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June 2019 Archives

Marijuana further decriminalized in New York

Many New Yorkers were hoping that the state's lawmakers would pass legislation that would generally make marijuana legal for personal use. Unfortunately, lawmakers couldn't decide how to go about that process -- so they opted for further decriminalization of marijuana instead.

Student from New York dies in D.C.-area accident

A 27-year-old woman from New York decided that she wanted to become a dentist, so she went to school at Howard University, in the Washington D.C. area. On Monday, June 24, she had pulled over to the right shoulder while going down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Car collision sends 4 to hospital

Anyone traveling through New York knows that it is one of the highest-traffic parts of the country, and hopes that they will stay safe while driving on the roads. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and sometimes, drivers and passengers are in motor vehicle accidents that result in personal injury and even death.

Beware of the common ways individuals get hurt during the summer

Today marks the official start of the summer. Families often take advantage of their kids being out of school for the summer to head out on vacations to other parts of New York and places far and near. Individuals are often more active and spend extended time outdoors during these warm months. It's no wonder that emergency room doctors see an uptick in patients being seen for certain conditions or concerns during this time of the year.

DUI/DWI faced by erratic driver

Many things can draw the attention of authorities to instances of potential criminal activity. In cases of DUI/DWI incidents, authorities will, of course, investigate if there is an accident where they can apprehend the person said to be at fault at the scene, or where they can secure enough information to chase down a hit-and-run driver. However, there doesn't need to be an accident for authorities to investigate a potential DUI/DWI incident.

Pavement defects can be hard to navigate around

Motorcyclists face various hazards when they are on the road. While some of these come from other drivers, there are others that are due to the conditions on the roads. Knowing how to navigate imperfect pavement can help all motorcyclists enjoy a safe ride. It can also assist them in learning how to handle situations in which they have to ride over defects to remain out of the way of other vehicles.

Motorcycle crashes may lead to compensation claims

We recently discussed how a motorcycle crash can have a negative impact on your finances. This is only one facet of what can happen when a driver slams into you while you are on your motorcycle. One important consideration is that you might suffer from an injury that you can never fully recover from. You might think that this isn't going to be the case in your situation, but you never know.

Thief and bad driver: man crashes stolen car

People get into legally problematic situations all the time. Most of them require criminal defense services in order to prevent or minimize the consequences that arise from such situations. Of course, one key thing that everyone can do is to avoid making their own bad situation even worse.

Do you have to take a field sobriety test?

When you were taking driver’s education, your instructor likely told you that you needed to submit to a breathalyzer test if law enforcement stops you for drunk driving. Many people erroneously believe this. The reason that people comply with these tests is that they believe that refusing a field sobriety test is the law.

Former Jets star arrested on DUI charges

Muhammad Wilkerson was an instant starter when he joined the New York Jets in 2011, and he quickly became a star in his seven seasons with the team. He left last season and joined the Green Bay Packers, but he only played in three games due to injury. He's now a free agent, and some believe he's one of the best left on the market this summer.

Motorcycle crashes can derail your finances

Motorcycles are a wonderful way to explore the New York scenery during the spring and summer months. When you are heading out on a bike, you are putting your safety into the hands of all the other drivers on the roads. When everyone is driving safely, everything is good. When there is only one person who isn't driving safely, you can suffer serious injuries.

Manhasset man sentenced for fatal high-speed LIE crash

A Mineola judge called a 22-year-old man "young and stupid" for participating in a high-speed race on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Feb. 2017 that killed his best friend, then 19, The Manhasset man had previously pled guilty to manslaughter and DUI. On May 29, he was sentenced to a three-to-nine-year prison term. That sentence was the result of a plea bargain.