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New York Implements Law Raising the Age for Prosecution as an Adult

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

The State of New York was, until recently, one of only a few states that presumed juvenile responsibility on behalf of 16 and 17-year-olds. Now, a law passed in April 2017 that raised the age of criminal responsibility to 18 has begun to enter into effect, with full implementation to begin in October 2020…. Read More »

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Victims of Predatory Local Priest Offered Second Chance at Seeking Justice

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Victims of childhood abuse or molestation can be left with lifelong emotional scars and trauma. Until recently, many victims who were intimidated by their abusers into remaining silent as children had no opportunity to seek retribution. With a new change to New York’s laws on the time limits to file a claim based on… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Successfully Holds Abuser Liable

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Attorneys at Dupée & Monroe recently secured a huge victory for their client in a personal injury matter based on allegations of sexual assault and abuse.  The court granted our client’s motion for partial summary judgment on the matter of liability for several of the plaintiff’s causes of action, leaving open only how much… Read More »

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New York State Considers Lowering DWI Limit

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

According to the New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the number of alcohol-related crashes has remained steady over the past several years.  There were 5,609 alcohol-related traffic injuries in 2016, roughly equal to the 5,672 in 2015 and the 5,618 injuries in 2016.  Likewise, the number of impaired driving arrests has hovered around the… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in New York

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Losing a loved one before their time can be devastating not only emotionally, but also financially. If that death was the result of negligent, reckless, or even deliberate conduct by another person or corporation, the deceased person’s heirs may have a right to money damages through a wrongful death claim. However, filing a wrongful… Read More »

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Sharing the Road With Bicyclists

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Pedestrians and bicyclists are at high risk in traffic, and the law requires motorists to take extra care in avoiding any collision with them.  There are certain safety precautions drivers should take to minimize the risk of injuring cyclists.  Likewise, cyclists must not act recklessly when on public roadways and can be held equally… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for a DWI Conviction in New York?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

A New York conviction for drunk driving can bring life-altering consequences. If you’ve been charged with DWI, DWAI, or DWAI-Drug, you need to understand the penalties you might face if you’re convicted. Read on to learn about the fines, driving restrictions, and possible jail time for a New York DWI conviction, and contact a… Read More »

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Can Police Take a Blood Sample without a Warrant?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Drivers pulled over by the police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) often do not know their rights in that situation, or what police officers are authorized to demand without first obtaining a warrant.  Can the police take a blood sample?  Can you refuse and, if you do, can you be arrested for… Read More »

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New York’s New Child Victims Act Extends Statute of Limitations for Civil Claims

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

After being passed by a unanimous vote in the New York State legislature, the Child Victims Act was signed into law by Governor Cuomo no February 14.  The law expands protections for people who suffered sexual abuse as a minor, allowing them to prosecute claims against their abusers in both civil and criminal court. … Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents Still a Major Problem in New York 2019

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

A Newburgh woman was recently arrested after she crashed into another car during a police chase.  Police allege she was driving while drunk.  The incident is one of thousands of drunk driving accidents that occur in New York each year, despite significant police efforts to curb the behavior.  Read on for more about the… Read More »

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