Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Can Someone Be Arrested For DWI When Driving An ATV In The Woods In Buffalo?

Riding all terrain vehicles or ATVs is a common recreational activity in the rural areas surrounding Buffalo. While New York State has passed specific laws governing the operation of snowmobiles and boats while under the influence of alcohol, it has never passed any laws specifically directed at ATVs. As a result, whether someone may be […]

If I Got Caught Cheating, Does My Spouse Get Everything They Ask For In The Divorce In Buffalo?

No, it’s a commonly held belief that if you caused the marriage to break down, that your spouse will have the upper hand in crafting the divorce settlement, but the truth today is very different. Divorce in New York isn’t about punishing one spouse and letting the other have their vengeance for bad behavior. When […]

Can Someone Be Arrested For Drinking And Driving On A Private Road In Buffalo, NY?

Like most experienced Buffalo DWI lawyers, we have seen drivers arrested for drinking and driving under a variety of circumstances. While New York’s DWI laws can be quite broad regarding where an arrest may be made, there are circumstances under which a driver’s rights not to be subject to illegal search and seizure by law […]

What Is On The Printout Of The Breath Test Score In A Buffalo DWI Case?

All Buffalo area police departments currently use breath test machines that provide a printout of the defendant’s breath test score. This breath test score may be used to support a charge of Driving With A Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated per se, which requires a breath test score […]

Can A Buffalo Felony Drinking And Driving Charge Be Prosecuted In Town Court?

Anyone arrested for drinking and driving who has prior alcohol-related driving offenses requires the help of an experienced Buffalo DWI lawyer. A driver who is arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving With .08% or Greater Blood Alcohol Content or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated per se and has been convicted of one or more of these […]

Is Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol A Crime In Buffalo, NY?

The least serious drinking and driving charge that a Buffalo driver over the age of eighteen may face is Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol. For a first time offender, this charge will usually be classified as a traffic infraction, which is not a crime. This means that someone convicted of this drinking and driving […]

Penalties For Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana (Marihuana) (NY PL 221.05) In Buffalo, NY

While attitudes about marijuana and the laws that govern its use are experiencing a sea change today, it is still against the law for most people to possess even small amounts of marijuana in Buffalo. If you’re caught with a very minor amount, you may be charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (NY PL 221.05). […]

Penalties For Criminal Possession Of Marijuana (Marihuana) In The Third Degree (NY PL 221.20) In Buffalo, NY

If you’re caught in possession of eight ounces or more of marijuana, you have graduated to the felony level of pot possession. Under Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Third Degree (NY PL 221.20), you’ll be charged with an E felony, and because it’s a drug charge, you’ll face heightened penalties. For instance, in a […]

Penalties For Criminal Possession Of Marijuana (Marihuana) In The Fourth Degree (NY PL 221.15) In Buffalo, NY

If you’re caught with more than two ounces of pot, Buffalo prosecutors are within their rights to charge you under NY PL 221.15, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree. This is a class A misdemeanor, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that misdemeanor punishments are no more than a slap on the […]

What Is The Difference Between Aggravated DWI Per Se and Aggravated DWI With A Child In Buffalo?

There are two forms of Aggravated DWI charges that may be filed in New York State – Aggravated DWI per se and Aggravated DWI With A Child. Even if a Buffalo driver is a first time offender, he or she may be charged with either of these offenses under the right circumstances. While the names […]