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April 2013 Archives

US Supreme Court issues decision on marijuana possession and deportation

In a recent decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court tackled the question of when it is appropriate to require mandatory deportation of legal immigrants in the United States who have been convicted of a crime.

Survey shows drivers know dangers of texting and driving

Every driver in New York has probably witnessed another driver on his or her cell phone, and it's likely that they've engaged in this behavior themselves. Distracted drivers cause thousands of devastating car accidents each year. Unfortunately, despite campaigns designed to educate the public about the dangers of cell phone use while driving, the problem is far from solved.

Man waited in prison for 3 years before acquittal of Bronx murder

The criminal justice system can be a vicious cycle that ensnares innocent individuals. One 23-year-old has seen his life devastated by this truth. At 20 years old, the young man was charged with the shooting death of another young man at a party in the Bronx in 2009. The young man had no connection to the victim, but did have a criminal history that worked against him.

Brothers see larceny charges dismissed in New York

In New York, a father and his two adult sons came under investigation when it appears that a customer came into the Syracuse convenience store owned by the father, and purchased a $5 million-winning scratch-off lottery ticket. One of the sons told the ticket purchaser that he instead won $5,000, and that the store was entitled to a $1,000 fee. The son then paid the man $4,000, kept the winning ticket and sent the ticket purchaser on his way. Six years later, the brothers attempted to claim the multimillion dollar winnings from the ticket, prompting an investigation, and subsequent charges of larceny and conspiracy.

Man charged with Bronx murder sees conviction overturned

While there are a lot of criminal defense attorneys, not all attorneys give every case the careful attention it deserves. In the most sensitive of charges, this carelessness can be met with devastating consequences for a charged individual.

Heroin bust in the Bronx facilitated through Craigslist

We have blogged on previous occasions about the role that Craiglist is playing in some drug busts in the Bronx and elsewhere across New York City. An individual looking to sell drug might place an advertisement on the site detailing in coded language the drug that he or she has available for sale. Then they will request the name and phone number of individuals looking to buy and go from there.

Man who caused fatal boating accident to go to trial

Many New Yorkers enjoy the opportunity to escape to local lakes for boating. However, people who drive boats have a responsibility to protect their own lives and the lives of other boaters, especially in adverse conditions. Unfortunately, when boaters aren't careful, they can cause a fatal accident.

Woman charged with falsely summoning police in April Fools' prank

Criminal charges can carry very serious consequences. It never benefits an individual to ignore the charges, or assume that they will be acquitted or see the charges dropped. If an individual in the Bronx is charged with a crime, regardless of the nature of the crime, it is imperative to seek the experience of a skilled legal attorney well versed in defending individuals facing a variety of charges.

Former Bronx assistant DA blew .081, acquitted of DWI charges

Last week we discussed how criminal charges can be hugely damaging for licensed professionals in the state of New York. In mid-January, a 27-year-old Bronx assistant district attorney found himself on the other side of the law when he was charged with driving while impaired after being stopped at a drunk driving checkpoint. The man was charged when he blew a .081, and as a result of the charges the 27-year-old was requested to resign from his position.

Family of New York teen sues tour company for wrongful death

Most parents of New York teenagers constantly struggle to find a balance between keeping their son or daughter safe and giving him or her the freedom to explore the world. Even though many parents take precautions to make sure that their son or daughter is kept out of harm's way, unfortunately, sometimes fatal accidents cannot be avoided.

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Frequently Asked Questions Personal Injury In New York City

    • Q: I've been injured — now what? A: First, see an experienced doctor. Your injuries should be taken care of before you even consider making a claim against someone for causing them. Make sure you are receiving top-quality health care. Keep all information from medical visits — good records of your injury and your treatments are vital for your case if you decide to pursue legal action. Then, call us to schedule your free consultation.
    • How long can I wait before I file a claim for my personal injury? You should seek help with your claim immediately. Depending on the state you live in, most cases must be filed within four years of the accident, but the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you build a strong legal claim. If you've been denied Social Security or disability benefits, your appeal must be filed soon after you receive your denial notification. Call us for assistance and an assessment of your case.
    • I was in an accident without insurance. Can you help me? We would need to assess your case. Our assessment might lead us to conclude that the vehicle you were driving was at fault, or perhaps the road conditions were hazardous. We would also need to assess all of the claims against you as the alleged negligent driver. Call us today for your free assessment.
    • A giant commercial truck/semi hit me, and I was injured/my children were injured/other people in my car were injured. What can I do? Large trucking companies have teams of lawyers at the ready to help them minimize payment or avoid paying you for the damage their driver caused you. You need to call us to help you get what you deserve from the company for your injuries, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and any injuries to people riding in your car. To protect your rights, an independent investigation must be executed as soon as possible.
    • If I get hurt on the job, what should I do? Tell your supervisor or someone in your human resources department immediately, and then get help with your injuries. It's imperative that you file a report about the accident with your employer, or you may be denied any disability or workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. Then, file your workers' compensation documents according to your company's guidelines. If you are turned down, give us a call to get your case assessed. We'll help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries on the job.
    • What should I do if I was injured on a construction site? You should take the same steps as anyone injured at any other job. File an injury report and file for workers' compensation benefits. If you are denied benefits or mistreated by your employer, contact our law firm immediately. Also, contact us immediately if your injury might have been caused by a party other than your employer such as a product manufacturer or another party on a construction site. You might have an underlying personal injury claim.
    • If medical treatment was unsuccessful or caused my condition to worsen, do I have a medical malpractice case? Not all instances of poor medical outcomes are medical malpractice. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific circumstances.
    • If injured in a police misconduct/brutality incident, what should be done? Get names of witnesses. Take photos of injuries. Get immediate professional medical attention. Contact our Bronx-based police brutality attorney today.
    • What actions should I NOT take when speaking with a police officer? Don't say, "I know my rights," "I'm going to file a complaint/sue" or "I pay your salary." Don't resist or fight if you're going to be arrested even if the cop is wrong, or he or she doesn't tell you why.
    • What should you do in the event of police misconduct/brutality? Note the date, time and location of the incident. Note — but do not ask for — the name, badge or car number of the officers involved. Note the physical description of the officers.
    • What should you do when confronted by a police officer? Stay calm and be courteous. Don't be rude or curse at the officer. Take off your headset or turn down your music. If asked, give your name and address. You don't have to answer any other questions. Tell the officer(s) that you would like to exercise your right to attorney representation.
    • Contact a civil rights attorney or group immediately. If criminally charged, don't speak until you've consulted a defense attorney. What steps should be taken after experiencing police misconduct/brutality?
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