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Can I smoke with a child in the car?

The British Parliament recently passed a law making it illegal for adults to smoke with anyone under the age of 18 in the car. Many Americans responded positively to this, some petitioning their own representatives to push a similar bill. While the United States has no national law regarding this practice, a handful of states do. New York is one of these states.

Can I smoke with a child in the car?

The British Parliament recently passed a law making it illegal for adults to smoke with anyone under the age of 18 in the car. Many Americans responded positively to this, some petitioning their own representatives to push a similar bill. While the United States has no national law regarding this practice, a handful of states do. New York is one of these states.

Can a pedestrian be at fault for a traffic accident?

You know – or at least you should know – that driving and using your handheld phone at the same time is a bad idea. But these days, distracted driving is being challenged as a source of accidents by a related phenomenon, distracted walking.

What is an arraignment for a DUI?

 For many people, getting arrested for a DUI is their first brush with the law. The legal process for a DUI can be very stressful and confusing. It is important to know what to expect in the unfortunate event that you are arrested for a DUI. 

Child in a car with drunk driver could lead to felony conviction

The aggressive enforcement and prosecution of drunk driving charges in Rockland County and throughout New York increase the likelihood that you could be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Legislation to protect children from being driven by someone whose blood alcohol content level is above the legal limit can lead to a felony conviction.

Statute limits plea negotiation in trooper’s death

A criminal defense strategy usually attempts to exploit weaknesses in the prosecution case against the accused. One of the goals is to win dismissal of the criminal charge or for the prosecutor handling the case to offer a reduced charge or a lighter sentence through a plea negotiation.

Lawmakers struggle to keep up with drug manufacturing

As legislators throughout the country debate the issue of the legalization of marijuana, New York is dealing with a new entry on the drug scene: synthetic marijuana. Chemicals and herbs are combined in the drug manufacturing process to create a potent substance that sells for less on the streets than real marijuana. The new drug, known as K2, Spice, Scooby Snax and AK-47 has sent users to the hospital because of its potency.

Fighting traffic violations with a pole might not be the answer

The popularity of red-light cameras to issue traffic violations might be waning according to a reported drop in the number of programs now in operation nationally. One report shows a decline of almost 100 programs since 2012. A New York man recently discovered that the cameras are still popular here, and doing anything to hamper their performance is a criminal offense.