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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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Newburgh Named One of America’s “Most Dangerous” Cities

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

A recent report from Neighborhoodscout.com revealed that the Orange County city of Newburgh, New York, ranks as one of America’s most dangerous cities. Learn more about the Newburgh crime rates, and contact a skilled Goshen criminal defense attorney if you’ve been charged with a crime in New York’s Hudson Valley. Annual Ranking Based on… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Scores Pedestrian Accident Winning Settlement

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Dupée & Monroe attorneys secured a winning settlement in a New York lawsuit involving a pedestrian accident in Orange County.  The trial court in the matter granted our client’s motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability, leaving open only how much our client is entitled to recover as a result of… Read More »

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Threats Made during Sentencing may Lead to Added Prison Time for Orange County Man

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Threats made during the sentencing process, especially when threats are made towards a federal prosecutor in the courtroom can face harsh punishments on top of their original sentencing and crimes. A man facing charges in federal court potentially added multiple years to his sentence with his behavior at his sentencing. Read on to learn… Read More »

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NYCHA Tops List of Worst Landlords in New York City


By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Letitia James, soon to be New York State’s Attorney General, has placed the New York City Housing Authority at the top of her annual “Landlord Watchlist.”  The list is generally reserved for private landlords who flaunt safety, repair, and other housing laws to the detriment of their tenants.  James included NYCHA for the first… Read More »

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