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Facts About Workplace Violence

Facts About Workplace Violence

How safe is your company? Here are some facts about workplace violence that will make you aware just how important an issue it really is. Workplace violence has escalated into a national occupational health and safety hazard of epidemic proportions. A study released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on July 8, […]

In Planning For Medicaid, What Assets Are Considered Exempt In Buffalo?

Medicaid has stringent rules for eligibility in Buffalo, and individuals and couples are well advised to begin Medicaid planning well in advance of any need they may have. Regardless of when you begin the process though, some assets are protected, or exempt, when it comes to determining net worth and income for the purposes of […]

What Happens If A Young Driver Violates The Zero Tolerance Law A Second Time In Buffalo?

Buffalo area drivers under the age of twenty-one are not supposed to drive after having consumed any amount of alcohol. An underage driver who is stopped and found to have a blood alcohol content as low as .02% is subject to at least a fine and licensing penalties under New York’s Zero Tolerance Law. While […]

What Is The New York State Assigned Risk Program?

A Buffalo driver arrested for DWI or driving under the influence of drugs faces many consequences aside from a possible court conviction. There are many financial repercussions to a conviction for drinking and driving on top of any fine that may be imposed by the court. One of the most expensive of these financial repercussions […]

What Does The Court Consider When Deciding To Issue A Hardship License?

A Buffalo driver who is arrested for DWI and took a breath test will, in almost all cases, have his or her driver’s license suspended at the first court appearance. While the defendant is eligible for a conditional license after thirty days, many people have to be able to drive for work or school during […]

What Are The Penalties For Circumvention Of An Interlock Device?

A Buffalo DWI defendant who is required to use an ignition interlock device and attempts to damage it or avoid its use is subject to serious criminal penalties. Circumvention of an Interlock Device is a Class A Misdemeanor, which is a crime in New York State. A person convicted of this offense may be sentenced […]

What Is Circumvention Of An Interlock Device?

New York’s requirement that defendants convicted of DWI have an ignition interlock device installed on all vehicles they drive is one of the biggest changes Buffalo criminal lawyers have seen to DWI law in recent years. The ignition interlock device is a machine installed in the car that checks for alcohol on the breath of […]

What Is The Difference Between A Driver’s License Suspension And A Revocation?

All Buffalo drivers convicted of a drug or alcohol related driving offense will find their driver’s license suspended or revoked for a period of time. For most first time offenders, a conviction for Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol will result in a driver’s license suspension. A conviction for any other drug or alcohol related […]

What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?

Buffalo DWI lawyers generally defend charges that involve a driver operating a motor vehicle while either intoxicated or impaired. For example, a driver may be charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol. Drug related driving offenses, such as Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, all require proof of impairment. The […]

What Is A Suspension Pending Prosecution?

Most Buffalo drivers are aware that a conviction for drinking and driving will result in a loss of the defendant’s driving privileges. Many drivers may not be aware, however, that New York law authorizes the Court to suspend a defendant’s driving privileges before any conviction even occurs. This pre-conviction suspension is usually referred to as […]