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Arrested for Shoplifting (NY PL 155.25 or 165.40)

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes in New York. Thousands of people are arrested and charged with shoplifting every year. In New York City, police received over 26,000 complaints for shoplifting in 2021 alone. Most people arrested for shoplifting can avoid spending any time in jail, so long as they have the… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Secures Multi-Million Dollar Road Defect Settlement With New York City

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

City and state governments are responsible for ensuring that the roads they design and maintain are safe for public use. When a road falls into disrepair, or when a roadway is poorly designed, people can get hurt. The municipality or state authority responsible for that road can and should be held responsible for any… Read More »

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DMV Issues: Conditional and Restricted Licenses, Violations While Driving for Hire

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Dealing with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is never fun. Moving violations can lead to points on your driving record, which can, in turn, lead to license suspension and revocation. Regaining driving privileges after suspension or revocation can be an obtuse and costly process. Professional drivers face even more requirements and… Read More »

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NY One Punch Rule

New York’s “One Punch” Rule

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Criminal law often requires only that you intended to commit the criminal act, not that you intended a particular result. If a defendant intentionally shoots someone with a gun who gets killed in the process, the defendant can be charged with killing that person even if they only intended to scare or minimally harm… Read More »

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Penalties for Driving While Intoxicated in New York

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York law prohibits driving while intoxicated. Intoxication can result from impairment by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol. Impairment can be caused both by legal prescription or over-the-counter drugs as well as by illegal narcotics. Driving while impaired can lead to several penalties, including fines, driver’s license suspension or revocation,… Read More »

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Recent Changes to New York’s Gun Laws

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York is not the most gun-friendly state. Possession of a loaded handgun outside of the home or a concealed weapon requires a license, and the state does not recognize licenses issued from other states. The state has made efforts to ensure that obtaining a handgun permit is challenging, and a laundry list of… Read More »

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What Constitutes Driving While “Impaired” Under New York’s Vehicle & Traffic Law?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York’s Vehicle & Traffic Law (VTL) makes it unlawful to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The law specifically refers to “driving while intoxicated” by alcohol, “driving while ability impaired” by alcohol, “driving while ability impaired” by drugs, and “driving while ability impaired” by a combination of drugs and alcohol…. Read More »

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Wrongful Death

New York’s New Grieving Families Act Allows Greater Wrongful Death Restitution

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Losing a family member is difficult under the best of circumstances. When that loss occurs suddenly and unexpectedly because of the negligent conduct of some other party, it can be downright devastating. The New York legislature recently enacted a law that reflects the emotional hardship suffered by the families of car accident victims, medical… Read More »

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What is Enterprise Corruption (PC 460.20)?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

“Enterprise corruption” is a powerful tool for New York prosecutors. Enterprise corruption is a serious criminal charge in its own right, but it also allows prosecutors to charge a group of people together and impose more serious charges on a lesser member of an alleged criminal organization. Enterprise corruption charges are typically brought in… Read More »

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Understanding the Law: Tampering With Physical Evidence NY PC 215.40

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We’ve seen it happen on TV countless times: The police kick down the door to a drug-dealing operation and the culprits immediately start flushing the drugs down the toilet. Or the perpetrators of a white-collar crime desperately shred documents before the FBI shows up. Destroying evidence that may be used to incriminate you might… Read More »

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