Government official reading in his car.

Defrauding the Government

Defrauding the government is a serious crime and one that carries serious penalties as well. A person accused of defrauding the government is essentially a public servant who looks as if he or she has violated a position of trust for personal gain. Prosecutors will zealously pursue a conviction for someone who stands accused of […]

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CDH Law discusses Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

What Was Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme?

While you may have heard the name Bernie Madoff and might associate it with financial crimes of large proportions and extensive jail time, you may not be familiar with what actually happened. Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison due to his role in perpetrating the largest fraudulent financial scheme in the history […]

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Police officer pulls over driver for one of New York's traffic law violations.

The Most Common New York Traffic Law Violations

At one point or another, most of us will receive a traffic ticket. Even the most careful of drivers find themselves going over the speed limit or driving with a taillight out. In New York, the New York City Police Department is, by far, the biggest distributor of traffic tickets in the state. The Nassau […]

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“Not Guilty” Verdict After DWI Trial

Our client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Police arrested her at a restaurant, alleging her speech was slurred and she smelled of alcoholic beverages. No witnesses observed her driving her car. At trial, we pointed out a lack of evidence that our client refused the breathalyzer test as alleged.  This helped overcome the presumption […]

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CDH Law PLLC gives an overview of New York's drug possession charges and defenses.

New York Drug Possession Charges and Defenses

A drug possession charge varies in severity depending on a number of different factors.  Certain drugs considered to be more dangerous will likely come with more severe penalties. Larger quantities of the drug will likely result in heightened charges. While the penalties will vary in severity depending on the specifics, all drug charges should be […]

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CDH Law PLLC discusses how a New York DWI can be reduced.

Can a New York DWI Be Reduced?

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New York is a serious offense. Law enforcement has been working hard to try and reduce the number of DWIs and this means that they have been cracking down on those violating the state drunk driving laws. The good news is that, if you have been charged with a DWI, […]

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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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