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How to Know You Have a Warrant Out on You in NY
If there’s a warrant out for our arrest, a simple traffic stop could suddenly land you in jail. If you have any reason to believe you might be subject to a warrant, it’s important to find out for sure. Continue reading to learn what to do if you suspect you may be subject to… Read More »
What to Do if Someone Sues After NY Car Accident
If you’ve been in a traffic accident and someone else is trying to blame you, you need to make sure your insurance company is notified so they can start building a legal defense as soon as possible. If you suffered any injury or damage in the crash, it’s equally important to get a lawyer… Read More »
What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?
The practice of law involves a lot of obscure Latin phrases. One of the more intriguing legal concepts is known as “res ipsa loquitur,” and it just might be the saving grace when you know that a personal injury defendant must have negligently caused your injuries but you can’t quite prove how it happened…. Read More »
Stalking in the Fourth Degree: PC 120.45
Stalking in the fourth degree is the base-level crime of stalking. Although punishable as a misdemeanor, stalking is still a serious crime that can lead to jail time and other severe consequences. If you are accused of stalking any person–be they a former romantic partner, a co-worker, or a complete stranger–it’s important to get… Read More »
Dupée & Monroe Wins Summary Judgment for Family of Construction Accident Victim
Construction is a dangerous industry. More workers are killed in construction accidents nationwide than in any other job. New York law recognizes how important construction is to the state economy, while understanding the dangers inherent in the profession. The risk is amplified when general contractors and property owners cut safety corners to save themselves… Read More »
Dupée & Monroe Scores Massive Victory for Car Accident Victim
Parking lots are a hotbed for car accidents. According to some estimates, parking lots account for a full 20 percent of car crashes. Parking lots are cramped and busy, and drivers are often distracted. Those factors, of course, are no excuse for a driver whose negligence causes someone else harm. Recently, Dupée & Monroe… Read More »
Is It a Mistake to Admit Fault After an Accident?
New York is a no-fault insurance state. After a typical car crash, each party’s insurance will cover their driver’s expenses. If anyone was seriously hurt, however, the accident victim may have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. If you were in an accident and you think you are to blame, should… Read More »
What are the booster seat laws in New York?
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 »
How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in New York
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 »
Cannabis Crimes in New York – Penal Law Article 222
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 »