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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

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


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

Domestic Violence

The Effects of a Restraining Order

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

Divorce Law

How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced?

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The Most Important Divorce Issues

The Steps in the Divorce Process

Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement Prior to Marriage?

No Fault Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Vs. Contested Divorce

Separation Agreements

Serving Your Spouse with Divorce Papers

How Much Time Do I Have to Respond to Divorce Papers?

Requiring Your Spouse to Pay the Legal Fees

Can We Share the House During a Pending Divorce?

Equitable Distribution

What is Marital Property?

How is a Pension Treated in a Divorce?

How are Inheritances Handled in a Divorce?

My Spouse Refuses to Sell the House

Spousal Support/Alimony

Child Support

Calculating Child Support

How Long is Child Support Paid?

Filing for Child Support When Your Ex Lives in Another State

Extracurricular Activities

How are Non Reimbursed Medical Bills Paid?

Is Child Support Taxable?

My Ex is Not Paying Child Support

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

Personal Injury

Will the No Fault Application Take long?

Will My Personal Injury Case go to Trial?

What Factors Impact The Value of a Personal Case?

How Does The Personal Injury Discovery Phase Works?

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

I Was Seriously Injured While Shopping

Should I take the First Settlement Offer?

What Factors can Impact Compensation?

Injured On Private Property

Premises Accident

Need Help Selecting The Best Attorney For Your Injury Case?

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Broken Arm Injuries

Knee Injuries

Why Should I Continue My Personal Injury Treatments?

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

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?

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

Construction Accident

Construction Accident Attorney Fees

Choosing a Construction Accident Attorney

Construction Accident Case Timeline

Construction Accident Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Construction Accident

Notifying Management After a Construction Accident

Suing an Employer After a Construction Accident

Construction Accident Insurance Investigation

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

Truck Accident

Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney

Truck Accident Case Timeline

Truck Accident Case Value

Mistakes To Avoid After a Truck Accident

Differences Between Truck Accident And Car Accident Cases

Truck Accident Insurance Investigation

Accepting the First Truck Accident Settlement Offer

Truck Accident Attorney Fees

Wrongful Death

Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Case Timeline

Wrongful Death Case Value

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful Death Attorney Fees

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?

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

Nursing Home Medicaid Seminar

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

Estate Planning

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


15 Ways to Avoid New York Probate – Seminar

What is Probate? 

Why Probate is Necessary in NY

NY Estate Planning Considerations

NY Probate Process

How Long Does Probate Take?

NY Small Estate

NY Probate Avoidance

Risks of Avoiding NY Probate

Benefits of Avoiding NY Probate

What are My Non-Probate Assets?

Dying Without a Will in NY

Is Probate Necessary if Your Spouse Dies?

NY Will Contests

What are the Grounds for Contesting a Will?

Landlord Tenant Law

NY Landlord Legal Compliance Update

How Landlords Can Prevent Discrimination Lawsuits – Seminar

How to Survive Legally As A Landlord – Seminar

Should I Consider Getting a Lease?

Should I Use Rental Applications?

Assistance Writing Leases and Rental Agreements

What Documents Should Landlords Use?

Mobile Home Tenant Rights

Evicting a Tenant with an Attorney

How Long Will it Take to Evict a Tenant?

Can I Evict a Tenant Who doesn’t Pay Rent?

What Should I do If a Tenant Dies?

Do I Have to Allow Emotional Assistance Pets?

Early Termination of Lease

Evicting Your Adult Live In Child

NY Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019

How to Prevent Emotional Support Animal Discrimination Lawsuits

Discrimination on the Basis of Lawful Source of Income

Debt Relief

Vacating Default Judgements

Real Estate Law

Do I Need a Lawyer In Order to Buy a House?

What are My Possible Costs When Buying a Home?

What are the Steps in Buying a House?

Do I need Rented Property Riders?

Advantages of LLCs for Real Estate Investors

What are the Common Mistakes in Purchasing Real Estate?

Can I Sue the Seller for Fraud?

Should I Get a Land Contract?

Facebook Live Events

Avoiding Probate & Issues With Your Will During Covid-19

Landlord Survival during Covid-19

Tenants’ Rights During Covid-19

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