Young boy on his phone being cyberbullied

Aggravated Harassment: Modern Legal Challenges

Aggravated harassment over the internet, commonly known as cyberbullying, refers to the use of digital technologies, like social media, emails, and messaging platforms, to deliberately and repeatedly harass, threaten, or intimidate individuals. This form of harassment transcends traditional physical boundaries, allowing perpetrators to target victims at any time and place. Cyberbullying...

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Should You Agree To A Breathalyzer Test If Pulled Over By the Police?

Driving while intoxicated is never a good idea, but if you have been drinking and are stopped by the police in New York (including Long Island), the decision of whether to submit to a breathalyzer test is a matter of legal and personal consideration. Understanding the implications of submitting to or refusing...

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Understanding the Legal Distinctions: Charges for Possession vs. Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

In New York, the laws regarding possession and intent to sell drugs are both strict and complex. These laws categorize illegal substances and control their distribution, and the severity of the charges depends on several factors. These include the type and amount of the drug in question, the individual's intent (personal...

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Assault or self defense? Cop car with flashing lights

Self-Defense vs. Assault: Where is the Line Drawn in New York?

In the busy streets and neighborhoods of New York, understanding the boundaries of personal safety and the law is paramount. The distinction between self-defense and assault can sometimes become blurred, especially in tense, rapidly evolving situations. If you're facing assault charges, the stakes are high, and the consequences can be severe. It...

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Lapse in Insurance? Why It May Result in a Suspended License and Registration

The state of New York has strict penalties and consequences if you let your car insurance lapse. These penalties for lapses in insurance coverage are generally in place to encourage continuous coverage and responsible behavior for the sake of public and individual welfare. Here are some of the reasons why penalties can...

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