Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

What Is An Annulment and How Can I Get One In New York? I Don’t Want To Get A Divorce.

Some people like the idea of getting an annulment instead of a divorce, when a marriage comes to an end. Many people believe that annulments are faster and cheaper than a divorce. A person may have a religious objection to divorce and wish to seek an annulment instead. In New York, there are two different […]

A Rental Property That I Own Had A Small Bug Problem & The Tenants Are Refusing To Pay. Is This Legal In New York?

Under New York law, in every lease for residential property there is an implied warranty of habitability. This is true whether or not it is actually written into the lease. The implied warranty of habitability means that every landlord warrants three things about the property: that the property is fit for human habitation, that the […]

How Is Marital Property Divided In A New York Divorce Case?

One of the first questions that many divorce clients asks is “who gets the property?” The most highly contested parts of a divorce is who will get the property accumulated during the marriage. Like most other areas of the law, how marital property is divided depends on which state you live in. New York is […]

Is It A Crime To Secretly Tape Consensual Sex in the Buffalo,New York Area?

Yes, videotaping a consensual act without a partner’s knowledge violates the New York laws against unlawful surveillance. The New York Appellate Division, Third Department rejected the defendant’scontentions that the New York unlawful surveillance law applies only to “peeping Toms” who hide video cameras in locker rooms, bathrooms, and dressing rooms. The law also applies to […]

In The Buffalo Area, Where And When Can I Drive With My New York Conditional License?

A conditional New York license after a DWI allows for driving to work, from work and at any time during the work day that your job requires you to operate a motor vehicle. You may also drive to and from college or vocational classes, DDP classes, your children’s classes, the DMV, substance abuse treatments, and […]

What Is A Lead Disclosure Form? Do I Have To Do One Of Those In New York?

There are many dangers of being exposed to lead, especially for children. Most exposure to lead by children comes from lead paint. Lead was used frequently in house paint before 1978. When it peels, children sometimes are poisoned by putting the lead paint chips in their mouths. Also, lead paint can be dangerous when it […]

Why Might I Be Referred For Substance Abuse Evaluation By The NY Drinking Driver Program In The Buffalo Area?

In some cases, you must undergo a formal substance abuse evaluation to stay enrolled in the Buffalo, NY Drinking Driving Program (DDP) and maintain your conditional license. You may be referred for evaluation based on the information you disclose in a written self inventory, or if you request help in dealing with an addiction problem.Referrals […]

How Do I Apply For A Conditional License After A DWI or DWAI in the Buffalo Area of New York?

If you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI in the Buffalo, New York area, your license will be suspended for 90 days to a year, or perhaps even longer, depending on your age, prior offenses, and level of intoxication. Eligibility for a conditional license is also contingent on these factors, but in many cases, […]

Is It Legal For A Police Officer in the Buffalo Area To Arrest Me For DWI Even If He or She Didn’t See Me Driving?

Yes, by law you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated in New York, even if the police do not see you driving. In most cases, this happens when a person has been involved in an accident. In most DWI arrests, police officers either see a vehicle driving erratically, or receive reports that a vehicle […]

What Are The Penalties For Driving With A Suspended License in The Buffalo, New York Area?

Unpaid parking tickets are often a joke among drivers in New York, and in many cases are disregarded. However, the failure to appear or to pay even one parking ticket can result in your license being suspended by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Even out of state residents who receive parking tickets can […]