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What are the booster seat laws in New York?

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

New York law is clear on the requirements for booster seats and other child safety seats and child restraint systems, yet parents don’t always know what these requirements are and when they are supposed to upgrade from one type of seat to another. A child who is improperly restrained because they are in the… Read More »

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How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in New York

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

New York City experiences thousands of car accidents every month. Thankfully, many collisions don’t involve injury, just property damage. To expedite getting traffic back to normal after a crash, New York law says the police don’t have to be called in a non-injury accident. The drivers must stop and check for injuries, and if… Read More »

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Cannabis Crimes in New York – Penal Law Article 222

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

On March 31, 2021, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law. The effect of this law was to legalize the possession of up to three ounces of marijuana or up to 24 grams of marijuana concentrate for adults aged 21 and older. The legalization of marijuana in New York… Read More »

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What Is Lane Splitting?

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

Lane splitting is the practice of motorcycles riding between rows of stopped or slowly moving vehicles in the same lane or between lanes. You’ve probably seen this occur as you’ve sat in stop-and-go traffic on the road or highway. Was your reaction one of fear for the safety of the motorcyclist and others? Or… Read More »

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Can You Seek Damages in an Elevator Accident?

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

New York City is famous for its high-rise buildings. Within each building is an elevator. We trust building owners and construction companies to install and maintain elevators appropriately, given the risk of catastrophic injury should anything fail. Unfortunately, not every building owner or operator takes their responsibility seriously, and elevator accidents do happen. When… Read More »

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Arrested for Grand Larceny: New York Penal Law Article 155

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

We’ve previously discussed shoplifting and other theft crimes. In New York, larceny is governed by Penal Law Article 155. While shoplifting typically falls within section 155.25 petit larceny, a defendant accused of taking property of a greater value can face more serious charges. Continue reading to learn about more serious forms of larceny in… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Gets Felony DWI Charges Dismissed for Client

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

New York criminal defense law firm Dupée & Monroe recently secured a striking victory for one of our clients, who was charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). If convicted, our client might have faced years in prison. In prosecuting the case, the government disregarded our client’s legal rights. Defense lawyer and founding partner… Read More »

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What Are NY’s Seatbelt Laws For Buses?

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

Traffic safety advocates from the federal level all the way down to the town traffic cops talk about the importance of seatbelts. “Seatbelts save lives,” they say; and they do. Why is it, then, that when you get onto a city bus, there’s not a seatbelt to be found? Shouldn’t a vehicle with 50… Read More »

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Arrested for Shoplifting (NY PL 155.25 or 165.40)

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes in New York. Thousands of people are arrested and charged with shoplifting every year. In New York City, police received over 26,000 complaints for shoplifting in 2021 alone. Most people arrested for shoplifting can avoid spending any time in jail, so long as they have the… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Secures Multi-Million Dollar Road Defect Settlement With New York City

By Dupée & Monroe, P.C. |

City and state governments are responsible for ensuring that the roads they design and maintain are safe for public use. When a road falls into disrepair, or when a roadway is poorly designed, people can get hurt. The municipality or state authority responsible for that road can and should be held responsible for any… Read More »

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