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At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, we believe that knowledge is power. That’s why we’ve created these educational legal videos to help our clients understand the legal issue they may be facing. If you have specific questions regarding your legal issue, please contact our office to speak with an experienced Buffalo attorney. With 66 years of experience, we have the skills and resources needed to help resolve your matter in the most cost-effective manner possible. Schedule a consultation today and let our experience work for you.

Criminal Defense

The Steps in a Criminal Case

The Rights of the Crime Victim

The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction on Employment

How To Seal Your Criminal Record

Sealing a Drug Conviction

Common Criminal Sentences


The Grand Jury

Tampering with a Witness

Resisting Arrest

Differences Between a Violation, Misdemeanor, and Felony

Plea Bargaining

Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Investigation

Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree

Defenses Against Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

Abandonment of a Child

Assault in the First Degree

Assault in the Second Degree

Assault in the Third Degree

Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree

Hate Crimes

Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation

Grand Larceny

Petty Larceny

Theft of Services

Untaxed Cigarettes

Embezzlement Charges

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

Burglary in the Third Degree

Conspiracy in the Sixth Degree

Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree

Identity Theft in the Third Degree

Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

Issuing a Bad Check

Defenses Against Issuing a Bad Check

Forgery in the Third Degree

Insurance Fraud in the Fifth Degree

Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree


Predatory Sexual Assault

Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child

Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree

Stalking in the Fourth Degree

Rape in the First Degree

Failure to Register or Verify as a Sex Offender

Sex Offender Petition for Relief or Modification

Using Entrapment as a Defense Strategy

Reckless Driving

Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

Unlawfully Concealing a Will

Unlawful Fleeing from a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle

Domestic Violence

The Effects of a Restraining Order


How Much Does a DWI Attorney Cost?

How Long will my DWI Charge Take?

How Long will a DWI Stay on My Record?

Can I Get a DWI Expunged?

What Steps Should I Take During a DWI Arrest?

Should I Admit How Much I Was Drinking?

Leandra’s Law

What are the Penalties for a DWI Conviction?

Will My License be Revoked?

Will I Lose my License from a DWI?

Drivers License Reinstatement After 3rd DWI

Commercial Driver DWI Charges

Will I Lose My Job From a DWI?

Will I be Sentenced to Jail Time for a DWI?

What is a Aggravated DWI?

Can I Plea Bargain a DWI?


DWAI Defense

Can I Get a DWI in a Non-Moving Vehicle

Can I Get a DWI While Driving a Boat?

B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content)

What is the Legal Limit for BAC?

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

Zero Tolerance Law

Penalties for Underage DWI

Estate Planning

15 Ways to Avoid New York Probate – Seminar

Filling Out a Will Information Worksheet

How Much Does a Will Cost?

Can You Write Your Own Will?

How Should I Prepare a Will?

What Happens if I Die without a Will?

Do I need a Health Care Proxy?

Health Care Proxy and Living Will Costs

How Can I Draft a Power of Attorney?

Springing Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney

What Happens to Debt After Death?

Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

What is the Role of the Executor?

How to Perform the Duties of Executor of an Estate

Executor Not Paying Beneficiaries

What is Probate? 

How Long Does Probate Take?

What are My Non-Probate Assets?

Is Probate Necessary if Your Spouse Dies?

What are the Grounds for Contesting a Will?

Elder Law

Stop Elder Financial Abuse With Guardianships – Seminar

Should I Use a Life Estate Deed to Protect my House?

Should I Get a Living Trust?

Should I Sign a POA Statutory Gift Rider?

Dementia Appointed Guardian


Fourteen Ways To Preserve Your Assets With The Medicaid Laws – Seminar

Long-Term Care Insurance

Nursing Home Costs

Nursing Home Care Requirements

Nursing Home Admission with Medicaid

Emergency Medicaid Planning

Institutionalized Spouse

Medicaid Look Back Period

Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

Qualifying for Medicaid with a 401K or IRA

Spending Down Assets

Medicaid Gifting Eligibility

Gifts to Disabled Children

Preserving Assets with a Healthcare Proxy/Living Will

Preserving Your Assets With a Power of Attorney

Medicaid Trust

Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring Property Among Siblings

Life Estate Deed

Medicaid Estate Recovery

Preserving Your Home

Caregiver Child Exemptions

Spousal Impoverishment Act

Facebook Live Events

Avoiding Probate & Issues With Your Will During Covid-19

Landlord Survival during Covid-19

Tenants’ Rights During Covid-19

Personal Injury

What Should I do After I get into an Accident?

I Was Injured On The Job, What Should I Do?

Will the No Fault Application Take long?

Will My Personal Injury Case go to Trial?

What Factors Impact The Value of a Personal Case?

What is the Time Frame for Filing a Claim?

What Is a No Fault Accident?

How Does The Personal Injury Discovery Phase Works?

Is there a Minimum Amount of Medical Bills Needed for a Case?

Can I File a Claim If I Did Not Get Immediate Medical Care?

I Was Seriously Injured While Shopping

Should I take the First Settlement Offer?

What Factors can Impact Compensation?

How Much Compensation Will I Get For an Auto Injury?

What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Common Motorcycle Accidents

Car Accident Vs. Motorcycle Accident Cases

How Do I File a Claim For a Motorcycle Accident?

How Much Money Will I Receive from a Motorcycle Accident?

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Accident?

Can I File a Claim If the Car Accident Is Partially My Fault?

Want To Know What To Do Next After An Auto Accident Involving a Drunk Driver?

What Can be Claimed as Damages After an Accident?

Injured by an Out-of-State Uninsured Driver

Injured On Private Property

Premises Accident

Can I Recover From the Emotional Damages?

How Will My Car get Fixed If The Other Person is Uninsured?

Need Help Selecting The Best Attorney For Your Injury Case?

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Broken Arm Injuries

Knee Injuries

What if I was Injured by a Faulty Handrail?

Injury by Faulty Steps

What Should I do if I Slip and Fall on Ice?

What Is The Timeframe For Filing a Slip And Fall Accident?

I Had a Slip and Fall On Another Persons Property

What Should I Do If I Slip And Fall In Poor Lighting?

The Steps to Take After a Slip And Fall Accident

Injuries Involved In a Slip And Fall Accidents

Tripping Hazards

Surface Defects in Commercial Parking Lots

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Will My Insurance Cover a Dog Bite?

How Will My Medical Bills Get Paid If The Owner Of the Dog Has No Insurance?

Typical Dog Bites

What Do You Consider a Good Dog Bite Case?

Does It Matter What Doctor I see After a Dog Bite?

Want To Know the Kind Of Questions To Ask The Owner On a Dog Bite?

Why Should I Continue My Personal Injury Treatments?

Pedestrian Injury Accident Case Result

Injured Children

Child Injury Case

Injured Child Cases

Winning a Child Injury Case

Statute of Limitations for Children

Should You File a Lawsuit for a Child Injury?

Who Can File a Child Injury Claim?

Do Lawsuits Traumatize Children?

When Should You Contact A Child Injury Attorney?

What If You Can’t Afford A Child Injury Attorney?

Recoverable Damages in a Child Injury Case

Investing Your Child’s Injury Compensation

Child Wrongful Death Claims

Child Sports Injuries

Child Injured At School

Defective Bicycle Injury Cases

Child Guardian Injury Case

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