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Dupée & Monroe Fights for Client to Avoid Jury Bias

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

On January 6, 2021, a number of protestors surged to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Many of these protestors were later arrested on charges ranging from civil disorder to assault. Regardless of the politics involved, it’s vital to our criminal justice system that each and every defendant be given a fair shake and… Read More »

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DMV Re-Application Fees and Civil Penalties

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If you are convicted for a driving-related offense such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol (DWAI), you will face criminal prosecution including fines and potential jail time. You’ll also see your driver’s license revoked for a set period. When you go to get your driver’s license… Read More »

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DMV Issues for Non-Resident Drivers in NY

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Whether you are driving through New York State for a day or will be a non-resident driver because of a temporary visit, it is important to know your responsibilities as an out-of-state driver. While non-resident drivers have to adhere to the same laws and regulations as resident drivers, non-resident drivers should be a bit… Read More »

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The Ignition Interlock Program: What You Need to Know

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Leandra’s Law is a New York state law passed in 2009 in memory of an 11-year-old girl, Leandra Rosado. Leandra was killed after riding in a vehicle with the intoxicated mother of one of her friends. Following the tragedy, the state legislature amended New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to include penalties against drivers… Read More »

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Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

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Driving privileges can be suspended in New York for a number of reasons, including criminal conviction and accumulation of enough driving record points. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is chargeable as a criminal act, carrying harsh penalties. Continue reading for a discussion of the consequences for driving on a suspended or revoked… Read More »

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Driver Responsibility Assessments: What Are They and When Do You Owe Them?

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We’ve talked before about the point system for driving violations in New York. The system is designed to punish drivers who accrue driving violations to discourage illegal driving conduct. Some drivers may find that they’ve been told they owe a “driver responsibility assessment.” Below, we explain what is a driver responsibility assessment, when New… Read More »

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The Point System: Driving Violations in New York

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New York drivers who are convicted of traffic violations will have “points” added to their driving record. Accumulation of these points can lead to many consequences, including fines, insurance rates, and suspension or revocation of driving privileges. Every driver in New York needs to understand how the point system works in order to avoid… Read More »

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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Expunges Old Convictions

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Earlier this year, New York joined the growing ranks of states fully legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. New York’s scheme is a bit odd in that it legalizes recreational marijuana but has yet to establish a system for the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Regardless, the new law provides for both decriminalization and… Read More »

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DL Suspension Issues for New Drivers

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York simultaneously has some of the worst traffic in the country as well as some of the harshest driving safety laws and regulations. Any number of offenses can lead to a license suspension or revocation, and young drivers are at especially high risk for triggering one of these offenses. Read on to learn… Read More »

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New York DMV Issues: Failure to Answer a Ticket or Pay a Fine, Indefinite Suspensions, Fatal Traffic Crash

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The DMV can make your life difficult in unexpected ways. There are many situations under which your driving privileges can be suspended or revoked, entirely aside from whether you face fines, civil liability, or criminal prosecution. A seasoned New York driving offense attorney can help you protect your driver’s license and otherwise walk you… Read More »

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