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DND May Save a Life

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nine deaths and 1,000 car crashes happen every single day in the United States that can be directly attributed to distracted driving. “Distracted driving” is an umbrella term that can refer to driving while paying attention to such dist...

DWI Charges

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Understanding the Elements of DWI, DWAI-Drugs, and DWAI-Combined Unlike most states, New York does not call driving while under the influence of alcohol "DUI." Instead, we call it "DWI," but the idea is the same. Driving While Intoxicated by alcohol (DWI), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs...

Reducing Stress During Divorce

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Jan 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reducing Stress During Divorce Divorce is a difficult time for any person. There is naturally going to be a certain amount of stress as you and your spouse work through important issues, including how assets and debts will be divided, how much parenting time each person will have with the childr...

Understanding Why Product Liability Claims Matter

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Products Liability” is a legal term which the general public rarely encounters. There are many reasons for this. Most products are safe. From design to manufacturing to distributing products, there are regulations and procedures in place designed to protect the public. But when a defective produ...

What To Do When the Police Want to Talk to You

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of us live our lives uninterrupted by police intervention. However, there may come a time when the police want to talk to you. What should you do? Custodial Interrogation If the police have you in custody and wish to speak with you, (referred to legally as "interrogation") they are require...

The Right to a Speedy Trial

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

In criminal cases, the person charged with a crime referred to as “the defendant,” has certain constitutional rights. Among those rights is the right to a speedy trial. The word “speedy,” however, has different meanings depending on what a person is charged with. Speedy trial time limitations are...

Why Most Criminal Cases Settle Before Trial

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

Criminal cases rarely go to trial. On average, between 95 and 98% of criminal cases resolve before trial. Resolution can include a dismissal of charges, diversion, a reduction of charges, or a plea in exchange for an agreed upon sentence. When Criminal Charges are Dismissed Dismissal of...

Wrong-Way Drivers: Understanding How it Happens

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone has a story about a time they saw a driver going the wrong way down a one-way street or the interstate. But how does this happen? In the cold light of day, it seems like staying on the right side of the road is a no-brainer. However, research shows there are several explanations f...

Criminal Charges and Social Media

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone will agree social media has become part of the fabric of our lives. We use it to update friends and family on topics ranging from what we are eating to when the family reunion will be held to announcing the birth of a new child. Social media is no longer simply an extracurricular ...

When Your Family Law Case Can’t Be Resolved

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

Most family law cases are resolved before a trial. However, in some cases, the parties just cannot come to agreeable terms. In those cases, the parties must appear before a judge who will hear testimony, make factual determinations, and issue an order consistent with the law. Because this is a ra...

Domestic Violence Awareness

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

Domestic violence is a very real issue that touches families without regard to race, religion, or annual income. Domestic violence can come in many forms, including the following. Physical abuse, such as punching, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, slapping, hair pulling, or shoving. Emotiona...

Don't Mix Divorce and Social Media

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Nov 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Social media can be an effective way to catch up with friends and family and share what is going on in your life. However, participating in social media creates a permanent record, which can be detrimental to a divorce case. You Can't Control Who Sees What You Post Once you post something on so...

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...

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