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Don't rush to accept a plea deal on a shoplifting charge

Have you been charged with shoplifting? Are you tempted to take a plea deal because it guarantees you a fine and nothing more?

The offer to just "get things over with" certainly seems to be attractive, and a fine seems easy to live with (especially when you're scared and feel threatened with up to a year in jail if you lose at trial).

How can I fight a traffic ticket in New York?

If you have ever been stopped for speeding or breaking some other rule of the road, you know what happens next. How will I afford it? Did I really do it? Can I fight it? The answer to the last question is always yes.

Traffic crimes may be subjective, and New York State's counties and towns all offer a way to fight these charges. An attorney may help represent your interests against charges of speeding, driving with a cell phone, work zone violations and more.

  • What court deals with moving violations?

The real impact of getting traffic tickets

It is a situation we all fear, at least on some level. You are driving to work, and a police officer pulls you over. He walks up to your vehicle. You roll down the window. He asks, “Do you know how fast you were driving?”

The best thing to do is to avoid this situation by following all traffic laws. That being said, we all make mistakes, and it is better to be prepared. Here’s a few things that you should know about traffic tickets – and how to fight them.

Drunk driving in New York is not as simple as it seems

Summer seems in full swing up and down the East Coast, and good weather brings more people out onto the roads for sunshine and relaxation. Warm weather also makes it more stylish and enjoyable to have a few drinks, and there are many laws that keep this activity away from the roads.

New York and all other states make it illegal to drive while drinking or while drunk. Some states, including New York and nearby Connecticut, make a legal distinction between driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI).

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