Category Archives: General Information

How Can I Ensure That My Ex Will Call Me First When The Kids Need A Babysitter In Rochester?

Parents often choose to live close to one another after a divorce so that they can both be present for their children and available to one another when needs unexpectedly arise. But because relations between the parents can be complicated and difficult following a divorce, sometimes it may seem easier to hire a babysitter than […]

Is A QDRO A Court Order To Cash Out My 401(k)?

No, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, is a court order that restructures a 401(k), usually into two separate accounts. Rather than cashing out a 401(k) early and paying a huge tax penalty as part of the disbursement, a QDRO leaves the money intact, but allocates each spouse’s portion to their control. The original […]

What Is A Mandatory Screening And Assessment?

A Buffalo driver arrested for DWI or a similar offense may be required to undergo an evaluation for alcohol or drug use. New York State law requires that at arraignment (which is usually the first court appearance) or, at the discretion of the court, prior to sentencing, a person charged with an alcohol or drug […]

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 […]

What Are The Penalties For Misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol?

In most cases, A Buffalo driver arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol faces a traffic infraction, which is not a criminal offense and carries lesser penalties. For repeat drinking and driving offenders, however, the charge may be raised to a misdemeanor, which is considered a crime and will result in a criminal record. […]

What Is Misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol?

Buffalo drivers who are repeatedly caught driving after having consumed too much alcohol often face enhanced charges and additional penalties. This includes repeat offenders who have been drinking but are not considered intoxicated enough to actually be charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Normally, the offense of Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol is a traffic […]

Preliminary Conference

Preliminary Conference The preliminary conference is designed to give the judge and the two parties in a divorce action a clear understanding of what issues are agreed upon and what issues will require further negotiation or supervision from the court. Based on the discussions in the preliminary conference, the judge may decide that any minor […]

When Can A Person Be Charged With Speeding In Buffalo?

Buffalo drivers should be aware that, technically, a person may be charged with Speeding no matter what speed they are going.  New York Law sets forth a number of different circumstances under which Speeding may be charged. Aside from the commonly seen offense of driving at a speed greater than the posted speed limit, Speeding […]