Category: Injuries

  • Genesis of domestic violence in prior experiences

    Domestic abuse is a significant problem in New York and across the United States. There exists an increasing number of population-based survey studies that support the proposition that domestic violence among adults many times develops and has its genesis in previous experiences. A particular focus of these surveys has been on experiences during adolescence and…

  • 11 Convicted in Erie County under invalidatedlLaw

    The Buffalo News reports that as many as 11 individuals in Erie County may have been convicted under a law for Illegal Dissemination of Indecent Materials to Minors more than 21 years after a federal Judge invalidated the law as unconstitutional, and Erie County received affirmative notice of this binding decision. The full story can…

  • DMV now Suspending Driving Privileges of those Accused of Using a Fake IDs to Enter Bars

    Based on recent sting operations coordinated at bars in the Buffalo area, NYS Troopers have been arresting those under 21 who present “fake” or “chalked” IDs to attempt and enter bars and night clubs. Most individuals, many of whom are college students, are generally issued appearance tickets for a traffic infraction under NYS Vehicle and…

  • Leandra’s Law DWI in NYS

    In New York State, Leandra’s Law elevates any DWI to an E Felony if a child age 15 or younger is a passenger in the vehicle at the time. This significantly increases the potential penalties (fines, license revocation period, potential jail sentence, etc.) and ramifications of a DWI arrest, even if it is a first…

  • NYS Legislative Rumblings Towards Marijuana Legalization

    As with most states, marijuana enforcement in NYS has slackened on the lowest levels of possession. NYS Penal Law Section 221.05 for Marijuana Possession is often adjudicated by a modest fine or an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. Now the NYS Assembly, at Governor Cuomo’s urging, is looking into greater de-criminalization of marijuana possession and…