Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Can Prior DWI Convictions Impact A Driver’s License That Is Revoked For Another Reason?

As experienced Buffalo DWI lawyers, we feel that it is important for our clients to be aware of the potential long term impact of a drinking and driving conviction. Under the current regulations of the Department of Motor Vehicles, a driver who has his or her driver’s license revoked will have their entire driving history […]

If The DMV Refuses To Return A Driver’s License Following A Buffalo DWI, Can The Driver Appeal?

When a Buffalo driver has his or her driver’s license revoked following a conviction for drinking and driving, whether that driver will have full driving privileges reinstated following the mandatory minimum revocation period is largely in the hands of the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV has guidelines for drivers with multiple prior alcohol or […]

Who Is Eligible For A Post-Revocation Conditional Driver’s License Following A Buffalo DWI Conviction?

All drivers – even first time offenders – convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, or Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater in the Buffalo area are required to have an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle they wish to drive. This device periodically checks the driver’s breath […]

How Does An Out-Of-State Driver Get Back Driving Privileges Following A New York DWI?

When someone whose driver’s license was issued by another state is arrested for drinking and driving in the Buffalo area, the repercussions to his or her driving privileges may be very complicated. New York State does not have the authority to suspend or revoke a driver’s license issued by another state following a DWI conviction, […]

Penalties For Menacing In The Second Degree (NY PL 120.14) In Buffalo

One of the biggest misconceptions we encounter when people reach out to us is the idea that a misdemeanor charge is nothing serious. While some misdemeanor charges may not be cause for concern, if you’re facing a Menacing in the Second Degree (NY PL 120.14) charge in Buffalo, you should know that conviction can result […]

Penalties For Menacing In The First Degree (NY PL 120.13) In Buffalo

In Buffalo, the charge of Menacing in the First Degree (NY PL 120.13) is graded as a Class E Felony, which means that if you’re convicted, you’ll face between one and four years in prison. After your release, you’ll also face a future where you’re forever “checking the box” on job and housing applications, and […]

Will I Have To Pay Alimony If We Were Only Married A Few Years In Buffalo?

When a marriage in Buffalo has been relatively short, the odds of a higher-earning spouse having to pay spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, are greatly reduced. If there is a reason for the spouse to pay spousal maintenance, the amount and duration of the award should be considerably less than they would be in […]

Penalties For Aggravated Assault Upon A Person Less Than Eleven Years Old (NY PL 120.12) In Buffalo

Predicate felony offenders are subjected to a higher punishment threshold than those who haven’t already been convicted. With Aggravated Assault Upon a Person Less Than Eleven Years Old (NY PL 120.12) in Buffalo, the state alleges that you, as an adult, committed the crime of assault in the third degree against a child younger than […]

Penalties For Aggravated Assault Upon A Police Officer Or Peace Officer (NY PL 120.11) In Buffalo

As a class B felony, Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer or Peace Officer (NY PL 120.11) in Buffalo can put you away for as long as 25 years. And when it comes to assaulting a cop with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, you can count on law enforcement and the prosecution to be […]