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Blog Posts in 2014

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What to Expect if You're Pulled Over for DWI in New York

If you've been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Schalk, Ciaccio and Kahn, as soon as possible. Our DWI ...
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Reviews: "Outstanding Results"

At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, P.C., our goal is to provide our clients with the best legal representation. Take a look at our latest reviews on Facebook and please take a moment to leave a review of ...
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Different Types of Drug Charges

Drug offenses can be prosecuted on the state or the federal level. State and federal laws both take a strict stance on drug offenses, given that substance abuse causes needless deaths and injuries. If ...
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"The Legality of Radar Detectors in New York"

Have you considered purchasing a radar detector for yourself or maybe for someone else as a holiday gift? Good news: if you're purchasing the radar detector for use in New York, they are likely ...
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Knowing Your Rights in New York | Part 2

Our last article discussed an officer's reasonable suspicion to pull a vehicle over. With that in mind, let's now consider an officer's ability to search a vehicle. How can an officer ...
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Knowing Your Rights in New York | Part 1

In Robbins v. California Justice Powell famously commented that "The law of search and seizure with respect to automobiles is intolerably confusing." If this area of the law is difficult for ...
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How to Act When You're Pulled Over

Attorneys often represent clients who made a few mistakes while getting pulled over and are subsequently facing additional charges. Whether or not you've been doing something illegal when ...
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Tips for Safe Motorcycle Riding

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating way to reach your destination. Unfortunately, far too many motorcyclists have their trips cut short because of irresponsible or negligent drivers. When a car ...
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Stop and Frisk in New York: Handling Police Interaction.

Police officers in the United States have broad powers to keep the peace. One tool that officers often employ is a ' Stop and Frisk.' A stop is a brief, non-intrusive interaction with a ...
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Meet Attorney Anthony Ciaccio

The lawyers of Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, P.C. specialize in both criminal defense and personal injury law. If you need a Mineola personal injury lawyer, you can place your trust in Anthony A. ...
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Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, P.C.: Providing "Outstanding" Results

Check out our latest reviews on Facebook to see why you should choose Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, P.C. We would love to hear from you. Please leave a note about your own experiece on our Google + ...
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Why You Need a Lawyer for Traffic Violations

It's common to receive a traffic ticket now and then. Even if you do your best to follow the rules of the road, everyone makes careless mistakes occasionally. While it might be tempting to simply ...
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A Look at the Grand Jury Process Through the Lens of the Ferguson Police Shooting

The grand jury in the Ferguson shooting will be prepared to share its determination within the next few days. Most people are familiar with the story : a young, African-American male was shot and ...
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Spotlight on Attorney Robert Schalk

Attorney Robert Schalk of Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC is firmly committed to aggressively defending the rights of clients accused of violent crimes, driving while intoxicated, drug offenses and a ...
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Getting Pulled Over Without a License

If you're pulled over without a license or with a suspended license in New York, you'll likely need to consult an attorney. A traffic lawyer can help you handle the serious repercussions that ...
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NY Car Insurance and Property Damage Coverage

This article is a continuation in our series of articles to help our clients understand New York car insurance. At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, we want our clients to be informed and protected. If you ...
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Collision Coverages

COLLISION COVERAGE Collision coverage, if elected, is available through your own car insurance policy. This coverage is not mandatory by law* but is, usually, in place if you have a newer vehicle. ...
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Can I sue my spouse if they injure me in a car accident?

Can I sue my spouse if they injure me in a car accident? Most people ride in their car with their families; take the kids to the movies; drive the wife to the supermarket; take husband to the bank, ...
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The Dos and Don'ts of Getting Pulled Over

Seeing flashing lights in the rearview mirror is enough to make any driver nervous, even when he or she hasn't been doing anything illegal. If you're pulled over, there is a certain protocol ...
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Answers to Your Questions About Owning Guns in New York

New York law has recently been updated to reflect a ban on certain types of weapons. If you are a gun owner, prospective gun owner, dealer, or manufacturer, it's highly advisable to consult an ...
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What to Do If You Are Pulled Over

If you've been pulled over for reckless driving in Mineola—or for any other reason—there are some important steps you need to follow. Attorneys strongly advise individuals to pull over ...
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A Look at the DWI Laws in New York

Each state establishes specific regulations with regard to the definition of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and its penalties. In New York, as with other states, the penalties for this type of ...
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Reviews: Why You Should Choose Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC

Check out our latest reviews on Google+ to learn why clients trust Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC and leave a review about your experience! "Bob and Anthony have both come through for my family, ...
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What Is a Misdemeanor?

Criminal offenses are categorized by state laws. One category of offense is known as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are considered more serious than violations, yet less serious than felonies. A ...
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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

If you've suffered an injury because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another person, you could be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. To ...
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