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Common legal defenses for DWI charges

A DWI or DWAI conviction can lead to severe penalties that disrupt your life. You could face fees, a  license suspension and even jail time. If you are dealing with a DWI charge in New York, you have the right to defend yourself and fight for a fair outcome to your case. Illegitimate traffic stops […]

6 elements that should be in your real estate purchase agreement

A purchase agreement contains terms, requirements and prices for the home you wish to purchase. There are many sections filled with information in such an agreement, but here are six basic elements you should expect to find in the contract. 1. Parties and price The first part of any purchase agreement describes the property, gives […]

What is a living trust?

The vast majority of Americans understand the concept of wills and know why they are important. However, particularly if you have many assets, wills are not the only tools available to you. Many Americans choose to place some of their assets in living trusts. Living trusts provide benefits that wills do not, and depending on […]

When should you worry about a torso bruise after a car accident?

If you are ever in a serious motor vehicle accident, you are undoubtedly going to be thankful for your car’s seat belts. After all, according to the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, wearing a seat belt reduces a driver’s risk of dying in a crash by more than 60%. The numbers are similar for front-seat passengers. […]

Can canine saliva be deadly?

Even if you are an animal lover, you probably prefer dogs not to lick your face. After all, canine saliva can be both germy and smelly. If saliva stays on the surface of your skin, though, it is not likely to harm you. The same is not true for saliva that works its way into […]

Should you give money to an adult child who has a disability?

If you are a parent, you want your child to have a fulfilling and happy life. Of course, if your adult son or daughter has a disability, he or she may be virtually incapable of holding down a job. This may lead to a lifetime’s worth of poverty or financial struggles, sadly. According to reporting […]

3 FAQs about DWI charges

Your choice to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs comes with many consequences, both emotionally and financially. If charged with a DWI in New York State, knowing the possible repercussions may help you better handle what comes next. 1. What penalties may I face? New York state takes DWIs seriously. Depending on the […]

Front seatback collapses can be deadly in rear-end accidents

As a caring and responsible parent, you understand that placing your children into size-appropriate car seats is a critical safety measure. After all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using car seats reduces a child’s chances of dying in a motor vehicle accident by more than 80%. You undoubtedly also recognize that putting […]

What are the risks of ignoring a seat belt recall notice?

If you drive a newer General Motors SUV, your family undoubtedly enjoys your vehicle’s spacious interior. Still, while your SUV gives your young passengers some space to move around, they always should wear their seat belts. Indeed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts have prevented more than 50,000 traffic fatalities over the last […]

Where can adults use marijuana legally?

New York drug laws changed to legalize cannabis for adults aged 21 and older. The legislation allows people to legally carry three ounces of dry buds and 24 ounces of a concentrated product. As with other substances, such as cigarettes and alcohol, New York State does place restrictions on where you can use marijuana. Basic rules […]