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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?

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 ...
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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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Will Grand Jury Minutes Be Released in Eric Garner Case?

Last year, an African American man named Eric Garner was approached by law enforcement officers for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. When confronted, the New Yorker placed his hands in the air in ...
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Special Prosecutors and Criminal Proceedings

While most people are aware that a prosecutor is the person that prosecutes a crime in the name of the government, they are not aware that a special prosecutor can be appointed in certain ...
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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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"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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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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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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