If you're interested in true crime podcasts or series such as Serial, Undisclosed and Making a Murderer, then you absolutely have to listen and learn about Lynn DeJac and the horrible circumstances surrounding the murder of her daughter, Crystallynn Girard, and how one HoganWillig attorney fought to bring her justice.
On April 10, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed into law "Raise the Age" legislation that was included as part of the State Budget. Keep reading to learn more...
Diane Tiveron talks with Civil Litigation Chair Steven Cohen about what your rights are when stopped by the police. Listen here.
If you have driven on Buffalo’s I-190 in recent weeks, you probably are familiar with the Department of Health’s new billboard campaign to promote New York’s “Good Samaritan Law.”
As social media becomes an increasingly widespread method of communicating with friends and family, conducting business, and sharing news, it also appears more frequently within the context of the law. For quite some time now, material from social media has been used as evidence in investigations and lawsuits alike.
A divided Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can strictly enforce a ban on purchasing a firearm for someone else, even if the other individual is lawfully allowed to own a gun. Regardless of whether or not the other person is entitled to have a gun, this type of transaction is known as a “straw purchase” and conflicts with the lawfulness of a gun sale. Because a gun purchase requires personal information, photo identification, and a background check, buying a gun with the intention of selling it to another person is a misrepresentation of the identity of the actual gun owner.
HoganWillig has learned that the New York State Unified Court System and local courts have received inquiries regarding email notices to appear in court proceedings.
Using a hand held mobile device while driving (phone, text, email), the penalty for a first offense still involves a maximum fine of a $150 fine plus surcharges. The point violation increases from three to five points for offenses committed on or after June 1, 2013.
As of the end of September, 2012, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has new regulations pertaining to drivers with multiple alcohol/drug-related driving convictions. This is a logical result from the increasing sanctions that pertain to Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired by Drugs offenses enacted by the Legislature.
From time to time, and particularly during the holiday season, I am asked by kith and kin alike about the responsibility a homeowner has to prevent people from drinking too much at a holiday party. Concerns range from the health of the person drinking copious quantities of eggnog to the legal liability and of the host who provided the eggnog. I cannot offer an opinion on the healthy amount of eggnog, but I can provide some insight into issues that may arise when a drunk guest leaves a party and injures someone.