assessed on your driver’s license. The Driver Violation Point System in New York is a way for the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to both identify and take necessary […]

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Dukes Trial Ends In Hung Jury

The article below is reprinted from wwnytv.com and the original can be found here. Excellent defense work from our litigators Clifton Carden, III and Brian Tedd. “The Sheldon Dukes sexual assault trial has ended in a hung jury Jefferson County Court. That means the jury could not agree on Dukes’ guilt or innocence.   Dukes is accused […]

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Five Things You Should Know About Divorcing With Kids

Some parents stay together even after their marital relationship has ended because they believe that it is best for the children. However, being in an unhappy relationship can make home a tense, miserable place for everyone to live. If you are contemplating divorcing with kids, a New York divorce lawyer can help you ensure your […]

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Cross-Examination is the Key to Trial Success

In this excellent article in the New York State Bar Association Journal, W. Russell Corker provides a short introduction to the key principles of an effective cross-examination, “the single most important deciding factor in the outcome of a trial.” While this is a great refresher for trial lawyers, we think our clients will benefit from […]

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Discovery Reform May Be Near

This Newsday opinion piece addresses one part of proposed criminal justice reform in New York – discovery in criminal cases. New York’s discovery rules are indeed behind most of the country and the deck is often stacked against a defendant. Discovery is the process by which the parties obtain evidence. Of course, one must know […]

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If I Flip Off a Cop, Can I Get Arrested?

Do you sometimes have the urge to flip off a cop? If so, you are not alone. There are many examples of people who have flipped off a cop and paid the price. However, many of those individuals successfully filed lawsuits to protect their constitutional rights. While “giving the finger” to a cop in New […]

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Welcome To Our New Website!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website and logo! While the look is fresh, we are still the same trusted legal team. Along with our base of amazing clients, we are growing as a firm and thought an update was in order to reflect our growth. Here, you can contact […]

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