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Governor Cuomo recently directed the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology behind a new device called a “ TEXTALYZER ” The governor also directed the Committee ...

Criminal Sealing Comes To New York

Until today, New York has long been a state with virtually no expungement laws. Meaning that in the vast majority of cases people convicted of misdemeanors and felonies would have crimes on their ...
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Criminal Procedure in New York

Criminal Procedure in New York Part One: The Arrest, What to Expect It may have been the result of a traffic stop or someone calling the police to your home, but you’ve found yourself under ...
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Bicycle Accidents in New York

Bicycling as a form of commute has increased dramatically over the last few decades, as more and more Americans understand the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the total number of ...
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Understanding DWI in NY: The Hardship License

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated not only are you exposed to severe punishment such as jail, probation and fines you are also subject to penalties and restrictions on your ability to ...
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Consenting to the Breath Test in NY: Should I or Shouldn't I?

It’s been a long night of partying; you’ve had your fair share of drinks but decide you are good to drive home. You get in your car to drive, and you see the dreaded sirens in your rear ...
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Debunking the Myths of Defeating the Breathalyzer Test.

In New York State, driving is a privilege- not a right. As such, motorists must abide by the rules of the road. New York State has an “implied consent” law which states that upon a legal ...
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Understanding the Breathalyzer Test in New York

If an individual is pulled over for a DWI, New York law requires the driver to submit to a chemical test as a matter of “implied consent.” This means that by driving in New York, a driver ...
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WHAT IS A DESK APPEARANCE TICKET? A desk appearance ticket (D.A.T) is a summons to appear in court often given for low level misdemeanors and violations. Often times those given a D.A.T. do not ...

The Power of Prior Written Notice

Recently I became frustrated by the sand that covered the local streets in my neighborhood. My car would skid on the sand as I applied my breaks at a stop sign. Additionally, the sand was unsightly ...
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What to Do If You're Falsely Arrested

A false arrest is a case in which an individual is arrested and held by law enforcement officials erroneously, either without sufficient probable cause or without a valid warrant for arrest. In some ...
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Reasons to Hire a DWI Lawyer

Facing a DWI on Long Island can be a delicate situation. Because a DWI is a serious charge, it’s never one you should face alone. The DWI Lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn have extensive ...
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Understanding Drugged Driving

Just as drunk driving is a serious offense, driving under the influence of drugs is also a criminal offense in New York. Drugs that affect your nervous system have an impact on your decision-making ...
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A Look at Drug Laws in New York State

Drug laws consist of laws that prohibit the manufacture, possession, or sale of certain controlled substances. Studies show that more than half of individuals currently serving jail time for an arrest ...
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Schalk Ciaccio & Kahn: Fighting for You

After sustaining a personal injury in Mineola, most people immediately contact their insurance companies. This contact prompts the insurance company to investigate the incident and all parties ...
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What to Do If You're Pulled Over for Drunk Driving

New York law requires drivers who are pulled over for DWI/DUI in Mineola to consent to a blood, breath, urine, or saliva test. If someone chooses to refuse a chemical test for suspicion of DWI/DUI the ...
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Common DWI Charges in New York

New York laws for DWI/DUI are very strict, so it’s important to consult with a defense attorney near Mineola immediately following arrest. Simply by driving a vehicle in New York, someone ...
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Handling a Field Sobriety Test

If you are pulled over for drunk driving near Mineola, NY, there is a good chance that the police will try to administer a portable field sobriety test. Even though the officer may offer the test so ...
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Relying on an Attorney's Help for a DWI

Drunk driving on Long Island is a criminal offense, so someone facing a DWI charge should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Someone facing a DUI or DWI charge should find a ...
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Common Workplace Injuries and Accidents

Research shows that the most common workplace injuries include sprains, strains, and tears, especially from overextension in lifting or lowering objects. Additionally, the most common part of the body ...
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Consequences of DWI in New York

As in every state, driving while intoxicated is a crime in New York because alcohol affects your judgment, coordination, and ability to control a vehicle. Whether or not your alcohol consumption will ...
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An Overview of Different Drug Crimes

The Nassau County criminal lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn represent those individuals charged with state or federal drug crimes. While state drug laws may be narrower in scope so long as they ...
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What You Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer

While lawyers on Long Island can play an integral role in criminal law proceedings, they are not all the same. Some do better work than others, and many different attorneys have different areas of ...
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A Look at Drug Possession Charges

There are many different reasons why an individual may seek a lawyer in Mineola; car accidents and drunk driving cases are two popular scenarios. However, you should also seek representation from an ...
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What to Expect from a DWI Conviction

Drunk driving on Long Island is an offense that can carry a multitude of consequences; this behavior often leads to car accidents, personal injury, and in many cases, jail time. If you are charged ...
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