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Consequences from DUI conviction cross New York state lines

While on vacation out-of-state, you celebrated with alcohol a bit too much. You get arrested for and charged with drunk driving. A night in jail provides the chance to sober up, and you ponder your fate. A few days later, you travel home with family. After several weeks of legal proceedings, a drunk driving conviction is on your record.If you think your driving troubles ended upon your return from out of state, you better think again. In New York, as in other states, you face related consequences stemming from a drunk driving conviction that occurred elsewhere.Expect license revocationA drunk driving [...]

June 23, 2020|Uncategorized|

Nurses often victims of violence in the workplace

When one thinks about dangerous places to work, hospitals do not usually come to mind. The truth is, however, that those who work at such medical facilities in New York and elsewhere, particularly nursing staff, often experience workplace injuries, many of which go unreported. There are several ways that nurses may be hurt while on the job; one not often talked about is violence in the workplace.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified four different types of violence that occur in hospital settings. Type one involves a person with criminal intent. Type two involves patients or their [...]

June 12, 2020|Workplace Safety|

Hidden costs pile on with DWI conviction

Long-term repercussions surface with a DWI conviction. And you know you are in trouble from the start. Jail time and probation are a possibility, and you will be socked with a stiff fine. Do not forget the likelihood of the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, and even civil legal action if involved in an accident that caused serious injuries.These are some of the upfront costs related to a DWI conviction. But there are lot more hidden costs to come. Beyond increased auto insurance rates, you might lose your job. Your personal and professional reputation will take a hit, [...]

June 5, 2020|Uncategorized|

Summer poses a unique set of hazards to workers

It can be dangerous to engage in any kind of physical activity in the summer heat, to say nothing of hard, physical work. Workers in New York need to be aware of the special challenges that come when working under the summer sun, and what steps they need to take to help prevent a work-related illness or injury.Heat-related illnesses are seriousHeat exhaustion can leave you feeling extremely ill. If not treated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal. If you find yourself feeling dizzy, nauseous or disoriented, you should seek shelter in a cool place and [...]

May 29, 2020|Uncategorized|

Memorial Day weekend DWI crackdown results in hundreds of arrests

As usual, New York State Police along with local law enforcement officers were out in force over Memorial Day weekend looking for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers. This year, over 200 DWI arrests were made statewide and thousands of citations handed out. Here's a look at how that weekend went.According to a recent report, police issued nearly 9,000 tickets for various offenses, including speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and seat belt violations. They investigated 457 accidents, which resulted in two deaths and the injuring of 11 people. As far as impaired driving goes, 203 people were arrested. It is unclear [...]

May 29, 2020|Drunk Driving Charges|

Recent construction accident results in injuries and death

Construction sites are dangerous; that isn't exactly news. However, with the various safety measures that are supposed to be in place, it is incredible how many construction workers in New York and elsewhere still suffer injury or death due to worksite accidents every year. Most recently, several people were injured, and at least one was killed after a construction accident occurred at the Morgan General postal building.According to reports, two construction workers were riding an elevator in the building when a fire extinguisher exploded. Both victims were transported to area hospitals with critical injuries. One victim - a 35-year-old male [...]

May 15, 2020|Workers' Compensation|

Car crash leads to felony drunk driving charges

Police in New York recently arrested the driver responsible for a single-vehicle crash in Yorktown on Friday, April 24. This individual is facing felony drunk driving charges, which, according to state laws, carry significant penalties if he is convicted. Thankfully, the accused has the right to defend himself with the assistance of legal counsel.According to reports, the accused - a 54-year-old male - was operating his vehicle on East Main Street around noon when he crossed over the centerline into oncoming traffic and then proceeded into a ditch on the side of the road. He was uninjured in the crash. [...]

May 1, 2020|Drunk Driving Charges|

Wondering how workers’ compensation works in New York?

Every year, numerous New York residents get hurt while on the job. Has it happened to you? If so, are you wondering how workers' compensation works? You are not alone if you are. Many people know this benefit exists, but they are unsure of how to access it.After suffering a workplace injury, getting medical assistance right away is critical. Even if you think the injury may not be severe, there is nothing wrong with seeking medical advice and, if needed, treatment. After getting the initial care that you need, it is time to report the injury to your employer. Do [...]

April 17, 2020|Workers' Compensation|

Drunk driving charges filed against young mother

Police in New York recently arrested a young woman who was allegedly driving while impaired with her children in the car. She is also accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing the scene. Drunk driving charges are serious enough on their own. The added charges in this case can carry penalties that will affect the accused and her children for years to come if she is convicted.According to reports, on Wednesday, March 25, the accused - a 27-year-old female - was operating her vehicle on Floyd Parkway in Patchogue when, at approximately 2:45 p.m., she struck the back end of [...]

April 3, 2020|Drunk Driving Charges|

Did your St. Patty’s Day end with drunk driving charges?

St. Patrick's Day looked a little different this year in New York, with festivities canceled due to the current health situation affecting the country. Despite the changes to available activities, police increased patrols looking for drunk drivers and those committing other traffic violations. Anyone who is facing drunk driving charges as a result of this most recent DUI enforcement campaign has the right to fight the charges with the assistance of legal counsel.On Sunday, March 15, it was reported that police patrols would pick up until March 18. This was to occur in all areas of the state. The Governor's [...]

March 19, 2020|Drunk Driving Charges|
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