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September 2018 Archives

Woman faces DUI charges and other allegations after fleeing

In Rochester and the surrounding areas of New York State, law enforcement is out in force seeking drivers who might be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Since driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is considered such a dangerous act that can lead to accidents and injuries, the law has a litany of potential consequences that can be very severe if there is a conviction. After an arrest, those who are facing charges must make certain they protect themselves and craft a strong defense with help from a lawyer.

Can I be cited for having tinted windows on my car in New York?

For many reasons, New Yorkers might want to have the windows on their vehicle tinted. It could be a desire for privacy; there might be a medical reason for it to be done; or they simply like the aesthetic. However, it is important to understand that there are laws regulating tinted windows. If they are too dark, there can be a traffic violation given because of it. When there is a citation for windows that are tinted so dark that it is labeled a violation, it is important to understand the law and how to lodge a defense and perhaps have the violation dismissed.

New York state moves toward legalizing marijuana

After studying the impact, the state is moving toward legalizing marijuana. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo created a group to work on a legalization bill. The group will use the Department of Health's recommendations to write regulations for the legalization of marijuana. 

Charges for DUI and drug crimes spark pregnant woman's arrest

People can face drunk driving allegations in unusual circumstances in Rochester. The potential consequences and penalties should there be a conviction can have a negative impact on their lives in multiple ways. For those whose personal situation makes DUI charges more problematic than they might be for another person, it is even more vital to have legal help.

Nine charged in alleged New York drug network

Many drug-related arrests result from traffic stops and other interactions where police find illegal drugs during a search. These typically result in drug possession charges, but if the quantity of the drugs is high enough, the defendant is presumed to be distributing the drug. However, what the authorities really want to do is to break up large, violent, drug trafficking networks. To achieve this, police attempt large-scale sting operations and prosecutors use more complex charges, such as racketeering charges.

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