Bill Cosby has been released from prison. He walks among us again as a free man.   No, it’s not because he already served his sentence. It’s not because he was granted parole from his conviction, either. Nor did Pennsylvania’s Governor grant a pardon or issue clemency. Instead, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s conviction…

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  As part of Nave Law Firm’s efforts to give back to the communities we practice in, our own Derek Andrews took action after reading a Times Union article about a local woman’s plight against a local government who stonewalled her efforts to obtain body camera recordings of an incident that involved her.   In…

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Oregon seems to be leading the way in the war . . . on the war on drugs while New York falls further behind. In a more sizable margin than either Biden or Trump would secure in this election, nearly 59% of citizens in Oregon voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs…

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After receiving notice that your New York driver’s license has been revoked or suspended, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to respond. During this difficult time, it is important to remember that you have the opportunity to fight for your driving privileges. An experienced New York driver’s license attorney can support…

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  Imagine it: You are driving home from a small party at a friend’s house, when suddenly behind you appear the flashing lights of a police vehicle. You pull over to the side of the road. Following a confrontation with law enforcement, you are questioned about how much you had to drink. While most people…

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  Navigating the various legal issues that can arise between family members can be uniquely challenging. According to the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in New York State is 5%, which might be lower than the United States’ divorce rate of 10.9% but is still a significant one. Besides divorce, however, there…

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  New York State permits qualifying residents to own handguns. More specifically, article 400 of New York Penal Law dictates pistol permits. These permits are divided into several types, including business pistol permits, premises permits, and sportsman permits. In most cases, New York residents need the lawyer’s help to obtain a New York State pistol…

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In New York State, you might be able to have your criminal record sealed, provided that certain requirements are met. After all, having a criminal record can present various types of barriers to purchasing a home, securing a new job, obtaining a loan, or renting an apartment. You might be interested in pursuing the option…

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When a person registers and receives a driver’s license in New York, that person also gives implied consent to taking a chemical test in case he or she is ever arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Not only does a person face increased penalties for refusing to participate in a breathalyzer or other chemical test,…

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On August 11, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.4336/A.6163), expanding current seatbelt requirements to passengers in the backseat, regardless of age. The current law governing safety seats and seatbelts is under Vehicle and Traffic Law 1229-C. Current seat belt laws require passengers to wear seatbelts (or be in a child-restraint) if under 16 or…

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