Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant’s Home?

Once a lease is entered into, a landlord and a tenant have various legal rights intertwined with one another.  In order to keep civility during the life of a lease, it is important to recognize the rights of each party. One of the more common controversies seen in landlord/tenant court is whether the landlord can enter into the tenant’s apartment.
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More Than 80,000 Scofflaws May Avoid the “Boot” — And a Tow — by Seeking Amnesty

Newsday recently reported that 43,000 Suffolk County drivers who have not paid three or more red-light camera tickets and another 40,000 with outstanding tickets for moving or parking violations will have their vehicles booted and towed if they did not pay off their unpaid tickets by March 1. However, they can avoid this scenario if they take advantage of the county’s Amnesty Program.
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A Guide to Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law, also referred to as “tort law” from a Latin term meaning to harm or twist, was designed to protect the injured party and their property from harm due to someone else’s actions or a failure to act. According to the National Safety Council, preventable/unintentional injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States following cancer and heart disease.
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Medical Negligence During Birth Can Result in Substantial Long-Term Care Costs

More commonly, children are suffering birth injuries that may affect the rest of his or her life. Oftentimes, these injuries will result in significant long-term care needs, which may be costly.  Usually, the average family is unable to cover the cost of long-term care needs for their child.  For this reason, it is important to remember that birth-related injuries might give rise to a claim of action for medical malpractice, which can allow a person to recover compensation for long-term care needs. Having a child with a birth-related injury can be stressful, however, speaking with an experienced medical malpractice and personal injury attorney may help ease future hardships.
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Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

As law enforcement continues to crack down on driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses, it is important to understand the consequences surrounding these charges. Should you be pulled over by a police officer in New York for suspected intoxication, serious penalties could arise with fees mounting into the thousands, along with a revocation of driving privileges, and possible jail time, if you are found guilty.
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Custody Rulings and Parental Substance Abuse

Divorce and custody proceedings can be a difficult processes to endure and oftentimes, they place great strain on the child(ren) involved. What makes this process even more difficult is when one parent is a substance abuser. The abuse of drugs or alcohol can significantly affect a person’s ability to function during everyday activities and may pose a dangerous risk to that person’s child(ren) if left in his or her care. As the other parent involved in this marriage or divorce with a substance abuser, there are certain legal options available to obtain custody and ensure that your children are kept safe.
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More Than 49,000 NYS Drivers Didn’t “Stay Off the Naughty List”

Newsdayreported that, as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaignthat took place between December 13, 2018 and January 1, 2019, New York State police issued 48,877 tickets and arrested 783 people for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. During that time period, troopers also investigated 643 crashes that resulted in eight deaths and numerous injuries, according to New York State Police.
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Contact a Lawyer Immediately After a DUI/DWI

Being charged with a DUI can impact an individual financially as well as jeopardize his or her driving privileges. There are a number of defenses available in a DUI case that may reduce a charge or result in an acquittal. A recent case, which the defendant ultimately lost, helps illustrate one of those defenses.  The New York State appellate division ruled on a case where a defendant was arrested for driving under the influence. The defendant was taken to the police station where the arresting officer and two other experienced officers witnessed a Breathalyzer test and an additional 13-step procedure. One officer administered the Breathalyzer test, along with the 13-step procedure, while another officer videoed the events.
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A DWI Conviction Carries Strict Penalties in New York

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most preventable, but biggest mistakes a person can make. Alcohol can severely impair one’s cognitive abilities, reflexes, vision, and more. According to the State of New York, the level of impairment that affects each person is different and depends on five conditions:

  • the amount of alcohol you drink;
  • the amount of food you eat before or while you drink alcohol;
  • the length of time you drink alcohol;
  • your body weight; and
  • your gender.

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Important Tips for Getting Divorced While Self-Employed

Divorce can be a difficult and strenuous process that may lead to contentious issues along the way. Some of the issues that arise during divorce proceedings can be attributed to self-employment. In order to mitigate the risk of forthcoming divorce issues due to self-employment, it is important to consider the following:

  • Ensure the protection of your assets and resources;
  • Consider hiring a financial expert; and
  • Think about getting a post-nuptial agreement.

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