As reported in several media outlets, in addition to bail reform there is also a new discovery process in the Criminal Procedure law as of January 1, 2020 which includes some “automatic” discovery provisions which basically means the prosecutor needs to hand over certain materials to the defense within a relatively short period of time. Many of the items needing to be provided previously had to be “demanded” by the defense and as a result there were longer time periods involved. The changes are more related to timing and method than content especially regarding witness information and related criminal history background information although there are some provisions that expand the scope of what may need to be provided.
Supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State lawmakers approved progressive bail reform on Monday, April 1, 2019. The new pretrial detention laws compose one of ten (10) bills that make up the $175 billion state budget and are intended to balance what many perceive to be an unfair criminal system for those charged by state prosecutors.
Is your fire company incorporated? If so, does your fire company have a contract with a Town, Village or Fire District? Many volunteer fire companies in New York do, so at least at some point, each will be impacted by legislation that became effective January 1, 2018.
Kevin Mahoney sits down with Diane Tiveron to discuss what to do when asked to submit to a breathalyzer and the effect of a DWI on your ability to drive. Take a listen!
Luke 10:25-37 tells of a time when a lawyer asked Jesus to provide further detail as to the instruction of "love thy neighbor" and is answered with the parable of the Good Samaritan.
In June of 2015, a bill passed the New York Assembly (A07645) and Senate (05678) relating primarily, but not exclusively, to the determination of maintenance/spousal support. These changes continue to await the signature of Governor Cuomo.
Having a lot of options can be both a blessing and a curse. Often people who are at a difficult stage in their life due to an unhealthy or broken relationship prefer not to have many choices in order to try to simplify things. On the other hand, due to individual circumstances and needs, having flexibility can many times be an important factor as well.
Spring is finally here! If you are selling your house without the aid of a real estate agent, here is some information you need to know. One of the most important things you will need to do is create a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) contract for you and the buyer. This document will explain the terms and conditions of the sale, as well as the obligations of each party. Here are a few things the contract must contain:
Towards the end of December, 2013, the Governor signed the “New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013” which contains a number of changes primarily to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law most of which become effective July 1st of this year. Changes to the law can impact your company based on a number of different factors, such as its size and purpose. The following are some highlights that may affect your company.
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.