Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

What Are The Penalties For Aggravated Unlicensed Operation In The Second Degree?

For a Buffalo driver who has been convicted of an alcohol or drug related driving offense, continuing to drive can carry very serious penalties. Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree is an unclassified misdemeanor, which is a crime in New York State and will result in a criminal record. When the reason for the […]

What Is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation In The Second Degree?

A Buffalo driver convicted of any alcohol-related driving offense will have his or her driver’s license suspended or revoked for a period of time. A driver caught driving without a license – or driving outside the terms of a conditional license – during this period of suspension or revocation may be charged with Aggravated Unlicensed […]

Do I Have To Keep My Spouse And Kids On My Insurance Plan After I’ve Been Served?

Yes, you’ll be ordered by the judge to retain life and health insurance policies for your spouse and children after you’ve been served with divorce papers. This is one provision in the automatic orders that are issued at the time of the filing, and among other things, you’ll be required to protect physical assets like […]

Can My Spouse Be Ordered To Pay My Attorney Fees If I Can’t Afford A Lawyer?

Yes, New York law operates under the presumption that the “less monied spouse” will be awarded legal fees as part of the divorce settlement, which allows for a spouse who may otherwise not be able to afford an attorney to pursue a divorce action against a spouse. In addition, you may be entitled to temporary […]

What Happens After The Preliminary Conference?

After the preliminary conference (PC), you and your spouse will both be required to meet the terms of the judge’s PC order, which will outline the issues in dispute and present a timeline for the exchange of financial information between the parties. This information will be used during discovery to identify each party’s net worth, […]

Do I Have To Divide Property I Owned Prior To Marrying My Spouse?

No, the equitable distribution of marital assets only applies to property acquired during the marriage. Homes, cars, jewelry, collections that have significant value, and other property that you brought into the marriage are considered separate assets and are not subject to distribution. Some assets that you may acquire during the marriage are also considered separate […]

What Are The Penalties for Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol – Second Offense- In The Buffalo Area?

Conviction for Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol as a second offense is one of the more unusual drinking and driving charges defended by Buffalo criminal defense attorneys. While the mandatory penalties are increased for the second offense, the charge remains a traffic infraction, which is not considered a crime. For a second offender, the […]

What Is The Penalty For Felony Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs In The Buffalo Area?

Defense Attorney For Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs Arrest A Buffalo resident charged with Felony Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs faces a very serious criminal charge. It is a class E felony which will result in a permanent criminal record if convicted. A driver convicted of Felony Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs […]

In The Buffalo Area, What Is Considered Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol – Second Offense?

Buffalo drivers who are repeat drinking and driving offenders often face enhanced charges and additional penalties. While such enhancement usually takes the form of elevating the classification of the offense – for example, raising a misdemeanor drunk driving offense to a felony charge – a repeat offender who is convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired […]