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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

Child Custody

How Do Judges Determine Custody?

Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody

Legal Custody vs. Residential Custody

Shared Residency

Can a Child Choose Where They Want to Live?

Grandparent’s Rights

How Do Courts Decide on Visitation Schedules?

Can I Move to Another State with the Children?

My Ex Won’t Let Me See the Children

Bicycle Accident

Choosing a Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle Accident Case Timeline

Bicycle Accident Case Value

Differences Between Bicycle Accident And Car Accident Cases

Car Insurance Covering a Bicycle Accident

Partial Fault Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Insurance Investigation

Bicycle Accident Attorney Fees

Car Accident

Choosing a Car Accident Attorney

Car Accident Case Timeline

Car Accident Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Car Accident

After a Car Accident

Car Accident Insurance Investigation

Uninsured Driver Car Accident

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Car Accident Medical Bills

Car Accident Attorney Fees

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

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

How Much Compensation Will I Get For an Auto Injury?

What Is a No Fault Accident?

What Should I do After I get into an Accident?

What is the Time Frame for Filing a Claim?

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

Can I Recover From the Emotional Damages?


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

Business Law

Wage Theft

How Can I Start my own Business?

What are the Best Forms of Business?

Benefits to Getting an Operating Agreement

Should I use a Corporate Buy-Sell Agreement?

What is a Shareholder Agreement?

What is a Business Asset Purchase Agreement?

S Corp Vs C Corp

Setting Up a Canadian Company in New York

In-Home Health Aid Overnight Pay Requirements

Traffic Violations

Beating a Speeding Ticket

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving and Road Rage

Employers’ Liability for Distracted Driving

Can You Go to Jail for Distracted Driving?

Preventing Texting and Driving

Cell Phone Violations

Bus Accident

Choosing a Bus Accident Attorney

Bus Accident Case Timeline

Bus Accident Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Bus Accident

Injured as a Bus Passenger

Bus Accident Insurance Investigation

Accepting the First Bus Accident Settlement Offer

Child Injured on a School Bus

Dog Bite

Choosing a Dog Bite Attorney

Dog Bite Case Timeline

Dog Bite Case Value

After a Dog Bite

Dog Bite Liability

Beware of Dog Sign

Dog Bite Attorney Fees

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?

Slip and Fall

Choosing a Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and Fall Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Insurance Investigation

Faulty Handrail Injury

How Warning Signs Impact Slip and Fall Claims

Faulty Steps Injury

Suing the City for a Faulty Sidewalk Injury

Slip and Fall Attorney Fees

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

Motorcycle Accident

Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Mistakes To Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Case Timeline

Differences Between Motorcycle Accident And Car Accident Cases

Motorcycle Accident Insurance Investigation

Injured as a Motorcycle Passenger

Forced Off The Road

Poorly Maintained Road

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Fees

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?

Pedestrian Accident

Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian Accident Case Timeline

Pedestrian Accident Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Insurance Investigation

Differences Between a Pedestrian Accident And Car Accident Case

Partial Fault Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Attorney Fees

Pedestrian Injury Accident Case Result

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