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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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Know Your Rights if You're Pulled Over

Many people experience anxiety when being pulled over. Often, suffering from anxiety can make it difficult to think clearly. However, it's important to remain calm during a traffic stop and remind ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tips for Preventing Car Accidents

A car accident can happen to anyone at any time, even to those who carefully follow the rules of the road. In the event that you do become involved in a crash, contact a car accident lawyer in Mineola ...
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Mandatory Jail Sentences for Repeat DWI Offenders in New York

New York takes a strict approach to driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Your Mineola DWI lawyer s at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC, can explain the types of penalties you could be facing if ...
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Common Personal Injury Questions Regarding No Fault Insurance

As Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys, we are often asked to explain the many aspects of the automobile insurance policy. This blog entry will explain some important parts of a New York State No ...
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Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

If you've been the involved in a car accident because of reckless or careless driving in Mineola and have sustained injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. A car accident lawyer ...
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New Breathalyzer Can Detect Marijuana

A big change could be coming in the field of law enforcement and the manner in which they can detect drivers under the influence of marijuana. In New York that is a violation of Vehicle and Traffic ...
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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

September 11, 2001… this date has become a symbol of tragedy, hate and war. Us New Yorkers are especially affected by the events of that dreadful day. For most, February 26, 1993 does not bring ...
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