Entries by joemac41

Why I Became A Criminal Attorney

The peaceful (and sometimes unpeaceful) protests during the weekend of May 30 and May 31 surrounding the killing of George Floyd, reminded me why I became a criminal defense attorney. While not all police officers are racists many are. Here is how I know first hand. In the early 1970’s I was an Assistant District […]

Where to Look for a DWI Attorney

Driving while intoxicated denotes driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. Even if there are plenty of people avoiding drinking and driving by taking other options such as calling a taxi, riding the bus or relying on another driver, there are still plenty who are charged with a DWI. Once caught, you will […]

A Traffic Court Lawyer Explains: What Is the Impact of Multiple Traffic Violations?

You’ll frequently hear a traffic court lawyer say that it isn’t your first traffic violation that causes major problems, but the second, third, fourth, and fifth violations. When you have multiple traffic violations on your driving record, the ramifications start to become more serious and far-reaching. It steadily becomes more important to fight a traffic […]

Can a Criminal Lawyer Help You Fight Drug Charges?

Historically, the State of New York has enacted some of the United States’ harshest drug laws. Back in the early 1970’s rising drug use in the state, particularly in and around New York City, led the state legislature to enact a set of punitive laws, which created a mandatory minimum sentence for drug possession and […]

Do Pedestrians Legally Have the Right of Way in New York?

The State of New York averages 300 pedestrian fatalities a year. Many of these unfortunate encounters occur in New York City, with approximately 15,000 pedestrians injured in NYC each year, but accidents occur across the state. A New York traffic lawyer will handle cases involving pedestrians injured everywhere from rural roads to suburban streets. The […]