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Kidnapping in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Nov 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Kidnapping” is a word that evokes thoughts of someone being taken off the street and held for ransom. While this is, in fact, a form of kidnapping in the state of New York, many people are surprised to learn this isn't the only way one can be guilty of kidnapping. Kidnapping and Conduct Instea...

Yes! Seat Belts Do Save Lives!!

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some people wonder if wearing a seat belt really makes a difference. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seat belts save lives. Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States for people between the ages of 1 and 54. 23,714 people died in...

Collateral Consequences to a Criminal Conviction

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Oct 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

When someone is convicted of a criminal offense in New York, they face consequences such as jail or prison time, a fine, and, in some cases, probation for a number of years. However, there are also collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Below are just a few of the many collateral conseq...

Keeping Divorce Costs Down

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a divorce in New York can be costly. There are, however, things you can do to keep divorce costs down. Organize Your Paperwork There are any number of documents your divorce attorney will need. These documents can be organized by you, or you can offer them to your divorce attorney in a ...

Estate Planning and Firearms: Legal Considerations

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Estate planning is important. Careful estate planning considers all eventualities. Technically, firearms are considered household goods much like the family china, furniture, and other effects. However, there are special considerations you must take into account when passing firearms on after som...

Adjusting Alimony in New York

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In New York, a spousal maintenance award can be adjusted under certain circumstances. Someone who pays spousal maintenance may seek a reduction in the amount of spousal maintenance they must pay. Alternatively, someone who receives spousal maintenance may seek an increase in the amount of spousal...

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases the Risk of Dementia

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a landmark study, published this spring in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers have established a definitive link between traumatic brain injury and a higher risk of developing both Alzheimer's disease and dementia. According to researchers, this is the first study on the subject which offers a suf...

Three Common Medical Malpractice Errors

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a recent study at Johns Hopkins, medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers reviewed medical death rates over an eight-year period and found more than 250,000 death each year were attributable to medical errors. We have previously discus...

Help Your Children Stay Safe on the Playground

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Playground safety is a topic all too often overlooked until it's too late. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for playground-related injuries. About 10 % of those children are t...

Assault in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jul 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Assault charges can be very serious. In the state of New York, there are three levels of criminal assault someone may be charged with. The degree of assault is dependent on the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged incident. These three types of assault charges are discussed below. Ass...

June is National Safety Month

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jun 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Safety Council (NSC) has declared June as National Safety Month. One of the four areas the NSC is focusing on in June is preventing slips, trips, and falls. Did you know that falling, even from a standing position, can be deadly? In facts, falls are the third leading cause of uninten...

Self-Defense in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the State of New York, self-defense can be a defense to certain crimes. While the conduct involved in self-defense, specifically, the use of physical force, would generally be considered an assault, in certain, very specific circumstances, that same conduct is legally permissible. Who May Use...

The Importance of Temporary Guardians

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have children, you already know that selecting a guardian for your children in the event of your death is an important part of any estate plan. Many parents struggle to figure out who would be the best person to raise their children. Consequently, it is not uncommon for people to put this ...

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Safety Council has declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. Whether you are a driver of a motor vehicle or a motorcyclist, take this opportunity to learn a bit more about motorcycle safety. Motorcycle Collision Statistics More than 88,000 people reported injuries in motor...

Understanding the Equitable Distribution of Property

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the many sources of difficulty in divorce cases is the division of property. Property division is often misunderstood. Below is a basic discussion offered as a starting point for property division in a divorce. Understanding “Marital Property” In New York, “marital property” refers to pr...

Medical Malpractice Basics in the State of New York

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured as a result of a doctors error or misconduct in New York, you may have a basis for a medical malpractice claim. Malpractice in General Generally, medical malpractice involves a doctor or other medical professional who breaches the standard of care and the patient susta...

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Apr 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is on the way and summer is soon to follow. Now is the time motorcyclists start thinking about getting the bike out of storage and start planning for adventures on the open road. While motorcycling can be an enjoyable pastime, there is always a risk of personal injury when riding. Below ar...

Theft Charges in New York

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Theft” is the lay persons term for “larceny,” which is the term the state of New York uses when referring to most theft crimes. Types of theft covered by the larceny statutes may include the following. Stealing cosmetics from a drug store. Entering a big box store with the tools needed to d...

Understanding the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees, among other things, the right to have the assistance of counsel in the defense of criminal cases. The Fifth Amendment provides people with the right to be free from self-incrimination. The right to an attorney and the right to be f...

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