Brief Overview of the Consequences of a DWI charge and Conviction in Central New York

July 15, 2013 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Guest post by Azria Law Office LLC, Syracuse NY DWI Lawyers Impact of Driving While Intoxicated on Your NY Driving Privilege A DWI charge will generally have an immediate effect on your ability to drive and these effects will extend to after the case is resolved; unless your case is dismissed or resolved with a […]

Stop and Frisk Laws

July 12, 2013 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Police encounters are becoming quite common these days and officers are stopping people on the streets more frequently now than in prior years. Consequently, it is important to know your rights and how to protect yourself against improper police conduct, especially when it comes to stop and frisk laws. What is a Stop and Frisk? A […]

Homicide: Various Degrees and Definitions

February 22, 2013 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Homicide isn’t limited to just one type of crime or one type of death. Homicides involve defendants who were involved in an accident that killed a person, and they can also be charged with intentional homicide or self-defense homicide. Not every homicide results in the death penalty, and in some cases, no punishment is given. […]

What a New Jersey Resident Should do if Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

February 12, 2013 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Out of state visitors to California are often arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). In California, it is a misdemeanor to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher. It is a separate misdemeanor when one drives while impaired to a degree that he or she cannot operate a vehicle with the […]

DUI When Visiting Boston

September 25, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

This is a guest post from a fellow a Boston DUI attorney, Jason Chan. Every state has its own laws and Massachusetts has its own DUI or driving while under the influence of alcohol laws. It is good to know the Massachusetts’ DUI laws not only to compare to your own state’s DUI laws, but […]

Albany Sheriff’s Office Gets New Home

August 1, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

Criminal defendants who are going to be booked at the new Albany Sheriff’s Office building, are going to be greeted by an interesting character: Clifford the Big Red Dog. The new home for the Albany Sheriff’s Office is Clarksville Elementary School. The mural––featuring the literary canine and a yellow school bus filled with children that […]

Why Did the Police Officer Ask Me What I Had to Eat in a DUI Investigation?

July 6, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

One of the many questions a police officer will ask during a DUI/DWI investigation is what you had to eat.  He is not asking you for the hell of it. What you say at this moment of the DUI/DWI investigation can be used against you in the court of law.  The reason is the amount […]

New Virginia Ignition Interlock DWI / DUI Laws Effective July 1st, 2012

June 25, 2012 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

 This is a guest post from James R. Parrish of the  Parrish Law Firm. James focuses his practice on personal injury as well as traffic tickets in Virginia.     Tougher DUI (driving under the influence) / DWI (driving while intoxicated) laws will be enforced beginning on July 1st, 2012 that require the installation of an ignition interlock device […]

What To Do If You Get Stopped With Drugs In Your Car

November 17, 2011 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

If you are driving and you see a police officer’s flashing lights, you should pull over at the earliest opportunity. Don’t give the officer an excuse to charge you with evading arrest. If the policeman merely pulled you over for a traffic violation, you might be issued a ticket and allowed to leave without being […]

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License Plate Scanners Locate Vehicle After Hit and Run

May 29, 2011 · by Albany Criminal Attorneys · in

A car that was thought to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident in which an officer was injured was tracked down using the Police Department’s license-plate-reading cameras, authorities said. The hit-and-run happened in May 2011 near the Manhattan Bridge, when a traffic enforcement agent who was directing traffic was hit on Canal Street; the […]