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Chemical Test Refusal

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

When a driver is pulled over for a potential moving violation in New York, the police may ask to conduct a field sobriety test. The officer is also likely to request a breathalyzer or other chemical test to determine the driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Drivers who worry that they may test over the limit… Read More »

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Non-Alcohol or Drug Violations That Lead to DL Revocation

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We are continuing in this blog with our ongoing exploration of criminal acts and violations that can lead to having your New York driver’s license suspended. Not all violations that warrant driver privilege suspension are connected to drugs or alcohol. Below, we explain the non-alcohol and non-drug crimes and violations that carry driver privilege… Read More »

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Alcohol & Drug Violations That Lead to DL Suspension or Revocation

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

As we previously discussed, a New York driver can have their driving privileges suspended or revoked after conviction for a number of infractions or criminal offenses. Below, we discuss the crimes and terms of driver license suspension or revocation for New York alcohol and drug offenses. Call a dedicated New York criminal defense lawyer… Read More »

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Driver’s License Suspension v. Revocation in New York: Definitions and When They Apply

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Anyone who has been through driving school has heard the terms “suspension” and “revocation.” Many people use these terms interchangeably when discussing the consequences of DUIs and other driving infractions. The two terms are, however, distinct under the law. They mean different things, and they apply under different circumstances. To understand when driving privileges… Read More »

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Staying Safe on the Road: Seat Belts and Helmets Only Go so Far

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

You’ve heard it in public service announcements and you know it in your gut that wearing a seat belt in the car or a helmet on a bike can save your life in a crash. Statistics and research show that these safety measures do in fact save thousands of lives every year. Unfortunately, even… Read More »

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Most Common Personal Injury Claims

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Personal injury claims make up a massive portion of legal claims brought in the United States every year. There are hundreds of thousands of tort (injury) claims each year across the country, thousands of which wind up at trial. Read on to learn about the most common types of personal injury claims. If you’ve… Read More »

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What is Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government from inflicting “cruel and unusual punishment” on criminal defendants. State constitutions likewise prohibit the use of cruel and unusual punishment. But what does that actually mean under the law? What sorts of punishments are allowed, and which are prohibited? Does it depend entirely… Read More »

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Assault vs. Battery: What’s the Difference?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

People have generally heard the phrase “assault and battery” either on the news or in television and movies. The terms “assault” and “battery” actually have different, specific legal meanings. The legal definitions of assault and battery differ in both the civil and criminal contexts, and they differ by state as well. For defendants arrested… Read More »

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How a Defensive Driving Course Can Improve Your Driving Record

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

If you have been convicted of traffic violations or crimes such as speeding, texting while driving, or reckless driving in New York, you have accrued “driver violation points” on your driving record. Having points on your record can affect your insurance premiums, lead to additional fines, and result in license suspension or revocation. If… Read More »

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Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Many people use “robbery” and “burglary” interchangeably, believing that both terms more or less mean stealing. Robbery and burglary are, however, separate crimes with very specific definitions under New York law. The strongest defenses differ depending on the specific crime charged. Also, each crime carries different penalties; conviction for one can mean significantly more… Read More »

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