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Leaving the Scene of an Accident in NY

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

In the State of New York, drivers involved in an accident are typically not permitted to leave the scene without stopping and exchanging relevant information. Drivers may also be required to report the accident to the authorities, depending on the situation. Fleeing the scene of an accident (engaging in a “hit and run”) can… Read More »

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How to Clear a Bench Warrant

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

A bench warrant is a type of arrest warrant that a New York court may issue in a criminal case or another formal proceeding. A bench warrant authorizes police to detain and arrest the warrant’s target. Bench warrants are commonly issued after a defendant fails to appear in court as part of a criminal… Read More »

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What Crimes Can Be Expunged or Sealed in New York?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Criminal convictions carry long-term consequences that can make a person’s life difficult for years after they have served their time and paid their fines. A criminal conviction can affect where you are permitted to live, where you can work, where you can go to school, whether you can obtain a professional license, and whether… Read More »

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How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

A felony conviction can significantly upend your life. In addition to heavy fines and prison time, you could face consequences to your immigration status, your credit score, your ability to obtain housing or go to school, your eligibility for jobs, and social stigma as well. A felony conviction, thankfully, need not stay on your… Read More »

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Top Defenses When Fighting a DWI/DWAI Case in New York

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Every year, more than 40,000 people are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York. DWI, often called a DUI (driving under the influence) in other states, is a serious charge regardless of how common it may be. A DWI conviction can lead to heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail… Read More »

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What to Do When Facing Your First Felony or Criminal Charge?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Being arrested or charged with a crime is a jarring, often terrifying experience. Suspects are right to be concerned about the potential consequences to their livelihood, their reputation, their employment, their housing, and even their freedom. Whether you were charged with or arrested for a felony or a misdemeanor, it is important to know… Read More »

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Cocaine Possession in New York

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

The State of New York takes possession and sale of both powder cocaine and crack cocaine extremely seriously. Even possession of a minor amount can lead to jail time. Convictions for possession of significant quantities, or sale of a controlled substance, are felonies that carry the possibility of severe prison time. If you have… Read More »

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New York Governor Extends Child Victims Act for Additional Year

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York’s Child Victims Act (CVA) expands protections for people who suffered sexual abuse as a minor, permitting them to prosecute claims against their abusers in the civil and criminal courts. As we have discussed before, the CVA was passed last year in large part as a response to unearthed instances of child sexual… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Scores Huge Win for Injured Driver

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The auto accident injury legal team at Dupée & Monroe is proud to announce that one of our clients recently got the validation she deserves in her car accident case. The New York trial court granted Dupée & Monroe’s motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, Amalia Giusto, ruling that she had… Read More »

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Fatal Bike Accident in Goshen

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to some interesting and unexpected consequences. Across the nation, as people commute less for work and adhere to travel restrictions, there are generally fewer cars on the road. There has, however, been an explosion in bike riding. According to a report from the New York Times, the novel… Read More »

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