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What Constitutes Disorderly Conduct?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Disorderly conduct is a nebulous crime that criminal justice advocates often claim is abused by overzealous police officers looking to either stop conduct with which they disagree or simply give them an excuse to arrest an agitator. It is commonly used, for example, to arrest college students who “talk back” to a police officer… Read More »

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How to Prepare for a Court Appearance

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Appearing in court after an arrest can be an extremely intimidating proposition. However, as long as you take the matter seriously and get help from a seasoned New York criminal defense attorney, the process itself does not have to be overly oppressive or threatening. Below we offer a few tips for appearing in court… Read More »

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Why Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

After a severe car wreck, you may ask yourself, Do I need a lawyer? Some accident victims try to go it alone, expecting that they will save themselves money in the process. For most accident victims, however, having a lawyer in their corner is an invaluable asset that will make the process easier and… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have to File a Claim for a Car Accident?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Just about any legal claim, whether civil or criminal, must be brought within a certain period after the underlying incident that gives rise to the claim. The law generally prefers that people not have to worry about accidents or incidents that happened dozens of years earlier, after most of the evidence has gone stale…. Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Gets Justice for Child Abuse Survivor

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The child abuse legal team at Dupée & Monroe, P.C., is proud to announce that our firm just secured a huge victory on behalf of a minor client who had been subjected to physical and sexual abuse. Our client, JD, on behalf of her daughter KD, filed a personal injury lawsuit against KD’s grandfather… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Seeks Justice for Client Abused as Child in New York City School

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

As we have discussed before, the New York Child Victims Act allows victims of child abuse who were silenced as children to bring their claims in open court as adults. We previously discussed Dupée & Monroe’s efforts to seek justice on behalf of children abused by Catholic institutions. Unfortunately, child abuse and cover-ups are… Read More »

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Proposed Bills Would Require Seat Belts for Backseat Passengers in New York

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Under the current New York Vehicle and Traffic Laws, passengers in the backseat of a passenger vehicle who are over the age of 16 are not required to wear a seatbelt while the car is in operation. Several lawmakers from the Hudson Valley aim to change that rule. Continue reading to learn about the… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Scores Big Win for Car Crash Victim

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Attorneys at Dupée & Monroe, P.C., recently won a huge victory on behalf of our client, who was injured in a severe car accident. The New York trial court granted our client’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability. The case will now proceed only on the grounds of damages to determine… Read More »

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Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Truck accidents tend to be much more serious than car accidents. The sheer size of the vehicles involved, as well as the possibility that the truck’s haul (whether logging equipment, heavy machinery, or hazardous chemicals) could go flying and create additional dangers, makes large truck crashes much more likely to involve serious and even… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Large truck accidents are generally more dangerous and more often fatal than typical car accidents. Trucks are thousands of pounds heavier than passenger cars and often carry equipment, materials, or chemicals that can add to the danger when the truck crashes. Large trucks also face different accident risk factors than do typical passenger cars…. Read More »

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