What procedures must the police follow when making an arrest?

Police officers have the difficult responsibilities of keeping people safe and maintaining order. This unfortunately means that they commonly have to arrest citizens who break the law. Officers cannot simply arrest people because they feel like it though. They must...

Just how dangerous are construction jobs in New York City?

It’s a warning you’ve probably heard before, but one that is worth repeating: Construction jobs in New York City are quite dangerous for workers. That warning leaves out some important context. It’s not just that those construction jobs are dangerous...

Motorcycle safety tips for spring and summer riding

With spring in full bloom and summer on the way across New York, many are taking advantage of getting their motorcycles out on the open roads in the warmer weather. However, with all the freedom and fun that motorcycles provide, there are also serious risks to be...

Tips for safely sharing the road with motorcycles

With warmer weather and summer quickly approaching, motorcyclists may begin to take advantage of the fair conditions across New York. As cars and trucks become accustomed to once again sharing the road with motorcycles, all drivers can take safety precautions to...

Can the police ever search your home without a warrant?

If you get a knock on your door only to find out you are confronted by police officers, there is no reason to be intimidated or stressed. In this situation you have rights to protect you from an unauthorized search of your home. Do the officers have a search warrant?...

Should you give police a statement or allow a search?

You should not give police a statement when you are arrested. If police suspect you of committing a crime, you should give them identifying information about yourself such as your name and address, then call your lawyer. Any statement you give, oral or written, can be...

When can the police search my home?

Going to the door of your home and finding police officers standing there can be a startling and stressful situation. For many people, their natural instinct when being question by officers is to try and assist them in any way that they can. But what if they ask if...